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Anxious parents can learn how to reduce anxiety in their kids Some children are more vulnerable to anxiety because of the way their anxious parents "parent."
Little children and already acting mean Special programs in elementary schools teach empathy as a means of stemming relational aggression, a psychological term to describe using the threat of removing friendship as a tactical weapon.
Debate over gun control, mental health starts anew A growing list of mass killings highlight the complicated intersection of mental illness and access to guns.
How to Help Your Caregiver This piece covers several ways in which you can ease your caregiver’s burden. It focuses on caregivers who are partners but, unless the care-for-one is a child, these suggestions can be used to help other caregivers, such as your children, parents, or siblings.
Going for the Real Gold! “Even if you should own a gold mine, you still have to dig.” Linda: My friend Michael told me that his Bubbie (grandmother) shared this bit of wisdom with him about fifty years ago, and he has never forgotten it. His digging efforts have paid off in ways that he...
Tim Murphy Doesn’t Miss a Beat Turning Tragedy Into One of the disgusting fall-outs from the Santa Barbara tragedy on Friday is Rep. Tim Murphy’s opportunism to promote his regressive, forced-treatment House bill. He says he’s angry by Friday’s tragedy, where a lonely, narcissistic, shy person by the name of Elliot Rodger decided he was going to take out...
Malignant Resentment: A Volatile Fuel for Violence When police spoke with Elliot Rodger on April 30, they saw nothing to suspect that he might commit a mass murder just a few weeks later. But why did anyone think cops could clinically assess a secretive loner intent on a self-satisfying act of retribution?
The Discomfort of Happiness I won’t lie. From time to time, I have been known to overanalyze things. However, after more than a few months of sincere and wondering analysis, I have to say I truly think I’m reading this one right. You see, lately I’ve been, well, happy. Someone very dear and important to...
Affirmations to Calm Fear and Fulfill Yearnings for Love Tc Morgan via Compfight The practice of affirmations can be a powerful means to heal, change and grow in positive directions. Done correctly, reaching for customized affirmations can also be one of the easiest, fastest, most effective ways to supercharge your life — in a given moment or situation — as optimal emotion states can activate health-boosting...
Relationship and Workplace Communication Best Practices As the Communication Success Blog celebrates surpassing two million views, below are the top 10 most read, Facebook liked, and retweeted articles from its second year. May these resources bring you great relationship and workplace communication success!
Early Fitness Preserves Thinking Skills 25 Years Later Even if you are already in middle age or later, the study has some good news.→ 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:Learning Challenging New Skills Like Photography Improves Memory How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know Can Having Sex Make You Smarter? Effects of Childhood Bullying Last at Least 40 Years Green Tea Improves Working Memory
The best way to win an argument How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to. You are, I’m afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I’ll be more than happy […]
Helping Children Cope When You Have An Episode It would be nice if we didn’t have to think about that, but the unfortunate fact is, we do. It’s our first responsibility to make sure our illness doesn’t affect our children’s every day lives. When we are constantly saying no to going outside, or we are running our children...
Teen Suicide: Out of Sight Is Not Out of Mind As a Master of Social Work student, my first field placement was at an acute mental health inpatient facility on an adolescent unit. Each day I went to my placement, I saw an increasing number of rotating teenagers coming into the hospital due to suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt....
ADHD Does Not Develop ADHD is considered a developmental disorder. The reason for this is that it comes about, or manifests itself, as we develop. But ADHD doesn’t “develop” as such. “It” is, in fact, a lack of development. Easily distracted, and all the other things that make up ADHD at the age of...
Feminist Biology and Matrimaniacal Psychology “Make Room for Singles in Teaching and Research” (also available here) was the title of an article I wrote for the Chronicle of Higher Education, together with sociologist Kay Trimberger and law professor (and now Dean of UCLA Law School) Rachel Moran. When the Chronicle published the article, it was...
She’s Right! What is your partner’s complaint about you? Does she want you to be a better listener? Is she unhappy because you don’t express your feelings in a mature way? Would she like you to be more emotionally revealing? Does she want more help—with this or that? Well, whatever she wants—she’s...
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The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD: A Conversation Last Monday I had the pleasure of speaking with author Melissa Orlov about her latest book, The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD, co-authored with Nancie Kohlenberger. If you missed the webinar, here’s a truncated version of our conversation. To hear our conversation in its entirety, check out Psych Central’s...
When is Flirting a Sign of Sexual Addiction? Flirting is a normal part of life. Not only is it enjoyable, it is a healthy part of courtship. And yet flirting is problem for a large proportion of the sex addict patients I see, I’m guessing maybe a third or more of them. For some it is the only...