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What is intelligence?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Shane McSweeney | September 26 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
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Intelligence, and what it means to be ‘intelligent’, is a tricky concept to define. It may be the ability to solve math problems, understanding how to move in the space around us effectively or understanding how other people think and feel. Everyone seems to hold their own view of what intelligence is. Current understanding seems to […]

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Switch it Off and Take a Break from Technology

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | September 22 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Technology has become an important part of our lives, and why not!? It is amazing what we can do on our smartphones. We use them to communicate to different people across the world, to answer those niggling questions, find out directions as well as influencing the way we shop, exercise, and entertain ourselves. However, it’s […]

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Supporting someone with mental health difficulties

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | September 20 2017 |
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It can be extremely difficult to see someone we know and care about suffering due to mental health difficulties. We can often feel powerless to help them because we may not understand what is going on or know what we should do or say.If you suspect that someone you know may have a mental health […]

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Nutrition: What you eat affects your Mental Health

Nutrition- What you eat affects your Mental Health

When we make healthy food choices, we feel accomplished knowing that our bodies are benefiting from our decision. But did you know that our mental health is also equally as effected by the foods we eat?  Studies have found that the severity and duration of depression may be affected by nutrition. Poor appetite, skipping meals […]

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Coping with and Managing your Anxiety

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | August 2 2017 |
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It’s safe to say, if you don’t worry or feel nervous now and again, you must not be human!? Feeling anxious is one hundred percent a normal reaction to stressful events and situations. However, when these feelings of dread and worry are unfocused, overwhelming, recurring, and are not directly linked to stressful events, there may […]

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OCD- What is it, and how can it be managed?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 14 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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When you think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) you may picture someone who constantly washes their hands, or who must have the house perfect at all times. However, there’s a lot more to OCD than you may think. According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5) “OCD is characterized by […]

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Brain Health – How You Can Prevent Cognitive Decline

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | July 7 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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What is cognition? The word comes from the Latin root cognoscere, which means “to know”.  Cognitive decline is a normal feature of the ageing process. It happens at different times in your life and you may notice it in different ways. Although it is age related for some people, the exact reason for cognitive decline […]

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Are People Born Evil?

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | June 30 2017 | | Tags:
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The debate of ‘Nurture V’s Nature’ has been going around and around for many years. This debate questions the amount to which certain traits are a product of either inherited (i.e. genetic) or acquired (i.e. learned) characteristics. Nature can be defined as the ‘pre-wiring’ and is influenced by genetic and biological factors. Nurture is commonly […]

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Mindfulness for the Workplace

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Alannagh Kelly | June 23 2017 |
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Work can be a demanding atmosphere. We may have lots of commitments, deadlines and various other pressures. We can often get caught up in the hustle and bustle of work. Before you know it, you find yourself physically tensed up and holding your breath trying to get through the mountains of work you have ahead […]

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Heuristics – How We Make Decisions and Assumptions

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | June 9 2017 | | Tags: , , ,
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Have you ever stopped to think about how many decisions you actually made today? What should you have for breakfast? What should you wear today? Should you drive or take the bus? Should you exercise or go out for drinks later? We make decisions and judgements every day. If we had to stop and analyse […]

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