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||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 … ...
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|Can media reporting lead to more suicides?
||In the past year there have been clusters of student deaths and suicides at several US colleges including, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, Appalachian State College and George Washington University. These clusters have received quite a bit of media attention, and have precipitated discussions about campus mood, college stress, student vulnerability, leave of absence [...]The post Can media reporting lead to more suicides? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Kindergartners who shared iPads in class scored higher on achievement tests
||Using tech, like iPads, in schools has turned into a heated political debate. Los Angeles infamously spent $1.3 billion on a program to give iPads to each student that has subsequently been plagued with problems. In the United Kingdom the head of the National Association of Head Teachers claimed he was dubious about using tech [...]The post Kindergartners who shared iPads in class scored higher on achievement tests appeared first on PsyPost.
|Dodo bird verdict given new life by psychosis therapy study
||A study by researchers at The University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool has examined the psychological treatment of more than 300 people suffering from psychosis, showing that, whatever the therapy, it is the relationship between the patient and therapist which either improves or damages wellbeing. The research relates to one of the more [...]The post Dodo bird verdict given new life by psychosis therapy study appeared first on PsyPost.
|Toxoplasma gondii parasite linked to generalized anxiety disorder
||Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most common parasites in humans, affecting as much as one-third of the world’s population. Individuals can become infected with this parasite in several ways, such as by eating undercooked meat, drinking unpasteurized milk, or eating raw fruits and vegetables. In addition, the Toxoplasma gondii’s eggs are present in cat [...]The post Toxoplasma gondii parasite linked to generalized anxiety disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
|How to Understand and Resolve your Depression (2 of 2)
||In the first part of this article, we focused on the first steps to understanding and resolving your depression: becoming self-aware, taking responsibility and ownership over it, and how to … ...
|Make Meditation a Habit to Improve your Life
||Make Meditation a Habit to Improve your Life I wasn’t really into it at first. Meditation was hard. It required sitting and quieting my mind, neither of which I was … ...
|5 Scientific Reasons to Choose Your Friends Wisely
||While it makes sense to befriend people you come in contact with regularly—like neighbors and co-workers—research shows the importance of being selective about who's in your social circle.
|Mapping energy metabolism of growing nerve cells to better understand neuronal disorders
||A group of scientists has discovered how nerve cells adjust to low energy environments during the brain's growth process. Their study may one day help find treatments for nerve cell damage and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.