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Are You Working for a Company that Doesn't Trust You? Does your company trust you? What's the culture like where you work -- trust enhancing or trust depleting? Here are 10 ways to tell if your company doesn't trust you.
Electronic media keeping kids from communicating with parents It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. It’s not just teens caught up in electronic media, but also preschoolers. In fact, there is little mother-child dialogue or conversation [...]
Baby talk words with repeated sounds help infants learn language Babies find it easier to learn words with repetitive syllables rather than mixed sounds, a study suggests. Assessments of language learning in 18-month-olds suggest that children are better at grasping the names of objects with repeated syllables, over words with non-identical syllables. Researchers say the study may help explain why some words or phrases, such [...]
New survey shows that retirement includes work for many older Americans Departing the workforce entirely and entering retirement at age 65 is no longer a reality for many older people in the United States, according to a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The study finds that there are large numbers of older Americans who are currently, or who expect to [...]
US military members who report poor sleep were less resilient in recent study A new study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene. Several physical and mental variables were evaluated as indices of resilience. These variables were, self-rated general health, lost workdays, deployment, completion of service term, and health care utilization. Long [...]
Study: Social media use may help identify students at risk of alcohol problems Research from North Carolina State University and Ohio University finds that having an “alcohol identity” puts college students at greater risk of having drinking problems – and that posting about alcohol use on social media sites is actually a stronger predictor of alcohol problems than having a drink. “This work underscores the central role that [...]
Serendipity in psychological research Dorothy Bishop has an excellent post ‘Ten serendipitous findings in psychology’, in which she lists ten celebrated discoveries which occurred by happy accident. Each discovery is interesting in itself, but Prof Bishop puts the discoveries in the context of the recent discussion about preregistration (declaring in advance what you are looking for and how you’ll … Continue reading "Serendipity in psychological research"
Workaholism: 7 Signs That You Might Have A Mental Disorder Workaholics are two or three times more likely to suffer these psychiatric disorders. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
35 Ways to Treat Yourself In one of my favorite magazines, Bella Grace, they asked readers about their favorite ways to spoil themselves. Readers shared everything from delicious iced coffee to used books to organic, locally grown … ...
All the Single Ladies — What’s Going On? “So what’s the secret for getting a good marriage? asked my friend Ellen. “Choose wisely and learn what it takes to stay happily married,” I blurted out. Yet many of us first need to believe that we can succeed in marriage. It’s strange when you … ...
Shark Personalities: A Shark Isn't a Shark Isn't a Shark Individual personalities among members of the same species are widespread and must be considered when we talk casually about "the shark," "the dog," or any other animals.
The Secret That Drives Us All What drives you? What is it that underlies the ways you respond to the world and react to people? It’s your need to feel safe. But, here’s the problem, your … ...
The Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings Part 2 Several months ago I wrote The Best Kept Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings. In it, you met Garrett, Jolene and Lizzy, who are all burdened by an uncomfortable feeling (a Core … ...
Today I Love This Musical Place Today I love this musical place in which I live. This morning as I sit writing this, the neighbourhood is ringing with birdsong embellished by the slow building tympany of … ...
ADHD and Food Let’s talk about food. An excellent topic. Over at AllPsych, I just wrote about overeating. You can read the full post there, but the key point for our purposes is … ...
Bipolar Disorder: A Patient’s Definition When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, I knew exactly one thing about it: Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, had it. And he died by suicide in 1994. As a Nirvana fan, I paid attention to the news about his life … ...
Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of... If you practice psychotherapy, you know that mindfulness-based interventions have exploded across the clinical landscape and have been proven-effective in treating a range of mental health issues. The act of practicing present moment awareness in sessions not only improves treatment outcomes but also yields significant … ...
Parental Monitoring Can Stop Impulsive Children From Overeating... That moment when part of you wants another chocolate chip cookie and part of you knows it’s probably time to call it quits. One one hand: that smooth chocolate and that soft cookie dough. On the other hand: your health. So what determines whether you indulge a little more or...
The psychology of genre Why we don't like what we struggle to categorize.
How Renowned Artists, Writers and Composers Create I’m always interested in learning how others create. I’m interested in how their process looks, how it feels. I’m interested in what their days really look like. Do they have … ...