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Your Fascinations Betray Narcissistic Abuse When Elisabeth Fritzl was freed from her basement dungeon in 2008, I was fascinated. Mesmerized by this dark tale of a father imprisoning his daughter. When author Malika Oufkir appeared … ...
How the Media Affects Body Image Body image is the way we perceive ourselves when we look in the mirror. We imagine ourselves to look and act a certain way, even though we may look and act differently to those around us. Someone has a positive body image if he or … ...
Anxiety And Stress Reduced By Foot Massage with These Essential Oils Research tests the aroma oils that can reduce anxiety and blood pressure. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Why Air Crash Victims' Families Still Long to Find the Plane The spatial basis of memory in our brain explains why humans have always sought to locate their dead, even as the search for the disappeared Malaysian Air Flight 370 winds up
Subconscious Mental Defense Mechanism Protects Your Relationship... Staying committed in a long-term relationship in this day-and-age can be quite a challenge, especially with the temptations of the internet and social media right at our fingertips. But research … ...
Are You Living On Autopilot? Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? In this movie, the main character (played by Bill Murray) gets caught in a time loop and repeats the same day over and … ...
Terrorism, the Sociopath, and Shame A bully and a domestic abuser, Omar Mateen was likely driven by a personal sense of core shame, confused with the perceived humiliation of Muslims at the hands of the West.
Famous Writers’ Day Jobs – Part 1 Just about every famous writer we admire had to struggle on many different levels.  They lived a life filled with struggle; of mental, and motivational struggle, struggle with rejection, exhaustion, … ...
Exercise Can Boost Long-Term Memory If Done Set Interval Afterwards Exercise does more than just boost mood. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
PAIN: Embodying Abuse Janet came to me complaining of chronic pain that she’d been dealing with for much of her life. She had tried everything from medications to alternative forms of healing like … ...
Orlando is Suffering From Secondary Traumatic Stress Orlando is suffering from Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) with all of the continuous news reports, life stories of the victims, personal experiences of the first responders, FB posts from family and friends, and changes in everyday life. For those living in the area, simple things … ...
The dopamine advantage The junctions between nerve cells responsible for releasing and receiving dopamine in the brain are a surprising mismatch that gives this chemical a strong competitive advantage, report researchers.
Dog Whistler: Did Trump Just Insinuate Obama Is a Traitor? This just in: Donald Trump is dog whistler in chief.
5 Simple Ways to Relax and Recharge Many of us have a hard time relaxing. Maybe just the thought of taking a break actually stresses you out. And that’s understandable. Because, as “a society we value being busy, so it can almost feel that we are doing something wrong by relaxing,” said … ...
How Racists Can Soar Above Their Affliction Racist attitudes alienate us from a sense of basic humanity, which makes us more likely to perceive insult and feel devalued, exert power, and justify it with presumed superiority.
Bathrooms for Everyone I will admit that, to date, I have mostly ignored the whole “battle of the bathroom,” as Time magazine calls it. Even after my own home city of Houston rejected … ...
The path to happiness for millennial men is ... kids A new report states millennial fathers claimed significantly higher levels of satisfaction with their work and home lives than single men.
For U.S. parents, a troubling happiness gap Research helps explain the parental happiness gap, suggesting it’s less about the children and more about family support in the country where you live.
Paris attacks: A novel research program on traumatic memories How will the traumatic events of the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015 evolve in people’s memories, whether collective or individual? How does individual memory feed on collective memory and vice versa? Is it possible, by studying cerebral markers, to predict which victims will develop post-traumatic stress disorder and which will recover more quickly?
Mood Disorders vs Personality Disorders Introduction According to elementsbehavioralhealth.com, “Distinguishing between mental health disorders is generally more difficult than distinguishing between medical conditions, so for somebody untrained in psychology, understanding the difference between a personality … ...