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This Trick Might Make You Slightly Better at Spotting a Lie When people try to spot a lie, they generally make a judgment on a number of factors, including body language, expression, and word choice. This may be a mistake. People are complicated creatures, and they send mixed messages. Picking just one criterion to indicate truthfulness improves the odds of ferreting out a…...
Go Nuts to Boost Mental Health When looking for a salty snack, I always reach for nuts. They are tasty, full of protein and other nutrients, and better alternatives than chips or crackers. They also are better … ...
Teach Your Children to Lie Lying is an incredibly important skill. But lying is pretty tricky and depends on a basic cognitive capability that young children lack and need to develop. You may have to teach your children how to lie effectively.
There Are Rehab Alternatives       When somebody recognizes they have a problem, they often think they won’t need rehab to fix the issue. It can be very easy to justify some other … ...
Micropigmentation: New Hair Replacement Idea for Men   What started as a desire for lovely red lips and perfectly shaped eyebrows has now appeared on the horizon as a close cousin to hair replacement. Permanent makeup, used … ...
Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition We’re proud to announce the release of the 3rd Edition of Bipolar Disorder For Dummies. About the Book Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a reassuring guide that sorts … ...
The Addict Always Falls off the Wagon in Pop Culture Depictions of Relapse in Pop Culture Make It Seem Inevitable
Your Dog Isn’t The Only One Who Needs Treats   Treats vs. Rewards Last week I was listening to an episode of Gretchen Rubin’s podcast Happier (which I highly recommend) about giving yourself treats. Rubin explains that a treat is a … ...
Understanding the Impact of Bullying and How to Help “Toughen Up”…“Everybody goes through it”…“It’s not that big of a deal!” These are just a few of the common statements that adults often tell children when they state they are being bullied. However, bullying has become one of the most significant stressors children are facing … ...
3 Tips for Raising Kids Who Aren’t Entitled Does your child expect you to do things for him or her? Do they rarely lift a finger to help? Are they quick to blame others? Do they try to manipulate people to get their way? Do you spend a lot of time rescuing them? … ...
Working memory: Underlying processes are more complex than we thought In order to retain a piece of information for a short time, working memory is required. The underlying processes are considerably more complex than hitherto assumed. Two brain states must alternate rhythmically in order for a piece of information to be successfully maintained.
Writing Can Lessen Symptoms And Alter Our Lives People often call mental illness an “invisible illness.” For people with schizophrenia, the illness is frequently obvious especially if the person is not in treatment. Someone not in treatment who … ...
Today I Love Skies Of Blue Steel and Orange Today I love skies of blue steel and orange. I love how they look like they’re cold and warm at the same time. I love that this morning there is … ...
Can the Experience of Awe Open the Mind? People who are open to experience are more prone to experiencing awe. Is it possible that profound experiences of awe could also induce greater open-mindedness? Mystical experiences under the influence of psychedelics can increase openness to experience. Perhaps such experiences are so awe-inspiring that create a deeper and lasting appreciation for the mystery of life.
This Activity Postpones Brain Aging Ordinarily, older brains have to work harder to do the same job as younger brains. » Continue reading: This Activity Postpones Brain Aging
Best of Our Blogs: October 30, 2015 Happy Friday, Psych Central readers! Our bloggers have rounded out the week here with some engaging information on how sleep (rather, how much sleep) affects depression, sexually inappropriate behaviors in children, what to do if you’re involved in an emotional affair, and more. Enjoy, and … ...
Breaking: Study Suggests ADHD Persists Into Adulthood I have news for you. You might want to sit down. It seems that some rocket scientist has discovered that ADHD might persist into adulthood. No no, stop shaking your … ...
Why People Resist Seeking Therapy Are you wanting to change your life, and you’re curious about therapy or coaching, but feel hesitant? Here are some ideas on what might be holding you back, and why. There is no investment that offers a greater return than your investment in yourself.
Coping with a Narcissist, Psychopath, or other Personality-Disordered Person... Do you love or come in contact with on a frequent basis a person who seems IMPOSSIBLE to live with, let alone converse with, raise children with, spend holidays with, etc.?  These are the personalities that just know how to get under our skin and … ...
What is the science behind fear? Humans are born with only two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud noise.