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Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine The relationship between medical art and science is changing rapidly, with the science now overwhelming the art. Doctors more and more function like technicians, not healers. A knowledge of the humanities is crucial if doctors are to treat patients, not lab tests.
The Birds of Pandemonium I am just finishing up the most fabulous new book called “The Birds of Pandemonium.” Written by the founder of Pandemonium Aviaries, Michele Raffin, this book has shown me my … ...
We Succeed by our Failures When we reflect on our childhood we tend to recall the tough times -- times when we as kids screwed up, or when our parents failed. It turns out that the dance between love and hate, doing right and doing wrong, and above all making amends is critical for secure attachments. We learn to trust other, indeed, we learn to be moral as part of a normal developmental process.
Only Four-Year-Olds Truly Know Whether They've Gotten a Bad Deal You probably lost the ability to recognize a bad deal before you got into kindergarten. This experiment shows that they’re able to emotionally understand when hard work has earned something that’s not worth having—but it turns out in this instance, four-year-olds are wiser than six=year-olds....
Do You Work with a Sociopath? At first glance, a sociopath may be difficult to identify at work. They generally don’t draw attention because they have no internal need to socialize or interact with co-workers unless there is something to be gained from the experience. When they choose to intermingle, they … ...
Where memory is encoded and retrieved: New findings in a long-standing debate Are the same regions and even the same cells of the brain area called hippocampus involved in encoding and retrieving memories or are different areas of this structure engaged? This question has kept neuroscientists busy for a long time. Researchers have now found out that the same brain cells exhibit activity in both processes.
Take the Fear Out of Marketing Your Practice Five Tips 1. Like therapy (and life), marketing is about relationships. You are good at relationships or at least have the skills to be. You can build relationships in so many different ways- online or in person or even through audio or video content that … ...
Specific cardiovascular risk factors may predict Alzheimer's disease Specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, are associated with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer's disease and dementia according to a study.
#158 Emotions: Friend or Enemy? Alex Motrenko via Compfight We have been talking about the movie Inside Out and the wonderful psychological insights it provides us. The human mind is the most complicated phenomenon on … ...
The Alpha Male Trait – Myth or Reality Face it. Everyone knows what an Alpha Male is. Everyone has the image in their mind already, and the behaviors and lifestyles have been depicted in abundance of movies and … ...
Best of Our Blogs: July 28, 2015 I teach stress management workshops, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. In fact, by nature I’m a highly sensitive person so my tendency is to get overwhelmed quite easily. But here’s what I learned. The goal in life isn’t to live a stress-free … ...
HIPAA Security Rule Compliance for Private Practitioners... Guest Post by Rob Reinhardt, LPCS, Technology Consultant for Mental Health Professionals, CEO of Tame Your Practice Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would provide us with a brief checklist of things we need to do in order to comply with HIPAA (the Health Insurance … ...
Children of Same-Sex Parents Face Challenges, but Will Be OK Research suggests no adverse psychological effects for children of same-sex parents
Talking About Race: Subtle Racism Can Lead to Violence, Distrust Psychologists discuss how to improve interracial relationships
Reinvent Yourself In Hollywood – Part 4 Reinventing yourself can be overwhelming no matter what field you’re working in.  Hollywood careers are no different.  As with any major life challenge, it always feels more manageable to break the … ...
Babies’ brains show that social skills linked to second language learning Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it’s been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning. New findings by researchers at the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington demonstrate for the first time [...] The post Babies’ brains show that social skills linked to second language learning appeared first on PsyPost.
Neural efficiency hypothesis confirmed: In more intelligent people, the brain does more with less The brains of more intelligent people are capable of solving tasks more efficiently, which is why these people have superior cognitive faculties, or as Elsbeth Stern, Professor for Research on Learning and Instruction at ETH Zurich, puts it: “when a more and a less intelligent person are given the same task, the more intelligent person [...] The post Neural efficiency hypothesis confirmed: In more intelligent people, the brain does more with less appeared first on PsyPost.
More than just loot and plunder: Research examines what really caused the Viking Age The Viking hit-and-run raids on monastic communities such as Lindisfarne and Iona were the most infamous result of burgeoning Scandinavian maritime prowess in the closing years of the Eighth Century. These skirmishes led to more expansive military campaigns, settlement, and ultimately conquest of large swathes of the British Isles. But Dr Steve Ashby, of the [...] The post More than just loot and plunder: Research examines what really caused the Viking Age appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Maternal language has strong effect on children’s social skills Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get older. Studying the effects of maternal mind-mindedness (the ability to ‘tune in’ to their young child’s thoughts and feelings), lead [...] The post Study: Maternal language has strong effect on children’s social skills appeared first on PsyPost.
At what age does hard work add a shine to lousy prizes? Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward can make unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergartners, but not to preschoolers, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings revealed that when 6-year-olds worked hard to earn stickers that they ultimately didn’t like, they [...] The post At what age does hard work add a shine to lousy prizes? appeared first on PsyPost.