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How can telling a story about a complex topic or idea help people remember the facts more easily?
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When can being overly sensitive be beneficial? When can it cause problems?
HSPs can respond more intensely to sounds or crowds; ‘I keep tissues handy at all times’
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Why does thinking of something greater than yourself make you more cooperative? 
Inducing a sense of awe in people can promote altruistic, helpful and positive social behavior.
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Why do some athletes, performers or students choke under pressure?
Our performance in the clutch might hinge on how we think about winning and losing.
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“…a buzz or beep or flashing light is tapping into [your] threat detection system.” What do you do to stay focused and not let your gadgets distract you?
Yes—and you're probably suffering from phantom text syndrome, too.
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Why is anger so closely linked with other mental health issues? Our tips for controlling your anger before it controls you: http://on.apa.org/H0jIlj
The tendency for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to lash out in anger can be significantly amplified if they are also depressed.
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Is it possible to get “drunk” on … a brain chemical? More on how oxytocin affects your behavior.
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Today bloggers are joining us for Mental Health Month Blog Day to help promote mental health care and to decrease stigma about mental illness.

Share this image to show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month and the blog day. Learn more: http://on.apa.org/ZSc5IG #mhblogday
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How can focusing on their strengths, assets and abilities help older adults be more resilient?
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What could account for the shift in how many teens smoke and are depressed? Are public health education campaigns working to change attitudes and behaviors?
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How have methods to recognize, treat and prevent bullying changed over the years?
A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future research.
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How does having impulsive, emotional reactions in addition to calm, logical judgments help you make better decisions?
Different parts of the brain judge violent situations, depending on whether they were intentional or unintentional, Robert M. Sapolsky says.
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Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 122,500 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.