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New study shows violent soccer fans aren’t typically aggressive outside of the sport—their violence is rooted in a psychological construct called identity fusion

New study shows violent soccer fans aren’t typically aggressive outside of the sport—their violence is rooted in a psychological construct called identity fusion

A new study shows that the violence we see in soccer super-fans isn’t characteristic of their personality or every day. This aggression is instead rooted in a psychological construct called identity fusion, which refers to the sense of oneness and belonging one feels...
What’s all this talk about a new mental illness called “gaming disorder”? Here’s what you need to know, from diagnostic criteria to risk factors to tips for prevention

What’s all this talk about a new mental illness called “gaming disorder”? Here’s what you need to know, from diagnostic criteria to risk factors to tips for prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO) now classifies gaming disorder as a diagnosable mental health condition. There are specific criteria that must be met in order for one to be diagnosed with the disorder. While parents are increasingly concerned about their kids’...
What does the recovery journey look like for people with PTSD? A clinical psychologist explains three different levels of trauma treatment, which involves both therapy and self-help techniques

What does the recovery journey look like for people with PTSD? A clinical psychologist explains three different levels of trauma treatment, which involves both therapy and self-help techniques

There is plenty of hope for healing after trauma. Trauma treatment can be divided into three levels. The first focuses on emotion regulation and symptom management. The second level is trauma-focused and involves reprocessing the trauma. The third level centers around...
What are the four phases of PTSD? Here’s a comprehensive look at the impact phase, the rescue phase, the intermediate recovery phase, and the long-term reconstruction phase

What are the four phases of PTSD? Here’s a comprehensive look at the impact phase, the rescue phase, the intermediate recovery phase, and the long-term reconstruction phase

PTSD can be divided into four phases: the impact phase, the rescue phase, the intermediate recovery phase, and the long-term reconstruction phase. The impact phase encompasses initial reactions such as shock, fear, and guilt. In the rescue phase, the affected...