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The Strange Link Between Attitudes Towards Sex and Drugs According to evolutionary theories, people's attitudes to recreational drug use may be influenced by their preferred mating strategies.
Psychology Around the Net: September 17, 2016 Before you run off to enjoy the last weekend of summer, take some time to enjoy the seriously random mix of mental health news and stories I’ve found for you this week! Read on to take a look at data on how psychiatric drug advertising … ...
Take Back Your Life: Healing From Narcissistic Abuse Healing from narcissistic abuse does not involve: Self-Improvement Fixing your narcissist Working on the relationship with the other person Instead, the recovery process involves repairing your reality, which has been skewed and damaged by your experience with a disordered person.  Narcissists are masters at projecting … ...
Fight stress, boost productivity with single-tasking Experts used to recommend multitasking but now advise focusing on one activity.
How risk affects the way people think about their health Researchers found by telling people the risk of HIV is lower than they thought, they get people to act in safer ways.
Public Speaking Tips Public speaking is something that fills many people with dread. And it’s especially hard for those of us suffering from social anxiety. I’ve only had to do it a few … ...
3 Tips to Boost Your Creativity, Revive a Project... Maybe you’re stuck with your memoir, poem, blog post, painting, presentation or product. Maybe you haven’t even gotten to step one: You don’t know where or how to begin. Or … ...
Is It Selfish to Mourn for Ourselves When a... There is no such thing as the right way to feel grief or loss. My cat Rumi s a 16 year old purebred white Persian that I rescued from an abusive home nine years ago. Over the years I watched him grow into his strange, … ...
6 Things Predators Know About You Basic principles of social influence and persuasion are effective tools for predators.
When Women Gather In Circles Imagine a fire glowing brightly, flames leaping into a darkened star scattered sky as if the sparks had transmuted into the celestial objects themselves. Drumming, chanting, dancing, praying, honoring the … ...
Music Can Improve People’s Hospital Experiences Imagine you’ve just gotten out of a stressful surgical procedure, and you’re now recovering in the hospital. What do you want more than anything? Just some peace and quiet, right? Well, peace, yes. But quiet, not necessarily. In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’d love some good music! Music...
Who Can Benefit From Individual Therapy? If you’re thinking of meeting with a psychotherapist, you might have a general feeling that you want to try therapy but not be sure exactly what a therapist is going to do for you. You might even wonder, “Can I really get that much out … ...
Women Find This Much Facial Hair Most Attractive Are beards attractive? And if so, how much should men grow? ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
How to Protect Your Brain Cells From Shady Brain Sales Neuroscience is everywhere. Here are some important words you need to know to stay ahead of the curve!
Neuroscience Made Easy: Here’s Why Your Brain Makes Quitting... There’s little more tempting than a quick and easy solution to our problems. That’s one of the ways addiction begins to take hold of us. Initially, drugs and alcohol ease … ...
Narcissism and the Myths That Just Won’t Die Why I'm done with narcissism
The Many Meanings of Fee Setting Setting the right fees at the right time is a daunting task for anyone who is newly going into private practice. Money is a powerful communicator. Your fee schedule and how you manage it conveys far more than dollar amounts. It also indicates attitudes and … ...
When You Need Silence and Serenity–But a Sabbatical from... Some days everything just feels so loud. And so intrusive. The random thoughts screaming inside your mind. The tension sitting inside your body. The frustration sticking to your skin like … ...
The Power of Protein Like most people, my moods and energy levels are influenced by what I eat. If I start the day with protein — scrambled eggs, usually — I feel energized and … ...
3 Popular Meditation Apps at a Glance I started working meditation into my daily routine back in February, mostly of the mindfulness variety. I’m going to just say this up-front: Meditation is not a replacement for therapy, medication … ...