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What “I Do” To A Narcissist Really Means I recently ran across a “relationship contract” in a self-help book. Reading it, I suddenly realized that the terms of the contract sounded much like the unspoken wedding vows inherent … ...
Teetering on the Edge of Burnout? Don't Avoid People If stress and heavy workloads a pushing you into burnout, it's tempting (and natural) to start avoiding key people in your life. Don't. It will only make things worse.
On Becoming A Television Writer The way television shows are telling stories has been evolving over the last couple of decades because of the freedom writers have been given on premium channel cable shows, and … ...
Overriding the Urge to Eat Hunger is a powerful motivator — a signal from our body that we need sustenance to survive. So how is it that people with anorexia and bulimia nervosa can ignore … ...
Genes and the environment equally affect language-related brain activity Researchers showed that brain activity in the left frontal area is equally affected by environmental and genetic factors. They also demonstrated that verbal memory is related to language-related brain activity. The findings provide novel insights into how language is influenced by genes and the environment.
Today I Love All The Guitars Today I love all the guitars having found their way home. I love that there are only a few big things left to do, though a couple of them seem … ...
5 Ways to Make Peace with 2016 and Authentically... With just a few days left of 2016, we inch toward the final days of this tumultuous year. Many of us may be looking forward in hopes of a fresh new start in 2017, but if we are to do so authentically then we must … ...
A Relationship is Like Surfing “You can’t stop the waves from coming, but you can learn to surf.” –Swami Satchidinanda Linda: I live in Santa Cruz, California, also known as Surf City. I frequently walk … ...
Always Late For Something A few years ago I wrote what would turn out to be one of my favorite songs. It was called Chickadee and it was about a friend who had ADHD. … ...
How To Cope With Mania During The Holidays Introduction The holiday season can be a stressful time of year for anyone.  However, for someone with Bipolar Disorder, the holiday season can be an extremely stressful time of year.  … ...
Expert Interview: Aggression in Children and Adolescents by Daniel... CCPR: Dr. Connor, you have spent many years working with and studying aggressive children. Why don’t you give us a little background on your interest in these kids? Dr. Connor: About 50 to 80 percent of all children and adolescents who are referred to child … ...
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.