|7 Ways Mentally Strong People Combat Stress
||While stress causes some people to crumble, mentally strong people continue to thrive in the midst of added tension.
|Researchers identify neural signature of tunnel vision
||A new study measured brain activity while people watched clips from Alfred Hitchcock and other suspenseful films. During high suspense moments, the brain narrows what people see and focuses their attention on the story. During less suspenseful moments of the film clips, viewers devote more attention to their surroundings.
|Resolving the “Conscientiousness Paradox”
||Conscientious individuals generally have good outcomes, but countries with high national levels of conscientiousness generally have poorer levels of human development. What does this apparent "conscientiousness paradox" mean?
|The Suicidal Client: Contracting for Safety
||One of my colleagues angrily shared a story about a friend of hers. The friend’s father had been despondent ever since his wife died a few months ago. He told his daughter that it would be better if he just ended it all and joined … ...
|30 With Stage 4 Cancer Sucks: A Counselor’s View
||According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, approximately 162,000 women are living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in the United States and only 27 percent of these women will survive five years. This translates to one death from metastatic breast cancer every 14 … ...
|3 Reasons Why Therapy Isn’t Helping Your Child
||It’s difficult for parents to get their children into therapy. After all, few children volunteer to be in therapy, and are frequently delivered to therapists’ offices like indignant hostages. After much strain and stress, you may luck out, and your child may agree to see … ...
|How To Relax With ADHD
||For people with ADHD, relaxing is something we just barely understand the idea of. And while we are aware of how it is supposed to work, few of us have … ...
|Understanding Emotions : Inside Out
||Thank you Dr. Steven Brownlow for this guest post. You can find out more about him below this article. If you’re like me, you’ve seen lots of advertising over the past few months for the new Pixar movie, Inside Out. Pixar even hired big-name emotion … ...
|Adolescence and the Allure of the Internet
||Today's parents must raise children in two worlds, offline and online, and for adolescents freedom on the Internet has a powerful allure.
|Memory, Body Language and Personality in Soccer
||USA lost its Gold Cup soccer play-off to Panama on penalties - but could the team have avoided defeat?
|Getting Credit, Shining in Job Interviews, and More
||A Work Q&A with Susan Cain.
|News stories with the power of empathy
||Depicting physical pain and discomfort may make for compelling journalism, but it also could undermine audiences' empathetic responses and perpetuate what neuroscientists call the 'empathy gap.' Instead, efforts to capture people's emotional suffering may be more likely to evoke empathy, even though that's much trickier for reporters trained to 'show, don't tell.'
|4 Quick Tips To Love The Skin You’re In!
|| Something interesting happened to me the other day. It started in the dressing room of a popular department store. I didn’t find the bra I was looking for, but I came … ...
|WATCH: How listening to heavy metal music can make you a better person
||Did your parents ever tell you that listening to angry and aggressive music is bad for you? This study might just prove them wrong.
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|Study: Unconscious bias against lesbian and gay people is rapidly decreasing
||The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in all 50 states follows on the heels of national polls showing rapid cultural changes in attitudes toward lesbian and gay people. A new University of Virginia study confirms this, showing that not only are Americans’ conscious and unconscious biases against lesbian women and [...]
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|How scientists showed ‘sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem
||Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in the evening but breezed through it the following morning? The reason may please anyone who’s been told they spend too much time in bed asleep. We tend to think of sleep as a period of recuperation, giving us [...]
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|Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail — but whose fault is that?
||The psychiatrist Harry Sullivan believed that nothing is a more significant determinant of psychological well-being than the nature of our closest social bonds. In adolescence, research has consistently linked the quality of friendships to important outcomes such as emotional health, self esteem, the ability to overcome social anxiety, and achievement at school. A recent study [...]
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|Sleep makes our memories more accessible, study shows
||Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research. A new study tracked memories for novel, made-up words learnt either prior to a night's sleep, or an equivalent period of wakefulness. Subjects were asked to recall words immediately after exposure, and then again after the period of sleep or wakefulness.
|5 Texts Women Don’t Want to Get from a Guy
||W is for the Woman, G is for the Guy W: Hey..how are you? G: Busy..how are you? W: I’m busy too… G: Cool. (Cool you wanna sound cool or cause … ...
|Coping through Comedy
||I recently viewed “Misery Loves Comedy,” a 2015 documentary that examines the darker side of comedy. Do you need to be miserable to be comedic? Not necessarily, but this intriguing film highlights interviews with several comics who all wonder where their inherent drive to be … ...