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Me and My Body (and You and Your Body) Recently I read the story of Robin Korth – called “My ‘Naked’ Truth.” Truth be told, I’m not exactly sure how I came across it. But once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Here is a beautiful woman, vibrant and alive in the decade just one ahead of mine (Robin...
A good IT person needs to be half technologist, half psychologist Getting machines to work is an essential part of an IT job, but so is making the customer feel better.
Tactic in Alzheimer's fight may be safe Study finds that missing a gene that, when present in one form, greatly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Counselors say men are more willing to try couples therapy when it focuses on results Strategies to get a reluctant partner to try couples therapy involves discussing positive outcomes and avoiding ultimatums.
Is Your Life Worth Less If You Are Single I like to stay in touch with the latest news from groups that work for social justice. Color of Change is one such group. They do good work and I usually look forward to receiving their emails. However, shortly after that horrible incident in which a Black man was choked...
Adolescence and Giving Up What One is Good at Doing Parents can have a hard time when an adolescence gives up an activity of high accomplishment because it no longer fits with how she or he wants to grow.
On Losing Self-Blame and the Pressure to Feel Joy Imagine you had to take a 5-year-old with ADHD with you everywhere you went: to work, in the shower, to the grocery, on your run, out with friends. He was always eager to leave and get back to his Xbox at home. On the way to the store, he’d ask,...
The Nonverbal Dance That Happens in a Hug Research shows that the average hug lasts three seconds, yet many nonverbal signals happen within this quick time frame. By looking at some of the concepts through systems of movement analysis along with touch research, we can begin to understand the nonverbal dance that might occur within a hug. Here are a few concepts, oversimplified, of course.
The Non-Verbal Dance that Happens in a Hug Research shows that the average hug lasts three seconds, yet many non-verbal signals happen within this quick time frame. By looking at some of the concepts through systems of movement analysis along with touch research, we can begin to understand the non-verbal dance that might occur within a hug. Here are a few concepts, over-simplified, of course.
Why Do We Find the Words ‘I’m Sorry’ So Have you ever been hurt by an unapologetic person? Most of us have. When this happens, it hurts, but we intuitively know the importance of forgiving the person anyway — for our own sake — simply to free ourselves from the heavy burden of resentment. But still, we deeply crave...
When Fear Makes People Fierce When feeling insecure, very few of us merely quake. We’re much more likely to act mean, nasty, defensive, tough, icy, domineering, biting, vicious--anything to defend against access to our fearful hearts. Fear makes us reach for armaments and armor.
5 Signs You’re Being Manipulated “Manipulative” is a dirty label assigned to clients. I’ve heard it from bosses and colleagues, read it on charts. However it’s also a very real thing many of us have experienced in our workplaces, classrooms, friendships and dating lives. And since it can be a difficult to recognize this red...
The One Second Self-Esteem Boost (try it) The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life. Nathaniel Branden Self-esteem pioneer Nathaniel Branden puts it all in context, doesn’t he? Your self-assessment is the determining factor in your success. You set yourself up for success or failure....
Do You Have a Challenging Toddler? 8 Simple, Proven Ah, toddler-hood: the years when a child’s mind is growing faster than their speech, where they have big feelings but little control. Parenting a toddler is challenging to say the least. My daughter is seven now, but I clearly remember those days of leaving the grocery cart full and walking...
ADHD: Tips to help kids with ADHD improve focus The upcoming school year is getting closer and closer. All kids who are headed back to school will have to manage some level of transition. For basically all kids, this requires them to become more focused, more disciplined, and more organized. Kids with ADHD may have an even more difficult...
When People Don’t Understand Your Mental Health Condition You have just been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder. You go see a counselor to get help. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out your condition. The problem is that some of them...
Fear of losing money, not spending habits, affects investor risk tolerance: study As the U.S. economy slowly recovers, many investors remain wary about investing in the stock market. Investors’ “risk tolerance,” or their willingness to take risks, is an important factor for investors deciding whether, and how much, to invest in the stock market. Now, Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University [...]The post Fear of losing money, not spending habits, affects investor risk tolerance: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Brainwaves can predict TV audience reaction, study finds Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor. By analyzing the brainwaves of [...]The post Brainwaves can predict TV audience reaction, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion he secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child’s classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child’s language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities. [...]The post Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion appeared first on PsyPost.
Racial makeup of private prisons shows systemic disparities, new study finds A disproportionate number of Hispanics are housed in private prisons across the United States, a pattern that could leave such prisons vulnerable to legal challenges, new research from Oregon State University shows. The percentage of adult Hispanic inmates in private prisons was two points higher than those in public facilities, while the percentage of white [...]The post Racial makeup of private prisons shows systemic disparities, new study finds appeared first on PsyPost.