|New evidence that increasing economic inequality rises out of political partisanship
||Political scientists at the University at Buffalo and Pennsylvania State University have published new research investigating how partisan differences in macroeconomic policy have contributed to substantial and rising economic inequality in the United States. The negative consequences of such policy decisions, researchers found, have a greater impact on people at the lower end of the [...]The post New evidence that increasing economic inequality rises out of political partisanship appeared first on PsyPost.
|Depression in dads as well as moms causes anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers
||A father’s depression during the first years of parenting – as well as a mother’s – can put their toddler at risk of developing troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety and sadness during a critical time of development, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. This is one of the first studies to show [...]The post Depression in dads as well as moms causes anxiety and bad behavior in toddlers appeared first on PsyPost.
|Hearing voices? Don’t assume that means schizophrenia
||For many people hearing voices is synonymous with schizophrenia and severe mental illness. But is this always the case? We’ve known for a long time that hearing voices, or auditory hallucination, is reported by people with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses as well as by those who have none. Indeed, 5-13% of adults will [...]The post Hearing voices? Don’t assume that means schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
|This is why you should speak more than one language, according to science
||Speaking more than one language may confer significant benefits on the developing brain. Research has now shown that bilingual young adults not only fare better in the job market, but are also more likely to demonstrate empathy and problem-solving skills. The fact is that American adults are largely monolingual English speakers, even those who began [...]The post This is why you should speak more than one language, according to science appeared first on PsyPost.
|Our partisan brains: exploring the psychology behind denying science
||Senator Inhofe (R-Okla.) pitched a snowball on the floor of the United States Senate last month. This was his way of disputing that 2014 was the warmest year on earth and that human-caused climate change is happening. Inhofe’s beliefs are contrary to the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is happening and caused primarily by [...]The post Our partisan brains: exploring the psychology behind denying science appeared first on PsyPost.
|New take on game theory offers clues on why we cooperate
||Why do people cooperate? This isn’t a question anyone seriously asks. The answer is obvious: we cooperate because doing so is usually synergistic. It creates more benefit for less cost and makes our lives easier and better. Maybe it’s better to ask why don’t people always cooperate. But the answer here seems obvious too. We [...]The post New take on game theory offers clues on why we cooperate appeared first on PsyPost.
|Does Suffering Make You Stronger?
||We are surrounded by material things designed to give us the good life, a life of pleasure. We have medications to relieve the suffering of our aches and pains. It is ironic that we still find ways to suffer, to hide from the possibility of happiness. Our possessions are supposed...
|Spring Sports: Concussion Safety Tips
||Do you really know about concussions? With Spring and Summer come a variety of sports with high incidence rates for concussion. Whether it's water polo, soccer, lacrosse or other sports, every parent and coach should have a handle on basic concussion safety. Although this may sound like hyperbole, the future may depend on it.
|On "Falling in Love" vs "Loving"
||Does "falling in love" prevent us from actually loving?
|The Importance of Failure: A Culture of False Success
||It is becoming commonplace to give every child a trophy and generally dilute the competitive nature of sports. These changing trends are bringing new, long term challenges and repercussions that need to be taken note of. By fostering a false sense of success, we are ultimately doing a psychological disservice to children in more ways than one.
|Would it Help to Restrict the Means to Suicide?
||Most people think that a suicidal person is one determined individual who will try to complete their suicide by any means possible, for as long as it takes. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you survive a suicide attempt, the chances you’ll die by suicide in the future...
|Why women like war heroes more than any other kind of guy
||Women are more sexually attracted to men who have been deemed heroic during conflict than men who have merely served in the armed forces.
|Loneliness and isolation are as bad for you as obesity
||Study finds that being alone threatens longevity as much as being overweight.
|4 Ways To Be A More Authentic Person
||People are attracted to authenticity. Here are four techniques that help you be your most authentic self, even in uncomfortable situations.
|Magnetic nanoparticles could allow brain stimulation without wires
||Researchers have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles -- a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, without the need for implants or external connections.Magnetic nanoparticles could allow brain stimulation without wires.
|Political liberals display greater happiness, study shows
||What does it mean to be happy? Is it how happy you say you are, or is it how happy you act? Previous research has found that political conservatives report being happier than political liberals. But psychologists have discovered that those on the left exhibit happier speech patterns and facial expressions.
|Mind reading: Spatial patterns of brain activity decode what people taste
||Scientists have revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain.
|Benefits of Venting Go Both Ways
||Sometimes, “venting,” or airing our grievances, gets a bad rap. Negative connotations are associated with expressing unpleasant experiences or unhappy feelings. And while there may be a fine line between cathartic release and spewing cynicism and insensitivity, I tend to advocate that the act of sharing can be a healthy...
|Alzheimer’s Treatment Using Ultrasound Completely Restores Memory
Breakthrough Alzheimer's treatment may restore memory and clear plaques in the brain without drugs.
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|Typical Mistakes that Therapists Make
||Psychotherapists are human and like all humans they make mistakes. The younger and less experienced they are, the more mistakes they make. These mistakes can be minor ones that can be easily corrected, or they can be huge blunders that can derail the treatment and even at times cause harm...