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Evaluating a Counselor, Coach, or Psychotherapist Evaluation may be the most valuable skill we're not taught. I attempt to do so in this article.
Why You Should be More Grateful Despite its many benefits, gratitude is hard to cultivate.
Child mental health wait increases 'are horrifying' The number of Scottish children waiting to be treated by mental health services has increased 10-fold in a year.
Medicating women’s feelings Emotion should be seen as a sign of health, not disease.
Suicide in fast rise among some Americans Researchers note that the increase is similar to that of the worst years of the Great Recession.
Teach Kids About Anger Control With a Thermometer Younger kids don't always have the vocabulary to express their feelings. That's why a temper-tantrum is the preferred communication of upset children. Using a thermometer might provide them an alternative....
Are humans getting cleverer? Research shows that education is training people to think better.
Meaning is Where the Action Is Whether a therapist’s expression of emotional understanding will produce therapeutic or counter-therapeutic effects will depend on the emotional meanings that such expressions have for the patient.
Take, Take, Take and Never Give Mike was grumbling about his daughter Crystal. “She told me she was in ‘desperate need’ of a state-of-the-art computer only six months after she ‘needed’ a ‘loan’ because the lease on her Lexus had expired. Crystal wasn’t even apologetic when she asked me to foot the bill. She just rattled...
Mr Spock : The Needs Of The Many Outweigh Chato Stewart: (day dreaming) Mr. Spock: Remember Caption: Live long and Prosper “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” This above-title, to me, is to me one of the most iconic line in the all of Star Trek’s history!  Aside from the #LLAP “Live long and Prosper”...
Couples Experiment: Treat Each Other Like Strangers Attention couples: Try this for one day. Disclaimer: If your partner is not a safe person, this activity may not be appropriate. Here is the experiment: Pretend your partner is a (safe) stranger. Act like you just met him or her. Therefore, you don’t really ‘know’ where he or she...
Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the February 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study found that people who slept more than eight hours a night, called long sleepers, [...]The post Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? appeared first on PsyPost.
Strong connection between violence and mental illness during Guatemala Civil War Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new multi-institution study from researchers under the Guatemala-Penn Partnership . People who experienced or witnessed violence were four times more likely to suffer from alcohol-related disorders [...]The post Strong connection between violence and mental illness during Guatemala Civil War appeared first on PsyPost.
Helmet add-ons may not lower concussion risk in athletes Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, April 18 to 25, 2015. “Our study [...]The post Helmet add-ons may not lower concussion risk in athletes appeared first on PsyPost.
The neurochemistry of flow states, with Steven Kotler Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. 'The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.' Kotler discusses how each amplifies intellectual and cognitive performance.The post The neurochemistry of flow states, with Steven Kotler appeared first on PsyPost.
WATCH: Four psychology myths you probably thought were true Do you know brain facts from fiction?The post WATCH: Four psychology myths you probably thought were true appeared first on PsyPost.
VIDEO: Can science improve your sex life? A little science secret to spice things up in the bedroom!The post VIDEO: Can science improve your sex life? appeared first on PsyPost.
10 Tips for Helping Your Child Overcome Anger Anger can be an emotion that is difficult for even some adults to manage in healthy ways. Therefore, it is reasonable that many children have a hard time knowing how to handle their anger, as well. As children grow and mature, they learn about how to manage their feelings, how...
Study identifies neurons that help predict what another individual will do Every day we make decisions based on predicting what someone else will do – from deciding whether the driver approaching an intersection will stop for the red light to determining whether a particular negotiation strategy will result in a desired outcome. Now a study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has discovered two groups of [...]The post Study identifies neurons that help predict what another individual will do appeared first on PsyPost.
Bumblebees make false memories too It’s well known that our human memory can fail us. People can be forgetful, and they can sometimes also “remember” things incorrectly, with devastating consequences in the classroom, courtroom, and other areas of life. Now, researchers show for the first time in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 26 that bumblebees can be [...]The post Bumblebees make false memories too appeared first on PsyPost.