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The Emotion Which Drives People To Work The Hardest People prone to this emotion work the hardest. 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:Powerful People Feel Taller Than They Really Are How to Use Psychology to Succeed at Work The Positive Effect of Creative Hobbies on Performance at Work The Emotion Which Lasts 240 Times Longer Than Others Cyberloafing at Work Makes You More Productive
Early intervention could change nature of schizophrenia Intervening early has the potential to both save money and avert suffering for those with schizophrenia.
Adding Power to Your New Year’s Resolutions I’ve lost interest in New Year’s resolutions. I’ve long since lost the “rah-rah-rah” energy for deciding something, trying to be a new kind of me, with better results in the world out there — thinner, kinder, richer, organized, highly successful, time for everyone and never missing a yoga class. And...
In 2015, I Resolve To … So here it is. My last post of 2014. And this is the last day of 2014, New Year’s Eve day. And today is traditionally the day that New Year’s Resolutions are made. And boy aren’t we good at making those resolutions. We don’t typically wait until New Year’s to...
My Most Unpopular Cartoon in 2014 Last week’s cartoon was about trading off food for exercise, hoping that life is fair that way. (It isn’t.) All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2015.  My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to get notified of new...
A new year with an old friend I’ve just found a curious article in the scientific journal Clinical Anatomy which reprints a Victorian story called ‘Celebrating new year in Bart’s dissecting room’ where the corpses come to life. It finishes with some interesting observations about the psychological impact of dissecting a dead body as a rite of passage for medical students. The […]
10 Things That Cloak Incompetent Therapists When I meet with clients and their families, I often hear the following comment over and over again: “I did not like the previous therapist.” A barrage of negatives often follows this statement such as “she was controlling,” “he was crazy,” or “she did not help me.” It can be...
Top 14 Weightless Posts of 2014 Every year I share the most popular posts (as judged by pageviews) on Weightless from January to December. This year’s favorite posts include everything from dealing with a loud inner critic to coping with guilt after eating to 10 reasons to love our bodies. Overall, 2014 was all about exploring...
When Our Bodies Lose Track of the Time Internal circadian rhythms stay synchronized with external clock time because environmental factors such as light and meals align the rhythm with the external clock. If these cues are unavailable the circadian rhythm will steadily shift over time. For totally blind individuals this can result in problems such as insomnia and daytime sleepiness.
How can we move away from mental health clinics that are dark, sad and scary? The first psychology training placement I ever had was treating adults who had depression and anxiety. The building I worked in was in Archway, north London, near the notorious ‘suicide bridge’. The clinic was based in an old hospital and the service was due to be moved. It was one of the most depressing and [...]The post How can we move away from mental health clinics that are dark, sad and scary? appeared first on PsyPost.
Molecular network identified underlying autism spectrum disorders Researchers in the United States have identified a molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders. The findings provide a map of some of the crucial protein interactions that contribute to autism and will help uncover novel candidate genes for the disease. The results are published in [...]The post Molecular network identified underlying autism spectrum disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
Parental history of suicide attempt associated with increased risk in kids A suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly 5-fold that a child would attempt suicide, according to a report published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Other studies have established that suicidal behavior can run in families but few studies have looked at the pathways by which suicidal behavior is transmitted in families. David A. [...]The post Parental history of suicide attempt associated with increased risk in kids appeared first on PsyPost.
Nature, nurture and time: Study finds genetic risks vary over history Nature and nurture have found a new companion — historical context. A new study has produced the best evidence yet that the role of genetics in complex traits, including obesity, varies over time. Both the era in which scientific research is conducted and the era in which subjects were born may have an impact on [...]The post Nature, nurture and time: Study finds genetic risks vary over history appeared first on PsyPost.
Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have [...]The post Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive appeared first on PsyPost.
Using Yoga to Return to Your Body The yoga that we practice here in North America has a fascinating and complex history and lineage. There are influences from different branches of Hindu religion, Buddhist philosophy, and the maligned wandering Hatha yogis who displayed extreme postures in the streets of India in the late 1800s. As a result,...
Five Things You Should Stop Protecting Your Kid From   We want them to be successful, to make good grades, get into the top colleges, land great jobs, and of course, be happy. Parents today face a lot of challenges. Yet for all of this worrying, planning, preparing, and structuring of kids lives, are we really preparing our kids...
The Good Old Days Made Me Grow Does nostalgia promote meaning in life and personal growth?
7 Steps to Create High Willpower This is the time of year to dig deep and muster some willpower, right? What if you did more, however, than muster what you’ve got? This article contains systematic steps to increase your willpower far beyond what you’d expect under typical circumstances. Just read and follow the steps. If you...
Only 8% of People Keep Their New Year’s Resolution Think about the various commitments you and many others have made over the years. We did, and came up with this very brief list of common resolutions we typically hear before the new year: I’ll lose weight. I’ll stop smoking. I’ll spend more time with my partner, or with my children....
Think Before You Drink Think Before You Drink Even though many of us are aware of the higher rates of alcohol-related traffic fatalities on New Year’s Eve, myths about drinking and driving persist. These myths are related to how quickly alcohol affects the body and how long these effects can last. Scientific studies supported...