Article Description
Screentime Is NOT Making Kids Moody, Crazy & Lazy I’m sure Dr. Victoria Dunckley means well with her recent screed entitled “Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy and Lazy.” She cites research studies to back up her points, and buried in the middle of the article is the common-sense disclaimer that “restricting electronics may … ...
Why Are Celebrities Sleeping with Nannies? Hollywood has been rocked by the allegations that Ben Affleck cheated on his wife, Jennifer Garner, with their nanny. After a decade of marriage, and three children, it seemed like … ...
Just How Narcissistic are US Presidents? Does Ego Rule? 42 U.S. presidents up to and including George W. Bush were assessed as being greater Presidents if they scored higher on narcissism....This investigation... found higher narcissism in personality was also positively associated with better public persuasiveness, improved crisis management, superior agenda setting, winning more of the popular vote...
Does “Yes” Mean “Yes”? Sexual Consent, Manipulation and... Revelations in recent years as to the extent of sexual assault on campuses, in the military and in other institutional settings has lead to some changes in the idea of … ...
Mirror gazing: A compulsive and addictive aspect of body dysmorphic disorder The act of mirror gazing, the compulsive tendency to view and scrutinize oneself in the mirror, can play a major role in those who experience body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).  Researchers Joanna Silver and Jacqui Farrants examined this specific feature of BDD, and the results are striking. Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is an obsessive-compulsive psychiatric [...] The post Mirror gazing: A compulsive and addictive aspect of body dysmorphic disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
Welcome to Tales from the Couch You learn a lot by going into psychotherapy. But guess what — the therapist sitting in the other chair is also learning from their patients. They’re learning about how to … ...
On Wound Collectors What do many mass murderers have in common? Something many see but fail to recognize in advance.
Weeds in the Garden: Trauma and Guilt “It’s time to start dealing with your childhood trauma.” That’s what I tell myself, but what does that mean? I deal with it every day. I get myself out of bed each morning and most of the time I’m not thinking about what happened to me. My … ...
Business as Unusual Much like you can readily observe interesting and weird behavior among those around you, you can observe interesting and weird business practices in your hometown. Be the freakonomist on your block.
The Self as Schtick: A schtick is a gimmick that wraps something up neatly. It’s the clichéd fistfight or kiss that clinches a pop story. It’s helps us make sense of the oceans of information we surf. But we’re ambivalent about it. It can delight us with a feeling of mastery, but it can also falsify the world and the self.
Creating with Your Senses Tuning into our creativity means opening our eyes and actually using all our senses. Or rather it means paying attention to our senses and the information they’re giving us. After … ...
Diabetes and brain tangles may be linked independently of Alzheimer’s disease Diabetes may be linked to the buildup of tangles or tau in the brain, separate from Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published in the September 2, 2015, online version of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Evidence shows that people with type 2 diabetes have double the risk of [...] The post Diabetes and brain tangles may be linked independently of Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s disease Genes are not only important for regular memory performance, but also for the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Basel now identified a specific group of genes that plays a central role in both processes. This group of molecules controls the concentration of calcium ions inside the cell. Their results appear in [...] The post Tracking down the causes of Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Study links common psychiatric disorders with increased risk of violent reoffending in ex-prisoners Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study of almost 48000 ex-prisoners suggests that diagnosed psychiatric disorders are potentially responsible for [...] The post Study links common psychiatric disorders with increased risk of violent reoffending in ex-prisoners appeared first on PsyPost.
Bisexual and questioning women have higher risk of eating disorders Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new study from Drexel University. However, the results of the study suggest that females attracted to the same-sex are [...] The post Bisexual and questioning women have higher risk of eating disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
How do academic prodigies spend their time and why does that matter? Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes a decade of intense practice – roughly 10,000 hours – to achieve mastery in any field. So, how does this apply to gifted students? Do gifted students from different countries actually invest their time differently in accruing those 10,000 hours needed to become masters of their field? [...] The post How do academic prodigies spend their time and why does that matter? appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers use 3D-printed models to study women’s penis size preferences Researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles and University of New Mexico have found that women prefer a penis that is larger than average — but only slightly larger. “Since context matters, men should be thinking ‘fit’ rather than ‘fat’ with respect to their penis size,” researcher Nicole Prause told The Daily Beast. “In other [...] The post Researchers use 3D-printed models to study women’s penis size preferences appeared first on PsyPost.
The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar The more psychologists look for reliable cues to a person's deception, the more elusive the cues seems to be.
Self-Care Sunday: Engaging in Absorbing Activities One of my close friends bought me a beautiful book for my birthday called On Reading. It features the photographs of André Kertész, who captured all sorts of people reading … ...
Navigating Catastrophic Thinking, Part 2 When we’re struggling with catastrophic thinking, our mind imagines all kinds of disasters occurring: A presentation at work not only doesn’t go well, but it ends in getting fired. Asking someone on a date ends in a big fat “No!” and getting humiliated. Your best … ...