|Pushing on Emotional Bruises – 10 Ways We Do It
||Why do people push on physical bruises? Common responses from Yahoo Answers: I always push on my bruises cuz it like hurts…but it feels good at the same time… I … ...
|Top Ten Health Tips That Have Never Worked for Me
||Ever since a seemingly acute viral infection in 2001 turned into a chronic illness, I’ve received dozens and dozens of tips on how to regain my health. This piece is intended to be lighthearted, not meanhearted, which is why I’d be thrilled if someone reading one of these tips can honestly say: “That one helped me!”
|6 Ways to be Assertive with People Who Intimidate You
||Being assertive is important. It means expressing your thoughts, feelings, needs and wants in a relationship, said psychologist Julie de Azevedo Hanks, Ph.D, LCSW. However, many of us have a hard time being assertive with certain people. Maybe it’s someone with a strong personality. Maybe … ...
|Seeing Inequality--or Not
||The rich not only tend to care less than the poor about our growing economic inequality, but also they just don’t see it, according to recent studies reported in Psychological Science.
|How to Combat the Summer Funk
||I know what it’s like to get stuck in a funk. For normal people a funk can be anything from a feeling of stagnancy to a mild depression where the … ...
|The Wisdom of the (Select) Crowds
||More and more companies are tapping into the wisdom of their customers and users — a very select crowd. They do this through “big data” — collecting treasure troves of anonymous data and then running post-hoc analyses on it. This effort can lead to some … ...
|If you are a Parent No Fun Allowed … Or is it?
|| Self-Care Saturday Welcome to the weekend (at least here in my area it is). 8:00 AM on a summer Saturday holds the prospect of so many opportunities. Why not … ...
||Narcissistic parents have the same characteristics as narcissists. They admire and overestimate themselves to compensate for inner (unconscious) feelings of inadequacy. They tend to be selfish and self-involved and approve … ...
|How Common Is Sexting?
||Over 80 percent of survey respondents report sexting within the past year
|Social Media May be Making You a Nicer Person
||You might worry that the use of social media is causing us to lose the ability to communicate in person, much less be able to relate to others in a positive way. New research shows how, and when the contrary may be true.
|The Fast Track to Motivating an Emotional Eater
||The vast majority of my clients have no interest in giving up emotional or disordered eating. It is the effects of the behavior they want to stop. Eating is so pleasurable, so satisfying, that when presented with the options to stop—typically a diet or meal … ...
|Why Our Photos Don’t Look How We Expect
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|Psychology Around the Net: August 8, 2015
||Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers everything from ways to beat anxiety at work to learning how you can stop denying yourself happiness — and much more. 25 People Told Us What Relieves Their Anxiety at Work: Anxiety sufferers … ...
|20 Questions for Getting Honest with Ourselves
||We need to know what we want, what makes us happy, what’s troubling us, what’s truly on our minds and in our hearts in order to lead a meaningful life … ...
|Safe From the Bully
|| Prevention and Intervention Being bullied can make a child feel helpless, alone, and very, very frightened. This kind of stress is very difficult for a child who … ...
|How to approach the generation gap in the workplace
||Age bias can be a real challenge, but there are many counterexamples that demonstrate how it’s being overcome.
|It pays to give thanks at the office
||It’s rare to find gratitude around the workplace, but appreciation is an even better motivator than money.
|Study finds Texas voter photo ID requirement discourages turnout
||This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. This week also marks a watershed ruling by a federal appeals court striking down the controversial Texas voter ID law as violating that landmark civil rights act. A new study conducted by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy and Rice University’s [...]
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|Brain’s ability to dispose of key Alzheimer’s protein drops dramatically with age
||The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is advancing age. After 65, the risk doubles every five years, and 40 percent or more of people 85 and older are estimated to be living with the devastating condition. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified some of the key changes in [...]
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|Switching mouse neural stem cells to a primate-like behavior
||When the right gene is expressed in the right manner in the right population of stem cells, the developing mouse brain can exhibit primate-like features. In a paper publishing August 7th in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) succeeded in mimicking the [...]
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