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When Distraction Is a Good Thing Distractions are often seen as a bad thing, but that's not always the case. Here's how you can use distractions to your advantage.
Why Go on a Honeymoon? At a recent party, a guy was talking about how disappointing his honeymoon had been. It rained. The rain went on for 6 of the 7 days he and his new wife were in their tropical paradise. They didn’t get to go snorkeling or on … ...
Why Is Everyone So Crazy About Narcissism? What's the fascination with narcissism? Perspectives from the field.
Break the Spell of the Narcissistic Step-Parent They appear at just the right time: a broken family torn apart by divorce or death in desperate need of emotional security and starved for normal amounts attention. Enter the narcissist, hidden by a veil of perfection, who immediately endears themselves to every family member … ...
New Research Explains Why Overthinking Can Hinder Creativity A growing body of research helps to explain why "unclamping" the rigid intellectual machinery and executive function of your prefrontal cortex facilitates creativity.
Amygdala activity predicts posttraumatic stress disorder Neuroimaging measures of emotional brain function after acute trauma may help predict whether a person will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. The study reports an association between the activity of two key brain regions involved in emotional regulation, the amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), shortly after trauma and symptoms of PTSD that emerged within the following year.
Podcast: What’s Certified Peer Support Really All About?... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales discuss the role of certified peer supporters in the recovery journeys of those with mental illness. Gabe dispels many of the misconceptions about peer support by explaining the peer certification process … ...
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Heart Disease: Is There a... It is no surprise that posttraumatic stress disorder causes a variety of psychosocial problems.  The negative effects of PTSD on the long-term psychological health of individuals are well-documented. In addition to higher rates of anxiety, depression and substance use, those battling PTSD face challenges in … ...
The Trump Russia Comey Affair: A 'Guts and Bolts' Analysis Obvious question: What does Flynn have on Trump? Obvious answer: Flynn knows that Trump knew about Russia meddling in US election before election took place. Obvious answer: ...
Mind Changing Can Be Risky Leaders who change stance on moral position seen as hypocritical, less effective, study says
Heads of Major Mental Health Associations Urge Senate to Reject Flawed American Health Care Act Letter to Senate leaders offers blueprint for health care reform
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask — People Will Help You When I was in my 30s, I taught writing at a university about an hour away from my home.  One semester, I had two classes — one at 8:30 in the morning and one at 6:00 PM.  That made for a long day.  Of course, … ...
Online Matchmaking: Where Benevolence Outshines Beauty The order in which you view online daters' profiles determines how attractive you will find them. Emotionally responsive profiles can be more alluring than attractive photos.
Emotional Match Making: When Benevolence Outshines Beauty Ever wonder how some successful online daters are not the most attractive, the richest, or the most charismatic options? They have one thing in common: emotional responsiveness.
Predicting autism: Study links infant brain connections to diagnoses at age 2 In previous studies, researchers linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
Income, Education, Social Support, and Brain Development Several studies have found adverse relationships among poverty, low parental educational levels, and brain development.
Great Performers Are Born AND Made Different sports have specific neurological, physiological, and musculoskeletal requirements and if you're not born with those, all of the training in the world won't help.
The One Simple Thing That Identifies A Narcissist How to tell the difference between a narcissist and someone with high self-esteem. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Even moderate drinking might be bad for aging brains Moderate drinkers were more likely to develop worrisome brain changes that might signal eventual memory loss.
Feeling Blue? Listen To This Type of Music “Where words leave off, music begins.” ― Heinrich Heine • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything