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Quick hits for August 23: Interesting reads for counselors from around the Internet

Heather Rudow August 23, 2012

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  • Older fathers have been found to pass on more genetic mutations to their children than younger ones, which increases a child’s risk for disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
  • Researchers say social rejection can actually fuel imaginative thinking among individuals with a strong sense of independence.
  • People with anorexia misjudge the size of their own bodies but accurately perceive the size of others’ bodies.
  • Spouses whose partners suffer a sudden heart attack are at increased risk for depression, anxiety or suicide.
  • One way to better perform a difficult task is to use the “instructional self-talk” technique.
  • Early mental training can improve cognitive function in the future.

Heather Rudow is a staff writer for Counseling Today. Email her at hrudow@counseling.org.

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