|5 Reasons To Love My “Personal Stories Week”
||Stories are powerful. It wasn’t until I began in the field of clinical psychotherapy that I recognized just how important stories are to the structuring of our lives. We gain … ...
|It’s Ok to Feel Like an Alien
||A lot of the time I feel like I’m different from the rest of the world. It’s as if my upbringing, my attitudes, my preferences and my opinions make me … ...
|The Fear Factor: 3 Tips to Overcoming Fears that...
||People often ask us, “What’s the one thing you have to do to find the right partner after having experienced a major heartbreak?” Our unequivocal answer is: Overcome fear. It’s the one critical factor that gets in the way of individuals venturing on the romantic … ...
|Four Steps to Freedom from Negative Thinking
||A number of years ago I created a free email-based program called “Daily Now Moments.” Every day people get an email into their inbox that is meant to inspire a … ...
|Abuse Does Not Require a Diagnosis
||I’ve read a lot of articles lately regarding narcissists and the damage they leave in their wake. I have read everything from how to spot a narcissist to how to … ...
|Why Building Up Always Starts With Breaking Down
|| The word deconstruction for most people doesn’t come with the best connotations. When we hear it, we probably think of things like earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. … ...
|Tested: If Mental Work Genuinely Affects Physical Tiredness
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|Who Changed Your Life?
||In the Community of Single People, we have been trying to come up with a list of movies that do not feature a romantic plot or end with a wedding. … ...
|Five Basic Rules for Getting Along with Anyone, Anywhere
||It’s inevitable that we face tough conversations in life. How you handle those conversations can make a world of difference to your well-being and the well-being of others. These 5 basic guidelines will ensure that, no matter what, your conversations will be productive and respectful.
|Common Issues When Starting a Private Practice
||I launched my private practice as a side gig to pay off student loan debt. Little did I know that it would eventually allow me to leave my full time job. Just this morning, I went out for breakfast, worked out at the YMCA, then … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: August 15, 2015
||Good morning (or, afternoon!), Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers information about mood disorders and heart disease, helpful tips for pursuing happiness, a new study for preventing schizophrenia, and more. Enjoy reading and the rest of your day! Teens With Depression, … ...
|Study estimates cost of care for transgender troops
||The cost of transition-related care for transgender military personnel would be "negligible," according to a newly published study.
|Katrina's emotional legacy includes pain, grief and resilience
||As the tenth anniversary of the hurricane approaches, many people who survived Katrina say they still have difficulty sleeping and controlling emotion.
|People with high levels of autistic traits more likely to produce unusually creative ideas
||New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas. Psychologists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Stirling examined the relationship between autistic-like traits and creativity. While they found that people with high autistic traits produced fewer responses when generating alternative [...]
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|Review confirms link between violent video games and aggression
||Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. “The research demonstrates a consistent relation between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behavior, aggressive cognitions and aggressive [...]
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|Koko the gorilla shows apes may be closer to being able to speak than first thought
||Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech. In 2010, Marcus Perlman started research work at The Gorilla [...]
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|Study shows that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach
||You’ve heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying – but not the way you might think. In a new study published online in the journal Appetite, researchers found that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on [...]
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|‘Brainy’ mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders
||Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. The study in Neuropharmacology sheds light on the molecular underpinnings of learning and memory and could form the basis for research into new treatments for age-related cognitive decline, cognitive disorders [...]
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|Higher intelligence score linked to better physical performance in later life
||New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical performance, the study reveals. The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, are behind this new study. We would all like to stay independent, [...]
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|Young minds think alike — and older people are more distractible
||‘Bang! You’re Dead’, a 1961 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, continues to surprise – but not just with the twist in its tale. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have used the programme to show that young people respond in a similar way to events, but as we age our thought patterns diverge. In a [...]
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