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The Effect Of Social Media On Mental Health And Well-beingThe effect of social media on mental health is complex and it depends a lot on the type of social media activity, real-life conditions, and type of interactions. Here is a summary of research on the psychological effects (positive & negative) of social media use on depression, anxiety, well-being, and social cognition.
Women typically do mental tasks better in warm rooms: Heat affects cognition and equalityThere are sex differences and equality concerns in the link between ambient room temperature and cognitive performance. Men and women have different thermal comfort preferences. Women perform better at higher temperatures than men. Studies support the idea that office temperatures should be female-centric.5
Musical Earworms: Why songs stick in the head & how to dispel themEarworms (or Involuntary musical imagery) are involuntary and repetitive perceptions of a particular musical sound in the absence of an external version of that sound. This post explores the psychology and neuroscience of why songs get stuck in the head and how you can extinguish the musical hallucinations.4
Procrastinating with your Phone? Here's why & how to stop it.Procrastinating important work by using the phone is a major problem. Here is a psychological explanation for procrastinatory phone & media use and ways to overcome phone addiction, dependency, and related procrastination.
People Believe In Astrology To Cope With Stress, Uncertainty, & ConflictA number of psychological processes explain why people believe in astrology. Research shows that a belief in horoscopes and fortune-telling comes from coping with stress, self-identity, self-concept, and uncertainty in life-events.1
You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!We procrastinate because of poor emotion regulation. Instead of addressing the anxiety associated with completing the task and then doing it, we engage in pleasurable tasks to delay the anxiety. This piles up when motivation kicks in and conflicts us. Here are scientific solutions to overcome procrastination.