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Who Wouldn’t Love This? Such goes my favorite line from one of my new favorite movies, “The Sapphires” (2012). The film is based on the true story of an all-girl singing troupe who entertained the troops during the Vietnam war. As aborigines living in their native Australia, the girls were marginalized – even hated....
Three Ways To Fight Disease With Your Mind Three psychological approaches which improve health at the cellular level. 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:Yoga Lowers Fatigue and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Patients How to Stop Your Mind Wandering Meditation Benefits: 10 Ways It Helps Your Mind Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed Short Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately Afterwards
Does the Pope Care about Single Catholics? I admit it – I’m a lapsed Catholic. When I was a child, I was very serious about my Catholicism for a while. I tried to get an aunt who hadn’t been to Mass for a very long time to return to the fold and I used to have a...
First Impressions: A Roadmap or a Roadblock? Labels and expectations are pinned on us at every turn. Are we adopting them?
Can depression be an advantage in your career? A good headline, like a lot of good things in life, will suck you in. This one got me: “How business leaders can use fatigue and depression to their advantage.” Do tell, I thought, because I’ve been in the working world for more than 30 years and I’ve yet to meet...
Robin Williams: A Terribly Real Thing in a Terribly “You,” he said, “are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world, and that, I believe, is why you are in so much pain.” That quote belongs in Emilie Autumn’s psychological thriller novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls. It’s the essence, I think, of Robin Williams. He was...
The Vibrant Life: How to Live By Your Personal Mindfulness practices have grown exponentially in recent years worldwide. In this article, I will introduce you to a powerful application of mindfulness practice that is often overlooked during trainings at Buddhist meditation centers or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses: living by your personal values and goals in each mindful moment. You...
When the Virtual World Becomes the Real World :   Online gaming has spread rapidly and now there is bulk of sites online which provide games for free. “Flash games” have been at the front of the growth as many gamers consider them the best to play hardware or software is needed. A person just opens up the site and plays in...
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Especially in the Relationship Drama: Digitally Enhanced Relationship breakups and the angst surrounding them have always been solid psychotherapeutic fodder. As we’re all aware, these issues are challenging in and of themselves, and they also tend to evoke deeper emotional and psychological issues that can be worked through over time in therapy. On...
New Airport Security Screening Method More Than 20 Times as Successful at Detecting Deception, Research Finds Conversations more effective than observing physical behavior, study finds
Happiness 'dips in midlife in the affluent West' Happiness nose dives as you hit middle age - but only if you live in affluent Western countries, latest research suggests.
What the hell is neuroepigenetics? Watch this video to find out This video explains epigenetics in learning and memory.The post What the hell is neuroepigenetics? Watch this video to find out appeared first on PsyPost.
​Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images A new study reveals the secret of how some fashion and beauty magazines continue to attract devoted audiences, even though they glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women. The research suggests that some readers, rather than comparing themselves unhappily with the thin models, may derive “thinspiration”: the belief that they can make [...]The post ​Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain-to-brain connection allows one person to control another person’s hand over the Internet Sometimes, words just complicate things. What if our brains could communicate directly with each other, bypassing the need for language? University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which [...]The post Brain-to-brain connection allows one person to control another person’s hand over the Internet appeared first on PsyPost.
Can love make us mean? Empathy is among humanity’s defining characteristics. Understanding another person’s plight can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors. Yet under certain circumstances, feelings of warmth, tenderness and sympathy can in fact predict aggressive behaviors, according to a recent study by two University at Buffalo researchers. But why? That an expression of kindness might be manifest [...]The post Can love make us mean? appeared first on PsyPost.
Piglet brain atlas new tool in understanding human infant brain development A new online tool will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain. Through a cooperative effort, multi-disciplinary researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based brain atlas for the four-week old piglet that offers a three-dimensional averaged brain and anatomical regions of interest.
Pre-Licensed Private Practice When does your life as a professional start? Is it when you start graduate school? When you finish graduate school? When you complete all of your hours? When you are done with licensing exam? When you officially get licensed? When you start a private practice? When your private practice is...
It’s Not That I Stopped Thinking… I’ve often attributed my success in managing bipolar disorder to the meditation practice I added to my treatment regimen years ago. While there’s no doubt that the noticing involved in meditation has helped me head off major episodes of mania and depression, I changed something else in my life at...
Our brain dissociates emotional response from explicit memory in fearful situations Researchers at the Cognition and Brain Plasticity group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the University of Barcelona have been tracking the traces of implicit and explicit memories of fear in human. The study has been published in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and describes how in a context of fear, [...]The post Our brain dissociates emotional response from explicit memory in fearful situations appeared first on PsyPost.
No link found between movie, video game violence and societal violence Since the 1920s, scholars and politicians have blamed violence in movies and other media as a contributing factor to rising violence in society. Recently the responses to mass shootings in Aurora, CO and at Sandy Hook Elementary followed this theme as media consumption came into the equation. But can consumption of violent media really be [...]The post No link found between movie, video game violence and societal violence appeared first on PsyPost.