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The Best Friend Problem Best friends are sacred. They are to be treasured. They are our playmates when we are children, partners in crime when we are adolescents, and our confidants when we reach adulthood. They are our mirrors, they give us our true reflections. We are so protective of these relationships, and for...
Animal Assisted Therapy Animal assisted therapy (AST) has become the new buzzword in the field of mental health. While animal assisted therapy was previously seen as an alternative treatment, it has become more main stream, and it’s now common to find animals in the therapy office, retirement community, and hospital. All animals can...
Women Who 'Lean In' Often Soon Leave Engineering Careers, Study Finds Inhospitable work climates, lack of advancement main reasons women leave, survey reveals
When You Feel Shame About Your Mental Illness A mental illness affects everything from your thoughts to your behavior to your relationships. It may sap your energy, mood and sleep. It may distort your beliefs about yourself and sink your self-esteem. It may feel like your days are regularly filled with a series of obstacles. Navigating life with...
The Doctor’s Note I went to the doctor for my foot recently. I sprained it thinking I was Michael Jackson dancing in my room and I needed a doctor’s note to take a couple days off from work. I have never been to a doctor. I have a psychiatrist and a gynecologist but...
Regular marijuana use bad for teens' brains, study finds Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists. "It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth," said one expert.
Is Culture an Explanation? Do I drink expensive coffee because I’m white?
Gratitude: 25 Things to Be Grateful for Right Now! “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” - Buddah Gratitude should be something we focus on in every moment of everyday. Taking this approach allows us to appreciate what is going on right in our lives...
Happier Consumers Can Lead to Healthier Environment, Research Reveals Positive psychology explains why less materialism makes people happier
Trauma Before Enlistment Linked to High Suicide Rates Among Military Personnel, Veterans, Research Finds Child abuse, sexual victimization, prior suicidal behavior significant risk factors
Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens' Brains Psychology and public health experts weigh in on potential effects of legalization on youth
On Hating Yourself Less In her informative yet entertaining book, “Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself,” Anneli Rufus tells this story: Accepting his third annual Teacher of the Year award, Jeremy gazed out at an auditorium packed with wildly applauding children, parents, and colleagues. Silently he mourned. I was supposed to get my doctorate....
The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Elderly people low in this vitamin were more than twice as likely to develop dementia. 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:How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk 5 Habits Proven to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia The Effects of Vitamin E on Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Problems Autism: Vital Link Found Between Vitamin D and Serotonin Production Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Breakthrough
How to Tell if You’re a Pre-crastinator People worry a great deal about being procrastinators, but it’s possible to be just the opposite- a pre-crastinator. Find out if new research has identified your own tendency to plan for the future, and whether this affects your enjoyment of the present.
Psychology Around the Net: August 9, 2014 This week’s Psychology Around the Net is all about older adults and sleep, depressed children, and — thank goodness — tips for happiness! How Sleep Changes as You Age, and Why You’ll Need Even More of It: As we get older, we don’t sleep as much as when we were...
New Scientific Study: Being Honest Improved Health Read about the amazing health benefit of "always meaning what you say." This idea was tested with a sample of 72 adults just this year. Half of them were randomly assigned to a Sincere group that was given these instructions to follow over a 5-week course. As compared with a control group, the Sincere group reported on average 7 fewer physical complaints in the last week.
5 Must-Have Conversations for Back-To-School Season This is the time of year when shopping for school clothes and the latest electronics and accessories is foremost in your child’s mind. But, for parents, back-to-school season brings up more pressing concerns that should find their way into conversation, whether casually at the mall, in the car or watching...
Tips for Test-Takers from “Thinking Fast and Slow” Dear Friends, Have you ever felt like there were two people inside you vying for control? I’m rereading Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel prize-winning psychologist who studies reasoning and decision-making. Kahneman explains that our minds do contain two agents: A System One which makes quick, emotionally-based decisions, and a System...
How Warren Buffett Found the Key to Happiness Money will not change how healthy you are or how many people love you. — Warren Buffett So let’s start off with a tough reality: it’s unlikely that any of us will be as rich as Warren Buffett. In fact, he’s so rich that one-thousandth of a percent of his...
Slowing brain functions linked to increased risk of stroke, death Cognitive abilities such as memory and attention are not only important after a stroke but also before; according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Previous studies have shown poor cardiovascular health can increase the risk of cognitive impairment such as problems in memory and learning. However, the opposite idea that cognitive impairment may impact [...]The post Slowing brain functions linked to increased risk of stroke, death appeared first on PsyPost.