|Try, try again when learning a new language? Study says no
||When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Within months of living in a foreign [...]The post Try, try again when learning a new language? Study says no appeared first on PsyPost.
|Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’
||A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight. The study is published online in the Journal of the Academy of [...]The post Parents rank their obese children as ‘very healthy’ appeared first on PsyPost.
|Lessons from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’
||If you’re brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as...
|STOP – This Blog May Save Your Life Today
||Take two minutes to read this blog post; it may truly be the thing today that can save your life. First before we begin, watch this surprising video below (runtime 1:47). The National Safety Council says there are currently 1.6 million accidents per year for texting while driving. How could...
|What Did Doctors Learn By Scaring Toddlers in the "Risk Room"?
Remember the twisted experiment to see what happens when kids think they've broken a treasured toy
? The doctor in charge of that study also studied children's responses to a creepy "Risk Room." Their behavior in the room revealed surprising things about the child's future behavior....
|Why Exercise Is Good Therapy
||Two neurologists from Columbia University are finding that new cells in the brain's memory center are critical in helping people distinguish a newer innocuous event from a past traumatic one. Without those new neurons, there's a higher anxiety rate or post-traumatic stress disorder. But exercise helps generate greater production of new brain cells.
|Epigenetic tie to neuropsychiatric disorders found
||Dysfunction in dopamine signaling profoundly changes the activity level of about 2,000 genes in the brain's prefrontal cortex and may be an underlying cause of certain complex neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, according to scientists. This epigenetic alteration of gene activity in brain cells that receive this neurotransmitter showed for the first time that dopamine deficiencies can affect a variety of behavioral and physiological functions regulated in the prefrontal cortex.
|Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find
||Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language, sometimes speaking a second language like a native speaker within months. Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence.
|Parental Alienation & Bias
||Has early bias prevented Parental Alienation from being recognized?...
|How to Parent Angry Children
||Most parents feel inadequately prepared to cope with anger problems because they never had anger management training. They hate it. They are afraid of it. They feel threatened by their children’s anger outbursts. They fear that their inadequacy to help their kids “fix” their anger might be exposed. So many...
|Talk to the Doc
||The relationship between you and your psychiatrist is a very special one. He wields the power of medications that very well may help you. It is important to find a psychiatrist you click with. I say this from experience, having had both good and bad ones. Now, you will most likely...
|Strategies for Self-Compassion
||Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the New England Transcendentalists, was very influential for me as a teenager. I have found many of his essays and aphorisms to be very useful, both personally and professionally. The one pearl I have gotten the most mileage out of is from his essay Love,...
|Mental health issues in children with relatives who participated in manhunt after Boston Marathon
||Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.
|#108 Healing Childhood Wounds
||Okay. We can admit that children are great! But treating them as equals? It’s a whole lot easier said than done. When big family decisions are being considered it is difficult to imagine that every family member should have a say. It is especially true if we as parents have...
|Native American activists seek to eliminate 'redface'
||Activists campaign against Indian team names in sports on multiple fronts.
|Introducing Reaching Life Goals
||We all could use some help in reaching our life goals. Wouldn’t it be nice to get some guidance and tips on how to attain our personal and professional goals from an expert? Well, you’re in luck! That’s why I’m pleased to introduce, Reaching Life Goals with John D. Moore,...
|What it Feels Like to Be in a Body
||Right now I only get two magazine subscriptions. Birds and Blooms was a gift to my avian from his doting grandma (aka my mom). Time was yet another attempt to use up those expiring airline miles. While you can probably already guess which one I find easier to read all the way through, Time does have...
|Enzyme linked to Alzheimer’s disease
||Unclogging the body’s protein disposal system may improve memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.
|How to Deal With Stress and Anxiety: 10 Proven Psychological Techniques
||Ten techniques you can use to deal with stress that you can't avoid.Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|Allergic to Your Own Thoughts?
||The inclination is to believe that people who spend more time alone such as single people and possibly only children might be better able to sit quietly with only their own thoughts—no distractions. What’s your guess?