Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychologists discover a gene's link to optimism, self-esteem

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA life scientists have identified for the first time a particlular gene's link to optimism, self-esteem and "mastery," the belief that one has control over one's own life -- three critical psychological ...

Health

Some veggies each day keeps the stress blues away

Published today in the British Medical Journal Open, the longitudinal study of more than 60,000 Australians aged 45 years and above measured participants fruit and vegetable consumption, lifestyle factors and psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Only 25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs.

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