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Handling workplace biases Positive psychology can help companies promote positive workplace cultures.
The Demisexual Phenomenon It seems like every week we’re hearing new terms for people that are on a fluid sexual scale. The latest to make headlines is the term “Demisexual.” Demisexuals define themselves as people who become sexually attracted to someone the deeper and longer they know them. … ...
Caution, Moms: Your Daughters Are Listening It’s summer. For millions of women, wearing a bathing suit in public is agonizing. Do we keep beating ourselves up or try something new this year for the sake of our daughters?
16 Ways to Make Your Workday More Productive It can be easy to get comfortable at your job and start slacking off. But in order to succeed at your job and move forward in your career, you need to push past that and continue to be productive. Here are some tips to lead … ...
“Exercise Withdrawal” Can Harm Mental Health We all know that exercise and happiness go hand-in-hand. But what happens when people cut back on daily exercise – whether because they’re busy, they develop health conditions that prevent exercise, or they just lapse in their habits? You might guess that what happens is nothing good, and you’d be...
Long-term memories made with meaningful information When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent study.
Pride in Mental Health: Crisis Intervention An interview with David Bond, Vice President of Programs at The Trevor Project, and Shoko Morikawa, Crisis Counselor Supervisor at Crisis Text Line.
Laser Listening: Paying Attention from Inside Out, Part 3 Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, discusses the challenges and opportunities for introverts as listeners.
What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Personality Two surveys hint at links between sleep position, personality and the strength of your relationship. • 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
When We Outsource Talking to Toys Many of us are drawn in by the promise that electronic toys will help our children learn. But do they live up to this promise?
First randomized controlled trial of deep brain stimulation for chronic pain shows promise Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients with post-stroke pain syndrome, report investigators.
New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophrenia New research by provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. The study reveals new detailed understanding about alterations in neurocircuitry that point to abnormal neurodevelopment in the disorder.
Modeling Gulf War illness: Knowing the cause of brain dysfunction is key to finding a cure When hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals. These chemicals -- especially when coupled with war-related stress -- seem to still be affecting nearly 200,000 Gulf War veterans -- or 25 to 32 percent of those who served -- more than 25 years later, and the constellation of resulting symptoms has been termed Gulf War illness.
Why We Should Be Having More Meaningful Conversations Meaningful conversation is linked to happiness? Introverts got it right.
Is Your Partner Passive-Aggressive? Passive-aggressive people act passive, yet are covertly aggressive. They try to block whatever it is you want. You feel their unspoken anger. Learn the signs and what you can do.
Free Webinar: How Mothering Helps Us Value our Flaws We all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and … ...
Broken heart: Physical stress is a risk factor The loss of a loved one, a dispute with your neighbour, infections or a fall – mental and physical stress can be triggers of a broken heart (broken heart syndrome). What is more, physical stress seems to be more dangerous than emotional stress, a study shows.
Causes for the Explosion of the ADHD Diagnosis Rates of ADHD have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past several years, leading to an ongoing debate about the validity of the disorder. Because you are likely to be asked by patients (or their parents) about this issue, it’s helpful for you to … ...
Best of Our Blogs: June 20, 2017 There are traits in this country that we equate with weakness and shame, but are actually signs of courage and strength. Asking for help, showing your vulnerability and saying, “No” for example are all indications of self-worth, self-care and emotional health. People who try to … ...
Small Samples, Big Hopes If you observe an event (datum) 3 standard deviations away from the theoretical prediction, do you do a significance test?