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3 Reasons Why People Who Feel Entitled End Up Miserable A recent study explores why expecting more than we deserve leads to disappointment and damages relationships.
How to Calm First Day of School Nerves You survived. It was touch and go at times, but you made it through another summer with the kids. As you excitedly scamper around buying backpacks, school supplies and lunch … ...
In search of neurobiological factors for schizophrenia It is impossible to predict the onset of schizophrenic psychosis. If factors linked to a risk of psychosis can be identified, however, these may yield significant insights into its underlying mechanisms. Scientists have now established a link between particular genes and the size of important brain structures in individuals with an elevated risk of psychosis.
Dreaming also occurs during non rapid eye movement sleep Measurements demonstrated that the brain activity of people who dream during NREM sleep, compared to people who do not dream in NREM sleep, is closer to brain activity of awake people.
Ignoring Social Context in Studies of Borderline Personality Whether an individual seems to be overly cautious or overly optimistic regarding their expectations of others is determined by experience and learning, not by brain abnormalities.
How Codependents Can Stop Enabling and Controlling   What is codependency? Codependency is a dysfunctional relationship pattern. People who identify as codependent usually play the role of “rescuer” in a relationship with someone who is impaired, addicted, or … ...
10 Ways to Cultivate Good Gut Bacteria and Reduce... We are all born with genes that predispose us to all kinds of things — in my case, most of the psychiatric illnesses listed in the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). And while we have some control over … ...
Why We Think Politicians Are Evasive How do you spot a liar? New research on exchanges hurled during political debates suggests you might start by looking not at the liar, but at everyone else.
Is It Depression Or Intelligence? So I just started taking Prozac. I don’t know how I feel about it yet. Calmer, for sure. But not comfortable. It took a lot for me to admit I … ...
Pushing the Boundaries of Rules to Achieve Success Many might say there is no success without risk being involved. When you break or push the boundaries of society’s rules, success can be yours – just as if you … ...
Stop Thinking Negative If You Want to Think Big Negativity is possibly the biggest killer of success. It prevents people from taking the positive actions that will bring about real change in their lives. It stops them from having … ...
Mini-Brains Promise Big Gains Against Mental Disorders To penetrate the brain’s extraordinary complexity, scientists are creating models of specific brain systems that may further understanding of mental disorders.
What Happens When I Am Being Myself Relationships with people have never been easy for me. I grew up watching my extroverted mother and extroverted younger brother making friends with ease. When I did make a friend, … ...
How to get your child to apologize and really mean it Kids may not be getting enough of an education in how to handle their emotions and, in particular, how to empathize with people around them.
Decoding DNA In Your Dreams I enjoy tuning into the dream channel when my head touches down on the pillow. It is endlessly fascinating and informative; like Sesame Street on steroids. All throughout the night … ...
Nine Ways to Vote in the 2016 Election Decode the considerations you are making on who to vote for in the 2016 election.
Today I Love Jobs Well Done Today I love jobs well done and the feeling that brings when I force myself to stop and contemplate that. I love that this most recent job has been so … ...
But It Worked for Me: The Value of Self-Experimentation We all have patterns of behavior we'd like to change. Here's how to approach it like a scientist.
3 Tips for Successful Couples Counseling Are you looking for some ways to work better with your clients? Would you like some ideas to help couples improve their relationships? Love, Pat, EdD, LMFT and Eva Berlander, Ph.D provided some valuable guidance in their talk about “The Power of the Therapeutic Contract” … ...
Best of Our Blogs: August 9, 2016 Anxiety can be crippling, but you can learn to manage it. Grudges might hurt you more than the “guilty” party, but you can let go of past grievances. Sometimes, it’s easy to let others dictate how they’ll treat you in a relationship, but you can … ...