|Aesthetic Sensibility Test: Form or Function?
||How open are you to perception of beauty? Are you imaginative, creative person or rational, down-to-earth type? Take this quiz to find out.
|Mr. Putin, Would You Lie Still So We Can Scan Your Brain?
||How do we predict dangerous leaders' actions when they won't answer our proven psychological questionnaires or lie still for our fMRI bran scans? Well, here are a couple of choices.
|The Trouble with "Gotcha" Management
||It's a management style that focuses on catching employees doing something - anything - wrong. And it's a drain on productivity.
|When You Feel Frustrated with Your Body
||I appreciate my body. I respect it. I try to protect it. And yet there are days when frustration fills my bones at the same rate my breath does. Days I wish I had more energy Days I don’t understand why I’m slower than everyone else in a workout...
|Fifty Shades of Grey
||E. L. James' racy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey has been called an amusing, romantic tale of a woman's exploration of sexual desire that has captured the interest and imagination of over 19 million readers. But, is there something more to the subject matter of this racy novel that has led to its huge success and the making of a movie? See this post!
|Lifestyle Interventions for Depression
||Clinical depression is a complicated condition. Stress of course is known and easily accepted to be the main cause, but two people may endure the same stress with only one developing depression. What lifestyle factors can make us more resilient, and why?
|Are You an Empathizer or an Instigator?
||The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. — George Bernard Shaw Statistically, about 50 percent of all people are Empathizer communicators and 50 percent are Instigators. Neither type is better or worse, they’re just different. Learning your own and your opposite communicator type...
|Pornography: Ways It Blocks Healthy Sexual Relations, 2 of
||Whereas intimacy is an emotion of safety and love, a felt state of mind and body that builds an essential foundation for healthy sexual relations, pornography makes sex about body parts and persons objects at the disposal of other persons to do as they wish. A key block to healthy...
|The Blood, Sweat and Tears of Middle School Math
||Many middle school students struggle with math, often for the first time. Math becomes harder in middle school, and teacher expectations are higher. These changes are appropriate as kids mature; the achievement bar must be raised so that students’ intellects are challenged to grow. The teacher who waters down instruction...
|Are Sexy People Really More Selfish? New Study Reveals Men and Women Differ
Study finds unexpected difference between attractive men and women in their selfishness.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
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|Will the True Narcissist Please Stand Up
||It seems like everyone is throwing around the word “narcissist” these days. And it might seem harmless enough, but actually, it’s bad for the people being mislabeled and the people doing the labeling. To find out if you’re really involved with a narcissist, find my more exhaustive checklist here. In...
|Creativity and Multicultural Experiences
||In a recent study, children whose parents were born in different countries were generally more creative than children whose parents were born in the same country. The mystery is why.
|Human neural stem cells restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy
||Human neural stem cell treatments are showing promise for reversing learning and memory deficits after chemotherapy, according to radiation oncology researchers.
|How to Practice Self-Compassion When You Think You Can’t
||Self-compassion is powerful. It promotes inner peace. Self-criticism, the opposite of self-compassion and what most of us are used to practicing, “is an experience of inner conflict,” according to Ali Miller, MFT, a therapist in private practice in Berkeley and San Francisco, Calif.. Miller specializes in helping adults live more...
|Will You Be Making Up or Breaking Up After
||It goes without saying that opportunities to celebrate the people we love are good things. In some ways Valentine’s Day is one of those opportunities. At the same time Valentine’s Day might also be considered a point of reflection for relationships. For some partners it is an opportunity to further...
|WELCOME WELLNESS-CREATE A PLAN
||Take Action: Plan for Wellness What is a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP ®)? A Wellness and Recovery Action Plan® is a type of Action Plan created by YOU. This plan will be your blueprint for maintaining your serenity and balance, and for providing support should you feel yourself...
|What is a Wellness & Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)?
||Take Action: Plan for Wellness What is a Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)? A Wellness and Recovery Action Plan is a type of Action Plan created by YOU. This plan will be your blueprint for maintaining your serenity and balance, and for providing support should you feel yourself falling...
|Exploring the teenage brain, and its drive for immediate reward
||Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic brain changes that allow planning and encourage the need for immediate reward, according to a neuroscientist.
|What is Practical Mental Health Parity?
||Much has been written in the last several years about the advances in access to mental health care as a result of federal mental health parity laws. These legislative reforms affect individuals and families with private health insurance coverage. While I certainly applaud any reforms that remove restrictions for pre-existing...
|The human brain is special. Just not that special
||Tommy the chimpanzee got his day in court on 8 October 2014. He was unable to attend the hearing in ‘person’ – spending the day, like any other, in a cage at a used trailer sales lot in Gloversville, New York. But an hour’s drive away, in a courtroom in the state capital of Albany, [...]The post The human brain is special. Just not that special appeared first on PsyPost.