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Untrue Confessions (and Why They Happen) This is kind of an odd topic for a holiday month post, I realize. But recently my mom gave me a stack of old magazines and inside one I found … ...
Today I Love This Morning Light Today I love this morning light pouring in gently through the eastern windows and painting everything with a wash of gold. I love that, although my camera missed the early … ...
More than Just a Face (or Title) Understanding the psychology behind individual relationships in the workplace.
Best of Our Blogs: December 6, 2016 One of the reasons we dread family gatherings is we can’t forget what happened last year. Your uncle’s insensitive remark. Your mother’s judgmental words. And that hurtful thing your cousin said. Part of you is still seething. Another part is afraid of being hurt again. … ...
Is Mild Love the New Exciting Romance? Ideal love is depicted as a very passionate experience. Yet mild love seems a better indicator of enduring love. Can we admit our mild love without insulting our partners?
Top 5 Reasons Grumpy People Are Awesome! Top 5 Reasons I Choose Grumpiness, over being forced to fake a smile any day. Yes, is it okay to be Grumpy.  In the Mental Health Humor Cartoon, we give … ...
3 Organizational Tips to Improve Compliance in Kids with... Kids with ADHD have a tendency to forget things and get distracted and this often leads to messy personal space and non-compliance with things like submitting homework, cleaning one’s room, and following directions. Here are 7 organizational-related tips that are based upon behavioral science to … ...
28 Day Healthy Family Breakfast Meal Plan (with 2... It can be difficult to think of healthy breakfast meals. My kids frequently eat breakfast at school, but unfortunately, I don’t know if they are eating much healthy foods at … ...
Researchers uncover how hippocampus influences future thinking Over the past decade, researchers have learned that the hippocampus–historically known for its role in forming memories–is involved in much more than just remembering the past; it plays an important role in imagining events in the future. Yet, scientists still do not know precisely how the hippocampus contributes to episodic imagining–until now. Researchers from Boston [...]
Visual biases near the hands help us perform specific actions Using your hands to perform tasks in specific ways can change the way you see things near your hands, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research shows that learning to grasp an object with the backs of the hands made participants more sensitive to [...]
Past misdeeds haunt relationships when they feel recent, study finds If a partner’s past transgression feels like it happened yesterday, even if it didn’t, you are more likely to remember it during new, unrelated arguments, according to a new study. A researcher at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Psychology co-authored the work with a colleague at Wilfrid Laurier University. The researchers found that even [...]
Babies’ first words can be predicted based on visual attention, study finds Indiana University psychologists have shown that a baby’s most likely first words are based upon their visual experience, laying the foundation for a new theory of infant language learning. The findings also suggest new possibilities for the treatment of children with language deficits and autism. Drawing on theories of statistical learning, IU researcher Linda Smith [...]
Brains of people with autism spectrum disorder share similar molecular abnormalities Autism spectrum disorder is caused by a variety of factors, both genetic and environmental. But a new study led by UCLA scientists provides further evidence that the brains of people with the disorder tend to have the same “signature” of abnormalities at the molecular level. The scientists analyzed 251 brain tissue samples from nearly 100 [...]
Political left and right both inspired by utopian hopes Despite the ideological differences separating liberals and conservatives, they share similar motivations for their political engagement, according to a new study from a University of Illinois at Chicago social psychologist. The study, published online by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, suggests that people on the political left and right are both morally motivated more by [...]
New neuron dynamics model better fitted to the biological reality Neuroscientists are currently working diligently to understand the dynamics of thousands of coupled neurons. Understanding how they operate requires accurate models. The trouble is that each of the existing neuroscience models has its own shortcomings. Russian physicists have, for the first time, developed an effective method for solving the equations of a well-known theoretical neuroscience [...]
How to Navigate Difficult Family Relationships How do you deal with your dysfunctional, toxic, or difficult family members?   The holidays usually mean getting together with family. Family is a blessing in many ways, but it … ...
Race as a Social Construction With the release of an autobiography by the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, a biracial South African man, there are renewed questions about how we categorize people into racial groups.
How Obesity Affects the Human Brain The number of overweight and obese people (those with BMI above 25) around the world is approaching the two billion mark. This is more than 20% of estimated 7.4 billion people currently populating the planet. The connection between obesity and various chronic conditions such as … ...
5 Reasons Mental Health Is So Important to Overall... Many of us have experience a cold, sniffle, flu, fever, or other health care related concern leading to discomfort, prompting us to seek medical intervention for relief. It should come … ...
Creative people feeling like misfits As a sensitive, creative person you may have felt like a misfit or outsider early in life – many of us did, and even still do. One example of this … ...