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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 … ...
ADHD, Deadlines, Procrastination, Synapses, And Hell You commit to a task. It’s in the future. You think “I’ve got lots of time.” and you file that thought away. And that thought, “I’ve got lots of time,” is … ...
Who Would JonBenét be Now? If JonBenét Ramsey were still alive she would be 25 years old. What kind of 25-year-old would she be? We can only speculate, but we can speculate based on years … ...
Bookkeeping 101 for Therapists Does the idea of “doing your books” intimidate you? It doesn’t have to. Many therapists figure out that business bookkeeping can be SIMPLER than you think! Don’t believe me? Read on! First step in private practice bookkeeping The very first step in your private practice … ...
Stop Telling People You’re a “Thought Leader” Because You’re Not Is Thought Leadership Old Wine In New Bottles? There are certain words/phrases that irks me to no end — thought leader or thought leadership is one of them. I cringe every time I see the words “thought leader” or “thought leadership” on a website or by a person’s name. David Brooks wrote a satirical, op-ed … Continue reading Stop Telling People You’re a “Thought Leader” Because You’re Not →
Sharon Osbourne Taking Break Due to Emotional and Physical... Looking at the lives of celebrities, it is all too easy to assume that they don’t have the same problems as the average person but health issues, for example, do … ...
Happiness versus Success Over the decades - as both a psychiatrist practicing in Silicon Valley and a civilian living here locally - I have witnessed so much success and yet so little happiness. In our valley of material riches and natural beauty, the two are regrettably too often in opposition.
3 Effective Strategies for Improving Working Memory in Kids... “One of the most consistent findings in research studies is that students with ADHD have poor working memory, particularly when they have to remember visual information, such as graphs or images. As part of a government-funded project that I led, I found that students with … ...
Research solves mystery of memory and mood Researchers have identified two types of stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain crucial for learning and memory.
Researchers tie unexpected brain structures to creativity — and to stifling it Investigators at Stanford University have found a surprising link between creative problem-solving and heightened activity in the cerebellum, a structure located in the back of the brain and more typically thought of as the body’s movement-coordination center. In designing the study, the researchers drew inspiration from the game Pictionary. The cerebellum, traditionally viewed as the [...] The post Researchers tie unexpected brain structures to creativity — and to stifling it appeared first on PsyPost.
Study identifies neural circuit involved in making emotional decisions Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve options with both positive and negative elements, such choosing to take a higher-paying job in a city far from family and friends, versus choosing to stay put with less pay. MIT researchers have now identified a neural circuit that [...] The post Study identifies neural circuit involved in making emotional decisions appeared first on PsyPost.