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Sometimes You Just Have to Cry it Out I am fond of the expression, “sometimes you have to laugh or you’ll cry,” and I use it a lot, often laughing at circumstances and myself. It seems though that … ...
Is There a Relationship between Playfulness and Trainability Recent data leads to the conclusion that if you test a puppy's eagerness to play with a person you may actually be testing its trainability as well.
Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery A new study has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a higher chance of struggling in class following their surgery.
Epicenter of brain's predictive ability pinpointed by scientists In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, researchers have reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
Childhood trauma gets under the skin Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research. The study found heightened inflammation across three blood biomarkers in adults who had been victims of childhood trauma. Childhood trauma was defined by the researchers as experiencing sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or separation from caregivers before the age of 17.
Why Some People Feel Inferior “I never do anything right.”  While this is an overgeneralization with evidence to the contrary, some people actually believe they can’t to do anything right.  Perhaps you have a client like this.  It … ...
May the 3rd Force Be With You Rollo May, Fritz Perls, Carl Rogers, and Abraham Maslow meet in a bar.....
Miscarriages: Conception Without Birth Miscarriage is a rarely discussed, almost taboo topic. Couples hit by pregnancy loss are usually unprepared and left alone to cope with grief and imagined guilt. Popular belief has it that miscarriage affects only 5% of pregnancies, but 15-20% are reported. Far greater losses occur before pregnancy is clinically recognizable, and only 25% of conceptions lead to birth.
How Easily Can Someone Change Your Mind? Are you the type of person who can resist the lure of tempting ads or the pressure of someone you know to get you to change your mind? Maybe you’re not as resistant to these influences as you think so that, even without knowing it, you’re an easy target.
9 Tips for Self-Care Living with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental illnesses takes a toll, often in more ways than we realize. Our wounds leave us fragile and sensitive to the suffering of others. It is not uncommon for those with mental illness to find it difficult to … ...
Best 3 Inspirational Films On Filmmaking Filmmakers and screenwriters often find inspiration in their colleagues’ best work. Sometimes, watching a film about the process of filming a movie can be inspiring and motivational. Actually, whenever I … ...
“You’re Too Sensitive!!” Understanding Your Child’s Sensitively Level... When I was a child, I didn’t know that my hyper sensitivity was a possible symptom of Bipolar II disorder. Little things would set me off, and I would find … ...
The Importance of Evidence-based Practice In virtually every professional field, a research-to-practice gap exists in which some practices shown to be effective by scientific research are seldom used in applied settings, but some commonly implemented practices are not empirically validated and may be ineffective or even harmful. Thus, great opportunity exists for those who employ research-based practices.
The Enneagram: Teens Speak for Themselves I A taste of interviews of teens and former teens, types 1-4. See types 5-9 in my next blog June 16.
How Agreeable Are You? One-Minute Personality Test Discover the third of five components of your personality with this one-minute test. Just how agreeable are you in comparison to others? And what does ‘agreeable’ mean to psychologists? In […] » Continue reading: How Agreeable Are You? One-Minute Personality Test » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:One-Minute Personality Test: How Neurotic Are You? One Minute Personality Test: Are You An Introvert, Extrovert or Something Else? What Your Facebook Posts Say About Your Personality Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know Two Personality Traits Which Predict Long Life
There Will Be Bad Days Today is officially the first day of summer at our house as my eldest had her last day of first grade yesterday. This is very exciting for me.  I love having my children home all day.  My littlest two still nap, so I’m always really … ...
The Specific Scent of Snakes I have a friend named Laura who is very afraid of snakes. She has a husband, two kids, and a Masters degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management. Laura has been … ...
How to Figure Out Which Man is Best for You Last week’s cartoon was about how true love and food are connected, and how to get someone to propose. For any cartoon you enjoy, you’re invited to share it anyplace … ...
Infant brains develop years faster than we thought A key element of infant brain development occurs years earlier than previously thought, research has shown. The way we perceive faces -- using the right hemisphere of the brain -- is unique and sets us apart from non-human primates. It was thought that this ability develops as we learn to read, but a new study shows that in babies as young as four months it is already highly evolved.
Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes Cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric staff.