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How to Stop Being an Approval Junkie Do you ever image how freeing it would be to just not give a damn? If you’re an “approval junkie” or people-pleaser, the idea of not caring about what other … ...
Losing Yourself in a Relationship: 5 things to Avoid   For some partners the moment he or she commitments to the relationship can be unlike anything they have ever experienced before, leading to excitement and a feeling of completeness. … ...
Did Brad Pitt Abuse One of His Children in... Whenever a couple divorces, it’s pretty much guaranteed that, at least, some of their dirty laundry is going to come out. This is especially true with celebrities. One crucial thing … ...
Autism Doesn’t Have To Stop Us From Living Satisfying... Getting an autism diagnosis always changes our lives. Usually for the better. Most people I know were incredibly relieved once they got that label. They said it took the pressure off. But … ...
Communicating with Your Teen Having healthy communication with your teen is important to their well-being. Approximately 20 percent of teens will experience depression before adulthood and depression increases a teen’s risk for attempting suicide by 12 times. These numbers indicate teens need someone to turn to. Some parents struggle … ...
Today I Love Autumn’s Arrival Today I love Autumn’s arrival, complete with her kit bag of paints and brushes and grand intentions to redecorate. I love that she is a temperamental artist and will never … ...
When we're unsure how to respond, how does our brain decide whether a situation is pleasant or not? Emotionally confusing video clips were used in a new study that revealed different neutral networks that operate when we perceive a situation as positive or negative.
What’s In A Name? My name is Edie; spelled E-d-i-e and pronouned Eee Dee. It was given to me at birth by my parents who wanted to (in the tradition of the Judaism of … ...
My Easy Going Kid is Stressing Me Out! If you are a Type A parent, raising a Type B tween can be rigorous. A part of you probably admires your low-key kid, even though his laid back attitude can at times make you crazy.
The Connection Between Bipolar Disorder And Folic Acid Introduction You may know someone or have heard of someone who has Bipolar Disorder and is taking Folic acid supplements.  The question remains why is this person with Bipolar Disorder … ...
4 Hidden Ways Shame Operates Shame is the painful sense of being flawed or defective. It is so painful to experience this toxic shame that we may find ways to avoid feeling it. Shame is more destructive when it operates secretly. Here are some common ways that I’ve observed shame … ...
About Face: Unleashing Your Inner Basset Hound Should you ask an introvert with a game face: “Are you okay?”
The era of emotional support animals on flights may be ending Many airlines and mental health advocates are debating whether the practice should continue.
Internet game addiction associated with reductions in stress regulation and increases in anxiety levels Excessive Internet gaming over time can lead to decreased epinephrine and norepinephrine levels, according to a recent study published this March in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. The findings provide evidence of reductions in the autonomic regulation of stress and increases in anxiety levels among adolescents with Internet game addiction. Internet game addiction is becoming [...]
Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage, research shows A breakthrough in understanding how brain damage spreads – and how it could potentially be limited – has been made through a collaboration between neuroscientists and engineers at the Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde. They have uncovered a previously unknown mechanism in the brain that allows networks of neurons to protect against the kind of [...]
Study on language and memory finds brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks A new study shows that when you finish your spouse’s sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you’re engaging the brain’s relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying language. It seems obvious that speaking and understanding language draw upon our memories – of words, context, people, etc. – [...]
Research shows how students engage with feedback is as important as its content A new research review which consolidates thinking on how students engage with feedback has been published by psychologists at the University of Surrey and Aston University in Educational Psychologist. Run in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the project has also led to the launch of a ‘Developing Engagement with Feedback Toolkit‘, which suggests [...]
Study challenges widely held view about children’s moral judgement New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) argues that children’s ability to make moral judgements has often been substantially underestimated. When making moral judgements, adults tend to focus on people’s intentions rather than on the outcomes of their actions: hurting someone intentionally is much worse than hurting them accidentally. However, the prevailing view [...]
Study identifies link between chronic pain and lack of sleep ‘I won’t be able to cope with my pain if I don’t sleep well’ – research from the University of Warwick reveals that the way chronic pain patients think about pain and sleep leads to insomnia and poor management of pain. Researchers from the Sleep and Pain Lab in the Department of Psychology have demonstrated [...]
Study illuminates how multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera mysteriously works A study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has helped to de-mystify the molecular workings of the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Tecfidera®. The drug is the most widely prescribed pill-based therapy for MS, but its biological mechanism remains mysterious. Using a new TSRI technology that can quickly reveal a drug’s protein targets, the [...]