Are Smarter People More Prone to Mental Illness? Why high IQ can lead to an increased risk of anxiety and depression. A survey of nearly 4000 people from MENSA (people who have an IQ of over 130) has found that up to ...
October 26, 2021Hugh
The popular behaviour that increases anxiety While fear is a response to a real threat, anxiety is a response to a perceived threat. If an attacker is chasing you fear is the right response. However, if you’re often scared about being ...
October 19, 2021Hugh
How to change your personality and be happier Psychologists have discovered that it is possible to change your personality. A study in the journal of personality research has found that the three most popular changes people want to make to their ...
October 12, 2021Hugh
The Most Powerful Mood Lifting Drug Drugs like Prozac and Ecstasy that can lift mood do so because they activate a particular chemical in the brain called serotonin. But it turns out that something else activates serotonin even more effectively. British scientist, ...
September 28, 2021Hugh
The Quality Rated Highest in Leaders What do people most want from their leaders? A Harvard study surveyed the teams of 195 leaders from 30 global organisations in 15 countries. Researchers found that what people wanted most was “high ethical and moral ...
September 21, 2021Hugh
Why Bad Relationships Get Repeated Do you find yourself repeating bad relationship patterns? According to a study on over 500 people, reported in the Journal of Family Psychology, while relationships often start out differently, the middle part tends to repeat the ...
September 14, 2021Hugh
Double Your Chances of Success You’re more likely to adopt a new habit if you do this. You know you need to eat healthier, exercise, meditate or work on your business but you don’t. Most people know what to do but don’t ...
September 7, 2021Hugh
The Weird Thing High Achievers Do. We’ve been taught the key to success is visualizing the accomplishment of our goals. In fact, research by Gabriele Oettingen, professor of psychology at New York University has found that too much positive visualization reduces ...
August 31, 2021Hugh
How to Predict Divorce with 94% Accuracy Imagine there was a test that could predict if you were going to get divorced. There is and it’s 94% accurate! All couples disagree, often about the same things. Professor Gottman has found it’s not ...
August 24, 2021Hugh
This Sleep Habit Cuts Depression Risk By 40% Going to bed and waking earlier can reduce the risk of depression by 40%. The benefits are greatest for people going to bed late. For example, if you usually go to bed at 1am and ...
August 17, 2021Hugh