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The color red may tempt certain personality types to rebel The color red is usually associated with inducing compliant behavior with stop signs, warning lights and corrections on a graded assignment. What if this color did just the opposite in certain situations? Results from a new study published online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggest that certain personality types are more likely to rebel [...]
Exercise improves memory in breast cancer survivors Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors, who often complain about memory problems, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. It appears the physical activity alleviates stress and benefits women psychologically, which in turn aids their memory. A surprising finding is memory problems appear to be related to the high [...]
Faking to finish — women feign sexual pleasure to end ‘bad’ sex, study finds When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner’s orgasm and ultimately end sex. This is one of the findings of a qualitative study by Emily Thomas (Ryerson University, Canada) Monika Stelzl, Michelle Lafrance (St. Thomas University, Canada) that will be presented today, Friday 8 July [...]
Study on ideological fit examines why Clinton and Trump supporters don’t mix Living around people with opposing political viewpoints affects your ability to form close relationships and accept other perspectives – and may even change your personality, finds a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar. The findings also could help explain why so many Americans are moving to areas that suit them politically, further [...]
Scientists link bipolar disorder to unexpected brain region While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders–the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first century–it’s possible that scientists have overlooked an important part of the brain for its source. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown for the first time that ensembles [...]
Tackling Mental Health One Meal at a Time There is so much information out there about eating healthy to get in shape. Broader society has a general idea of an ideal shape that is ever-evolving and almost always an airbrushed, unattainable goal. Ideally the information at your fingertips should be about self-improvement through … ...
Finding The Evidence of Reality There have been numerous times when I’ve been going about my day when my illness will peak its head into my routine and start whispering nasty stuff. This happens nearly … ...
Practicing Self-Care as a Stay-At-Home-Mom Being a stay-at-home-mom is both rewarding and challenging. One of the challenges is that it’s easy to lose yourself. It’s easy to put yourself last. You have a laundry list of … ...
What’s It Like Having ADHD? That’s the Wrong Question.... If you want to understand ADHD better, a logical question to ask is: what’s it like having ADHD? For people with ADHD, though, the answer isn’t very interesting. Having ADHD … ...
How to Respond to the Week from Hell? As a trauma therapist, I may feel some duty to respond.  As a person, I have no idea how.  Charles Blow, an acclaimed writer whose own son, a Yale student, … ...
Are You Seeing a Good Therapist? 5 Tell-Tale Signs You find a therapist online or through your insurance. Or maybe a friend recommends them. Either way, you call and make your first appointment. You start seeing this therapist for 50-minute sessions once a week. But how do you know if your therapist is actually … ...
Self-Finding Difficulty On a recent trip, at a random social moment I found myself looking for a word. It was one of those “tip of the tongue” situations where you know that … ...
Today I Love This Cooler Darker Morning Today I love this cooler, darker morning. Not cooler by general standards, but cooler than it has been. I love that it has a kind of mournful lonesome feel to … ...
Psychology Around the Net: July 9, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! I hope my fellow Americans enjoyed last week’s Fourth of July celebrations! Unfortunately, my neck of the woods has been devastated with rain and extreme flooding, so I didn’t get to celebrate as much as I would have liked. However, … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Link Between Social Anxiety and Suicidal... Link Between Social Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation The teen years are known as a time of increased suicide risk. Associated factors such as depression, social support, and anxiety were recently studied to understand their relationship to ideation, planning, and suicide attempts. Researchers at University of … ...
Is the Season of Celebrations Getting You Down? The beginning of summer is just one of those times of year when it seems that everyone is celebrating. It is wedding season, so friends and family are celebrating their … ...
Do Female Presidents or Prime Ministers Make Any Difference? ...if the percentage of women in the legislature increases by 5 per cent, a state is nearly five times less likely to use violence internationally.
Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible Three ways science fiction is fast becoming science
Is Mental Health Strictly Mental? “Mental health” and “mental illness” mischaracterize neurodivergence by locating it as a problem, and a problem in the head, and nowhere else.
The Art of Negotiation- Part 2 Linda: So many people now are refusing to enter into this formally recognized union of marriage because they have negative associations with the institution. What if what’s true is that … ...