|When offering someone a job hurts more than it helps
||A sociologist has made the surprising discovery that unsolicited job leads can increase symptoms of depression in people who are employed full-time or happy with their financial status.
|Our Sense Of Free Will Diminishes When We Need To Pee Or Desire Sex
Embodied cognition theory states that our thoughts and emotions are profoundly affected by our physical bodies. A new study takes this idea further, claiming that our bodily states — particularly when they're urgent — can even influence our metaphysical beliefs....
|It’s the Little Things That Lead to Happiness
||What’s the best part of your day? For me, it’s waking up early and having coffee on my porch as I watch the sun rise. There’s just something calming about this little morning ritual. I never miss it, it’s truly one of the highlights of my day. Of course there...
|Brain mechanism underlying recognition of hand gestures develops even when blind
||Researchers have discovered that activated brain regions of congenitally blind individuals and activated brain regions of sighted individuals share common regions when recognizing human hand gestures. They indicated that a region of the neural network that recognizes others' hand gestures is formed in the same way even without visual information.
|Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Demonstrated Over The Internet
Messages sent from India to France, directly from one human brain to another.
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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|To See Who Holds The Power In Your Relationships, Check Your Old Emails
Power dynamics are everywhere, from our personal relationships to our professional ones. Do you know where do you stand in yours? Here's a little psychology experiment you can run at home. Finding out could be as simple as reading through your old e-mails. ...
|Love All That Is
||Love all that is. Even stone. Even stone is awareness. Living consciousness awareness. It (stone) is a slow kind of awareness, too slow for the quick, liquid mind that we – modern-day apes – are. But all (you and all this other nameless stuff of the Universe) autopoietic entities know...
|Is Marijuana the Cure for Loneliness?
||Loneliness presents a huge risk factor for both our physical and mental health. But is marijuana the answer?
|CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped
||Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is very likely that their results actually underestimate the prevalence of sexual violence in American society.
|Weight loss may not improve mood, study says
||Advertisements for weight-loss programs usually show cheery dieters, but a new study finds that in the real world, weight loss may be linked with worsening mood.
|What It Means When Something “Serves Us”
||I talk often about focusing our attention on the things that serve us and letting go of the things that don’t. For instance, in this post, I wrote: “There’s so much freedom in relinquishing the beliefs, behaviors, habits, objects, stories and people that don’t serve us.” In this post, I...
|Monthly Meditation: Good Times End, But Memories Last Forever
||Alright, so summer’s not technically over, but the kids are off to school, some leaves have already started falling, and Labor Day has come and gone. We might as well call it a season. Still, this image and quote reminded me that good times (like those that leave tan lines)...
|QUIZ: Are You a Workaholic?
||Take this quick seven question test to find out whether you are addicted to work.
|Best of Our Blogs: September 5, 2014
||“We have a spiritual longing for community and relatedness and for a cosmic vision, but we go after them with literal hardware instead of with sensitivity of the heart. We want to know all about peoples from far away places, but we don’t want to feel emotionally connected to them....
|Fun By Design: Dial Turned Up To ADHD
||There are reputedly lots of people in the entertainment industry with ADHD. Why is that? Good question, let’s discuss that. Let’s consider the high of performing. Taking chances provides a buzz that is addictive to us. And one of our go-to self medications is adventure/adrenaline. And the instant gratification of...
|Can You Think of One Thing That Could Change
||Last week’s cartoon is about the power of a clock in determining your happiness. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014. My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And you can Like me on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons as I post them....
|What One Thing MIGHT Change Your Life?
||Last week’s cartoon is about how tricky time is in determining your happiness. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014. My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And you can Like me on Facebook to get notified of new cartoons as I post them. Thanks!...
|Dad is important for his children’s development
||A sensitive and attentive father has a positive influence on his child’s development. But only if he spends a considerable amount of time with the child during its first year. “Being a sensitive and attentive dad doesn’t help if you don’t spend enough time with your child. However, time isn’t enough in itself. It’s the [...]The post Dad is important for his children’s development appeared first on PsyPost.
|Psychologists say Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience to authority has been misunderstood
||Just over half a century ago, Stanley Milgram ran the most renowned studies in the history of psychology. He showed how ordinary people can do extraordinary harm to others when asked to do so. His conclusion, made famous through his film of the research, Obedience, was that humans are programmed to obey orders, no matter how [...]The post Psychologists say Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience to authority has been misunderstood appeared first on PsyPost.