Delay Discounting at the core of Impulsive Behaviour

By The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Delay Discounting in Impulsive Behaviour 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 … 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.

Anxiety: Five Major Types of Anxiety Disorders

by The Studio of Mental Health and Psychology Anxiety is a primary emotion that has long been considered an adaptive resource for danger and threats. Charles Darwin maintained that fear reactions are essentially the product of natural selection. Sigmund Freud saw fear and anxiety as aversive and universally experienced emotions distinct from other negative emotions. He … Continue reading Anxiety: Five Major Types of Anxiety Disorders

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