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Men Who Hate Women The misogynists. You may have heard of them. But what you may not know is that they can be anywhere around you. They are notoriously hard to spot. They do not come with a label attached to them, and they may even come across as woman lovers.
Opportunities to Feel Facebook, Twitter, Instagram bring us additional opportunities to feel anger simply by providing more stuff to get angry about.
7 Myths about Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and other mental illness is highly stigmatized, overlooked and looked down upon by society. BPD is characterized by poorly regulated emotional responses to events or feelings, possible urges to self-harm or commit suicide, and unstable relationships with others. Here are 7 popular myths about borderline personality...
What Is Wrong With Me?     Do you ever hear the voices inside your head ask yourself, “What is wrong with me?”   I do. All the time. Especially when I am overwhelmed with tasks, duties, obligations and deadlines. I find myself stuck in a perpetual loop of procrastination-based activities. I Facebook. I Pinterest....
Golfer Peter Lawrie Blames Soda Addiction for Struggles Not long ago, when people talked about addiction, our minds immediately assumed that drugs or alcohol must be involved but, nowadays, things are a little different. Sugar has become such a huge part of the American diet that people are struggling to deal with their consumption. Indeed, we have learned...
What you didn’t know about gut feelings We are born with an innate ability to perceive danger and make the distinction between dangerous and safe situations. It is an internal barometer we each possess that includes a combination of facts, past experiences, perceptions and attitudes about ourselves, the people around,  our reality, and much more. We refer...
What goes on in teachers’ brains as they help students to learn Humans spend an enormous amount of time and effort thinking about other people. Like primates, birds and even ants, we often learn skills and information from others. In the past, research has extensively focused on how skills are learnt through observation or imitation and what happens in the brain when we do so. Yet a [...]The post What goes on in teachers’ brains as they help students to learn appeared first on PsyPost.
Faker or Just Trying to Grow? How To Tell Fake it til you feel it—a saying that directs someone to act the way they want to feel with the hope that they’ll get there. Of course, like all things reality is more difficult than a pithy saying, and change takes a lot of time, struggle and starts and stops....
The brain’s scriptwriter: Study redefines the role of Broca’s area What is happening in the brain of an actor reciting Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy or of the person next to you at lunch saying, “Please pass the salt”? For 150 years, scientists have known that a brain region called Broca’s area plays a key role in speech production, but exactly what [...]The post The brain’s scriptwriter: Study redefines the role of Broca’s area appeared first on PsyPost.
New insights into origins of the world’s languages Linguists have long agreed that languages from English to Greek to Hindi, known as ‘Indo-European languages’, are the modern descendants of a language family which first emerged from a common ancestor spoken thousands of years ago. Now, a new study gives us more information on when and where it was most likely used. Using data [...]The post New insights into origins of the world’s languages appeared first on PsyPost.
Brace yourself: Study finds people can use different strategies to prepare for stress A pilot study from North Carolina State University finds that people are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, with each individual displaying a variety of coping behaviors. In addition, the study found that the coping strategies people used could affect them the following day. The findings stem [...]The post Brace yourself: Study finds people can use different strategies to prepare for stress appeared first on PsyPost.
New insight into a fragile protein linked to cancer and autism In recent years, scientists have found a surprising a connection between some people with autism and certain cancer patients: They have mutations in the same gene, one that codes for a protein critical for normal cellular health. Now scientists have reported in the ACS journal Biochemistry that the defects reduce the activity and stability of the [...]The post New insight into a fragile protein linked to cancer and autism appeared first on PsyPost.
5 Pieces of Mental Health Advice that Miss the Mark Today, you’ll find myriad advice about improving your emotional health and relationships. This is a good thing. But, unfortunately, not all of it is accurate. And some of it can even be damaging. We asked psychotherapists to share the self-help myths they’ve seen suggested over and over — and to...
Is serotonin an upper or a downer? Science behind anti-depressants appears to be backwards The science behind many anti-depressant medications appears to be backwards, say the authors of a paper that challenges the prevailing ideas about the nature of depression and some of the world’s most commonly prescribed medications. The authors of the paper, posted by the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, combed existing research for evidence to support the [...]The post Is serotonin an upper or a downer? Science behind anti-depressants appears to be backwards appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain imaging links language delay to chromosome deletion in children with neuro disorders Children born with a DNA abnormality on chromosome 16 already linked to neurodevelopmental problems show measurable delays in processing sound and language, says a study team of radiologists and psychologists. By strengthening the case that the deleted gene disrupts a key biological pathway, the research may lay the foundation for future medical treatments for specific [...]The post Brain imaging links language delay to chromosome deletion in children with neuro disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
Conflicting Goals Can Make You a Better Decision Maker We tend to think of conflict as the enemy of good decision making. But, it turns out that when people have two conflicting goals that they are grappling with, they are likely to think carefully about choices in order to resolve the conflict.
New hope in the fight against pain: Analgesic drugs could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain Drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain, an international study reports, for the first time.
How mindfulness can jumpstart our exercise routines Study shows that paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to find pleasure in movement.
Teen brain scans reveal a key to weight loss MRI scans of teenagers who had successfully lost weight and kept it off show that they have higher levels of executive function -- the ability to process and prioritize competing interests. Executive function is a trait that can be improved, scientists say.
Autism genes activate during fetal brain development Mutations that cause autism in children are connected to a pathway that regulates brain development, scientists have found. The researchers studied a set of well-known autism mutations called copy number variants or CNVs. They investigated when and where the genes were expressed during brain development.