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Does Pretend Play Really Create Child Development? If pretend play causes development, then we should prescribe pretend play for struggling children; but if pretend play merely marks development, then all the therapist-guided pretend play in the world ain’t gonna change a child’s trajectory....
New Study Affirms 4 Very Old-Fashioned Guidelines for a Good Marriage New research on 1,000 Americans over 5 years upholds some age-old rules about marriage. 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:Still Thinking About Your Ex? Why It’s Bad News for Your Current Partner Kissing: Its Vital Role in Choosing and Keeping Partners How Just One Night’s Poor Sleep Can Hurt a Relationship 10 Psychology Studies Every Lover Should Know Movie-and-Talk: Can This Simple Exercise Help Save a Marriage?
Psychopath, Interrupted An account from the 1940s purports to have cured a psychopath with an "accelerated" technique.
Dreaming Of Failure May Actually Be A Good Thing It’s happened to most of us: the night before a big test, presentation, or job interview our sleep (which we so desperately need that night even more than others) is plagued by disturbing dreams in which we oversleep, miss our bus, arrive three hours late, forget our pencils, prepare the wrong material, or simply fail miserably and look like complete idiots,
Stop feeling sorry for yourself! This blog is going to make a lot of you mad, and that is okay. It must be said. You need to stop feeling sorry for yourself. I know, it is hard when you are diagnosed and you research and you read and you listen to your psychiatrist and you...
Part 2 of ‘Othering’ People Who Are Single: Guest From Bella: This is Part 2 from guest blogger Gabriela Denise Frank. Part 1 is here: Are You 'Other' If You Are Not a Mother? Part 1. Are You ‘Other’ If You Are Not a Mother? Part 2. Guest Post by Gabriela Denise Frank First, we must stop...
How to Be Diligent in Your Recovery Recovery is a long process. It takes time and it takes patience to achieve a relative balance and to find a measure of health after you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness. When I was diagnosed eight years ago with schizophrenia I was so riddled by delusions and paranoia that...
Inspirational Teachers Most of us feel deeply indebted to a teacher of long ago who changed us. They seemed to inspire like no others; to find your strengths and engage your whole being. The question is what they did to be so inspirational?
Personal Stories Week: The End & Thank You Firstly, I would like to start by thanking the many families who participated in Personal Stories Week this year. So many asked to participate that I had to push some stories to August 2015. Your stories of bravery, triumph, struggle, pain, denial, hope, loss of hope, and perpetual challenges have...
Families Engaged in Destructive Tug of War: How to Tug of war is an ancient game that is believed to have begun in the 8th century BC as a training exercise for warriors. Today it is a fun game usually played at social events that pits two teams against one another to reveal which team is the strongest and has...
Confessions of a Bad Mother My daughter was only in nursery school when Mattel toy makers launched a fashion doll named "Barbie," with an adult body and clothes for her tall, curvy figure. Five years later, my little girl wanted a Barbie because all her friends had them. I said no.
Forget the Common Cold! Learn How to Prevent Catching Do you cringe when you see someone get yelled at, hurt, or embarrassed? Do you tend to soak up others’ emotions — especially the feelings of those close to you? A new study has confirmed that “secondhand stress” is a very real thing and that many people catch another person’s...
The Art of Healing We all enter times when my mind, body, and spirit feel aligned. Today is like that for me, and I’m finding it instructive to look at what lends me peace. It comes down to this: right now I am able to embrace myself exactly as I find myself. My scars...
8 Steps to Like Yourself (More) Notice the word “like.” I’m not going to be so bold as to introduce eight steps that will have you love yourself. Baby steps, right? For some, self-love is a no-brainer. They grew up in homes where LOVE was the predominant four-letter word. Some possess too much, and like Vanity...
Do you have style? Take the test! Personal style is more than just going to the right shops and buying what is featured in key magazines......
3 Play Therapy Techniques for Improving Self-Confidence in Children In my experience working with children and adults, self-confidence or a lack of confidence can have a big impact on whether a person is able to overcome the challenges they are experiencing, such as fear and anxiety as well as other concerns. When a child builds their self-confidence meaning they...
When you’re transgender, strangers think it’s OK to ask intimate questions – it’s not By Rachel McKinnon, College of Charleston Famous boxing promoter, Kellie Maloney, recently came out as transgender. She did so as a pre-emptive move, because it had become clear to her that at least two newspapers were going to out her without her permission. It’s a familiar threat that transgender people face. Last year, mixed martial [...]The post When you’re transgender, strangers think it’s OK to ask intimate questions – it’s not appeared first on PsyPost.
Study of self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation A new study of self-awareness by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able to improve their self-awareness through task-oriented cognitive rehabilitation. The study was epublished ahead of print on July 2 in NeuroRehabilitation. (Yael Goverover, Helen Genova, Hali Griswold, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti & John DeLuca: Metacognitive knowledge and online awareness in persons with multiple sclerosis doi: [...]The post Study of self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation appeared first on PsyPost.
Depressed? You Should Be in Therapy & Taking an If you’re like most people with depression, you probably should be engaging in two simultaneous treatments — some type of psychotherapy combined with an antidepressant medication. That is, if you have moderate to severe depression and you’ve had it for less than 2 years. So says yet another study confirming...
Why You Should Take a Week-Long Break From All Screens New study finds 5 days away from electronic devices has dramatic effects on children. 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:Memory Enhanced by a Simple Break After Reading Psychology in Brief: 6 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week (5 July 2013) Social Conformity Effect Lasts Three Days How Many Basic Emotions Are There? Fewer Than Previously Thought The Incubation Effect: How to Break Through a Mental Block