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Raised By Parents With Low Emotional Intelligence Ten-year-old Jasmine lies alone on her bed, glad to be sequestered behind the closed doors of her room.  “It could happen,” she whispers quietly to herself. In her mind she’s … ...
8 Signs You're in a Relationship with a Sexual Narcissist Sexual narcissism can be defined as a grandiose sense of one’s sexual prowess which, in the mind of the sexual narcissist, entitles him or her to engage in acts of emotional and physical manipulation at the partner’s expense. How do you know when your partner may be a sexual narcissist? Here are eight telltale signs...
Is Mind Wandering a Good or Bad Thing? Is mind wandering a good thing or bad thing? Is it the same as being on “autopilot,” without being conscious of what you are doing? There seems to be several differing perspectives on these questions.
Depression is Hard Depression is hard, like, really, really hard. For me it is the worst part of being beautifully bipolar. You’ve seen the commercials or read the pamphlets that tell you that … ...
Exercising When You’re Depressed You probably already know that exercise is key for reducing depression. But you might not know why. In his valuable book The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, Alex Korb, Ph.D, notes that “almost everything … ...
What Do Your Earliest Memories Reveal About You? What do your childhood memories say about you? Do our early memories merit our consideration?
Leaky Attention and Being More Creative “Poor sensory gating, the ability to filter unnecessary stimuli from the brain, correlated with a higher number of lifetime creative achievements.” Being a highly sensitive person may include letting an … ...
Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after increase in alcohol taxes Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. A team of UF Health researchers discovered that fatal alcohol-related car crashes in Illinois declined 26 percent [...]The post Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after increase in alcohol taxes appeared first on PsyPost.
Five Dating Tips for Introverts 1. Fess up. Don’t pretend to be a social butterfly. There is nothing wrong with being introverted. Tell your date if you are someone who seeks friendship first or needs time to fall … ...
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.
How Many People Are Addicted to Exercise? Exercise addiction
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.