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Hormonal Honeymoons (Infidelity) Are Not Sustainable If “John” leaves his wife, “Sue,” to marry the woman he is cheating with – “Violet” – can Violet ever fully trust that John won’t eventually do the same thing … ...
How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular Urapmin, a remote community in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, has no electricity in any of its seven villages. The people there, also called Urapmin, have no regular way of earning cash. They build their houses out of materials they gather from the rainforest that surrounds them, and they garden and hunt for their [...]
Skilled workers more prone to mistakes when interrupted Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two Michigan State University psychology researchers. The reason: Experienced workers are generally faster at performing procedural tasks, meaning their actions are more closely spaced in time [...]
New psychology study finds pronoun use can be an indicator of a strong, healthy relationship Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a serious illness. But a new study by Megan Robbins, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, may hold the answer. Achieving marital quality could be as simple as using [...]
New research shows late bilinguals are sensitive to unique aspects of second language Imagine coming across a sentence in English that reads like this: “Mary apple eats her delicious.” For most native-English speakers, the sentence would likely strike you as odd because it doesn’t seem to be structured in an order that immediately gets the message across. It has always been thought that, when adults learn a second [...]
This Simple Realisation Linked To 80% Depression Recovery Six months later, 80% had recovered from depression, researchers found. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
To the Mother of a Daughter with an Eating Disorder You remember holding your child, kissing her, cuddling her, whispering, “I love you.” You remember her running through the grass, laughing, with a constant smile on her face. You remember what it used to be like before ED (Eating disorder) came into her life. Writing … ...
Today I Love Breakfast In Bed Today I love breakfast in bed. I didn’t have breakfast in bed, because by the time I had made it I was too hungry to take it back to bed, … ...
Perfectionistic Parents-Meet the “Never Good Enoughs”... Dysfunctional families come in many styles and can even often be broken down into two or more types of dysfunction when there are two parents. In my previous blogs I … ...
No, Researchers Have Not Discovered the Cause of OCD If “fake news” is an epidemic, we see it no place more clearly than in the media offices of universities that promote their professors’ latest research results. Some of the blame falls on many researchers themselves, who have eschewed conservative, careful language in their studies … ...
Got Kids? 6 Ways to Make Them Emotionally Resilient Noticing and responding to your child’s feelings is the deepest, most personal way that you can say, “I love you.” As parents we want, more than anything, to do right … ...
CBT Techniques For ADHD: Part II Introduction In my previous article, I described techniques, particularly CBT techniques, for ADHD.  In this article, I will expand upon this topic and include more CBT techniques for ADHD.  They … ...
Social Norms, Moral Judgments, and Irrational Parenting We are all conformists; it’s part of human nature. But sometimes our conformist nature leads us to do things that are downright silly or, worse, tragic.
Are You Flexible Enough for Marriage? Flexibility is a sign of mental health, psychiatrist Tom Smith used to say when we were colleagues San Francisco’s Alcoholism Evaluation and Treatment Center. I was single then and in my late twenties. The men I dated were usually flexible. They had to be, because … ...
Guess Where Solos Are Getting Some Respect? The Travel... When I first started researching single life two decades ago, I collected some books that addressed the solo traveler. Most were horrifying. They were steeped in the presumption that when … ...
Are We Doomed to Repeat Our Relationship Patterns? Do the attachment styles we developed in childhood inevitably shape our adult relationships? And if so, can that be changed?
Brain Awareness Week: Brain EE-ACK #brainweek A fellow peer helped me with the idea to draw this cartoon around “eek-ak.” The joke..a Brain-ee-ack. I want to give special THANKS to my peer who goes by the … ...
Childhood Anger: Finding Forgiveness Why do some children behave badly? They throw things around the room and scream at the people they love and depend on. These are the same people who sacrifice for … ...
Intellectual Humility Augments Nonpartisan Open-Mindedness Regardless of your party or religious beliefs, new research from Duke shows that intellectual humility may be the key to breaking down barriers that divide us.
Repaving the Road “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” – Lewis Carroll Yesterday, I spent 12 hours sitting in my therapy office as I worked with clients who brought with them, a collective steamer trunk of challenges, trauma history, pain, … ...