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What is Positive Psychology?

The field of psychology often hones in on understanding mental and behavioral disorders. Every time a new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is released, psychologists and psychiatrists are tasked to familiarize themselves with an ever expanding list of disorders as well as updates to previously defined terms.

At the cusp of the 21st century, Martin Seligman, P.h.D. sought to change that by pursuing the field of positive psychology, says University of Penn.

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The Role of Serotonin in Your Daily Life

Serotonin is a hormone associated with mood regulation and well-being, but its functions go far beyond that.

Countless research over the last few decades has linked serotonin to regulating stress, long-term memory recall, sleep, digestion, blood pressure, and body temperature.

The hormone has also been critical to furthering the understanding of various neurological, behavioral, and emotional conditions, such as depression and migraines.

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The Chilling Effects of Sleep Deprivation

As you’re laying in bed, toughing it through another night of your thoughts running laps around your brain, you glance over at your phone. The clock reads “5:24 AM.” You have to be up by 6:00, but you haven’t slept a wink all night.

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Overcoming First Day Jitters

School’s back in session, rapidly reversing summer’s recession of classroom blues.

Whether you’re the new kid or a seasoned pupil amongst the hustle and bustle of peers hurrying through the hallways during the first week, you’re not alone in your first day jitters. 50.8 million students will be at the hands of 3.2 million teachers in public schools across America, the National Center for Education Statistics reports.

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How Going Back to School is Pretty Cool

Education is a facet of modern living, an enriching experience we often take for granted in 2019 – and there are a lot of reasons why. While the slight majority feels engaged in school, only 48 percent of secondary school students feel what they are learning will benefit them in the real world, according to Youth Truth student survey issued in 2017.

Other factors that contribute to student dissatisfaction come into play, as well: inadequate academic environments, the competitive attitude towards grades, peer pressure, and the meer fact that school starts so early in the morning.

However, the negative attitude towards school as a whole only perpetuates feelings of dread, anxiety, and indifference towards course materials, when there’s a lot that could be celebrated, instead.

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