|14 Of My Bad Habits: Write About Your Worse Habits
||As a creature of habit, I know I have a routine that has its rotten apples. Despite our differences, and illnesses, we all have our vices or habits we hate but engage in regardless. Here is a list of my 14 worse habits as a hypo manic person: I fake phone...
|Diederik Stapel Recounts How He Became One Of Science's Biggest Frauds
In 2011, prominent social psychologist Diederik Stapel admitted to fabricating dozens of scientific studies
. One year later, Stapel published Ontsporing ("Derailment"), a book about his rise and fall in the field of social psychology. Originally released in Dutch, Ontsporting has now been translated into English. ...
|4 Relationship-killing Words You Use Every Day
||Building strong relationships with others is essential in all areas of our lives: business, friendships, dating, parenting, etc. However, our daily word choices can undermine our attempts at getting closer to other people. We can unwittingly be marking ourselves as untrustworthy, judgmental, and belittling when we use the following words...
|Creativity: How to deal with rejection.
||Rejection is probably one of the most common fears known to human beings. However, fear of rejection in the context of the creative individual appears to be something much more difficult to resolve because of its strong ties to the creative’s core. Successful creative projects require a vast emotional investment,...
|“Bipolar” Down Days
||Today has been rough, like, really rough. No, there was nothing external that happened, it all came from within me. I had another one of those scary wake-ups in which I have no idea where I was. I have lived in this house for 4 years, yet still, when I...
|Isolation and Depression During a Long Winter
||With an Arctic blast bearing down across the U.S., I know I’d like nothing more than to cozy up inside with a blanket, some tea and my warm little bulldog. Then again that’s always the thing about January. It’s not until the end of February when I’m depressed and moody...
|The blind can see with their ears: The brain adapts to device that translates images into sounds
||Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st Century. Research Highlights: (1) [...]The post The blind can see with their ears: The brain adapts to device that translates images into sounds appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
||Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here’s a tip: Put down the coffee and hit the sack. Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, [...]The post Why all-nighters don’t work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand appeared first on PsyPost.
|Researchers discover genetic links to size of brain structures
||Five genetic variants that influence the size of structures within the human brain have been discovered by an international team that included a Georgia State University researcher. Their findings were reported this week in the journal Nature. In the study led by Drs. Sarah Medland, Margie Wright, Nick Martin and Paul Thompson of the QIMR [...]The post Researchers discover genetic links to size of brain structures appeared first on PsyPost.
|Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking — awareness of dreaming
||To control one’s dreams and to live out there what is impossible in real life – a truly tempting idea. Some persons – so-called lucid dreamers -can do this. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have discovered that the brain area [...]The post Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking — awareness of dreaming appeared first on PsyPost.
|Lead negatively impacts cognitive functions of boys more than girls
||The female hormones estrogen and estradiol may help ward off the effects of lead exposure for young girls, explaining why boys, are shown to suffer more often from the cognitive disabilities linked to lead.
|Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking; awareness of dreaming
||To control one's dreams and to live 'out there' what is impossible in real life -- a truly tempting idea. Some persons -- so-called lucid dreamers -- can do this. Researchers have discovered that the brain area which enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers. Thus, lucid dreamers are possibly also more self-reflecting when being awake.
|The psychological power of princess movies
||Psychologists say the success of "Frozen" involves universal themes about family and being good.
|Lose weight using just your mind
||Researcher says people may be able to control their hunger pangs (to an extent) if they try to remember the last food they’ve eaten.
|Happiness can be learned
||Researchers suggest that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated.
|Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand
||Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate memory, or do two distinct processes work together? In other words, is memory consolidated during sleep because the brain is quiet or are memory neurons actually putting us to sleep? In a recent paper, researchers make a case for the latter.
|5 More Tips for Finding Love with a Mental Illness
||In a previous post, we discussed five tips for finding love with a mental illness. Here are five more. 1. When to discuss your mental illness? It’s a dilemma: When should you reveal your mental illness? The first date should be fun and light so you can find common ground, but...
|Sexual Reintegration Therapy: Healing Solutions for Sex and Porn
||Couples who are trying to heal from sex addiction, according to Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw, face considerably greater obstacles than those facing other addictions, such as substance abuse. Because of the trauma associated with sexual addiction, healing and rebuilding a relationship will require extensive efforts. Authors of “The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy:...
|Loss Aversion – Why Packer Fans are Still Suffering
||At work this week, I heard two colleagues speaking words of consolation in gentle tones, as if at a funeral. I immediately understood that one was a Packers fan. This past Sunday, in the NFC conference championship game, the Green Bay Packers experienced one of the most heart-breaking defeats in...
|A Handful of This Everyday Food Improves Memory, Concentration And Processing Speed
Just 13 grams of this regular food improves brain function across the ages.
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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