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Free Webinar: How to Successfully Work with a Narcissist... The superiority, domination, and aggression a narcissist exhibits in the workplace are intimidation tactics designed to establish power and control. The effectiveness of approach depends on coworkers who succumb to the bullying to keep the peace. Those who attempt to avoid or resist the narcissist … ...
Is schizophrenia a disorder of the immune system? Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune system.
Today I Love The Criss-Crossing Light Today I love the criss-crossing light that marks my living room floor and turns it into some intriguing game board whose purpose only the sun and the windows know. I … ...
Do You Know the Difference Between Motivational Speaking and... What are your thoughts about motivational speakers without advanced education offering from the stage what sounds like therapeutic advice? In a social media thread, someone raised a concern about a … ...
Drug Rehab Principles The basic principles of the drug addiction treatment start from considering each case a particular and individualized expression of the medical condition. Based on this fact, the specialized doctors build … ...
Does Perfectionism Slow You Down? Do you ever feel like things are just not good enough, to the point you have a hard time completing tasks? One word isn’t right, the image not quite what … ...
Best of Our Blogs: July 19, 2016 There’s something we can do to bring peace back to our lives. In fact, most of the time we’re creating our own havoc and crisis without realizing it. If you’ve ever spent a day mulling over a friend said or what your mom did, then you … ...
The Psychology of Plagiarism: 3 Ways People End Up... One time many years ago, when I was teaching at the University of Virginia, I got this distinct feeling of familiarity while reading a student’s paper. I thought I had … ...
Peace-Inducing Sex Peace-inducing sex is one-sided sex intended to maintain industrial peace within one’s relationship. Is it beneficial? Yes and no.
New Book Teaches Teens to Kick Anxiety’s Butt Kids don’t want to read long, boring books on anxiety. Who does? In my practice parents will often ask for book suggestions. I provide them. They buy them. The kids … ...
Proactively Coping with Racism For most people of color, it becomes increasingly impossible to escape the stress caused by the barrage of news coverage broadcasting the gruesome details of racial violence.
4 Unhelpful Beliefs about Managing Anger Some people learned that managing anger means preventing bad things from happening, but these beliefs do not work: 1. “It’s all good” Many people are deeply superficial. They are allergic … ...
What to Expect When you Marry a Narcissist If you are planning to marry a narcissist, here is a list of things to expect in your relationship.  Realize that you will be marrying a person who is incapable of having a healthy, intimate, interpersonal relationship because narcissism is a characterological disorder. Your marriage will … ...
Genomic region associated with autism plays role in specific cognitive functions A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. The findings highlight the diversity of people with ASD. Extra or missing copies of genetic material in a small region of the genome in chromosome 16, [...]
In gauging and correcting errors, brain plays confidence game, new research shows The confidence in our decision-making serves to both gauge errors and to revise our approach, New York University neuroscientists have found. Their study offers insights into the hierarchical nature of how we make choices over extended periods of time, ranging from medical diagnoses and treatment to the strategies we use to invest our money. “What [...]
Study points to critical periods in early-life learning for brain development A new study on infantile memory formation in rats points to the importance of critical periods in early-life learning on functional development of the brain. The research, conducted by scientists at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, reveals the significance of learning experiences over the first two to four years of human life; this [...]
Scientists discover how proteins in the brain build-up rapidly in Alzheimer’s Cambridge researchers have identified – and shown that it may be possible to control – the mechanism that leads to the rapid build-up of the disease-causing ‘plaques’ that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. The ability of biological molecules, such as our DNA, to replicate themselves is the foundation of life. It is a process that [...]
Children of substance abusers face increased risk of problems Children whose parents or caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report by experts at Beth Israel Medical Center (BIDMC) and Boston Children’s Hospital, pediatricians are in a unique position to assess risk and intervene to protect children. The [...]
Scientists use brain scans to define and measure human intelligence Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever, by researchers at the University of Warwick. Led by Professor Jianfeng Feng in the Department of Computer Science, studies at Warwick and in China have been recently undertaken to quantify the brain’s dynamic functions, and identify how different parts of the brain interact [...]
Mental and physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas. The study, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that healthy adults who participated in cognitive training demonstrated positive changes in executive brain function as well as a 7.9 percent [...]