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How to Deal with Anger Anger is an emotion everyone feels. Despite what some people think, it’s normal, okay and healthy to get angry. Unfortunately, too many people see anger as a feeling that is supposed to be avoided. But in reality it can’t be avoided, because it’s a natural emotion for all of us....
Mantra for Empowerment: I Am Choosing In my last article I discussed ways to remember to practice being mindful. Here is one more way. Another way to remember is to use uncomfortable emotions as signals to ask the fundamental question. For example, if I’m feeling anxious, take that as a cue, and ask the question, the...
Leaving a Therapist Should I Stay? Or, Should I go? It is not uncommon to have mixed feelings about your therapist while working through personal issues. If you are working in deep areas, untangling the knots of your life, you will likely feel angry, misunderstood, confused by your therapist at one point or...
This Latest Crash, and How To Deal With It As uncomfortable as it is to accept, we now have to deal with the fact that a pilot locked his fellow pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally flew a plane filled with passengers into a mountainside.
American Sniper: Emotional Beats According to “Save The As screenwriters we are “painting with emotions” across time.  There’s a relatively new screenwriting book out called “Save The Cat” written by Blake Snyder.  It breaks film structure down to 15 key emotional beats you see in most films. If you’re writing screenplays, you should know the people who read your...
Most Alzheimer's patients not given diagnosis by their doctors Advocates say truthful diagnosis is critical to quality of life and future planning.
100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Manager and HR Description (from a Lominger flyer): In 100 Things, three internationally-recognized experts in human capital management provide the research behind the best people practices in an easy-to-read and easy-to-reference format. You’ll find research, discussion and a “so what” section (that tells you what best practices to follow as a result of the research) on the full … Continue reading 100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Manager and HR →
Scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer’s disease A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has revealed that a single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease. The article appears in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers have been working for decades to map out how Alzheimer’s [...]The post Scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Pyromania Pyromania is a pattern of setting fires for satisfaction derived from releasing tension experienced before the fire-setting. It is an impulse control disorder which means that the person fails to resist the impulse of setting fires. It is mostly diagnosed in men than in women and although it may begin in childhood...
Six Most Shared Happiness Articles of the Last 12 I thought it would be interesting to use Ahref.com’s new content explorer to find the most shared happiness articles in the last 12 months. This cool new search engine identifies the web’s top content based on quantity of social media shares. There are some real gems in here. If you’re...
Jon Hamm Has Completed Rehab for Alcoholism AMC’s hit show, Mad Men, returns next month and, as the series prepares for the end of its seven season run, one of the stars has also been working on his own personal transition. It was just revealed that Jon Hamm privately entered a rehab program for alcohol abuse. He...
Does Alcohol Push A Person Towards Riskier Behavior? Box: Bottles of Ambiguity Aversions Whisky: Bottle product #1|Looking Good|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Vodka: Bottle product #1|ANGST|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Rum: Bottle product #1|I Can Drive|Selfmedication Liqueur|2015|ALC99%|VOL250ML Caption:Discovery! Researchers find alcohol spikes risky behavior in guys…really? Cartoon#1526 Drunk Driving OR Just Buzzed Driving Drinking and driving – it almost killed my brother. I know many...
Study examines the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction Everyone knows that money can’t buy happiness – but what might make rich people happier is revealed in the current issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology. James A. Roberts of Baylor University and his two colleagues set out to explore the relationship between materialism – making acquisition of material possessions a central focus of [...]The post Study examines the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction appeared first on PsyPost.
Study discovers the upside of boredom Boredom can make us more creative. That is the conclusion of one of the experts interviewed in a feature on the condition by Ella Rhodes in the April issue of The Psychologist. Dr Sandi Mann from the University of Central Lancashire has researched the suppression of emotions, including boredom, at work. In one experiment she [...]The post Study discovers the upside of boredom appeared first on PsyPost.
Many things can be read in a newborn’s gaze, study finds Experienced nannies and doctors have always known how much the visual contact with a newborn can convey. A recent study from the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital provides scientific evidence for this everyday belief. The findings show that a newborn’s ability to fixate relates to the microscopic maturation of brain structures, and it [...]The post Many things can be read in a newborn’s gaze, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Choosing and Doing: Don’t Live by Default “What one does is what counts. Not what one had the intention of doing.” — Pablo Picasso In a world where we have so many options, so many choices, many of us find ourselves not choosing at all. Ironic, isn’t it? Often, we have the intention of doing something important,...
New autism-causing genetic variant identified Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a Johns Hopkins-led team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. The rare genetic variant offers important insights into the root causes of autism, the researchers say. And, they suggest, their unconventional method can be used to [...]The post New autism-causing genetic variant identified appeared first on PsyPost.
The 5 Weirdest Psychology Experiments Over the years, psychologists have come up with some ingenious experiments in an effort to study human behavior. Here are some of the oddest psychological studies ever conducted.
Younger motorists and females most likely to use cell phone while driving Eighteen percent of drivers on academic and medical campuses use their cell phones while driving, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. Drivers under 25 years old were 4.12 times more likely to use a cell phone while driving compared to older drivers and [...]The post Younger motorists and females most likely to use cell phone while driving appeared first on PsyPost.
Autistic children more likely to have gastrointestinal issues in early life Scientists at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health report that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were two-and-a-half times more likely to have persistent gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms as infants and toddlers than children with typical development. Results are published in JAMA Psychiatry. The study is based on a large longitudinal survey of Norwegian mothers [...]The post Autistic children more likely to have gastrointestinal issues in early life appeared first on PsyPost.