|5 Ways for Parents to Motivate Their Kids for
||As the summer winds down and stores bring out their back-to-school supplies, parents and children start to feel different emotions about the new school year. Students may feel anxiety about a new school or a new teacher. They may not want to think about homework, tests and the pressures of...
||Now, there are those of us who swear by our psychiatric medications and those that don’t believe in taking anything. It’s your life, your body, your choice. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the aid of psychiatric medications. That is my choice. The goal of medication is to...
|4 Simple Agreements That Will Help You Grow into
||“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” ― Miguel Ruiz I love to read and believe that knowledge is one way we can transform and grow and as a...
|Drug reverses brain deficits of Alzheimer's in mouse model
||Researchers have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model. The compound, TC-2153, inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP), which is key to regulating learning and memory.
|New clues to repairing an injured spinal cord
||Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can't. Regrow nerves after an injury, that is -- while many animals have this ability, humans don't. But new research suggests that a small molecule may be able to convince damaged nerves to grow and effectively rewire circuits. Such a feat could eventually lead to therapies for the thousands of Americans with severe spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Scientists hope to borrow strategy from simpler animals to repair damaged spinal cord nerves in humans.
|Obamacare helping more youth to get mental health treatment
||Provision allows young people to stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26, making mental health care more affordable.
|One question reveals: Are you a narcissist?
||Study shows the answer to just one question had the same result as a 40-item questionnaire about narcissism.
|You Could Wake Up Convinced You're In a Duplicate World
Or, at least, that you're in a duplicate town, house, and hospital. Reduplicative paramnesia victims believe that someone or something has constructed a duplicate structure, that looks exactly like the one they remember being in. What part of the brain can make you think you're on the set of your own life?...
|Myth: Little Things Aren’t Worth Getting Upset About
||“Take it easy. Chill out. Relax. Cool down. Don’t stress out. Lighten up. You’re making a mountain out of a molehill. It’s not a big deal.” These are some of the things that I used to say back in the day when I didn’t want to hear Linda’s complaints when...
|Body Position, Learning and Memory
||Lots of factors can influence how well you can learn, remember, and perceive the things around you — even the position of your body. For example, if you see someone pinch a fake hand near where your hand is positioned, you may think you feel real pain in your hand....
|The Way You Look Counts More than What You Say
||Your face is just one of the many aspects of your appearance on which others judge you. However, new research shows that it might be one of the most significant. Controlling your impression might ultimately turn out to be a matter of controlling your expression.
|Fact, Fiction, and Religious Education
||Parents typically want to equip their children for success. One tactic is to teach kids how the world works—what to watch out for, what to take advantage of, and how. Most U.S. parents also think that a religious upbringing is important. But some religions teach that God can change how the world works. Are we confusing our kids?
|Suicide prevention: When the Second Amendment trumps the First
||Last week a federal appeals court ruled that the Second Amendment trumps the First. The case involved a Florida pediatrician who routinely asks the families of his patients if their are guns in their homes. He also asks if they use car seats, smoke or have a pool in the...
|How Much Does It Take To … DEF To The Rescue
||DEF To The Rescue Someone once said to me, “I don’t know how women, especially mothers, do all that they do.” I assumed he was impressed with the juggling and how good we are at it. Yes, we women know how to take on projects and we get things done....
|The Happiness Equation: It Can Predict How Good You Will Feel Moment-by-Moment
||The vital role expectations play in our happiness is revealed by data collected from 18,420 people worldwide.Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
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|Why patients with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty noticing 'being imitated'
||Persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have decreased activity in an area in the brain critical for understanding if his/her movement was imitated by others, researchers have found. Persons with ASD are known to have difficulty in interpersonal communication and have trouble noticing that their movement was imitated. Behavioral intervention research to alleviate ASD is proceeding and indicates that training utilizing imitation is useful.
|5 Tips To Quit Overthinking
||An astute reader commented that thinking can become an addiction. We spend so much thinking, we forget to really experience our lives. Here are some tips to break out of that cycle. 1) Recognize that you’re in it. As in, when you’re not in the moment, realize that you’re not. ...
|Best of Our Blogs: August 5, 2014
||“During childhood, I always felt ‘different,’ that I didn’t fit in. Many nights I’d gaze at the stars and fantasize that a spaceship would land on our front lawn to take me back to where I came from. I felt like an alien who’d landed in an unfamiliar world that...
|Declining intelligence in old age linked to visual processing
||Researchers have uncovered one of the basic processes that may help to explain why some people’s thinking skills decline in old age. Age-related declines in intelligence are strongly related to declines on a very simple task of visual perception speed, the researchers report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 4. The evidence comes from [...]The post Declining intelligence in old age linked to visual processing appeared first on PsyPost.
|Video-game playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children
||A new study suggests video game-playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children and teenagers. The research, carried out by Oxford University, found that young people who indulged in a little video game-playing were associated with being better adjusted than those who had never played or those who were on [...]The post Video-game playing for less than an hour a day is linked with better-adjusted children appeared first on PsyPost.