Revealed: The Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful

If you want to get pumped up before a big event, what type of music should you choose? Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing…

Brain Activity Boosted By These Childhood Activities

Greater brain activity seen in the prefrontal cortex, an area vital for the brain’s higher functions. Making art activates the brain’s reward pathways, new research finds. Doodling in particular boosts the blood flow through the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex…

What Your Toilet Paper Reveals About Your Personality

This is the closest PsyBlog gets to toilet humour. Do you hang your toilet roll with the end of the paper hanging ‘over’ or with the end hanging ‘under’? According to a survey by Dr Gilda Carle, ‘over’ people are…

The Very Best Learning Method Is Not Taught To Students Or Teachers

The one learning technique which works best is the one that students use the least. Spreading out learning over time is one of the most effective strategies. So-called ‘distributed practice’ means breaking up learning into short sessions. People learn better…

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE PARENTING

Do you have an idea about the principles of positive parenting? The basis of positive parenting lies on five principles: respect, attachment, empathetic leadership, positive discipline, and proactive parenting. These principles are involved in building a strong bond...

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