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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.
When Emotion Meets Thinking: Can we be sad and creative too?
The Reality of Preschool Anxiety Disorders Most people think that younger children can’t have anxiety. They think that because children do not have much of a life experience, what do they have to be anxious about? The truth is very different. Almost 20% of pre-schoolers (aged 3 to 4) have an … ...
Tips for Managing Stress: An Interview with Gary Brown,... Today, I had the pleasure of interviewing psychotherapist, Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA, based out of Los Angles, California on the topic of stress management. Jennifer: What kind of therapy do you practice and with what populations do you work? Gary: I have an eclectic … ...
Self-Harm: Legitimate Coping Skill or a Silent Scream for... In an article I wrote titled “Why I’m Grateful for My Son’s Self-Injury,” I describe my son’s depression and the use of cutting to release some of his inner pain. This self-injury turned into an addictive and compulsive act that culminated in several suicide attempts. … ...
Going to church might be good for your health A recent study shows that people who attend worship services may reduce their mortality risk by 55 percent.
The 5 Most Attractive Personality Traits These five character traits are more attractive than your education or genetics. • 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
Study finds link between death-related anxiety and support for killing animals Humans kill animals for food, but could it also provide another psychological function? A study recently published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin provides evidence that the killing animals helps people dampen the awareness of their own mortality. The research was based on terror management theory, which posits that humans unconsciously uphold certain cultural [...]
How Common Is PTSD In Primary Care Settings? New data suggests that PTSD is common in primary care settings. Are patients getting the attention they need for this condition?
Why more promiscuous people are not necessarily cheaters Psychologists are taking a closer look at how the trait known as sociosexuality influences romantic relationships. New research suggests that individuals predisposed to casual sex are not necessarily predisposed to becoming cheaters. “We became interested in this topic because we wanted to understand why some people in romantic relationships are more successful at shielding off [...]
3 Distorted Beliefs About Friendships That Can Destroy Them... Our beliefs about relationships naturally affect how we behave in those relationships. And when our beliefs are distorted, it can lead us to actions that sabotage our friendships—and leave us neglecting ourselves. Which is why it’s important to take the time to explore our beliefs and … ...
Why Psychopaths Will Harm You, and Why They Don't Care Proving why you can't rely on those high in psychopathy, new research shows the emotional deficits that make them so likely to choose to harm rather than help their fellow humans.
Psychopathy in Everyday Life and the Role of Emotions Showing why you can't rely those high in psychopathy, new research shows the emotional deficits that make them so likely to choose to harm rather than help their fellow humans.
Psychology Around the Net: June 3, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net has something for everyone including psychological tricks to avoid impulse shopping, research results on the moral judgment of terrorists, how virtual reality is helping foster better mental health, and more. Enjoy! Shopping Hungry? … ...