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Mindfulness Is Oversold Has mindfulness therapy been oversold? A new paper suggests that it has—and that psychotherapy research in general may be in crisis.
The Greatest Champions Have Two Very Special Attitudes Two motivational keys to becoming a champion. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Why Donald Trump Inspires the Confidence of His Supporters Trump supporters don’t care how insensitive, obnoxious, or inaccurate Trump is, because honesty and sensitivity are not major criteria for their judging their reality TV star.
How’s Your Self-Relationship? We work hard at our relationships, and, in of service them, we often overlook, or even neglect, our most important one--our relationship to ourselves.
Are You Bored With Your Life? If you tell my 80-year-old dad you’re bored, he’ll tell you, “Boredom is a privilege.” He said he heard this from a taxi driver in NYC about a decade ago, and he never … ...
The Curse of Apathy: Sources and Solutions What causes the feeling of non-feeling?
How neuroscientists explaing the mind-clearing magic of running Decades of research show that there is a strong link between aerobic exercise and cognitive clarity.
Do drug addicts scare you? I don't understand why some people think addicts are a dangerus - especially to to children. It's as though they think addiction is contagious or turns us into leches and kidnappers....
5 Traits Narcissists Seek in Victims Are you the next target? Emotional stalkers have a basic need to rid themselves of prevailing emptiness. They frequently achieve this by carefully choosing a victim who is then charmed, seduced and trapped. The victim’s energy feeds the stalker and provides what he lacks. Being … ...
Are Beyoncé Fans Bullying Jay-Z’s Suspected Mistresses?... It felt like the internet exploded over the weekend when Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, aired on HBO.  The singer, who is known for being fiercely private, seemed to blow her private … ...
Childhood Spanking Backfires Spectacularly On Parents, 50 Years Research Finds Risks of spanking children confirmed by 50 years of research. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Emotion detector: Facial expression recognition to improve learning, gaming A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is almost 99 percent accurate.
Consumers reveal barriers to brain-training app-iness The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, how they use them and what they think their benefits may be.
Today I Love The Sunny Look Of This Day Today I love the sunny look of this day. I love the way it looks like it could almost be a summer day. I love that the willows have turned … ...
Who gets hooked on drugs? Rat study finds genetic markers that influence addiction Why does addiction vulnerability differ from individual to individual? For the first time, scientists have shown in selectively bred animals that the propensity for addiction is linked to differences in expression of genes for specific molecules in a specific brain region. It's also the first demonstration that a DNA tag called an epigenetic marker can predispose an individual to addiction and relapse.
Measuring happiness on social media Happiness. It's something we all strive for, but how do we measure it--as a country? A global community? Computer scientists used two years of Twitter data to measure users' life satisfaction, a component of happiness.
Shared Personality Traits of Your Military and Veteran Clients... Over two- million men and women have served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It is estimated that a significant minority of them will require ongoing psychological care for conditions like posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.  Consequently, non-military behavioral healthcare providers will shoulder … ...
Go Luck Yourself! Do you believe that some people are just lucky or that you can create your own luck?
Psychedelic Drugs and the Nature of Personality Change A recent study found increases in openness to experience following a dose of LSD. More detailed studies on psychedelics may lead to a deeper understanding of personality change.
How to Curb a Smart Mouth The tendency to shoot from the lip has doomed many an endeavor or personal interaction. If you are prone to speak first and think later, you could be missing out on opportunities. These tips can help to curb your impulsive blurts and make your life … ...