|A New Experience: I Was in the Napa Valley Earthquake
||I had a profound experience Sunday. My husband and I, and much of my family, were in Napa Valley for my cousin’s wedding. At 3:20 a.m., I was lying in bed awake, because the time change meant that my body considered it past my usual wake-up time of 6:00. As...
|Paroxetine, an antidepressant drugs may provoke emotional disorders that persist after discontinuation
||Three patients (two men and a woman) were referred to the Affective Disorders Program of the University of Bologna for paroxetine postwithdrawal symptoms. Patients were treated with paroxetine (from 20 to 60 mg/day) respectively for major depressive disorders, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and anxious depression complicated by panic disorder with agoraphobia. In all cases, treatment [...]The post Paroxetine, an antidepressant drugs may provoke emotional disorders that persist after discontinuation appeared first on PsyPost.
|Paroxetine, an antidepressant drug, may provoke emotional disorders that persist after discontinuation
||Three patients (two men and a woman) were referred to the Affective Disorders Program of the University of Bologna for paroxetine postwithdrawal symptoms. Patients were treated with paroxetine (from 20 to 60 mg/day) respectively for major depressive disorders, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and anxious depression complicated by panic disorder with agoraphobia. In all cases, treatment [...]The post Paroxetine, an antidepressant drug, may provoke emotional disorders that persist after discontinuation appeared first on PsyPost.
|Enjoying the possibility of defeat: Suspense and uncertainty predict how much players enjoy a game
||Winning isn’t everything, and in fact can even be a bit boring. Some people actually enjoy a game of tennis or poker more if their mettle is tested by a strong opponent – regardless of the outcome. It’s the suspense and uncertainty of a close game that often brings them back for more, says a [...]The post Enjoying the possibility of defeat: Suspense and uncertainty predict how much players enjoy a game appeared first on PsyPost.
|Research finds crowdsourcing is vulnerable to malicious behavior
||New research has found that malicious behaviour is the norm in crowdsourcing competitions — even when it is in everyone’s interest to cooperate. Crowdsourcing provides the ability to accomplish information-gathering tasks that require the involvement of a large number of people, often across wide-spread geographies, expertise, or interests. However, researchers from the University of Southampton [...]The post Research finds crowdsourcing is vulnerable to malicious behavior appeared first on PsyPost.
|Model captures the process that individuals use within social networks to reach consensus
||Social networks have become a dominant force in society. Family, friends, peers, community leaders and media communicators are all part of people’s social networks. Individuals within a network may have different opinions on important issues, but it’s their collective actions that determine the path society takes. To understand the process through which we operate as [...]The post Model captures the process that individuals use within social networks to reach consensus appeared first on PsyPost.
|Diabetes mellitus and mild cognitive impairment: Higher risk in middle age?
||In a large population-based study of randomly selected participants in Germany, researchers found that mild cognitive impairment (MCI) occurred twice more often in individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2. Interestingly, this strong association was only observed in middle-aged participants (50-65 years), whereas in older participants (66-80 years) the association vanished. This study is published [...]The post Diabetes mellitus and mild cognitive impairment: Higher risk in middle age? appeared first on PsyPost.
|‘Family meal’ ideal is stressful, impossible for many families
||Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families – and are simply [...]The post ‘Family meal’ ideal is stressful, impossible for many families appeared first on PsyPost.
|99 Cent Blowout of Nirvanic Kitch
||thoughts of pattern interruption; what's the point of pattern interruption? to arrest the mind, to take you off the autopilot 1. I wait on myself, self-servingly. But I don’t tip. 2. Bringing two black and white walls of duality into a corner I stand boxed into a pseudo-truth....
|Colin Kaepernick: The Parts You Might Be Missing
||Colin Kaepernick is one of the most refreshing people to hit the NFL in some time. The gifted San Francisco 49ers Quarterback popped up on the radar of many after his famous GQ Magazine spread in September of 2013. You may recall this was the edition where Kaepernick appeared shirtless,...
|How to Program Your Day with Positive Affirmations
||Your words can have a powerful effect on your life. Here’s why you should choose them carefully. Do you wake up in the morning and think right away, “I need a coffee to start my day. I’m not going to be able to start my day until I have that...
|Is a hormone the key to understanding borderline personality disorder?
||In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators is reporting on the potential effects of a hormone in borderline personality disorder. Besides affective instability and identity diffusion, borderline personality disorder (BPD) patients show impaired interpersonal functionality. Recently, altered oxytocin regulation has been suggested to be one mechanism underlying such interpersonal [...]The post Is a hormone the key to understanding borderline personality disorder? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Examining the understudied pull of personality on teen sexual development
||Can aspects of personality help explain a predilection towards risky sexual behaviors in developing adolescents? Researchers from Utrecht University approached this question by surveying middle adolescents of various personality types. Their findings are now available in an Open Access article from The Journal of Sex Research, the official publication of the Society for the Scientific Study [...]The post Examining the understudied pull of personality on teen sexual development appeared first on PsyPost.
|Freaky brain tongue graffiti
||You wait all year for neuroscience themed graffiti and then two come along in a week. This was found on Carrera 31 in Medellín yesterday morning. It turns out that over the years I’ve managed to collect a fair amount of brain-themed graffiti for Mind Hacks, which you can browse at your pleasure here. And […]
|The Power of Curiosity: 3 Strategies for Staying Curious
||As kids we’re insatiably inquisitive. Everything — from cups to cupboards to dirt to our own hands — fascinates us. But for many of us, as we start getting older, we lose our appetite for curiosity. And yet curiosity is powerful. It adds color, vibrancy, passion and pleasure to our...
|Handwriting Analysis and Personality Quiz
||Ever wondered what your handwriting can reveal about you? Take this quiz to find out.
|How to Find Contentment (Rather than Happiness)
||Sure, we all want to feel happy. But seeking contentment is a better goal. Happiness is a mood state, inevitably fleeting, while contentment is more sustainable. Here are some thoughts on how to find it. I define contentment as being able to be in the moment BECAUSE you have a...
|Human Children Grow Up So Slowly Due to Large Brains, Study Finds
Why children grow at the pace of reptiles rather than mammals.
In comparison to many of its closest relatives, the human child takes a long time to grow up and require a correspondingly high degree of parental investment.
Human infants are more like reptiles than mammals in the amount of time it takes for them...
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|Seven Ways to Make Small Talk Work for You
||There’s a time and a place for small talk. Often, we may be tempted to engage others in a casual chat but not know whether they’re in the mood. These 7 tips will give you the guidance you need to make your small talk count big.
|Single in Poland: Meaningful Work, and Connections to Family
||In my previous post, “Why are you single? International edition,” I described what single people in Poland had to say about why they were living single. The research came from Julita Czernecka’s book, Single and the City. In her research, the author interviewed 60 financially stable college graduates between the...