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In Stress and Coping

Carrots, eggs, and coffee beans…

Some of you already know that my book The Solving Life’s Problems Workbook is in the process of being published. I am involved in the process of modification of some text. This activity makes me reading additional materials related to the topic to be sure that everything that I wanted to present to your attention. One of such books turned out to be Inspiration written by one of my favourite authors Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. I liked one of the…

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In Stress and Coping

Speech patterns reveal stress

The words people use when they speak may give insight into their stress levels. In a study, researchers asked 143 participants to wear audio recorders that recorded the wearers’ speech at random times over two days. Then the researchers compared the speech patterns in those clips with a bio-marker of stress, looking at which genes were more or less active in the participants’ white blood cells. It was found that participants with more stress-related gene signatures such as increased activity…

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In Stress and Health

Wearable Devices / Mobile Apps and Your Mood

Wearable devices that can track how many steps you walked today, measure your heart rate or evaluate how well you slept last night successfully occupied the global market. Moreover, mobile technology is pushing new boundaries, aiming to measure emotional well-being as well as physical health. Tech companies claim that biosensor technology in the devices can detect stress and anxiety by tracking the body’s physical reactions. In 2017, Spire performed a Workplace Stress Study together with a Stanford psychology researcher. Spire is…

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Oxytocin, Family Relationships, and Health

The first discovery of oxytocin was made in 1906 by British pharmacologist Sir Henry Hallett Dale. Since that time, the scientists from different fields have been investigating this hormone. Psychologists did not avoid a temptation to study its actions in the areas of clinical psychology (e.g., Autism, fear, anxiety, and depression), behavioural psychology (e.g., addiction vulnerability, maternal behaviour and in-group bonding), and social psychology (e.g., expressing generosity and trust, and family relationships) either. Currently, the topic about the quality of…

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