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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.
Eradicating Stigma   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...
3 Things Potential Clients Really Want to Know We’ve spent thousands and thousands of dollars on graduate education, continuing education, advanced clinical trainings and years in practicum and under supervision. We have invested a lot in our credentials, and all of the impressive acronyms behind our names. PhD, LCSW, LMFT, RPT, CSAC, LPC  — and the list goes...
Researchers discover how body’s good fat tissue communicates with brain Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers at Georgia State University. The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe [...]The post Researchers discover how body’s good fat tissue communicates with brain appeared first on PsyPost.
When attention is a deficit: Sometimes a new strategy makes sense During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail to notice there is a better way to get the job done. A new study explores the question of how the brain switches from an ongoing strategy to a new and potentially more efficient one.
Detox From Negative News In The Media Feeling weighed down by all the negative news in the media? Here's how to detox from the influx of negative events and news in the media.
Love the cook: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo [...]The post Love the cook: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections appeared first on PsyPost.
Got Problems? 13 Solution-Focused Questions To Ask Yourself     When we’ve got a problem, it’s so easy to become stuck on it. We may spend 90 percent of our time reviewing just what went wrong, what’s not working, and why it’s happening. Really, we should probably be spending only 25 percent of our time focusing on the...
Sobriety for a Love Addict Unlike substance addictions (such as alcohol, cocaine or tobacco), love addiction is known as a process addiction. Process addictions include gambling, compulsive eating, shopping and sex addictions, and they often are more difficult to treat. Love addiction is particularly difficult because we actually do need love to function as healthy...
New Research on ED and Hours of Porn Use Inconclusive Sexual Medicine Open Access has just published a paper coauthored by Nicole Prause and Jim Pfaus entitled “Viewing Sexual Stimuli Associated with Greater Sexual Responsiveness, Not Erectile Dysfunction.” i This was not a study on porn users complaining of unexplained erectile dysfunction (ED), and, despite the study’s title, no...
Fat Check: Med Control Part I I started an antidepressant several weeks ago, which happened to be around the same time Lent started and all those chocolate Easter eggs hit the shelves everywhere. So, I ate chocolate, which is usually the devils sin so have always stayed far away but, I indulged more or less.  Not...
When attention is a deficit: How the brain switches strategies to find better solutions Sometimes being too focused on a task is not a good thing. During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail to notice there is a better way to get the job done. For example, let’s say you are coming out of a New York [...]The post When attention is a deficit: How the brain switches strategies to find better solutions appeared first on PsyPost.
The Benefits of Embracing the Ordinary What would you rather do, write down the last conversation you had or watch a funny video? This is one question researchers asked in an effort to understand whether we underestimate the pleasure we get from recalling mundane events from our past. We don't want to record the last conversation we had, but in a month, we'd rather read about it than watch a funny video.
Life is full of uncertainty, we’ve just got to learn to live with it Experiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them. People vary [...]The post Life is full of uncertainty, we’ve just got to learn to live with it appeared first on PsyPost.
We all feel disgust but why do some of us turn it on ourselves? Disgust is a universal emotion – we all get disgusted by things, just as we all experience other “basic” emotions, such as happiness and sadness. Disgust has many functions. It protects us from products that might cause us harm (food that has gone off), it can give us a moral compass (when we see someone [...]The post We all feel disgust but why do some of us turn it on ourselves? appeared first on PsyPost.