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What Counts as "Fair" and What Makes People Care? Allocators who stick to the rules are deemed the most fair—more fair than charitable allocators, or allocators who reciprocate favors.
PTSD in children quickly and effectively treatable within hours Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT), report researchers.
Understanding the Function of Patient Behaviors It may seem obvious that understanding why someone does what they do should be at the heart of every approach to behavior change. Not all psychotherapeutic models are based on this notion that behavior can only be understood fully in context, but it is the … ...
Podcast: What Can We Learn from the Michelle Carter... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales examine the recent case of Michelle Carter, a young woman in Massachusetts who was tried for involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her eighteen-year old friend, Conrad Roy, based primarily on … ...
I Turned Off My Cellphone for You What in the world could convince a 20-Something to separate from his or her cellphone? Pratt University designers look to nature and the field of Biomimicry for inspiration.
Study: The personal need to eliminate uncertainty predicts belief in conspiracy theories Scientists have found that certain psychological predispositions can make people more or less prone to believe conspiracy theories. Now, new research has found another trait that could be linked to conspiracy theories. The study, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, suggests that conspiracy theories are associated with the desire to eliminate uncertainties. The [...]
Hippocampus underlies the link between slowed walking and mental decline The connection between slowed walking speed and declining mental acuity appears to arise in the right hippocampus, a finger-shaped region buried deep in the brain at ear-level, according to a 14-year study.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Study Topics: Assessment... “The Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans.” (https://bacb.com/rbt/) The RBT … ...
A Successful Relationship Requires Complete Authenticity... It’s time to get real. Recently I was at Sex Geek Conservatory with Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex and Cathy Vartuli of The Intimacy Dojo. They had us do an exercise in which we took two minutes each to teach one simple concept. As I thought … ...
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Study Topics: Measurement... “The Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT®) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans.” (https://bacb.com/rbt/) The RBT … ...
Adults view black girls as 'less innocent' When compared with their white peers, young black girls are viewed less as children and more like adults.
Smart kids live longer Intelligent children tend to live longer than their less gifted peers.
Social-Emotional Development in a Hyper-Competitive Age Our current political situation is a logical conclusion of many years of celebrating competition and success that are achieved at the expense of others.
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9 Warning Signs of Exercise Addiction Have you ever heard the saying, “Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing?” When used moderately to maintain physical and mental health, or when used in conjunction with an appropriate amount of nourishment, exercise has a whole host of incredible benefits. … ...
Maggie's Story: The Many Reasons Why NOT Maggie Nelson wanted desperately to end her life, to end the pain. But she gave hope a chance and found her way to flourishing.
Would You Agree to Sex with a Total Stranger? Sex with strangers? Men and women disagree.
How the cortex assigns credit for causality New research affirms a key role for neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the crucial learning task of determining what caused a desired result.
Serotonin contributions to cocaine's allure A new study reinforces long-held suspicions that the brain chemical serotonin, a molecule usually associated with mood, appetite and libido, makes a direct contribution to the actions of cocaine. Scientists can now clearly see details of how the brain uses serotonin not just to regulate mood, but also to drive both rapid and long-lasting changes in the brain. They suspect these changes may contribute to the brain modifications that ultimately trap users in an addicted state.
Mouse's view of the world, seen through its whiskers Neuroscientists have thoroughly mapped the touch, visual and auditory regions of the brain's cortex, but how does this sensory information get processed into our perception of the world? Researchers have for the first time reconstructed the spatial map a mouse creates with its whiskers, and found evidence that layers 2 and 3 of the somatosensory cortex integrate the discret inputs from each whisker to create a smooth map of the surrounding world.