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New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report. In many ways, the criminal justice system is the largest provider of mental health services in the country. Estimates vary, but previous research has found that about [...]The post New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system appeared first on PsyPost.
Testing parents’ patience, while treating kids’ problem behavior Humans have a focus on the short term. We are more interested in a potential benefit if we can get it now. The ability to delay gratification has been studied in children with the “marshmallow experiment”: a child can have one treat now, or two if he or she can wait a few minutes without gobbling [...]The post Testing parents’ patience, while treating kids’ problem behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
Orphanage care linked to thinner brain tissue in regions related to ADHD Under the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, thousands of Romanian children were placed in overcrowded orphanages with bleak conditions and minimal human contact. Even after the 1989 revolution, the legacy of institutionalization continued. Only recently has research and public concern over early childhood environments caused changes in policies. University of Washington research on children who [...]The post Orphanage care linked to thinner brain tissue in regions related to ADHD appeared first on PsyPost.
It’s not fair! How the human equality condition can hold some people back By John McGowan, Canterbury Christ Church University When you have more than one child, the importance of fairness seems to trump all other considerations, including self-interest. Give a child £1 and she will be happy. But if she finds out that her sibling got £1.50, she will be angry. Take the money away from both [...]The post It’s not fair! How the human equality condition can hold some people back appeared first on PsyPost.
We can restore cognition by manipulating where the body meets the mind By Michal Schwartz, Weizmann Institute of Science; Aleksandra Deczkowska, Weizmann Institute of Science, and Kuti Baruch, Weizmann Institute of Science When we age our whole body gradually deteriorates. This includes our brains, where our personality, memories and personal values reside. It is therefore understandable that dementia and memory loss are some of the most devastating [...]The post We can restore cognition by manipulating where the body meets the mind appeared first on PsyPost.
The neuroscience of 'holding it': Involuntary link in brain between pelvic floor, other muscles Wherever you are right now: squeeze your glutes. Feel that? You just also contracted your pelvic floor too, whether you wanted to or not. Scientists have found themselves surprised to discover an involuntary link in the brain between the pelvic floor and other muscles.
MBCT for Depression Anywhere, Anytime: An Interview with Zindel Over a decade ago, Zindel Segal, Mark Williams and John Teasdale developed Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for helping people not relapse into depression. Over time study after study has come out showing the positive impact MBCT has in relapse depression. I’ve taught this program many many times and have seen...
They Say They Value Integrity But Which Kind? We claim we have integrity either by holding ourselves as a fixed point, consistently correct in an inconsistent world, or by allowing ourselves to float, change and learn to accommodate the world.
Why Conspiracy Theorists Are So Obsessed With JFK's "Umbrella Man" At the moment when bullets were being fired into JFK's motorcade, a man can be seen standing on the side of the road near the car holding an open black umbrella. But it wasn't raining. This is exactly the kind of detail that sets a fire under conspiracy theorists — and here's why. ...
The Strengths of the Gone Girl Psychopath Delving into the dark side of character by examining character strengths misuse among the psychopathic character of Amy Dunne in Gone Girl.
Could A Walking Meditation In The Park Be The Walking meditation has the ability to help us gain new insights into problems as well as insights into ourselves....
16 Ways to Achieve Acceptance of Your True Self The road to self-acceptance may well be acceptance of other people, flaws and all. This 16-item test will tell whether you’re someone who others can turn to, no matter what, and they know they’ll be welcomed. More importantly, these items will also help you become more accepting of yourself and create your own no-judgment zone.
The Truth About Anxiety When you feel panic washing over you, the sweat collecting in your palms and dripping down your knees, heartbeat blaring through your chest, the inner shakiness and shallow breathing, the butterflies stomping inside your stomach, all you want to do — desperately —  is to make it stop. In those...
Ways to avoid “Oversharing” on Facebook BUT I’M NOT A WRITER: HOW TO DO AN UN-JOURNAL     MY THERAPIST MADE ME DO IT I can’t count the number of times I’ve been encouraged to write in a journal; probably hundreds of times from well meaning therapists and doctors. And I’ve purchased many, many journals: those...
Research leads to brain cancer clinical trial A discovery that could prolong the life of people living with glioblastoma -- the most aggressive type of brain cancer -- has lead to the opening of a human phase I/II clinical trial as early as Spring 2015, scientists report.
Elements of Freud's Life in the Case Histories. How much of his own life is in Freud's case histories?
The Secrets of Well-Being from Deepk Chopra & Charles Koch What I learned about well-being from conversations with members of the Deepak Chopra Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute in the same week. two powerful organizations led by two powerful individuals with two distinct approaches to enhancing well-being in the workplace and beyond.
The Secrets of Well-Being from Deepk Chopra and Charles Koch What I learned about well-being from conversations with members of the Deepak Chopra Foundation and the Charles Koch Institute in the same week.
Autism Explained: Simple New Theory Links Confusing Array of Symptoms New theory may explain the complex set of symptoms seen in autism. 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:Autism Begins During Pregnancy Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental Delays Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Children With Autism Exposed to More Steroid Hormones in The Womb Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism
This Moderately Immoral Study Shows How We Misidentify Our Emotions In today's experiments, one of the most common tricks that experimental psychologists play is giving people placebos instead of drugs . In the past, it was pretty much the reverse. Doctors would call people in, tell them they'd get an innocuous substance, and then inject them with something a thousand times more powerful....