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If '150' is the working number of friendships for humans, how did your concentric circle of '150' change before the pandemic and now?
'A sea of masked faces all around the world have become the iconic image of this time. What does this mean in terms of our ability to read each other’s thoughts and feelings?'
'Time can run out on us but what it cannot do is fill it for us. What if we intentionally live out wisdom in the wait so that we can have an even better normal?'
Ilang rekomendasyon para mabawasan ang stress at pagkabahala, upang mas mapangalagaan ang ating sarili at mga mahal sa buhay sa panahon ng COVID-19
'Our individual worries about the virus is normal but can hurt others'
Traumatic childhood experiences, especially in pre-school, can stunt children’s brains in ways that would be most difficult to overcome
Self-control is as scarce as face masks during panic mode. But can music help?
For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live
Awakenings do not inflame tragedy or sorrow. Awakenings get you to a level that transcends your sorrows, fears, and frustrations.
Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.
Pop psychology feels true, but truth and fact are not the same. It is a false antidote.
'If we’re going to be bringing up children inside a kulungan (prison), what kind of future do we expect?” asks Christine Sevilla of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates
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
Here’s why it’s so hard, as a social network user, to pull the plug once and for all
Harry Roque cites an interpretation of the Chief Justice's psychological test that even the Psychological Association of the Philippines has deemed questionable
Postpartum depression turns you into a monster. The overwhelming emotions eat you away until you are unrecognizable even to your own self.
The Psychological Association of the Philippines seeks to 'clarify the function of psychological assessments and the diagnosis of psychological conditions'
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
This week's letter sender asks our columnists if her husband's voyeurism is related to depression and anxiety
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.
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
How much of your childhood do you bring into your adulthood?
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%
Clinical psychologist Maria Lourdes Carandang says parents should be good role models to their kids to counter what is happening in Philippine society today
Humans have brains that crave for some assurance, even momentarily, in the face of uncertainty – and ritual provide that for us
None of Larry Gadon’s documents, though authentic, support his allegations, according to Sereno’s chief lawyer Alex Poblador
'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
Do we perform better when we hear ourselves verbalize an instruction meant for ourselves in the first place?
What is the place of money in terms of getting us to feel we have gained or saved time?
Compared to other creatures our childhood is prolonged and our teenage behavior seems to stay even longer with humans Why?
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
How much of our encounters with others define who we are and who we become?
President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an understanding that other countries had in the 1970s says a psychologist
Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism
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
The assistance is being conducted in Lanao del Sur Lanao del Norte and Iligan City schools where most of the displaced students are enrolled
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
The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation
[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?
[Science Solitaire] Music as far as the brain is concerned is like love It is as fundamental as food and sex
[Science Solitaire] How does the placebo effect and a doctor s demeanor affect a patient s recovery? Here s what scientists found out
[Science Solitaire] If we are not able to change our minds light never gets in