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A Neuroscience Perspective on Brexit The “T” trigger in the LIFEMORTS mnemonic of the nine neural circuits of rage in the human brain accounts for the momentous decision of the United Kingdom to exit the EU.
Study: The world views Americans as narcissists — and so do other Americans The citizens of the United States are viewed as narcissistic by both Americans themselves and people living in other countries, according to new psychology research. An international team of researchers, led by Joshua Miller and Jessica L. Maples of the University of Georgia, published their findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “Americans and [...]
How To Change the Two Words that Will Hold... In the last post, I talked about two words with power enough to hold you back in your life: SHOULD and SHOULDN’T This week, I’ll give you 4 practical, doable, … ...
Social Anxiety: Genuine Interest Please click on either of the following links if you haven’t read part 1 or part 2 of this social anxiety series. With social anxiety, people can get caught up in trying to be … ...
30 Minutes Sitting Here Has Magical Effect on Depression Simple activity that reduces depression and blood pressure. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Living With A Diagnosis and Empathy Peers living with diagnosis and symptoms of bipolar and Empathy...
Scientists create a mathematical model for finding out what makes individuals nice or nasty A University of Exeter scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty. Dr Sasha Dall, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Ecology, and a team of international colleagues have designed a new mathematical framework for examining social behaviour in a [...]
Why does climate affect violent crime rates? Researchers offer new theory Researchers have long struggled to explain why some violent crime rates are higher near the equator than other parts of the world. Now, a team of researchers have developed a model that could help explain why. This new model goes beyond the simple fact that hotter temperatures seem to be linked to more aggressive behavior. [...]
Relationship quality tied to physical and mental health for young adults For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. “Health benefits begin to accrue relatively quickly with high-quality relationships and supportive contexts,” says Ashley Barr, assistant professor in UB’s Department of Sociology in [...]
How the US government limits valid scientific research on cannabis sativa The use of medical marijuana for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions and the subsequent therapeutic benefits has long been documented. Twenty-three states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, have determined that Cannabis sativa (a.k.a. marijuana) can benefit patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, including cancer, [...]
Research connects discrimination, thoughts of death among African-Americans Racial discrimination, whether it’s derogatory language or unequal treatment, impacts communities and individuals in different ways. For children, the effects are sometimes emotional scars, and as a University of Houston researcher discovered, even thoughts of death. UH psychology professor Rheeda Walker was the lead researcher on the study “A Longitudinal Study of Racial Discrimination and [...]
Make-Up Changes Your Social Status Differently For Men And Women Dominance and prestige are two ways of achieving high status. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Sharing Our Shame I just penned a piece for our main blog about being ourselves, what this really means and what it really looks like. One of the psychologists I interviewed shared this … ...
The Link Between Abnormal Eating and Dementia Dinner time at a nursing home is not for the faint of heart. There are as many idiosyncrasies as there are residents. One will only eat her pudding. Another woman … ...
Falling in Love with Your Spouse — Again! A successful marriage means falling in love many times, always with the same person. — Mignon McLaughlin Do you view marriage as a destination or a journey? If you view it as a journey, you’re infinitely more likely to succeed. Those who view marriage as … ...
Understanding Risk Factors Involved in Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use Underage drinking is a major public health and social problem in the U.S. The ability to identify at-risk children before they initiate heavy alcohol use has immense clinical and public health implications. A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years can predict which youth eventually initiate alcohol use during later adolescence around the age of 18.
Why Friends May Know You Better Than You Know Yourself How can we get to know ourselves better?
Why Your Friends May Know You Better Than You Know Yourself Understanding these three key social perception factors can help us get to know ourselves better.
Today I Love Going To Sleep Listening To Blue Rodeo Today I love going to sleep listening to Blue Rodeo. I love that I could hear them playing the Blues Festival down at the park. I love that when I … ...
How to Sort Your Thoughts From Your Feelings: And... Before you read on please take a moment to consider these two questions. What do you think about child abuse? What do you feel about child abuse? If your answers … ...