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Seeking Perfection—Even Though We Know It’s Impossible... A teenage boy is an exceptional baseball player. Every time he pitches a perfect game, his parents praise him. Every time he doesn’t, his parents lecture him on what he did wrong (and he berates himself). They encourage him to train long hours. A young … ...
13 Easy Ways to Be Happy Everyday Does happiness elude you? Well, it starts with your daily habits.
So Lonely I Could Die Social isolation, loneliness could be greater threat to public health than obesity, researchers say
How to Avoid Creeping Women Out When it comes to looking like a creep, the bar is set a lot lower for men. Here's why, along with some advice.
Growing Up Too Fast: Early Exposure to Sex Children are naturally exploratory beings. As we develop, we engage with the world around us using all our senses. Imagine yourself at 2 or 3, crawling around in a grassy field on a summer day. You feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, … ...
Want to Learn about Personal Construct Psychology? Ringing in the 22nd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology with a post and some links on the basics of personal construct theory.
Dysfunctional Family Role: The “Loser” Some adults who are actually perfectly normal act out in ways which ensure that they will always fail in life. They remain dependent on their parents for the sake of the parents
Study finds marijuana produces substantial improvements in Tourette syndrome symptoms Scientists are investigating whether cannabis can reduce the symptoms associated with Tourette syndrome. The preliminary evidence suggests that the drug could help those with the neuropsychiatric disorder by reducing involuntary tics. A new study published May 3, 2017, in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences has found that Tourette syndrome patients find cannabis to [...]
Sexually-objectifying ‘breastaurants’ linked to anxiety and disordered eating in waitresses New research in the scientific journal Psychology of Women Quarterly suggests that sexually objectifying restaurant environments can be harmful to the psychological health of waitresses. “My research team and I noticed that some women are immersed in subcultures and settings where treating women as sex objects is not only promoted but culturally sanctioned,” said the [...]
Study: Americans are more likely than Chinese to want to be ‘a big frog in a small pond’ Culture matters it comes to being a the big frog in a small pond or the small frog in a big pond. New research has found that Americans would rather be remarkable in an average place, while Chinese would rather be average in a remarkable place. Psychologist Kaidi Wu of the University of Michigan, the [...]
ABC’s of Behavior (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) An ABC Chart is a direct observation tool that can be used to collect information about the events that are occurring within a student’s environment. “A” refers to the antecedent, or the event or activity that immediately precedes a problem behavior. The “B” refers to … ...
A Practical Tool for Putting the Kibosh on Stress It would be nice if we had sensors programmed into our human bodies, like the technology programmed into many of the newest cars, to tell us when we are becoming too stressed, or too angry, when we need to take a break, replenish or refuel. … ...
The Secret Reason That Sex Is So Good for Your Relationship It’s almost a given that couples with good relationships are more likely to enjoy sex with each other. New research shows why sex has such a positive impact.
Does Your Name Fit Your Face? New research by psychologists from New Zealand suggests that there are negative social consequences if our name doesn't match our face.
Best of Our Blogs: July 4, 2017 For so long you’ve kept quiet. You squelched feelings. You’ve put on a happy face. You’ve taken care of everyone, but yourself. All along, there’s a part of you that’s been waiting. Sometimes you’ll hear it in body aches, anger, and even illness. It’s rebelling … ...
New study links phone use and mental health issues in teens Nighttime usage of a cell phone can increase anxiety and depression in teenagers and reduce self-esteem.
What causes brain freeze? An ice cream sundae can be the perfect treat to end a hot day. Or maybe a cold smoothie to start the day strong. No matter your choice of treat, these delicious cold foods — and especially beverages — can stop you in your tracks with a good ol’ case of sphenolopalatine ganglioneuralgia — or brain freeze.
The 3 Parts of Your Brain Affected by Trauma An inside look at the traumatized brain, and how you can start to heal. Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives.1 While reactions to trauma can vary widely, and not everyone will develop Post-Traumatic Stress … ...
5 Strategies for Accepting Your Mortality You can't fall in love, make new friends, or teach your grandchildren to read if you're feeling scared and bitter - free yourself from death!
Theory of Mind: Understanding Others in a Social World When do we develop an understanding of the beliefs, emotions, and intentions of others? How does this understanding set us up for success in other areas of life?