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Visualization in technical sports: internal or external?

Psychology, 24-05-2021

Visualization is one of the mental techniques helpful in acquiring new motor skills. It can be from the perspective of oneself (internal visualization) or from the perspective of an external observer (external visualization). Which one is more effective?

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wspinaczka

Affect regulation and risk-taking in extreme sports

Psychology, 23-03-2021

Extreme sports are by definition risky, but any such sport can be practiced in a more or less safe way. Some try to minimize the risk, while others undertake activities that are associated with a higher risk of an accident. What distinguishes more risky people?

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skok base jumping
skok base jumping

Mental strategies in extreme sports

Psychology, Skydiving, 10-03-2021

The psyche is important in every sport, but extreme sports are distinguished by a high risk of an accident, also fatal. How do people who practice such sports deal with this threat and what mental techniques do they use to achieve success?

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trzy kobiety robią selfie z dziubkami
trzy kobiety robią selfie z dziubkami

Selfie: Hardly anyone likes them, but almost everyone does

Psychology, 02-01-2021

When asked whether they prefer to watch their friends’ selfies or ordinary photos on social networks, most users say that they prefer ordinary photos. They see their friends taking pictures of themselves as narcissistic, but they also take pictures of themselves… How to explain this paradox?

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smog w warszawie

Smog can negatively affect brain development in children

Neurobiology, 01-01-2021

Air pollution has a negative impact not only on the respiratory and circulatory systems, but also on the nervous system, and children are particularly vulnerable. Pollution causes inflammation of the nerve tissue and may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

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para starająca się o dziecko
para starająca się o dziecko

Fertility neurobiology, or how stress influences fertilization difficulties

Neurobiology, 27-12-2020

It is well known that long-term stress leads to many disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders, cardiovascular diseases, weakened immunity, and reduced fertility. However, it is also known that we are different from each other. Some of us are more resistant to stress and others are more sensitive. The same events in one person will […]

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na szczycie góry
na szczycie góry

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger or post-traumatic growth

Psychology, 15-12-2020

Traumatic events are always associated with negative emotions and sometimes result in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, they also often lead to positive changes in the perception of one’s life and to the development of personality, which in psychology is called post-traumatic growth.

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bakterie jelitowe
bakterie jelitowe

Abnormal gut microbiota can contribute to anxiety disorders and depression

Neurobiology, 06-12-2020

The human body is home to nearly 100 quintillion bacteria that are essential to health. Their role in digestion is widely known, but recent studies have shown that the intestinal flora also plays an important role in brain function and may play a role in the development of anxiety and mood disorders.

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zakochana para na łące
zakochana para na łące

How to deal with the stress of infertility?

Psychology, 11-11-2020

In couples trying to conceive, infertility is always stressful. It makes it difficult or impossible to fulfill the important role of a parent, often disturbs relationships with friends and family, causes embarrassment, emotional disorders, and sometimes depression. Stress can be dealt with in various ways, and the strategy adopted influences the level of stress by […]

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smutna para kobieta i mężczyzna
smutna para kobieta i mężczyzna

Infertility is not only a medical problem

Psychology, 11-11-2020

The beginning of trying for a baby is almost always associated with positive emotions. The couple is excited, does not anticipate any problems and believes that soon they will be able to enjoy the pregnancy and then the birth of the desired child. But sometimes months pass – a few, then a dozen or so […]

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