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Watching thoughts -- and addiction -- form in the brain In a classic experiment, Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists can see what happens in the brains of live animals during this experiment with a new technique. The approach could lead to a greater understanding of how we learn and develop addictions.
ADHD Games The Olympics have just ended. Did you watch them? Maybe you were one of the ones who attended? Maybe you even participated, some athletes have ADHD. I find the concept … ...
Preparing For The School Year With ADHD Introduction It is that time of year again. The summer months are winding down, and before you know it the school year will be beginning once again. This can be … ...
Alcoholic Dialect Continuum: Us, Them and a Lack of... The language we use conveys our attitudes about ourselves and others. More specifically, the words we use portray how we as a society and individuals perceive different groups. In the addictions field, language has a major impact on how we view and treat those affected … ...
The Many Conditions that Mimic Depression Finding the right diagnosis for any disorder requires a comprehensive evaluation. Because many illnesses share many of the same symptoms. Take symptoms such as headache, stomachache, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, insomnia and appetite loss. There are countless conditions with these exact signs. Similarly, many mental illnesses … ...
The Therapist and the Stripper An attractive young woman in a short skirt crossed her well-defined legs as she sat before the young, inexperienced male psychotherapist. “I have this impulsive habit of seducing men,” she … ...
Aaron Sorkin – How To Write “The worst crime you can commit is telling the audience something they already know.” Aaron Sorkin He also comments in the video below: “You should be evangelical about Aristotle’s Poetics. … ...
A Big List of Books to Inspire Your Creating,... All working writers will tell you that in order to write well you have to read. A lot. After all, that’s how we learn. (Of course, this is in addition to … ...
How Sex Addiction Can Change Mental Illness I was married to a sex addict narcissist for close to 20 years. My father was a sex addict. I was a stripper many years ago and worked for many years around sex addicts. It started when I visited my father’s house on his weekend … ...
What Happens When a Malignant Narcissist Starts to Unravel? Miriam thought her new boyfriend Harry was handsome, charming, smart and funny. But suddenly, he wasn't. What had happened?
How Strong Relationships Can Improve Your Quality of Life... Back in March, I stumbled upon an interesting study one morning on CBS This Morning, addressing the question of “What makes a good life?” I had been thinking about my … ...
Money For Nothing, But The Chicks Aren't Free New research finds that altruists (or at least men) tend to have a greater degree of mating success. As usual, however, the matter is more complicated than that.
Some Days are Just Frustrating There are days when you almost leap out of bed, ready to welcome the early morning, ready to tackle your to-do list, ready to navigate whatever challenges come your way. You’re able … ...
8 Tips for Learning to Work with Your Stress Feeling overwhelmed? These tips are a total game-changer. Are you stressed? I’m not going to tell you to “relax.” Instead, I’ll actually show you how to regulate it. For many people, stress is a daily occurrence. When stress overruns your life, you’re left feeling “stressed … ...
Happy people see more value in silver and bronze Olympic medals, study finds Happy people value and appreciate Olympic silver and bronze medals more than unhappy people, a recent study revealed. The study, published in June 2016 in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, examined the happiness of participants and the value they place on the three Olympic medals. The research stemmed from the competition between the United [...]
ADHD Medication For Children Introduction Is your child struggling with the symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Is your child’s doctor considering putting your child on medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? Are … ...
The Dating App Linked To Low Self-Esteem The very nature of the app could be depersonalising and make people feel disposable. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Standing up for beliefs in face of group opposition can have positive psychological effects Going with the flow might appear easier than sticking up for yourself when confronted with unanimous disagreement. But a new study from the University at Buffalo that assessed bodily responses suggests that standing up for your beliefs, expressing your opinions and demonstrating your core values can be a positive psychological experience. There can be a [...]
Refining optogenetic methods to map synaptic connections in the brain Optogenetics is a technique that combines genetics and optics to control neuronal activity, which is based on the discovery of light-sensitive membrane channels within pond algae that control movement in response to light. When genes that produce one such light-sensitive membrane channel, called channelrhodopsin (ChR), are inserted into neurons and subsequently exposed to light, they [...]
Being the primary breadwinner can be bad for men’s psychological well-being and health Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists. The study, “Relative Income, Psychological Well-Being, and Health: Is Breadwinning Hazardous or Protective?” by Christin Munsch, an assistant professor of sociology at UConn, and graduate students Matthew Rogers [...]