|Do You Work in a Hostile Environment?
||If you're feeling stressed at work, mindfulness may be the answer
|Look to the Future to Ease Stress Today
||If we go looking, we can find plenty to stress about: How will I pay the bills? What will the test results show? What if I get caught in traffic? But the biggest source of our stress comes from ruminating about the future. As if we didn’t have enough to...
|Rats, reasoning, and rehabilitation: Neuroscientists are uncovering how we reason
||Even rats can imagine: A new study finds that rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn’t. The findings are important to understanding human reasoning, especially in older adults, as aging degrades the ability to maintain information about unobserved events. “What [...]The post Rats, reasoning, and rehabilitation: Neuroscientists are uncovering how we reason appeared first on PsyPost.
|No Limits: Relationships in Cyberspace
||Virtual relationships can foster a sense of bonding and belonging, but psychological distancing can increase loneliness and alienation.
|Narcissists and Social Validation on Facebook
||Facebook is beloved by narcissists because it allows them to self-promote. But do narcissists also receive the attention and social validation they crave on Facebook?
|Artistry Comes to Smoking Alternatives
||America is experiencing a growing subculture of alternative smokers. E-cigarette users are spending hours tricking out their hardware in an activity that has become known within the industry and among aficionados as “vape modding.” Vape modding merges craftsmanship, creativity and artistry into one creature. The activity, which started in the...
|Michelle Rodriguez Reveals Dark Days Following Paul Walker’s Death
||Every person experiences grief differently. When actor, Paul Walker, died on November 30, 2013 in a car crash all of his fans were left completely stunned (myself included!) but the close-knit cast from all of the Fast and Furious films had the hardest time. After six movies together, they had...
|Gastrointestinal symptoms reported by moms more common in kids with autism
||Gastrointestinal symptoms reported by mothers were more common and more often persistent in the first three years of life in children with autism spectrum disorder than in children with typical development and developmental delay, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are characterized by problems in social communication and [...]The post Gastrointestinal symptoms reported by moms more common in kids with autism appeared first on PsyPost.
|Imaging study suggests prenatal air pollution exposure may be bad for kids’ brains
||A small imaging study suggests prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for children’s brains and may contribute to slower processing speeds and behavioral problems, including attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder (ADHD) symptoms, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. [...]The post Imaging study suggests prenatal air pollution exposure may be bad for kids’ brains appeared first on PsyPost.
|Self-Care Sunday: Inspiring, Thoughtful Quotes
||On this Sunday I’m sharing a list of inspiring, uplifting and thought-provoking quotes from Louise Baxter Harmon’s book Happiness A-Z: The Gleeful Guide to Finding and Following Your Bliss. Her book includes sooo many good ones! Record the quotes that resonate with you. Consider which words you agree and disagree...
|As Calm as an Astronaut
||Watching the Soyuz launch to the International Space Station, I was overcome with how calm and focused the three astronauts on board appeared to be. The mission commander was peacefully controlling the Soyuz from an iPad while three stages of rockets pushed him into orbit at a rate of 4,000...
|On Calming The Insatiable Desire for More
||I write a lot about accepting your place in life, as both someone with a mental illness and as a young professional and I find that the advice I try to give with my essays pertains particularly well to my own situation. I struggle with things. I struggle with the...
|9 Steps to Reach Your Emotionally Neglected Spouse
||My husband says he loves me, but I don’t feel love from him. My wife gets confused, overwhelmed or frustrated every time I try to talk to her about a problem. My marriage feels flat. Something vital ingredient is missing. These are complaints which I have heard many times. Almost...
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|5 Ways to Fight and Still Protect Your Relationship
||If THIS is how your fights go, the odds aren’t in your favor (says science). Science confirms that it’s no longer just about how you fight, it’s what you do after the argument that may determine if you’re going to go the distance. You’ve recently argued with your significant other....
|He is Verbally Abusing Me: Why Me?
||A victim of verbal abuse may manage to get out of an abusive relationship and feel relieved, but then meet someone new who is also an abuser. Or she might manage to get out of a relationship but then realize that her colleagues or friends are verbally abusing her too.
|Should You Have Cosmetic Surgery?
||A debate on whether to have cosmetic surgery.
|To Read Is To Grow: Literacy in Cuba
||I was very fortunate to have spent eight days of my spring break in Cuba! Americans still need a reason (other than pure tourism) to be allowed to visit Cuba, and I went on an educational research tour, during which we visited schools, clinics and the Cuban Literacy Museum in...
|4 Warning Signs Marriage Therapists Use to Predict Divorce
||Fix these things or get ready to say goodbye. Well-trained marriage therapists have most likely studied the work of Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottmans have done the most extensive research on marriage and what predicts divorce. He discovered four main predictors, which he terms the “Four Horsemen of...
|Ten Things To Do When Everything Erupts
||Do This When Your Loved One is Destructive One of the hardest things for a caregiver who loves their family member to manage is a destructive episode. If you are someone who has made a tremendous effort to help your loved one recover from the fall out of their mental...