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Life is full of uncertainty, we’ve just got to learn to live with it Experiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them. People vary [...]The post Life is full of uncertainty, we’ve just got to learn to live with it appeared first on PsyPost.
We all feel disgust but why do some of us turn it on ourselves? Disgust is a universal emotion – we all get disgusted by things, just as we all experience other “basic” emotions, such as happiness and sadness. Disgust has many functions. It protects us from products that might cause us harm (food that has gone off), it can give us a moral compass (when we see someone [...]The post We all feel disgust but why do some of us turn it on ourselves? appeared first on PsyPost.
Personality may be down to where you come from – but this doesn’t mean we can’t change How exactly do we become the people we are? A study published earlier this week found that there are vast regional differences in personality within the UK. Londoners are more extroverted, for example, while people in north England and areas of east Scotland are quieter and more introverted. Scots have highly agreeable personalities, while those [...]The post Personality may be down to where you come from – but this doesn’t mean we can’t change appeared first on PsyPost.
How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) and punishments (taking away “privileges”, time-out, smacking) to encourage good behaviour, but encourage good behaviour for the sake of doing the right thing. Gentle parents argue that to offer rewards and punishments overrides [...]The post How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment appeared first on PsyPost.
Four Awful Self-Motivation Tactics (Infographic) Is it true that some of the ways we attempt to motivate ourselves lead directly to stress? It sure is. Check out this fun infographic that outlines four common methods of self-motivation that may do more inner harm than good. This is taken from classic NLP strategies. Put this information...
Can You Break the Mood-Memory Cycle? Does it ever seem that the only thoughts that come to mind are negative? You only remember the painful and sorrowful experiences from your life. Someone reminds you of something happy, but you struggle to remember it. And remembering that happy experience may make you feel worse rather than better.
Why Some People Just Can’t ‘Shake It Off’ Missed connections, cold shoulders, passive-aggression, bullying — like Taylor Swift says, just shake it off. But that doesn’t come easy to everyone. Maybe you experience the pain of social rejection differently. According to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, people suffering from depression may have a more...
The Real Reason People Think Promiscuity Is Wrong Why do many people think promiscuity is morally wrong? STDs may sound like the simplest explanation, but it's probably not the correct one.
Imagination and Creativity Test Not many people realize that imagination is one of the most important tools in their business skill set because to have a highly developed imagination almost always means to be creative. This test will help you evaluate your imagination and creativity.
Teenagers Are From Earth Our black-and-white thinking about adolescence is getting in our way.
Work-Life Balance is Dead Technology has made work-life balance obsolete. Here's why we should aim for work-life integration instead.
The Shot Clock and the Body Clock During March Madness most people overlook important aspects of neuroscience that contribute to peak athletic performance.
Preventing Conflict with Satiation     When conflict with others is managed well, people talk calmly with each other and work to solve problems. Unfortunately, relationships are full of situations in which even the most skilled at remaining calm cannot do so. There are times that you find yourself saying unkind words to those...
How body's good fat tissue communicates with brain Brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, such as how much fat we have and how much fat we’ve lost, according to researchers.
Andreas Lubitz: Should a Depressed Pilot Be Allowed to As reports emerge overnight that Andreas Lubitz apparently suffered from depression and that he was having relationship problems, I have to wonder: Should a depressed pilot be allowed to fly? Should someone going through emotional turmoil and pain be in a position of responsibility for hundreds of people’s lives? And...
Neurodiversity - what does it mean for 2015? I write and speak a lot about what neurodiversity is, and what it means for society and for individuals and families. My thinking has evolved over the years in conversation with colleagues and friends in the advocacy, scientific, and higher education communities. Here's a new essay I've written to celebrate Autism Acceptance 2015
Using Visualization to Cope with Body-Hating Thoughts & Other Visualization is a valuable way to cope with our emotions. It can help us when our brains start churning out body-hating thoughts. It can help us pause and refocus. It can help us when we need a soothing break, when we’re seeking comfort. In her book The Emotionally Sensitive Person:...
High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings Treat your gut well and this is why your brain will thank you. » Continue reading: High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings » Read, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:The Diet Which Postpones Brain Aging Dementia Treated Successfully With Anti-Aging Diet The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease 9 Nutrients Which Should Be In Your Diet for Good Mental Health Chronic Stress Early in Life Causes Anxiety and Aggression in Adulthood
I Had a Very Odd Experience at the Gym For a moment, I was someone different. Not very different, but different nevertheless.
Lost In Years Of ADHD I have a new job. I’m involved with the “Arts” department of a local community online publication. And as such, I get to use it as an excuse to go to different things that one might consider artistic. Music and drama, art shows and film screenings all fall under my...