|Stars In Their Eyes
||Celebriphilia has been defined as “an intense desire to have a romantic relationship with a celebrity” and shares many similarities with celebrity stalking. It is also a completely modern, man-made phenomenon. But what do we know about celebriphilia?
|3 Ways to Guard Against Abusive Love
||One of the most heartbreaking things about abusive relationships is how much they can look like love in the beginning to their victims. They are often swept off their feet, passionately courted, and made to feel more special than they have ever felt before. Then comes the crash: The desire...
|A+ Students/C- Learners: Education’s Report Card
||Today’s educational system is contributing to an undesirable and unanticipated problem—the production of many achievement-oriented, high-performing students who are, at best, mediocre learners. This is a bold and controversial claim that demands substantiation; beginning with what distinguishes good students from good learners.
|Eating Disorders Awareness: “I Had No Idea…”
||The National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week kicked off on Sunday, February 22, 2015. This year’s NEDA theme, “I Had No Idea…”: … aims to promote public and media attention to the seriousness of eating disorders and improve education about the biological underpinnings, environmental triggers, warning signs and...
|Deal With Stress In Advance But Avoid Two Common Responses
Deal with stress ahead of time but avoid two techniques that will put you in a worse mood.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|Researchers clarify vasospasm incidence in children with moderate to severe TBI
||Vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In a new paper, investigators have further defined the prevalence, associated factors and time course for vasospasm in children with these brain injuries.
|Study assesses link of preexisting mental disorders with chronic headaches
||An association between a broad range of pre-existing mental disorders and subsequent onset of severe or frequent headaches has been identified by researchers.
|#139 The Unexamined Life
||Dr. Wendy Longo via Compfight Another benefit of the 360 degree feedback is that is requires each person to give feedback to himself or herself. It can be very enlightening, especially in a family, to compare the way you see yourself to the way others see you. So, for instance,...
|Best of Our Blogs: February 24, 2015
||You’re busy as ever. You can barely remember what month it is, let alone the day. You know things are slipping through your fingers. Your health’s been spotty. Your relationships are not where you want them to be. But you don’t have any time to change things. Or do you?...
|Detecting Darkness: How to Spot Leaders who will derail
||We know that leadership derail is both common and costly. We also know that there are many very good psychometric tests which can help identify those who will derail. But so many selectors are afraid to use them. Why?
|3 Benefits of Emotional Support Animals for People with
||Emotional support animals are similar to service animals. Basically, the only difference is that instead of helping someone with a physical disability, they help someone with an emotional or mental disability. Emotional support animals are not seen or talked about nearly as often as they should be and the main...
|Work hard and party hard: Study examines amphetamine use by ‘ordinary people’
||Drugs are usually associated with vulnerable social groups. New research reveals that amphetamine, however, is used by some in physically demanding manual jobs – to sustain long working hours. A new study from the University of Oslo has found that amphetamine is often used by men with physically strenuous jobs on the margins of the [...]The post Work hard and party hard: Study examines amphetamine use by ‘ordinary people’ appeared first on PsyPost.
|Brain activity shows infants are hardwired to link images and sounds as they learn to speak
||New research examining electrical brain activity in infants suggests that we are biologically predisposed to link images and sounds to create language. In a paper published in the journal Cortex, an international team of researchers in the UK and in Japan, including those at the University of Warwick, examined the electrical activities of the brain [...]The post Brain activity shows infants are hardwired to link images and sounds as they learn to speak appeared first on PsyPost.
|Oxytocin and ethanol: The sobering effect of the love hormone
||Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the ‘love’ or ‘cuddle’ hormone, has a legendary status in popular culture due to its vital role in social and sexual behaviour and long-term bonding. Now researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Regensburg have discovered it also has a remarkable influence on the intoxicating effect of [...]The post Oxytocin and ethanol: The sobering effect of the love hormone appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study sheds light on a ‘guardian’ protein of brain function
||Mitochondria not only are the cell’s main power producers, they are also the chief cooks and bottle washers. When they get out of whack, the cell can’t function normally. In the brain, mitochondrial failure can set the stage for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurodegeneration. Fortunately there is a group of “night [...]The post Study sheds light on a ‘guardian’ protein of brain function appeared first on PsyPost.
|Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code
||When making simple decisions, neurons in the brain apply the same statistical trick used by Alan Turing to help break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II, according to a new study in animals by researchers at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Department of Neuroscience. Results of the study were [...]The post Brain makes decisions with same method used to break WW2 Enigma code appeared first on PsyPost.
|Psychology professor examines the taste system
||What we view as the sense of taste is actually a combination of smell, taste and texture, with smell playing a major role. A single taste bud can have dozens of receptor cells that send signals of sour, sweet, salty and bitter through nerve channels to the brain. The tongue is covered with them, and [...]The post Psychology professor examines the taste system appeared first on PsyPost.
|Studies shed light on stuttering treatment and a neurological deficit potentially linked to the disorder
||Stuttering — a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables or words are repeated or prolonged — affects more than 70 million people worldwide. That’s 1 percent of the global population. Four times as many men as women are afflicted with the disorder and, while the condition is not life-threatening, it is debilitating as it interferes [...]The post Studies shed light on stuttering treatment and a neurological deficit potentially linked to the disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
||The TV show “Parenthood” recently ended after six seasons and viewers bid goodbye to the Braverman family. From the very first episode to the last, the NBC show’s story lines were undeniably emotional, poignant and moving. The Bravermans authentically capture human experience, bringing the narratives and characters to life. Here are...
|8 Famous Screenplays That Were Rejected – Part 1
||Writers, in general, don’t sell their first script, book or novel. They get lots of rejections, over and over. Only the most driven and committed writers are able to stay with their commitment for the years it may take to see success. In an effort to demonstrate to new writers how thick...