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The Human Condition Is To Want More I’ve always been a person with wanderlust. It’s a bittersweet way to be. You can be happy sometimes. You have your best friends and your favorite coffee shop and you … ...
6 Signs that Your Relationship is Toxic It’s in the nature of things that relationships change over time; the people within them change and so does the dynamic. Sometimes, that’s a good thing—an acquaintance becomes a friend, … ...
15 Ways You Are Resisting Therapy or Recovery Do you (or someone you know) resist therapy? Is the resistance almost toward anything a therapist may be saying or doing? Have you questioned this resistance? Resistant clients are complicated. As a … ...
7 Tips on Calming the Noise of Life “Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real.” – Eckhart Tolle Things tend to get jumbled up in everyday life. What you feel you … ...
Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) I received an email asking if I would write about Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) from an Industrial and Organizational (I/O) psychology perspective. Interestingly, much of the research on ROWE has been coming from the field of sociology. Two sociologists from University of Minnesota’s Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Dr. Phyllis Moen and Dr. Erin Kelly … Continue reading Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) →
What If You Stopped Fighting Your Body and Yourself? What if instead of berating your body all day every day, you thanked it (at least once or twice, here and there)? What if you stopped fighting your body? What … ...
Today I Love That It Is Done Today I love that it is done, the papers are signed, everything is out, and I have sold my house and moved. I love that I had amazing help from … ...
Gaming your brain to treat depression Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.
Understanding Addiction Treatment Needs Addiction is a disease of the soul, mind, body as well as the brain and emotions. It is also in many ways a disease of relationships, personal culture, damaged belief … ...
Study reveals what college students think of women who keep their own surname after marriage New research published in the journal Sex Roles examined how women who choose to keep their own surname after marriage are perceived in the United States. The study of 912 undergraduate women and 289 undergraduate men found women who retained their own surname were viewed as less committed to their marriage compared who women who [...]
Study: Facebook users tend to be more narcissistic — but happier — than non-users New research published in PLOS One has found differences between Facebook users and Facebook non-users regarding personality traits and mental health variables. The study of 790 Facebook users and 155 non-users found that those who participated in the social networking site tended to score higher on measures of narcissism, self-esteem and extraversion. Facebook users also tended [...]
Men view beautified women on dating sites to be less trustworthy, study finds A beautified profile picture on a dating website could make others judge you to be less trustworthy — at least if you’re a woman. A study of 305 participants found that men who viewed enhanced photos of women judged them to be more attractive but less trustworthy, compared to a natural photo of the same [...]
Narcissists overestimate their emotional intelligence, attractiveness and social skills According to a recent study published in Personality and Mental Health, narcissists consistently overestimated their emotional intelligence. However, these overestimations of assessments were not linked to feelings of grandiosity, a hallmark trait of narcissism. Grandiosity is an unrealistic sense of superiority. Past studies have shown that that narcissism is related to overestimation of IQ (compared [...]
Mental Health Concerns and College Students: 17 Signs There is no denying mental illness continues to be an ongoing challenge for a lot of people, both young and old. It is neither an exaggeration nor is it alarmist to claim that … ...
Study: Youth benefit from relationships with older adults, even if those adults are in poor health New research suggests that young adults benefit from close relationships with older adults, even if those adults are in poor health. The study of 491 college students found that young adults who said they had adults over age 50 in their lives tended to also report lower levels of illegal drug use, regardless of the older [...]
Not All Screams Are Heard “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud Concerning pain, there are two ways in which human beings are biologically programmed: To demonstrate our own, and to respond to that of others. Screams were … ...
6 Tips For Getting Feedback With AS or NLD It’s a significant part of AS and NLD is that people miss the critical nonverbal cues that make up as much as 70% – 90% of social communication, so they … ...
Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research. The study, by international scientists including researchers from Imperial College London, suggests targeting these brain pathways may lead to future treatments for the condition. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, also suggest connections between the parts of the [...]
“I Thought Being an Introvert was Abnormal” An interview with a loner.
Detecting misinformation can improve memory later on Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. Research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that people who actually notice that the misinformation [...]