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How To Turn Awkwardness Into Attraction [Video]

Have you ever been on a first date when you run out of topics to discuss, were late, or caught your date being distant? That would be super awkward, right? Here are a few ways you could turn awkwardness into a romantic attraction.We also made a video on the sexy habits to drive someone wild: https://youtu.be/829OFNB87lE Writer: Chloe Lim (New Writer)Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Khin Fong YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Cann, A., Calhoun, L. G., & Banks J. S. (1997). On the role of humour appreciation in interpersonal attraction. Humour, 10(1), 77-89.Dignath, D., Lotze-Hermes, P., Farmer, H. & Pfister, R. (2018). Contingency and contiguity of imitative behaviour affect social affiliation. Psychological Research, 82, 819-831. doi: 10.1007/s00426-017-0854-xKnapp, M. L., & Hall, J. A. (2014). Nonverbal communication in human interaction. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.Murstein, B. I., & Brust, R. G. (1985). Humor and interpersonal attraction. Journal of Personality Assessment, 49(6), 637-640. Doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa4906_12Van Edwards, V. (2013). Human Lie Detection and Body Language 101: Your Guide to Reading People’s Nonverbal Behaviour. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.Williams, G. P., & Kleinke, C. L. (1993). Effects of mutual gaze and touch on attraction, mood, and cardiovascular reactivity. Journal of Research in Personality, 27(2), 170-183. doi: 10.1006/jrpe.1993.1012Psych2go aims to make psychology and mental health content accessible for everyone around the world free of charge. Sponsors like Endel helps make this possible because we get to reinvest the funds to create more amazing content for everyone, while at the same time sharing companies that are working towards a similar mission.

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6 Habits That Are Depleting Your Mental Health [Video]

There are some habits we have… that we’d be better without. Then, there are the habits that can really cause some damage to our mental health over the long run. ‘What type of habits’ you may ask? Well, here are a few common habits that can negatively affect your mental health.Looking for tips on how to improve your mental health instead? Watch this video: https://youtu.be/3QIfkeA6HBY Writer: Michal Mitchell Script Editor & Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Nayeli MenesesYouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Bakalar, N. (2007, June 12). Male depression is linked to poor sibling relations. Retrieved March 02, 2021, from https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/12/health/psychology/12sibl.html“Depression and Anxiety: Exercise Eases Symptoms.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 27 Sept. 2017, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495.University of California – Los Angeles. (2011, September 14). Psychologists discover oxytocin receptor gene’s link to optimism, self-esteem. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 16, 2021 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110914101746.htmRoberts, B. W., Luo, J., Briley, D. A., Chow, P. I., Su, R., & Hill, P. L. (2017). A systematic review of personality trait change through intervention. Psychological Bulletin, 143(2), 117–141. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000088Kross, E., Verduyn, P., Demiralp, E., Park, J., Lee, D., Lin, N., . . . Ybarra, O. (2013). Facebook use predicts declines in subjective well-being in young adults. Retrieved March 02, 2021, from https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0069841Daugherty, A. M., Zwilling, C., Paul, E. J., Sherepa, N., Allen, C., Kramer, A. F., … Barbey, A. K. (2017, November 20). Multi-modal fitness and cognitive training to enhance fluid intelligence. Intelligence. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160289617300818#bb0465.Join this channel to get access to perks:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJEpR7JmS36tajD34Gp4VA/joinWould you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/

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6 Shocking Psychological Facts About Sex [Video]

A lot of you enjoyed our first video on the psychological facts about sex. So we made part two! You’d likely be surprised to hear these facts. If you haven’t watched part one, here’s the link: https://youtu.be/UepnglV9dw0 Writer: Michal MitchellScript Editor & Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Zyan Méndez (@tomboi.studio) YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Uryvaev, Y.V., Petrov, G.A. Extremely low doses of oxytocin reduce pain sensitivity in men. Bull Exp Biol Med 122, 1071–1073 (1996). doi.org/10.1007/BF02447648Hughes, S.M., Mogilski, J.K. & Harrison, M.A. The Perception and Parameters of Intentional Voice Manipulation. J Nonverbal Behav 38, 107–127 (2014). doi.org/10.1007/s10919-013-0163-zOrtigue, S., & Bianchi-Demicheli, F. (2008, August 13). The chronoarchitecture of human sexual desire: A high-density electrical mapping study. NeuroImage. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1053811908008951.Brody, S. (2005, June 14). Blood pressure reactivity to stress is better for people who recently had penile–vaginal intercourse than for people who had other or no sexual activity. Biological Psychology. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301051105000736.MacMillan, A. (2018). 20 Weird Facts About Sex and Love. Health.com. www.health.com/sex/20-weird-facts-about-sex-and-love.Kim, J. (2017). 6 Facts About Sex That Might Surprise You. Psychology Today. www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/valley-girl-brain/201703/6-facts-about-sex-might-surprise-you. Holliday, A. (2019, October 10). Surprising Facts About Sex. Healthline. www.healthline.com/health/surprising-facts-about-sex#pain.Pattemore, C. (2020, September 9). Just the Facts: Sex. Greatist. greatist.com/discover/just-the-facts-sex.Shoemaker, E. (2020, June 6). Is Your Sex Drive Normal? Greatist. greatist.com/grow/libido-concerns-treatment#baseline-libido.Eligh, B. (2014). For a better sex life, try a little tenderness. For a better sex life, try a little tenderness | University of Toronto Mississauga. www.utm.utoronto.ca/main-news/better-sex-life-try-little-tenderness.Communications, D. J. (2014, April 11). Her Voice Is Hot, His Is Not. Newswise. www.newswise.com/articles/her-voice-is-hot-his-is-not. Gould, W. R. (2021). What Is Asexuality?`. Verywell Mind. www.verywellmind.com/what-is-asexuality-5075603. Psych2go aims to make psychology and mental health content accessible for everyone around the world free of charge. Sponsors like Endel helps make this possible because we get to reinvest the funds to create more amazing content for everyone, while at the same time sharing companies that are working towards a similar mission.

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10 Most Seductive Traits To Make a Good First Impression [Video]

So… you want to make a good first impression, huh? Perhaps you’re looking for a seductive and cool approach, or maybe you just want your crush to like you. In no time you’ll learn the psychological tricks and seductive traits that will make your first impression not only a good one… but a great one.Want to attract your crush without saying anything? This video might help: https://youtu.be/ThulgaOVaJMWriter: Michal Mitchell Script Editor & Manager: Kelly Soong VO: MithrildaAnimator: Yussie Feng https://instagram.com/konouminYouTube Manager: Cindy CheongReferences: Gunaydin, G., Selcuk, E., & Zayas, V. (2017). Impressions Based on a Portrait Predict, 1-Month Later, Impressions Following a Live Interaction. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(1), 36–44. doi.org/10.1177/1948550616662123Kayser, Daniela Niesta, et al. “Red and Romantic Behavior in Men Viewing Women.” Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 29 July 2010, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ejsp.757.Patrick, Wendy. “The Most Attractive Trait Displayed During First Impression.” Psychology Today, 2017, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/201711/the-most-attractive-trait-displayed-during-first-impression. Morgan Greenwald June 1, 2018. “25 Surefire Ways to Make a Good First Impression Every Time.” Best Life, 8 Oct. 2019, bestlifeonline.com/good-first-impression/.Tamir, Diana. Mitchell, Jason. (2012). “Disclosing Information About the Self is Intrinsically Rewarding.” PNAS. www.pnas.org/content/109/21/8038

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10 Warning Signs Someone is Depressed [Video]

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be depressed? Are you concerned that someone in your life might be depressed? Do you think that you could spot certain patterns in people who might be depressed?Disclaimer: This is a disclaimer that this video is for informative purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please reach out to a qualified healthcare provider or mental health professional if you are struggling.We also made a video on the signs you’re depressed, not lazy: https://youtu.be/q8HRGiUeZwc If you are feeling depressed or contemplating suicide please remember that you are not alone.Suicide Hotlines:America: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Canada: 1-866-531-2600Australia: 13 11 14United Kingdom: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90Beijing: 0800-810-1117Hong Kong: +852 28 960 000Japan/Tokyo: 81 (0) 3 5286 9090Brazil: 55 11 31514109 or (91) 3223-0074Mexico: 9453777Malaysia: 03-76272929Germany: 0800 111 0 111Russia: (495) 625 3101India: 91-22-27546669Iran: 1480South Africa: 0800 12 13 14This is only a short list of a few countries, however there is always somebody to reach out to.Writer: Max Gustavo Script Editor: Caitlin McColl Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Bry GavinoYouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong REFERENCESDrake, K. (2021, June 22) Top 10 Signs and Symptoms of Depression. PsychCentral psychcentral.com/depression/top-signs-symptoms-of-depression 10 Warning Signs of Depression (2020, August 14). Get Maple. www.getmaple.ca/blog/2020/08/14/10-warning-signs-of-depression/ Smith, M; Robinson, L and Segal J. Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs. Help Guide. hwww.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-sympto ms-and-warning-signs.htm# (Date accessed 2021/08/17)Healthline Editorial Team (2019, March 21). Signs of Depression. Healthline /www.healthline.com/health/depression/recognizing-sympto ms#hopelessoutlookCrain, E. (2014, October 01). 10 Signs You Should See A doctor for Depression. Health.com www.health.com/condition/depression/10-signs-you-should-see-a-doctor-for-depressionMcMillen, M. (2010, September 03). Is Depression Wrecking Your Weight. WebMD . www.webmd.com/depression/features/depression-and-weight -connection Epstein, L. (2008, December 15) Sleep and Mood. Division of Sleep Medicine Harvard Medical School. healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/need-sleep/whats-in-it-for -you/mood Schimelpfening, N. (2020, March 23) How Your Stress and Depression Can Really make You Sick. Very Well Mind.com www.verywellmind.com/depression-can-be-a-real-pain-1065 455

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5 Signs You’re Emotionally Distressed [Video]

Have you been feeling a bit unlike yourself, yet unsure of what the problem might be? Has it been harder to maintain your routines, keep healthy habits, and connect with loved ones the way you’d hope? If this resonates, there’s a chance you might be coping with some emotional distress that you’re attempting to suppress or might not even be aware of. If you relate to this video but you’re not sure what to do, watch our video on the daily habits to reduce stress and anxiety: https://youtu.be/o18I23HCQtE Writer: Sara Del Villar Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Fluffy Starlaxy YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Fisher, G. G., Chacon, M., & Chaffee, D. S. (2019, January 11). Theories of Cognitive Aging and Work. Work Across the Lifespan. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128127568000025. Mayo Clinic Staff. (2019, June 8). Mental illness. Mayo Clinic. www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/symptoms-causes/syc-20374968. Parekh, R. (2018, July). Warning Signs of Mental Illness. www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/warning-signs-of-mental-illness. Wolff, C. (2018, April 25). 7 Signs Someone Might Be Emotionally Unstable. Bustle. www.bustle.com/p/7-signs-someone-might-be-emotionally-unstable-8890589.

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Will DELETE in 36 hours (SPECIAL EDITION #2) [Video]

If you’ve clicked on this video, awesome! Curiosity about self love is the first part of the journey. If you are curious, it means that you recognize that you could love yourself a bit more. It also means you’re ready to transform your life for the better, build better relationships and be more confident! We’ve made this inspiring video to help you strengthen your conviction about self-love! Want more self love videos? Previously, we also made this video about the things you need to know about self love: https://youtu.be/BWP3NSDpF6U Writer: Sara Del Villar Script Editor: Morgan Franz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Nada Adel (new animator)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References: http://bit.ly/3aO0IL1#selflove

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5 “Good” Habits That Are Actually Bad For You [Video]

You may have seen videos of bad habits that are actually good for you, but have you considered maybe “supposed good habits” can also be bad for you as well? For example, always being positive, aiming for perfectionism, avoiding conflict, are actually toxic habits to some degree. 1. Always being positive 0:362. Working too hard 1:223. Aiming for perfection 2:114. Avoiding conflict 2:445. Being a “yes-person” 3:30Want to change your life for the better? We also made a video on the small habits to change your life forever: https://youtu.be/-fgbQsVtsfoWriter: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Isadora Ho Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Naphia YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong ReferencesLamothe, C. (2020, March 30). Conflict Avoidance Doesn’t Do You Any Favors. Healthline. www.healthline.com/health/conflict-avoidanceFoy, K. (2019, September 6). 6 Things You Can Expect To Happen When You Stop Being A People-Pleaser. XoNecole: Women’s Interest, Love, Wellness, Beauty. www.xonecole.com/say-no-to-people-pleasing-6-things-you-can-expect-to-happen-when-you-stop-being-a-doormat/Cousins, L. (2018, February). Why ‘bottling it up’ can be harmful to your health | HCF. www.Hcf.Com.Au/Health-Agenda/Body-Mind/Mental-Health/Downsides-to-Always-Being-Positive. www.hcf.com.au/health-agenda/body-mind/mental-health/downsides-to-always-being-positiveGoodTherapy Editor Team. (2019, May 11). Perfectionism. www.Goodtherapy.Org/Learn-about-Therapy/Issues/Perfectionism. Korkki, P. (2015, February 5). When Hard Work Becomes Overwork. The New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2007/10/21/jobs/21career.html?_r=0Bradford, H. (2017, December 6). HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media. Why Being A Workaholic Is Awful For You AND Everyone Around You. www.huffpost.com/entry/workaholic-bad_n_6093658

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Will DELETE IN 24 Hour SPECIAL VIDEO [Video]

Are you finding your way in the dating world? You may just have a list in the back of your mind of the top dealbreakers for your ideal relationship. But, while dealbreakers are what many tend to notice, what about the dealmakers? Sometimes, it’s good to focus on what can make your date a potential partner. The dealmakers. We also made a video on the dealbreakers in a relationship: https://youtu.be/u7fxgMMBkQA CreditsScript Writer: Michal Mitchell Script Manager: Kelly SoongVO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Yussie https://www.instagram.com/konouminYouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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9 Underrated Qualities that Make a Person Sexy [Video]

How do you tell that someone is attractive? Is it their humor? The way they dress and act? Or maybe their charming, good looks? There are several things that can make someone seem undeniably sexy. Watch along to find out. We also made another video on some of the sexy habits that drive someone wild: https://youtu.be/829OFNB87lE Writer: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Rida Batool Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Zyan Méndez (@tomboi.studio)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong ReferencesGunther, R. Ph.D. Jan 15, 2021 . 10 Underrated Qualities That Make a Person Sexy. Retrieved at www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rediscovering-love/202101/10-underrated-qualities-make-person-sexJonason PK, Li NP. Playing Hard–To–Get: Manipulating One’S Perceived Availability as A Mate. European Journal of Personality. 2013;27(5):458-469. doi:10.1002/per.1881Sparknotes (nd) Social Psychology: Attraction. Retrieved at www.sparknotes.com/psychology/psych101/socialpsychology/section6/Murphy, S. Sep 16, 2015 THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF CONFIDENCE Retrieved at www.spsp.org/news-center/blog/romanticconfidence

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7 Proven Signs Your Ex Wants You Back [Video]

Have you ever broken things off in your relationship for only a couple weeks, months, or even years to pass to find all along they wanted to get back together? Do you want to get your ex back? Here are a few signs they want you back. We also made a video on the signs your ex is already over you: https://youtu.be/2jX1IsPjZ4Y Writer: Michal MitchellScript Editor: Morgan Franz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Lily Hu Animator: Bellza Tanium (New Animator)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong ReferencesFerris, Amber & Hollenbaugh, Erin. (2012). Drinking and dialing: An exploratory study of why college students make cell phone calls while intoxicated. Ohio Communication Journal. 49. 103-126.Navilon, Genefe. “10 Blaring and Genuine Signs He Wants You Back but Won’t Admit It.” Hack Spirit, 1 June 2020, hackspirit.com/10-blaring-and-genuine-signs-he-wants-you-back-but-wont-admit-it/.“10 Definite Signs Your Ex Wants You Back (But Won’t Admit It).” Her Way, 14 May 2020, herway.net/relationship/signs-ex-wants-back-desperately/.Chartrand, T. L., & Bargh, J. A. (1999). The chameleon effect: The perception–behavior link and social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76(6), 893–910. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.76.6.893

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5 Habits That Distort The Way You Think [Video]

Thoughts alone are not as powerful as often portrayed. It is when we consciously feed or engage with it that it gains power. This key point is what differentiates a thought from a cognitive distortion. Cognitive distortions are not thoughts. They are ways of thinking we actively engage in, sometimes unknowingly. Persistent cognitive distortions can worsen or create mental health issues. Fortunately, distorted thoughts are habits, and we can learn to change them by becoming aware of them. DISCLAIMER: This video is for informative purposes only. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional mental health advice. Please seek help from a qualified mental health professional if you are struggling. We also made a video on the different negative thinking styles: https://youtu.be/o96JBXhkybg Writer: Sara Del Villar Script Editor: Rida Batool Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Lily Hu Animator: Chu Yi Lei (New Animator)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong Garcia, Giovanna. “13 Ways You Distort Your Thoughts (and How to Stop Doing It).” Positively Present, 5 May 2009, www.positivelypresent.typepad.com/positively_present/2009/05/10-ways-you-distort-your-thoughts-and-how-to-stop-it.html. Grohol, John M. “15 Common Cognitive Distortions.” Psych Central, Psych Central, 17 May 2016, www.psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-cognitive-distortions#How-Do-You-Fix-Cognitive-Distortions? Hohnberg, Monique. “11 Top Distorted Thinking Habits That Sabotage You.” Riseregardless.com, 2020, www.riseregardless.com/11-top-distorted-thinking-habits-that-sabotage-you/. Kim, John. “5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, 22 Apr. 2017, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-angry-therapist/201704/5-distorted-thought-patterns-and-how-change-them. Legg, Timothy J, and Rebecca Joy Stanborough. “What Are Cognitive Distortions and How Can You Change These Thinking Patterns?” Healthline, Healthline, 18 Dec. 2019, www.healthline.com/health/cognitive-distortions.