|The Kindness of Strangers
||There's no need to make excuses for human kindness. We should celebrate it is one of the most fundamental aspects of human nature.
|Psychology Around the Net: June 6, 2015
||Learn about the “just do it” approach to dealing with anxiety and fear, how singer Demi Lovato is working to spread awareness about bipolar disorder and other mental health issues, why there might be a connection between psychotropic drugs and homicide, and more in this … ...
|Spike activity 05-06-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Fusion has an oddly fascinating piece on the AI of dick pic detection which turns out to be a surprisingly hard problem (matron). Uber poaches 40 people from Carnegie Mellon’s robotics researcher community wanting to boost their autonomous car technology according to the Market […]
|Saying Goodbye to Guilt & Shame
||My children are enrolled in a martial arts class that keeps us very busy. From 4pm until 7pm twice during the week and from 10 am until noon one day on the … ...
|Study finds people — even teenagers — unconsciously follow advice from their elders
||We follow the wisdom of our elders, even when it is wrong. A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College have found that adults and teens are unconsciously swayed by incorrect advice from older adults. Their study was published June 1 in the journal PLOS One. The study found that “contrary to conventional wisdom [...]
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|Study: Powerful people are quick to notice injustice — when they are the victim
||Powerful people respond quickly to unfair treatment when they are the victims, but they are less likely to notice injustice when they benefit or when others are victimized, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In four experiments, participants who were primed to think of powerful situations perceived unfair [...]
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|Memory loss among the elderly is lower than what was originally thought
||Alaitz Aizpurua, a lecturer at the UPV/EHU, maintains that “the highly widespread belief that memory deteriorates as one approaches old age is not completely true. Various pieces of neuro-psychological research and other studies show that cognitive loss starts at the age of 20 but that we hardly notice it because we have sufficient capacity to [...]
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|Babies who can resettle are more likely to ‘sleep through the night’
||Young infants who can “resettle” themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study in the June Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. “Infants are capable of [...]
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|Why good people do bad things: Anticipating temptation may improve ethical behavior
||Honest behavior is much like sticking to a diet. When facing an ethical dilemma, being aware of the temptation before it happens and thinking about the long-term consequences of misbehaving could help more people do the right thing, according to a new study. The study, “Anticipating and Resisting the Temptation to Behave Unethically,” by University [...]
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|Autologous stem cell therapy helpful in traumatic brain injury
||The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The study [...]
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|Strokes steal 8 years’ worth of brain function, new study suggests
||Having a stroke ages a person’s brain function by almost eight years, new research finds – robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much [...]
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|Walking Away from Anxiety & Fear
||Anxiety. The very word can make me feel tense, fretful, stressed. It pinches a personal nerve, as I have suffered from both chronic and acute varieties. (And I’m not just talking about the normal, everyday fare either: Mine has included quite over-the-top irrational fear, which … ...
|How to Avoid Getting into Arguments
||Arguments happen. You’re human. You have an ego (which is not evil). In theory, every single argument in life can be completely avoided. You do not need to get sucked … ...
|Decluttering Our Inner and Outer Spaces
||I’ve mentioned before that self-care can sometimes be surprising. That is, sometimes, self-care isn’t blissful or relaxing in the moment. Sometimes, it feels like work. Sometimes, it’s even decluttering. Because … ...
|Needs vs Wants, American Style
||Struggling to make ends meet after drug addiction, a prison sentence, or managing on a monthly Social Security Check — I have worked with a diverse client base distinguishing between needs versus wants. My own personal belief system has been impacted as a result and I … ...
|Teachers Should Reward Questions, Not Just Answers
||How encouraging children to ask questions can increase their capability to innovate.
|Alzheimer’s and Sleep Quality Linked In New Study
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|Finding the Missing Link between Economics and Psychology
||The missing link between economics and psychology can be found in Behavioral Investment Theory.
|Olympian Allison Schmitt Reveals Emotional Struggles
||Many people work hard to try to make their dreams come true but few people can truly say that they have reached their highest goals. American swimmer, Allison Schmitt, can. … ...
|So Now We’re Addicted to Our Smartphones?
||It was bound to happen. We’re apparently all addicted to our smartphones (even though mobile phone addiction doesn’t exist). Get thee to a signal-free zone immediately. So says a spate of new(ish) research that claims many of us may be suffering from “nomophobia” (you know, … ...