Urban Green Space 3-30-300 Rule Mental Health Benefits Tested

Longer life expectancy, fewer mental health issues, and improved cognitive functioning are just a few of the many well-known health advantages of urban green space. The amount of green space required, however, to improve people’s health is still up for debate. The 3-30-300 green space rule and better mental health have been compared in a…

Attachment Theory Myths And Misunderstandings

Attachment theory is almost everywhere. In magazines and books, in the news, on social media and in our conversations with each other. Originally rooted in developmental psychology, the theory explains how we form and maintain close relationships in order to survive and thrive in the environment we are born into. It was quickly picked up…

Pandemic Stresses Physically Altered Adolescents’ Brains

Reports of anxiety and depression in adults increased by more than 25% in 2020 compared to previous years. Recently published findings suggest that the pandemic’s neurological and mental health effects on adolescents may have been even worse. According to the research, pandemic-related stressors physically altered teenagers’ brains, making their brain structures appear several years older…

Proportional Reasoning In Math Enhanced By Cognitive Flexibility

Many activities require proportional reasoning, such as adjusting the amount of ingredients in a recipe or calculating distance travelled as a function of speed using ratios and proportions. Certain intuitive conceptions of proportions can mislead students and impede their learning in school settings. A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) demonstrates that multiple categorizations…

When Emotional Reappraisal Can Heighten Creativity

Researchers found that after practicing “emotional reappraisal.” conventional thinkers, those who rank low on openness to new ideas and experiences, came up with more creative ideas than their peers. Emotional reappraisal is when you look at a situation from a different emotional point of view. For example, you might try to see something that makes…

Adverse Childhood Experiences Significantly Impact Physical and Mental Health

The social environments we grow up in are very important to our health and happiness as adults. Most Americans (67%) say they went through at least one traumatic event when they were young. A new study using phenome-wide association analyses shows that these events have a big effect on our health risks as adults. Obesity…

Loneliness And Depression Languages Diverge On Social Media

Loneliness can be a symptom of depression as well as a risk factor. When working with people who have both problems, mental health professionals have to figure out how the two problems relate to each other while also recognizing and treating each problem on its own. Both the general public and those with mental health…

Empathic Disequilibrium – Better Tool For Predicting Autistic Traits?

Empathic disequilibrium is a new index combining two different types of empathy. The theory was proposed by a research team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as a method of predicting autism and autistic traits. It is believed that affective and cognitive processes are both involved in the capacity to empathize with others. The degree…