|The Mysterious Syndrome In Which Healthy People Can't Recall Their Past
||The authors of a recent study published in Neuropsycholgia say they’ve identified a new syndrome characterized by the inability to re-live previous experiences. It sounds a lot like amnesia, but people with this rare condition are otherwise healthy and have no history of brain damage or psychological trauma....
|1 Hour of This Therapy Cured 73% of Insomniacs, New Study Finds
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|Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer's protein, memory loss
||Sleep may be a missing piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle. The toxic protein that is the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease blocks the deepest stages of sleep, resulting in memory decline, according to new research.
|Happiest university graduates are more likely to land a good first job
||Happy graduates have a greater chance of being hired for a high quality first job. The study points out that promoting learning and practice of attitudes that encourage happiness could improve the employability of graduates.
|Would Invisibility Solve Social Anxiety?
||We’ve all felt social anxiety to a certain extent. Maybe you would do anything to get out of giving a presentation. Maybe your hands get all clammy when you have to walk into a meeting full of people you’re meeting for the first time. Perhaps social … ...
|12 Quotes from Celebrities with Depression
||Ryan Phillippe: “As you get older, I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person.” (Elle Magazine 2015). Jon Hamm: “I did do therapy and … ...
|Why Defensiveness Does Not Work.
||Why do we get defensive? Why does this antagonism escalate and damage relationships that did not need to be damaged? Why our relationships are stormier than they need to be? Why is happiness … ...
|3 Ways We Should All Be Introverts
||Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, everyone can benefit from being quiet and thoughtful.
|Weakening memories of crime through deliberate suppression
||There are some bad memories -- whether of a crime or a painful life event -- that we'd rather not recall. New research shows that people can successfully inhibit some incriminating memories, reducing the memories' impact on automatic behaviors and resulting in brain activity similar to that seen in 'innocent' participants.
|Exercise Almost Killed Me
||Fall, 1980. Nineteen years old. I was excited to transfer from my small branch campus near Erie to the Penn State main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. It’s a beautiful campus of over forty thousand students in central Pennsylvania—so idyllic and isolated from the world … ...
|Rebounding, Bouncing Back, and Springing Forward:
|| Mental toughness isn’t something reserved for Olympic athletes, it’s something we all have. A mother raising young children has mental toughness. A business owner putting everything in the … ...
|Reading: Brain waves study shows how different teaching methods affect reading development
||Researchers found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading.
|Poliovirus study finds that less is more
||A modified poliovirus therapy that is showing promising results for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors works best at a low dosage, according to the research team where the investigational therapy is being pioneered.
|Brilliant Psychologist Chooses the Day of Her Death
||I was in graduate school from 1975 through 1979, and during those years, and some years afterwards, the field of psychology was riveted with the concept of androgyny, especially as … ...
|What Adolescents Can Learn from Parental Conflict
||The job of parents is to provide a constructive example for conducting conflict with each other from which their adolescent can positively learn.
|Quick to laugh or smile? It may be in your genes
||Why do some people immediately burst into laughter after a humorous moment, while others can barely crack a smile? New research examining emotional reactivity suggests one of the answers may lie in a person's DNA.
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|Inside Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: What Do Symptoms Really Mean?...
||A personal story I recently had to say goodbye to a client of mine, I will call Sara, with whom I had been working for two years in weekly psychoanalytic … ...
|Feeling Bipolar Disorder In Your Gut
||Despite the way we’re taught in school, the body doesn’t think of itself as divided up into systems. It doesn’t realize it has a nervous system and an endocrine system, … ...
|Handling Stress Without Reducing or Avoiding It
||Most of us know that stress is bad. It’s hard to go a week or maybe even a day without hearing how terrible stress is for us. Stress causes high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, chest pain and other health problems. Maybe for you, it’s even … ...