|Women who get enough sleep are more likely to have sex: study
||Getting enough sleep is important for the promotion of sexual desire in college women, according to new research. The pilot study of 171 women found those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. “The influence of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these [...]The post Women who get enough sleep are more likely to have sex: study appeared first on PsyPost.
|The bizarre ways your name affects your behavior
||We love ourselves, and our names, more than we consciously realise. Research has found this implicit egotism has some pretty interesting effects.The post The bizarre ways your name affects your behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
|Persuasive power: Members of Congress can sway the public
||Members of the U.S. Congress really do have the power to persuade their constituents in several different ways, according to a first-of-its kind national study. Researchers found that citizens who participated in an online town hall with their U.S. representative or senator were more likely to agree with the legislator on an important policy issue. [...]The post Persuasive power: Members of Congress can sway the public appeared first on PsyPost.
|45 Conversation Starters to Bolster Your Bond with Your
||Is this a familiar scenario? You’re sitting around the table, at home or at a restaurant. You and your loved ones have already talked about each other’s days. You’ve already discussed the delicious meal and any upcoming plans. And now you’re sitting and maybe eating. In silence. Or maybe everyone...
|Self-Care Sunday: Your Voice
||When we dislike our bodies, when we feel uncomfortable in our own skin, we may start silencing our voices. Because we haven’t lost weight, can’t adhere to a diet, can’t fit into a certain size or don’t fit into a certain standard, we become convinced that our voices don’t matter....
||“I’m the black sheep of my family,” said the young man who sat before me in my therapy office. I tried to imagine this adorable, sad young man being the “black sheep” of anything. I couldn’t. Generally considered the outcast of the family, the black sheep is typically assumed to...
|Hearing Voices: Rachel’s Experience Might Surprise You
Hearing voices is much more common than you might think.
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|Cops Helping Cops
||Ten cops contribute stories to an anthology dedicated to fallen officers.
|Disagreeing: For Better or Worse
||Disagreeing is not always easy. How do you handle a difference of opinion with your spouse or others? Do you express yourself truthfully and respectfully? Become angry or defensive? Or do you try to keep the peace with silence or by changing the subject? Virginia Satir, a social worker and...
|Coming Out as Polyamorous, Part II
||This blog explores strategies for coming out to families, friends, and kids about being polyamorous.
|“Put it on the shelf.”
||This week has been rough. I can’t remember who I talked to on the phone or what I said. My brain is scrambled. If you read my last blog post, you know that my 5 & 1/2 year relationship ended. That is hard. THAT is hard. My therapist is a...
|The Most Powerful Story Ever
||We all tell stories all the time. It’s a fundamental way that we communicate. If I ask you, “Who are you?”—most likely you will respond with a story or a narrative. People who have coherent narratives—good stories—tend to be healthier and happier. But here’s the interesting thing—a good story isn’t...
|Does Anxiety Help You Survive in the Modern World?
||Might the worrisome symptoms of anxiety have a useful function? Our ancestors needed to worry about lions, tigers, bears, and the headhunters over the next hill. But is anxiety still useful in the modern world? There are some scientific findings on this question.
|The Hazard of Coasting in Your Partnership
||Your partnership is rolling along pretty well. Long gone are days when you wondered whether you’d be accepted and wanted. You’re in a solid partnership, or living together, or married. You’ve settled into a comfortable routine with each other: shared dinners, sleeping together, and maybe caring for the kids. In...
|The Importance of Involving Children in Household Chores
||As much as we parents like to protect our babies, we are also responsible for preparing and teaching them about the various realities of life. The ability to cope with disappointments, accept the consequences of their actions, develop problem-solving skills, and become functioning, independent adults depends largely on our parenting...
|Actresses must be picky about with whom they work to survive in movie industry
||Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new study. “My research indicates that women in the film industry suffer a lack of access to future career opportunities when they tend to work with people who have collaborated frequently in [...]The post Actresses must be picky about with whom they work to survive in movie industry appeared first on PsyPost.
|Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s disease
||A novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found. The drug, commonly used to treat epilepsy, calms hyperactivity in the brain of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a clinically recognized condition [...]The post Drug restores brain function and memory in early Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
|British Psychological Society report challenges received wisdom about psychosis and schizophrenia
||March 21st, 2015 will see the US launch of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology’s ground-breaking report ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia‘. The report, which will be launched at 9am at the Cooper Union, Manhattan, NYC by invitation of the International Society for Psychological and Social approaches to Psychosis (ISPS), challenges received wisdom about [...]The post British Psychological Society report challenges received wisdom about psychosis and schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
|Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions
||People of differing competence tend to give each other’s views equal weight, preventing them from making the best group decisions, finds new UCL-led research. This suggests that people with similar levels of competence make the best decision-making groups, as otherwise the tendency to assume equal competence can give undue weight to the opinions of less [...]The post Assumptions of equality lead to poorer group decisions appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why loneliness is a growing public health concern
||Research shows chronic loneliness raises the risk of a number of physical and psychological health problems.