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Research finds we can civilize punishment by learning a perpetrator’s unfortunate history If a child is physically or emotionally abused throughout childhood, is she viewed by society as less blameworthy for her actions and moral character as an adult? When we perceive that someone has done something morally wrong, it oftentimes fills us with intense feelings of blame and powerful urges to punish the wrongdoer. This type [...]
Study: Unequal distribution of power in young adult relationships more harmful to women Power imbalances in heterosexual relationships are common, but having less power takes a greater toll on young women than young men, according to a recently published University at Buffalo study. The results, appearing in The Journal of Sex Research, suggest “a healthy skepticism when it comes to what looks like gender equality,” says Laina Bay-Cheng, [...]
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A “Natural” Treatment for ADHD Ever get ads trying to sell you such-and-such natural supplement that will treat ADHD? You can thank targeted advertising for that. It occurred to me, though, that there’s one “natural” … ...
How Narcissism Changes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Recently a teenager came into my office complaining about the anxiety they were experiencing from their Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) parent. They gave me a few examples. The compulsive handwashing that led to dry and sometimes bloody hands was imposed on everyone in the household. … ...
Couples may miss cues that partner is hiding emotions, study suggests Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research.
The Vitamins That Help To Treat Schizophrenia Schizophrenia can cause delusions, hallucinations, confused thinking and dramatic changes in behaviour. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
A Professional Approach to Treating Self-Harming Behavior: Healing with... The phrase “self-harming behavior” may call up images of troubled teenagers with cuts on their arms. But self-injury can occur for people of any age, in children, adolescents and adults, whether male or female.  This is not at all a teenage fad! People who self-harm … ...
Chemical Enlightenment? The reason why psychedelic drugs like LSD and ayahuasca can't bring true spiritual awakening.
How to Avoid Groupthink on Your Team Picture this: You’re in an important meeting with senior leadership. The CEO is sharing the firm’s strategic plan, including how the company will “leverage big data to gain visibility into market opportunities producing measurable ROI”. Um…what? You do a quick scan around the conference room. … ...
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Shared reading can help with chronic pain A study has found that shared reading (SR) can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers.
Adults with autism overcome childhood language challenges Results of a small study of adults with autism has added to evidence that their brains can learn to compensate for some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children.