|4 Warning Signs Marriage Therapists Use to Predict Divorce
||Fix these things or get ready to say goodbye. Well-trained marriage therapists have most likely studied the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottmans have done the most extensive research on marriage and what predicts divorce. He discovered four main predictors, which he terms the “Four Horsemen of...
|Ten Things To Do When Everything Erupts
||Do This When Your Loved One is Destructive One of the hardest things for a caregiver who loves their family member to manage is a destructive episode. If you are someone who has made a tremendous effort to help your loved one recover from the fall out of their mental...
|Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession
||Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder”, gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as “raw”, “clean” and “paleo”. American doctor Steven Bratman coined the term “orthorexia nervosa” in 1997 some time [...]The post Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession appeared first on PsyPost.
|3 Winning Strategies (or Capacities to Cultivate) to Enhance
||Life can be challenging, complete with bumps and unexpected turns, and not-so-easy lessons to learn. All of us, at one time or other, have been down a road or two that brought immense pain and challenged us in multifaceted ways. What shaped our life ultimately, however, was the way we...
|How to Stop Avoiding What Scares or Overwhelms You
||Regardless of whether you struggle with anxiety, you probably avoid all sorts of things. We all do. These can include painful feelings; difficult conversations; bills and big projects; or situations where we might be judged or rejected. We avoid these things for all sorts of reasons, according to Melanie A....
|Humans have always come in different shapes and sizes
||A joint study by researchers from the Universities of Tübingen and Cambridge demonstrates that the earliest members of our genus Homo varied widely in body size. Until now, we knew little about the height and weight of our ancestors who lived between 2.5 and 1.5 million years ago. Co-author of the study, Manuel Will, says [...]The post Humans have always come in different shapes and sizes appeared first on PsyPost.
|85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory. 84 failed.
||“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra Could you draw the ubiquitous Apple computer logo from memory? Probably not, as it turns out. In a new study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, UCLA psychologists found that almost none of their subjects could draw the logo correctly from memory. [...]The post 85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory. 84 failed. appeared first on PsyPost.
|Teenagers shape each other’s views on how risky a situation is
||Young adolescents’ judgements on how risky a situation might be are most influenced by what other teenagers think, while most other age groups are more influenced by adults’ views, finds new UCL research. For the study, published in Psychological Science, 563 visitors to the London Science Museum were asked to rate the riskiness of everyday [...]The post Teenagers shape each other’s views on how risky a situation is appeared first on PsyPost.
|Evolutionary novelties in vision
||A new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University published in PLOS ONE shows that genes crucial for vision were multiplied in the early stages of vertebrate evolution and acquired distinct functions leading to the sophisticated mechanisms of vertebrate eyes. One striking feature of vertebrates is the prominent role that vision plays in almost all major [...]The post Evolutionary novelties in vision appeared first on PsyPost.
|Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory
||Music performance is known to induce structural and functional changes to the human brain and enhance cognition. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying music performance have been so far unexplored. A Finnish research group has now investigated the effect of music performance (in a 2 hr concert) on the gene expression profiles of professional musicians from [...]The post Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory appeared first on PsyPost.
|The Healthy Brain Food In Every Fridge That Gets Overlooked
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|Single After 40 and Single Again: Part 4
||Psychotherapist Wendy Wasson and I wrap up our discussion of single life at different ages This is the last of a four-part series exploring the question of whether the early adult years are the hardest for people who are single. Bella: Let’s talk about women who are single-again....
|Plane Crash in the Alps, Andreas Lubitz – the
||I’ll make this quick – I haven’t had my coffee yet and the subject matter is too tragic for me to play my silly word-games. But, yes, brace yourself for a pattern-break, as usual. When I read about the crash of the Flight 4U 9525 in the Alps,...
|Psychology Around the Net: March 28, 2015
||This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net covers everything from psychology and environmentalism, a new smartphone app for teens dealing with depression, and various misconceptions about psychology. The Surprising Psychology Behind Why Some People Become Environmentalists: Psychologists have started using tools such as surveys and questionnaires to delve into...
|Moms' excess pregnancy weight linked to kids' obesity
||Researchers say mothers who are overweight before pregnancy and those who gain too much while pregnant are more likely to have obese seven-year-olds.
|Feeling anxious or depressed? Sleep deprivation may be to blame
||Sleeping habits might be why you feel emotionally overwhelmed during times of stress.
|A high-fat diet could be altering your behavior and not just your waistline
||Study finds that heart disease and obesity aren't the only effects of eating too many fatty foods.
|Some students feeling college-admission stress
||College advisers and psychologists who work with students have some advice for putting it all into perspective.
|Airlines largely rely on pilots 'self-monitoring' mental health
||Aviation experts say psychological screening is minimal for pilots.
|| Famous People With Bipolar Disorder Stigma about people who manage their lives with a mental illness is caused by a lack of public education for families, caregivers, and communities. Managing a mental illness is in no way a barrier to being a productive, contributing, and positive individual who is...