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VIDEO: Open Your Heart to Love With This Yoga Flow We all want more love, right? But it’s impossible to fully give or receive love unless you have an open heart. Unfortunately, self-loathing, social conditioning, past hurts and even improper posture can lead us to feel that it is safer to close our hearts in order to avoid potential pain or...
Eating disorders linked with financial difficulties in female students Experiencing financial difficulties at university may increase the risk of female students developing an eating disorder, according to new research from the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust. Conversely, the study also found that having extreme attitudes to food and eating predicted short-term financial difficulties for female students, suggesting the possibility of a ‘vicious [...]The post Eating disorders linked with financial difficulties in female students appeared first on PsyPost.
Facebook in mourning: Mediatisation of death and RIP pages as virtual shrines In the wake of high a profile death, it is increasingly common to see mass public outpourings of grief on RIP Facebook pages. This article in New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia explores media coverage of death and its relation to public expression of grief via social media. Contemporary society is far removed from death; [...]The post Facebook in mourning: Mediatisation of death and RIP pages as virtual shrines appeared first on PsyPost.
Could research into oxytocin and alcohol lead to a ‘sobriety pill’? Each year over three million people die due to alcohol-related causes. To put that in perspective, that’s a whopping 5.9% of all deaths worldwide. Meanwhile, countless others endure the adverse health effects of alcohol use. Unfortunately, current psychological and pharmacological treatments for alcohol-use disorders are only marginally better than placebo in reducing intake. Imagine, then, [...]The post Could research into oxytocin and alcohol lead to a ‘sobriety pill’? appeared first on PsyPost.
Five things that would improve things for people with dementia – and the rest of us too The prime minister’s new challenge on dementia 2020, six years on from the announcement of a national strategy, has some very ambitious goals: to become the country with the best dementia care and the best research into dementia and other neuro-degenerative diseases by 2020. To achieve these goals, the new report outlines 18 priorities including [...]The post Five things that would improve things for people with dementia – and the rest of us too appeared first on PsyPost.
What is it Like to Be in Love? I created this piece in 2004 as part of a heuristic research project in my second year of grad school at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM. The objective was to perform this qualitative research study to gain understanding about a topic of our choosing. My research topic was love....
7 Ways Your Relationship Can Change You Who you are is less stable than you think, especially when it comes to the influence of romantic partners.
How to Fall in Love and Uncover Happiness in One of the primary pathways to an enduring happiness is facilitating a sense of connection. When we feel connected we feel balanced, when we feel balanced, we often feel happy. The problem is as we grow up in this world, we have to learn how to shield ourselves from vulnerability...
Hidden gene gives hope for improving brain function The mechanism a novel gene uses to affect brain function and elicit behavior related to neuropsychiatric disease has been identified by an international team of researchers. They discovered that a gene called Gomafu might be key to understanding how our brain rapidly responds to stressful experiences.
New study shows decreased aggressive behavior toward strangers in autism spectrum disorder model Much speculation has occurred in the media over possible heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A new study has found no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in an animal model of the condition.
Mothers, Daughters and Food It seems especially cruel and strange that mothers often pass down a legacy of self-hatred, guilt and shame to the very children for whom they would otherwise lay down their own lives.
Confessions of A Recovering Control Freak You know them. You may even live with them. You deal with them every day. You may be married to one. You may even be one. They are the dreaded…. Control Freaks! Actually, a more accurate pronoun to use than “them” is “us” since like it or not, we are...
What Color Should You Wear on a First Date? Maximize your attractiveness in that online dating profile pic or on that first date
How Gabrielle Giffords is Using Music Therapy to Heal The world was stunned when House of Representatives member, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in the head while meeting constituents in January 2011. The democrat from Arizona was critically injured but never gave up. She has had to learn to walk and talk all over again and, while speaking was initially...
LEVERAGE: The Science Of Turning Setbacks Into Springboards   There’s a lot we can say about setbacks. They hurt. We don’t like them. They often come without warning. We wish they didn’t happen. They don’t feel like opportunities at the time. Maybe they even seem to happen more to us than anyone else.   But call them springboards?...
Psychology of a Mistake I did my best… I did my best! Dane Cook, comedian The phrase “to make a mistake” implies purposive, conscious, planned action. That’s utterly inaccurate: there are no intentional mistakes, no one consciously sets out to fail. When we fail on purpose, when we make a mistake by design, we...
5 Relevant Black History Month Facts We love     Black History Month acknowledges our past as a foundation for us to build upon so we may become better citizens and, together, form a better nation. Let’s turn our attention to accomplishments by famous Black American that you should know. The first African American woman to fly in...
One Way to Use Someone Else to Strengthen Your Good Habits Because accountability is so important, I’m always looking for new, ingenious ways that people have created accountability.
Looking for the Right Relationship? Make a Plan! Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and you’re still alone. Or maybe you’re just wishing you were alone because clearly you’re dating a total loser. Or maybe you’ve decided to address your long-standing dating dilemma with a bold new approach. If you’ve opted for the latter, read on.
4 Ways a Child with Autism Affects Family Life An autism diagnosis not only changes the life of the child diagnosed, but also that of family members. Parents of an autistic child have to bear a lot of stress owing to complicated therapy schedules, home treatments, and juggling job responsibilities and family commitments. There is also financial stress coming...