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Why Aspiring Hollywood Writers Fail A breakdown of screenplays entered into a recent screenwriting competition was analyzed to see what types of screenplays tended to failed. Professional Story analysts, (people who read and rate scripts for the studio) were chosen to rank the scripts, and then crunched the numbers. They found that science fiction and...
What Should Be Your Theme Music? A fun step toward identifying your essence, the core of who you really are.
A New Perspective on ADHD (A Video by Dr. My friend and past co-worker, Naomi, case manager and ADHD expert, from the VFW National Home for Children, recommended that I view the following video from Dr. Russell Barkley as I have discussed with her my efforts at trying to understand and improve my son’s development, functioning, behaviors, and academic...
6 Rules for Developing an Authentic Sense of Style Great style is all about self-expression, so the easiest way to look and feel fabulous is by simply being yourself. Sometimes, being authentic is easier said than done. We’ve all flipped through magazines or seen someone attractive on TV or walking down the street and thought, “I love her hair, her...
The Three Parts of a Meaningful, Heartfelt Apology Most people don't even get one part right of the three parts to meaningful, heartfelt apology.
The neuroscience of social conflict How can the latest breakthroughs in brain science stop violence?The post The neuroscience of social conflict appeared first on PsyPost.
WATCH: Why you should sleep in the same bed as your partner New research shows that the couple who sleeps together stays together.The post WATCH: Why you should sleep in the same bed as your partner appeared first on PsyPost.
New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic disorders Results from more than 100 families with children affected by a broad range of neurologic and developmental disorders who underwent genomic testing to end their quest for a diagnosis, were published today in Science Translational Medicine. This is the first study to show that a genome-based diagnostic approach directly impacts patient care of both infants [...]The post New study validates usefulness of genomic medicine in children with neurologic disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists find neurons that act as a 3D compass in the brain Pilots are trained to guard against vertigo: a sudden loss of the sense of vertical direction that renders them unable to tell “up” from “down” and sometimes even leads to crashes. Coming up out of a subway station can produce similar confusion: For a few moments, you are unsure which way to go, until regaining [...]The post Scientists find neurons that act as a 3D compass in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Better detection, prevention, and pre-clinical treatment: 3 effective tools in the fight against Alzheimer’s Detection, prevention, and preclinical treatment are three key areas that may make a difference in the battle to reduce the rapid rise of new Alzheimer’s disease (AD) cases every year. These three topics are the focus of an important new supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Organized by Guest Editor Jack de la Torre, [...]The post Better detection, prevention, and pre-clinical treatment: 3 effective tools in the fight against Alzheimer’s appeared first on PsyPost.
Does your boss find you proactive or pushy? Those wishing to prove themselves as “doers” must not only be hands-on and demonstrate proactive behavior but also have social acumen and a feel for favorable opportunities. Those who rely on personal initiative alone will quickly be standing there as an isolated troublemaker. This is what psychologists from the University of Bonn and their colleagues [...]The post Does your boss find you proactive or pushy? appeared first on PsyPost.
Taming neural excitations: Controlling harmful signals such as those in strokes What do lasers, neural networks, and spreading epidemics have in common? They share a most basic feature whereby an initial pulse can propagate through a medium – be it physical, biological or socio-economic, respectively. The challenge is to gain a better understanding – and eventually control  – of such systems, allowing them to be applied, for [...]The post Taming neural excitations: Controlling harmful signals such as those in strokes appeared first on PsyPost.
Movements help measure child sleep problems New research from the University of Adelaide has helped to shed light on the complexities of child sleep, and could lead to improved diagnosis of children with sleep-related breathing problems. For his PhD in the University’s School of Medical Sciences, Scott Coussens has been investigating how to accurately measure the level of sleep disturbance being [...]The post Movements help measure child sleep problems appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills When it comes to getting out of a tricky situation, we humans have an evolutionary edge over other primates. Take, as a dramatic example, the Apollo 13 voyage in which engineers, against all odds, improvised a chemical filter on a lunar module to prevent carbon dioxide buildup from killing the crew. UC Berkeley scientists have [...]The post Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills appeared first on PsyPost.
Experiments Show That A Jury Cannot "Disregard" Testimony A psychology experiment recruited mock jurors to read through a transcript of a murder trial. After a key piece of evidence came up in court, the jury was told to "disregard" it, just the way they might in a real trial. That's where the problems started....
Can New York City Fix Its Mental Health Treatment New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio believes he can fix New York City’s terrible problem within its criminal justice system and its poor treatment (and mistreatment) of people with mental illness. He’s putting some much-needed money where his mouth is — $130 million, to be specific. The money will...
Resist the temptation: Check email less to reduce stress, study finds Is your inbox burning you out? Then take heart – research from the University of British Columbia suggests that easing up on email checking can help reduce psychological stress. Some of the study’s 124 adults — including students, financial analysts medical professionals and others — were instructed to limit checking email to three times daily [...]The post Resist the temptation: Check email less to reduce stress, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again–a prediction that goes above and beyond today’s clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk. Reporting in a new study published this week in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, James Loughead, PhD, [...]The post Brain activity after smokers quit predicts chances of relapsing appeared first on PsyPost.
People in unhappy places are depressed more than a week a month People in the country’s unhappiest communities spend about a quarter of the month so far down in the dumps that it can harm their productivity, according to economists. “This is a real concern not just in the United States, but across the world,” said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural economics and regional economics, Penn State, [...]The post People in unhappy places are depressed more than a week a month appeared first on PsyPost.
Computer-based approach to treating anxiety may reduce suicide risk A group of psychology researchers at Florida State University have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity, something that could have major implications for veterans and other groups who are considered at risk for suicide. “We have been using computer-delivered interventions for many years now in an effort to more efficiently deliver effective [...]The post Computer-based approach to treating anxiety may reduce suicide risk appeared first on PsyPost.