|On Surviving a Car Crash
||After surviving a car crash, I feel incredibly fortunate to be healthy and alive. There seems to be an enhanced freshness and ‘is-ness’ to everything I see. Why does appreciation have such a powerful positive effect? Why is it the most important factor in overall well-being?
|The dangers of teens using marijuana
||Whether states should legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use is a hot topic across the country. As the debates continue a potentially dangerous environment is being created where more preteens, teens and young adults are beginning to use the substance with the feeling that it is safe.
|Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Addiction or Offending?
||When It Comes to Sex, Confusion Reigns After more than two decades spent treating both sexual addicts and the occasional offender, I’ve watched the field of sexual disorders assessment and treatment come very far in its understanding of both sexual addiction and sexual offending. Nevertheless, the general public is often...
|How to Know if You’re Truly Resilient
||If there’s a word people in the top ranks of human capital are buzzing about these days, it’s resilience. I get asked all the time what it means — followed by questions about how to get more of it. I’ve done lots (and lots) of reading and thinking and speaking...
|The Best Alternative To Bickering
||Five steps for translating your frustrations into efficient, effective romantic solutions.
|Genes causing pediatric glaucoma contribute to future stroke
||Knowledge of stroke's genetic underpinnings has become clearer through a study that demonstrates that, in some cases, it originates in infancy. The research identifies two genes (FOXC1 and PITX2) that cause cerebral small vessel disease, a "pre-stroke" condition that increases the risk of future stroke up to ten times. It was found the mutations result in cerebral small vessel disease in patients as young as one year of age.
|Yoga, meditation may help train brain to help people control computers with their mind
||People who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation experience, new research by biomedical engineers shows. The research could have major implications for treatments of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
|What to Remember When You Feel Terrible About Your
||I think it’s key to feel our feelings — whatever the feeling that comes up. All feelings are valid. So if you’re feeling like crap about your body, then you’re feeling like crap about your body. That’s OK. It’s something to acknowledge, accept and feel — instead of beating yourself...
|Strategic or random? How the brain chooses
||The brain can temporarily disconnect information about past experience from decision-making circuits, thereby triggering random behavior, a study has demonstrated. The new studies look at how the brain generates strategic and random behavior, and how it switches between the two modes.
|Five Steps to Break Down Your Wall
|| The fuel of life is feeling. If we are not filled up in childhood, we must fill ourselves as adults. Otherwise we will find ourselves running on empty. From Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect What does Empty feel like? What causes some people to feel it?...
|How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression
||Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. In a new study in mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that exercise training induces changes in skeletal muscle that can purge the blood of [...]The post How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression appeared first on PsyPost.
|Children with ADHD have trouble recognizing an angry expression
||Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities. They have been found to have impaired recognition of emotional expression from other faces. The research group of Professor Ryusuke Kakigi of the National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural [...]The post Children with ADHD have trouble recognizing an angry expression appeared first on PsyPost.
|Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor for suicide than thought: study
||Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor in suicide than we may think, says York University Psychology Professor Gordon Flett, calling for closer attention to its potential destructiveness, adding that clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for looking at perfectionism with a [...]The post Perfectionism is a bigger risk factor for suicide than thought: study appeared first on PsyPost.
|The ideal age of sexual partners is different for men and women
||New evolutionary psychology research shows gender differences in age preferences regarding sexual partners. Men and women have different preferences regarding the age of their sexual partners and women’s preferences are better realized than are men’s. Regarding the age of their actual sexual partners, the difference is however much smaller. Researchers in psychology at Åbo Akademi [...]The post The ideal age of sexual partners is different for men and women appeared first on PsyPost.
|Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics
||A chemical in the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette Syndrome (TS), a new study has shown. The research by psychologists at The University of Nottingham, published in the latest edition of the journal Current Biology, could offer a potential new target for the development [...]The post Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics appeared first on PsyPost.
|Your Decision-Making Processes Are a Lot More Random Than You Realize
For the most part, we make decisions based on our prior experiences. But what about those situations that are completely new or unpredictable? A new study suggests that when facing an excessively uncertain or challenging scenario, the brain chooses randomness as the best strategy....
||What is it that characterizes an a-hole? I think more than anything else it is an insensitivity to the feelings of other people; it’s a kind of forgetting that we live in a world where we coexist with others and that what we do and say affects them.
|This is What Heavy Multitasking Could Be Doing To Your Brain
Multitasking may affect crucial areas of the brain's emotional and cognitive centres.
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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|Forgiveness: Not Right Now, Thank You
||Forgiving can be sweet. But are there times this counsel can cause pain instead of healing? You better believe it!
|Yet Again: A Blood Test for Depression? I’m Not
||The news articles are breathless. “Objective Blood Test Can Diagnose Depression,” “Blood Test Flags Depression, Predicts Treatment Response,” and “There’s A Blood Test That Can Diagnose Depression!” Wow! That’s just darned amazing. You mean we can draw blood from a patient (in a lab, which is usually some place separate...