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The Demise of the “Big Picture Thinker” in Psychology? Should psychologists slow down and be more broadly thoughtful to improve psychological science?
The Sweetest Sound “I am going to to do something I am passionate about,” I vowed. Fresh off college graduation, I radiated a healthy idealism. From politics to policy to mental health, I was ready to saber rattle the status quo into submission.   Six months later, I … ...
The Reason Introverts Might 'Think Too Much' Introverts had higher levels of electrical activity in their brains than the extroverts.
Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints site of anoxic brain injury Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.
Healing from Emotional Abuse Never underestimate the damage emotional abuse can do to a person. In many ways it can be considered even worse than physical abuse because it is so covert and unidentifiable. Emotional abuse tends to fall “under the radar.”  Many victims don’t even realize that they … ...
How to Thrive in a VUCA World Tips for Thriving in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) World!
Death of a Genius Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the Fields Medal (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in mathematics) died on July 14th, aged 40. Her career sheds light on creativity.
12 Steps to Successfully Become a Morning Person Today, only 7% of the younger generation are morning people. This statistic gradually increases as people reach the age of 60. But the truth is, most important activities happen in the morning. Work, school, exercise, and creativity all take a lot of brainpower. It is … ...
Letting Go of the Past: Why Memories Remain Painful... Why memories hurt When an experience is recorded as a memory, it goes through the emotional and cognitive filters, assumptions and interpretations of the person. This is one of the reasons why different people can have quite different recollections of an event they all witnessed. … ...
The "High-Risk" Psychiatric Patient In medicine and surgery, a "high risk case" means the patient is at risk. In mental health, sometimes it's the doctor.
Binge drinking drops among teenagers Binge drinking among young people has declined, but it’s still a concern for girls, black adolescents and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Nation's Largest Psychological Association Marks 125th Anniversary at DC Convention Special sessions, posthumous award, other celebrations planned
Tips for Supervision Services as a BCBA BCBA’s (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) often find themselves in situations where they will be supervising others including supervising the services provided by BCaBA’s (Assistant Board Certified Behavior Analysts) or those of RBT’s (Registered Behavior Technicians) or maybe those of students in the process of becoming … ...
Shame: Identify It, Heal It, and Leave It Behind You don’t have to feel this way forever. Everyone has experienced shame at some point in their lives. But not everyone is aware that the emotion is there until it creeps up to the surface in the form of panic, anxiety, depression or other negative … ...
Our Human Chain Perhaps you’ve read about the recent uplifting story of a family who became caught in a riptide in Panama City, Florida. Two brothers were struggling approximately 300 feet from shore, and when their mother, grandmother, and others swam out to try to save them, they … ...
Lawsuit Against CIA Psychologists Who Compared Themselves to Nazi Gas Manufacturer Headed to Trial A lawsuit against two former Air Force psychologists who developed the CIA’s post-September 11, 2001 “enhanced interrogation” torture techniques, James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen, appears to be all set to go to trial after the defendants ignored repeated exhortations to settle—including from the judge....
What True Love Looks Like Every society in the world praises the value of love. Love takes us beyond self-centeredness and motivates us to connect meaningfully with another. Yet, too often, the secular ideal of love emphasizes being loved, or at least on receiving love in reciprocation for the love … ...
ENFP Personality Type [Champion, Innovator, Campaigner] Everything you ever wanted to know about ENFP personality type (Sanguine-Phlegmatic), including personality overview, relationship, compatibility with other types and best career matches.
Yearning for the Romantic Road Not Taken In “The Road Not Taken,” Frost refers to “the road less traveled” and “the road not taken.” Are the two notions identical? How does this distinction relate to the romantic realm?
Embracing Your Experiences: Make Some Memories “Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon We can lament that life is short and be paralyzed with fear over making a mistake, or we can appreciate that we live and breathe today and can embrace life joyfully and … ...