Clinical Psychology & Mental Health

Do Different Addictions Have the Same Risk Factors?

From substance use to compulsive behaviors, addiction can take a variety of forms. Given that range of possible addictions, psychology researchers are still trying to figure out the extent to which different ...
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An Intervention for Imposter Syndrome

Do you feel like a fraud? Well, you might be for all I know. I’m not in a position to say that you aren’t. But there’s another possible explanation: you might have ...
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Study Shows Uptick in Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms During Lockdown

In March, as public health officials around the world were dialing up measures against COVID-19’s spread, a group of researchers published an article in The Lancet highlighting the potential psychological consequences of ...
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Writing Therapy to Develop “Good” Rumination

Repetitively turning over negative thoughts, or ruminating, is a behavior that has been explored as a target for therapy in conditions like depression. After all, it’s not hard to imagine that getting ...
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Reflecting on Life Lessons Can Help With Aging

In a general sense, life looks the same for all of us: stuff happens to us. We learn from that stuff, sometimes. We get older. Ideally, we have a sense that there’s ...
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Envy Might Drive Some of Social Media’s Mental Health Effects

Social media has facilitated both new ways of connecting with others and new ways of tallying how our lives stack up against theirs. In the twenty-first century, keeping up with the Joneses ...
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Psychopaths Don’t Care About Cute Animals

Above is a picture of a very cute kitten. Surely that picture warms your heart. If you don’t look at that picture and go "aww," what kind of person are you, a ...
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The Mental Health Unknowns of COVID-19

For people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant a major disruption to familiar ways of life. With changes being implemented rapid-fire in response to the immediate need to slow the ...
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Crochet, Crafts and Mental Health

If you’re looking for a new hobby to take up, consider crochet. Why? The results of a recently published study from researchers in Australia give some possible reasons. In that study, the ...
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Internet Haters Might Be Psychopaths

Spend much time on the internet, and you’ll see that online comment sections can easily degenerate into a swirling, toxic stew of humanity’s worst impulses. Which makes them a perfect subject of ...
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