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Podcast: Sleep: Are You Doing It Wrong? In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales examine the many aspects of sleep. It’s a state in which we spend a third of our lives, but many of us have poor sleeping habits. In this episode, you will … ...
APA Applauds Legislation to Protect Pregnant Women in Prisons Bill would ban use of restraints, restrictive housing of pregnant women in federal prisons
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman, PhD, to be Keynote Speaker at APA Convention Conversation highlights the past and future of psychology
Women and Men Report Similar Levels of Work-Family Conflicts Research contradicts stereotypes that only women have trouble juggling work and family
Self-Actualization, Actually Self-actualization, rather than being a mystical pursuit of personal grown and realization, is grounded in basic functional motives. Clear understanding helps us find ourselves.
How to Keep `Psychosis’ Focus Groups Inclusive I fervently believe that having survivor-led group therapy that redefines “psychosis” is missing in the system. Over the last nine years, I’ve been leading what I call special message groups in multicultural settings. I have found that such groups can be run safely and have … ...
Are You Happy With Your Character Resume? A lot of people place excessive importance on material "success." They use money, things, and achievements as their metrics of choice. Here's why many of them are unhappy.
A Window into an Introvert’s World Interview with Jenn Granneman, author of the The Secret Lives of Introverts, the latest entrant into the popular introvert literature.
Psychiatric Diagnostic Labels: What Do They Mean? Why is diagnosing Trump such a hot news topic, controversial, and confusing?
The Feeling that You Are “Not Enough” Mike believed he had a good life and felt lucky for all the things he had. He was married to a loving wife, had a good job, owned a nice house, and had 3 healthy kids. Despite all his good fortune, Mike could not shake … ...
Are You High in Moral Development? Do You Love? Is the field of moral development as morally developed as it should be? If not, maybe you are under-striving to be the most highly developed person you can be. See where you stand.
Brain cells found to control aging Scientists have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan.
The Type Of Food That Destroys Cognitive Function Some foods have an negative effect on cognitive function and, potentially, eating habits. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
8 Things the Most Toxic People Have in Common, Part II The label "toxic" person carries with it many opinions and feelings. This blog tries to clarify various concerns expressed in the comments.
Yeah Right — Getting My Teen to Read Would... It is not unusual to see a teenager with their phone in their hand and their eyes glued to its screen. You may even harbor some concerns that your teen is internet-addicted with the amount of time they spend on their phone. But at least … ...
The Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep? Purpose. Having trouble sleeping? A new study reveals that having purpose in daily life leads to better quality of sleep at night, and even prevents sleep disorders.
Talking to yourself in the third person can help you control emotions The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk -- the way people normally talk to themselves.  
Do Children Even Think About Right and Wrong? How do children think about right and wrong? Research overturns old ideas.
'Residual echo' of ancient humans in scans may hold clues to mental disorders Researchers have produced the first direct evidence that parts of our brains implicated in mental disorders may be shaped by a 'residual echo' from Neanderthal DNA in our genomes. Evidence from MRI scans suggests that such ancient genetic variation may affect the way our brains work today -- and may hold clues to understanding deficits seen in schizophrenia and autism-related disorders.
Risk for bipolar disorder associated with faster aging People with a family history of bipolar disorder may 'age' more rapidly than those without a history of the disease, suggests new research.