|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.
|Older adults have 'morning brains': Noticeable differences in brain function across the day
||Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to researchers.
|Dementia risk quadrupled in people with mild cognitive impairment
||In a long-term, large-scale population-based study of individuals aged 55 years or older in the general population, researchers found that those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) had a four-fold increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD) compared to cognitively healthy individuals. Several risk factors including older age, positive APOE-ɛ4 status, low total cholesterol levels, and stroke, as well as specific MRI findings were associated with an increased risk of developing MCI.
|5 Questions to Explore Every Day
||Honest, open communication is key for healthy relationships. Talking to your loved ones about your concerns, needs, conflicts — and truly listening to their concerns, needs and conflicts — strengthens your bond. The same is true for your relationship with yourself. It’s important to regularly ask ourselves about our needs,...
|Is This the Worst Time Ever to Have a Severe Mental Illness?
||It is probably worse having a severe mental illness now in the United States than it has been in most times and most places. We have proven tools to help the severely ill, but neglect them because of stigma and short-sighted funding misallocations. Hundreds of thousands are in prisons and additional hundreds of thousands are homeless on the streets.
|The One Simple Question That Identifies a Narcissist
Study of 2,200 people finds that just one question will reveal the true egomaniac.
At first narcissist look better, sound more confident, have trendier haircuts and are funnier.
But soon they become a pain.
So how can you easily identify a narcissist before you get in too deep?
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|6 Conditions that Feel Like Clinical Depression but Aren’t
||If a person went to his primary care physician and complained of symptoms of fatigue, guilt, worthlessness, irritability, insomnia, decreased appetite, loss of interest in regular activities, persistent sadness, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide, I am pretty sure he would leave that office with a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder...
|Job insecurity in academia harms the mental wellbeing of non-tenure track faculty
||Non-tenure-track academics experience stress, anxiety, and depression due to their insecure job situation, according to the first survey of its kind.