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Help wanted: Principals who love change Training principals for new roles is key to U.S. Department of Education school reforms, according to a new report by SMU researchers. But insufficient training and support for principals to meet the new expectations is leading to a leadership crisis. Twenty percent of newly minted principals leave the profession after two years and seasoned professionals [...]The post Help wanted: Principals who love change appeared first on PsyPost.
Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all. Specifically, where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or [...]The post Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust appeared first on PsyPost.
Losing sleep over your divorce? Your blood pressure could suffer Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds. A growing body of research links divorce to significant negative health effects and even early death, yet few studies have [...]The post Losing sleep over your divorce? Your blood pressure could suffer appeared first on PsyPost.
Why City-Dwellers Don't Evacuate In Emergencies After major urban disasters, there are always stories about the stubborn people who refused to evacuate. They've survived incredible danger, or worse, they haven't survived at all. But this isn't because they're foolhardy. There are good reasons that people stay in their homes, to protect their property at all costs....
Dating A Phone When you enter a new relationship and aspects that were negative in your old relationship slip over to your new one, some might call you “damaged goods.” I’ve experienced this recently with something that affects a lot of people: The Phone. Some of us are married to our phones. I...
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Police Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) was first presented 36 years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the Pain Clinic of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since then, tens of thousands of patients have benefited from mindfulness training by taking classes that adhere to, and classes that are similar to, the MBSR...
Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? Is love really enough? I often hear people say  “I love him/her” even if their relationship is harmful, abusive or unhealthy. They stay in this relationship for the wrong reasons and sometimes they find it extremely difficult to leave the relationship. Leaving can be more complicated than it seems. There are...
Fish oil may benefit alcohol abusers Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death.
On Being Brave In every aspect of our lives, we will always face the inevitable clause of change. In our relationships, work life, social life and private life, we will each be given moments where we must choose to embrace change or deny it. Often, this denial can lead to unresolved issues, addictions, relationship troubles and conflict. When […]
Towards a scientifically unified therapy Today’s edition of Nature has an excellent article on the need to apply cognitive science to understanding how psychological therapies work. Psychological therapies are often called ‘talking treatments’ but this is often a misleading name. Talking is essential, but it’s not where most of the change happens. Like seeing a personal trainer in the gym, […]
Esteemed Study Identifies Sexual Addiction as Identifiable and Diagnosable All Highly Pleasurable Substances and Behaviors Have Addiction Potential Led by Dr. Valerie Voon, a group of researchers at the University of Cambridge (UK) recently published a detailed fMRI study showing that the brain activity in sex addicts, when they are shown pornography, mirrors the brain activity in drug addicts...
It’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brains – here’s why By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of Medicine It’s a common conversation starter to assert that we only use 10% of our brains. In Lucy, the soon-to-be-released thriller about a woman forced to work as a drug mule for the Taiwanese mob, Professor Norman lectures, “It is estimated most human beings only use 10% [...]The post It’s a myth that we only use 10% of our brains – here’s why appeared first on PsyPost.
Lie detectors and the lying liars who use them By Hassan Ugail, University of Bradford As society becomes more and more dependent on machines to make important decisions, the use of technology for lie detection is becoming increasingly popular. But as much as we would like to rely on technology to give us definitive answers, humans may well always be able to beat the [...]The post Lie detectors and the lying liars who use them appeared first on PsyPost.
Making Choices for Yourself: Doing What Pleases You We spend lots of time trying to make others happy or preventing their unhappiness. Instead we need to allow others to be accountable for themselves and take ownership over our own happiness. This requires one to: chose to stop doing what is unnecessary and do something constructive by living on...
Making Choices for Yourself: Doing What Please You We spend lots of time trying to make others happy or preventing their unhappiness. This requires one to: chose to stop doing what is unnecessary and do something constructive by living on your own terms in the present. This may involve stopping what we “should” do and making a choice...
25 More Statements for Speaking Kindly to Ourselves On Tuesday I shared 25 compassionate statements we can say to ourselves, inspired by Joyce’s beautiful post. Today, I’m sharing 25 more statements. As I wrote in my other post, when speaking these statements to yourself, try to use a gentle, soft, caring voice, as though you are speaking to...
Fundraising and Support Groups I know I have blogged about this before, but I am so excited to announce that we have raised enough money to apply for our Articles of Incorporation. Next Monday when the funds come available to me I will be sending a check and the paperwork in so we can...
Fat Because You Can’t, Won’t, Or Shouldn’t Lose Weight? With weight gain or any situation that gives us trouble, there are three basic interpretations. Familiarize yourself with them and you'll do a better job of figuring out which fits the situation.
How the brain stabilizes connections in order to learn better Throughout our lives, our brains adapt to what we learn and memorize. The brain is indeed made up of complex networks of neurons and synapses that are constantly re-configured. However, in order for learning to leave a trace, connections must be stabilized. A team researchers has now discovered a new cellular mechanism to help understand this.
Forty percent of Ontario female prisoners enter correctional system with a traumatic brain injury Almost 40 per cent of Ontario female prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a study has shown. Unlike the men participating in the study, half of these women sustained a TBI before committing their first crime. Typically caused by a blow to the head, TBI is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. TBI is commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle collisions, physical assault or sports injuries.