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Study examines effects of family-friendly workplace policies A happy worker is a productive worker. That adage may be true, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Two UT Dallas public affairs researchers found that family-friendly policies are beneficial for increasing productivity of employees in public organizations, and the authors said the finding likely lends itself to job [...]The post Study examines effects of family-friendly workplace policies appeared first on PsyPost.
Play Therapy Tips for Children with Autism Children with an autism spectrum disorder can benefit from a number of different treatment modalities. Applied Behavior Analysis is an evidence-based approach to helping children with Autism grow and develop. Additionally, many play-based methods can also benefit children with Autism. When an adult, whether a parent or a trained professional,...
When Fighting Becomes an Addiction Therapists who work with couples are familiar with couples who can’t stop fighting. They come in week after week. We calmly and earnestly speak of the importance of constructive communication. They listen for a few minutes, and then they go at it. “He never listens to me,” one will say....
Before Children, After Children You can be so smart. You have a college-educated pedigree. You are a mature person with sophistication and depth. You know what you want out of life. You know how to maintain a loving relationship. You have well-thought-out ideas about how to raise your children. You surely must be living...
The Essential Brain System That is Hijacked in OCD, Alcoholism, Binge Eating And More Study of OCD finds this indispensable system could be the key to multiple psychological problems. 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:Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism How New Ideas Change Your Brain Cells Brain Changes Associated With Casual Marijuana Use Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Instantly Improve Self-Control Mysterious Brain Region That is Vital to How You Decide
Self-Care Sunday 12.21.14 On some Sundays I share my favorite links on everything from taking compassionate care of ourselves to embracing imperfection to leading a meaningful life on our own terms. “I remember that this life isn’t meant to be perfect.” Try an “End of Year Personal Summit.” Self-compassion is most definitely a...
3 Tips for Staying Present with Your Kids Being present with your kids is fundamental to connecting with them. As clinical social worker Carla Naumburg, Ph.D, writes in her brilliant book Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters: It is not possible to truly see and soothe our children if we aren’t...
Why is Australia Afraid of Borderline Personality Disorder A rising crisis and process of discrimination is largely being ignored in mental health within Australia. If people with mental illness are stigmatised within the general community, then people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are sometimes stigmatised and discriminated against within the mental health system itself. BPD is a disorder...
Cartoons of Christmas Past – The Mayans Caller: Mayan apocalypse is coming! Box sign: the end is here! Volunteer ringing the bell: pal, you’re too late… They are at the height of apathetic gifting. Caption: December 21, 2012: ARE you ready? I love the way this cartoon came out, and took me a long time to draw...
5 Loving Ways To Remember Someone You Have Lost Are you facing your first holiday season in a place of grief and despair? Did someone close to you die this past year, causing you to feel overwhelming sadness right now? Do you find yourself faking a smile when others attempt to spread yule tide cheer? If you can relate,...
Study looks at marijuana's impact on the brain Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain.
Are you helping your toddler’s aggressive behaviour? Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this isn’t the case. The researchers did find, however, that parental behaviours may influence the development of an association between the two problems during early [...]The post Are you helping your toddler’s aggressive behaviour? appeared first on PsyPost.
Can music can enhance the flavor of your food? Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste.
Hugs help protect against stress and infection, say Carnegie Mellon researchers Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. Led by Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the researchers tested whether hugs act [...]The post Hugs help protect against stress and infection, say Carnegie Mellon researchers appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy. The findings, by researchers at [...]The post ‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique appeared first on PsyPost.
New evidence shows electronic cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation Do electronic cigarettes help smokers to quit? Yes, but…. New Cochrane review finds emerging evidence that smokers who use electronic cigarettes can stop or reduce their smoking. The first Cochrane review on this subject published today in the Cochrane Library gives some early insights in to electronic cigarettes as an aid to stopping smoking and [...]The post New evidence shows electronic cigarettes facilitate smoking cessation appeared first on PsyPost.
8 Surprising Habits that Might Prevent Authentic Happiness “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” – John Dryden This may look good, sound good, and maybe even feel good at first, but it’s not serving you well in the end! I’d hear this thought in my head over and over and still not believe it....
We know mental illnesses run in families but we still don’t protect children Mental illness runs in families. This is well known and uncontroversial. There is much that we could do to reduce this risk, but we currently do almost nothing. A parent with mental illness is several times more likely to have a child with psychological problems than a healthy parent. For example, a child whose parent [...]The post We know mental illnesses run in families but we still don’t protect children appeared first on PsyPost.
The lives of street children ‘cry out for attention’ Psychologists and other professionals working with or studying street children must avoid the twin temptations of seeing everything as victimisation demanding sympathy and of romanticising their lives. That is the conclusion of an article on the state of research on the street children of Latin America by Graham Pluck from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, [...]The post The lives of street children ‘cry out for attention’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Faces that distract from actions The sudden appearance of a face within our visual field can affect the motor action accompanying a gesture even if the face is totally unrelated to what we are doing and even if we try to ignore it. At one condition, though: the face must display an emotionally significant expression. A study conducted by scientists [...]The post Faces that distract from actions appeared first on PsyPost.