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World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is a day to raise awareness of the effects mental illness has on millions of people’s lives across the world, and to help educate and inform us all.
‘Mindfulness’ is a word we hear a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? Find out what it is, what the benefits of mindfulness are and how you can start to practise it.
Listen to someone getting advice from a friend to practise and improve your listening skills.
Listen to the talk about motivation to practise and improve your listening skills.
Listen to the introduction of a psychology lecture to practise and improve your listening skills.
There's more behind the International Day of Happiness than you might think. Find out more by reading the article and answering the questions.
Which information is more important to the human brain: what we see or what we feel? Watch a psychologist trying to answer this question with a simple demonstration.
The emotion of fear is essential for humans to survive. So why is it that babies have no fear of snakes?
Is it a bad thing if children tell lies? Scientists don't think so. This short video explains why.
My friend is afraid of spiders. This isn't very unusual; a lot of people are afraid of spiders. But my friend isn't just afraid of spiders, she is totally, completely and utterly terrified of them …
Alberto took one look at his new neighbours and knew that his life was going to get more difficult. There they were, two of them, as big and as noisy as their car – and smelly and stupid as well.
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