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The Evolutionary Origins of Empathy How our ape ancestors developed empathy through cooperative childcare.
How Narcissistic Parenting Breeds Devastation Ideally, a child is given the freedom to explore and express their individuality so they can develop into a confident and well balanced adult. This nurturing environment prioritizes the needs of the child over the parent without overindulgence. But this is not the case when … ...
Well-being As A Skill (Video) Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, discusses four aspects of well-being that we are able to practice as a skill....
3 Tips for Helping Patients with Binge Eating Disorder Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S., with estimates that it impacts 3.5% of women and 2% of men. i Unfortunately, binge eating disorder is commonly misunderstood and many individuals who are struggling do not seek treatment. In fact, binge eating … ...
Best of Our Blogs: December 23, 2016 I bet you’ve spent this entire holiday doing for others. Whether it’s buying the perfect gift or quelling your anger at a provocative relative, you’ve gave more than your share of goodwill. Now you’re spent, financially and emotionally. And it’s not even Christmas yet. To … ...
3 Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol Having a stressful day, socializing, holidays, because it feels good- these are all reasons people drink. Drinking alcohol is not inherently bad. Humans have been drinking alcohol for about 10 … ...
Alone and Unhappy: Why Your Sadness May Have Little... If you are alone and feeling down, do you think you are sad because you are alone? Just about every relevant movie, novel, love song, advice column, media story, and … ...
One truly wonderful psychological strategy to avoid piling on... Well Christmas is almost upon us! It is that time of year where we try to take stock and reflect on what has gone before and what the future will … ...
Hairless = Sexy? There is an ongoing debate about what exactly is conveyed by male baldness. Scientific research suggests there are some surprising advantages
Do Women Find Bald Men to Be More Attractive? There is an ongoing debate about what exactly is conveyed by male baldness. Scientific research suggests there are some surprising advantages to being bald.
The Silent Bully I have a bully at work I’ve dealt with for almost a year. I’ve read tips articles etc… I even wrote an article awhile back about Mean Girls and Water … ...
Study finds that long term stress and pessimism are linked Long term stress is linked to pessimistic personality traits, according to a study published in the Journal of Research in Personality. Studies over the past few decades have found that a person’s personality can change across a person’s life. The current study examined the relationship between stress and personality changes. Stressors are understood to be [...]
Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing: Reduced plasticity could account for reading difficulties Neuroscientists at MIT and Boston University have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to study published December 21 in Neuron. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person’s voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to [...]
Study: Children can ‘catch’ social bias through non-verbal signals expressed by adults Most conscientious adults tend to avoid making biased or discriminatory comments in the presence of children. But new research from the University of Washington suggests that preschool-aged children can learn bias even through nonverbal signals displayed by adults, such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look. Published Dec. 21 in the journal [...]
Helping pays off: People who care for others live longer Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favor. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not. The researchers conducted survival analyses of over 500 people aged between 70 and 103 years, drawing on data from the [...]
Should Psychology Play Some Part in Presidential Politics? Ought we be publicly diagnosing our politicians?
Study IDs key indicators linking violence and mental illness New research from North Carolina State University, RTI International, Arizona State University and Duke University Medical Center finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community [...]
Ways How Not To Raise Ungrateful Children Billy the Kid: THIS YEAR YOU ARE GIVING ME EVERYTHING! Caption: Billy Was A Quick Study On Givers And Takers Parents: rich, middle-class, poor or highly educated or drop-out CAN … ...
What Makes the Perfect Gift? Maybe Not What You Think Lately, I’ve been shopping for holiday gifts, which raises questions. What makes a good gift? Is it better to surprise people, or to shop from a list they provide? Should I spend hours searching for just the right gift? If you’ve asked yourself these kinds … ...
When the holidays aren’t the happiest time of the year During the holidays, there’s an overwhelming sense that we should be happy. Christmas carols are sung, decorations are put up, family and friends reunite and people swap gifts. All of these activities can be wonderful, joyous things. But for many of us, they’re not—and that’s okay. There are lots of reasons the holidays can be […]