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The Power of Five Minutes I have been a stay at home mom for almost seven years now.  In practically every way I can imagine, it fulfills me.  There’s something about being responsible for the well being and development of a little person that just seems to surpass all the … ...
Why Are There So Many Religions? There are thousands of religions on Earth today. The best explanation for this puzzlingly high number is that being religious is an evolutionary adaptation.
4 Relationship Lessons from ‘The Last Kiss’ “The Last Kiss,” a 2006 dramedy starring Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett and Rachel Bilson, features storylines that depict struggles within various romantic relationships — struggles that can very well be relatable to all of us. I’ve compiled four lessons from the movie that may strike … ...
A Strength-based Approach Helps Children The positive psychology movement has started to ask "what is healthy," "what is working," and "what are a child’s strengths" as central -- and often more important --than what is wrong or what disorder or illness does a child have...and this can change lives.
STOP! That Shampoo has Alcohol — Safe Products for   Because of extensive drinking and drugging, many addicts screw up their body chemistry. In early stages of recovery as the body works to achieve some level of normalcy, the … ...
On Writing And Staking Our Claim When we write, or create anything, we stake our claim. We own our space in this world. We sink into our existence. We communicate to ourselves, “I see you. I … ...
Subtle discrimination is easier to acknowledge when self-esteem is high Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless they have higher self-esteem, according to the results of a new study by two University at Buffalo psychologists. The study’s results highlight the density of the discrimination [...]The post Subtle discrimination is easier to acknowledge when self-esteem is high appeared first on PsyPost.
No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer’s Low-frequency alternating magnetic fields such as those generated by overhead power lines are considered a potential health risk because epidemiological studies indicate that they may aggravate, among other things, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, a recent study by researchers at the Institute of Pathobiochemistry at the Medical Center [...]The post No evidence that low-frequency magnetic fields accelerate development of Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Your better half (by half?): Improving your fitness may improve your spouse’s With obesity on the rise in households across America, the demand for weight-loss treatments, personal trainers, and lifestyle coaches is amping up. But when it comes to physical fitness, the best incentive to get in shape might be the very person sitting across from you at the dinner table. New research finds that exercising isn’t [...]The post Your better half (by half?): Improving your fitness may improve your spouse’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Why daring to compare online prices pays off offline The sudden closures of big-box stores like Future Shop and Target may make it seem like online shopping is killing real-world stores. But shoppers are actually engaging in “web-to-store” shopping — buying offline after comparing prices online. New research from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business shows this consumer behaviour has important implications for [...]The post Why daring to compare online prices pays off offline appeared first on PsyPost.
Molecular trigger found for schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes A molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model has been discovered by researchers. The research gives scientists new tools for someday preventing or treating psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism.
Evidence? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Evidence! It's possible to prove that rewards and punishments aren't effective in the long run. But what if defenses of these practices are rooted more in ideology than psychology?
Chiropractic Care an Integral Part of Recovery Chiropractic care is an option to treat and relieve pain and stiffness. Frequently, patients who previously felt that pain had to be managed through prescription can now be relieved in … ...
The Biggest Myths about Therapy There are many myths about therapy. This is problematic. That’s because misconceptions discourage people from seeking professional help and getting better. Individuals might wait to go until their concerns have deepened, when it’s harder to intervene. Or they might not go at all, instead suffering … ...
Chimpanzees and Cheesecake Chimpanzees use sound symbols to communicate about food.
Body language influences the amount of applause speakers receive In many instances, we must make broad inferences about others based on limited information. Often when we meet someone briefly we may already believe we know what their personality is like—we might have an idea how friendly, intelligent, or trustworthy this person is. If we were not able to do so, practices like job interviews [...]The post Body language influences the amount of applause speakers receive appeared first on PsyPost.
Lessening Alzheimer’s Discordance: Five Recommendations Dealing with the differing views of the illness held by the person with Alzheimer's disease and the care partner is a challenging but critical task. Lessening this discordance enormously reduces care partner stress, and is valuable for the person with the disease, as well.
Food for thought: Master protein enhances learning and memory Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These two skills -- running and memorizing -- are not so different as it turns out. Researchers have discovered a single protein that energizes muscles and the brain, which could point to potential treatments in regenerative and developmental medicine as well as ways to address defects in learning and memory, they say.
The Four Types of Attraction You know the story: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy and girl have their happily ever after – well at least those relationships that don't end in divorce do. Every part makes sense except for boy falls in love with girl. Why her? Why not another girl? The answer is simple: Attraction. Naturally my next question is: What makes someone attractive?
Can a Narcissist Ever Change? We tend to associate narcissism with psychological problems that impact a variety of everyday behaviors and relationships. However, according to a new theory of narcissism, one of the three basic types has the chance to grow up psychologically healthy.