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The Esperanto of Empathy Stumbled upon this amazing video on Facebook.  A Facebook friend commented: “People are beautiful.” Yes, they are.  I think – and this might be overly optimistic of me to say … ...
APA Urges End to Persecution of Women On anniversary of Boko Haram kidnappings, organization asks Congress to move on legislation, UN convention
Risk Factors in Recovery From Sexual Betrayal At the recent CSAT convention in February the emphasis was on partners and couples recovering from the posttraumatic stress of sex addiction. The numerous lectures covered a wide range of … ...
How couples can resolve their biggest fights over money Money is one of the biggest sources of marital discord and it can be one of the toughest to resolve.
The Experience Machine Reloaded In a famous thought experiment, philosopher Robert Nozick tried to refute hedonism, or the idea that pleasure is the best and pain is the worst. But not so fast, please.
Ketamine Treatment/Rapid Relief From Depression The Latest on Ketamine Will Ketamine be the new prescription to treat depression in people who have bipolar? The use of Ketamine has been undergoing research for a short while … ...
The Negative Is Easier to Believe   I used to love the movie, Pretty Woman, as a teenager.  Any time it would come on television, I would watch it.  I think it was the romance of it all that got to me.  At the time, I was old enough to like romance … ...
Gracing Clients’ Lives Boomer died suddenly at age 9, leaving a trail of progeny and well wishes for his therapy work with clients.
3 Myths of Being A Counseling Graduate Student “I’m just a student.” I heard this hundreds of times at the ACA conference. I get it. You are probably told that a lot in school. But that quick little statement holds power and it can hold you back. “Just” minimizes you and opens the … ...
Affirmations: Do They work? Affirmations got a bad rap in the 1970’s with Saturday Night Live’s Stuart Smalley sketch. I’ll confess that I wasn’t always sure about them. I mean—it can’t be as simple as … ...
5 Tips to Improve Your Self-Talk Become your own source of calm and encouragement. Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your inner voice. You know, that little commentator in your head that is always chattering? It can either sound like the leader of the pep squad, bolstering your … ...
4 Benefits of Understanding your Core Values Core values are concepts that fuel your decisions and motivation. They are words like: health, freedom, security, love, relationships, trust, fun, adventure and so forth. We turn these concepts into … ...
Introvert Power To Be Creative “When I began this book, I wanted to resolve the paradox of meditating in the mosh pit — to emancipate introverts from the constraints of an extroverted society. But the … ...
The Real Dangers of “Diagnosing” Everyone a Narcissist The current promiscuous use of "narcissist" not only trivializes the pain of people who've suffered greatly in abusive relationships, it generates massive confusion about what narcissism really is. Here's the truth about narcissism and narcissists--and why we need to stop, take a breath, and think carefully before we use either word as an insult.
This video explains why scientists think funny people get laid more often Being funny is a great quality to have. What are the benefits of it?The post This video explains why scientists think funny people get laid more often appeared first on PsyPost.
Thankful outlook could lead to improved outcomes in heart-failure patients, study says Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “We found that more gratitude in these patients was associated with better mood, better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of [...]The post Thankful outlook could lead to improved outcomes in heart-failure patients, study says appeared first on PsyPost.
Are trolls just playing a different game than the rest of us? Online trolling isn't just the actions of ornery black sheep on the web. Jonathan Zittrain explains that it's a set of behaviors due to be studied more intently in the coming years.The post Are trolls just playing a different game than the rest of us? appeared first on PsyPost.
Study on kin selection explores the evolutionary basis of sibling rivalry Is it possible that our tendencies toward sibling rivalry may have an evolutionary basis? Recent research suggests this is a possibility, and is influenced by an evolutionary process called kin selection. In nature, various species are more likely to help individuals who are more closely related to themselves. Researchers have suggested that helping one’s relatives [...]The post Study on kin selection explores the evolutionary basis of sibling rivalry appeared first on PsyPost.
Can facial plastic surgery make you more likeable? Facial plastic surgery may do more than make you look youthful. It could change — for the better — how people perceive you. The first study of its kind to examine perception after plastic surgery finds that women who have certain procedures are perceived as having greater social skills and are more likeable, attractive and [...]The post Can facial plastic surgery make you more likeable? appeared first on PsyPost.
How the brain balances risk-taking and learning If you had 10 chances to roll a die, would you rather be guaranteed to receive $5 for every roll ($50 total) or take the risk of winning $100 if you only roll a six? Most animals, from roundworms to humans, prefer the more predictable situation when it comes to securing resources for survival, such [...]The post How the brain balances risk-taking and learning appeared first on PsyPost.