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Friends Are Vital For Your Health, Part 2 Based on the evidence presented in my last article, entitled Friends Are Vital For Your Health, Part 1, I have a number of recommendations that can result in greatly increased social connections. There are many things you can do to improve health. You probably already know about the importance of...
How Will You Be A Better Person In 2015? New Year’s represents a new beginning What I like about New Year’s is that I can start fresh. I do this by asking the question, “How will I be a better person next year?” So, I ask you, “How will you be a better person next year?” What do you...
Going to Make a New Year’s Resolution? Consider These Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and I know I always do. Now that I’m obsessed with habits, I’m more inclined to make resolutions than ever, in fact. If my happiness and habits research has convinced me of anything, it has convinced me that resolutions — made right — can make a...
Be Daring, Be Original, Be You! Welcome to the New Year, and welcome to a new you. What do you hope 2015 will bring? Perhaps you long for a change in your relationships and the space to talk about things that have been hurting you. Or maybe you have resolved to look after yourself, and have plans to lose weight and […]
My 20 Psych Resolutions for 2015 Most people make New Year’s resolutions. I tend not to, but this year my resolution is to make resolutions. Here are my 20 Psych Resolutions for 2015: Don’t tamper with my meds If I self-medicate, don’t over medicate Don’t lie to my shrink Don’t date Axis II people Don’t wake up to...
How Babies Tell Us They're Musical Before They Can Speak How do infants express musicality before they can form their first full sentences?
Mind over matter: Can you think your way to strength? Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found. Strength is controlled by a number of factors -- the most studied by far is skeletal muscle. However, the nervous system is also an important, though not fully understood, determinant of strength and weakness. In this study, researchers set out to test how the brain's cortex plays into strength development.
Can exercise help people with Parkinson’s disease? Exercise may help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling, according to a new study published in the December 31, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, [...]The post Can exercise help people with Parkinson’s disease? appeared first on PsyPost.
Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy Belgian researchers have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after attempting to turn stem cells derived from patients into the neurons most affected by the disease. In patient-derived stem cells carrying a mutation predisposing them to frontotemporal dementia, which accounts for about half of dementia cases before the age of [...]The post Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy appeared first on PsyPost.
Make 2015 Last Longer Than 2014 2014 flew by. Today you have to fight traffic to work, make a million phone calls, work relentlessly on a computer, barley find time for lunch, be scrutinized by a manager and fellow worker, fight traffic home, be too tired to cook dinner, and then do something unhealthy like overeat,...
Why New Year's resolutions fail People tend to set unreasonable goals then experience negative emotions and lack of motivation for not reaching them.
Twelve Days of Wisdom If I ever write my memoirs, I’ll devote one chapter to each of the books that changed my life, by authors including Dan Ariely, Judith Rich Harris, Steven Pinker, Martin Seligman, Shirley Glass, John and Julie Gottman and Haim Ginott. I’ve always been a reader and a learner, and it’s...
A Foolish, Foolish Man There are undoubtedly many untold stories about Bill Cosby that have not yet come to light. Here is one of them, about a time when the famous comedian allegedly came on to a high school student.
A Foolish Foolish Man There are undoubtedly many untold stories about Bill Cosby that have not yet come to light. Here is one of them, about a time when the famous comedian allegedly came on to a high school student. Implications for a theory of foolishness, not to mention the morality of Cosby and his advisers, are discussed.
Do Others Opinions of Us Really Matter? One of our more enduring social fallacies is the idea that what others think of us actually matters. While this notion clearly has primal evolutionary roots, the shift from survival instinct to social imperative has become one of our greatest obstacles to self-acceptance.
A Kinder Take on New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 This time of year inspires us to be “out with the old and in with the new.” Is it a healthy path to take or are we caught in the self-improvement vortex? Perhaps it is our restlessness, our lack of self acceptance and our inability to be with what is...
Reducing Post-Romantic Stress in Two Ways Regardless of whether they are young or old, if you ask partners about their Honeymoon, you hear and see a spark of that romantic excitement that makes time together magical when you have found that special someone to love. The mutuality of sexual desire and wish to please make the...
5 Prerequisites to Unlock Your Communications — Re-Image Your Certain prerequisite shifts in your perception are essential to unlock your imagination to work for you in creating a healthy, vibrant love relationship. To summarize the first four: Prerequisite 1 (see Part 2) is to make a commitment to heal as individuals, each participating fully in your own and other’s healing processes. Your relationship will make you...
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.