||My late mother and I discussed how to deftly handle the vexing interview question, “What’s your biggest weakness?” Instead of providing a sincere answer (stubbornness for $100, Alex), we collectively rehearsed the answer. And, yes, my over-practiced answer hinted at those dreaded — and inescapable … ...
|11 Ways We All Benefit When More People Are Single
||Here are 11 ways that the rise of single people is making it possible for more people to live their best lives and for communities to thrive
|Wait — What? 25 Seconds to Better Health
||In a world where immediate gratification has become the expected norm the idea of promoting a product that makes you wait seems counterintuitive. But what if this product helped us do what we’ve been unable to do by ourselves? What if the product helped us wait … ...
|Should You Visit an Anger Room?
||Is it helpful to engage in destruction in order to manage our anger?
|Scientists reduce fear of death by using virtual reality to induce an out-of-body experience
||Virtual reality systems can create out-of-body experiences — and these experiences may be able to reduce the fear of death, according to a recently published study. “My lab has been working for many years on the influence of changing someone’s body in virtual reality on their attitudes, perceptions, behavior and cognition,” the study’s corresponding author, [...]
|Swearing Can Boost Strength and Reduce the Sensation of Pain
||New research on the benefits of swearing out loud suggests that Mark Twain was right when he said, "Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.”
|Stop Letting Fear Be Your Ultimate Enabler
||Today, being blind does not scare me. It hasn’t scared me for more than a decade. I must remind myself that this aspect of my existence, which is like any other as far as I am concerned, stands out for others like a baby on … ...
|Health-promoting behaviors may buffer against suicide in veterans with PTSD
||Everyday behaviors to improve health could be a key part of reducing suicide among veterans. New research suggests that health-promoting behaviors are important for reducing suicidal ideation among veterans with high levels of PTSD symptoms. (If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or follow this link to their online chat.) [...]
|Geographical Differences in Love
||Are you living in a region populated by highly anxious people? Research reveals where love comes easy.
|Perfect Parenting? Give It Up
||What's one secret to good parenting? Give up on perfection.
|The Secret To Getting Over A Romantic Break-Up
||Romantic pain activates the same regions of the brain as physical pain.
• Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do" will be released 9 May 2017.
• Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
|Shopping ‘Therapy’ Only Gets You So Far
||For many people, when things get tough and they feel down, if they can afford it, they go shopping. I know I do. And because I have a mood disorder (bipolar illness), I’m especially prone to feeling bad quite often. I don’t spend an exorbitant … ...
|The Basics of Borderline Personality Disorder
||A person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has an intense fear of abandonment, demonstrates dangerous and impulsive behaviors, has unstable personal relationships, and experiences extreme emotions. They can have severe depression, anger, anxiety or rage followed by substance abuse and self-harming behaviors. Yet, they can … ...
|Seven Guidelines for Making a Great Goodbye
||Whether you’re moving on with your job, leaving town, or just moving across town, there are times you need to bid farewell. Make yours memorable with these 7 tips.
|Psychology Around the Net: May 6, 2017
||Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! May is Mental Health Awareness Month (or, “Mental Health Month”), but of course you knew that, didn’t you? Whether or not you did, Mental Health America (which started Mental Health Month way back in 1949) has provided a ton of … ...
|What Motivated Donald Trump’s Presidential Ambitions?
||What happens when a narcissist billionaire seeks leadership and the limelight?
|Psychodynamically Informed Clinical Work
||A psychodynamic perspective can enhance and individualize non-analytic treatment — even 'med checks'!
|Learn the Subtle Signs of a Loved One’s Verbal Abuse
||This is how. This article will be written as if the males are the abusers and the females are the victims, which is true according to research the majority of the time. However, if you are a male that is the victim or a female … ...
|Gut microbes linked to brain structure in people with irritable bowel syndrome
||Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained insight into the connections among childhood trauma, brain development and gut microbiome composition.
|The Essential Oil That May Help Fight PTSD
||Inhaling the essential oil could help reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
• Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
• Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.