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Seeing life in fast-forward: visual brain predicts future events based on past experience For a long time, researchers thought of the visual cortex as a brain area that determines what you perceive based on information coming from the eyes. Neuroscientists now show that the area is also involved in the prediction of future events. 
Is Porn Use Really Harmful to Relationships? New research on porn and relationships: Despite the strident claims that scientists have proven porn use is harmful to relationships, there is in fact no such evidence.
Passing Life’s Quiz “Why did you glance over there? Were you trying to cheat? You are a cheater!” my mind shrieks. Before a high-pressure exam, these falsehoods rampage through my mind like a bulldozing running back. And they are just as powerful. My offense: glancing over at the … ...
Not the psychology of Joe average terrorist News reports have been covered a fascinating study on the moral reasoning of ‘terrorists’ published in Nature Human Behaviour but it’s worth being aware the wider context to understand what it means. Firstly, it’s worth saying how impressive this study is. The researchers, led by Sandra Baez, managed to complete the remarkably difficult task of … Continue reading "Not the psychology of Joe average terrorist"
When Your Mate Touches a Nerve… How do you talk to your partner about a sensitive topic? If he or she says something that makes you uneasy, do you feel tightness in your throat, chest or elsewhere? Forget to breathe? Maybe you change the subject? Call the person selfish, unreasonable, or … ...
As road rage rises, experts give reasons for behavior, tips for staying cool Psychologists agree with traffic safety experts that the best way to cope with the increasingly deadly problem of road rage is to get out of the way.
Bullies use a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids: Peanuts Young people with severe allergies are being harassed, teased and threatened.
Study finds low sexual disgust predicts motivation to use Tinder for casual sex Researchers from Turkey have found that our sense of disgust influences how we use the online dating app Tinder. “Social networks and applications have been attracting a lot of attention in social psychology research recently. Although Tinder is a widely used matchmaking platform, there were not many studies done on it. It was a research [...]
6 Essential Qualities of Leadership “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek Leadership is a prized quality. Without effective leaders, … ...
Scientists are closer to understanding why fantasies about the future predict depressive symptoms Psychologists have found that fantasizing about the future can lead to increases in depression — and a new study provides some more clues as to why that is. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Consciousness and Cognition in May, examined the role that rumination plays. “Much research on depression focuses on understanding and changing [...]
The Two Universal Reasons People Commit Suicide Around one million people around the world take their own lives each year. • 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
Men who use metaphorical language are perceived as more attractive by women: study Most women would rather have a potential romantic partner compliment their appearance than their possessions. And they view men who use metaphorical language to make the compliment as more attractive than those who are literal. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports. The study, conducted by researchers at [...]
How Do Children Become Narcissists? Have you ever wondered what type of childhood experiences lead people to develop Narcissistic disorders? Here are some common scenarios that lead children to become Narcissistic.
‘My Daughter Won’t Eat!’ 3 Tips if Your Teen... So, its dinner time and you’ve been logging away hours at the stove preparing what you thought was your daughter’s favorite meal; mashed potatoes, steak, and green beans. She has always loved this meal. Ever since she was very young, her favorite food has been … ...
An Interview on Self Compassion Featuring Lynn R. Zakeri... Jennifer: Thanks for taking the time out to speak with me today. Could you tell me a bit about how you relate to the topic of self-compassion? Lynn: Definitely. I am a clinical therapist.  I feel like I have both personal and clinical expertise on … ...
Why We Can Change Our Minds at the Last Minute Why do we suddenly change our minds at the last minute? Here's why and how to avoid the crisis
My Life with Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) “Truth is I cut my hair for freedom, not for beauty.”  ~Chrisette Michele When I was around 13 years old — 27 or so years ago — I decided to grow a ponytail. Before that, my parents chose my haircuts and kept it short. At … ...
Psychiatry and Tech: An Odd Couple, An Impending Marriage The Engagement between Tech and Psychiatry Grows
Behavior Analysts in Rural Communities Serving rural communities in any human services field can have it’s challenges. Of course, some of the top difficulties include longer travel times for staff (compared to urban areas), mileage and travel expenses, sometimes lower financial resources for many clients (compared to more affluent families … ...
Using Acceptance to Manage Anxiety and Stress It sounds counterintuitive, but the benefits are so worth it! It happened again, that annoying trigger that starts your day off on a bad foot. And, to make things even worse, today was the day you felt rested, and ready to relax. Darn it! 7 … ...