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The Real Fairy Tales — Grimmer Than the Grimms’, In different renditions of fairy tales, there is a hierarchy of realness. The Disney versions are chirpier than the dark versions published by the Grimms. But even the Grimms’ editions have been cleaned up relative to more authentic renderings. Unknown to contemporaries until a few years ago is the cache...
3 Warning Signs of a Relationship in Trouble―Research Based Most of us want to meet and settle down with the “right” person, and most of us want such a relationship to last. Yet, 53% of marriages in the U.S., 48% in Canada, 47% in the U.K., and 43% in Australia end in divorce. What are some of the major warning signs of a relationship in trouble? Here are three key indicators based on research...
Interfaced With What Is “Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores that let the world in. By being attuned to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider lost in an external spiritual place that your will and...
Pattern Break #45-xc Dare to be no deeper than a mirror....
5 Ways to Create Joy Every Day Joy resides in the big moments of life: birthdays, weddings, romantic dinners, weeklong getaways. But it also resides in the tiny moments between waking up and eating breakfast. Between dinner and falling asleep to the sound of rain against your window. Between opening the door of your home and opening...
Mother’s Baby—Father’s Brain? Maybe! More paternal than maternal genes are expressed in the brains of mice, and the same could well be true of us if genetic conflict is the key.
Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent binge eating followed by efforts to prevent gaining weight. People with bulimia secretly eat large amounts of food and then try to get rid of the calories by purging. People with bulimia are preoccupied with their weight and judge themselves for what...
Republicans trust science — except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more “pro-science” than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In fact, there are only four issues where Republicans exhibit less trust than independents: global warming, evolution, gay adoption, and mandatory health insurance. This new study [...]The post Republicans trust science — except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption appeared first on PsyPost.
The more friends you drink with — the more you drink Sometimes it is useful to show in a well conducted study something which one suspects could well be true. A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction shows that alcohol consumption of individuals appears to increase with the number of friends in their drinking group. The impact of drinking group size on alcohol [...]The post The more friends you drink with — the more you drink appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional tests help follow the course of Alzheimer’s The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and behavioural and psychological problems are linked to their performance of activities of daily living, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. However, difficulties in cognitive performance were not linked to behavioural and psychological problems, although both deteriorated as the disease progressed. [...]The post Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional tests help follow the course of Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Decreased sexual activity, desire may lead to decline in serum testosterone in older men In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia finds. The results will be presented Saturday March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego. “We found that over two years, men with declining serum concentrations [...]The post Decreased sexual activity, desire may lead to decline in serum testosterone in older men appeared first on PsyPost.
Beyond the Physical: 6 Signs of Silently Abusive Relationships Would you even know if you were being abused? It’s that little voice in the back of your head that whispers “This isn’t right,” and the feelings that tug at your heart, begging your brain to listen to that voice. It’s all those things that you shove down because you are...
Why We Worry and What to Do About It Don’t believe that worrying will solve or help anything. It won’t. So, stop it. - John Alonzo, 83, from the Cornell Legacy Project I was at a New York City diner recently and overheard two young women talking. One was telling her friend how anxious she was about her classes...
Marriage in Retreat Why the marriage rate is falling worldwide.
Michael Gelb on How To Be More Creative In his writings and presentations about being creative, Michael Gelb addresses many topics, including being sensitive and creative: “Every sound and every silence provides an opportunity to deepen auditory attunement; but city sounds can be overwhelming and cause us to dull our sensitivity. “Surrounded by noises from televisions, airplanes, subways...
Neuroimaging study shows how being in love changes the architecture of your brain A research team has used neuroimaging techniques to investigate how being in a romantic relationship produces alterations in the architecture of the brain. They found that being in love is associated with increased connectivity between regions of the brain associated with reward, motivation, emotion regulation, and social cognition. “This study provides the first empirical evidence [...]The post Neuroimaging study shows how being in love changes the architecture of your brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs. “Many health [...]The post Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics appeared first on PsyPost.
Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. Three out of four will be right back where they started a year later, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Extremely heavy drinkers, mostly men who play drinking [...]The post Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors appeared first on PsyPost.
Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study’s findings could improve clinical assessment and care for these high-risk children by potentially enabling earlier identification, treatment or possible preventive measures. The study [...]The post Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children appeared first on PsyPost.
Friends may make the difference in keeping children active Children being physically active with a friend may accomplish more than hearing encouragement or being active with a parent, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015. This suggests that a peer-to-peer approach may be an effective way to increase physical activity among children. “We speculate that the [...]The post Friends may make the difference in keeping children active appeared first on PsyPost.