|Ecstasy research: Scientists find MDMA could help tackle pathological self-criticism
||MDMA or “ecstasy” can help reduce self-criticism and increased self-compassion, according to preliminary research published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The findings demonstrate how the outlawed club drug could potentially be helpful in the treatment of psychological disorders when combined with other forms of therapy. Self-criticism is a normal part of the human experience — [...]
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|Studies fail to replicate link between ovulation and racial bias
||Is ovulation related to higher racial bias? Though recent research, from Michigan State University, suggested that there was a link, new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business was unable to replicate those findings. In four studies, documented in their paper “In Search of an Association Between Conception Risk and Prejudice,” Carlee [...]
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|Who you are is where you are: People tend to locate the self in the brain or heart
||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 at Rice University and Columbia University. Overall, the study found people tend to locate the self in the brain. The paper, “Who You Are [...]
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|10 Tips for Finding Happiness
||Happiness can be elusive, but below are ways to help find it. 1. Only you can you make yourself happy. You really can’t rely on anyone else to make you happy. If you aren’t happy with yourself, you won’t think you deserve affection and attention. … ...
|Suicide rate is up among young black children
||While the suicide rate among young children has remained stable, researchers see increasing suicide rates among black children, especially boys.
|Studies confirm brain plaque can help predict Alzheimer’s
||Data from the largest analysis to date of amyloid plaques showed they can appear 20 or 30 years before dementia symptoms.
|Why It’s Important to Have a Sounding Board
||Life is tough, we all know that. There are numerous responsibilities we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis that can make things a little murky. Sometimes we get … ...
|Grad Student Accused Of Faking Data In Gay Marriage Study
||The lead author of a study claiming that short conversations can dramatically alter a person’s view on same-sex marriage has issued a retraction upon learning his grad student may have forged the data....
|The Uses of Shame
||In different ways, the religious right and the liberal left both make use of shame to enforce their values.
|Another Flashbulb Memory Bites the Dust
||Guest post by a student who has a memory of September 11th, 2001, that is vivid, clear, and wrong.
|Nine Lessons from Mad Men: The Emotional Cost of Dishonesty
||What emotional price do we pay for our lies? The final season of Mad Men and a new research-based documentary called DisHonesty both illuminate the cost of lies and the healing powers of confessing and making amends. Here, I share nine lessons from Mad Men on how to stop your lies from destroying your happiness, and one example where lying may be the appropriate way to go.
|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
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|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 … ...
||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 … ...