March 2007

Affectionate Writing Can Reduce Cholesterol

29 March 2007

According to new research, writing down affectionate thoughts about close friends and family can reduce your cholesterol levels.

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Top Ten Studies, Encephalon #19, 1,000+ Subscribers

26 March 2007

Thanks to everyone who has voted so far in the Top Ten Psychology studies.

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Seven Ways Music Influences Mood

26 March 2007

Good music has direct access to the emotions. As such it’s a fantastic tool for tweaking our moods.

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Communicating Persuasively: Email or Face-to-Face?

24 March 2007

Our intuitive understanding is that face-to-face communication is the most persuasive, but it isn’t always true.

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Why It’s OK To Be Depressed Sometimes

21 March 2007

The modern Western mindset has it that depression is an abnormal state. That when you’re a bit down, it means you have a medical problem that requires treatment.

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Discover the Perfect Musical Performance

19 March 2007

As the oboe’s ‘tuning A’ fades, the lights go down, a hush spreads across the audience, the conductor raises his baton, bringing it down with a flourish.

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Sigmund Freud and Unconscious Mental Processes

16 March 2007

“We are effectively cognitive icebergs with most of our ‘thoughts’ occurring below the water line.”

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