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Implicit bias: Is everyone racist? Few people openly admit to holding racist beliefs but many psychologists claim most of us are nonetheless unintentionally racist.
Anticipation helps pathological gamblers hold out for larger-but-later rewards Triggering pathological gamblers to envision a future personal experience reduces their preference for an immediate reward over a larger, delayed award, according to a study.
Avoid These 3 Ways To Make Insomnia Worse People frequently give those with insomnia the worst advice with the best of intentions. • 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
The Criminal's Use of Everyday Words You may believe you understand what an offender is saying, but think again!
The Lord of the Wedding Ring: J.R.R. Tolkien’s True Love Tolkien's new book, Beren and Luthien is coming out decades after the author’s death, but it tells a tale close to his heart.
Brain development and aging The brain is a complex organ -- a network of nerve cells, or neurons, producing thought, memory, action, and feeling. How does this complex system change from childhood to adulthood to late life in order to maintain optimal behavioral responses? These questions were put to the test by psychologists who studied hundreds of fMRI brain scans, from two separate datasets, to see how the variability of brain signals changes or remains the same during a human lifespan.
When Your Kid Is an Athlete and a Perfectionist Joe loved playing soccer and if he had a choice, he would spend all his waking hours playing the sport. He was also a high achiever in other areas of his life. He was proud of the A’s he received in all his classes. He … ...
BA CEO Shouldn’t Be Sacked But Should Be Docked Pay British Airways IT failure caused canceled flights for 75,000 people. To fix the problems, it's CEO shouldn’t be sacked. Rather, he and his executives should be docked pay.
Treating depression with software A treatment for depression using Emotional Faces Memory Task resulted in a significantly greater reduction of major depressive disorder symptoms compared to a control group, according to initial clinical results.
Cell phone use and distracted driving begins in the mind Even simple cell phone conversations can cause distracted driving. Researchers have found listening on the phone while driving creates a lag in the mind to extract itself from one object before fixing attention on another object.
How to Make Friends by Asking Questions A new Harvard study shows that people like us more when we let them do most of the talking.
Is Donald Trump Out of His Mind? Is Donald Trump out of his mind? From a context-centered therapy perspective, not a bit. Sadly, he’s all too much in it.
7 Ways to Clear Out Clutter When You Have ADHD Clearing out clutter is tough for most people. It can be especially tough when you have ADHD. For instance, the distractibility and forgetfulness may mean you’re regularly misplacing items and then replacing them, which means you end up with duplicates in strange, random spots, said … ...
Consider this before you move in together Are you in a fairly new relationship and want to take it to the next level—are you thinking about moving in together? There is no doubt that there are some very attractive benefits to moving in together: the convenience of having your own space to chill and relax, never having to say goodbye at the […]
Binge drinking can alter the way your brain directs attention, study finds New research indicates that alcohol use can affect how the brain processes information. The study, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, found that alcohol-related images and words were processed more efficiently by people with a history of binge drinking. “Previous work in this area has shown that images of alcohol, and even alcohol-related words, can [...]
Living with an Aging Parent My mother is 85, and she still drives and lives alone. When people see her they say “she never changes.” She took care of me when I went through two bouts of cancer, one in 2012 and the other in 2016. In short, Mom is … ...
Study suggests that yawning may not be contagious The idea that yawns are contagious has been around since at least 300 BCE. But the past 2,300 years have not produced much good scientific evidence that this is the case, according to a study published in the journal Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. The study concluded that the effect of witnessing another person yawn [...]
The One-Time Injection That Treats Depression Depression symptoms were reduced in almost half the people given the injection. • 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
Is Recovery the Best Word to Describe Wellness with... As a mental health blogger and a person living with mental illness, I often use the word recovery. In my quest to educate the world, I am very open about my illness, but I’m also quick to let people know that I’m living well. In … ...
Learning by Writing Fiction Tell co-workers that you're writing a novel, and you're likely to get nervous glances.