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What is happening to the mental health of young people caught up in Gaza conflict? By Victoria Tischler, University of Nottingham I was approached to write this piece a few weeks back. Everyday matters took precedence: a family visit, work deadlines, an imminent house move. Yesterday, after saying I didn’t have time to write it, I woke up to see Jon Snow’s report from his recent visit to Gaza and [...]The post What is happening to the mental health of young people caught up in Gaza conflict? appeared first on PsyPost.
The Experiment That Makes People Face Up to Their Moral Hypocrisy Here's a delicious little experiment that give us a look at the seedy immorality of its research participants. No, it's not the Milgram Experiment or the Stanford Prison Experiment. It's as simple as a coin toss....
Brain's habenula signals how bad things could be An evolutionarily ancient and tiny part of the brain tracks expectations about nasty events, according to new research. The study demonstrates for the first time that the human habenula, half the size of a pea, tracks predictions about negative events, like painful electric shocks, suggesting a role in learning from bad experiences.
Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes Researchers have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Learning the smell of fear: Mothers teach babies their own fears via odor, animal study shows Babies can learn what to fear in the first days of life just by smelling the odor of their distressed mothers’, new research suggests. And not just “natural” fears: If a mother experienced something before pregnancy that made her fear something specific, her baby will quickly learn to fear it too -- through her odor when she feels fear.
The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Accent One common way to improve foreign-language skills is to watch videos in the foreign language. But if you’ve ever tried watching a foreign film, you know it can be quite difficult to follow along. Characters in movies talk in idioms, and faster than your high school French or German teacher...
A Taken Being isn’t a given. Being is a taken. “To be” is a verb, a documentation of action. Being isn’t a cause, being is a consequence of willing oneself into continuation, a consequence of taking a breath, a consequence of taking a chance, a consequence of taking responsibility, a consequence of...
5 Practices for Calming Racing Thoughts Racing thoughts may be a daily reality for you or an occasional annoyance. Racing thoughts are common for people with anxiety when they’re facing a stressor. They’re also common in bipolar disorder, ADHD and other medical conditions, according to Marla Deibler, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders....
Innovation Starts in Dark Places Why does innovation often start in dark places? When you’re working in the fringes, the normal risks and rewards associated with radical change suddenly become different: you have a lot less to lose, but you can also gain a lot more.
#109 When Parents and Children Collide   So what do we do when our wishes and their wishes collide? To clarify this model let us look at some examples which parents and children might encounter. Let us say that a family is considering a move from a small town to a farm. The father grew up...
Two Steps to Stop Judging Other People My own tendency to judge (both others and myself) has long mystified me. On the one hand – yuck. A life spent judging self and others isn’t much of a life at all. Yet at times, judging others has also felt like it might serve some evolutionary purpose, perhaps even with...
Why Do Cleveland Sports Fans Think They’re Cursed? Previously, we looked at the legitimacy of a so-called “Cleveland Curse” in sports. Statistics demonstrate that while Cleveland may have the bad fortune of being the city without a championship in the last half-century, having a city come up empty is not unusual. Additionally, Cleveland sports teams enjoyed a very...
10 Remarkable Ways Nature Can Heal Your Mind People now spend up to 25% less time enjoying nature than they did 20 years ago. What is that doing to our minds?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:Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health Meditation Benefits: 10 Ways It Helps Your Mind The Psychology of Why Kids (and Adults) Should Play Outside Tea: 6 Brilliant Effects on the Brain 5 Habits Proven to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
The New Rules of Relationships These are the elements of a healthy relationship.
How to Deal with the Side Effects of Your Meds When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia eight years ago, the first medication I took was called Abilify. It was a new drug, one that was supposed to protect against metabolic issues like gaining weight. It would’ve been fine but it had a nasty side effect no one told me about...
5 Survival Tips For An ADHD Life Lets face it, there are more of them then there are of us. You know them, the neuro-typicals. So, all the magazine survival tips that are supposed to make life easier, richer, better are directed at them. Yeah, they might help us. They might help us with the things that...
5 TV Characters Distracting Themselves A recent study conducted by Timothy Wilson, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia, looked at our ability to occupy ourselves with our own thoughts as opposed to the plethora of modern technological options we tend to entertain ourselves with. Dr. Wilson asked participants to put away distractions and focus instead...
4 Ways to Build a Thriving Practice in an Since the economic downturn of 2008, my practice has experienced significant growth. I attribute that growth to these four strategies. Our economy took a turn for the worse in 2008, stock market crashed, and many companies were forced to downsize.  It was a hard time for many Americans, financially and...
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Find Motivation to Get Through Your Day with Less I came across this video the other day. Eric Thomas (the speaker in the video) has such a great message. Although this video does not directly relate to children’s therapy, it is so inspiring that I felt the desire to share it with my readers. For anyone who struggles at...