|Researchers provide first peek at how neurons multitask
||Researchers at the University of Michigan have shown how a single neuron can perform multiple functions in a model organism, illuminating for the first time this fundamental biological mechanism and shedding light on the human brain. Investigators in the lab of Shawn Xu at the Life Sciences Institute found that a neuron in C. elegans, [...]The post Researchers provide first peek at how neurons multitask appeared first on PsyPost.
|The Costco effect: Do consumers buy less variety at bigger stores?
||Do consumers make the same choices when products such as beer, soft drinks, or candy bars are sold individually or in bundles? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers purchase a greater variety of products when they are packaged individually rather than bundled together. “When consumers choose multiple products, they [...]The post The Costco effect: Do consumers buy less variety at bigger stores? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor
||Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is the most painful experience they will have. And yet, new research shows that the amount of time a woman spends in labor doesn’t seem to impact how she remembers her labor pain afterwards. The research, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for [...]The post Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor appeared first on PsyPost.
|What May Be the Best Advice Any President Ever
||Carnie Lewis via Compfight Like many of us of a certain age, I remember President John F. Kennedy’s famous words that he spoke in his 1961 inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Over the years, I’ve found...
|Perceived racial discrimination may impact kidney function
||Perceived racial discrimination may contribute to disparities related to kidney disease, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Psychosocial factors such as perceived racial discrimination have been associated with chronic diseases, but little is known about the relationship between [...]The post Perceived racial discrimination may impact kidney function appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why do I always give up……?
||Have you ever said, with grit and determination, that you are going to do something only to then give up? Have you heard your friends say the same and then watched them slide back to their old ways?
Such failures are common. In fact, they are more common than successes. Ben Fletcher discusses why and how to turn failure into success......
|Overcoming 3 Common Obstacles in Therapy
||If you’re new to therapy, you may not know what to expect. To help you make the most of the process, we asked seasoned clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, to share the three biggest obstacles in therapy along with how to overcome each one. 1. Shame Howes believes shame is...
|4 Things Psychologists Know That You Should Know Too
||It’s fun being a psychologist. Just as an engineer is fascinated by the true mechanics of electrical circuitry, we mental health professionals are intensely curious about the human brain. What people feel and what those feelings mean; why people do what they do; it’s all of interest to us. In the process...
|Women’s Hormones and Mental Health
|| I often talk to women about hormonal issues. Most of the time it conversations start with, “I don’t know if I’m crazy, but”, followed by a list of symptoms that sound like mental illness. By the end of the conversation, it can be difficult to determine which is the...
|The 4 Elements of Transformational Leaders
||What makes the best leaders so effective? Outstanding leadership and great parenting have similar elements.
|New Friendship Study Has Great Message for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Hopeful message for social anxiety sufferers about their friendships.
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|Ghosting: I Never Heard From Him Again
||More than a decade ago, Carrie Bradshaw was on the receiving end of a modern break-up — on a post-it note. Nowadays, people don’t even bother with writing something on a piece of paper. Now you’ll get a text, and that will be it. The end of your relationship —...
|Psychology Around the Net: November 15, 2014
||Job interviews, speech anxiety, and seasonal depression — oh, my! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers each of these topics and more. Enjoy! The Psychology of the Job Interview: Take these psychology tips, tricks, and techniques into consideration the next time you interview for a new position. A Quick...
|Is drinking soda the new smoking?
||Lawmakers think it's time to warn people about the detrimental health effects of drinking soda much like cigarette labeling did in the
|5 Mindful Eating Tips for a Zesty Life
||Cultivating a healthy relationship with food can increase our zest and taste for daily life. 1. Notice how you feel. Take a moment to close your eyes, breathe, and drop into what it feels like to be in your body. Does it feel dumpy, sluggish, drab, or low in energy? Now,...
|Scientists create Parkinson’s disease in a dish
||A team of scientists led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute successfully created a human stem cell disease model of Parkinson’s disease in a dish. Studying a pair of identical (monozygotic) twins, one affected and one unaffected with Parkinson’s disease, another unrelated Parkinson’s patient, and four healthy control subjects, the scientists [...]The post Scientists create Parkinson’s disease in a dish appeared first on PsyPost.
|When life is hard I don’t want to be present
||A lot of people don’t actually want to be present in their lives because being present sucks—if you don’t like your job, don’t get along with your partner, don’t feel good in your body—and therefore you’d rather be someplace else. So what can I do when the current realities of...
|Study shows why cliques thrive in some schools more than in others
||Go to almost any American high school and the elements of teen social networks become quickly apparent: the cliques, the pecking orders, and the varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, and social status. For years, sociologists have identified seemingly universal human instincts that spur this kind of sorting. These include the desires for [...]The post Study shows why cliques thrive in some schools more than in others appeared first on PsyPost.
|By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace
||A Kansas State University psychological sciences professor is using twin studies to understand the nature versus nurture debate of the workplace: Do genetic factors or environmental factors influence employee proactivity? His answer: The interaction between the genetic and environmental factors determines why some employees are more proactive than others. “It’s more like nature and nurture [...]The post By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study sheds light on why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently
||There may be a scientific answer for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over the existence of issues like climate change and specific types of crime. A new study from Duke University finds that people will evaluate scientific evidence based on whether they view its policy implications as politically desirable. If they don’t, then [...]The post Study sheds light on why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently appeared first on PsyPost.