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How the Peeple App's Psychological Logic Misses The Mark Several weeks ago, Julia Cordray and Nicole McCullough unveiled their plans for a new app called “Peeple,” billed as a “Yelp for People” where users would be able to conveniently rate every person they’ve ever met as if they were trendy restaurants or hair salons. They think this will help spread “good feeling.”…...
Children’s Memories Work In A Surprising Way Children's delayed remembering goes hand-in-hand with their so-called 'extreme forgetting'. » Continue reading: Children’s Memories Work In A Surprising Way
I Didn’t Choose to Have Bipolar Disorder Let’s pretend for a moment that living with bipolar disorder isn’t life-sucking. Let’s pretend that having a chronic illness, going to medical appointments, and managing the day-to-day issues that bipolar … ...
Introverts and the art of the scam Tired of work that works against your nature? Ready to indulge your introversion? It's your turn to scam the system.
The pros and cons of porn: It just isn't what it used to be The evolution of porn might be toughest on young people just starting to explore sexual desire, experts say.
Can team sports help women crack the glass ceiling? Among other positive influences, sports increase confidence and offer networking opportunities.
Why Do Employees Most Often Quit? A new survey offers insights and answers. Think autonomy, micromanagement, culture and relationships...
How We Live Now: In Community. Guest Post by... Bella’s Intro: I met Marianne Kilkenny during my first full day of interviewing for a book project that would end up taking four years to complete. I was totally smitten. … ...
Inflammation in the brain is linked to risk of schizophrenia, study finds A new study is the first to find that immune cells are more active in the brains of people at risk of schizophrenia as well as those already diagnosed with the disease.
Today I Love The Calm Before The Coming Storm I love the way the morning light is lancing in across my living room and through the kitchen to the back wall. Autumn says, "Take this light and heal, you'll need to be well for the coming weather."...
Overcoming the Secret Barrier to Making Money in Your... Recently, a friend invited me to a gathering at a local joint where she and some other high-powered professionals often convene after work to unwind. I arrived just as an attorney was saying, “I won the case! I enjoyed it so much, I probably won’t … ...
Symptom of the Day: Loss of Interest Depression comes with a whole set of unpleasant symptoms, to put it mildly. Feeling worthless or guilty, problems sleeping, problems eating, the inability to think or concentrate: all of these … ...
Is ADHD A Real Medical Disorder What an interesting question, eh? In truth, I don’t hear this question much any more. I’m more likely to hear blatant statements like “They tried to tell me I had … ...
Best of Our Blogs: October 16, 2015 Happy Friday, Psych Central readers! WOW, our bloggers have SERIOUSLY been at it the latter part of this week! They’ve been doing everything they can to provide you with information about how men and women react differently to talking about female sexuality, what would happen … ...
Binge Drinking Alcohol consumption and addiction is the result of many psychological and social factors. Why do some young people manage moderate and healthy alcohol consumption while others binge drink regularly endangering their own and others health?
I Will Not Be Hardened Hi friends, I’ve written about this before, and perhaps I’ll write about it again after tonight, but in the meantime, I would just like to say that I will not be hardened or toughened up or made to be less sensitive. I’ve had my share … ...
The Do’s and Don’ts Of Supporting a Loved One In Recovery We all desperately want to help a loved one in need. Families will often see first hand the dramatic side effects of drug and alcohol use, and it is natural for us to try and aid those we care about so they enter recovery and break the cycle. All too often though, we can feel […]
Our ancestors probably didn’t get 8 hours a night, either They stay up late into the evening, average less than 6.5 hours of sleep and rarely nap. College students during final exams? Working moms? Hard-charging executives? Think again, says a UCLA-led team of researchers who studied sleeping patterns among traditional peoples whose lifestyles closely resemble those of our evolutionary ancestors. What the team found among [...]
Scientists identify proteins crucial to loss of hearing Almost 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Right now, there is no way to reverse this condition, largely because auditory hair cells, which sense sound and relay that information to the brain, do not regenerate. A new study led by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found a [...]
Yoga in jails helps make better fathers A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads. A study by WSU Extension educator Jennifer Crawford found that yoga, which can improve physical and mental health, may also help incarcerated fathers improve their parenting skills. “We would have a class on a specific topic, like child [...]