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Today I Love People Who Keep Going Today I love people who keep going, the ones who say, “Let’s get started then.” I love that they don’t stop to lament about what setbacks may have happened. I … ...
What does it take to make a memory? Study says new proteins For the first time, scientists have identified a sub-region in the brain that works to form a particular kind of memory: fear-associated with a specific environmental cue or “contextual fear memory.”
The Four Types of Psychologist: Ineffective, Satisfactory, Gifted and... Most introductory books on psychology inform readers that there are many different types of psychologist such as clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, developmental psychologists, social psychologists, cognitive psychologist, health psychologists, occupational psychologists, sports psychologists, counseling psychologists, neuropsychologists and research psychologists. Clearly there are many other types … ...
CBT For Adults With ADHD Introduction Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be treated with medication such as stimulants.  However, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can also be treated with therapy, as well.  This article will describe … ...
What the Trump presidency means for addicts In late October, during a campaign stop in Gettysburg, President-elect Donald Trump laid out what his first 100 days in office will look like. Among his top priorities, repealing Obamacare. … ...
Podcast: My Mental Illness vs. Yours – Whose Is... The Psych Central Show is our newest offering — an interesting, in-depth weekly podcast that looks into all things mental health and psychology. Hosted by Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales. Should People Compare Their Mental Illnesses? In this episode, our hosts discuss how society … ...
How Do Single and Married People Help their Communities?... One of the sticky stereotypes of single people is that they are selfish and self-centered. Supposedly, they are not the ones volunteering in their communities – married people are. But … ...
Having a Sense of Purpose in Life Improves Cognition,... What’s the meaning of life? It’s a tough question, but your mental health might depend on answering it! Psychologists have found repeatedly that people with a strong sense of purpose in life tend to fare better on several different measures of mental health, well-being and even cognitive functioning. Most recently,...
Can You Use Denial to Deal with Anxiety on Your Terms? You don’t always have to accept reality. Remember those old Road Runner cartoons where Wile E. Coyote would accidentally run off a cliff? And he’d spend a few seconds suspended in mid-air, tentatively dabbing the nothingness beneath with his toe, as if to reassure himself … ...
What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror? The subjective experience of a self that is independent of the body is compelling, yet difficult for neuroscientists to explain.
How Bipolar II is Different For those unfamiliar with bipolar disorder, it may seem that it only consists of two phases: severe depression and acute mania. Bipolar disorder is complicated. The vast majority of it … ...
Addictions are Learned Behaviors Anyone who’s ever been to a 12-step meeting has heard at least one or two recovering addicts say something like, “I got high because I had a crappy day at … ...
How to Rebuild Financially in Recovery We screwed up our credit with our addiction. Bills were late, if paid at all. Financial obligations took a backseat to the next drink or pill. We got ourselves in … ...
Mammalian bone gene may be repurposed to fuel cognition in humans A gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may take on an additional role as a promoter of brain maturation, cognition and learning in human and nonhuman primates, according to neurobiologists.
Leg movement restored in primates using wireless neural interface An international team of scientists has used a wireless "brain-spinal interface" to bypass spinal cord injuries in a pair of rhesus macaques, restoring intentional walking movement to a temporarily paralyzed leg. The researchers say this is the first time a neural prosthetic has been used to restore walking movement directly to the legs of nonhuman primates.
How To Choose A Therapist You Actually Like Likability is important if you want to be able to form the kind of connection you need for successful therapy. ...
Beauty Lives! It’s Our Nature to Create Thoughts of... Today the hearts of many in our country, and around the world, are heavy in response to the unthinkable dose of reality that yesterday America voted for those who stand for ignorance, hatred, and bigotry. (And … ...
Sexual Infidelity: The Post-Discovery Short-Term Aftermath What happens when you find out your partner cheated?
Falling Down and Getting Up Again Whatever we may feel about these election results, we must pick ourselves up and carry on. There's work to do.
The Things That Distract It’s Wednesday, November the 9th, 2016. It’s the day after Donald Trump won the presidential election in the United States. And I, a Canadian, am just wandering around social media … ...