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Are Your Differences TOO Different or Just Right? “Are we just too different?” This is a question many couples ask themselves as the initial high of romantic love wanes. Take Dorothy and Leah (fictional composites of couples I’ve seen in my private practice). They’ve been together for a year, living together for two … ...
Psychology of the Greater Good and the Paris Acccord Fortunately for us humans, our cognitive capacities allow us to take the greater good deeply into account. When it comes to the environment, we probably should do just that.
The Upsides of Being Average Striving for uniqueness is a symptom of narcissism, rather than individuality.
It is Time to Rethink our Approach to PTSD April marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. For many, World War I is forgotten and perhaps insignificant, partly because of being overshadowed by the sensationalism of World War II, fought and won by the iconic “Greatest Generation.” Many of us … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 2, 2017 On a daily basis, your mind is flooded with activity. If it’s like mine, many of those thoughts are negative. It’s focusing on what you didn’t say, your failures, not to mention your thighs. We’re often cognizant of our diet, but less conscious of the … ...
American Psychological Association Appoints George Kowal as Senior Director, Sales and Customer Support Kowal joins APA's nearly $100 million publishing group after working at Thomson Reuters and The Scientist magazine, among other positions.
Uncovering why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health A recent study uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines.
What Are You Afraid of? A popular acronym for fear is false evidence appearing real. However, for the person experiencing this emotion, the evidence seems very realistic and eminent. These fears can paralyze a person for moments or even a lifetime if left unattended. They are dominant and determinate factors … ...
High Schooled: “13 Reasons Why” For once, that Netflix binge was productive. 13 Reasons Why is Netflix’s latest cult hit. The docuseries chronicles lead character’s Hannah’s descent into suicide. This is more than manufactured teenage angst; the Netflix hit dives into weighty topics like slut shaming, mental health, and suicide. … ...
How are the Trump Troubles Like the Army-McCarthy Hearings? I'm sure that I'm not alone is finding myself glued to the latest Trump Troubles, including Russia Revelations. It brings back memories of sunshine in some bad old days,
5 Best Research-Based Practices for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Years of best practices by exemplary teachers in kindergarten and Grade 1 are now supported by the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
8 Probiotic Strains Proven to Help Improve Your Health Learn to take care of your body no matter what your size. Gut health is key to overall health and well-being.
Five years before brain cancer diagnosis, changes detectable in blood Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise, new research has found.
Puberty hormones trigger changes in youthful learning A study of mice reveals, for the first time, how puberty hormones might impede some aspects of flexible youthful learning.
The Happiness You Want for Your Child May Not... At the slightest hint of unhappiness from a child, parents move to fix it — it’s a mental act, and it’s natural, human, and typical of us. Why would we rather watch our kids suffer when we can put a smile on their face? Ask … ...
10 Rare Insights Every Anxious Person Should Know Why anxious people are agreeable, the supplement that reduces anxiety, dangers of anxiety drugs, the benefits of optimistic thinking and more... • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
A Roadmap to the Future of Psychiatry New technologies and exciting innovations mean your psychiatrist may soon be able to deliver personalized treatments based on both the art of medicine and its science.
This Game Makes Your Cortex Thicker, Improves Brain Efficiency, Study Finds The video game that improves brain efficiency. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Specific neurons distinguish between reality and imagination New research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination.
Who has better mental health: Public or private college students? Using Reddit posts as an indicator, researchers found that students at higher-ranked schools have better mental health than those at lower-ranked colleges. The well-being index is also better at universities with higher tuition. It's lower at large public schools with a majority of female students.