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How technology is changing language and the way we think about the world We are getting used to the idea of rapidly developing technologies changing what we can do and how we do things. What most people haven’t considered is how technologies affect our language and how these changes are affecting the way we speak and even the way we think. One of the key ways we see [...]The post How technology is changing language and the way we think about the world appeared first on PsyPost.
Listening to Your Vocational Voice When is it time to follow your true self? How do you know if your calling awaits you? What are you to do when you're at a career crossroads in life? Learning to listen to your vocational voice is difficult amidst the din of daily life, but if you want to thrive then you'll find ways to discern your calling.
What every parent should know about concussions This fall, the deaths of three high school football players were linked to direct head injuries on the field of play and one collegiate football player’s death has been potentially attributed to unresolved post concussion syndrome. Even though these athletes were football players, any sporting or recreational events can pose a risk for concussions and [...]The post What every parent should know about concussions appeared first on PsyPost.
A Simple Formula for Getting Noticed & Getting Laughs Whether you're a speaker, a comedian, a psychologist, or the counter person at a McDonald's -- there's one thing you can do to take all your interactions to the next level, get laughs and get noticed. Read on to find out what that is...
Marriage Preparation On the job training. There probably aren’t many people who haven’t heard the words “marriages take a lot of work”. This is a good thing to be aware of prior to making a marital commitment. Knowing that that’s the way it is, minimizes the likelihood of feeling surprised or broad-sided...
The Brain’s Letterbox Writing systems have to use symbols that are similar to the kinds of information the brain has processed for millions of years, and that’s why they’re all so similar.
Coming to Terms with Your Delusions I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought some pretty outrageous things in the course of my illness. I’d also be lying if I said I don’t think about outrageous things still. Even with a good amount of stability, delusions can still persist. Sometimes it’s about what people think...
More Power More Control There was once a stonecutter, who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house, and through the open gateway, saw many fine possessions and important visitors. “How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the stonecutter. He became very envious, and...
Self-help, Self-love, Selfie: What Is a Self Anyway? We care about our selves a whole lot, and yet for all that care, we're fuzzy and tangled about what a self is. Here's an inventory of the fuzz and my best guess at how to untangle it.
Can Personality Help You Live Longer? One of the main traits in the Five Factor Model of Personality, conscientiousness is linked to goal direction and being less likely to give in to spontaneous impulses. That can be important when it comes to sticking to a regular exercise schedule or diet as well as avoiding unhealthy lifestyle choices such as drinking or smoking. But can it help you live longer?
“Life Without Growth Ought to Be Possible” A few weeks ago, as I was making room for a Christmas ornament on a book shelf, I spotted a book that I haven’t visited in a while – a book by Christopher Milne, “The Path Through the Trees.”  The last time I took a walk through Milne’s word-trees, so...
This Early Parental Behaviour Predicts A Child’s Academic and Social Skills 3 Decades Later This parental behaviour in the first three years is vital to a child's future success. 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:Here’s The Psychological Key to Early Academic Achievement The Lasting Impact of Early Life Stress on the Brain The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness? Academic Achievement: You Inherit More Than Just Intelligence From Your Parents Early Fitness Preserves Thinking Skills 25 Years Later
Smartphone screens impact kids' sleep A new study finds that even small-screen devices interrupt children’s sleep.
Major study of bereaved military families underway Widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America's military families as they go through bereavement.
Women, quitting smoking for New Years? Time it with your period! The menstrual cycle appears to have an effect on nicotine cravings, according to a new study. "Our data reveal that incontrollable urges to smoke are stronger at the beginning of the follicular phase that begins after menstruation. Hormonal decreases of estrogen and progesterone possibly deepen the withdrawal syndrome and increase activity of neural circuits associated with craving," an investigator said, suggesting that it could therefore be easier for women to overcome abstinence-related withdrawal symptoms during the mid-luteal phrase, i.e. after ovulation, when their levels of estrogen and progesterone are elevated.
Adults and ADHD: Reminders for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed Clinical psychologist Roberto Olivardia’s clients who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) regularly tell him they feel overwhelmed by everyday tasks. “They feel as if they are in the midst of an avalanche of chores they cannot properly prioritize, organize or execute.” Tasks such as paying the bills, preparing dinner,...
ADHD Means Never Being Speechless I don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve had to learn not to open my mouth every time there’s silence. The result is that I’ve had less things to apologize for. Note that I said less things and not no things. That’s because, even if I do pause...
National Singles Day, January 11: Consciousness-Rasing, Discounts, or Fun? In China, the Amazon-like ecommerce giant, Alibaba, turned November 11 into a National Singles Day extravaganza. November 11 seemed like the right day to them because of the four ones, 11-11. Here in the U.S., the talented and indefatigable Karen Reed is organizing the second of what she hopes will...
Empathy or Sympathy? (Video) Noted psychologist Brene Brown explains the difference between empathy and sympathy in an animated video....
Margaret Keane: Overcoming Exploitation In the 1960s, paintings of “sad-eyed children,” massively reproduced in posters and cards, became possibly the best-selling art in the world for a time, thanks to the tireless marketing by Walter Keane of “his” work. The “big eyes” images were owned by celebrities and hung in many permanent collections. But...