|The Angry, Intense, Rushed Person
||Coping with a type personality, whether it's you or someone else.
|Dealing with a Loud Inner Critic
||All of us have an inner critic. But for some of us that inner critic is especially loud. You’re enormous. You’re too small. What the heck are you wearing? Wow, you have to be the stupidest person on this planet. You actually think that looks good? You need to sprint...
|Single motherhood does not make women unhappy
||Raising a child outside of marriage poses many challenges – but does not have a negative impact on women’s happiness, according to new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. Single motherhood is often seen as a reason for a number of life adversities. Single mothers need to handle organizational and financial pressures. They
|Home or care? Researchers investigate what works best for abused or neglected children
||University of York researchers are launching a new multi-disciplinary project to examine what works best for abused or neglected children – going into care or staying at home with support. The study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will find out whether going into care can improve their wellbeing and life chances
|The Masks of Trauma
||Sometimes I receive emails from acquaintances I knew in my early years. They usually start by expressing their deep concern for me and what I went through. Each message like this is healing because validation and concern for my situation was something I desperately needed as a child. But their...
|Do Something Different at School
||Habits in schools can create real problems. Breaking them can have fantastic outcomes...
|Luck affects how we judge reckless actions
||A person, who acts immorally or recklessly but is “lucky” by escaping dire consequences, is judged less harshly than an “unlucky” person, even when both have committed the same act. The study, “Beliefs in Moral Luck: When and Why Blame Hinges on Luck,” is co-authored by Lench, along with Rachel Smallman and Kathleen Darbor, also
|Hip width plays a role in a woman’s decision to have sex
||In a new study, women who were more inclined to have one-night stands had wider hips, reveals Colin A. Hendrie of the University of Leeds in the UK. He is the lead author of a study into how a woman’s build influences her sexual behavior, published in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.The study into
|Why do some people with Alzheimer’s disease die without cognitive impairment, while others do?
||Since the time of Dr. Alois Alzheimer himself, two proteins (beta-amyloid (Aβ) and tau) have become tantamount to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But a Mayo Clinic study challenges the perception that these are the only important proteins accounting for the clinical features of the devastating disease. In a large clinico-imaging pathological study, Mayo Clinic researchers demonstratedRead More
|Neuroscientists find differing rhythms coordinate the neural activity governing movement
||Although we are seldom aware of it, even simple motor actions like lifting a hand depend on complex communication processes between multiple structures in different parts of the brain. Recent studies show that rhythmic activities of groups of neurons may be fundamental to neuronal communication. However, we still have only a poor understanding of the
|Seeking the causes of hyperactivity: Scientists identify key protein
||The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the OIST Cell Signal Unit, led by Professor Tadashi Yamamoto, reported that mice lacking an intracellular trafficking protein called
|Tips for Transitioning Graduates Into the Real World
||As the end of the school year approaches, expectations and anxiety begin to loom in equal measure. Prior to graduation, the notion that “now life really begins” fills people with giddy anticipation. However, there are several unexpected challenges that can take the young graduate by surprise, dismaying their parents who...
|OCD: The Surprising Truth
||94% of people have experienced unwanted, intrusive thoughts.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
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|Facebook Use Reflects Your Personality in Surprising Ways
||The widespread adoption of Facebook among people of all ages and nationalities suggests that it taps into some deep human need. However, everyone’s Facebook use differs. This 20 question quiz will reveal what your Facebook habits say about your own needs for connection and where some of the danger signs may lurk.
|Being Your Child’s Advocate
||I’ve mentioned before in this blog that my daughter’s had some delays. Recently, she had an occupational therapy evaluation where the possibility of apraxia (a lifelong motor processing issue that needs heavy-duty therapy for years) was raised. I went into a bit of a panic as I learned more about...
|More Questions to Help You Deepen Your Connection with
||Communication is key for couples. This isn’t only important when conflict arises; it’s also important on a regular basis to help bolster your bond. In February, we asked experts to share meaningful or thought-provoking questions partners can ask each other. (You can find the questions in this piece.) These questions...
|How To Find A Healthy Partner
||A patient recently came in complaining that she can’t find a healthy romantic partner. She said she keeps choosing men who just don’t know how to be happy. Regardless of how well their life is going, she said they are always complaining about something. And nothing she ever does seems...
|5 Reasons Bans on Designer Drugs Won’t Work
||Although “designer drugs” have been around for decades, newer formulations such as Spice, bath salts and Smiles have become a popular choice among teens and young adults. Designed to mimic the effects of illicit drugs, these drugs are manmade in secret labs and then sold online, at clubs and raves,...
|Couples need just one conversation to decide not to have children
||Many couples agree not to have children after only one discussion, and sometimes none at all, the British Sociological Association’s annual conference in Leeds heard today. [Friday 25 April 2014] Edina Kurdi, of Middlesex University, said that 40% of the childless women she surveyed for a study had either not talked about having children, or
|Scientists find connection between gene mutation, key symptoms of autism
||Scientists have known that abnormal brain growth is associated with autism spectrum disorder. However, the relationship between the two has not been well understood. Now, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that mutations in a specific gene that is disrupted in some individuals with autism results in tooRead More