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Keeping Jealousy to Yourself Can you keep jealousy to yourself? Or is it acted out, publicly, like a madman or a fool?
How do Palestinians cope in the midst of the conflict? Living in the midst of the conflict in the Middle East entails plenty of suffering, but it also challenges people to look for coping mechanisms. For many Palestinians, voluntary work and family are sources of meaningfulness in life. Furthermore, humour, nature and maintaining everyday routines are also important factors supporting coping, according to research from [...]The post How do Palestinians cope in the midst of the conflict? appeared first on PsyPost.
Mental health workers don’t recognize their own burnout Some mental health workers find it difficult to recognise their own burnout and even when they do they struggle to admit it to others. This is one of the findings of a study by PhD student Ms Marieke Ledingham who will present her paper at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference [...]The post Mental health workers don’t recognize their own burnout appeared first on PsyPost.
A Little White Lie? What Cheating Can Do To You… While there are a lot of ways to pursue a goal, if you think about it, it really boils down to just two ways. We can accomplish our goal with integrity or by cheating. From a purely “goal accomplishment perspective” it does not matter which way we chose as long...
5 Tips to Live With Greater Confidence “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt When was the last time you where doubting yourself and the direction of your life? I imagine it was a time when you failed or experienced an unexpected challenge. Everyone’s confidence takes a shot at some point in...
Feeling Down? Three Attitude Changers for a Happier Life Are you buzz-killing your own joy? Here’s how to tell… Gift-giving time? Skip the over-priced mall-bought gifts forgotten the day after a birthday, an anniversary, etc. There is a better gift to give everyone — it will change their life and yours. Embrace the concept that there is treasure in everything...
The Dreaded Med Change If you have a mental illness and choose to use medication as one of your resources (which I enthusiastically endorse), you know about the dreaded med changes. They come with the territory really, because no two brains are alike and the chemicals in mine differ than the chemicals in yours...
Burnt-out workers more likely to make irrational decisions Employees who are suffering from burnout are more likely to make spontaneous and irrational decisions. This is one of the findings of PhD student Miss Evie Michailidis and Dr Adrian Banks from the University of Surrey who will present their findings Thursday 8 January, at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference [...]The post Burnt-out workers more likely to make irrational decisions appeared first on PsyPost.
Inside the minds of Christian and Muslim fundamentalists A groundbreaking new study in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies compares the views of native Christians and Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in six Western European countries to shed light on the relationship between fundamentalism, religiosity, socio-economic status and hostility towards others. Key among Ruud Koopmans’ findings were that although ‘fundamentalist attitudinal structures’ were [...]The post Inside the minds of Christian and Muslim fundamentalists appeared first on PsyPost.
How society makes it worse for people who self-harm Social attitudes are reinforcing the negative beliefs towards people who self harm, according to research. The first ever study of the life stories of people who self-harm and who were also diagnosed with a personality disorder revealed that several spoke of being refused pain relief while being sutured by hospital staff.  Others had met staff [...]The post How society makes it worse for people who self-harm appeared first on PsyPost.
Study suggests worsening trends in headache management Each year more than 12 million Americans visit their doctors complaining of headaches, which result in lost productivity and costs of upward of $31 billion annually. Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) suggest some of that cost could be offset by physicians ordering fewer tests and an increased focus on counseling about lifestyle [...]The post Study suggests worsening trends in headache management appeared first on PsyPost.
Transgender neuroscience: Gender identity reflected in the structure of brain networks Our sense of belonging to the male or female gender is an inherent component of the human identity perception. As a general rule, gender identity and physical sex coincide. If this is not the case, one refers to trans-identity or transsexuality. In a current study, brain researcher Georg S. Kanz of the University Clinic for [...]The post Transgender neuroscience: Gender identity reflected in the structure of brain networks appeared first on PsyPost.
4 Common Business Blunders of Newbie Private Practitioners “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” -Eleanor Roosevelt When starting out in private practice, there’s a lot to know. A lot. The learning curve can be painfully steep, particularly in ways for which we received no official training (finances, hiring...
The Hyperbole of Blood Tests & Biomarkers for Depression Mainstream media love to highlight anytime a researcher suggests we’re on the cusp of developing a blood test, saliva test, or brain scan to “properly” diagnose depression. This is seemingly driven by a never-ending belief that the only way to legitimize mental illness is if we create a medical lab...
OkCupid founder explains what online dating says about human relationships WATCH: OkCupid founder Christian Rudder goes through some statistics he's pulled from the popular dating site.The post OkCupid founder explains what online dating says about human relationships appeared first on PsyPost.
It’s Best to Face Your Fears and Let Your To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. -Pema Chodron Is there anything more painful than watching your child suffer? But when we shield our kids from the lumps Life dishes out, we rob them of the critical growing-up experiences...
Neurons that detect disease Life in a group entails a major risk: that of being exposed to contagious pathogens. To counter this danger, different strategies have evolved in social species. In the case of rodents, specific olfactory signals emitted by sick individuals induce avoidance behavior among their peers. The team of Ivan Rodriguez, professor at the Faculty of Science [...]The post Neurons that detect disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Children’s vulnerability to their environment reflected in genes Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse. Now Duke University researchers have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for these children, who are among society’s most vulnerable. “The findings are a step toward understanding the biology of what makes a child particularly sensitive to positive [...]The post Children’s vulnerability to their environment reflected in genes appeared first on PsyPost.
Certain aspects of our reactions to music are universal Whether you are a Pygmy in the Congolese rainforest or a hipster in downtown Montreal, certain aspects of music will touch you in exactly the same ways. A team of researchers from McGill, Technische Universität Berlin, and the University of Montreal arrived at this conclusion after travelling deep into the rainforest to play music to [...]The post Certain aspects of our reactions to music are universal appeared first on PsyPost.
Smile to remember a smile We smile to recall happiness, grimace to recall pain, and frown to recall anger: “theories of embodied emotion state that in order to process an emotion we first reproduce the facial movements of the expression induced by that emotion,” explains Jenny Baumeister, SISSA researcher. “In practice, if we watch someone smiling, we tend to smile [...]The post Smile to remember a smile appeared first on PsyPost.