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7 Ways to Deal with Family and Friends Who If “I believe you” are the three most powerful words you can say to someone with an invisible illness. Four of the hardest or most painful words to absorb — whether they are said directly or communicated indirectly through insensitive behavior — are “I don’t believe you.” And yet, people...
Eight Step Method to Manage Intense Emotion Recently I received this request from a reader: What I have found lacking is books or articles on the process of revealing my feelings, the associated pain and some kind of plan to work through the feelings that would help DURING the healing process. Knowing the common steps of healing...
What happens in our brain when we unlock a door? Research sheds light on Aprixia condition People who are unable to button up their jacket or who find it difficult to insert a key in lock suffer from a condition known as apraxia. This means that their motor skills have been impaired -- as a result of a stroke, for instance. Scientists have now discovered that there is a specific network in the brain for using tools.
Why Does Your Voice Sound So Different In Recordings? If you've ever heard a recording of your voice – in a video, for example, or on somebody's voicemail – you know that the sound you hear in your head when you speak is different from the one heard by everyone else. Why is that, and why do we tend to prefer the voice we hear in our heads?...
Narcissists watch more porn. Can Porn MAKE You Narcissistic? A new study shows a strong link between narcissism and online porn viewing habits. Porn is a selfish sexual habit in that it objectifies others for someone's personal pleasure. But could watching porn actually increase our levels and narcissism? And would other sexual pleasure-seeking activities make us more selfish as well?
Watch People Try To Act Cool In A Room Filling With Smoke This video is a recreation of an experiment first done in 1968. Subjects were observed reacting to the room they were sitting in slowly filling with smoke. Surprisingly few of them left. Take a guess as to why they stayed....
The 5-Step Forgiveness Formula To Help You Heal Your Can seeking forgiveness lead to healing? Can it repair damaged relationships?...
The Sunshine Act and What It Means to You The public now has the ability to see specific payments made by pharmaceutical companies to individual physicians. The question now is what to do with that information.
Thinking Ourselves Heart-Sick Either the heart attack symptom is real, imagined, both, or neither: a very tough call.
Why Do Parents Still Let Their Kids Play Football? On a recent drive home one Sunday afternoon, I noticed a public park filled with high-school aged children, dressed in pads playing football. I immediately thought of the results of a recent study, demonstrating that nearly one in three retired NFL players will develop cognitive difficulties and at significantly younger...
Join us for the 4th Annual Blog Party: World Next week on October 10th, we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day. And, if you’re a blogger, we’d like you to join us for our 4th annual blog party. World Mental Health Day is promoted by the World Health Organization to help raise awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes...
Memory Loss From Alzheimer’s Reversed For First Time With New Approach Nine out of ten patients with memory problems showed improvements with this novel multi-systems approach. 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:This Blood Type Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life The Facial Expression That Fights Memory Loss The Surprising Impact of Weight Loss on the Emotions Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Breakthrough How Long-Term Stress Affects Short-Term Memory
Lift weights, improve your memory, study shows Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.
Excessive worry in women linked to higher Alzheimer's risk Research found a link between middle-age women with neurotic traits and a higher Alzheimer's risk.
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