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Handling Fears: Seven Steps to Break Through to The fear response can be a great teacher. In Part 1 we looked at three ways fear is your friend as an action activating signal. So, how do we handle fear to produce optimal results and meaningful change, when we get triggered? As an example, lets’ say the fear has...
Got Grit? Five Ways To Boost Your Mental Toughness According To Dr. Martin Seligman, the author of the bestselling, Learned Optimism, and considered by many to be the father of positive psychology, grit is the single most important skill to overall success at any goal. Tested across many different contexts, the grit score has held ground as the strongest...
Happy ADHD Awareness Month So how did you feel when you read the word happy? You might have smirked and thought, “Who is she kidding?” Or maybe you thought, “What the heck are we celebrating? My ADHD never did anything good for me.” Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who saw the words...
How to Be Happy Happiness is a tough one. We spend a lot of our time and billions of dollars trying to obtain happiness. Inevitably, though, we find ourselves back in the grind: dreading going to work, dreading doing the myriad errands and responsibilities it takes to live as a human being in this...
How To Pay Attention With ADHD ~ 101 Why do they say “pay attention?” Is it a debt we owe? I’ve noticed that paying for something after I’ve already gotten the thing I’m paying for, is really boring. Maybe if we had different terminology for the act of being attentive we’d be better at it … but I...
Infographic: Personality Colors and Meaning of Colors If you are curious to know more about this start here: Meanings and Qualities of Colors What’s Your Personality Color? Embed this in your web page: Psychologia.co
Is This Innocent Mistake Keeping Your Clients From Calling? In this guest post, Keri Nola shares about building your practice from the inside out.  By: Keri Nola, Psychotherapist & Founder of the Design Your Ideal Practice Academy I remember the feeling of being a new private practitioner. I was filled with excitement and passion, ready to have my calendar...
Psychologists Recommend Tips Surrounding Serious Mental Illness Oct. 5-11 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week
5 Weaknesses Of The Cognitive Distortions Theory Has anyone ever told you to “stop thinking negative?” What about telling you: “you are so pessimistic, can’t you ever be positive?” Another great one people say is: “look on the Brightside!” If you’re like me, you hate hearing these things because they have a way of shutting you down,...
Sex, Lies and Big Data Maybe you don’t think of statistics as sexy. But Christian Rudder's new book "Dataclysm" might very well change your mind about that. He has mined the data from the clicks and messages of millions of online daters to reveal some surprising patterns of human choice, and he argues convincingly that Big Data can tell us things that traditional scientific methods can not.
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder: Suicidal Ideation Death is Depressed: I want to Live!!! Death Dancing: (Spinning Death Reaper | Jazz Hands | Tip Tap -Tap Tap Tapp shoes (dancing on graves) Caption: Resurrect ideation: Unusual preoccupation with Life. As we bring Suicide Prevention Month to a close, it is fitting we remember those lost and have hope...
Do You Punish the People You Love? Jack couldn’t see why he shouldn’t be “hard” on his wife and kids. It was for their own good. “I’m no harder on them than I am on myself,” he would say, as if his self contempt justified his brutalizing of others. In reality, no good could come of his...
Boys and girls who’ve had a traumatic brain injury differ in rates of harmful behavior Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behavior, according to new research. The study looked at 13 harmful health behaviours –such as contemplating suicide, smoking marijuana or binge drinking– among 9,288 Ontario students between Grades 7 and 12. “Both boys and [...]The post Boys and girls who’ve had a traumatic brain injury differ in rates of harmful behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams. Researchers found that it’s not enough to tell people they have the skills or the grades to make their goal a reality. Instead, many people need a more vivid and detailed description of [...]The post Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice appeared first on PsyPost.
Improving babies’ language skills before they’re even old enough to speak In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds “might” be language, accelerating the development of the brain maps which are critical to language acquisition and processing, according to new [...]The post Improving babies’ language skills before they’re even old enough to speak appeared first on PsyPost.
“An App To Diagnose Bipolar Mood Swings By How Recently an article published at Co.Exist.com, a site that focuses on groundbreaking innovation, published an article entitled “An App To Diagnose Bipolar Mood Swings By How People Talk On The Phone.” It discusses a system that detects early signs of a bipolar patient slipping into a manic episode. After reading...
Alcohol makes smiles more ‘contagious,’ but only for men Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, according to new research in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that, for men, alcohol increases sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling, and may shed light on risk [...]The post Alcohol makes smiles more ‘contagious,’ but only for men appeared first on PsyPost.
U.S. military making progress on reducing stigma associated with seeking help for mental illness The U.S. Department of Defense has made progress in reducing the stigma associated with seeking help for mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, but more improvement is still needed, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Despite efforts of both the Defense Department and the Veterans Health Administration to enhance mental health [...]The post U.S. military making progress on reducing stigma associated with seeking help for mental illness appeared first on PsyPost.
Depression increasing across the United States A study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge shows Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades. Analyzing data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all over the country, Twenge found that Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, [...]The post Depression increasing across the United States appeared first on PsyPost.
The cultural side of science communication Do we think of nature as something that we enjoy when we visit a national park and something we need to “preserve?” Or do we think of ourselves as a part of nature? A bird’s nest is a part of nature, but what about a house? The answers to these questions reflect different cultural orientations. [...]The post The cultural side of science communication appeared first on PsyPost.