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Today I Love Opportunities That Find Me Today I love opportunities that find me and then shake me so I don’t miss out on them. I love chances to do better. I love when I can do … ...
Five Free Guided Mindfulness Practices to Recommend Your Patients... As evidence for the health benefits of mindfulness meditation continues to mount, it’s no surprise that behavioral health providers are in need of appropriate ways to incorporate mindfulness practices in their sessions with patients.  After all, though beneficial, mindfulness can be a tricky thing to introduce … ...
The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders People with learning disabilities, mental health disorders have unique strengths, experts say.
Why women and men too easily accept the gender pay gap Women tend also to be more risk averse than men and have lower preferences for competitive situations which can both lead to career choices with lower earnings than men.
Dealing with Difficult Personalities Often what makes people difficult is that they have a lack of awareness of the needs of others. They’re not about to adapt to you; they expect you to adapt … ...
4 Ways to Connect Your Feelings to Aha! When the Group met this time one girl didn’t want to talk. But everyone cheered, “c’mon!” And so she started, at first nervous giggling and then more serious. By the … ...
PODCAST: Debunking Suicide Myths and Misconceptions In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent look at the subject of suicide and the many myths and misconceptions that surround it. A few of the missives addressed are: suicide barriers on bridges are ineffective, since the person will just find another … ...
APA Voices Concerns With American Health Care Act Calls on Congress to maintain mental health and substance use coverage
APA Endorses March for Science Calls on psychologists and allies to participate
Teenagers do dumb things, but there are ways to limit recklessness Cultural mores and patterns of access to opportunities shape how teenagers push limits.
Fake, Fraud, Phoney: The Impostor Syndrome If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “One of these days people will realize I don’t know as much as they think,” then you are in excellent company! I have many … ...
Study: White college women are less likely to to help a black woman at risk of rape A new study has found that white college women are less likely to to help a black women at risk of sexual assault than a non-black woman. In the study, 160 white female undergraduates read a story about a sober man taking a clearly intoxicated woman into a private bedroom at a party. In some [...]
Scientists examine why selfies are linked to lower-quality romantic relationships Despite being created to bring people closer together, social media sites such as Facebook could be causing more damage to relationships than good. According to a recent study published in Telematics and Informatics, when people share pictures of themselves online it can create ‘selfie related conflicts’. Previous research has found that people become increasingly jealous [...]
Profile of a Drug Overdose Victim When you think of a drug overdose victim, chances are you think of someone inexperienced with drug use who takes more than they can handle, or a person who unknowingly … ...
Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it Cast your mind back over the past week. How many times were you tempted to act dishonestly? Perhaps you were given too much change at the pub and deliberated whether to tell the barman. Maybe you thought of lying about your weekend plans in order to avoid an awkward dinner party. Dishonesty is a common [...]
Study finds no link between long-term playing of violent video games and changes in empathy The link between playing violent video games and antisocial behavior, such as increased aggression and decreased empathy, is hotly debated. Researchers in Germany used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) on long-term players of violent video games and found that they had the same neural response to emotionally provocative images as non-gamers. This finding suggests that [...]
Memorization tool bulks up brain’s internal connections, scientists say A time-honored mnemonic method used by memory athletes — people adept at feats such as quickly memorizing the sequence of all the cards in a deck or a vast string of digits — can be taught to people with no prior hint of prodigious memorization skills, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of [...]
Consumption of alcohol and marijuana associated with lower GPA in college College students who consume medium-to-high levels of alcohol and marijuana have a consistently lower GPA, according to a study published March 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Shashwath Meda from Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living, USA, and colleagues. Alcohol and marijuana are the two most abused substances in US colleges, but little is [...]
Sound waves boost older adult’ memory and deep sleep Gentle sound stimulation — such as the rush of a waterfall — synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Deep sleep is critical for memory consolidation. But beginning in middle age, deep sleep decreases substantially, [...]
Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs after traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases. The findings were published today in a study in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. This new [...]