|Scientists confirm two forms of female ejaculation
||Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Last year, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ordered over six minutes of material be cut from a pornographic movie because it depicted scenes of “female ejaculation” which, they said, doesn’t exist. Censorship in any form is always controversial, but on this occasion, the BBFC came [...]The post Scientists confirm two forms of female ejaculation appeared first on PsyPost.
|Withdrawal or expecting your lover to mind-read hurts relationships, but in different ways
||When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off? Those are two of the most common types of disengagement in relationships, and both can be harmful, but in [...]The post Withdrawal or expecting your lover to mind-read hurts relationships, but in different ways appeared first on PsyPost.
|New tool can trace and spatially map ‘mosaic’ mutations in the brain
||DNA sequences were once thought to be identical from cell to cell, but it’s increasingly understood that mutations can arise during brain development that affect only certain groups of brain cells. A technique developed at Boston Children’s Hospital allows these subtle mutation patterns to be traced and mapped spatially for the first time. This capability [...]The post New tool can trace and spatially map ‘mosaic’ mutations in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
|Do infants judge others’ language proficiency? It depends on their own, research shows
||Monolingual infants expect others to understand only one language, an assumption not held by bilingual infants, a study by researchers at New York University and McGill University has found. “Our results not only offer insight into infants’ perception of linguistic abilities, but, more importantly, may help us better understand whom they see as good communication [...]The post Do infants judge others’ language proficiency? It depends on their own, research shows appeared first on PsyPost.
|Research identifies complex of neurons crucial to controlling attention
||Our ability to pay attention to certain things while ignoring distractions determines how good we are at a given task, whether it is driving a car or doing brain surgery. A research team at McGill University has for the first time convincingly identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain, the [...]The post Research identifies complex of neurons crucial to controlling attention appeared first on PsyPost.
|Research findings have implications for regenerating damaged nerve cells
||Two new studies involving the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia have identified a unique molecule that not only gobbles up bad cells, but also has the ability to repair damaged nerve cells. Known as the phosphatidylserine receptor, or PSR-1, the molecule can locate and clear out apoptotic [...]The post Research findings have implications for regenerating damaged nerve cells appeared first on PsyPost.
|PTSD doubles diabetes risk in women
||Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are nearly twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who don’t have PTSD, according to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Harvard School of Public Health. The longitudinal cohort study provides the strongest evidence to date of a causal relationship [...]The post PTSD doubles diabetes risk in women appeared first on PsyPost.
|High Sensitivity, Creativity and Brain Differences
||Highly sensitive people are considered by many to be exceptionally creative as a group. Psychologist Elaine Aron even declares “I know ALL HSPs are creative, by definition.” The personality trait (technically referred to as sensory processing sensitivity, SPS) may show up in curious ways for some of us who are...
|The Key to Happiness is Becoming a Lower Maintenance
||Because attention, time, and energy are all limited resources, scaling down and living a high-quality yet low-maintenance life is really the way to maximize contentment and minimize stress. Perhaps you need to have reached a certain age to appreciate this fact (see Day Six), but I am definitely there. Nowadays...
|The Lust Murderer: Asocial vs. Nonsocial
||In 1980, 35 years ago, the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit proposed the distinction between organized and disorganized killers, which is still used for behavioral interpretation at crime scenes.
|This Personality Trait Linked to a Healthier Heart
People who are high on this personality trait have healthier hearts.
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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|6 Ways to Tell If You and Your Partner
||Are you giving everything and getting nothing but hurt? It’s time to move on… The unspoken dating rule is that once you’re bonded with someone, you don’t want to let go, even if things aren’t going great. Since most of us like to avoid our feelings, we don’t want to...
|The Path to Parent Hell is Paved with High Hopes
||When they were ready to have children, a certain couple decided they were going to raise them differently than their parents had raised them. Their parents had both been of the “my way or the highway” variety and were quite angry and punitive. Their children would suffer none of that....
|Man vs. Woman: The Effects of Childhood
||Do boys and girls respond differently to the same childhood experiences? How do those differences play out as the boy becomes a man, and the girl grows into a woman? In my work as a psychologist, I have seen remarkable gender differences in the effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)....
|How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Relationships
||Are you dealing with someone who’s passive-aggressive in your life? Relating to a passive-aggressive person can be a difficult experience, with many moments of frustration, anger, and despair. How can you stay on top of the situation and maintain your equanimity? Here are keys to successfully handle passive-aggressive personal relationships...
|Taking Psychology to the Streets
||Uri Gneezy and John List are known for their field experiments, testing hypotheses in the real world.
|Sublimating the Binge Eating, Self-Restricting Roller Coaster
||adapted from Mindful Emotional Eating (Somov, 2014) Differentiating a binge from emotional eating or emotional overeating is both hard and simple. Hard if you go a quantitative route, if you count calories. Easy if you go a qualitative route, if you factor in the emotional mandate of these two...
|How to Make the Most of Therapy for Your Child
||Therapy isn’t just helpful for adults. It’s important for kids, too. Therapy provides kids with “a ‘safe’ place to process and explore their world without the inhibitions that the world places on them,” said Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, a child and family therapist. Therapy can help kids with everything from nightmares...
|Self-Care Sunday: Savoring Slow
||In this post I mentioned that I do most things slowly. It’s something I’m learning to accept and embrace about myself. Because we look down on slow. Slow supposedly sabotages efficiency and productivity. It means waiting. And we hate waiting. In lines. In traffic. For an email. For a package....
|Keeping Jealousy to Yourself
||Can you keep jealousy to yourself? Or is it acted out, publicly, like a madman or a fool?