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Psychology Around the Net: April 28, 2018

Even if you’re not a cat person, it might benefit your mental health to adopt a feline mentality!

Along with the benefits of thinking like a cat, this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at new studies regarding dark chocolate and mental health, the link between allergic conditions and mental illness, a mindfulness exercises for attitude reflection, and more.

How to Think Like a Cat, With Humorist Stéphane Garnier: The latest from The Upgrade (Lifehacker’s podcast) features Stephane Garnier, author of How to Think Like a Cat, and discusses why adopting a feline mentality can help us build self-confidence, trust our intuition, learn to say no, and more.

Dark Chocolate Consumption Reduces Stress and Inflammation: Rejoice! The findings from not one — but two — new studies show that eating dark chocolate can reduce stress and inflammation and improve your memory, mood, and immunity.

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude: Take a few minutes to mindfully read these hard truths about your attitude and the explanations and ways you can adjust it, and then practice the attitude reflection exercise.

Common Allergic Conditions Linked to Mental Health: A new, large-scale study has uncovered a link between mental health and eczema, hay fever, and asthma–specifically, a link between these allergy conditions and an increased risk of developing mental illnesses.

Could Personality Tests One Day Replace Credit Scores? Tripp Rockwell of DNA Behavior thinks so, claiming we all have ingrained biases and looking at those instead of relying wholly on our credit reports could give lenders a better picture of where we stand with our finances.

5 Warning Signs of Workplace Burnout and What to Do about It: It’s common to experience some work-related stress from time to time, but when it gets to be too much you’re at risk for burnout which can affect not only your job performance and career but also your physical and mental health. Here are some warning signs you’re teetering on being more than just stressed and tips on how to handle it.

Psychology Around the Net: April 28, 2018

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2018). Psychology Around the Net: April 28, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 30, 2020, from
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