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How to Stop Negative Self-Talk Negative self-talk can seriously damage your self-esteem and impair your quality of life. Learn how to free yourself of the inner critic.
Liberals and Conservatives Have Quite Different Cognitive Styles, Psychology Study Finds ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" ** Both groups solved the same number of problems, but in different ways.
Success Tips for Later-in-Life Marriages “So what’s the secret for a good marriage?” asked my friend Ellen, who’s seventy-two. She’s stayed unmarried since her early twenties, when she divorced her physically abusive ex-husband. “Choose wisely and learn what it takes to succeed in marriage,” I answered instinctively. While this advice … ...
The Fascinating Reason Plain Faces Are Seen As More Attractive ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" ** Some types of faces are easier on the eye and the brain.
To Understand is to Forgive You can choose to replace your old, guilty mind-set with a one oriented around regret. Guilt means you are wrong and need to be punished. So they offer evidence, but … ...
Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism By temporarily inactivating a part of the brain involved in impulse-control, neuroscientists have discovered compelling evidence that we're hardwired for altruism. The discovery suggests possible avenues for treating the empathically challenged.
Animal Mentors Teach Us About Eating Disorders In my last post, I shared in a broad-brush overview kind of way about a new favorite book find, “Zoobiquity.” The more I ponder the book, the more I realize … ...
Today I Love The Subdued Colors Of Winter’s End Today I love the subdued colors of winter’s end. I love the growing green of the grass in the yard, the ragged black cotton of ravens in the grey green … ...
Can Your Heart Predict the Future? Psychophysiologists claim cardiac clairvoyance is real
Discovery of the characteristics of subcortical regions in schizophrenia Scientists found that patients with schizophrenia demonstrated a specific leftward volumetric asymmetry for the globus pallidus, one of the basal ganglia of the brain. The basal ganglia are involved in motivation and volition, the impairment of which may result in difficulties in social life. This finding is expected to help elucidate the underlying pathological mechanisms of schizophrenia. Moreover, it will be a step toward the development of therapeutic strategies for schizophrenia.
The 3 Biggest Myths About Domestic Violence Domestic violence is an epidemic. To put an end to it, we must see through the myths that run rampant about this form of abuse. Myth #1: It’s not a … ...
New research gathers more evidence for innovative stroke treatment New research has provided more evidence that an innovative treatment strategy may help prevent brain swelling and death in stroke patients. Researchers have found that Cirara, an investigational drug, powerfully reduced brain swelling and death in patients who had suffered a type of large stroke called malignant infarction, which normally carries a high mortality rate.
Forgetting to learn: Neural mechanisms in mouse brains indicate that we actively forget as we learn They say that once you've learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But new research suggests that while learning, the brain is actively trying to forget.
In Online Dating, Order Affects Attraction Good news if the cruel world of online dating has you down. In a new study, researchers from University of Sydney have given everyone who’s ever been rejected online a ready-made rationalization. Many online dating platforms will show you someone’s picture and let you make a yes/no decision: interested or...
What Causes ADHD? Introduction Many people have inquired about what causes ADHD. Do biological factors cause ADHD? Do you environmental factors cause ADHD? Do both biological and environmental factors cause the development of … ...
Understanding Histrionic Personality Disorder The word “histrionic” is defined as overly dramatic or emotional but the personality disorder includes overly sexual or provocative behavior.  Interestingly enough a histrionic will see themselves as very sexual even when they are not sexually appealing or physically attractive.  It is almost as if … ...
Why Am I Such A Smart Ass I can’t deny it. It’s true. But the truth is that I think I could be worse. The number of times I hesitate and don’t say the thing that leaps … ...
Best of Our Blogs: March 18, 2016 Anxiety can feel like an uninvited guest. Maybe you’ve come to expect it during certain situations or it always takes you by surprise. You’ve tried a lot of things to scare it away. But you may not have done this. You’ve tried to eradicate it from your life. … ...
Study Gradually, Starting NOW, To Be Ready For Final... Many otherwise good students didn’t do as well as they had hoped on their midterm exams. They couldn’t remember the quantities of material, or they couldn’t pull isolated facts and … ...
Creating from Your Heart and No One Else’s So many of us grew up with a palpable need to fit in. So we bent ourselves accordingly. Maybe you pretended to like music and movies that you didn’t really like. … ...