|Ode to Creativity
||Creativity is a gift we are born with (despite how corny that might sound) and it’s what we’ve used as toddlers to figure out the world around us. Creativity is that child in each of us, one that we carry with us throughout life, without knowing sometimes. I take care...
|What To Do When You Feel Stuck
||I know what it’s like to feel stuck. When I was first diagnosed with schizophrenia I felt like I was a waste of space, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life and I felt like I couldn’t get anywhere because of my illness. Then I remembered that...
|Malignant Narcissism and the Murder of a Parent
||This blog explores Malignant Narcissism and the damaging impact that it can have on family members and others.
|Fatherhood in the Movie “Boyhood”
||With Oscars 2015 just behind us, you probably heard about the movie “Boyhood,” which was nominated for Best Picture and traces the aging of a boy, named Mason, along with that of his family. We see the main characters age naturally over the course of twelve years, accompanied by the popular music...
|5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Relationship
||Relationships are an important part of our overall happiness and even our health. As satisfying as they can be, they can also present us with significant challenges. These research-based 5 suggestions will help you tip the cost-reward balance in your favor, for your sake, and that of your partner.
|Change Your Core Beliefs And You Might Change How
||Do you feel life is uncomfortable, difficult or lonely? Can rethinking about your core beliefs help you shift to a better life?...
|Getting Over the Fear of Taking Medication for Depression
||Nine years ago I decided to wean off all my meds and take natural supplements instead. One evening I was fixing a magnesium concoction, chatting with a friend. We were talking about my depression, and this new holistic route I was taking. “You have everything you need inside you to...
|3 Myths about Eating Disorders Debunked
||Eating disorders can be very difficult to understand. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, take some time to learn a bit more about these disorders and the truth behind a handful of myths that surround them.
|Personality Disorders Explained 2: Origins
||Every cognitive map of the social world also defines a role for the person to play; a personality disorder implies a limited number of acceptable roles.
|Study: Dogs Can Identify Liars, and They Don't Trust Them
||Dogs keep track of whether people lie or tell the truth, and they use these memories to determine whether they can trust particular humans and any new information that they get from them.
|Dogs Don't Believe Information from Liars
||Dogs keep track of whether people lie or tell the truth, and they use these memories to determine whether or not they can trust particular humans and any new information that they get from them.
|How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia
||In 1972, animal behaviorist John Calhoun built a mouse paradise with beautiful buildings and limitless food. He introduced eight mice to the population. Two years later, the mice had created their own apocalypse. Here's why....
|How Rats Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia
||In 1972, animal behaviorist John Calhoun built a rat paradise with beautiful buildings and limitless food. He introduced eight mice to the population. Two years later, the mice had created their own apocalypse. Here's why....
|Cross-cultural communication: Much more than just a linguistic stretch
||Mandarin-speakers' rely more on tone of voice rather than on facial cues to understand emotion compared to English-language speakers. This may be due to the limited eye contact and more restrained facial expressions common in East Asian cultures.
|Stars In Their Eyes
||Celebriphilia has been defined as “an intense desire to have a romantic relationship with a celebrity” and shares many similarities with celebrity stalking. It is also a completely modern, man-made phenomenon. But what do we know about celebriphilia?
|3 Ways to Guard Against Abusive Love
||One of the most heartbreaking things about abusive relationships is how much they can look like love in the beginning to their victims. They are often swept off their feet, passionately courted, and made to feel more special than they have ever felt before. Then comes the crash: The desire...
|A+ Students/C- Learners: Education’s Report Card
||Today’s educational system is contributing to an undesirable and unanticipated problem—the production of many achievement-oriented, high-performing students who are, at best, mediocre learners. This is a bold and controversial claim that demands substantiation; beginning with what distinguishes good students from good learners.
|Eating Disorders Awareness: “I Had No Idea…”
||The National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week kicked off on Sunday, February 22, 2015. This year’s NEDA theme, “I Had No Idea…”: … aims to promote public and media attention to the seriousness of eating disorders and improve education about the biological underpinnings, environmental triggers, warning signs and...
|Deal With Stress In Advance But Avoid Two Common Responses
Deal with stress ahead of time but avoid two techniques that will put you in a worse mood.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|Researchers clarify vasospasm incidence in children with moderate to severe TBI
||Vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In a new paper, investigators have further defined the prevalence, associated factors and time course for vasospasm in children with these brain injuries.