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Study shows overweight and obese mothers and children fail to recognize abnormal weight Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how much someone weighs. People of normal weight make this mistake much less often. Mothers of overweight or obese children also tend [...]The post Study shows overweight and obese mothers and children fail to recognize abnormal weight appeared first on PsyPost.
Nobel Prize in medicine: Decades of work on ‘the brain’s GPS’ recognized By Luc Henry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded with one half to John O’Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. The maps humans created, first [...]The post Nobel Prize in medicine: Decades of work on ‘the brain’s GPS’ recognized appeared first on PsyPost.
Zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory By Elizabeth Maratos, University of Leicester The practice of physically stimulating the brain in order to alleviate symptoms of illness and injury has been around since the early 20th century. For example, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still used to alleviate symptoms of depression. However, perhaps in part due to negative connotations associated with ECT, in [...]The post Zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Combat trauma is nothing like in classical antiquity – so why are we still treating it as such? By Jason Crowley, Manchester Metropolitan University The current understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like an academic echo of the famous song Universal Soldier. The song imagines the warrior as timeless, unchanging, universal. According to leading historians and theorists, all soldiers experience war in a similar way. They are universal. So the logical conclusion [...]The post Combat trauma is nothing like in classical antiquity – so why are we still treating it as such? appeared first on PsyPost.
Teens taught that personality traits change cope with depression better Learning that personalities and social situations aren't permanent helps teens deal with high school more positively.
How exercise may protect the brain against stress-induced depression Study shows exercise helps rid the body of a stress-induced amino acid associated with mental illness.
Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationships Because social interaction is grounded in similaries, gushing about an adventurous trip could leave you feeling alone.
About Morality, Are You Old-School or New-School? Brenda has unconventional beliefs but an old-school approach to morality: Find the moral formula and police yourself and others to conform to it. Heather has traditional beliefs but a new-school approach to morality: Embrace broad universal moral standards, and negotiate the rest as a matter of personal preference. Are you more like Brenda or Heather?
Is the "clean eating" movement a form of perfectionism? The "clean eating" movement is what happens when perfectionism meets diet. Is it helping or hurting your effort to achieve a healthy weight? Find out.
Silence: The Secret Communication Tool What if I told you silence is good for communication? Would you believe me? You wouldn’t be alone if you said no. Most people probably would disagree with me. In fact, many would argue that silence isn’t even communication at all. In reality, though, silence can be a very effective...
A Strange Place: Dissecting the Neuroscience Nobel Prize Explaining the science behind today's Nobel Prize.
Treatment Resistant Depression and Borderline Personality A debate between two academics about whether personality disorders or hidden "bipolarity" is the major cause of depression that responds poorly to antidepressants is dissected in this post. Many doctors seem to accept the absurd assumption that everyone who is moody must have an underlying manic depressive illness. They also seem to think that all depression is the same.
No Higher Power? No Problem Perhaps you feel stalled out by the spiritual aspect of 12-step programs, all that religious sounding stuff. But before you go out and find a new variation on the 12 steps, one that has been purged of all references to a higher power consider this proposition. Spirituality is something we...
How to Cope with a Gossip at Work Everyone enjoys a juicy piece of gossip every now and then, but gossip at work can create unexpected challenges. Here are some tips for dealing with the scandalmongers in your office.
6 Keys for Narcissists to Change Toward the Higher Self The causes of pathological narcissism are complex and deep-seated. Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way. Here are six keys for narcissists to progressively change toward the Higher Self...
Can You Refrain From Picturing A Pink Elephant? Scientists seem to think that, if told to picture an elephant, you will always, on some level, obediently picture an elephant. But asking people to picture a pink elephant is a different matter... maybe. How much control you have over your own thoughts?...
Introducing Bipolar Lifehacks All too often, we focus on the negatives of a disorder while not focusing enough on the positives. Nowhere can this be more challenging than with bipolar disorder. Yet some people seem to be able to live a successful life with bipolar disorder. How do they do it? What coping...
The Quick Exercise That Immediately Improves Long-Term Memory Doing this exercise for 20 minutes can improve your long-term memory by 10%.
Troll Who Harassed Madeleine McCann's Family Found Dead Suicide is suspected after the body of Brenda Leyland was found in a hotel room near her house on October 6, 2014. She had recently been identified as an internet troll who had been harassing the parents of Madeleine McCann, the girl who had disappeared from her parents' hotel room Portugal when she was only three years old.
Selfies: What’s All the Fuss About? In late 2013, the word “selfie” won “Word of the Year” – a somewhat dubious award given out annually by the Oxford English Dictionary. The selfie – at least as it is recognized today – is also totally dependent on photography. In other words, no camera, no selfie. Interestingly, a “selfie friendly” camera...