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Surviving Mental Health Issues: Am I Unique or a... Years ago, when I experienced debilitating bouts of anxiety, I would easily lose my perspective and feel like an outcast — a freak. I momentarily transformed into a negative abstract of myself that possessed undignified emotional and behavioral idiosyncrasies. But, over time when I regained … ...
Magic helps unmask how the brain works Scientists have used the 'mirror box' illusion -- an old magic trick - in a number of neuroscience studies. Researchers are using a new version of the illusion to study how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs to perceive our bodies and the world around us.
What Should We Do About Irrational Politicians? Why do some government decisions seem so irrational? A look into the psychological processes that produce dysfunctional policy decisions.
Scientists Say These Words Are the Funniest You surely remember a time you said a word to yourself and started laughing. Something about the syllables bouncing around your mouth just didn’t make sense. Maybe the word was “booby” or “piss” or “dingus” or “moist.” Maybe it was the name “Brumbpo Tungus” or “Scrimmy Bingus.” Well thankfully, now science is here to…...
Synesthesia Ink A Portuguese musician gets a sensory tattoo...
How Far Will a Narcissist Go to Hide Failure? Experiencing failure is not an option for people high in narcissism. New research shows the lengths they'll go to so they can avoid confronting their weaknesses.
How to Have Difficult Conversations Human beings are hardwired for communication. It is one way in which we connect with each other initially, bond with each other eventually and understand each other, ideally. There are times when what we think, feel and say don’t mesh and a rift occurs between … ...
Pathologic hallmarks of Alzheimer's found in aged chimpanzee brains Humans are considered uniquely susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, potentially due to genetic differences, changes in brain structure and function during evolution, and an increased lifespan. However, a new study provides the most extensive evidence of Alzheimer's disease brain pathology in a primate species to date. Researchers found that the brains of aged chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, show pathology similar to the human Alzheimer's disease brain.
A Letter to Parents with Children Heading to College We don't talk enough about how hard the transition to college can be for parents. Get perspective on how to handle the challenges to come.
Resistance training may slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis In the past, multiple sclerosis patients were advised not to exercise for fear of exacerbating the illness. However, it is now known that physical training can relieve many of the symptoms, including the excessive fatigue and mobility impairments that are often seen. New research now shows that resistance training may protect the nervous system and thus slow the progression of the disease.
Bystanders and Boundaries Has this happened to you? You're chatting with a friend, when suddenly, they lean a bit closer and begin to confide in you about a mutual friend...and expect you will take sides
Anxiety Isn't the Problem — Your Response Is A new study says anxiety can actually help you perform better — if you know how to respond to it.
Anxiety Isn't the Problem—Your Response Is A new study says anxiety can actually help you perform better—if you know how to respond to it.
Best of Our Blogs: August 1, 2017 I’ve been anxious and I’ve been depression. While being in the throes of either feels like hell, there is something worse than that. It’s the worry, fear and anxiety about the anxiety and depression. It’s the suffering thrown upon the struggles that emulsifies it, and makes … ...
Sacrificed at the Alter of Narcissism: Parents of Adult... There is a an old story dating approximately 4,000 years ago about how God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac on an alter. Abraham and his wife Sarah waited decades for their only son together and since human sacrifice was prohibited, this request seemed … ...
Sacrificed at the Altar of Narcissism: Parents of Adult... There is a an old story dating approximately 4,000 years ago about how God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac on an altar. Abraham and his wife Sarah waited decades for their only son together and since human sacrifice was prohibited, this request seemed. … ...
Can wearing a 'work uniform' help you get ahead? Our clothes have symbolic value that influences the way we feel when we wear them.
Science shows spanking can negatively affect children's behavior Corporal punishment at a young age can cause major problems down the road.
APA Journals Program Collaborates with Center for Open Science to Advance Open Science Practices in Psychological Research Offers preprint services, data repository, open science badges
APA Launches Comprehensive Online Resource on Treatment for PTSD Clinical practice guideline can help inform health care providers’ and patients’ treatment plans for PTSD