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Are All Eyes on You? The Truman Show Delusion My older brother suffers from schizophrenia and one of his recent positive symptoms included the Truman Show delusion, in which he believed people were covertly recording him, watching him when he was alone and broadcasting his actions to an unknown audience. The implications are extremely distressing. What … ...
Tackling the Question “Why Can’t I Be Happy?” As I’m sure they are for a lot of people, things are in a sort of transition for me right now. I’m coming up on the end of my lease … ...
Women who are abused by their partner much less likely to use contraception Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to [...]The post Women who are abused by their partner much less likely to use contraception appeared first on PsyPost.
Your sleep becomes more sensitive to caffeine as you grow older: study If you’ve passed the age of 40, you should be extra careful about consuming caffeine before bed. New research has discovered that the sleep of older adults is more sensitive to the effects of a higher dose of caffeine. Caffeine elicits wakefulness by acting as a competitive antagonist at adenosine receptors in the brain. In [...]The post Your sleep becomes more sensitive to caffeine as you grow older: study appeared first on PsyPost.
If I talk to a therapist will I stop speaking to my parents? A young man walked into my office for his first therapy session. “If I start talking to you, am I going to end up not talking to my parents?” he asked.
White Lies Women Tell Do you ever lie to be nice and get along? You don’t tell it like it is because you don’t want to hurt feelings, disappoint or cause conflict. Giveaway Girls sometimes use little white lies to either cope or … ...
Researchers build brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. The technique, demonstrated with a 56-year-old man whose right hand had been amputated, uses non-invasive brain monitoring, capturing brain activity to determine what [...]The post Researchers build brain-machine interface to control prosthetic hand appeared first on PsyPost.
Bullying by students with disabilities reduced by social-emotional learning Bullying perpetration decreased by 20 percent over a three-year period among youths with disabilities who participated in a social and emotional learning program, a new study found. More than 120 students with disabilities at two school districts in the Midwest participated in the research, which was part of a larger three-year clinical trial of the [...]The post Bullying by students with disabilities reduced by social-emotional learning appeared first on PsyPost.
What Ronald Reagan’s speech patterns can reveal about Alzheimer’s disease Toward the end of his presidency, Ronald Reagan, once famed as “The Great Communicator,” began losing the luster on his oratory prowess. In November of 1994, five years out of office, doctors diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s disease. A new analysis suggests the signs may have been evident even before he left the White House. The [...]The post What Ronald Reagan’s speech patterns can reveal about Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
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Study finds being exposed to Buddhist concepts reduces prejudice and increases prosociality Researchers from Belgium and Taiwan have found that being exposed to Buddhist concepts can lead to increased prosocial behavioral intentions and undermine prejudice towards others. Buddhism contains a variety of teachings and practices – such as meditation – intended to help individuals develop a more open-minded and compassionate personality. Unlike the three dominant monotheistic religions, [...]The post Study finds being exposed to Buddhist concepts reduces prejudice and increases prosociality appeared first on PsyPost.
Facebook Friends and Attraction People who spend excessive time on Facebook are often seen as more introverted.
The Decisive Decade The ten years from eighteen to twenty-eight are the pivotal decade in a person’s life.
VASER HD Liposuction In Recovery from Substance Abuse? One aspect of recovery from substance abuse is self-esteem. The better a person feels about their appearance, the stronger they are in recoverying from self-defeating messages which may have helped … ...
Embracing Your Disease When, exactly, did our society become so obsessed with sickness? I was just thinking of the many diseases and mental disorders we experience and talk about on a daily basis: Anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s … ...
Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs Study debunks long-held myth probably arising from the confirmation bias. » Continue reading: Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Confirmation Bias: Why It’s Hard to Change Your Mind Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others The Availability Bias: Why People Buy Lottery Tickets The Fundamental Psychological Bias That Determines Your Politics The Best Look for a Leader: Intelligent or Healthy?
Improving mental health via social network A social networking app is designed to help people suffering from clinical depression.
Taylor Swift and the Unabashed Love of Cats The op-ed page of the New York Times included this great headline, “Stand up for your cats.” In the essay, Julia Baird heaped praise on celebrities such as Taylor Swift … ...
9 Signs that Your Doctor Understands You Health experts agree about the importance of good physician-patient communication. However, until recently, they did not have a way to measure how well people feel they can relate to their health professional. Diagnose your own relationship with your health care provider using this simple 9-item scale.
Psychology Around the Net: April 4, 2015 This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers pilots and psychiatric evaluations, the effects of multitasking on your brain, the science-based claim that money can buy happiness (say what?!) and more. Inside a Pilot’s Mind: After Germanwings Plane Crash, Pondering Pilot Psychology: One former pilot’s op-ed … ...