|Nature's Method is Our Madness
||How our available personality is limited by evolutionary processes
|Free Webinar: Free Yourself with The Four Stages of
||Expert codependency psychotherapist, writer, and professional trainer, Ross Rosenberg presents his compact and revolutionary 4-stage codependency treatment model and his “Surgeon General’s” Codependency Recovery Warning. Both were developed as a direct result of his own codependency recovery and 27 years of working with codependent clientele. These new and innovative codependency...
|Teaching kids to be nice without getting bullied
||Psychologist discusses strategies to use to respond to bullies without becoming a target.
|Spanking's effect on kids' brains
||Researchers say physical punishment can negatively alter children's brains.
|The Unhappiest and Happiest U.S. Cities Revealed By Nationwide Survey
||'Unhappy' cities have always been unhappy, new analysis of U.S. satisfaction with life finds.Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
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|6 Big Things To Remember About The First Year
||Divorce Girls, I have had friends and clients go through divorce. For some, they are so excited and pumped it is kinda bizarre to watch. For most, it can be challenging and traumatic. In fact, last month I attended an excellent divorce training titled “The Trauma of Divorce”. Very enlightening.Yes,...
|More Than a Pet: Service Dogs for PTSD (Video)
||Profile of labradoodle Rocco and the veteran he assists as a service dog....
|What Really Works in Disciplining Your Teen
||Parenting teens is tricky. Some parents, worried their teens will make bad decisions, micromanage their behavior. They set a slew of rules and parent with iron fists, lectures and fear-based tactics. This, however, tends to drive teens away and disconnects them from their parents. In the second edition of his...
|Making ADHD Work ~ Part II
||On Monday we had a little talk about a friend of mine who has a local business and told me about how much he valued the strengths that an employee with ADHD could bring to the table. I asked him if he had to do anything differently to make the...
|What Helped My Stability
||I think this is the most stable I’ve been in my entire life. I know what I want, I’m making good decision, I’m not working off impulse, I have a fair amount of energy. The only thing that’s lacking in my life is a good sleeping pattern and I really...
|When Both Your Parents are Gone
||What’s your parents’ greatest legacy?
|Sensory Sensitivity and Synesthesia
||Hypersensitivity is the first of many intriguing correspondences between synesthesia, autism, savantism, and prodigiousness.
|The Perfect Kiss
||A kiss is just a kiss . . . or is it? There are lots of kinds of kisses. There are kisses for your grandma, kisses for your grandson, kisses for your best friend, and then there are kisses. Jake and I experienced the perfect kiss recently. It was very...
|Understanding Drug Rehab Success Rates
||Many rehabs tout exceedingly high success rates. They declare themselves “the most successful rehab in the nation” or advertise a “95 percent success rate.” They tell addicts what they want to hear: “We’ll cure you of addiction in 30 days or less.” But where’s the evidence? Can you trust these...
|Sensory Sensitivity: An Overlooked Thread
||The more we look into environmental sensitivity, the more we can learn about synesthesia, autism, savantism, and prodigiousness - as well as the forces that sculpt us into unique human beings.
|Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don’t tell them veggies are good for them
||At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when children hear [...]The post Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don’t tell them veggies are good for them appeared first on PsyPost.
|Empathy or justice: What makes consumers donate more to charity?
||Have you ever received a request for help and wondered how deserving the recipients are of your donation? This way of thinking may seem inconsistent with your moral values, especially if you consider yourself an otherwise compassionate and empathic person. A new study in theJournal of Consumer Research suggests that moral identity decreases donations when recipients [...]The post Empathy or justice: What makes consumers donate more to charity? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia
||As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000 people. The findings, published online in Nature, [...]The post Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
|Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk
||Controlling pain during childbirth and post delivery may reduce the risk of postpartum depression, writes Katherine Wisner, M.D., a Northwestern Medicine® perinatal psychiatrist, in a July 23 editorial in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Wisner’s editorial is based on a new Chinese study that found women who had pain control with epidural anesthesia during a vaginal delivery had [...]The post Controlling childbirth pain tied to lower depression risk appeared first on PsyPost.
|Children’s impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity
||Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions without considering the negative consequences. These patterns can serve as an indicator for predicting the risk [...]The post Children’s impulsive behaviour is related to their brain connectivity appeared first on PsyPost.