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The Practical Reasons We Resist Criticism Defensiveness is just ego? Nope. Defensiveness has its place and serves a purpose, keeping you focused on your work and not your doubts. The question isn't whether to be defensive but in which situations. It has its place and we should focus on where to place it, and where to replace it with receptivity.
The Primal Scene: 100 Years of FOMO The primal scene is 100 years old. What does Freud's "Wolf Man" case have to teach us about 21st Century FOMO?
Fight against Alzheimer's disease: New research on walnuts An new animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet. Researchers suggest that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
The Secret to Living with Treatment-Resistant Depression You’d never suspect this by listening to pharmaceutical ads, but only one-third of people with major depression get better after trying an antidepressant. The others go on to try different drugs, or combinations of medicine and psychotherapy, and usually seven in 10 achieve remission. The other third? They are labeled...
Girl Declared “Brain-Dead”, Jahi McMath, Is Alive And Responsive Should brain-dead people be taken off life support? What the Jahi McMath case is beginning to teach us....
How To Force People To Do Anything (And Have Them Thank You For it) Does someone in your life not want to do something? Do you not care, even the slightest bit, about their wishes? Here's how to force them to complete a task they don't care about, and even feel superior while you're doing it....
How to Learn Better: Evidence for Well-Known But Little-Used Technique The powerful effect of the right kind of learning technique. 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:You Can Learn a New Language While You Sleep, Study Finds How to Learn Anything Better By Tweaking Your Mindset The One (Really Easy) Persuasion Technique Everyone Should Know How The Brain Works During The Two Main Types of Meditation Humming in Sync: How Our Brains Can Learn So Quickly
Brain Scans Reveal Why Up To One in Six People Get SAD in Winter New research reveals why so many people are affected by the 'winter blues'. 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:High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Brain Decay Does The Weather Affect Your Mood? Autism: Vital Link Found Between Vitamin D and Serotonin Production Debunked: ‘Right-Brain’ and ‘Left-Brain’ Personalities How New Ideas Change Your Brain Cells
Key factor in transition from moderate to problem drinking A tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders, researchers have discovered.
How I find serenity while staring depression in the Sometimes, it is the juxtaposition of the acutely mundane and profoundly sad that makes “it” all the more painful. The folding of the laundry, inserting the key into the ignition or even eating seems so ridiculous when it is stacked against immense sadness and grief. It is going from one...
Guest Post: Tips for Writing Notes Part 3 – Guest Post by Dr. Maelisa Hall. This is part 3 of a 3 part series on clinical documentation. Now that we’ve covered the mindset needed for good clinical notes, let’s get to the technical part- templates. I recommend every therapist pick a template they like and stick to it (or try a new template...
Best of Our Blogs: October 21, 2014 If you have ever forgotten to hit save on a document and lost hours spent on work you can’t recover, you understand the horror, shock and astonishment of accepting what feels unacceptable. If you have ever lost precious, photos, your wallet or phone, you can relate to the anguish of...
Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they’ve learned before may boost later learning. Scientists have already established that resting the mind, as in daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information. In [...]The post Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests appeared first on PsyPost.
Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia: study Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. “Our results clearly show that there is a link between infections of herpes simplex virus and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. This also means that we have new [...]The post Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Penn researchers untangle the biological effects of blue light Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control. T heir work addresses the properties [...]The post Penn researchers untangle the biological effects of blue light appeared first on PsyPost.
Gene duplications associated with autism evolved recently in human history Human geneticists have discovered that a region of the genome associated with autism contains genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient hominids, and likely plays an important role in disease. Their findings were presented today at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2014 Annual Meeting [...]The post Gene duplications associated with autism evolved recently in human history appeared first on PsyPost.
Paradoxical Service And A Self-Contradictory Therapy Billing Service Rep: Yes, We can provide Collection Services. Who owes the Debt to you? Chato Stewart: “YOU Do…” Signs: Acme Billing Services Caption: Paradoxical ( 1 2 3 4 5 6  ) My Top 6 Gorski on Charting cartoons On: Billing Service Paradoxical Paradoxical: “seemingly absurd or self-contradictory”…What is...
The psychology behind the mass fear of Ebola It is human nature to be fearful despite the almost-zero probability of acquiring Ebola in the United States.
Halting schizophrenia before it starts A new type of program in California aims to prevent schizophrenia before it officially begins.
Overcoming obesity and making it last Even a modest weight loss can improve overall health.