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Introspection for Blamers and Shamers Some people in this world are expert blamers and shamers. Perhaps you know one. It begins with the need to blame: You did something bad. How could you have done this? Then it easily slides into the need to shame: You are something bad. What is the … ...
Most Problems Are People Problems Why does an otherwise intelligent species create so many problems for itself?
Should You Finish What You Start? Do you have several half-finished projects going at a time? If so, here's a neat trick that might help you finish things more often.
Who is responsible if a brain-controlled robot drops a baby? As brain-controlled robots enter everyday life, researchers say that now is the time to take action and put in place guidelines that ensure the safe and beneficial use of direct brain-machine interaction.
Controlling a single brain chemical may help expand window for learning language and music Scientists have discovered that curtailing activity of the neuromodulator adenosine extends the critical period of auditory learning in mice and offers promising results for humans.
Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety Researchers studied the link between food allergy and childhood anxiety and depression among a sample of predominantly low socioeconomic status minority children and found that children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood anxiety. Food allergies were not associated with symptoms of childhood depression or with symptoms of anxiety or depression among their caregivers.
Association between gut bacteria and emotion, suggests study Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition in healthy humans have been identified.
Creativity Goes With Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) famously predicts all kinds of positive attributes. A recent study shows that high EI goes hand in hand with creativity. Here’s why.
How Your Smartphone Can Make You Smarter Researchers tested how the mere presence of a smartphone affected cognitive capacity. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Terminating With an Entire Caseload of Patients When therapists think about termination, they generally focus on minimizing the negative impact for patients. But what happens when you have to say goodbye to an entire caseload?
Leaving an Entire Caseload of Patients When therapists think about termination, they generally focus on minimizing the negative impact for patients. But what happens when you have to say goodbye to many of them at once?
Aging Wisely We all have something in common. We’re getting older. While this fact might delight children who can’t wait to be “grown-ups,” it is often a source of angst for those of us who have already “grown up.” There are approximately 76 million baby boomers in … ...
Surprisingly exact timing of voluntary movements Almost everything we do -- walking, talking, or drinking coffee -- is completely dependent on accurate timing when activating many muscles at once. The prevailing theory has been that the exact timing of this type of movement is not voluntarily controlled, and the timing has therefore been assumed to be fully automated when learning movements. However, a new study shows that people are fully capable of controlling their blinking with a time precision that was previously believed not to be possible.
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.