|Just 1 Gram of This Spice Boosts Memory in Six Hours
Memory improved by consuming small amount of this spice with breakfast.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|How Impulsive Are You?
||Impulsivity is a basic, yet fascinating concept in psychology. It’s associated with many traits, ranging from sensation-seeking to neuroticism, and it affects a number of behaviors of interest to psychologists, from over-eating to under-saving. Many important choices you've made may have been affected by your level of impulsivity.
|To Make Love Last, Leave All Illusions Behind
||Falling in love made you a better person, more appreciative, caring, loving, compassionate, and tolerant.
|The perils of perfection Part III
||The general perception of perfectionism is that it is something beyond our power to overcome or deal with. That it is something external, like fate, over which we have no control. This is simply not true. It might take a while to change things, but know that being a perfectionist...
|Why Get An ADHD Diagnosis?
||There are benefits to getting a diagnosis. For one thing, a diagnosis opens up your options for treatment. Without a diagnosis, you might read books about ADHD and avail yourself of certain behavioural tricks and hacks. Without that diagnosis, you also might read this blog and blogs written by others...
|Best of Our Blogs: November 28, 2014
||“The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learns this knows what it means to live.” - Albert Schweitzer As I’m writing this, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m fortunate that I don’t have to baste the turkey or prepare the house for a large party. We’re visiting others who...
|Your adult siblings may be the secret to a long, happy life
||As people age, indicators of emotional health and life satisfaction may be tied to feelings about brothers and sisters.
|The Things I Am Most Thankful for in My Bipolar World
||Today, here in the U.S., it is Thanksgiving and, like many Americans, I take time to reflect on what I am thankful for so here’s my list. 1. I am thankful that I didn’t die when I nearly did. Or that the cuts were never too deep. That those suicidal...
|Talking Turkey or Self-Delusion
||Tom the Turkey: Oh, ya, I love it here! We are all natural, no GMO’s and all 100% Vegan. Living the good life cruelty-Free! Tom the Turkey: I can’t wait for you to meet the guys – Where is everyone? Farm: Green Acres Turkey Farm Feed: All Natural Wild Bird Feed. Caption: Self-Delusion...
|Avoid These 5 Traps that Can Destroy Your Good Habits
||Avoid these five habit traps — they can destroy your good habits. When we’re trying to master our habits, it’s important to be aware of the justifications or arguments that we sometimes invoke that interfere with keeping a good habit. They slip in so easily and quickly, it can be...
|Relatives: On Cousins "Once Removed" and Unrelated Aunts
||On Thanksgiving, we gather with relatives: and in some circles, we debate how we are related. How did that question become expert knowledge? An anthropologist should know the answer... but it isn't that simple.
|5 Tips to Manage Stress Over the Holiday Season
||As much as the holiday season is full of fun and food, it invariably also involves people dynamics. This is great when we want to look like a picture perfect Hallmark greeting card of a family, but we all know this is simply not true. Below the surface of the grins, laughter and greetings of, […]
|Plagued with Low Self-Esteem? You Might Suffer from ‘The
||Few states of mind are more synonymous with low self-esteem than uncertainty. People with medium or high self-esteem are confident and secure. This confidence and security might wane a bit under stress, but it bounces back eventually: a basic, taken-for-granted assumption that one is okay, that one is capable and,...
|Study suggests homosexuality evolved to promote social bonding in humans
||Homosexual behaviour may have evolved to promote social bonding in humans, according to new research. The results of a preliminary study provide the first evidence that our need to bond with others increases our openness to engaging in homosexual behaviour. Dr Diana Fleischman, of the University of Portsmouth, and colleagues examined the relationship between progesterone [...]The post Study suggests homosexuality evolved to promote social bonding in humans appeared first on PsyPost.
|‘Trigger’ for stress processes discovered in the brain
||At the Center for Brain Research at the MedUni Vienna an important factor for stress has been identified in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). This is the protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the release of the stress hormone CRH and which only then enables stress processes in the brain [...]The post ‘Trigger’ for stress processes discovered in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
|Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety
||Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group mindfulness treatment and individual cognitive behavioural therapy in patients with depression and anxiety in primary [...]The post Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety appeared first on PsyPost.
|How to Avoid Bargain-Brained Holiday Shopping Pitfalls
||With so much to choose from we have to have a reason to buy—for many it's all about the bargain. Especially for gifts, make it about the product instead. Here's how.
|Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment
||People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer. Researchers who have identified a chemical pathway that goes awry in the brains of Fragile X patients say the drug could reverse their behavioural symptoms. The scientists have found that a [...]The post Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment appeared first on PsyPost.
|Stroke damage mechanism identified
||Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims–and are now searching for drugs to block it. Strokes happen when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off but much of the harm to survivors’ memory and other cognitive function is often actually caused by “oxidative [...]The post Stroke damage mechanism identified appeared first on PsyPost.