|'Body maps' of babies' brains created
||Body maps, which show how certain parts of the brain correspond to the body's topography, have been studied extensively in adult humans and other primates. But now American researchers are among the first scientists worldwide to study body maps in infants, which can provide crucial information about how babies develop a sense of their physical selves and their earliest social relationships.
|Are You A Hopeless Romantic?
||“Incurable gadget collector”, “hopeless opera fan”. Even when it’s something appropriate like “incurable cancer” or “hopeless Alzheimer patient” a hopeless or incurable anything sounds depressing. Why then take pride in being a hopeless romantic?
|High school should start as late as 11:30 a.m. for tired teens
||Studies show how standard early starting hours negatively impact children whose natural sleep patterns don't match up.
|Why are women less likely to become entrepreneurs than men?
||Analysis finds that men are more likely than women to disregard signals that their ideas are flawed, and continue to work toward their business goals.
|Integrity in the Classroom
||How do children learn to be honest, respect societal norms, and act in ways consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles they claim to hold? How do teachers instill and reinforce a code of ethics in their classrooms when evidence suggests high-stakes testing fosters a culture of dishonesty?
|Hormones Play Leading Role in Eating Disorder Risk
||Every month, women face a recurring cycle that can throw our bodies out of whack and make some of us suffer in many ways. Not only can the ovarian hormones that drive the menstrual cycle makes us emotional, but they may be flipping switches on the genes that make some women more vulnerable to eating disorder symptoms.
|7 Emotional Insights Borrowed From The Jewish New Year
||Beginnings are important, essential even. How we spend the New Year influences our entire year....
|A Month in Anxiety Club
||In April, I took an anxiety class. I didn’t really want to do it, but I allowed myself to be talked into it. Since it was a general “Anxiety 101”-type … ...
|5 Questions Better Than "How Was Your Day?"
||Kids worldwide are back at school-- and parents are eager to hear how it's going. If your child seems to stall out at "Fine" when asked how his or her day went, these five questions can set the stage for a more interesting discussion.
|Venus v. Serena Williams: Reflecting on Sibling Relationship
||What a tennis competition between sisters can teach us all about this most extended of family relationships....
|What Makes People Do the Same Stupid Things Repeatedly?
||If we assume as I do that they are not mad, bad, or stupid, how do we account for people with personality disorders who continue with the same disastrous behavior patterns repeatedly with the exact same disastrous results? Or who go from one extreme to the other, and still end up at the same place? Could it be that the end result is actually their goal? And why?
|Should a Therapist Hug a Client?
||“I feel like I need a hug,” the client said. “What would it mean to you if I gave you a hug?” the therapist asked. “It would mean you cared … ...
|5 Tips to Help You Refocus and Get Things Done
||Many things can derail our focus and stop us from accomplishing our work and what’s important to us. Technology, of course, is a big one. “Modern distractions like social media are designed to play on our psychology,” said Melody Wilding, LMSW, a therapist who works … ...
|The One, Easy Way to Improve your Relationship
||Couples are constantly looking for ways to improve their relationships, but there’s one easy way that can be part of your everyday routine. Sharing a meal does more than feed the body, it also feeds the quality of your emotional well-being.
|Tips For Teaching Autistic Students
||A few weeks ago someone left a comment asking what things teachers should know to help teach autistic students. I don’t have any teaching credentials, but I spent most of my life in … ...
|Six Ways Universities Can Foster Better Ethics on Campus
||If colleges make ethical development a priority and infuse campus life with ethical decision making we would likely have many fewer press headlines about college students behaving badly. And we’d likely also have less anxious parents and administrators too!
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|#163 Psychotherapy: When Mothering is Painful
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|Today I Love Memories Of School
||Today I love memories of school, the smell of books new and old, and pencils and paste and bagged lunches, the rustle and clatter of a classroom getting ready to … ...
|Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction
||A region of the brain -- called the insular cortex -- may hold the key to treating addiction, a pair of studies suggest. Scientists have come to this conclusion after finding that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular cortex were far more likely to quit smoking and experience fewer and less severe withdrawal symptoms than those with strokes in other parts of the brain.