|Extracurricular sports produce disciplined preteens
||Regular, structured extracurricular sports seem to help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom, according to a new study led by Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital. “We worked with information provided by parents and teachers to compare kindergarteners’ activities [...]
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|Motivational Monday: Take Time For Self-Care
|| “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” – Audre Lorde I once had a supervisor who at … ...
|Simple classroom measures may reduce the impact of ADHD
||Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be successfully supported in classrooms through strategies that do not involve drugs, new research has indicated. These children are typically restless, act without thinking and struggle to concentrate, which causes particular problems for them and for others in school. A systematic review was led by the University [...]
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||While egg freezing can offer a woman the possibility of extending her fertile years, it is a procedure that is far from benign in its psychological ramifications.
|How to Ask for Mental Help
||I’ve been sick for a lot of years now. Looking back I can see mental illness as it peeked out for a while, then went away. It wasn’t until my … ...
|Talk Therapy is Strong Medicine
||I’d just finished a family session one October morning when my emergency line rang. The faint voice of one of my long-term patients croaked, “Dr. Deitz. Please. I need help.” It was Lauren, a 43-year old woman I had been treating for years with medication … ...
|Leadership Test: Are You a Leader, a Follower, or a Tyrant?
||Our 30-question leadership quiz identifies whether or not you naturally predisposed to being a leader. When you complete this test, you will find out whether you are a leader, a follower, or a tyrant.
|When Love Is Rejected: 8 Ways to Cope in a Texting World
||Love and rejection produce emotions similar to a cocaine-like high. The movie "Sideways" reminds us of how quickly love can come to an end. Here are ways to move forward.
|Cross-cultural study finds wide gap in what men and women want in a romantic partner
||A study examining 37 different cultures has found that heterosexual men and women have significantly different preferences regarding their sexual partners. The finding bolsters the theories of evolutionary psychologists, who believe the difference is the result of evolutionary pressures. Daniel Conroy-Beam of the University of Texas at Austin and his colleagues found they could predict a [...]
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|Fearful of Good Days
||Do you ever feel uncomfortable by too many good days? Do you feel like you are waiting for the other shoe to drop? Like things can’t possibly stay decent for too long? I’m stuck in that place now. And it’s comfortable and reassuring and scary … ...
|American Psychological Association’s Ethics Office Seems to be Toothless,...
||As I make my way through the 566-page independent Hoffman Report about the troubles at the American Psychological Association, I keep coming across more and more astonishing revelations. The American Psychological Association (APA) represents a minority of professional psychologists in the U.S., but is the … ...
|WATCH: Some scientists think this is the most beautiful face in the world
||Can we define beauty?
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|Virtual training makes veterans with PTSD nine times more likely to nab a job
||Finding a job is difficult for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates even though many want to work. The job interview — especially hard for those with mental illness — can be a major hurdle. A virtual human — based on software originally used [...]
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|Is LSD really dangerous? This video explains the real science behind the infamous psychedelic
||LSD is a psychedelic drug that was popularized in the 1960’s. What are the effects, and is it really dangerous?
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|New study finds words speak louder than actions
||When it comes to the art of persuasion, you can attract more followers if you turn conventional wisdom on its head and stress what you like, not what you do. A new study, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, finds that people are more likely to [...]
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|VIDEO: You’re wired for anxiety — and you’re wired to handle it
||Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Director of Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders, traces the biological and evolutionary origins of anxiety, the unique features of anxiety in the 21st century, and the powerful research and tech-driven treatments that have emerged in recent decades.
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|Sunday Morning Potpourri
||Two unrelated thoughts for your consideration: a reality check and a pattern-break 1. Reality (and by that I mean Cosmos) is “zero-fat.” Reality saves up nothing for a later day. … ...
|The Hoffman Report: Background & Introduction
||In November 2014, the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association engaged our Firm to conduct an independent review of allegations that had been made regarding APA’s issuance of ethical guidelines in 2002 and 2005, and related actions. These ethical guidelines determined whether and … ...
|Why Management Civility Increases Productivity
||Studies show that employees who are treated rudely perform worse on routine tasks.
|Tips to Restore Sexual Intimacy
||What if you want sex more often than your mate? Or vice versa? Too often the “deprived” partner will blame the other. Don’t make this mistake. By calling your beloved selfish, cold, or frigid, you will only make things worse. Pretending that no problem exists … ...