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The Power of Music I’ve known the lows of depression, I’ve known the terror of delusions and paranoia and I’ve known the itchiness of anxiety. In every instance, I know I need to calm down. Most times this means going home pulling the covers up and putting on soft music. I do it so much...
The Freedom to Change Your Experience of the Holidays Although it should be a time of joy and celebration, many of us look toward the holidays with a sense of foreboding. The good news is that once you grasp some basic principles, you can implement these twelve suggested strategies for making the most of your time with family and friends across the holiday season.
Parents, Does This Psychological Trick Work With Your Kids? If you really, really want a child to stay away from something, what kind of punishment should you set? It's possible a light punishment would be a better idea than a heavy one. It's called the "insufficient punishment effect," and it works by combining deceitfulness and reverse psychology....
8 Weight-Loss Tips That Might Surprise You (From New Research) Some of these tips on weight loss and comfort food, exercise, the emotions and more might surprise you. 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:Here’s The Real Psychological Secret to Weight Loss (And It’s Not Counting Calories) Eating This For Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings Later in The Day Most Unlikely Weight Loss Trick Revealed by Psych Experiment The Surprising Impact of Weight Loss on the Emotions Diet Tip: The Unexpected Effect of Comfort Food on Bad Moods
6 Ways to Give Kids The Stress Advantage Stress has a story shaped by science, news and popular culture. Here’s the narrative in a nutshell: stress is bad, very bad; we should do everything in our power to live stress-free lives. Unfortunately, the underlying story of stress is skewed. In fact, there is another body of research revealing...
Are You An Objective Leader? Have you over-reacted to a situation at work lately? Are you often worried about what co-workers are thinking of you? Have you gotten yourself in a sticky situation when you perceived "tone" in an e-mail and responded with "tone"? Learning to increase your objectivity can help you be more effective at work and at home!
The Eyes of the Treme Machine? Is artificial intelligence as scary and dangerous as Stephen Hawking thinks? It could well be, and a new evolutionary approach explains why. Look out for those drones!
Are You Working for a Psychopath? Every boss has his or her moments when grumpiness or a negative attitude takes hold, causing them to lash out. Our superiors are human, after all, and they are entitled to bad days just like anyone else. But have you ever worked for someone who seemed to constantly run hot...
ADHD: Plays Well With ̶O̶t̶h̶e̶r̶s̶ Fire Well, “plays with fire” is more like it. The truth is we like excitement. We like it a lot. We find the increase in certain chemicals, ones that our bodies produce when we’re excited, to be quite stimulating. And when you get to the bottom of the ledger, stimulation is...
What is Acceptance and Commitment Training? Introduction to ACT Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), pronounced “act,” is one of several new third-wave behavioral therapies. A non-psychotherapy version, referred to as Acceptance and Commitment Training, is also practiced by health professionals, sport coaches, life coaches, and is used in the corporate world to improve imagination, creativity, and...
A simple trick to improve your memory Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information. If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong. One of the interesting […]
Holiday Abundance and ADHD Kevin Dooley via Compfight Christmas is a time of abundance. This may be especially true for those of us with ADHD. Yes, there is more chocolate (always a good thing). But there’s also more impulsivity and more serious consequences for the future. Unless you want a diet, an overdrawn bank...
Religion or Spirituality Has Positive Impact on Romantic/Marital Relationships, Child Development, Research Shows Praying for partners, spiritual intimacy, attending services with parents may improve quality of life
Two studies unveil seizure prediction models in critically ill children In a pair of studies, researchers describe innovative models for predicting seizure occurrence in critically ill children.
Toxic People: You Don’t Need Permission to Walk Away Toxic people pray on others. They dominate and control, disregard your needs and feelings. They focus on themselves and don’t seem interested in you at all. They seem to see other people as tools instead of whole, autonomous beings. You may wonder, who would put up with this? It seems...
How do Tourette’s patients react to visual stimulation with their own self-image? Tourette’s syndrome is characterised by tics caused in many by premonitory urges; sensations which give patients compulsion to act to relieve discomfort. Habit reversal therapy conditions patients into heightened awareness of premonitory urges and forced counteraction of the tic. New research in Cognitive Neuroscience examines the effect on Tourette’s sufferers when exposed to their own [...]The post How do Tourette’s patients react to visual stimulation with their own self-image? appeared first on PsyPost.
Bilingualism delays Alzheimer manifestation by more than four years A new study at Ghent University has established that the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) manifest themselves about four to five years later in bilinguals as opposed to monolinguals. In bilinguals, the disease onset was estimated at the age of 77, while in monolinguals, this was at the age of 73. Between March 2013 and [...]The post Bilingualism delays Alzheimer manifestation by more than four years appeared first on PsyPost.
Making Resolutions? Avoid These Three Things (And Do This With the winter holidays approaching, likely, we are all going to look at the past year’s accomplishments and consider resolutions for the “new year.” The tradition should help us grow, become better people, be more in-touch with ourselves and our families… Nevertheless, a brief self evaluation or evaluation of others...
Madness, murder and mental healing London’s innovative biomedical centre, the Wellcome Collection, have created a fascinating interactive story on how ‘mesmerism’ and hypnosis played an important role in the history of mind and madness. It’s written by the fantastic Mike Jay, who has penned many excellent books on the high-strangeness of the early science of the mind in the 1800s, […]
Two studies predict surgery outcomes for high-risk epilepsy patients Anti-epileptic drugs control seizures and improve quality of life for most people with epilepsy. But for those who find medical treatment ineffective or intolerable, brain surgery is sometimes the next best option. Two studies explore the outcomes of brain surgery for children with severe epilepsy.