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ADHD For Valentine’s Day Just in time for Valentines day, I wrote this post to help you out. Actually, I’m well aware that it’s late. I wanted to do something like this, but I have been busy. No, really, I have been busy. And not just ADHD busy. You know ADHD busy, right? That...
Depression: A Forever-Kind of Illness I overheard my husband describing my health to someone on the phone the other day. “She’s definitely better,” he said. “She’s trying a lot of new things. It’s hard to say what’s helping the most.” “Well, she’ll always have it. I mean, it will never go away completely. But she’s...
Triangulation: The Trap Of The Problematic Person Have you ever heard of the term “triangulate” or “triangulation?” If not, that’s okay because it’s typically a concept used in and mainly used in trauma-informed therapy. The term is typically used to describe an individual who creates drama, trouble, and confusion using 3 or more people in a situation....
Basic Personality Changes Linked to Unemployment, Study Finds Changes may add to challenge of finding new jobs
The Outside World Determines Your Thoughts   While it may feel as though your conscious thoughts are insulated from your surroundings, a recent study conducted by researchers at San Francisco State University has found otherwise. The study asked that participants look at an image, without thinking of the word associated with the image, or how many...
The science of teaching: Study finds brain processes that hold the key to understanding students How does the brain of a teacher work? New research has identified the parts of the brain involved in computing mistakes in other people's understanding, which is a key process in guiding students' learning.
New insight into how our brain performs 'mental time travel' New brain mapping study pinpoints the areas of the brain responsible for "mental time travel."
A Surprising Key To Sustainable Relationship We often get frustrated that our partners don't take responsibility for changing an annoying behavior. Their unwillingness to change feels like a violation of give and take. Paradoxically, we can often get more give and take if we stop holding out for them to change and instead change our way of interacting with them so we're fine regardless of whether they change.
Boomers: 5 Things You Need to Know Before You If you were a teen in the 1960s or ’70s, odds are good that you know your way around marijuana, even if you didn’t inhale. So who can blame you for being intrigued now that the drug is being sold in a way once unimaginable – legally. Oregon and Alaska...
Study finds fertile women seek variety in men and consumer products New research from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business suggests women seek more options in dating partners near ovulation – when they are most fertile – which may lead them to also seek a greater variety of products and services. “Just like a fisherman casting a wide net, ovulating women [...]The post Study finds fertile women seek variety in men and consumer products appeared first on PsyPost.
Study shows how minor change to job ad can increase the size and quality of applicant pool Bad hiring decisions cost employers millions of dollars, damage workplace morale, reduce productivity and account for more than half of employee turnover nationwide. It doesn’t have to be that way according to a new study that reveals how a few minor changes in the wording of a job advertisement can increase the size and quality [...]The post Study shows how minor change to job ad can increase the size and quality of applicant pool appeared first on PsyPost.
Using anabolic steroids harms your health and social image Performance enhancing or doping substances such as anabolic steroids and erythropoietin, a hormone that enhances the production of red blood cells and increases oxygen consumption in the body, are no longer confined to the realm of competitive sports and increasingly now used by the mainstream. The most popular doping substance appears to be anabolic steroids, [...]The post Using anabolic steroids harms your health and social image appeared first on PsyPost.
Research Suggests Light Therapy Offers More Than Just Mental Bright light therapy has long been an effective treatment for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now new research shows that this alternative treatment may offer significant relief for physical pain as well — specifically back pain. In a new study, published in the journal Pain Medicine, the back...
Want Success? Learn To Adapt (In Three Steps)         Success is a touchy subject. Everybody has a different idea of just what it means and what it takes to get there. For some, success is wrapped in externals, delivered in tantalizing doses of status, praise, wealth, power, and fame. For others, it’s the simple life,...
Therapist Blog Challenge #18: Agree to Disagree Therapist blog challenge #18 deals with how to have a disagreement with a loved one while still preserving your relationship.    Headline  Come up with a catchy title for your blog post. Here are a few examples: Debating with Dignity: How to Disagree and Still Be Friends Maintaining Relationships When...
Moving Toward Compassion in the Psychological Sciences We practice a kind of hypocrisy in the behavioral health area that’s not only embarrassing but counterproductive.
Mindfulness: What’s the POINT? The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into our lives. I’m going to list a few really key ones and then link you to respective guided practices or posts as a reference...
Tool can help assess cognitive impairment in multicultural populations The ability to assess cognitive impairment in multicultural older populations will become more important as demographics change worldwide. A new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reports that the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) is particularly effective in multicultural populations where English is not a patient’s first language. Dementia is on the rise [...]The post Tool can help assess cognitive impairment in multicultural populations appeared first on PsyPost.
Shy babies need secure parent bond to help prevent potential teen anxiety Shy babies need to have a strong bond with their parents to avoid developing anxiety disorders in their teens, according to a new study co-authored at the University of Waterloo. It’s been known for some time that young children who react with behavioral inhibition or shyness to new situations have an increased risk of internalizing [...]The post Shy babies need secure parent bond to help prevent potential teen anxiety appeared first on PsyPost.
Medication effective in helping smokers quit gradually Among cigarette smokers not willing or able to quit smoking in the next month but willing to reduce with the goal of quitting in the next 3 months, use of the nicotine addiction medication varenicline for 24 weeks compared with placebo produced greater reductions in smoking prior to quitting and increased smoking cessation rates at [...]The post Medication effective in helping smokers quit gradually appeared first on PsyPost.