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Til Death Do Us Part: Coping with Commitment after Are we still married after the death of one partner? “Til death do us part” is a part of all traditional marriage ceremonies, but I can’t help but wonder if it is really true. Do our vows — and our relationships — really end at death? Do we really “part”...
#125 What Could I Have Learned From a Daughter? I would have loved a daughter. My fourth son was born when I was 37 and I knew we were done. Odds are that my fifth child would have been a boy—well-loved to be sure but not a daughter. I have given a lot of thought to how I would...
Ceasing and Arising Ceasing and arising – two words for one and the same self-renewing flow of reality. Psychology of pratitya-samutpada (dependent origination) is the psychology of acceptance of What Is.  ...
Policing Mental Illness Crisis (Video) A brief documentary on Crisis Intervention Teams for mental illness in policing....
Major brain pathway rediscovered after century-old confusion, controversy A couple of years ago a scientist looking at dozens of MRI scans of human brains noticed something surprising. A large, fiber pathway that seemed to be part of the network of connections that process visual information showed up on the scans, but the researcher couldn’t find it mentioned in any of the modern-day anatomy [...]The post Major brain pathway rediscovered after century-old confusion, controversy appeared first on PsyPost.
Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit A UCL-led experiment on 80 pairs of adults found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. The study, conducted by researchers from UCL (University College London) and Oxford University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, was [...]The post Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit appeared first on PsyPost.
A new genetic cause for a progressive form of epilepsy identified A study led by researchers at University of Helsinki, Finland and Universities of Melbourne and South Australia has identified a new gene for a progressive form of epilepsy. The findings of this international collaborative effort have been published today, 17 November 2014, in Nature Genetics. Progressive myoclonus epilepsies (PME) are rare, inherited, and usually childhood-onset [...]The post A new genetic cause for a progressive form of epilepsy identified appeared first on PsyPost.
Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children Who says your kids don’t listen to you? An Indiana University study has found that setting specific family rules about healthy eating and sedentary behavior actually leads to healthier practices in children. Data analyzed for the study was originally part of a data set used to evaluate the Wellborn Baptist Foundation’s HEROES program, a K-12 [...]The post Setting family rules promotes healthier behavior in children appeared first on PsyPost.
Finding ‘lost’ languages in the brain An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. [...]The post Finding ‘lost’ languages in the brain appeared first on PsyPost.
New mechanisms related to addiction: Oxycodone impairs behavioral flexibility Brief usage of the painkiller oxycodone may impair behavioral flexibility even after that use ends, suggesting impaired decision-making as an enduring consequence of exposure, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published November 17 in the journal Learning and Memory. The Mount Sinai study investigated behavioral flexibility, [...]The post New mechanisms related to addiction: Oxycodone impairs behavioral flexibility appeared first on PsyPost.
Fruit flies learn from others Fruit flies do not always conform to the norm. When female fruit flies have to decide where to lay their eggs, they take their lead from what they see most others in their group do. However, some do take their personal preferences into account. So says Marine Battesti of the Université Paris-Sud in France, lead [...]The post Fruit flies learn from others appeared first on PsyPost.
Simple clinical tests help differentiate Parkinson’s disease from atypical parkinsonism Two simple tests conducted during the neurological exam can help clinicians differentiate between early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonism. By asking patients to perform a tandem gait test and inquiring whether they are still able to ride a bicycle, clinicians can ascertain whether medio-lateral balance is impaired, a defining characteristic of atypical parkinsonism. These [...]The post Simple clinical tests help differentiate Parkinson’s disease from atypical parkinsonism appeared first on PsyPost.
Finding 'lost' languages in the brain: Far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences An infant's mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, as can happen in cases of international adoption, according to a new joint study. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the "lost" language remain in the brain.
Three Things You Should Not Do If You Want Raising kids is hard enough. And given the multitude of things kids are exposed to, just trying to keep them out of harm’s way is tough enough, yet trying to provide the types of experiences that lead to resilient, strong, hard working, and kind individuals can feel like an insurmountable...
What Does That Social Media Profile Pic Really Mean? What does that social media profile picture really mean? It's a representation of your identity - so choose wisely!
The Family of Schizophrenia This article examines devastion that emerges within the family constellation as a conquence of the schizophrenic diagnosis of one of its family members. It should be noted that the newly diagnosed will experience raging fear and grief as a result of this diagnosis. Both the family and the schizophrenic may view each other as unrecognizable, and this reflects extreme loss.
5 Ways to Reclaim your Dormant Positive Emotions If you believe that negative emotions are the only ones people avoid, consider the following. A psychological study recently confirmed that depression is not caused by the simple presence of a negative state of mind. There is another huge, overlooked factor. That factor is the avoidance of positive emotions that...
5 Important Reminders to Help You Grow Into The “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with the big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein Whether personal growth is an important value to your or not, it isn’t always easy. In fact, personal growth is pretty...
Single? Here Are 9 Ways to Enrich Your Own Life! Just because you choose to live a single life doesn’t mean you have to feel alone! There are a lot of reasons to remain single these days, and many women are happy to do so. Unfortunately, other people often view single women with pity or misunderstanding. They think single women...
Need Help Restoring Your Faith in Humanity? Unkind words, rude people, inconsideration or just feeling burned out are just a few of the many, many things that can make us feel like the work is a callous, uncaring place.  But it’s not!  Not always, anyway.  Sometimes we need a reminder that there are people who are champions...