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How Do You Run a Successful Research Lab? steps for how to conduct an ideal laboratory for productivity and creativity. Lessons on science and leadership and what I wish I knew when I started a tenure-track position with little guidance.
4 Research-Based Ways to Make New Habits Stick Everyone knows change is hard. If you want to achieve your goals, you have to learn how to delay gratification, step out of your comfort zone and overcome resistance to change. But what’s even harder is making change stick. Saying no to a cigarette. Keeping the pounds off. Ignoring that...
What Is Success In An ADHD Life Here’s a little something I noticed about ADHD the other day. Success can lead so quickly to failure. In fact, success can cause failure. How is that possible is the question I asked myself when I first realized that what I’d thought was actually perfectly true. Well, I went back...
If Men “Lean In” for Equality, is that Equality? A new organization called Lean In encourages men to “lean in for equality.” It was founded by the author of a book by the same name, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, encourages men to support women...
How Can I Improve Self-Acceptance? Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson once complained to his physician that he felt depressed. The doctor recommended a long sea voyage. Emerson took his advice and at the end of the journey wrote in his diary: “It didn’t work; when I got off the ship in Naples, the first...
Anxiety, anxiety. Oh, and did I mention anxiety? It’s been more than a week since my anxiety cycle began. I’ve been super wired. I have to remind myself to breathe and take time to close my eyes and try to de-sensitize. Basically, my anxiety is causing anxiety. It’s an ouroboros. Anxiety feeds on itself and it’s incredibly difficult...
5 Reasons Couples Counseling Isn’t Working for You In the face of looming problems that range from abuse, blending families, to who does the chores, couples are encouraged to seek couples therapy. Yet, what happens when therapy fails to address the problems in a relationship. What options are left? At the age of 42 with two children in...
Finding Enjoyment in the Workweek As I wake up to a rainy, cold Monday morning, I notice the time, think about my agenda, and prepare to face the day. Yet, I also notice that I am excited for what today will bring. Thinking about all the “stuff” that needs to get done doesn’t overwhelm me....
Genes and Eating Disorders The "idea" that eating disorders are genetic has yet to be proved. Despite all that we know, some continue to assert that causation is not multidimensional, but rather genetically determined. Some thoughts on the matter....once again.
Avoid Adversity or Struggle Through It? Why You May We live in a society where we create many beliefs that are not based in reality. We make everybody a “winner” regardless of their actual performance. We create special days to celebrate — on top of traditional holidays. And many conservatives still want creationism taught in schools – despite overwhelming...
Types of Thinking Test: Concrete, Analytical, Abstract, Logical, Imaginative, Creative This test analyzes five types of thinking: concrete (The Doer), analytical or abstract thinking (The Analyst), logical thinking (The Orator), imaginative (The Inventor) and creative (The Original Thinker).
How Much of Us is Born Versus Made? One of the most fundamental questions in psychology is whether our behaviors and our personalities are born or made. How much is genetically determined, and how much is the product of our environment? Here is what research tells us about being great athletes, parents, leaders, and lovers.
Pharmacogenetic Testing May Change Psychiatric Treatments for ADHD, Depression Prescribing medications has long been a trial-and-error approach for nearly any medication you could take. That’s been especially true in psychiatry, where there are dozens of medications that could be prescribed for common mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What if doctors had...
With kids’ antipsychotic treatment on the rise, study looks at prescriber decision-making More kids nationwide are taking medications designed to treat such mental illnesses as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and pediatricians and psychiatrists at the University of Vermont want to know why. Led by David Rettew, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, the researchers conducted a study to find out “whether the right youth are being [...]The post With kids’ antipsychotic treatment on the rise, study looks at prescriber decision-making appeared first on PsyPost.
Is there really a single ideal body shape for women? Many scholars of Renaissance art tell us that Botticelli’s Birth of Venus captures the tension between the celestial perfection of divine beauty and its flawed earthly manifestation. As classical ideas blossomed anew in 15th-century Florence, Botticelli could not have missed the popular Neoplatonic notion that contemplating earthly beauty teaches us about the divine. Evolutionary biologists [...]The post Is there really a single ideal body shape for women? appeared first on PsyPost.
Mental health is a complex, interactive dance of nature and nurture In mental health, resolving the relative contributions of our biology and genetics and how these interact with social and environmental factors (our parenting, peer-relationships, learning, and experiences of both abuse and nurturing) is more than an intellectual puzzle. I’m occasionally annoyed by what appears to be a rather simplistic suggestion that if there’s a biological, [...]The post Mental health is a complex, interactive dance of nature and nurture appeared first on PsyPost.
What your shoes say about you (quite a lot, actually) Paris Fashion Week heralds the finale to what has been a packed calendar of catwalk shows. The designers’ eagerly awaited collections for Autumn/Winter 2015 have been revealed, new trends noted and the commercial wheel for fashion’s next season set in motion once again. As the globe trotting fashion pack jostle for the much coveted front [...]The post What your shoes say about you (quite a lot, actually) appeared first on PsyPost.
Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are difficult to comprehend. After all, multiple controlled studies conducted on huge international samples have debunked any statistical association between vaccines and autism. Moreover, when the Danish government removed thimerosal – a [...]The post Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers appeared first on PsyPost.
Creativity and Mental Illness Creating and creativity are healthy processes in contradiction to contentions such as those of Kay Jamison and Nancy Andreasen and others who have carried out weak research purportedly showing connections between creativity and mental illness.
5 Reasons Why You Want to Avoid Arguing With Parenting is likely the most difficult job in the world. It’s easy to get into fights that turn into parent-child power struggles. Regardless of the magnitude of an issue, however, whether it’s a relatively minor one of brushing teeth or bigger ones over homework or curfews, there are several reasons parents want to pause and consider before getting...