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Why is it fun to be frightened?

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Our findings suggest that going through an extreme haunted attraction provides gains similar to choosing to run a 5K race or tackling a difficult climbing wall

FRIGHT NIGHT. Some people enjoy getting frightened. Image from Shutterstock

Why it's so hard to #DeleteFacebook: Constant psychological boosts keep you hooked

Mar 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Here’s why it’s so hard, as a social network user, to pull the plug once and for all

FACEBOOK. The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

Duterte spokesman describes Chief Justice Sereno as ‘may tama’

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:59 PM

Harry Roque cites an interpretation of the Chief Justice's psychological test that even the Psychological Association of the Philippines has deemed questionable

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno visit law student in University of Baguio . Photo by Mau victa

[OPINION] A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

Mar 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.

Postpartum depression

Psychologists: 'Misleading' to say Sereno failed psych evaluation

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines seeks to 'clarify the function of psychological assessments and the diagnosis of psychological conditions'

NO PASS OR FAIL. The Philippine's association of psychologists says one's psyhological evaluation cannot be used as a basis for competence at work. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Can a psych report be used in the Sereno impeachment?

Mar 01, 2018 - 8:30 PM

A clinical psychologist says psychological assessments – in the case of candidate Rodrigo Duterte then and Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno now – should only be used for their intended purpose

[Two Pronged] Voyeurism and more

Feb 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's letter sender asks our columnists if her husband's voyeurism is related to depression and anxiety

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Are psych exam results relevant in Sereno impeachment?

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte moves to subpoena the psychological exam reports of all sitting Supreme Court justices to make a point about irrelevance of the issue

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. House Justice Committee chair Reynaldo Umali leads the House justice committee hearing to determine probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Are children simply adults waiting to happen?

Nov 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?

Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too – study

Nov 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

In a study covering more than 800,000 people, researchers found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 40%

Think about this when you are bored

Nov 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Being bored is not a simple matter

In a time of 'pervasive' violence, build 'caring communities' for children

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Clinical psychologist Maria Lourdes Carandang says parents should be good role models to their kids to counter what is happening in Philippine society today

'PLIGHT OF CHILDREN.' Clinical psychologist Lourdes Carandang delivers her lecture at the Ateneo Professional Schools on October 25. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The surprising effect of rituals

Oct 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us

How Sereno answered her impeachment complaint

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:02 PM

None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador

VERIFIED ANSWER. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno files an 85-page verified answer before the House of Representatives explaining point-by-point why the impeachment complaint against her must be dismissed.

VIRAL: UP student studying biology while in rally

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:18 AM

'We uphold honor and excellence in both our academics and our love for our nation,' says Dani Ting, the 3rd year UP psychology student in the viral photo

Why you talk to yourself and why you answer back

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Do we perform better when we hear ourselves verbalize an instruction meant for ourselves in the first place?

The tyranny of facial impressions

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How far have we taken our reliance on our impressions of faces?

Buying your time

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What is the place of money in terms of getting us to feel we have gained or saved time?

When the brain signals 'love'

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What do the brains of faithful lovers look like?

Humans are the slowest to mature

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Compared to other creatures our childhood is prolonged and our teenage behavior seems to stay even longer with humans Why?

Denying husbands sex is abuse – Malaysian MP

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Lawmaker Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from Terengganu state in Malaysia s Muslim heartland also says denying a Muslim man the chance to marry a second wife amounts to abuse

'Googlefeel' maps

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What if cities were mapped according to how you felt as you navigated it?

The secret behind great conversations

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of our encounters with others define who we are and who we become?

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an understanding that other countries had in the 1970s says a psychologist

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism

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Jun 21, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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AFP downplayed ISIS threat as part of psychological ops – Año

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

AFP chief General Eduardo Año cites an order to the military to downplay news or information on ISIS so as not to give them recognition and fan the flames of rebellion

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE. AFP Chief General Eduardo Año is a veteran intelligence officer who scored big arrests of communist leaders. Photo from Malacañang

DepEd provides psych first aid for displaced Marawi students

Jun 17, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The assistance is being conducted in Lanao del Sur Lanao del Norte and Iligan City schools where most of the displaced students are enrolled

ASSISTANCE. The Department of Education provides psychological first aid to students displaced by the conflict in Marawi. Photo from the Department of Education

The pursuit of passion and how it can be wrong

May 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Passion needs to be reframed The original passion of passion as it were was to suffer in view of something greater and beyond the self

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation

COMMUNITY FACILITATORS. By the end of the training, volunteers from the Diocese of Caloocan and Our Lady of Assumption Parish are set to implement the modules in their communities. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The cost of smartphones: a shrunken brain

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] With the kind of mobile phone dependence that many humans have grown what effects does it have on the structure of our brains?

Music is the same as love and sex

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] Music as far as the brain is concerned is like love It is as fundamental as food and sex

The secret ingredient in medical science

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] How does the placebo effect and a doctor s demeanor affect a patient s recovery? Here s what scientists found out

Our fact-resistant brains

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If we are not able to change our minds light never gets in

The science of 'hugot'

Jan 06, 2017 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Where do our emotional hugots come from?

2016 top science stories: Spacetime ripples, feathered dinos, a 'fairy' in space

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:00 PM

What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months

Tantangan implementasi Pertolongan Pertama Psikologis pasca bencana alam

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Penulis mengunjungi Aceh pasca gempa 6 5 SR pada 7 Desember 2016 silam Apa saja permasalahan yang dihadapi oleh para penyintas dan bagaimana solusinya?

PENGUNGSI. Anak pengungsi korban gempa menjalani perawatan medis di RSUD Pidie Jaya, Aceh, pada 14 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Rahmad/kye/16

Blowin’ out a bad memory

Dec 16, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Most often a bad memory is not just one blow – it could be a string of them making it difficult for us to realize we can opt out

Don't sleep on it: Going to bed mad makes it worse

Nov 30, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Study co author: This study suggests that there is certain merit in this age old advice: Do not go to bed angry

Your branded brain

Oct 21, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] As the daily target of brands do you know how these affect your brain and how you choose?

Go ahead, daydream!

Oct 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

[Science Solitaire] Do we remember less if we daydream more? The answers are not so simple

The things that divide us

Sep 23, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What draws the line between who is us and who is them ?

Boredom was hardest part of Mars simulation – NASA crew

Aug 30, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The experiment did not test the process of growing food but was aimed primarily at the psychological study of the crew

'BACK' ON EARTH. In this handout video grab image obtained from the University of Hawaii on August 29, 2016 shows Sheyna E. Gifford (3-L), Andrzej Steward (2-R) and Cyprien Verseux (R), members of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Crew who went into isolation for 365 days to assist in NASA's planning of a mission to Mars, emerging from the dome where they have spent the past year on the northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii. University of Hawaii/Handout/AFP

Your brain shows love is not a feeling

Jul 01, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] With empathy do you really feel other people s pain?

Why we forget the bad things we do

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What makes us hold on to some memories and to let go of some?

The trouble with simplicity

Jun 03, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Simplicity was never nature s style and nothing can match nature s genius

How do we choose a partner?

May 29, 2016 - 4:21 PM

There’s nothing that everyone wants in a partner – everyone has their own idiosyncratic preferences – but there are characteristics most men or women find attractive

RELATIONSHIPS. What does science say about how we choose partners? AFP File photo

Brain-a-thons

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Walking may lead you to be creative researchers find out

5 Psychology concepts to use for your business

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:46 PM

It’s all about knowing how to motivate your employees and reward your customers