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Frontal EEG lateralization is an objective indicator of emotional flexibility Emotional flexibility has become a widely discussed topic in emotional psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology and other fields. Professor Zhou Renlai and his group from Beijing Key Lab of Applied Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University (BNU) explored whether frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) lateralization can predict emotional flexibility. Frontal EEG activation during different emotion [...]The post Frontal EEG lateralization is an objective indicator of emotional flexibility appeared first on PsyPost.
New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics Female candidates for elected office do as well as male candidates in terms of raising money and winning votes, so why do women only occupy 19 percent of congressional seats and approximately 25 percent of statewide offices and hold fewer governorships and mayorships? The traditional wisdom has been family obligations and responsibilities prevent women from [...]The post New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics appeared first on PsyPost.
Seeing more blacks in prison increases support for policies that exacerbate inequality Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Stanford University psychology researchers Rebecca Hetey and Jennifer Eberhardt found that White participants who were exposed to higher racial disparities in incarceration rates [...]The post Seeing more blacks in prison increases support for policies that exacerbate inequality appeared first on PsyPost.
Top 7 Excuses that Suck the Happiness from Your Life Stop making excuses and go for the things that bring you joy and passion. As I approached a birthday, one with a ginormous number, a wise coach posed the question: If not now, when? I was grumbling about how I hadn’t been getting enough done when I really wanted to...
Is Being Vegan Feminized? In what ways do constructions of masculinity and femininity impact the food choices we make?
The Power of the Unconscious Have you ever felt threatened by a situation that in reality was not threatening at all, as if you were reacting to a different place and time? Or ever caught yourself reacting absurdly to a present moment because it somehow reminded you of a past experience? Or felt furious at...
Why doesn’t she just leave? The realities of escaping domestic violence By Sarah Wendt, University of South Australia “Why doesn’t she just leave?” is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. The answer is far from straightforward. Central to domestic violence is an ongoing pattern of behaviour, most often used by men, aimed at controlling women through power and fear. This is [...]The post Why doesn’t she just leave? The realities of escaping domestic violence appeared first on PsyPost.
Trust is unconsciously determined, thanks to the amygdala: study By Emma Saville, The Conversation The part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response also plays a key role in unconsciously processing a face’s trustworthiness – in a matter of milliseconds. A study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience shows the amygdala, a brain structure typically associated with primal responses such as fear, can [...]The post Trust is unconsciously determined, thanks to the amygdala: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Anxiety makes us more biased to threat but exercise can change our perception By Adam Heenan, Queen’s University, Ontario We have a remarkable ability to detect the motion of other living things. If someone in our periphery moves, for example, our brains have evolved to detect that movement quickly and efficiently. This biological motion perception is so well developed that when we look at a series of dots [...]The post Anxiety makes us more biased to threat but exercise can change our perception appeared first on PsyPost.
Hoarding hundreds of pets is not just unhygienic, it’s a psychological disorder By Paula Calvo Soler, Autonomous University of Barcelona The broad category of hoarding has only recently been recognised as a psychiatric disorder. It first made an appearance in the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the global reference book of mental health. But while society seems to be aware of [...]The post Hoarding hundreds of pets is not just unhygienic, it’s a psychological disorder appeared first on PsyPost.
Brain tumors fly under body's radar like stealth jets, new research suggests Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body’s defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research shows. Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning immune system that should detect and kill them.
Depression in Common: Losing a Friend to the Sadness Depression is personal. It is this aspect of depressive thoughts that make them seem impossible to share. I let mine hold me in silence and agony for years. It had me convinced that nobody cared, nobody could or would help. It played into an overall sense of hopelessness. I struggled...
What Do Sex Dolls And Cell Phones Have In Common? Julie Beck's latest feature for The Atlantic is chock-full of all the salacious factoids one expects from an article titled "A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls."...
Computer games beneficial in treating elderly depression Research shows computer games could help in treating older people with depression who haven't been helped by antidepressant drugs or other treatments.
Why are people addicted to certain exercise workouts? Among several theories, research shows taking control of exercise helps balance the loss of control people feel in other areas of their lives.
Scientists say child's play helps build a better brain Play appears to initiate lasting changes in areas of the brain used for thinking and processing social interactions.
Depression can start as young as preschool Research shows that preschoolers who are depressed are more likely to experience symptoms throughout childhood.
Coping with a Passive Aggressive Partner Diane was angry at Al, her passive aggressive husband who disrespected her every day of their marriage. It was driving her crazy. She felt like she was worthless. Her husband would avoid any responsibility by saying, “It’s not my fault I forgot. You should have reminded me.” Diane wasn’t even...
Astropsychology: Wondering About Alien Nature Is there a universal equivalent to human nature? Here are some guesses at what it would be like.
Never, EVER Do This With a Narcissistic Boss! One of the problems with narcissistic bosses is that they do not respect boundaries.