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Depression in Cancer Patients 

A new study has shown that depression may worsen the prognosis of cancer. Source: MedlinePlus

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Association between Stress and Depression 

The relationship between stress and depression is bidirectional. Stress contributes to the development of depression and depression facilitates interpreting life events as stressful. There are certain attributes in the stressful event that determine the development and severity of depression. The intensity and the frequency of the unpleasant event affect the likelihood of depression. The …

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Does Personality Affect Academic Performance? 

A vast number of studies have sought to determine the predictability of academic performance by personality traits. Given that there is empirical data about the effect of intelligence and cognitive processes on school performance, it is understandable that the relationship between personality traits and academic achievement has been examined by studies controlling for those …

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How Can We Cool Down the Heat of Temptations? 

We encounter a lot of temptations in our lives every day; however, the interesting point is that we succeed in delaying gratification for the sake of obtaining distant outcomes, despite our highly impulsive nature. One of the leading researchers in the field of future-oriented self-control is W. Mischel. Mischel, Shoda, & Rodriguez (1989) pointed out …

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Skinner’s Theory: A Basis for the Treatment of Depression 

Skinner’s behavioral theory has given rise to some criticisms as a result of his disagreement with the role of free will and such intrapersonal factors as thoughts, cognitions, and instinctive needs in motivating human behavior. However, his theory of operant conditioning has had a great impact on various disciplines in natural and social sciences. One …

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