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Stress from racism passes from mother to child A little bit of stress is normal. But too much, and at a vulnerable time, can lead to long-lasting problems that cut across generations. A new study from the University of Colorado Denver has found the stress that comes with racial discrimination during a woman’s pregnancy may get passed on to her newborn child. A [...]The post Stress from racism passes from mother to child appeared first on PsyPost.
Optimistic people are twice as likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health: study People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” said lead author [...]The post Optimistic people are twice as likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Milgram’s infamous study of humanity’s ‘dark side’ may actually show how to keep it at bay In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behavior. About two-thirds of Milgram’s nearly 800 study subjects, pressed by an authoritative experimenter, were willing to administer increasingly powerful electric shocks to an [...]The post Milgram’s infamous study of humanity’s ‘dark side’ may actually show how to keep it at bay appeared first on PsyPost.
Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys Research published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine suggests that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10. Risk is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five. The research was carried out in Denmark among a cohort [...]The post Ritual circumcision linked to increased risk of autism in young boys appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers develop blood test to measure concussions Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When an athlete suffers a concussion, the decision to return them to the field of play is based on a number of subjective tests – like asking the person about headaches, dizziness or disorientation. According to a new study in the Journal of Neurotrauma, researchers from the [...]The post Researchers develop blood test to measure concussions appeared first on PsyPost.
4 Radical Things You Can Do To Make Your How well do you communicate? No one taught us how to talk to each other and rarely have any of us had good role models for what this might look like. If we learn how to have healthy adult/adult conversations, we’ll avoid a great deal of the tension and hurt...
85% Report Increase In Willpower Through Free Online Course In a recent voluntary survey on willpower, 85% of participants reported an increase in willpower through a free, 5-day online willpower boot camp conducted via email. As of this writing, 121 people have participated in the online willpower course. Updates may be posted at intervals as more data is acquired...
Why Should I Forgive? We have all gotten hurt and the wounds can leave you feeling anger or bitter. So why should we forgive the person that hurt us the most? Forgiveness is to let go of resentment. To let go of revenge. To let go of the bitterness inside you. By forgiving, you...
The Basic Physical Stuff is Amazingly Important (Day Nine: Sleep is the best meditation. -Dalai Lama These are the simplest pieces of wisdom in this whole collection, and they are amazingly powerful. Oh, how I wish I could relive those days in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s (days?…actually years) of chronic weariness, when I was heroically trying to “do it all”...
The Age of Insight (Wikipedia Entry 2050) Mindfulness just continues to grow and not only positively influence people’s lives, but is now influencing so many sectors of our society.  I can’t help but imagine how it’s going to impact the years that follow (Maybe I’m a bit on an idealist, but I’ll hold that label lightly). The following...
Kick Depression with a Dry January A Happy Liver Means a Happy Body A few days ago, New Scientist Health released a rather informative and motivational article on the health benefits of abstaining from alcohol for a month based on a recent study by a group at the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College...
Guest Blog: 5 Strategies to Handle Confidentiality Problems When Thanks to Roy Huggins from Person Centered Tech for sharing his knowledge with our readers through this article. – Kelly and Miranda, ZynnyMe If a potential client has your email address, and they want to get in touch with you, they will probably send you an email. Many of us...
Why you can't tickle yourself It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.
Music therapy may bring troubled families together For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.
Successful People Have Conscientious Partners Most of us have heard some version of the saying “Behind every successful man is a great woman.” This quote highlights that people get accolades for their success in the workplace, but most people who achieve greatness in the workplace need people who support their personal lives.
9 Ideas for Creating Serene and Satisfying Days Our circumstances don’t necessarily have to change in order for us to experience serenity and satisfaction. Because sometimes we can’t change a situation. Most things are not within our control. This is a hard realization but tends to feel liberating when you can accept it. And it certainly takes practice...
A Mindful Minute: A Funny-Looking, But Powerful Breathing Exercise “Wait…what are you… are you doing what I think… ew, are you scratching…OH NO… Are you picking your nose? AAAAAAAH!” This might be the reaction you get along with fits of giggles from kids learning a powerful, abeit funny-looking, ancient yogic breathing exercise. It’s a great thing that kids find this...
Releasing False Low Self-Esteem I have been working on this lately. In fact, in the last couple weeks alone I have been hearing a (surprisingly sane) voice in my head giving me very clear instructions. Here are some examples: It is time to give up this “body hate” business. It is time to let...
Social Comparison’s Effects on Hall of Fame Voting When you walk into a party, is it best to walk in with attractive people, so you appear to be “with them,” or unattractive people, to make yourself stand out? As per the annual tradition, baseball announced the newest members of the esteemed Hall of Fame, and equally as traditional, the...
This Social Media Behaviour Points To Personality Issues Study connects this social media behaviour with narcissism and psychopathic personality traits. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The Type of People Most Likely To Be Manipulative, Self-Admiring Psychopaths How People Use Social Media to Manage Their Emotions Happiness is Contagious and Powerful on Social Media This Early Parental Behaviour Predicts A Child’s Academic and Social Skills 3 Decades Later 8 Social Psychology Experiments: Revealing Insights Into Our Behaviour