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A Balanced Diet Means a Balanced Mind Recently, the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research completed a study on the research, importance and future of nutritional psychiatry. Their conclusion was, understandably, entirely positive, citing research that has … ...
Should Polygamy Really Be Legal? With gay marriage now legal across the USA, some are suggesting that legal polygamy should be next. But would this really be a good idea?
Psychological Challenges of Feminism — in Dating and Marriage... Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, published in 1963, exposed the misery of well-educated suburban housewives and catalyzed the women’s liberation movement. In the 1970s, feminism confused me. Who should pay on dates? Should men still open doors for women? The guys were perplexed, too. … ...
How Personal Writing Can Help You Before I started blogging on here, I ran a style blog and a humor website. I enjoyed it. But I had trouble coming up with content. I thought blogging about … ...
Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions People diagnosed with a personality disorder may find it difficult to function in society due to difficulties in regulating emotions -- but also healthy individuals differ in how often they become irritated, angry or sad. Scientists have published a study where they show that the affected brain areas in people with a clinical diagnosis are also affected in healthy individuals.
Medical Marijuana: A “Don’t” for Bipolar Disorder... Marijuana is a popular drug-of-choice. Anywhere from 25-45% of bipolar disorder patients have used it at some point. It’s legal in twenty-three states and Washington, D.C. In four of these … ...
Are You Tone Deaf? The musically gifted often foist the “tone deaf” label on those whose music production abilities aren’t up to their expectations, but most have music perception skills in the normal range.
What Would Judy Say? My mom sometimes likes to check out library books for me to read. Recently she presented me with a particularly unexpected selection: “What Would Judy Say? A Grown-Up Guide to Living … ...
10 Fascinating Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch A simple (nonsexual) touch can increase compliance, helping behaviour, attraction, and signal power. Related articles:6 Purely Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands 8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate Lack of Sleep: The 10 Most Profound Psychological Effects Hearing Voices: Rachel’s Experience Might Surprise You Loving Touch is Critical for Premature Infants
Premature birth linked to withdrawn personality Adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism, research shows. The results showed that the adults born very preterm scored highly for displaying a socially withdrawn personality, indicated by autistic features, neuroticism, introversion and decreased risk taking.
Trauma & Sensory Integration: The Egg & the Chicken Few adults understand how trauma silently handicaps some children in day-to-day functioning that appears to have nothing to do with trauma. As an adult who struggled in childhood with the aftermath of trauma, I want to help others understand what might be going on with … ...
You Want To Call Me Names? You could call me quirky, and I'd agree. You could call me ingenious and I'd say “Thank you.” You could call me mad and I'd laugh … probably with an evil edge to it just to make you laugh along. But don't call me ADHD....
Best of Our Blogs: July 24, 2015 Admit it. You still reveal your vulnerabilities to your insensitive father. You share your celebrations with your critical mother. You divulge your deepest secrets to your untrusting friend. A part of you still looks for validation, acceptance and recognition. But instead of reaching out to people who are capable, compassionate … ...
Are You a Giver or a Taker? Think you are a Giver? There's something to watch out for that could turn you into a Taker.
Are online experiment participants paying attention? Online testing is sure to play a large part in the future of Psychology. Using Mechanical Turk or other crowdsourcing sites for research, psychologists can quickly and easily gather data for any study where the responses can be provided online. One concern, however, is that online samples may be less motivated to pay attention to […]
Using The Power of Positive Creativity           Creativity and The Bipolar Child If you have a child or teenager with bipolar disorder, you may find that there is a stream of profound … ...
Testing Kids for "Potential Depression" Seems Like a Bad Idea What if you lived in a world where every kid got tested for potential depression when they were in elementary school? This video, from Binghamton University, describes new research on how we’d do it....
Missing in Action or Self-Care? I feel as if I have been hiding for the last few weeks. I have not been on social media very much at all and it has been nice actually. … ...
When You Need a Dose of Creative Courage In my forthcoming book Make A Mess: Daily Prompts + Projects for Rediscovering Your Creativity And Living A More Playful Life, I include prompts on courage. Because creativity requires courage. … ...
College social life can predict well-being at midlife It’s well known that being socially connected promotes a person’s overall and psychological health. A new study from the University of Rochester now shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has at 20–and the quality of social relationships that person has at age 30–can benefit her well-being later in life. People with poor [...] The post College social life can predict well-being at midlife appeared first on PsyPost.