Brain and Behavior

5 Ways Taking a Dance Class Can Fight Depression

If you’ve struggled with depression, you’ve probably heard the statistics. Depression affects more than 350 million people worldwide, and women are 2-3 times more likely to be diagnosed than men. It can be triggered by a major life event, or can arrive without warning. More than just “the blues,” it can take the joy out of everyday life, leaving you feeling empty and unmotivated. 

For some people, psychotherapy or prescription medication can help alleviate the symptoms. But have you considered dancing?
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Anxiety and Panic

Psychology Around the Net: March 11, 2017


Happy Saturday, sweet readers!

Well, depending on where you live in the world, you'll be "springing forward" late tonight (or early tomorrow -- just depends on how you look at it). Soon, the sun will start rising earlier and setting later (which is great news for many people who deal with the most common type of seasonal affective disorder), but before we reap the benefits of more sunlight, we first must adjust to "losing" an hour of our day.

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Creativity

Robots R Us

"[In the future] your own brain might end up being the last place you search for information." — Phil Libin (CEO, Evernote)


High-tech scenarios of sinister robots replacing humans (once-imagined in the pages of pulp sci-fi) have returned to haunt our mortal consciousness.

Bill Gates and others fear that artificial intelligence could supplant the human genius that created it.


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Creativity

How Travel Can Benefit Our Mental Health

Ever feel like you are stuck in a rut? Taking a vacation and having a change of scenery, even if it is just a couple of hours down the road, can work wonders, and it has been scientifically proven that travel provides a number of benefits to your mental health. Just one trip away could help change your outlook on life for the better -- here are a few reasons why it may be worth packing your suitcase.
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Creativity

A Wood-Chopping Process

Meet Psych Central’s odd(est) couple -- Gretchen Rubin and Nick Saban.

Rubin is a New York Times best-selling author, producing self-improvement tomes like The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Saban is Alabama’s head football coach, collecting national championships like you and I collect stamps. Or parking tickets.  
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Creativity

Learning from Kids: How to Connect with Your Inner Child

As adults we generally think that children learn from us in a variety of ways. That notion is certainly right because children see everything we do, and absorb all of these life lessons about how to behave, (hopefully like a decent human being) and even think in this world by observing us on a daily basis. Recent research has emerged which proves that even our emotional responses as...
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