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3 Things You Can Do When You’re Alone On...   Feeling lonely, disconnected or down? “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” -Desmond Tutu   It’s hard to feel joyful when … ...
Study: Sleep Problems are Big Challenges for Veterans with... Posttraumatic stress disorder is an often chronic and disabling psychiatric disorder.  It is characterized by several core symptoms including  intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, depression and hyperarousal.  Many individuals suffering from PTSD also experience significant sleep problems.  In fact, sleep disturbance is one of the most common … ...
7 Tips on How to Kick the Habit of Indecisiveness People usually struggle to make choices because they don’t believe in their ability to think for themselves; they believe other people are more capable of making the “right” choice for them. When this is the case, they pawn off small and major decisions to others … ...
A hearing test may be able to identify a concussion Brains of concussed children have slower and weaker responses to speech.
Fighting painkiller addiction at home A tamper-resistant electronic pill dispenser for use at home dispenses a drug to curb cravings and prevent abuse while waiting to get in a treatment program.
Facebook lurking 'makes you miserable' Spending too long on social media is likely to cause envy and dissatisfaction, suggests a study.
Pregnancy changes a mother's brain for years Pregnancy alters the size and structure of brain regions involved in understanding the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions of others.
Toeing the line: Study finds brain cells that signal path of travel Cognitive scientists say they have found neurons that help an animal align itself within a cognitive map of its environment. The neurons signal 'I'm on this line, in this orientation.'
Recovery from brain injury, better sleep go hand in hand After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel.
Today I Love The Creepy Way That Holidays Sneak Up Today I love the creepy way that holidays sneak up on us sometimes. I love that they are so often in the distant future right up until suddenly they are … ...
5 Toxic Behaviors No One Should Tolerate People argue and they fight, even when they care for each other. Relationships are famously difficult and it’s little wonder that there are many of us who have trouble recognizing … ...
PODCAST: Why Do Some People View Mental Illness as... In this week’s Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent discuss how some individuals with mental illness view their condition as beneficial, such as giving them enhanced creativity, deeper empathy, more insightful, and so on. They share their own personal stories and anecdotes heard from others. … ...
70 Last-Minute Body Positive Gifts For Your Loved Ones... Since I started writing Weightless (in 2009!), every year around this time, I’ve shared a list of last-minute gifts we can give to our loved ones and ourselves—whether we’re celebrating … ...
Opinions About People With Mental Illness (Video) Consumer/survivor Suzanne Feldman interviews people in a Toronto park about their opinions of people with mental illness....
The Laws of Unintended Consequences Pay attention to unintended consequences and how they happen. If you do, you'll minimize the bad ones and you'll be more compassionate with yourself about those you can't escape.
Reconciling the Mismatch Between Giving and Receiving Gifts Research on giving and receiving gifts shows how we can maintain perspective during the gift-giving season and reconcile our differing desires as gift-giver and gift-receiver.
Is It Possible To Live A Tidy Life?   “A tidy life.”… I woke up this morning after a fitful night’s sleep due to residual cough and congestion, with those words in my head. I have always wanted … ...
What is Your Holiday Personality? Which Christmas movie character are you? Take this quick quiz to find out.
Letting Go of the Need for Approval It was the year 2012, and I wrote an editorial-based article for Psych Central titled, “What Drives Our Need For Approval?” Since my experiences typically inspired my ideas for the World of Psychology Blog, I can only deduce that, at the time, I must have … ...
Cindy Crawford Wants (and Deserves) to Age Gracefully I can remember getting ready to start middle school and Cindy Crawford’s face was plastered on every magazine cover. She was also in commercials, hosting shows on MTV, and basically … ...