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Psychology Around the Net: May 16, 2015 This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at one woman’s mental illness photography project, clothing designed to combat mental illness stigma, sex and happiness, and more. Happy reading! The Psychology of Greed: Three Attitudes That Explain the Worst Behaviors of the One Percent: … ...
Tattoos: Rebellion or Conformity? There has been a remarkable and relatively sudden increase in the number of people with tattoos in western society. If the trend continues, more than a half of people will be tattooed. Why?
Is Your Depression And Bipolar Medication Harming You? Depression medication Bottle: Get him, get him Good! Caption: Do your depression meds harm you? In this Over-Medicated Mental Health Humor cartoon, we look at some pro’s and con’s of taking … ...
Multiple studies confirm: Greedy CEOs are bad for business That gut feeling many workers, laborers and other underlings have about their CEOs is spot on, according to three recent studies in the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies that say CEO greed is bad for business. But how do you define greed? Are compassionate [...] The post Multiple studies confirm: Greedy CEOs are bad for business appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers call for interdisciplinary look at sexual violence on campus National thought leaders convened at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health yesterday for a symposium identifying gaps in understanding the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses, calling for a broad interdisciplinary agenda for the next generation of research on a significant problem that became front-page news around the country this year. The day-long [...] The post Researchers call for interdisciplinary look at sexual violence on campus appeared first on PsyPost.
Royal Depression: Katharine Welby, Daughter of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin... I was reading the UK’s Telegraph website and in the LIFE section a title caught my attention: “Katharine Welby on depression ‘I’m-not brave!'” To be fair, I had no idea … ...
Stigma Is Contagious We all need to STOP infecting others with our own stigma. I was recently scanning through the world’s favorite past time (Facebook, of course) and saw a post by one of my gay friends. That boy had called forth his inner diva and was on … ...
Crying to prevent depression My life became better when I accepted crying as a body function – like blowing your nose or peeing. I never worried that someone might think I was a wuss because I blew my … ...
Crying to prevent my depression My life improved when I accepted crying as a body function – like blowing your nose or peeing. I never worried that someone might think I was a wuss because I blew my … ...
Want to Know What's Play? Play is a moving target. We may know it when we see it, but pinning play down is quite another thing.
The Digital Revolution & the Nature of Adolescent Passage The very essence of communication has changed. The various social media, 24/7 news cycles and the ubiquitous presence of smart phones keep us connected whether we want to participate or not. As families have become more comfortable with allowing their children to have cell phones, there seems to be an evolution in the nature of the dynamics of child development.
You Are Not a Number In an earlier post I talked about the different small ways we can embrace ourselves. In one tip I suggested tossing out the scale. Because you’re not a number. But … ...
How Mindfulness Helps Control Cravings Research has reveled that by learning to appreciate the joys of everyday life, prescription addicts can ease their cravings. This discovery was made by the associate professor at the University … ...
How do Scientists Study Dreams? Through research that relies on dream reports, scientists have accumulated a rich body of information about the themes and emotions contained in dreams, and about dream narratives.
Antiviral compound may protect brain from pathogens, West Nile virus, study shows An antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens, researchers have found. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, scientists showed that interferon-lambda tightens the blood-brain barrier, making it harder for the virus to invade the brain.
Omega-3: Intervention for childhood behavioral problems? Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study suggests.
Losing my Mindfulness: A Tale of Spilled Milk and Blue M&Ms What I know to be true experientially is what scientific research now proves—that mindfulness meditation literally changes the brain. Take a brief thirty seconds and give it a try. Right here, right now.
Living After a Police Officer Dies If you look closer, you’ll see some of them wiping away tears. You’ll see the exhausted look of fresh grief on many faces. For others, eyes shine with appreciation of being among family—not related by blood but related by blood lost.
Taylor Swift Talks “Worst Fear” While Comforting Fan... While Mother’s Day is a festive occasion for many, it’s also painful for those who cannot celebrate with that special woman in their life. It’s easier to accept when the … ...
3 Evolutionarily Inspired Bits of Guidance for the Graduates The field of evolutionary psychology has enormous implications for how to guide the next generation of leaders. In particular, the field helps illuminate the nature of giving—a value that we expect all of our graduates to internalize.