|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?
|Drug discovery: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's spurred by same enzyme
||Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease are different. But at the biochemical level, these two neurodegenerative diseases start to look similar. This is how Emory scientists landed on a potential drug target for Parkinson's.
|How to Accept That Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds
||Wounds don’t heal with time; you just get better at living with them. I never like to be the bearer of bad news, but unlike a scrape on the knee or a cracked femur, emotional wounds do not heal with time. It’s a nice, thoughtless … ...
|The Difficult Ones Are Everywhere!
||Learn to deal with difficult people and move to a stronger place when dealing with them with these FIVE steps!
|The Psychology and Brain Biology of “Whatever”
||The next time someone tells you to talk to the hand, know why.
|Adults with ADHD: How I Overcome My Biggest Challenges...
||People with ADHD often see themselves as unproductive, or worse, as lazy and incompetent. Getting things done, especially boring, tedious tasks, may feel impossible, and you might feel utterly demoralized. But it isn’t that you’re ineffective or inept or hopeless. The problem really resides in … ...
|Therapy animals are everywhere. Proof that they help is not.
||Pets as furry therapists is causing discomfort among some researchers, who say it has raced far ahead of scientific evidence.
|‘They’re Just Jealous’ Doesn’t Let Bullies Off the Hook...
||You mean well, but it’s just not right. If your child has ever been bullied, or even just the target of a mean kid, you know how much it hurts. Nothing is worse than looking into the eyes of a child whose heart has been … ...
|More Porn, Less Rape? The Controversy Revisited
||Does pornography contribute to sexual assault. Retrospective trials says yes, but prospective trials say no. Prospective trials are much more credible. So, more porn, less rape.
|Book Review: The Leadership Challenge, 6th Edition
||“The notion that there are only a few great people who can lead others to greatness is just plain wrong. Likewise, it is wrong to suggest that leaders come only from large, or small, or already great, or new organizations, or from established economies, or from certain industries, functions, or disciplines. The truth is leadership … Continue reading Book Review: The Leadership Challenge, 6th Edition →
|Study: Ritalin use in childhood could cause long-lasting alterations in neurotransmission
||Scientists in the Netherlands have found evidence that stimulants used in the treatment of ADHD have different effects when acting on the developing or the mature brain. The study, published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical, was the first to investigate the effects of childhood methylphenidate treatment on brain levels of the neurotransmitter GABA in adult [...]
|This Pleasurable Activity Makes You Better With Words
||How many animals can you name that begin with the letter 'F'?
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|Why We Need to Care About the Psychological Toll...
||Entrepreneurship carries with it unique pressures unlike any traditional office job. Starting your own business means you shoulder personal risk, work longer hours, and encounter higher stress than most other workers. New studies are now beginning to shed light on the psychological toll of entrepreneurship. … ...
|Love Blinds: Why We Miss Dishonesty in Close Relationships
||Close relationships offer intimacy, comfort, and security. Unfortunately, they also offer excellent opportunities for deception.
|5 Questions To Master Your Own Use of Time
||You're Wrong: You Do Have the Time to Read This Article About Time Management.
|Finding the Courage to Pursue Your Own Interests
||Tatiana was feeling down. She could not see anything good for herself, down the road. So I said to her, “To make your life more alive and animated, see if you can shift your focus away from what you can’t do to what you can … ...
|The Most Effective Psychotherapy For Borderline Personality
||What psychotherapy has the best outcome in the treatment of BPD?
|Learn How to Break Your Addiction to Thinking
||Thinking is obviously an important tool. Humans have the powerful ability to think about the past and the future, make narratives about our lives that help us navigate new situations, and consider the consequences of our actions. We don’t simply smash through life chasing whatever … ...
|Study finds evidence that gut microbiome regulates brain response to fear
||The community of microorganisms living in your gut may influence anxiety disorders. New research suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important role in fear responses. “Over the last decade or so, we and others have provided a substantial catalogue of evidence to support the concept that the gut microbiome can tune brain function and [...]
|The secret connection between anxiety, sleep
||You may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though the underlying mechanisms in our brain have still been unclear. Scientists have spotted neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep, shedding light on the future discovery of drug targets for anxiety disorder and/or sleep disorders.