|Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth
||Gossip is pervasive in our society, and our penchant for gossip can be found in most of our everyday conversations. Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others’ achievements and failures? Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands studied the effect positive and negative gossip has on how the recipient evaluates him [...]The post Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth appeared first on PsyPost.
|Startups should seek quality — not quantity — in partnerships, study finds
||When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Forthcoming in Organization Science, the study found that by aligning with established companies, a young firm gains valuable access to additional resources and markets. [...]The post Startups should seek quality — not quantity — in partnerships, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
|Relationships benefit when parents, adult children connect through multiple channels
||“Call your mother” may be the familiar refrain, but research from the University of Kansas shows that being able to text, email and ‘Facebook’ dad may be just as important for young adults. Jennifer Schon, a doctoral student in communication studies, found that adult children’s relationship satisfaction with their parents is modestly influenced by the [...]The post Relationships benefit when parents, adult children connect through multiple channels appeared first on PsyPost.
|New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problems
||Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving women with bad backs renewed hope for better sex lives. The findings—part of the first-ever study to document how the spine moves during sex—outline which sex positions are best for women suffering from different types of low back pain. The new recommendations follow on the [...]The post New findings will improve the sex lives of women with back problems appeared first on PsyPost.
|6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder
||If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt...
|Doubt Is Healthier for the Mind than Faith
||This post’s title may sound like a call to skepticism, but it’s not. In my experience, skepticism gets exercised when I critique someone else’s beliefs, but seldom when I consider my own. Doubt, on the other hand, is indiscriminate; I’m as likely to doubt myself as anyone else. Although this...
|A Creative Way to Explore Your Emotions
||All of our emotions, whether negative or positive, are welcome. We get into dicey territory when we try to avoid them or stuff them down or judge ourselves for having them (why are you upset about the world’s smallest thing?!). The best thing we can do with our emotions is...
|The Creative Therapy Which Reduces Depression in Young and Old Alike
Boosts to self-esteem and depression from this creative therapy, new study finds.
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|Lessons from the Maestro
||Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926 in Astoria, Queens, New York to parents of Italian ancestry. His mother was born in America and his father emigrated from Italy in 1906. Like most of the children of emigrant families, who grew up during the depression, Anthony had a...
|Your Fitness Age is the One that Really Counts
||As much as many people would like to turn back the clock on their age, up until now it hasn’t been a very feasible goal. However, new research on the concept of fitness age shows that you’re more in control than you think of the way your body keeps track of time.
|ENVY: Bane of Existence or Gift of Nature?
||The possibility of the healthy maturation of envy, a novel construct in envy theory, affords those dedicated to resolute self-change the possibility of its healthy transformation. This is a potential gift. The experience of “raw envy,” in this way, morphs into more conscious and complex attitudes that include health-promoting admiration and emulation.
|Psychology Around the Net: October 25, 2014
||Still afraid you’ll contract Ebola? Ever thought about how your city affects your happiness? What about reverse psychology–does that really work? Read up on all this and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Quiz: How Does Your City Affect Your Happiness?: TIME has compiled 13 questions to help...
|When Depression Strikes
||As per my last post, I dealt with some major depression this week. I probably slept more than I was awake. It was rough, to say the least. I appreciate each and every comment that was posted but wanted to address a few for all readers now. I have what...
|Top 5 Self-Sabotaging Habits to Stop Right Now
||More than 150 people and counting have taken at least one of our new email coaching programs. Hope and I have learned a lot about the self-sabotaging habits that people tend to struggle with. I’d like to share the top 5 self-sabotaging habits with you, with a few key insights...
|Helping the Emotional Child; Part 2: Managing Feelings in
||Children need to be able to learn how to behave in emotionally-charged situations. When a particular feeling is experienced, children may react in many different ways. Simple Kids describes children with good emotion regulation skills and children with not so healthy emotion regulation skills. (The following descriptions are authored by...
|10 Introductory Questions Therapists Commonly Ask
||Therapy is about the fine art of asking directive questions. So what should you expect from your first appointment with a counselor, social worker or psychologist? The answer is simple: You should expect easy, brain-expanding questions, questions and more questions. A “change map” (often called “treatment goals”) is then created...
|Narcissists are unpopularin different ways
||Regardless of the first impression narcissists make, over time their nature and personalities come out to the people they know well. Earlier research has shown that narcissists are often disliked by people who know them. A new study looks at two types of narcissism and how that dislike manifests in their social networks.
|Three Ways To Get Stronger Mentally in 30 Seconds
||While any kind of strength — especially the mental kind– is not built overnight, is does begin with a few crucial shifts in the way we approach challenging situations. While we all can feel knocked down and kicked in the ribs when life throws us a curveball — or maybe...
|How to Study: 5 Basic Practices for Academic Success
||Many students complain that they don’t know how to study, so I’ve compiled this short and sweet page of the basics. Perhaps now, as the first grading quarter winds to a close, is a good time to read down this list and get back on track with these five essential good-student...
|How to talk to kids about ebola
||For kids, seeing alarming headlines without understanding the context of the disease, Ebola can seem like a looming and personal threat.