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Early caregiving experiences have long-term effects on social relationships, achievement Do the effects of early caregiving experiences remain or fade as individuals develop? A new study has found that sensitive caregiving in the first three years of life predicts an individual’s social competence and academic achievement, not only during childhood and adolescence, but also into adulthood. The study, by researchers at the University of Minnesota, [...]The post Early caregiving experiences have long-term effects on social relationships, achievement appeared first on PsyPost.
We Hold People's Opinions Against Them Even if They Have No Choice Dictators who conduct show trials, and people who force public confessions know what they're doing. We believe our eyes, even if we have been told that we can't believe them. ...
The Wisdom of Insecurity: The Promise and Perils of When I read The Wisdom of Insecurity by the philosopher Alan Watts during college in the 1960s, it turned my world around. He hammered home a point that is as simple as it is startling: life only exists in the present moment. Rather than blindly pursue a happiness that continually...
Is religion a force for good? A review of the relationship between religiosity and morality Do we need religion in order to be moral? George Washington cautioned against “indulg[ing]the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion”, and today more than half of Americans believe morality is impossible without a belief in God. The idea that religion is important for morality is not just widespread but deeply ingrained. Psychologist Will [...]The post Is religion a force for good? A review of the relationship between religiosity and morality appeared first on PsyPost.
How the effects of trauma can be passed down to the next generation New study suggests that in addition to the negative effects, the adaptive benefits of trauma might also stay alive in families through the years.
This Brain Disease Will Affect Nearly Every Family. Now Nanotechnology Can Detect It Early Breakthrough in detecting brain toxins linked to common brain disease. 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:Family Problems In Childhood Affect Brain Development Copper Pinpointed as Main Environmental Cause of Alzheimer’s Disease How To Detect Dementia Before Any Symptoms Appear Here is a 20 Second Test To Check Your Overall Brain Health You Can Do Right Now Hidden Caves in the Brain Open Up During Sleep to Wash Away Toxins
Three Resolutions You Should Not Make – What To In a study conducted on January 1st, 2014 by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology it is shown that while 45% of us make New Year’s resolutions, only 8% keep them. And every year millions of people make resolutions, hoping that somehow “this time”...
Awake, Online, And Sleep-Deprived – The Rise Of The Teenage 'Vamper' About three years ago, a teenage girl was talking with me and other students about using her cell phone late at night. She told us how she waited until her parents were asleep, then spent at least four hours every night texting with her friends. Her parents thought she was asleep in bed. "I'd sleep a few hours, then get up at 6am," she told me. "My parents always thought I had slept through the night and was just the first one up." The kicker? She reported doing this virtually every night....
A Creative Way to Usher in the New Year Many people have stopped setting New Year’s resolutions. That’s because traditional resolutions can feel tedious, punitive, uninspiring and overwhelming. Instead, many individuals have started selecting one word to encapsulate the upcoming year. “The power in claiming a word for the year is that it allows you to claim who you...
Self-Care Sunday: Reflecting On 2014 And 2015 With 2015 almost here, it’s a great time to reflect on 2014. To think about what we’ve learned from the triumphs, trials, gains, losses, mistakes, and missteps. For instance, I always reflect on the lessons I’ve learned on my birthday. (Here are 35 lessons I shared this year.) Spend this...
Optogenetics captures neuronal transmission in live mammalian brain Neurons, the cells of the nervous system, communicate by transmitting chemical signals to each other through junctions called synapses. This “synaptic transmission” is critical for the brain and the spinal cord to quickly process the huge amount of incoming stimuli and generate outgoing signals. However, studying synaptic transmission in living animals is very difficult, and [...]The post Optogenetics captures neuronal transmission in live mammalian brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Understanding Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where people become concerned about their weight. They try to prevent weight gain and may starve themselves to achieve this. Anorexia nervosa is not about weight, but mostly an unhealthy way to cope with emotional problems. Thinness to them equates to self-worth. According to...
Do More of What You’re Meant to Do and “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Throughout my twenties I tended to make choices based on what I was supposed to do. I didn’t always conform to what was expected (I broke a few...
Your Goliath May Not Be A Giant: What To   In his 2013 TED talk, Malcolm Gladwell tells the unheard story of David and Goliath. I say “unheard” because what Gladwell uncovers is not just that this metaphorical story represents a pretty big misconception about David and Goliath, but that it represents a much larger misconception we all make...
Couples You Meet in Counseling: The Wife Who Wants Although I thought I was done after Mr. Perfect and His Crazy Wife, The Ice Queen and the Martyr, and Mr. and Mrs. Just not Feeling it, I have realized that I have neglected the most common couple that I see in counseling: The Wife Who Wants More and Her...
Gabi Grecko on Depression 12-27-2014 After her infamous walk in Melbourne a week ago wearing nothing but a green wig, veil and a pair of heels, Gabi Grecko has confessed about her struggle with depression. Earlier today, Gabi posted words of encouragement to her Instagram fans, urging them not to give up hope even if they felt sad and […]
A Secret to Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions Twofer - How to keep your New Year's resolutions and make your relationships stronger.
How Couples Can Set Intentions for the New Year Setting intentions as a couple is a boon to your relationship. “Having shared projects, shared goals and shared meaning increases closeness ,” said Kathy Nickerson, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in relationships in Orange County, Calif. It’s also “an opportunity to examine what’s gone right and what’s gone...
How To Help Children Control Their Emotions, Reduce Anxiety and Boost Attention This activity has a vital role to play in children's psychological health. 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:Musical Training Increases Executive Brain Function in Children and Adults Irregular Bedtimes Reduce Children’s Cognitive Performance Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour How To Use Music To Boost Athletic Performance How to Quickly Reduce Anxiety Created By Threatening Situations
How Many Married or Partnered People Wish They Were We Americans – and others, too – often read a lot into marital status. Tell us that those people over there are married and we will assume that they like it that way – they are married because they want to be. Tell us that those other people are single...