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Positive Reappraisal of a Traumatic Experience Enables Recovery From Trauma and Facilitates Post-Traumatic Growth

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology An excellent study by Quan et al. (2022) on the relationship between childhood trauma and post-traumatic growth shows that acceptance is a technique that plays a critical mediating role between childhood traumatic experiences and post-traumatic growth, a positive life change. It also demonstrates that positive reappraisal of trauma … Continue reading Positive Reappraisal of a Traumatic Experience Enables Recovery From Trauma and Facilitates Post-Traumatic Growth

Counselling an Abusive Relationship

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Counselling an Abusive Relationship Is Mutual Partner Abuse a Myth? Abuse is essentially about an imbalance of control and power. In an abusive relationship, one partner has more power and control than the other. Thus, the notion of "mutual'' abuse is highly questionable. Whereas ”mutual” partner abuse might be … Continue reading Counselling an Abusive Relationship

Delay Discounting at the Core of Impulsive Behaviour

By The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology addiction counselling Delay Discounting One of the main features of impulsivity is dysfunctional decision making. In impulsive dysfunctional decision making, immediate rewards (e.g. satisfying effects of alcohol or drug use, avoiding/escaping emotional or physical suffering/pain, anxiety) are preferred over more substantial but delayed adverse consequences (e.g. relationship … Continue reading Delay Discounting at the Core of Impulsive Behaviour

“Having the big five traits of the rich can help you become rich”, a new study says. Test your big five personality traits here.

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Matching the prototypical personality profile of the rich may contribute to a higher chance of becoming rich. A new study shows there is a critical difference between the personality traits of the rich and the rest of the people. Lower Neuroticism, higher Risk Tolerance, Extraversion, Openness and Conscientiousness mark … Continue reading “Having the big five traits of the rich can help you become rich”, a new study says. Test your big five personality traits here.

Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received?

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received? Here is why: Research indicates that the effects of a reinforcer and punisher on human behaviour are not equally opposing.   Punishing effects of losses on choice behaviour are 2-3 times more potent than … Continue reading Did you know that a penny lost is valued more highly than a penny received?

Cognitive Motivation as a Resource for Depression Treatment

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Depressive symptoms interfere with self-regulating and cognitive abilities. Individuals suffering from depression have to deal with deficient emotion regulation and cognitive control that manifest in rumination and cognitive bias.  Managing the deficits requires cognitive endeavour and motivation. Cognitive motivation has remarkably been found to positively influence emotion regulation … Continue reading Cognitive Motivation as a Resource for Depression Treatment

The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Nutrition, lifestyle and insufficient physical activity to control body weight are making the global population more vulnerable to obesity. The obese body abnormally accumulates adipose tissues, including white adipose tissue (WAT), which aberrantly generates and secretes adipokines (substances that exert autocrine, paracrine or endocrine effects on processes in … Continue reading The Role of Obesity in Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease

Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Robust evidence from animal models of Alzheimer's disease (AD) maintains that aerobic exercise is a modifying treatment for AD. Human research, however, is limited with inconsistent findings. The present study demonstrates that aerobic exercise reduces the progression of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and may reduce degeneration of the hippocampus in older adults with AD. The … Continue reading Aerobic Exercise May Reduce Brain Degeneration in Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Secure Attachment in Adulthood as a Cure for Mental Ill-Health

Formation or regeneration of a sense of security in adults who experienced traumatic insecure attachment in childhood enhances resilience and improves psychological well-being. An instinctive drive for attachment is our fundamental survival mechanism in early childhood.[1] Attachment behaviour is any action intended for getting a response from the desired person, someone who is usually wiser … Continue reading Secure Attachment in Adulthood as a Cure for Mental Ill-Health