|How to Finish Your Summer Projects
||The last Quick Fix cartoon is titled Maybe Your Man Should Join the Circus. But I try not to judge. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: August 7, 2015
||Have you had one of those days lately? On the verge of tears, you reach a point where can’t do it on your own anymore. That’s a rough place to be. We’ve all been there. But there is no weakness in needing help. There is only courage, … ...
|Learning From Life With ADHD
||I’ve finally found something that I can concentrate on, focus on, pay attention to … It’s not a good thing. I’m having some breathing troubles … again. And it’s not … ...
|Is Your Child a Victim of Bullying?
|| Signs of Victimization A child with Bipolar Disorder is not automatically going to be a target for bullying. However, some children with Bipolar Disorder may … ...
|Critical strategies for free will experiments
||Benjamin Libet’s experiment on the neuroscience of free will needs little introduction. (If you do need an introduction, it’s the topic of my latest column for BBC Future). His reports that the subjective feeling of making a choice only come after the brain signals indicating a choice has been made are famous, and have produced […]
|Intelligence: One Thing or Many?
||Do you think the data....and there is lots of it...for general intelligence (g) or multiple intelligence? Have we simply gone too far in our
daily "discoveries" of different types of intelligence?
|Study finds breakups hurt women more, but men feel the loss longer
||The average person goes through three breakups before 30, at least one of which is painful enough that it lowers the quality of life for weeks or months.
|Maryland Psychology Instructor Earns APA Award
||Prince George’s Community College professor recognized for commitment to excellence in teaching
|Study: Women hurt more by breakups but recover more fully
||Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also more fully recover, according to new research from Binghamton University. Researchers from Binghamton University and University College London asked 5,705 participants in 96 countries to rate the emotional and physical pain of a breakup on a scale of one (none) to 10 (unbearable). They [...]
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|Watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report makes people believe climate change is real, study finds
||New research has found that The Colbert Report and The Daily Show — two of the top political comedy TV shows in the United States — can shape viewers’ beliefs about climate change. “These results dovetail with, while also extending, previous research showing that satirical television news can shape public opinion about other public affairs [...]
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|Punishing a child is effective — if done correctly
||While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and “no drama” discipline, psychologists presenting at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention said don’t put timeout in timeout yet. “Parental discipline and positive parenting techniques are often polarized in popular parenting resources and in parenting research conclusions,” presenter and researcher Robert [...]
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|Scientists report explanation for protein clumps in brain cells of patients with ALS
||Autopsies of nearly every patient with the lethal neurodegenerative disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and many with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), show pathologists telltale clumps of a protein called TDP-43. Now, working with mouse and human cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have discovered the normal role of TDP-43 in cells and why its abnormal accumulation [...]
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|The Enneagram: Type 4 – The Romantic
||Are you artistic? Do have a certain flair for creativity and love being unique? Chances are you are a Type 4 on the Enneagram. Also known as The Romantic, Type 4’s are often identified by their intense emotions and depth of introspection. At their best they can communicate ideas and stories with passion and brilliance, […]
|For Some Items, Buying Online Can Actually Add to the Shame Factor
||The privacy that comes from buying things online allows people to purchase all kinds of things they normally wouldn’t, right? Not quite. In some cases, buying something online can make you try even more strenuously to avoid the purchase in future than you would if you bought it in public....
|Eminem Shares Battle with Addiction, Weight Gain
||Eminem is one of the biggest artists in the world and he’s well known for overcoming a difficult upbringing in Detroit to become the celebrated rapper that he is today. … ...
|5 Super Easy Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic
||It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy. Your inner critic? Everyone has one, but where does it come from? The shame game starts in childhood when others tell us what’s “wrong” with us. How to Be Happy With Yourself: 5 Must-Read Tips As … ...
|Kidney impairment decreases blood flow to the brain, boosting risk of brain disorders
||Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most strongly in participants with decreased blood flow to the brain.
|Online support groups for substance abuse not as effective as meetings for maintaining sobriety
||Despite the growing use of online support groups such as those on Facebook to help curb substance abuse, attending traditional face-to-face meetings may continue to be more effective for people trying to maintain sobriety, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention. “One of the most hotly debated media issues today [...]
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|Excessive workout supplement use could be an emerging eating disorder in men
||In an effort to build better bodies, more men are turning not to illegal anabolic steroids, but to legal over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may qualify as an emerging eating disorder, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention. “These products have become an almost ubiquitous fixture in the [...]
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|Scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation causes autism
||Last December, researchers identified more than 1,000 gene mutations in individuals with autism, but how these mutations increased risk for autism was unclear. Now, UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show how one of these mutations disables a molecular switch in one of these genes and causes autism. Published today in the [...]
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