Tag Archive: Research

Reading as a way to improve empathy.

New research has suggested that fiction may be more beneficial to use than we realise, by improving empathy and social skills – this may even include television and video games. Keith Oatley, of… Continue reading

Emotion Regulation – World Mental Health Day

So, as it is World Mental Health Day I have decided to write about something that I find very important to mental health and wellbeing; regulating your emotions. Believe it or not, regulating… Continue reading

Music as a Way of Decreasing Perceived Pain in Children

  Music is such a big part of people’s lives – I couldn’t imagine my life without it at all. I have previously posted about how it can be used during therapy sessions… Continue reading

New Research: Pain Relief.

While there has been much research into the physical symptoms of pain, and how to relieve them with medicines and therapies, the emotional effect of things like stress and pain are not as… Continue reading

New Research: Mild Uncertainty Promotes Checking Behavior in Subclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Taken from: psychologicalscience.org Marieke B. J. Toffolo, Marcel A. van den Hout, Ignace T. C. Hooge, Iris M. Engelhard, and Danielle C. Cath Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCDs) will often compulsively check to make… Continue reading

New Research: Expressive Writing Can Impede Emotional Recovery Following Marital Separation

  Taken from: psychologicalscience.org   David A. Sbarra, Adriel Boals, Ashley E. Mason, Grace M. Larson, and Matthias R. Mehl Expressive writing (EW) is a therapeutic exercise in which individuals write about their… Continue reading

How do you Treat Deaf People with Psychological Disorders?

Treating psychological disorders has never been easy, but what about when the patient cannot hear? Members of the Deaf community suffering from psychological disorders need more sensitive treatments in order to avoid any… Continue reading

Is it Time to Get Active?

I found this article on Beyond Blue‘s site this morning, and thought some of you might appreciate it. It isn’t very often that you find help for depression in a diet book, but… Continue reading

Method-Of-Loci as a Tool for Depression.

  Depression is tough, especially when it comes to thinking positively – a crucial part of dealing with issues and problems life may throw at you. But new research has highlighted a memory… Continue reading

Obama’s Brain.

The New Yorker: According to an article on the front page of this morning’s New York Times, the Obama Administration is planning to seek three billion dollars from Congress to map the human… Continue reading

Psychogenic Diseases

For a long time now, an explanation for the development of psychogenic (also known as ‘hysterical’) diseases has seemed impossible. These are diseases that have severe symptoms (such as cramp, or paralysis) but… Continue reading

  • Philippa Berry

    Bsc(Hons) Psychology, Mental and Physical Health at the University of Reading. Interested in Occupational Therapy, and Developmental and Social Psychology.