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Will short-term stress help treat depression and PTSD?

Neurobiology, 31-12-2022

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that stressful situations, if repeated often or are very intense, can lead to the development of disorders such as depression or post-traumatic disorder. It turns out, however, that stress can also be one of the ways to treat such mental problems.

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anioł i diabeł
anioł i diabeł

3 simple ways to increase moral behavior in people

Psychology, 15-12-2022

Most people sometimes behave unethically, and often it is not because they have immoral personalities, but because the situation is conducive to dishonest behavior. It turns out, however, that sometimes in a simple way you can make more people behave morally in a given situation.

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samotny mężczyzna na ciemnej ulicy
samotny mężczyzna na ciemnej ulicy

Depression in men. How is it different from depression in women?

Psychology, 10-12-2022

Depression is diagnosed almost twice as often in women, but men are six times more likely to commit suicide. One of the reasons for such statistics may be atypical symptoms of depression in men, which causes that the disease often goes undiagnosed in them.

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mózg
mózg

We don’t know why we like something – about conscious and implicit attitudes

Psychology, 07-12-2022

Our conscious opinions often differ from our implicit opinions. We don’t know what we like and why we like or dislike something. It seems to us that we judge one feature of the object, while in fact something else matters to us.

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zegar

When the day is too long, i.e. non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder

Neurobiology, 26-11-2022

A non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (non-24), also known as a free-running rhythm, is one type of circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSD). People with this disorder live as if the day had not 24 hours, but, for example, 25 hours. If they can live in harmony with their rhythm, they go to sleep every day and wake […]

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praca zespołowa
praca zespołowa

Working in a group can change your personality

Psychology, 12-09-2022

Although personality is largely genetically determined, it can change to some extent. Many people change gradually over the course of their lives or under the influence of important events such as getting married, divorced, having a child, losing a job, or having an accident. The latest research shows that remote teamwork can also lead to […]

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mężczyzna wydaje opinię
mężczyzna wydaje opinię

How we judge other people – the contrast effect and other mechanisms

Psychology, 29-08-2022

How we judge other people changes under the influence of many factors. An example is the contrast effect, i.e. the dependence of the evaluation of one element on comparison to other elements. For example, men who have seen photos of models evaluate the beauty of their wives worse than men who have not seen photos […]

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naukowiec
naukowiec

The power of other people’s influence – conformism and authority figures

Psychology, 01-06-2022

Many people do not realize how much other people can influence our behavior. Under the influence of the group, we often behave completely irrational, as evidenced, among others, by the study by Asch (1951 as cited in: Tyszka, 1999).

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wspinaczka w wysokich górach
wspinaczka w wysokich górach

Staying at high altitude can cause permanent brain damage

Neurobiology, 29-05-2022

Mountaineers climbing at high altitudes often suffer from altitude sickness, mainly caused by low pressure and hence less oxygen availability. Its symptoms disappear after descending to a lower altitude, but sometimes long-term or even permanent brain dysfunction and damage may occur.

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lotto

Winning the money lottery and happiness

Psychology, 27-05-2022

Do you play Lotto because you hope to win and become happier? Then not only do you spend a lot of money on a game where you can win with a probability of 1 to 14 million, but even if you do win, you probably won’t get happier anyway.

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