|Self-Care Sunday: A Reminder
||We often think that self-care is optional. Or self-care is selfish. Or it’s about being lazy. Or we think we can finally access self-care when we lose weight. When we … ...
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|Cultivate the Voice of Compassionate Accountability
||Accountability and blame are not the same. Imagine this scenario: Your good friend Trish calls you upset. “I’m such an idiot,” she says. “I was in a huge hurry to … ...
|The Art of Self Acceptance
|| Unveiling Your Authentic Self If you are struggling with your past, if you feel as if events or what other … ...
|The Archeology of Misbehavior
||Archeology is the study of human activity in the past. The archeology of misbehavior is studying current behavior to uncover hidden sources. The “ruins” of misdeeds are built upon personality architecture and cultural landscapes.
|Radically New Families and How They Are Becoming More...
||Family. It used to seem so simple: mom and dad, married, with their kids, all living under the same roof. That’s the nuclear family model. It is our idea of … ...
|10 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist
||The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. How do you know when you’re dating a narcissist? Here are ten telltale signs...
|Research Updates: Bipolar Disorder and Suicide
||BIPOLAR DISORDER Maternal Flu and Risk of Bipolar Disorder Several past studies have investigated a possible link between infections during pregnancy and psychiatric illness in the offspring. These studies may be biased, however, by poor recall or by a clinical, as opposed to serological, diagnosis of infection in the mother. A … ...
|Suicidality and Private Practice
||The client who sits across from you is despondent. It’s coming up on the anniversary date of his lover’s death, a death that was both a tragedy and a relief. Two years of unsuccessful treatments for a progressively painful cancer had been agony for them … ...
||Know the Self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect (buddhi) the charioteer, and the mind the reins. The senses they call the … ...
|Great Relationships Embrace ‘We Time’ and ‘Me Time’...
||While still single, Emily discovered something important about marriage. She had heard the part about two becoming one. The eye-opener for her was learning how to remain a vibrant individual while being a relationship partner. When she wasn’t involved with a man, Emily spent her … ...
|Spike activity 24-07-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why does the concept of ‘schizophrenia’ still persist? Great post from Psychodiagnosticator. Nature reviews two new movies on notorious psychology experiments: the Stanford Prison Experiment and Milgram’s conformity experiments. Can the thought of money make people more conservative? Another social priming effect bites the […]
|The same genes influence exam results across a range of school subjects
||Could it be that genetic differences can affect how well children perform in exams? Our research suggests that this may well be the case and that individual differences between children are, to a large extent, due to the inherited genetic differences between them that predisposes them to do well academically, whatever the subject. We also [...]
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|10 Tips for Living with a Bipolar Person
||Living with bipolar disorder can be extremely challenging, but living with someone who has bipolar disorder can also have its difficulties. Growing up I lived with my mother and grandfather, both of whom had bipolar disorder. For years they hid it from me, I suppose … ...
|Overeating may be caused by a hormone deficiency in the brain
||If you find yourself downing that extra piece of chocolate fudge cake even though you’re not hungry, it might be the absence of a hormone in your brain that’s causing you to overeat purely for pleasure. In a new Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School study published in Cell Reports, researchers found that when the [...]
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|This video explains how your favorite movie affects your brain
||When you’re watching a movie that you love, how does your brain react to it? This is your brain on movies.
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|How to memorize an entire foreign dictionary — and become a Scrabble world champion
||New Zealand’s Nigel Richards, who doesn’t speak French, has won the French-language Scrabble world championships. In the Scrabble world, Richards is considered to be the best player ever, having won the English world Scrabble championships three times, the US national championships five times and the UK Open six times. His latest remarkable feat was achieved [...]
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|WATCH: Working with children to understand how brains develop
||Developmental psychologist Jeffrey Lockman, PhD, studies how infants learn to use tools and how children develop hand-eye coordination.
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|What are the causes and effects of increased gaming in adolescent girls and boys?
||Technological innovations, multiple genres, online gaming and mobile apps have led gaming to become big business. Call of Duty Black Ops sold 1.4 million copies and registered 2.6 million Xbox Live players on launch day. Adolescents increasingly use gaming for a significant part of their leisure time. New research in the Journal of Youth Studies [...]
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|Earth to Humans: Why Have You Forsaken Me? Sunk Costs
||What are the psychological roadblocks that explain why we’re not doing much to solve global climate change—a phenomenon that threatens the core of our society? This is the fourth post in a seven-part series.