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Why We Select Toxic Leaders Humans evolved in social hierarchies, and as a result we have significant cognitive resources devoted to identifying and then empowering potential leaders.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Bipolar Disorder TCPR: Dr. Baldassano, it’s great for generalist psychiatrists to talk to an expert in bipolar disorder because, let’s face it, it can be a tough and confusing diagnosis, and deciding on treatment isn’t always easy either. How much of your time is spent treating patients … ...
I Need An ADHD Break I have things to do. I have stuff going on in my life. I have problems, and projects, and hopes and dreams. I have things to do, to take care … ...
Snapping Self-compassion in Selfies (Video) A TEDx Talk about body image, self-compassion and selfies....
Today I Love Cool, Sweet Dawn’s Light Today I love cool, sweet dawn’s light and the auriferous way it seems to give me hope for the day that if nothing more, it will not lose the advantages … ...
Office Space: When the Nine to Five Feels Longer Welcome to the grown-up version of the principal’s office. “Matt, in here now. We need to talk. Immediately,” my supervisor barked. Sheepishly, I shuffled in. Fearful of my supervisor’s explosive temper, I cowered in his corner office. “Sit down,” he grunted. I braced for Hurricane … ...
ISTJ Personality Type [Inspector, Investigator, Trustee, Realist] ISTJ personality type makes up about 10-14 percent of the general population. This page offers a detailed overview of ISTJ personality profile, including work, leadership style, marriage, relationships and more.
Emotional Health, Waves and Creativity “A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and … ...
Donald Trump, Band Leader Like all demagogues, Trump is not a creator but an orchestrator of popular resentment.
Analysis of audio recordings sheds new light on Stanley Milgram’s famous obedience experiment A study published in Social Psychology Quarterly re-examines Stanley Milgram’s famous obedience experiments from the 1960s. Milgram’s experiment asked participants to administer electric shocks to a person who was trying to learn a task. The shocks weren’t real and the “learner” was really an actor. But despite the actors shouts of pain, many participants continued to administer [...]
A psychology researcher explains why people who fear infection are wary of extravert faces The fear of disease is associated with a preference for introverts of the opposite sex, according to a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. Previous research indicates that people can accurately determine whether someone is an introvert or extravert based on their facial characteristics. The new study of 81 men and 74 women found that men who thought [...]
Study challenges model of Alzheimer’s disease progression Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder for which, despite years of research, there are no effective treatments or cures. However, recent breakthroughs in molecular genetics have shown that the disease may spread, like an infection, across closely connected areas of the brain. These findings underscore the need for research aimed at tracking its spread to [...]
Twitter bots responsible for about one-fifth of entire US election conversation: study Software robots masquerading as humans are influencing the political discourse on social media as never before and could threaten the very integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said Emilio Ferrara, a computer scientist and research leader at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and USC Viterbi School of Engineering research assistant professor. By leveraging [...]
Study reveals a network within the brain that plays a role maintaining consciousness Philosophers have long struggled to define human consciousness. Now, a team of researchers led by neurologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has pinpointed the regions of the brain that may play a role maintaining it. Their findings, which have already garnered multiple awards from the American Academy of Neurology, were published today in [...]
Study finds female scientists collaborate differently Succeeding in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines can be very challenging for female faculty. Now, a Northwestern University study of the collaboration patterns of STEM faculty publishing 4 November in the open-access journal PLOS Biology has found that the playing fields in some disciplines are not as level as they first [...]
People with low oxytocin levels suffer reduced empathy People suffering medical conditions causing low levels of oxytocin perform worse on empathy tasks, according to new research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton. The research is the first to study humans with reduced oxytocin and suggests that hormone replacement could improve the psychological well-being of those living with low [...]
Research finds the brain needs to be retrained after ACL injury Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that regaining full function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is more than just physical – it requires retraining the brain. A new study, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, shows parts of the brain associated with leg movement lagged [...]
From Helplessness to Empowerment Via The Flow Channel     When Martin Seligman, now recognized as the father of positive psychology, first began experimenting, he was hoping uncover the then elusive etiology of depression. By placing dogs in … ...
How Screenwriters Get into Flow Most writers have experienced a period during which writing seems to come easily. For many writers (including myself) it happens late at night, when there are few distractions, no errands, … ...
Use Your Clean Record to Your Advantage I don’t want to call down the evil eye, but I’ve never been arrested, and I’ve been issued one traffic ticket in my whole life. I remember the ticket vividly. It was 1992. I was living in a small town in Pennsylvania, the kind with … ...