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Psychology - 01.12.2015
Making backup plans can be a self-fulfilling prophecy
Making backup plans can be a self-fulfilling prophecy
Is having a Plan B always a good idea? Or can these "safety nets" actually make you less likely to achieve your goals? Psychologists from the University of Zurich propose a new theoretical framework for studying the effects of backup plans. According to their model, the more effort people put into making backup plans, the more distracting and harmful those backup plans can become.

Psychology - 15.10.2015
Fighting age-related health impairments with mind and body
Fighting age-related health impairments with mind and body
In promoting mental health, combined mental and physical training is more effective than physical training alone, as ETH human movement scientists have shown in a study of people over 70. Age-related health impairments affect not just the body but also the mind. Scientists refer to its mental symptoms as "mild cognitive impairment" (MCI): sufferers misplace things, can't recall the name of the neighbour they've just been talking to, or become generally less responsive.