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Stressed Out Teens & Empathic Parents: What to Do... Though we hear a lot about the effect of parents on children’s development, parenting, like other close relationships, is a reciprocal interaction — not a one-way street. Children with difficult challenges, such as executive function deficits, can tax any parent’s equilibrium. Parents of teens with … ...
Personal Therapy for the Student Therapist Many graduate programs in counseling and psychology at least recommend, if not provide, personal therapy for their students. Even when the program doesn’t promote it, many students voluntarily get involved with at least some personal therapeutic work. In 1994, a survey of psychologists by Kenneth … ...
Partners in Substance Abuse: It Is the Single Women... Who invites their spouse or partner to participate in substance abuse programs, and how much does the partner’s participation matter to the success of the treatment? That’s what Social Work … ...
Giving Ourselves Some Grace Organize the office. Organize the kitchen and nursery. Look through 800 books. Clean out the cabinets and closet. Clean the counters. Cook for the next several days. Vacuum the rug. … ...
The Effects of Digital Technology on Reading What kind of materials are better read in print than on a screen?
Unique baby names are more prevalent during times of economic hardship A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology has found that parents were less likely to give their babies common names in times of economic hardship, based on baby names before, during, and after the Great Recession. Individuals and culture influence each other all the time. Important parts of culture is the importance [...]
The Shivers and You Do you get goosebumps when listening to music or watching movies? It could be your personality.
A Reclusive Twin The latest in my series of interviews with people who'd rather be alone.
Life’s Longest Ride On those lengthy holiday trips, how many of you played 20 questions? Among bickering siblings, 20 questions was a clever way for your parents to regroup following the latest kid meltdown. But for OCD sufferers, 20 questions is more than fun and game(s). It represents … ...
Study uncovers difficulty in noticing that white people are white A new study published today in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has found that people fail to notice that white people are white. Peter Hegarty from the University of Surrey developed a celebrity guessing game in which participants were shown one of two groups of actors; Colin Firth, Kate Winslet and Jim Carey or Halle [...]
Most selfie takers aren’t narcissists, study says You do it. Your mom, dad, siblings and friends probably do too. World leaders and entertainers do it — though some better than others. Your friend did it on her vacation last week and you gave her a thumbs-up. But why? In a late-night text chain, a cohort of BYU communications master’s students, entrenched in [...]
Electroconvulsive therapy: A history of controversy, but also of help Carrie Fisher’s ashes are in an urn designed to look like a Prozac pill. It’s fitting that in death she continues to be both brash and wryly funny about a treatment for depression. The public grief over Carrie Fisher’s death was not only for an actress who played one of the most iconic roles in [...]
Schizophrenia could directly increase risk of diabetes People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an analysis by researchers from King’s College London. Schizophrenia is known to be associated with a reduced life expectancy of up to 30 years. This [...]
Scientists studying medicinal properties of cannabis reveal non-addictive pathway to pain relief OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. The study, conducted in a rodent model, provides additional rationale for the development of therapeutics using cannabinoid receptors to treat chronic pain, which afflicts about 30 percent of the U.S. population. [...]
Children gain more weight when parents see them as ‘overweight’ Children whose parents considered them to be ‘overweight’ tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a ‘normal’ weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that children [...]
Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is according to a report recently published in the Atherosclerosis journal by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with colleagues from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German [...]
Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017? Try moving first 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but only 9% feel they were successful in keeping their resolutions. The problem may be in the timing. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention the time for successful habit change isn’t based on the calendar, but on big [...]
Seth Godin On Success For Creative Freelancers How can being a freelancer work out for creative people? One article notes that creative freelancers “include web designers, copywriters, programmers and photographers. “As a freelancer, you’re not an entrepreneur. … ...
I Miss Booze I was never a big drinker; certainly, drinking was never a problem for me. I started drinking beer with my older brothers and hating it. It was not until I’d consumed it for a couple of years that I began to love it. We’d drink … ...
The Guaranteed Way To Be More Happy Immediately Study of more than 10,000 people reveals how the grumpiest people can be more happy today. 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