|Managing Anger Styles to Build Healthier Relationships
||Talk to any couple and chances are you’ll hear the same story. There are plenty of good times, but once in awhile, things go sour. Every relationship has its ups and downs. The ebb and flow through good and bad periods is natural. When an … ...
|Why Do People With Mental Illness Self-Sabotage?
||There is a lot of talk about why people with mental illness self-sabotage. The other day, while reading online, I saw this quote: “I am afraid of two things equally … ...
|The Little Love of My Life
||I would say that I have been relatively stable for the past 6 months mentally. Which is astonishing considering that I started a new job, changed my medications and am … ...
|Study connects low-cost building improvement with decreased crime
||In the first research demonstrating the effects of abandoned building remediation on changes in surrounding crime, a team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service, University of Pennsylvania and Yale School of Public Health found that low-cost improvements such as new windows and doors may be effective in deterring criminal activity. The study was published [...]
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|When it comes to cocktail parties, musicians really know how to mingle
||Anyone who’s tried to hold a conversation at a bar knows that background noise can make it nearly impossible to hear what the other person is trying to say. This dilemma is officially known as the “cocktail party problem,” but scientists theorize that it doesn’t affect musicians quite as badly as it does the rest [...]
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|This is your brain when you’re on your period
||Days before your period you may feel as if you’re walking around in a mental fog. During premenstrual syndrome (PMS), hormones begin to fluctuate and alter the levels of brain chemicals that keep you balanced and alert, but what exactly happens to the brain during your period? The Menstrual Cycle: Menstruation Typically, women go through [...]
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|First images of dolphin brain circuitry hint at how they sense sound
||Neuroscientists have for the first time mapped the sensory and motor systems in the brains of dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B is publishing the results, showing that at least two areas of the dolphin brain are associated with the auditory system, unlike most mammals that primarily process sound in a single area. “Dolphins [...]
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|Study details army suicide attempts, risk profiles for enlisted soldiers, officers
||A new analysis of U.S. Army data details rates of suicide attempts during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and researchers have identified risk factors for suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. From 2004 through 2009, the Army experienced the longest sustained increase in suicide [...]
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|Complexity before size: Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain
||The oldest known Old World monkey, Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its fossilized skull was discovered on an island in Kenya’s Lake Victoria, where it lived 15 million years ago. An international team led by Fred Spoor of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and University College London (UCL), [...]
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|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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