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Why does the teenage brain need more sleep? By Michelle A Miller, University of Warwick and Francesco Cappuccio, University of Warwick Throughout our lives we experience changes in sleep patterns and in the amount of sleep we need. While babies sleep between 16 and 18 hours per day, this is reduced to approximately seven to eight hours on average in adults. Teenagers tend [...]The post Why does the teenage brain need more sleep? appeared first on PsyPost.
Pray for Others and Stop Pitying Yourself When I’m stressed out and overwhelmed by anxiety, I picture the red parlor piano my grandparents had in their basement in New York. It was always out of tune but my cousins and I couldn’t resist it. They actually knew how to play the piano, but no matter what they...
Dogs Feel Jealousy and Don't Like Being Dissed A new study shows dogs display jealousy (snapping, getting between their owner and an object) when owners show affection to a stuffed dog, but not when they show affection to nonsocial objects. While some believe dogs and other animals don't display cognitively complex emotions such as jealousy, arguments from evolutionary continuity show this is not a surprising result.
How stress hormones promote brain's building of negative memories Scientists have discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women. Their study's findings suggest that developing clinical treatments that could lower norepinephrine levels immediately following a traumatic event might offer a way to prevent this memory-enhancing mechanism from occurring.
3 Ways to Reclaim Your Work Life If you’re stressed, depressed and dreading Mondays, you’re probably working in a toxic interpersonal environment that has started to take its toll on your physical and mental health. In my recent research on workplace bullying, I have discovered a baffling phenomenon: Targets often don’t realize they are being bullied for...
When It Comes To Togetherness In Relationships, More Isn’t There’s not much question that an awful lot of relationships suffer from a deficiency of quality time together, a condition that greatly diminishes the experience of connection shared by the couple. Other responsibilities and commitments have a way of winning the competition for our time, leaving us feeling resentful, frustrated,...
Pay It Back AND Pay It Forward Does the concept of "the selfish gene" necessitate that organisms like humans are a bunch of selfish knuckleheads? Is that what evolutionary psychology is all about? Well, not quite! Read on to see how Dawkin's "selfish gene" take on what it means to be human actually sets the stage for us to understand some of the most self-less behaviors on Planet Earth.
Toward an oral therapy for treating Alzheimer's disease: Using a cancer drug Currently, no cure exists for Alzheimer's disease, the devastating neurological disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. However, scientists are now reporting new progress on a set of compounds, initially developed for cancer treatment, that shows promise as a potential oral therapy for Alzheimer's.
Nature's Method is Our Madness How our available personality is limited by evolutionary processes
Free Webinar: Free Yourself with The Four Stages of Expert codependency psychotherapist, writer, and professional trainer, Ross Rosenberg presents his compact and revolutionary 4-stage codependency treatment model and his “Surgeon General’s” Codependency Recovery Warning. Both were developed as a direct result of his own codependency recovery and 27 years of working with codependent clientele. These new and innovative codependency...
Teaching kids to be nice without getting bullied Psychologist discusses strategies to use to respond to bullies without becoming a target.
Spanking's effect on kids' brains Researchers say physical punishment can negatively alter children's brains.
The Unhappiest and Happiest U.S. Cities Revealed By Nationwide Survey 'Unhappy' cities have always been unhappy, new analysis of U.S. satisfaction with life finds.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:America: Happiest and Saddest States People Are Happier When They Do The Right Thing Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health Antidepressants: Higher Rates of Psychological Side-Effects Revealed by New Study How to Set Goals That Lead to Happiness
6 Big Things To Remember About The First Year Divorce Girls, I have had friends and clients go through divorce. For some, they are so excited and pumped it is kinda bizarre to watch. For most, it can be challenging and traumatic. In fact, last month I attended an excellent divorce training titled “The Trauma of Divorce”. Very enlightening.Yes,...
More Than a Pet: Service Dogs for PTSD (Video) Profile of labradoodle Rocco and the veteran he assists as a service dog....
What Really Works in Disciplining Your Teen Parenting teens is tricky. Some parents, worried their teens will make bad decisions, micromanage their behavior. They set a slew of rules and parent with iron fists, lectures and fear-based tactics. This, however, tends to drive teens away and disconnects them from their parents. In the second edition of his...
Making ADHD Work ~ Part II On Monday we had a little talk about a friend of mine who has a local business and told me about how much he valued the strengths that an employee with ADHD could bring to the table. I asked him if he had to do anything differently to make the...
What Helped My Stability I think this is the most stable I’ve been in my entire life. I know what I want, I’m making good decision, I’m not working off impulse, I have a fair amount of energy. The only thing that’s lacking in my life is a good sleeping pattern and I really...
When Both Your Parents are Gone What’s your parents’ greatest legacy?
Sensory Sensitivity and Synesthesia Hypersensitivity is the first of many intriguing correspondences between synesthesia, autism, savantism, and prodigiousness.