|Why Knowing Yourself Helps All Your Relationships
||Knowing yourself may be one of the hardest tasks you'll ever attempt....
|Researchers discover ‘idiosyncratic’ brain patterns in autism
||Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been studied for many years, but there are still many more questions than answers. For example, some research into the brain functions of individuals with autism spectrum have found a lack of synchronization (‘connectivity’) between different parts of the brain that normally work in tandem. But other studies have found [...]The post Researchers discover ‘idiosyncratic’ brain patterns in autism appeared first on PsyPost.
|A new neural circuit controls fear in the brain
||Some people have no fear, like that 17-year-old kid who drives like a maniac. But for the nearly 40 million adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, an overabundance of fear rules their lives. Debilitating anxiety prevents them from participating in life’s most mundane moments, from driving a car to riding in an elevator. Today, a [...]The post A new neural circuit controls fear in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
|5 Things That Keep Me Going
||What Keeps Me Going, Even Though I Live With Bipolar There was a time I could not speak for myself, let alone anyone else. I was too depressed or too manic to even know where I was, who I was and I could barely lift a finger to help...
|What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate!
||I am constantly shocked and reminded just how easy it is to hurt or be hurt by our loved ones due to problems of communication. Communication is supposed to consist of both talking and listening in somewhat equal measure. But regrettably, sometimes there is one but not the other. Sound...
|New Year; Same You
||Keeping up with New Year's Resolutions requires an active change in thinking and behavior. Apply these 7 skills to get one step closer to your annual goals.
|New Year, Same You
||Keeping up with New Year's resolutions require an active change in thinking and behavior. Apply these seven skills to get one step closer to your annual goals.
|Research Reveals Secret to Forming New Habits
||According to research, 40% of people’s daily routines are habitual. Built over a lifetime of repetition, these habits seem to occur almost on their own. Wiping your shoes on the mat; drinking coffee in the morning; having a cigarette while talking on the phone. Little things, like which sock you...
||Anger is contagious and so is goodwill. Schismogenesis. It’s a term that you’re not likely to have heard very often, unless you’re studying esoteric words for a spelling bee that you’re planning to enter, or if you’re a graduate student or researcher in anthropology. It was coined in 1935 by...
|The Power of Writing: 3 Types of Therapeutic Writing
||Some of us think that writing is only for writers. But writing is for all of us. As Julia Cameron notes in her book The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, “I believe we all come into life as writers.” Writing can be beneficial for...
|#134 Mary Poppins We’re Not
||Madame LaZonga via Compfight Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a Mary Poppins-type person who lived with us? She would magically teach the children to behave and the household help to love each other (That is, assuming that we had household help.) She would encourage the father to...
|My Body Image Dream for 2015
||Today, in the U.S., we honor Martin Luther King, Jr., who had an incredible dream and helped make it a reality. Inspired by his powerful speech and Therese Borchard’s beautiful piece, every year I republish a piece on my personal dream (which I’ve updated since last year). It’s a dream...
|The One Conversation Introvert-Extrovert Couples Should Have
||Introverts and extroverts may approach conflict differently, but knowing each other's style can pave the way to effective conflict management in relationships.
|How the brain recognizes danger: New discovery
||Our existence depends on a bit of evolutionary genius aptly nicknamed “fight or flight.” But where in our brain does the alarm first go off, and what other parts of the brain are mobilized to express fear and remember to avoid danger in the future? New research sheds some light on this question.
|Who’s The Most Important Person You Talk To?
||You are! And what’s the quality of the conversations you have with yourself? Based on my experience as a therapist I would say the quality is pretty low—the way most people talk to themselves is embarrassing. They are harsh with themselves, highly critical, impatient and unforgiving. You wouldn’t talk to...
|Stop Saying Yes: Three Hidden Costs Of Pleasing Everyone
|| We all want to be nice. We all want to be liked. And we probably say yes more times than we want to get there. Certainly, being liked has many advantages. When we feel liked, we also feel accepted, protected, and supported. And the desire to be...
|When Someone You Love Kills Themselves
||I’m sorry. I know these words will be of empty comfort to you as you look for answers to a loved one’s suicide. But nonetheless, these words are all that I have. I’ve trod a mile in the shoes you’re wearing. My childhood best took his own life when he...
|Traveling Along the Continuum
||If you ask me, I think Netflix is one of the most wonderful inventions ever. It has everything from nature documentaries to crime dramas to sci-fi thrillers – in short, all my favorites! Since I find great mentoring through movies and television programs, this means a) I am choosy about...
|A Well-Known Trick To Jog Your Memory DOES Actually Work, Study Finds
Eyewitness to a crime remembered twice as many details using this technique.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
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|Talking to kids about racism
||Teachers and parents don't always know how to talk to young children about bias and bullying.