|Are people more homophobic than they admit?
||When it comes to true feelings, people don't always admit their prejudices.
|ADHD and Adults: Are You Believing these Erroneous Beliefs?...
||When you’re first diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might have mixed emotions. On the one hand, you might feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your symptoms. You might be relieved to know why you regularly lose your wallet and keys; … ...
|Twins Reared Apart: Documentary Films and More
||Twins reared apart tell us a lot about where our behaviors come from!
|Does Your Face Communicate How You Truly Feel?
||The phenomenon of “Resting Bitch Face (RBF)” is a new take on an old problem; namely, that women need to smile to be seen favorably. This raises the question of how we communicate our feelings through our faces and what we can, or cannot, change about how we’re perceived.
|Waiting for pleasure
||Researchers have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification. They demonstrated that the hippocampus (associated with memory) and the nucleus accumbens (associated with pleasure) work together in making critical decisions of this type, where time plays a role.
|Cutie and the Boxer Teach Me About Love
||So I finally got to watch “Cutie and the Boxer.” At first, I was hesitant. The title sounded….ominous (just substitute “Big Bad Wolf” for “Boxer” and you’ll see what I … ...
|Make Your Divorce a Good One
||There’s been a rash of celebrity divorce in the last couple of weeks (Gwen Stefani and Reba McIntyre announced yesterday, and Will Smith is denying divorce rumors at the moment … ...
|Welcome to "I Got a Mind to Tell You"
||Want the facts about mind, brain, mental and mental disorders. Follow "I Got a Mind to Tell You."
|What Makes a Good Manager?
||This is an excerpt from my new book "The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World," which is being published today by Prentice Hall Press. Publishers Weekly has called it "an excellent resource for leaders who don't fit the mold." This section examines the role Type A and Type B personalities can play in managerial performance.
|#159 A Divided Self
||Send me adrift. via Compfight When emotions are suppressed too hard and too long—like Riley in Inside Out—they can fall into an abyss of used memories and feelings. They are … ...
|Understanding Mental Abuse: Gaslighting
||Mental abuse is difficult to assess. Unlike physical abuse where there are visible marks, mental abuse leaves no marks but its effect is just as damaging. One of the tactics of mental abuse is a term coined gaslighting. Understanding this scheme better can help prevent … ...
|Missing piece surfaces in the puzzle of autism
||A new gene that plays a crucial role during early development in humans and whose under-expression may induce certain autistic traits has been uncovered by scientists. Understanding the mechanisms that underlie autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which affect 7.6 million people is a major challenge. Characterized by heterogeneous symptoms and a multifactorial origin, this complex condition evolves during brain development. The scientists thus chose to study adult olfactory stem cells as indicators of the early stages of ontogenesis in order to determine new genes involved in this disease.
|Scientists identify that memories can be lost and found
||A team of scientists believe they have shown that memories are more robust than we thought and have identified the process in the brain, which could help rescue lost memories or bury bad memories, and pave the way for new drugs and treatment for people with memory problems.
|Trauma experiences change the brain even in those without PTSD
||Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), according to research. It is already known that stress affects brain function and may lead to PTSD, but until now the underlying brain networks have proven elusive.
|Dogs process faces in specialized brain area, study reveals
||Having neural machinery dedicated to face processing suggests that this ability is hard-wired in dogs through cognitive evolution, and may help explain dogs' extreme sensitivity to human social cues.
|How Parents Misjudge Their Children’s Happiness
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|Best of Our Blogs: August 4, 2015
||Making peace with the unknown is a classic struggle. It dictates the decisions we make, our behavior and attitudes towards others and ourselves. It’s the reason why you can’t sleep at night. It’s why you hold on to relationships that don’t serve you. It explains … ...
|Your Child’s Education
|| Getting Support for Your Child Do you have a child who is struggling with academic work or behavioral problems in … ...
|Impulsive: The Skill of Delaying Gratification
||A majority of Americans say rudeness — particularly behind the wheel, on cell phones and in customer service — is a trigger to their emotions. Here is where you need … ...
|Teen Marijuana Use Not Linked to Later Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems, Research Finds
||Study contradicts some prior marijuana research