|Study delves into regulators’ decision-making in bank closures
||A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas found that commercial bank regulators consider much more than monetary cost when determining whether to close a troubled bank. According to the study, published in a recent issue of the Review of Financial Studies, regulators show a desire to defer costs into the future and [...]
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|How a Human Scream Uniquely Activates the Fear Response in Your Brain
||We know human screams are jarring. They’re loud, occasionally shrill, and tend to make us feel stressed, or even fearful. What’s unclear is why they elicit anxiety. But a new study suggests this response may have something to do with the acoustic quality of human screams, and how they trigger the brain’s fear response. ...
|Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment:
||A review of the Stanford Prison Experiment, out in wide release this weekend. Does the film bring anything new to Zimbardo's infamous study?
|APA Has Lost 10,000+ Members in Less Than 6 Years
||Perhaps due to the ethical quandaries that the American Psychological Association (APA) appears to be continuously facing nowadays, the professional organization that represents psychologists in the United States appears to be hemorrhaging regular bread-and-butter members. At the height of its membership in 2008, the APA … ...
|The Importance of Journaling with “Soft Eyes”
||What I love about the creative process is its power to translate. What we learn on the page, for instance, we can apply to our everyday. These are things we … ...
|Listening to Your Body
||Listening to Your Body I have always had a difficult time listening to the messages I get from my body. This is common among addicts. We use whether we feel … ...
|How the Brain Can Hear Voices That Don't Exist
||Schizophrenic individuals who experience auditory hallucinations seem to hear voices emanating from within. Neuroscientists are investigating how and why this happens.
|How To Stop Arguing: Are You Arguing With Someone’s...
||“You can either be right, or you can be happy.” — Smart Person Couples have come into my office (20+ years of them) because they’re arguing too much, and the arguments are … ...
|Men Systemize. Women Empathize.
||An important variable that we can use to differentiate between users is gender. Research has provided evidence that there are inherited differences between the cognitive style of men and women—in other words, the way men and women think, perceive, and remember information.
|3 Exercises for Being Kinder to Yourself
||A lot of us have a hard time being kind, understanding and patient with ourselves. We know that self-compassion is good for us. But practicing it is a whole other matter. Because when you’ve spent years criticizing and berating yourself, it’s hard to do anything … ...
|Evolutionary Psychology 2.0
||Evolutionary psychology got its start with a large focus on evolved behavioral sex differences. Since its inception, the field has broadened to the entirety of topics studied within the behavioral sciences. It may be time to start talking EP 2.0.
|Why I Welcome Adversity and You Should Too
||I want to be resilient. I want to laugh in the face of stress. I want to take on life’s challenges bravely, and be made stronger for them. But … ...
|The Secret to Longevity
||If you really wanted to live to be over 100, and you were able to take advice from those who had achieved it, would you do it? Would you try their … ...
||It is nearly impossible to understand other people's perspectives when angry or resentful. You're bound to oversimplify and see only the negative aspects of something.
|Don’t Be a Client Hoarder
||Today we’re going to travel into the future! We’re focusing on when your practice is full to bursting. Now before you say I’m putting the cart before the horse, consider that this situation will actually do some early-practice mindset shifting. Let’s talk a bit about … ...
|How Fear Fuels Obsession
||Do you have clients caught in a repetitive trap resulting in feelings of helplessness, frustration and discouragement? Is their careful and cautious behavior perceived by others as obsessive? Does it repel others instead of drawing them closer? Certain emotions such as fear can add fuel to an … ...
|3 Ways a Smartphone Can Detect If You’re Depressed
Smartphone data can be incredibly accurate in predicting depression, study finds.
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|With ADHD There’s No “One Step At A Time?”
||Have you ever tried to do something that requires several steps to be completed by doing it step by step? For me, it doesn’t work. If I can’t do two … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: July 17, 2015
||I can’t remember who said it nor can I recall the exact quote. But I remember the essence of what was said because it was so shockingly true: We walk all over the people we love and bend over backwards to impress the people that … ...
|Rights of the Psychiatrically Hospitalized
|| Know Your Rights This is a reminder to not only learn about how to get the best possible treatment and how to support your loved one while … ...