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A Happy Life or a Meaningful One? They Are Not the Same Although experiencing happiness and meaningfulness in your life often go together, they are not exactly the same. Research shows what kinds of experiences are markers of a life that is happy but not meaningful, and the (sometimes surprising) experiences that comprise a life that is meaningful, but not happy.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Bipolar Disorder   Research on DBT and Bipolar Disorder Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a model of treatment originally developed and designed by Marshal Lineman. It is a modified form of cognitive behavior therapy specifically developed to target specific types of dysfunction utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques that are very effective with specific...
The Attractiveness of Personality Traits Some traits are more attractive than others. But there are downsides to all extreme scorers. Is there a downside to being a sociable extravert or a highly agreeable person?
Study: Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge to the Job But younger workers display superior reasoning abilities
Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time. “Losing one’s memory or cognitive abilities is one of [...]The post Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp appeared first on PsyPost.
BigNeuron: Researchers and supercomputers create a standard 3D neuron model Before scientists can unlock the secrets of the human brain, they must fully understand neurons—the cells of our brain, spinal cord and overall nervous system. Thousands of detailed neuron images, from different organisms, currently sit in individual data collections across the globe, comprising several petabytes of data altogether. Despite this plethora of data, made possible [...]The post BigNeuron: Researchers and supercomputers create a standard 3D neuron model appeared first on PsyPost.
What is Loving Self-Care Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those we do hold well.—Josh Billings “Self-care” is a straightforward term that encompasses any action we take to nurture our health. Finding the right physicians to help us manage our conditions, receiving appropriate treatments, eating a nutrient-dense diet, and getting...
Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis. These findings were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Ruhr-University Bochum. Their results, based on data from 14,300 people living in Switzerland, have been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Public Health. Depression [...]The post Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases appeared first on PsyPost.
Poses of power are less powerful than we thought Hands pressed to the hips or perhaps leaning back with arms crossed behind the head are typical poses of power. Referred to power poses or high status gestures in technical jargon, they are assumed to stimulate both psychological and physiological processes. Researchers around Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School concluded in a study in 2010 [...]The post Poses of power are less powerful than we thought appeared first on PsyPost.
Interview blues — anxious, slow talkers often do not get the job Researchers offer a few tips for those who are worried that their nerves might stand between them and acing their next job interview. Stop worrying about how much you might blush or your nervous tics, and focus more on being warm, friendly and assertive. The advice comes from Amanda Feiler and Deborah Powell of the [...]The post Interview blues — anxious, slow talkers often do not get the job appeared first on PsyPost.
Texting too tempting for college students even when inappropriate College students may realize that texting in the shower or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it anyway, according to Penn State psychologists. “We have looked at inappropriate texting behavior — texting while driving, for instance — before, but what we wanted to find out is whether the people who are engaging in [...]The post Texting too tempting for college students even when inappropriate appeared first on PsyPost.
If You Don’t Use Something, Why Can’t You Part Yet another Lord-of-the-Rings-inspired post! What can I say? Everything reminds me of habits these days. And here’s a hobbit habit, as described in The Fellowship of the Ring: “Anything that Hobbits had … ...
Suicide not associated with deployment among US military personnel Deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom was not associated with suicide in a study of more than 3.9 million U.S. military personnel in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. The suicide rate among active duty U.S. military members has increased in [...]The post Suicide not associated with deployment among US military personnel appeared first on PsyPost.
Study of brain networks shows differences in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder A new study by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine demonstrates that communication between some of the brain’s most important centers is altered in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The research led by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience’s David Rosenberg, M.D., and Vaibhav Diwadkar, Ph.D., sheds significant light on our understanding [...]The post Study of brain networks shows differences in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
New receptors could underlie the many actions of the anesthetic ketamine Penn Medicine researchers are continuing their work in trying to understand the mechanisms through which anesthetics work to elicit the response that puts millions of Americans to sleep for surgeries each day. Their most recent study looked at ketamine, an anesthetic discovered in the 1960s and more recently prescribed as an anti-depressant at low doses. [...]The post New receptors could underlie the many actions of the anesthetic ketamine appeared first on PsyPost.
Common cholesterol drug stimulates the same receptors as marijuana If you want the benefits of medical marijuana without the “unwanted side effects” of cannabis, new research should leave you on a high note. According to a research report appearing in the April 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal, fenofibrate, also known by the brand name Tricor®, may benefit a wide range of health issues, [...]The post Common cholesterol drug stimulates the same receptors as marijuana appeared first on PsyPost.
10 Signs You’re Attached to the Past (Infographic) Is the past impeding upon your present? Read this infographic and learn 10 signs that this might be the case.   Mike Bundrant is author of the book Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage.  Follow Mike on Facebook below....
What "Fifty Shades of Grey" Got Wrong About BDSM Contrary to the portrayal of Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," BDSM aficionados are psychologically normal and healthy.
The Modern Savage: A New Book Questions Why We Eat Animals James McWilliams' book "The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals" is a very thoughtful work about our meal plans where he covers the ecological and ethical reasons for not eating other animals and shows that labels such as "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised" are not necessarily sound and ethical. There's a good life beyond beef and after meat.
Migrating immune cells promote nerve cell demise in the brain The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's symptoms using a substance that selectively kills dopamine-producing neurons. Scientists have now shown that after this treatment, cells of the peripheral immune system migrate into the brain, where they play a major role in the death of neurons.