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What Do Many of the Most Influential Philosophers in... A professor of philosophy looked into the lives of the most influential philosophers in history, and found that many of them had something in common. He sees their commonality as … ...
Some hungry teens turn to crime, sex for food When hunger hits, some desperate teens in the U.S. are turning to extreme options to provide food for their families.
When You Get Caught Up in What Everyone Else... Many of us rarely check in with ourselves. We rarely wonder what we really want. What nourishes us. What delights us. What hurts us. How we can respect ourselves. What people are actually healthy for … ...
5 Hidden Benefits of a Good Massage Aside from the fact that a good massage makes you feel better, what are some of the other benefits to this practice? As a longtime advocate for massage, I decided to delve into its not-as-well-known aspects to see what else it offers beside a well-spent … ...
Gödel, Metaphysics and the Reproducibility Crisis Does psychology need to do more philosophy? An exploration of how metaphysics is affecting reproducibility.
The Black Dog of Depression The other night I was awakened by the sound of a furious barking dog outside my house. After 30 minutes of constant barking, I stepped outside and saw the neighbor’s … ...
3 Self-Care Tips While Loving Someone with Depression Your needs matter, too. It’s a real challenge to be an optimist in today’s world. Violence seems ever-present in countries across the globe and in our own communities, too. At our jobs, we often feel like we’re working harder and longer hours with less pay … ...
Back To School: Part II Introduction In my previous article, entitled “Back To School: Part I,” I went over two strategies to decrease stress levels for a parent who has a child with Attention Deficit … ...
Reading: 7 Benefits To Mind And Body Of The Right Type The right type of reading has all sorts of psychological and even physical benefits. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
7 Ways Reading Enhances Both Mind And Body The right type of reading has all sorts of psychological and even physical benefits. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
LSD impairs recognition of negative emotions but increases empathy and prosociality, study finds New research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology shows LSD alters the processing of emotional facial information while increasing prosocial behavior. LSD, one of the best known psychedelic drugs, quickly sparked the interest of scientists after its psychoactive properties were discovered in the 1940s. But research on the powerful hallucinogen was severely restricted in the 1960s after [...]
Sahaja Yoga Meditation increases gray matter in the brain, study finds Long-term practice of Sahaja Yoga Meditation is associated with increased gray matter in the brain, according to a study published this March in PLOS ONE. The findings revealed that long-term practice resulted in growth in brain regions associated with sustained attention, self-control, compassion and bodily awareness. Research on meditation has increased over the last two [...]
Study links endorsement of traditional gender roles to decreased pleasure during casual sex Sexual activities not based in committed relationships are becoming more common among young single adults. Interest has consequently arisen in exploring the factors that have led to this move away from traditional dating scenarios. Researchers Jacqueline Woerner and Antonia Abbey of Wayne State University examined the role of positive and negative emotional responses in the casual [...]
How to Be a More Authentic Parent Authentic parenting is hard and no one gets it right all of the time. Here are three things that you might try to make it easier.
Healthy and Unhealthy Ways of Coping With Boredom in... A few weeks ago someone raised in an interesting question in response to one of my posts: what are the differences between healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with boredom … ...
The Naughty Little Word that will Change Your Life No. Seriously, that’s the naughty word. “Why is it so naughty?” you might be asking yourself.  To me, it’s naughty because every time I’ve tried to use it or have … ...
5 Tips for Cultivating Your Teen’s Self-Worth One of the most powerful things parents can do for their teens is to help them cultivate a strong and solid self-worth. According to Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, a therapist who specializes in working with children, teens and families, self-worth is “the value you place on … ...
Should Parents Go Into Therapy? A child cries for Mom. She is distressed and needs a hug. But Mom is depressed and lying in bed. In her depressed state, she has an attitude of “Who … ...
Why Some People Can’t Change Trucks get stuck. Do people get stuck? There’s no such thing as standing still in life. If you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backward. It’s baffling how some people seem … ...
Back To School: Part I Introduction Your child is going back to school. This can be a stressful time of year for any parent. The summer is over, and you have to get situated for … ...