|Psychological and personality characteristics predict false self-presentation on Facebook
||As we scroll through our newsfeeds, many of us suspect that our friends’ Facebook profiles may really not be accurate representations of their real lives. Recent research published in Frontiers in Psychology focused on various personality characteristics that lead to developing a “false Facebook self”. Collectively, this research suggests false self-presentation is incredibly common—7.5 percent of users [...]The post Psychological and personality characteristics predict false self-presentation on Facebook appeared first on PsyPost.
|Yearning for Perfection Can Be Counterproductive
||If you’re thirsty, you crave water. If you’re hungry, you want food. If you’re lonely, you yearn for companionship. Once our basic needs are met, we sometimes strive for perfection or seek self-actualization. A recent discussion with my six-year-old grandson, Ryland, helped me realize how … ...
|Her Marriage, and His
||Why it is so hard to make a marriage last.
|4 Ways to Thwart the Serenity Stealers
||Learn the danger signs that affect you when you are in the presence of someone seems to intrude on your peace.
|Increased television viewing linked to language delay in toddlers
||Television is one of the most commonly-viewed forms of media throughout the world. The ever-increasing popularity of television has made it a common feature in nearly every home. Recently, researchers have begun to look at how television may be beneficial or detrimental. Considering that childhood is a time of rapid learning and development, children may [...]The post Increased television viewing linked to language delay in toddlers appeared first on PsyPost.
|Are Your Feelings Irrational?
||Have you ever been surprised by the intensity of your feelings about something? Have you been caught off guard by someone else’s sudden and intense anger, or overwhelming sadness? These … ...
|Why Lions and Tigers and Funny Names Make Us Happy
||What are the little things in your room and your life telling you?
|ADHD And Adults: How to Tell if You’re Getting...
||Maybe you recently started seeing a new therapist for your ADHD. Or maybe you’re attending therapy for the first time. Maybe you’re taking a different medication. Or you began working with an ADHD coach. How do you know if you’re actually getting better? How do … ...
|What Do You Really Want Out of Life?
||For the longest time I’ve been hustling, trying to find work in the hopes that one day I’ll eventually make enough money to afford a house in the mountains. That’s … ...
|Nightmares: The Three Biggest Risk Factors
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|10 Great Icebreakers and the Psychology behind Them
||Icebreakers are a traditional way to overcome the original awkwardness that many people feel when they first form a group. Whether it’s with a class, a set of co-workers, or a volunteer committee, a little psychology will go a long way toward building group cohesion and identity.
|Meet Danielle Meitiv, Who’s Fighting for Her Kids’ Rights
||Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have been giving their children some of the same freedom that they themselves enjoyed as children, in a world that is safer than the one in which they grew up. As a consequence, they have been visited by police, and the county Child Protective Services have threatened to take their children away. Here is my interview with Danielle.
|Psychology Around the Net: April 11, 2015
||Learn more about changing mental health-related terms, the psychological factors that might lead to overeating, a new Medicaid and mental health law proposed by the Obama Administration, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Can We Replace Misleading Terms Like ‘Mental Illness,’ ‘Patient,’ … ...
|She’s giving me hallucinations
||Last year I did a talk in London on auditory hallucinations, The Beach Boys and the psychology and neuroscience of hallucinated voices, and I’ve just discovered the audio is available online. It was part of the Pint of Science festival where they got scientists to talk about their area of research in the pub, which […]
|Spike activity 10-04-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: A new series of BBC Radio 4’s mind and brain magazine programme All in the Mind has just kicked off. The New York Times has an excellent piece on America’s mental illness fuelled, jail and treatment revolving door: For Mentally Ill Inmates, a Cycle […]
|Three Ways To Increase Your Social Capital
|| Social capital, like economic capital is something that most of us are not very good at. The reason is, building capital requires patience – and a lot of … ...
|The Key To Diagnosing Narcissism Diagnosers
||Psychology Today's most popular articles are about how to diagnose narcissists. What drives our interest? Here are some factors to consider.
|How to Fight Inflammation
||Stress releases inflammatory chemicals. This alters the way your immune system responds to stress long-term. Your body requires acute inflammation to bolster your immune system and help you recover from a short-term illness or injury. Chronic inflammation is more insidious and creeps up on you … ...
|Are Women More Emotional Than Men?
||Is There Evidence of Women’s Greater Negative Emotionality All Around the World?
|Mariel Hemingway Discusses Personal Triumph Over Family History of
||Ernest Hemingway enjoyed incredible success in his lifetime. The talented writer penned The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms, three of the most … ...