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The One Question Every Therapist Should Ask       Let’s face it. Going to therapy is hard. Sometimes, really hard. It’s hard to know which therapist to call. It’s hard to even pick up the phone. And it’s probably even harder having a condition/situation/event that you feel requires therapy.   And yet, as therapists, we want...
The Benefits of Detaching from Technology Even though I’m a member of Generation Y, I will cling to non-smartphones until they become obsolete. But my cell phone is automatically encompassed in my daily routine. Has a day gone by where I haven’t composed a text message? Not really. And the Internet is an integral part of...
End That Addictive Relationship, Once and For All Here’s a quick checklist to know if you’re addicted to a toxic relationship: You have more bad moments than good but you can’t let go because you’re always chasing another fix of the good. The relationship depletes rather than energizes you.  It takes away from other areas in your life....
Reality is distorted in brain’s maps: Study examines neurons known as grid cells The brain’s GPS would be worthless if it simply contained maps of our surroundings that were not aligned to the real world. But we now know how this is done. The way that the brain’s internal maps are linked and anchored to the external world has been a mystery for a decade, ever since 2014 [...]The post Reality is distorted in brain’s maps: Study examines neurons known as grid cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Looking for love? Use Reddit to give Cupid tech support When looking for love on the Internet, people who use dating websites have experiences unlike most in the online social world. Interactions are one-on-one, private, directed primarily between strangers–and not always smooth or easy. That’s why, according to new Georgia Institute of Technology research (PDF), many men and women head to Reddit after signing up [...]The post Looking for love? Use Reddit to give Cupid tech support appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain activity can predict increased fat intake following sleep deprivation Experts have warned for years that insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain. A new Penn Medicine study found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also we consume more fat and less carbohydrates and a region of the brain known as the salience network is [...]The post Brain activity can predict increased fat intake following sleep deprivation appeared first on PsyPost.
We Judge Each Other in Milliseconds In NLP we maintain that good communication skills go a long way toward establishing relationships with new people in your life. Even the best communication skills are implemented after our initial judgment of people, however. There are  individuals that make it so much easier to build relationships of trust from...
Instructional DVD reduces MRI scan patients’ anxiety and improves scan quality A DVD designed to help people prepare for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan, including guidance on how to relax, led to more successful scans. The patients receiving the DVD also felt less anxious during the scan says a paper published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. Lead author Dr Rachael Powell from The [...]The post Instructional DVD reduces MRI scan patients’ anxiety and improves scan quality appeared first on PsyPost.
Finding points to possible mechanism underpinning Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. The new study, published recently in the journal Brain, revealed the mechanism of toxicity of a misfolded form [...]The post Finding points to possible mechanism underpinning Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases appeared first on PsyPost.
People value resources more consistently when they are scarce We tend to be economically irrational when it comes to choosing how we use resources like money and time but scarcity can convert us into economically rational decision makers, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Research from psychological science has shown that we humans make economically irrational [...]The post People value resources more consistently when they are scarce appeared first on PsyPost.
A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders — autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment — appear to compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and nimble system in the brain known as declarative memory. This hypothesis being proposed by a Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientist is based on decades [...]The post A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia appeared first on PsyPost.
How mindfulness training affects health Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear. Researchers have developed a model suggesting that mindfulness influences health via stress reduction pathways.
What Do Your Tweets Reveal About You? It makes sense that we could tell something about someone’s political leanings based on their Twitter rants, but can we tell more about a person from their tweets?
The Cause of Creative Blocks and How to Overcome Them Creative blocks are a common issue that most people experience and if you are someone that relies on your creativity for supporting yourself, having to deal with these blocks can be frustrating, anxiety producing, and even depressing. The process of creativity is an uneven one, intermittent with ups and downs,...
Why Kindness is the Best Valentine’s Day Gift It is Valentine’s Day – a day that reminds and celebrates the richness of love. The day will reinforce one of the following statements about you: I am in a happy, loving and couple relationship. The relationship I am in falls beneath my expectations of what a loving relationship should look like. I am alone […]
The science of flirting: Research defines more behaviors that reveal romantic attraction If you want to know whether people are flirting with you, look at what they say and do. Each person has a different tactic for communicating attraction, or flirting style, and new research suggests that during a short get-to-know-you conversation people show they’re attracted in a way matches their flirting style. “Researchers have long known [...]The post The science of flirting: Research defines more behaviors that reveal romantic attraction appeared first on PsyPost.
Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England have experienced sexual coercion, new research launched 11 February reveals. Most were pressured to have sex or other sexual activity, but some cases included rape. And many of the 13-17-year-olds had also suffered physical attacks, intimidation or emotional abuse from their boyfriends. The research also found [...]The post Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers reveal how mindfulness training affects health Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear. Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell — whose cutting-edge work has shown how mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults [...]The post Researchers reveal how mindfulness training affects health appeared first on PsyPost.
Middle-aged men at highest risk of suicide after breathing poor air A new study from the University of Utah is adding to the small, but growing body of research that links air pollution exposure to suicide. In research published today in The American Journal of Epidemiology, investigator Amanda Bakian, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah, and her colleagues outline chemical and [...]The post Middle-aged men at highest risk of suicide after breathing poor air appeared first on PsyPost.
Depression: A barrier to communication in couples? A massive 6.7% of the US population are affected by depressive disorders. As well as pessimism, irritability, pain and exhaustion, depression is also proven to affect communication and ability to maintain relationships. This article in Communication Monographs explores depression and relational uncertainty within couples and the causal effect on communication behaviours. Depressed individuals are known [...]The post Depression: A barrier to communication in couples? appeared first on PsyPost.