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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!
Why Running Makes Us Happy – It’s More Than Endorphins Why exercise feels so rewarding. » Continue reading: Why Running Makes Us Happy – It’s More Than Endorphins » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Brain Region Discovered That Stops You Being a Couch Potato Neuroscientists Improve Cognition in Brains Riddled With Alzheimer’s Toxins This is How Exercise Protects You From Stress-Induced Depression Can Having Sex Make You Smarter? An Everyday Activity That Boosts Brain Size And Flexible Thinking
#163 Psychotherapy: When Mothering is Painful irina slutsky via Compfight Mothering is tough—no question about it. I have said it before and I’ll say it again. It is the toughest job on Planet Earth. But when … ...
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.
Best of Our Blogs: September 8, 2015 The heat. Work. Your family. The change in seasons. There’s a growing list of things that can easily pull you down. The weight of life and all its potential problems can easily translate to fear, disappointment and anxiety. You can try deep breathing, exercising and drowning … ...
Gaining Charisma (Part II) Your competence will have more influence if displayed with charisma. Here’s how
Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, Named Editor-In-Chief of American Psychologist® First non-staff editor of association’s official journal
Making Patients Feel Worse Without Really Trying Doctors can do the right thing and still make their patients feel worse instead of better. It depends on whether they pay attention to what the information they use and pass on means not just to them but to the people they're talking to.
Saying Goodbye to Your Teen Are any of us really ready to say goodbye to our teen when they leave for college? Chances are there are mixed feelings.                                                                                                                  We may feel sad and cannot imagine … ...
1 Dumb Mistake That’s Tanking Your Salary: What You... You can feel that sinking feeling can’t you? You’re losing your boss’s attention and feel the curtains starting to close in on your bit. It’s so very important to you … ...
Gene leads to nearsightedness when kids read Vision researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other “nearwork.” Using a database of approximately 14,000 people, the researchers found that those with a certain variant of the gene – called APLP2 – were [...] The post Gene leads to nearsightedness when kids read appeared first on PsyPost.
Laughter, then love: Study explores why humor is important in romantic attraction Men might want to ditch the pickup lines and polish their punchlines in their quest to attract women, new research at the University of Kansas suggests. Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies, found that when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at [...] The post Laughter, then love: Study explores why humor is important in romantic attraction appeared first on PsyPost.
The Fat Head Diet Appetite for praise is a lot like appetite for fatty foods. Both are hazardous to your health and both can be curbed with the right effort.
Consciousness as Space You are in space, right? Right. But you are not just IN space, you too are a space, a field, a living volume. And – if you look inside your … ...
How to Be Present in the Moment (and Why... A new study says we’re not mentally present for almost HALF our lives. We’ve all had times like this: Our kid comes up to us, asks a question. We’re not paying attention, but out of parental guilt and/or irritation we say, “Yes,” not having a … ...