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What about Siblings? There is so much focus on family and spending time together during the holidays. Lots has been written about how to get along with those difficult relatives that, thankfully, you … ...
PODCAST: How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss New Year’s Resolutions: why we make them, but frequently abandon them long before the year is over. They share some interesting statistics on the most common reasons for such failures. In addition to … ...
What Drives Consumer Decisions at the Shelf? New research suggests less is more when it comes to shelf and display sales.
Stop being a Doormat; Responding to Anger I often hear clients say, “they made me feel ___” or “I had no choice but to yell back.” This is absurd. We always have choices, but the reality is … ...
The Importance of Reaching for Hope: Findings Reflections of the importance of hope are found in religion, philosophy, literature and current inspirational thinking. God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us in the dreariest … ...
Study: People have decreased empathy for those with attractive partners Recent research suggests that you will feel less empathy for someone of the same sex who has an attractive partner, according to a study published in the Cognitive Science section of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Both males and females have a desire to date highly attractive partners, as physical attractiveness is linked to youth, [...]
Scientist explains the psychological function of eulogizing the deceased New research suggests that people eulogize the deceased because it helps mitigate distress and concerns about death in general. The study, published in the journal Motivation and Behavior, found that people tended to spontaneously praise and idealize a person when they imagined that person’s death, even if they did not feel personally close to them. [...]
Schadenfreude study finds serious consequences can reduce the pleasure caused another’s misfortune Schadenfreude — the pleasure we sometimes find in another’s misfortune — is attenuated by our perception of how much that person deserved the mishap and how serious the consequences were, according to new research. The study, published in the scientific journal Motivation and Emotion, examined 291 people’s reactions to video of a bride falling into a swimming pool [...]
Secret Asian Man? Why are Asian Americans academically successful? The reason is practical.
For welders, Parkinson-like symptoms get worse with exposure to manganese Welders can develop Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms that may get worse the longer and more they are exposed to the chemical element manganese from welding fumes, according to a study published in the December 28, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These welders are developing parkinsonian symptoms even [...]
Five Tips for Breaking Your Tech Habit It’s tough to disconnect in an always-on world. Many people have shared with me how their devices are an extension of their bodies to them. Arriving at the store or their office, realizing they’ve forgotten their phone, results in anxiety. Most of us probably know … ...
Trump Psychoanalyzed by Artificial Intelligence - Part 2 An artificial intelligence analysis of Trump's personality based on his interview with the Washington post (following up an earlier analysis of his tweets)
Today I Love The Day Slipping Away Today I love the day slipping away on me while I work steadily but lightly and casually at having an easy day. I love that a piano has been moved … ...
Ending the Year on a High Note I have to confess: It’s been a wild ride of a year for me, and not all of it’s been positive. So I’m writing this for myself as well as … ...
Why We Cry When Celebrities Die   There are many different things that help all of us get through tough or trying times in our lives; things that help us dry our tears or help us … ...
E-therapy Provider Talkspace Under Fire, CEO Oren Frank Responds... Talkspace, one of the latest attempts to try and provide online therapy (a modality available to people since 1996), is under fire yet again. This time it comes from Cat Ferguson writing over at The Verge, questioning Talkspace’s patient anonymity protections and the use of … ...
9 New Facts About Attraction We Learned in 2016 Do opposites attract? The kind of people who have more sex. Why men shouldn't try to sound sexy, and more... Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Let Food Be Thy Medicine Since the ancient times, food has been hailed as a restorative factor in our lives. A phrase attributed to Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, says it all: “Let … ...
How to Take a Beating Outside of the sport of boxing, where participants learn to parry and roll with the punches, there is little instruction available on how to take a (psychological) beating.
ADHD Time Management Problems and Solutions Time can be tricky. Sometimes there’s too much of it. Sometimes there isn’t enough. To make things worse, people with ADHD tend to generally have problems planning ahead, and planning … ...