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Your Role Models Should Fit Your Goals Humans are a social species, and so we are strongly influenced by the example that other people set for us. I have written frequently in this blog about goal contagion, which is the idea that we often adopt the goals of the people we see around us, even without realizing that we are doing so.
Brain scans reveal how people 'justify' killing A new study has thrown light on how people can become killers in certain situations, showing how brain activity varies according to whether or not killing is seen as justified.
Emotional processing deficits linked with white matter damage Researchers have linked inability to recognize facial affect (emotion) with white matter damage after traumatic brain injury, an important first step toward understanding this emotional processing deficit. Findings indicate a pattern of white matter damage/gray matter atrophy associated with this specific impairment of social cognition after TBI.
Why Inappropriate Laughter Is Often Contagious The worst case of inappropriate laughter I've ever seen--can you resist giggling when you see it?
Researchers probing potential power of meditation as therapy The effectiveness of meditation as a therapy for mild cognitive impairment and migraine headaches is being studied by researchers, as well as its potential to reduce pain. "We're coming to recognize that meditation changes people's brains," said one researcher. "And we're just beginning to gain understanding of what those changes mean and how they might benefit the meditator."
Therapists – are you suffering from DIAS? Do you have post-its stuck all over your desk? Does your inbox look like it hasn’t been touched in months? Do you have headaches, ruminating about business plans and website designs? You might suffer from Do It All Syndrome. This is something many people have and don’t … ...
Magical Mental Illness Syndrome Living with mental illness is a tough experience under the best of circumstances. Dealing with people’s ignorance of the disease, managing symptoms, and even paying for treatment can cause even … ...
The Power of the One-Sentence Journal Last year someone bought me a 5-year journal. I hadn’t seen one of those since my great-grandfather passed away years ago. Back then I thought it was more of an agenda than a diary because there’s just one or two lines for each day. One sentence … ...
ADHD, Now And Then My friend Leah (not her real name) and I started a conversation online the other day specifically about ADHD diagnosis and how older generations (like mine) relate and react to … ...
What Bipolar Isn’t: Part II This post is part two of four about mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia and … ...
Feedback Phobia: Why do so many Appraisal Processes fail? Why do so many people hate their work appraisal process which is often based on managers giving their reports feedback to help them improve?
How Do You Make Someone Do What You Want Them To? Last week’s cartoon might make my short list of most unpopular cartoons of the year, because it mentions religion. And then it talks about dating. I did the same thing … ...
BPD: 7 Powerful Ways Families Can Cope With Symptoms Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a very complex disorder for many families. The symptoms, the chaos, the abuse, the rage, the fear, the feelings of abandonment, and the self-harm or … ...
12 Best Character Archetypes For Film: Part 2 In Part 1 we introduced the first three Archetypes, The Everyman, The Innocent and The Hero.  These are powerful character types that have been part of storytelling for all time.  Continuing with … ...
Combining nortriptyline and morphine provides better pain relief than using either drug alone The combination of two well-known drugs will have unprecedented effects on pain management, says new research from Queen’s. Combining morphine, a narcotic pain reliever, and nortriptyline, an antidepressant, has been found to successfully relieve chronic neuropathic pain – or a localized sensation of pain due to abnormal function of the nervous system – in 87 [...]The post Combining nortriptyline and morphine provides better pain relief than using either drug alone appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study by a Washington State University Vancouver psychologist. A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of graphic warnings in motivating smokers to quit. Such labels can show people dying [...]The post Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery appeared first on PsyPost.
Mortality and blood pressure directly linked to marital relationship quality While other studies have shown that stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure, there has not been research that discussed how it might affect married couples over time. Using systolic blood pressure as a gauge, researchers assessed whether an individual’s blood pressure is influenced by their own as well as their [...]The post Mortality and blood pressure directly linked to marital relationship quality appeared first on PsyPost.
Sleep problems prevalent for military members Improving the quality and quantity of U.S. military members’ sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new RAND Corporation study. However, a lack of consistent and transparent sleep-related policies may impede efforts to promote sleep health among service members, researchers say. “The U.S. military [...]The post Sleep problems prevalent for military members appeared first on PsyPost.
Do You Focus On The Process? One of the common/top mistakes leading to failure enumerated in the article Top Reasons Why We Fail is the focus on the outcome and not on the process. In other words, to … ...
New hope for Alzheimer's: Meds already in use for stroke in some Asian countries A drug discovery could hold promise in the fight against the devastating effects of Alzheimer's Disease. Scientists, using a animal model, have completed research to suggest that the drug Edaravone could alleviate the progressive cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's Disease, a major social and economic burden worldwide.