|On Being a Religious Psychologist
||How a religious psychologist can work with secular people.
|Men more likely to achieve targets if they are set goals
||A new study by the University of Leicester has revealed that men are more receptive to goals in the workplace than women. Using a timed addition task, research from the University’s Department of Economics examined the effect of non-binding goals – where no monetary rewards or punishments are associated with success or failure – on [...]
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|5 Ways to Stop Accentuating the Negative
||Where we humans are concerned, the bad gets more attention than the good. Studies confirm it: We feel criticism more than compliments. We have a better memory for tragedy than … ...
|6 Things Not To Do When You Run Into You’re EX
||Don’t sleep with him Don’t get all caught up in your head and lose your voice Don’t forget to breathe Don’t worry about your clothes Don’t think of all the … ...
|A little jolt helps the brain get back on track
||Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.
|Answer These 5 Questions Before Heading to Couples Counseling...
||Get answers BEFORE you get help. For many couples, the idea of bringing a third party into their intimate relationship is scary — or just plain out of the question. Luckily, the stigma associated with couples therapy is well on its way out. Healthy couples … ...
|The Psychology of Jimmy Kimmel's "Lie Witness News"
||Why are the pedestrians interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Lie Witness News" segment so easily fooled? Actually, many methods of persuasion are at work here.
|CBT is becoming less effective, like everything else
||‘Researchers have found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’ writes Oliver Burkeman in The Guardian, arguing that this is why CBT is ‘falling out of favour’. It’s worth saying that CBT seems as popular as ever, but even if it was in decline, it […]
|Study: Learning categorical information gives children a feeling of deja vu
||During development, children must learn both broad facts about the world (that dogs have four legs, for example) and information that is more specific (that the family dog is scared of snow). While research in developmental psychology suggests that young children should have an easier time learning specific, concrete facts, a new study reveals that [...]
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|Three Inner Conflicts that Can Halt your Progress in...
||Nothing puts the brakes on in life like inner conflict. If you’ve got it going on, you’ll sit on the fence – unhappily and forever. There are many expressions that … ...
|Messages of individual blame for black Americans perpetuate racial inequality
||A recent CDC report calls into question the widely reported belief that Black fathers are more absent in their children’s lives than White fathers – showing that while more Black fathers live apart from their children, they are just as involved with their children as members of other racial groups in the same living situations. [...]
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|Gym steroid use has negative impact on memory
||People using anabolic steroids to improve muscle growth and sporting performance are far more likely to experience issues with their memory, according to new research from Northumbria University. In some specialist gym user groups – such as bodybuilders and weightlifters – it is estimated that as many as 38% take steroids. Dr Tom Heffernan from [...]
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|The Sep-Con Articulation Process in Creativity
||The sep-con articulation process was discovered in extensive empirical investigations with outstanding literary prizewinners and Nobel laureates in the sciences. It consists of constructing or conceiving connection and functional separation concomitantly.The wide use in creativity, examples, and application do's and don'ts are specified.
|A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies
||Leukodystrophies are deadly neurodegenerative diseases that affect one in 7,000 children and remain incurable. These genetic diseases attack myelin or the “insulating rubber sheath” surrounding neurons, which leads to deteriorating health for affected children. Today, nearly 20 types of leukodystrophies have been characterized, but many other forms remain undefined, leaving nearly 40 per cent of [...]
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|Crowdsourcing brain data: Overnight experiment creates social brain lab
||Neuroscientists in Toronto have shown that crowdsourcing brain data with hundreds of adults in a short period of time could be a new frontier in neuroscience and lead to new insights about the brain. Dr. Natasha Kovacevic of Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute is the lead author of a scientific paper on the crowdsourcing [...]
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|Long-term effects of type 2 diabetes on the brain, thinking
||In just two years, people with type 2 diabetes experienced negative changes in their ability to regulate blood flow in the brain, which was associated with lower scores on tests of cognition skills and their ability to perform their daily activities, according to a new study.
|Crowdsourcing brain data
||Crowdsourcing brain data with hundreds of adults in a short period of time could be a new frontier in neuroscience and lead to new insights about the brain, neuroscientists have shown.
|Sausage, Biscuits and Decadron
||A survivor of a deadly brain tumor celebrates life with a triathlon. Run, Bike, Swim, Survive Cancer
|How it feels to be hit…
||In my blogs and when I travel and speak, most of my writing and my speeches focus on inner strength and feelings; how physical and mental abuse hurts our brains … ...
|The Good Intentions of Violent Perpetrators
||Any study of collective violence confronts a fundamental paradox: the abundance of cruelty in the world and the absence of people who think of themselves as cruel. How do we resolve that paradox and find out about the motivations of violent perpetrators?