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Today I Love Wisdom From Friends Today I love wisdom from friends. I love when someone says something that is meant to apply to a situation and the value of that statement resonates loudly in my … ...
Two Psychological Approaches to Photography The two greatest American photographers, Diane Arbus and Robert Frank, while taking very different approaches to photography, both peered into America's soul, at a personal cost.
6 Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Therapist Finding the right therapist can involve almost as much energy and time as finding the right spouse. Instead of meeting for coffee, or appetizers and drinks, you’re spilling your guts inside a bunch of psychotherapists’ offices, trying to gauge whether all that notebook scribbling is … ...
Center-of-the-Universe-itis: Recognizing Narcissistic Personality Disorder... While working as a social worker in an inpatient psychiatric hospital, I noticed a bumper sticker on the back of a co-worker’s car. It read “It’s All About Me.” When I asked her if that meant she was responsible for everything in her life or … ...
Protect the Children: Change the Legacy of Fear and... In the face of the shooting of two black men by police officers on July 5th and 6th, and the sniper attack on July 7th that killed 5 police officers … ...
What Motivates You To Succeed? People differ in sensitivity to reward and punishment in pursuit of their goals.
Living With A Racing Creative Mind Stephen King has published some 54 novels and six non-fiction books, and has written nearly 200 short stories. Even if you are not that prolific, you may still experience the … ...
Democratic female leaders viewed as less capable of handling terrorism in times of threat: study Democratic female leaders are considered less capable of handling terrorism when worry about terror is high, according to a recent study published this February in Political Research Quarterly. The threat of terrorism has a lasting effect upon the people of the United States and the wider world. Unsurprisingly, this has been shown to influence the [...]
Rumination associated with several forms of mental illness Traditional diagnostic approaches to psychopathologies, like those found in the DSMs, have focused on differences between disorders and resulted in an excessive number of therapies that are applicable to just a tiny percentage of the population. Transdiagnostic strategies on the other hand, take the opposite approach by emphasizing the similarities between groups to develop treatments [...]
Do I Have Trauma? Why Do the Same... Does it feel like the same destructive things keep happening, that you date the same people, leave jobs for the same reason? We learn early how to make decisions, deal … ...
16 Warning Signs You Might Suffer from Conversion Disorder... Conversion disorder is a mental illness when neurological symptom exists without an explanation. Imagine you’re just finishing up your lunch break when you suddenly can’t move your legs. Up until this point, you were perfectly healthy with no signs of any kind of physical illness. … ...
So, What’s Your Damage? So I had a really great weekend you guys. I met up with some girls from support group. We were all there for the same reason. But we found that … ...
Alzheimer's gene may show effects on brain starting in childhood A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease and recovery after brain injury may show its effects on the brain and thinking skills as early as childhood, according to a new study.
Study: Hungrier mothers feed their young children more food The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity. In a small pilot study of 29 children ages 3 to 6 and their mothers, University of Florida researchers asked the mothers to rate their hunger as well as their [...]
Humans perceive time somewhere in between reality and our expectations New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations. 90 participants were tested across four experiments, and asked to report on the timing of the last event in a regular sequence of beeps or flashes. The findings, published [...]
Study of Amazonians suggests musical tastes are cultural in origin — not hardwired in the brain In Western styles of music, from classical to pop, some combinations of notes are generally considered more pleasant than others. To most of our ears, a chord of C and G, for example, sounds much more agreeable than the grating combination of C and F# (which has historically been known as the “devil in music”). [...]
Playing action video games boosts visuomotor control, study finds Playing action-based video games may boost players’ ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to many real-world behaviors including driving, new research shows. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that playing easily accessible action video games for [...]
Stressful events linked to risk of violent crime among patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder A study published online by JAMA Psychiatry of patients in Sweden suggests trigger events, including exposure to violence, were associated with increased risk of violent crime in the week following exposure among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and among individuals without psychiatric diagnoses who were included for comparison. Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum and [...]
What free will looks like in the brain Johns Hopkins University researchers are the first to glimpse the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act. Unlike most brain studies where scientists watch as people respond to cues or commands, Johns Hopkins researchers found a way to observe people’s brain activity as they made choices entirely on their own. The findings, which [...]
Brain scan study uncovers why cocaine and methamphetamine may impair moral judgment Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and Dr. Kent Kiehl’s laboratory at the University [...]