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Study examines what makes life meaningful for narcissists Narcissistic individuals are more likely to see extrinsic goals like wealth and fame as sources of meaning in their lives, according to research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study found that narcissistic people tended to find more meaning in material rewards and praise from others than non-narcissists. Narcissists, compared to non-narcissists, were [...]
Four books on the creative mind – plus videos Here are four books with related videos for exploring your creative mind, and helping you, your children and students be more creative. At the time of writing this, the first … ...
When Yours Is the Home Adult Kids Come Home To In a report of research about the holidays released by the American Psychological Association, 44% of Americans list family gatherings as one of the stressful aspects of the holidays. None the less, the same report states that people generally do love the holidays with 53% … ...
A sexuality researcher explains the normalcy of the pansexual identity A new exploratory, qualitative study published in the Journal of Bisexuality has investigated how pansexuality is currently being discussed on the internet. Pansexuality is an identity that describes individuals who are able to be attracted to any person regardless of their gender or biological sex. However, pansexuality does not mean being attracted to everyone. PsyPost [...]
Cognitive therapy more effective than medication in treating social anxiety disorders, study finds “We’ve set a new world record in effectively treating social anxiety disorders,” says Hans M. Nordahl, a professor of behavioural medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). A team of doctors and psychologists from NTNU and the University of Manchester in England led by Nordahl examined the effects of structured talk therapy [...]
How Narcissism Puts the “Bah Humbug” In Christmas It happens every single year. The Christmas tree is decked with tears and garlanded in false guilt. Fugetabout the Grinch. This is how narcissists steal Christmas. The Twelve Days of … ...
Today I Love Holiday Parties Today I love holiday parties and gatherings with family and with friends. I love people who make holiday celebrations the biggest thing in their life. I love when people make … ...
A potential pharmaceutical intervention for co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorder N-acetylcysteine, when combined with group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), reduced symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cravings, and depression significantly more than CBT alone in veterans with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorder, a particularly difficult-to-treat population, according to the findings of a randomized controlled pilot trial conducted by researchers at the Medical University of [...]
Study: Internet use in class tied to lower test scores Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students. Michigan State University researchers studied laptop use in an introductory psychology course and found the average time spent browsing the web for non-class-related purposes was 37 minutes. Students spent the most time on [...]
Frequent sauna bathing protects men against dementia Frequent sauna bathing can reduce the risk of dementia, according to a recent study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. In a 20-year follow-up, men taking a sauna 4-7 times a week were 66% less likely to be diagnosed with dementia than those taking a sauna once a week. The association between sauna [...]
Studies written in a more narrative style get more citations It turns out that even in the world of scientific writing, your eighth-grade teacher was right: how you write can matter as much as what you write. In a study published Dec. 15 in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Washington looked at the abstracts from more than 700 scientific papers about [...]
Depressed patients are less responsive to chemotherapy A brain-boosting protein plays an important role in how well people respond to chemotherapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. A study has found that cancer patients suffering depression have decreased amounts of brain-derived neurotophic factor (BDNF) in their blood. Low levels make people less responsive to cancer drugs and less [...]
Here’s A New Way To Avoid Dementia An activity that may reduce dementia risk by two-thirds. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Men's Desire To Be Desired Do men just "do the wanting?" Or do they need to feel sexually desired too?
How Meditation Helps Our Relationships We may think of meditation as a way to gain inner peace and tranquility. But have you considered how a meditation practice can create a climate that deepens intimacy and improves communication? John Gottman’s research into what makes marriages succeed rveals that when partnerships are … ...
The psychology behind bad gift-giving: Where buyers go wrong A study determined one major cause behind bad-gifting is the desire to delight the recipient in the short term, rather than considering long-term satisfaction.
Holiday Help For The Emotionally Neglected Few times of year are more challenging for the emotionally neglected than the holiday season. This is a time replete with family gatherings, family demands, and (should-be) family warmth. Oh … ...
The Relationship Among Test Anxiety In Young Adults With... Introduction What is the relationship between test anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in young adults?  This article will provide evidence on the findings of this particular question and compare … ...
An ADHD Alphabet I’ve written about the ADHD F-word and the E-word in the past. I figured I’d might as well just do the whole alphabet since I’m already 1/13 of the way … ...
Uncomfortable with Compliments? Taming the Inner Critic in Therapy... Many people we work with as clinicians struggle to take a compliment. It doesn’t matter if the compliment comes from a loved one, a stranger or a trusted source, like a therapist. The struggle goes much deeper than manners, modesty or cultural norms. I’m talking … ...