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The Effort of Happiness Yesterday night, over a dinner with my older brother’s family, a topic of happiness came up.  My wife, Marla, a fellow psychologist, was sharing about Csikszentmihalyi’s concept of “flow.”  Marla explained that according to the research on flow, people are happiest when they are absorbed (engaged) in a task that...
Are antidepressants safe for pregnant women? The latest research shows what pregnant women should consider before taking anti-depressant medications.
How to Successfully Handle Aggressive and Controlling People Most of us come across aggressive, intimidating, or controlling personalities at some points in our lives. These individuals may exist in our personal sphere or professional environment. Here are important keys to dealing with them...
Powerful Parenting: Anger Management Tips for Children Anger occurs when a person of any age is feeling overwhelmed and overpowered. It is our way to say “No, stop it! I don’t like it. It is unfair. I can’t handle it,” and so on. Since children have many rules to learn and follow daily, they are likely to...
Implicit racism in academia Subtle racism is prevalent in US and UK universities, according to a new paper commissioned by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and released last week, reports The Times Higher Education. Black professors surveyed for the paper said they were treated differently than white colleagues in the form of receiving less eye contact or requests […]
Drug therapies and parent training help children with ADHD and severe aggression Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioral problems in children, according to a study conducted by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The findings [...]The post Drug therapies and parent training help children with ADHD and severe aggression appeared first on PsyPost.
Cannabis prevents the negative effects of a traumatic event and of its reminders Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders. This is according to a new study conducted by Nachshon Korem and Irit Akirav of the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, which was published in the [...]The post Cannabis prevents the negative effects of a traumatic event and of its reminders appeared first on PsyPost.
Cocaine rewires the brain: New study to unlock keys that could disrupt addiction Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers. The UB research has the potential to identify novel therapies for treating cocaine addiction and other psychostimulants, for which [...]The post Cocaine rewires the brain: New study to unlock keys that could disrupt addiction appeared first on PsyPost.
Do You Know Any BBBID's? Blah, Blah, Blah Intolerance Disorder 1. Become annoyed when other people go on and on about something of little importance to the listener and not usually that important to the talker - CONTINUE READING
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...