Psychology Around the Net: January 9, 2016
This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest info on the relationship between social networks and your health, the danger behind e-cigarette ads and teen addiction, why mental health first aid is as important as CPR, and more.
(Oh, and as a bonus, we found five free adult coloring book apps for you to try!)
Social Networks As Important As Exercise, Diet Across the Span of Our Lives: Recent research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests social relationships reduce certain health risks at each life stage.
Trying to Make Mental Health First Aid As Familiar As CPR: Says Laira Roth, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s project manager for Mental Health First Aid, “The truth of the matter is that you are more likely to encounter someone who is experiencing a behavioral health condition or crisis.”
Here’s What to Do If You Have ‘Pleasure Anxiety’: Many people who suffer from anxiety are all too familiar with how difficult it is to experience pleasure because of, well, the anxiety; however, are you familiar with “pleasure anxiety,” the anxiety caused by having — or thinking about having — pleasure?
7 Things You Should Know About Seasonal Depression and Light Therapy: Yes, technically the days are getting longer now, but we’re not out of the dark just yet (OK, pun intended). Check out this list of information about seasonal depression and one of its most common treatment methods, light therapy.
Are E-Cigarette Ads Encouraging Teen Addiction? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are concerned that e-cigarette advertisements, which “often use themes like rebellion and sex,” could result in teen addiction to smoking.
5 Adult Coloring Book Apps That Put Artistic Stress Reduction at Your Fingertips: By now, we’ve all at least heard of those coloring books for adults that are supposed to help with stress management. (Need to catch up? Check out what CNN has to say about these coloring books and mental health.) Now, you don’t have to lug around those books, crayons, pens, pencils, and whatever else to get your coloring on; Bustle has compiled a list of five apps (yay technology!) that allows you to color wherever you are. (Oh, and they’re free.)
Sparks, A. (2016). Psychology Around the Net: January 9, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 9, 2016, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2016/01/09/psychology-around-the-net-january-9-2016/