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OCD and Illness As most of us already know, there are many things we can do to keep ourselves healthy. We can eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep. We can nurture our … ...
Myth: Smoking and Drinking Relieve Anxiety and Depression... I started smoking and drinking a few years back, when I was living in Florida and had some friends. Everyone else was doing the same, and we would party quite … ...
4 Benefits of Self-Affirmation Having a sense of who you are and what matters to you can make a lot of things easier. One way to solidify this sense of self is to reflect on your personal values or to do things that reinforce these values – in other words, to engage in what...
The Psychology of Design A The Eminents Interview with IDEO’s Tom Kelley
5 Reasons Why Strong Emotions Can Heal What has been your experience with suffering, pain, and sorrow? Did you sink under its pressure or become angry and fought back? Perhaps you did not come to the conclusion … ...
As attention grows, transgender children’s numbers are elusive Researchers have not figured out how to obtain consistent, reliable answers from teenagers, much less younger children.
Would You Ever Join A Couples Therapy Group? An... Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a couples therapy group? Can you picture working on issues with your partner in a room with other … ...
Moms’ middle-school blues Mothers feel more anxious, dissatisfied and doubtful about their own parenting skills when their children are in middle school than at any other stage, new research shows.
Magic mushrooms 'promising' in depression A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a very short study hints.
Three Ways to Express Compassion in Our Work with... For teenagers, the world can be an extremely harsh and unkind place. Conversely, being kind is a universal antidote to aggression, tension, and hostility. When we are kind, we embody friendliness generosity, and consideration in our interaction, and as helping adults, we have the opportunity … ...
#200 Sexism and Social Media: Part Two Today our question is as follows: How do we protect our daughters from sexism in the media and how do we educate our sons? It’s a tall order, no question … ...
Does LSD induce genuine synesthesia — or something different? A new placebo-controlled study has confirmed that the psychedelic drug LSD can induce synesthesia-like experiences. But the preliminary research, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, raises questions about whether LSD produces “genuine” synaesthesia. Synesthesia occurs when a person experiences an overlap in their senses. A person experiencing synesthesia might be able to taste colors or see sounds. “Genuine” [...]
The link between genes, cognitive styles and political orientation Certain personality traits known as cognitive styles are partially determined by genetic factors, which may account for some inherited similarities in political ideology, according to a twin study published online in Political Psychology. Cognitive styles are elements of personality related to how people process information. The dimensions of cognitive style that have received the most [...]
Magic mushroom compound psilocybin can reduce symptoms of treatment-resistant depression Psilocybin – a hallucinogenic compound derived from magic mushrooms – may offer a possible new avenue for antidepressant research, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry today. The small feasibility trial, which involved 12 people with treatment-resistant depression, found that psilocybin was safe and well-tolerated and that, when given alongside supportive therapy, [...]
Young children struggle with visual directional cues — but not a pointing finger The old adage that ‘it’s rude to point’ might need a rethink after new research showed that young children struggle to make sense of common symbols like arrows, and respond best to a pointing finger to direct their gaze. Psychologists from the University of Lincoln, UK, found that the attention of pre-school and early school [...]
Exposure to narrow band of green light improves migraine symptoms Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches, which affect nearly 15 percent of the world’s population. A new study, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Brain, has found that exposing migraine sufferers to a narrow band of green light significantly reduces photophobia and [...]
Scientists create an ’emotional’ Turing test to learn how it feels to interact with a machine Can machines think? That’s what renowned mathematician Alan Turing sought to understand back in the 1950s when he created an imitation game to find out if a human interrogator could tell a human from a machine based solely on conversation deprived of physical cues. The Turing test was introduced to determine a machine’s ability to [...]
Purine metabolism is altered in people with major depressive disorder People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve as building blocks for DNA and they also play a role in cellular signalling, among other things. The study found that in people [...]
New study shows how shift work affect cognitive functions A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more than five years ago completed the test just as quick as the non-shift workers. The [...]
Young workers hit hardest by slow hiring during recessions The saying “Youth is wasted on the young” may ring hollow to young workers who were unable to find work or begin building a career during the Great Recession. When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their twenties and early thirties, according to a new paper by [...]