|Sia’s Hidden Face: Addiction and Social Anxiety
||Australian singer, Sia Furler, has been around for a long time but some may struggle to recognize her. She often refuses to be photographed for interviews and uses stand-ins like 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler to represent her in music videos. She has, of course, written songs for herself (including the smash...
|Mental health deaths in detention 'avoidable'
||The deaths of hundreds of people with mental health conditions who were held in detention could have been avoided, an inquiry in England and Wales found.
|Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms
||Might living a structured life with regularly established meal times and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? That’s what’s suggested in a study led by Kai-Florian Storch, PhD, of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, which has been published in the online [...]The post Deconstructing mental illness through ultradian rhythms appeared first on PsyPost.
|Newborn neurons in the adult brain may help us adapt to the environment
||The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenged a major dogma in the field of neuroscience, but the role of these neurons in behavior and cognition is still not clear. In a review article published by Cell Press February 21st in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Maya Opendak and Elizabeth [...]The post Newborn neurons in the adult brain may help us adapt to the environment appeared first on PsyPost.
|How to Multiply Your Time
||Lately whenever you ask someone how they’re doing, they likely mention how busy they are. That’s what I say. I’m guessing that’s what you say, too. “I’m busy” just rolls off our tongues. And you probably are busy. All of us have long to-do lists, which only seem to swell...
|Self-Care Sunday: Meaningful Mornings
||Mornings can be tough. Maybe you like to sleep in as long as you can, and end up getting ready for the day by running around your house like a crazed animal. Maybe you have a basic routine you’ve been cycling through for years. Maybe you work from home and...
|Spike activity 20-02-2015
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Interesting social mapping using subway journey data from Beijing reproted in New Scientist. BPS Research Digest has compiled a comprehensive list of mind, brain and behaviour podcasts. That study finding a surge of p values just below 0.05 in psychology, probably not a sign […]
|Who Was George Washington?
||An analysis of George Washington's character and relational strivings on what would have been his 283rd birthday.
|10 Most Addictive Foods: All But One Are Highly Processed
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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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|8 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People
||All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat. Here are eight negative attitudes of chronically unhappy people...
|Do You Care More About The “Appearance of Success”
||Social media has both improved and damaged the way we look at commitments, more specifically keeping commitments. On one hand we are encouraged to be more accountable. On the other, some simply avoid being seen – and wear a “social mask”. So the question is: how are you affected? Are...
|Practice these Steps to Make More Heart-Centered Choices
||Often in my work I encourage people to create a target of all the things they want in their lives and we post them on one side of the room. These usually include words like: love, happiness, peace, health, adventure, abundance, spirituality, joy, family, travel, etc. I then invite them...
|The Mind of the Authoritarian
||It was around 70 years ago that the famous book entitled THE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY was published. What was the central theory and how is it considered today
|How to Spot a Pathological Liar
||We lie once in a while right? We may tell a white lie in order to make the other person feel a little better. A white lie is harmless and can be considered to be used for a greater good and is often used to prevent from hurting someone. But...
|Video explains how movies control your brain
||Neuroscience is being used in Hollywood to measure and predict audience reactions. Could your brain direct an Oscar winner?The post Video explains how movies control your brain appeared first on PsyPost.
|5 Sensory Boxes for Your Anxious Child; How to
||Raising a child who has a diagnosis of anxiety or even symptoms of anxiety can be quite the challenge. Many times these children are experiencing feelings they do not understand and that are hard for them to process. It is important to understand that the sooner your child learns to...
|5 Tips for Raising Your Distracted Child: How to
||Parenting can be a very enjoyable process. Parenting can provide you with so much joy as you watch your children grow up. However, as any parent knows, there are challenges that come with raising kids, as well. For instance, there are many children who have focus issues to some extent....
|About These Annoying Seven Tips That Will Change Your
|| Here’s what’s wrong with the seemingly endless and yet so fascinating lists of things that are either good for you or bad for you: They give me anxiety. Here’s this list about the 7 most compelling books I should read. And then there’s the one with the 10 most delicious dessert...
|Newborn neurons in adult brain may help us adapt to environment
||The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenged a major dogma in the field of neuroscience, but the role of these neurons in behavior and cognition is still not clear. In a review article, researchers synthesize the vast literature on this topic, reviewing environmental factors that influence the birth of new neurons in the adult hippocampus.
|Recreating Your Support System
||I have been mentally ill – maybe forever. As far back as junior high I can remember dark thoughts permeating the light ones. It is nothing to be ashamed of, it is chemical composition. As much as I don’t want these thoughts they are as much a part of me...