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What Do You See in the Mirror? In 1973, an inquisitive psychologist named Beulah Amsterdam wanted to know whether babies recognized themselves in the mirror. To explore this riddle, he used the rouge test, which you likely studied in Psychology 101. Step one: put rouge on baby’s nose. Two: place teeny clown … ...
5 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist When you think of a narcissist, you think of a more than noticeable personality type. You may think of people who are so obsessed with themselves that nothing else around … ...
Major Depression: You Can Quadrulple Chance Of Full Recovery Research uncovers the best coping mechanisms for major depression. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Low testosterone may make you a better father Many new parents know that a good night’s sleep is tough to come by. What the new parents probably do not know is that a crying infant can trigger a testosterone dip in some men, which turns out to be a good thing. Less testosterone may make them more empathic and less aggressive, which may [...]
Study: Power seekers do not see discrimination in the workplace People who are interested in gaining power for themselves are less aware than others of discrimination and injustice in the workplace. Have you ever considered how two people’s perceptions of a workplace can be entirely different? While Jane perceives the workplace as open and inclusive, John in the next office feels that he is never [...]
When it comes to knowing your true self, believe in free will Diminishing a person’s belief in free will leads to them feeling less like their true selves, according to recent research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. In a pair of studies, researchers from Texas A&M University manipulated people’s beliefs in free will to see how this would affect the subjects’ sense of authenticity, their [...]
Major differences between women and men who commit deadly violence Women who commit deadly violence are different in many ways from male perpetrators, both in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried out and the perpetrator’s background. This is shown by a new study that also investigated homicide trends over time in [...]
New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy. The results of the National Institutes of Health-funded study were published in Neurology. These findings are part of the [...]
Best 2 Strategies For Raising Happier And Wealthier Children The two best parenting strategies help raise the happiest, wealthiest and most moral children. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Two Words That Will Hold You Back In Your Life There are two words in the English language with power enough to hold you back in your life. SHOULD and SHOULDN’T. We say them casually. Or sometimes we don’t say them … ...
When ‘I’m Sorry’ Means Something Else Please accept my tongue-in-cheek apology for this long-winded column. Guzzling your morning joe at the local coffee shop, your chair squeaks. You mouth “I’m sorry” to the barista and the adjoining table. They stare at you, a bewildered expression on their faces. Dashing off to … ...
Predicting Relationship Success What can I do to enhance loving relationships?
The One Thing You Need to Know About a Partner Knowing what a person does in response to fear is critical to the success of any relationship.
Today I Love My Father Today I love my father who taught me to question things, and never accept things that seemed wrong just because someone said they were right. We’ve disagreed over some pretty … ...
The Fathers’ Bind: Five Tips for Dads on Father’s... Today’s fathers find themselves in somewhat of a bind: they’re required to understand their children and relate to them emotionally, but many are somewhat baffled and confused by this task since … ...
5 More Ways to Relax, Recharge — and Actually... As a culture, we don’t particularly like to slow down. Instead, we prefer to do most things on the go — like shoving a bagel in our mouth as we run out of the house. We tend to view pausing and relaxing as inconvenient, as … ...
Should Physician-Assisted Suicide for Teens with Chronic Mental Illness... It seemed incredible to me, as a psychiatric physician and medical ethicist, but this was a recent headline on the Medscape website: “Assisted Dying for Mental Illness, Minors Proposed in Canada.” 1 Under the guise of promoting “death with dignity,” Canada may soon permit doctors … ...
When You Feel Like You Need to Do and Be More There’s a line in Brené Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection that I may or may not tattoo on my face: “Today, I’m going to believe that showing up is enough.” Because maybe … ...
The Criticism Lobbed Only at Writers Who Are Single If you are single and you dare to write about marriage and single life, there is a criticism that will be flung at you over and over again. As a … ...
Medications Used To Treat Bipolar Disorder Introduction You may know someone with Bipolar Disorder have Bipolar Disorder yourself.  You may be wondering what types of medications are used to treat Bipolar Disorder.  This article will describe … ...