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Psychology

Our collection of articles on the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, from a Catholic perspective.

3 Healing effects of music on your body

Science confirms what we've always known.

What’s the best way to receive a compliment?

Most people respond in one of three unhealthy ways; here's how to break the habit.

The impact of controlling mothers on their sons

An unhealthy mother-son relationship has life-long effects.

The health benefits of having a “good cry”

It can be a necessary release … especially if you grew up hearing the phrase, “big girls don’t cry.”

Are you an asset to the teams you’re on?

Forming an effective team takes some work, but here's why it's important.

What’s your “stress personality”?

There are 6 ways we respond to stress -- do you know how you do it?

How “educating” our feelings can help us be happier

Forming our heart helps us to live virtuous, happy lives.

Are you losing the joy you used to take in everyday pleasures?

It's called hedonic adaptation syndrome and it's meant to protect us -- but there are ways around its negative side effects.

Why you should give in to your loneliness

This, too, shall pass -- and it's an opportunity to build inner strength.

A lack of attachment is tied to personality disorders

Affection and care in infancy is vital for psychological health.

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