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Many kids still learning self-control and are not ready for kindergarten Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most conclusive studies to date of early childhood self-regulation. The federally funded study, co-authored by Michigan State University scholars, shows major differences in how self-regulation develops in children [...]
When faced with ambivalence, powerful people are less decisive than others Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when people who feel powerful also feel ambivalent about a decision – torn between two equally good or bad choices – they actually have a [...]
New research shows dieting success may be hardwired into the brain A new research paper, by Chen et al in Cognitive Neuroscience, studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual brain structure. Obesity and dieting are increasingly common in contemporary society, and many dieters struggle to [...]
Advanced analysis of brain structure shape may track progression to Alzheimer’s disease Use of a novel approach to analyzing brain structure that focuses on the shape rather than the size of particular features may allow identification of individuals in early presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators using advanced computational tools to analyze data from standard MRI scans report that individuals [...]
Are the lives of the 1 percent less lavish than we think? Around the world, growing concern about economic inequality has resulted in a polarized view of what it means to be “extremely” wealthy. But do overblown ideas about the lives of the “one per cent” mask a more mundane reality about the typical richest households? Or are they really perched on toilets made of gold, eating [...]
OCD and Concentration When my son Dan’s OCD was severe, he seemed distracted most of the time. When I’d try to have a conversation with him, he’d either look right through me, oblivious … ...
Controlling Your Anger on the Roads No one likes bad drivers, especially those who don’t know how to use a turn single. For many, frustration turns into anger that’s hard to handle on the road. Friends and relatives feel uneasy and unsafe riding in the car while with an angry driver, … ...
"I Feel Your Pain" (Literally) In 1992, Bill Clinton said to a protester at a campaign rally, "I feel your pain." New research indicates that the now famous expression might not just be a figure of speech.
Is It Compassion Fatigue…or Depression? Feelings of sadness, lack of motivation, loss of interest – these and other symptoms of depression sound a lot like compassion fatigue, don’t they? It’s a question I often get … ...
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Why So Many Bisexuals Are Victimized “People are telling bisexuals their identity doesn’t exist. Some of them believe it.”
Advanced analysis of brain structure shape may track progression to Alzheimer's disease Use of a novel approach to analyzing brain structure that focuses on the shape rather than the size of particular features may allow identification of individuals in early presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's disease. A team of investigators using advanced computational tools to analyze data from standard MRI scans report that individuals with Alzheimer's disease, including those diagnosed partway through a multi-year study, had greater levels of asymmetry -- differences in shape between the left and right sides of the brain -- of key brain structures.
The Selfie And Self-Esteem Have An Unexpected Link The selfie is sometimes linked to low self-esteem and low life satisfaction, but it depends on your personality. Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
13 Spot On Quotes About Narcissism 1. Wishing a narcissist would change is your own narcissism in disguise. -Anon 2. Rushing into marriage is childhood narcissism in action. -Anon 3. The cure for narcissism is to … ...
10 Subtle Signs of Psychosis There are a number of subtle signs that you or a loved one may be mildly psychotic. Read on to find out what to look for.
We Need a New Word for Stepparents The fact that a stepparent is not a legal relationship highlights the role of strong emotional bonds within a blended family structure. Three tips for building good bonds.
Can the brain feel it? The world's smallest extracellular needle-electrodes 5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a brain-machine interface.