According to new work in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes, in any given week, your perception is tied more to your expectations than to reality. Dr. Samantha Joel at Western University and her colleagues found that people who expected plenty of positive behavior from their partner perceived more of it. Those with low expectations, though, failed to recognize when their partner was making more of an effort. >>read more via BPS
via Medscape Medical News: Probiotics an Effective Adjunct to Antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder
via British Psychological Society: Reappraisal strategy for regulating emotions can also boost creativity.
Participants who were not naturally creative thinkers showed an increase in creativity after using cognitive reappraisal to regulate their emotions.
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A new analysis from the Columbia Mass Murder Database (CMMD) sheds fresh light on the debate over whether mental illness or easy access to guns is the key driver of mass shootings. The findings, which are published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, show that most perpetrators of mass school shootings are young, White men without serious mental illness.
Read more via Medscape Psychiatry.
Researchers propose a conceptual model (the COURAGE model) of personal recovery after attempted suicide that focuses on nonclinical factors such as helping people find meaning and purpose in their lives. READ MORE...
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