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Are Muslim Arabs Especially Fatalistic? Many commentators claim that Muslim Arabs are fatalistic, that they believe what happens in life is mostly beyond their control. Are these claims valid?
New anti-inflammatory molecule could halt MS progression A new drug-like molecule that can halt inflammation has shown promise in preventing the progression of multiple sclerosis. Researchers developed the molecule inhibit a key signal that triggers inflammation.
Social Media Management Tools and Costs So we have talked about why you need social media, how to plan your strategy and tips and tricks for posting. Lastly, I want to share with you the tools we have used to get our social media out to the world. This by no means is an exhaustive list....
Why the Story of Cinderella Still Enchants Does the world really need another Cinderella movie? Well, maybe it does. A look at what fairy tales teach us and our children.
Top Reasons Why We Fail We all make mistakes in life. However some make a whole lot more than others. We all have friends who seem to always be attracted to the wrong partner, rarely finish what they start, and fail even when the odds seem stacked in their favor. We also have friends who...
Best of Our Blogs: March 17, 2015 On a past episode of Super Soul Sunday, Oprah talked to Madonna Badger, a woman who truly embodies resilience and what it’s like to experience immense grief and survive it. Badger tragically lost her parents and three daughters on Christmas day 2011 in a house fire. Her ability to overcome...
Is Sleep for Losers? You snooze, you lose. It’s a saying that’s too often interpreted literally. We see the day as much too short and the competition as much too fierce to allow for the indulgence of a full night’s sleep. But that’s the problem: Sleep is not an indulgence. It’s essential to our...
Ten things to do to be more creative Can you really teach creativity? If so, what is it we need to do?
Why are some people turned on by disability? The theme of fetishism and disability came up in ribald and raunchy conversation during the Talking Dirty session at the Unlimited festival held at London’s Southbank Centre in September 2014. A central theme of the festival, which celebrates disability arts in all its forms, was the importance of sexuality. During that particular session, a number of [...]The post Why are some people turned on by disability? appeared first on PsyPost.
Reservoir Dogs Why Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs paints the perfect portrait of the spectrum of psychopathic personalities.
New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of [...]The post New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall appeared first on PsyPost.
Moral decisions can be manipulated by eye tracking technology, study finds Moral decisions can be influenced by tracking moment to moment movements of the eyes during deliberation, finds new research from Lund University, Sweden, University College London and University of California Merced. Many of the choices we face in daily life have a moral character, from deciding whether to give money to a homeless person asking [...]The post Moral decisions can be manipulated by eye tracking technology, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers use machine learning to identify risk patterns that make people more vulnerable to PTSD Researchers have built a new computational tool that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized prediction guide. Results from the study out of NYU Langone Medical Center are published online (date) in the journal BMC Psychiatry. “Our study shows that high-risk [...]The post Researchers use machine learning to identify risk patterns that make people more vulnerable to PTSD appeared first on PsyPost.
Therapist explains the amazing healing power of music When I was a child, on most Fridays, my dad, mom, brother and I would travel to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents. For my father, this drive would come after a long day of work, during which he had already commuted from our home, an hour outside of the city, to Boston, where he [...]The post Therapist explains the amazing healing power of music appeared first on PsyPost.
Thinking of your life as a novel: Personal redemption narrative motivatives prosocial behavior Middle-aged Americans who show high levels of societal involvement and positive mental health are especially likely to construe their lives as stories of personal redemption, according to new Northwestern University research. Previous research has shown that adults who are inclined toward generativity — the concern for and commitment to promoting the growth and well-being of future generations [...]The post Thinking of your life as a novel: Personal redemption narrative motivatives prosocial behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
Finger lengths may indicate risk of schizophrenia in males Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance. When the index finger is shorter than the ring finger, this results in a small 2D:4D ratio, pointing to a high exposure to testosterone [...]The post Finger lengths may indicate risk of schizophrenia in males appeared first on PsyPost.
Can watching porn make you better in bed? Yes, according to new study Does a predilection for porn mean bad news in bed? That’s the conclusion of many clinicians and the upshot of anecdotal reports claiming a man’s habit of viewing sex films can lead to problems getting or sustaining an erection. But a new study from UCLA and Concordia University — the first to actually test the [...]The post Can watching porn make you better in bed? Yes, according to new study appeared first on PsyPost.
Laughter is an effective catalyst for new relationships If you want someone to open up to you, just make them laugh. Sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are doing so. These are among the findings of a study led by Alan Gray of University [...]The post Laughter is an effective catalyst for new relationships appeared first on PsyPost.
Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than ‘survival of the fittest’ The DNA you inherit from your parents contributes to the physical make-up of your body — whether you have blue eyes or brown, black hair or red, or are male or female. Your DNA can also influence whether you might develop certain diseases or disorders such as Crohn’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia or neurofibromatosis, to [...]The post Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than ‘survival of the fittest’ appeared first on PsyPost.
I’m The Weirdest Codependent in the World In some situations, I'll bend myself into a pretzel trying to make others comfortable. The rest of the time, I'll do and say anything without worrying about people's feelings. I don't fit the standard definition of a codependent but trust me, I qualify for the label.