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Addicts Need Rehab, not Jail It’s a story almost as old as addiction itself. It’s a question with an obvious answer, but one still lingering. It’s a debate over helping vs. punishing. It’s a political pitfall, but one that may finally be addressed. I’m talking, of course, about offering addicts … ...
Do you see 'the self' in your brain or your heart? Decision-making differs Whether people locate their sense of self in the brain or the heart can have a major influence on people's decision-making, according to a new study by management and business experts.
'Insufficient evidence' on degenerative brain disease in athletes Available research does not support the contention that athletes are uniquely at risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) or other neurodegenerative disorders, according to a review. Other reports have linked CTE to a history of concussions and "subconcussive impacts" during the athlete's playing career. However, because of the limitations of case series analysis, no direct causal link between concussion and CTE has been established.
Money: When you mess with the bull, you get... When it comes to money, and you think you’re out of the red financially, somehow something always comes up. Here is a list of unexpected occurrences that can burn a … ...
Ancient Practice Can Heal Brains Damaged By Chronic Pain Chronic pain is known to impair brain function, causing problems with memory and the emotions. » Continue reading: Ancient Practice Can Heal Brains Damaged By Chronic Pain » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:An Ancient Way to Heal The Mind Finds New Scientific Support 4 Wonderful Ways Meditation Relieves Pain The Totally Unexpected Effect of Stress On How You Feel Pain Meditation is an Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Pain People’s Suprising Empathy With The Pain of Their Enemies
The Psychology of Getting Back in the Batter’s Box Want to learn about building resilience? Developing team values? Developing a positive identity? Little League baseball has got all of this and more.
Why Some People Doubt Everything Do you have a client who doubts nearly everything they did? The issue could be resolved yet they still question past decisions or actions. Their doubtfulness even extends into future choices … ...
Water Games Negotiations are especially difficult when you are responding to the other party’s assumed instead of actual preferences.
How to Create Resiliency through Mindfulness Often, the moments that you overcome adversity are the moments when you appreciate the gift that life offers us the most. When you are facing those less-than-enjoyable moments and dealing with great challenges, you may wonder: How hard will this hit me? How soon will … ...
Reading And ADHD, I’m Of Two Minds I’ve said that I believe ADHD can be described as a dichotomy model. And sometimes I just get frustrated by how obvious that is … and how difficult it is … ...
Irregularities in Science A paper in the high-profile journal Science has been alleged to be based on fraudulent data, with the PI calling for it to be retracted. The original paper purported to use survey data to show that people being asked about gay marriage changed their attitudes if they were asked the survey questions by someone who […]
Should Clients Be Touched? Some Say No: 6 Important... I’m a firm believer in the power of love and compassion to open doors, change minds, and renew hearts. I have always worked with clients who have severe trauma histories, … ...
Revisiting a Toxic Relationship I think I started to believe a myth of sorts.  A myth that says there are strong people and there are weak people, and that every person is one or the other.  Of course, I thought I fell into the realm of the weak. I … ...
Video games could harm the brain’s spatial memory system A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B by the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and Dr. Véronique Bohbot (Douglas Institute researcher and associate Professor at McGill University and the Douglas Research Institute of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) shows that while [...] The post Video games could harm the brain’s spatial memory system appeared first on PsyPost.
Altering Brainwaves Yields Positive Results MEDITATION WORKS We have explored the world of brain waves together. We have worked on becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings, and of the intensity of our emotional landscape. … ...
Thinking alike changes the conversation As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other’s posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, each other’s speech patterns. In addition, people who are better at compromising align more closely. “Few people are aware that [...] The post Thinking alike changes the conversation appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds high risk of sleep apnea in young veterans with PTSD A new study of young U.S. veterans shows that the probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The study involved 195 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who visited a VA outpatient PTSD clinic for evaluation. Results show that 69.2 percent of participants [...] The post Study finds high risk of sleep apnea in young veterans with PTSD appeared first on PsyPost.
The dark side of the ‘love hormone’ — oxytocin’s similarities with the effects of alcohol Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research, published today in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, draws on existing studies into the two compounds and details the similarities between the effects of alcohol and the ‘love hormone’, oxytocin, on our actions. The team warn [...] The post The dark side of the ‘love hormone’ — oxytocin’s similarities with the effects of alcohol appeared first on PsyPost.
New light on impact of video gaming on the brain Video gamers now spend a collective three billion hours per week in front of their screens. In fact, it is estimated that the average young person will have spent some 10,000 hours gaming by the time they are 21. The effects of intense video gaming on the brain are only beginning to be understood. New research shows that while video game players exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain's reward system.
The dark side of the 'love hormone:' Similarities with the effects of alcohol Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that the oft-used nickname hides the darker side of oxytocin, and claim that it bears more semblances with the effects of alcohol than previously thought.