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Alcoholism: Why Can’t I Stop Drinking? The underlying basis of all addictions – and alcohol is no exception – is the avoidance of pain. While there is evidence that some people have genetic and biological predispositions … ...
6 Warning Signs You Suffer from Depersonalization Disorder... It’s more common than you think. Have you ever felt disconnected from your body or numb to feeling anything? If so, you may have depersonalization disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that nearly 50 percent of all of the adults in the United … ...
Boredom Can Be Dangerous for Mental Illness While I always recommend making time for relaxation, there’s one facet to having time on your hands that I must caution about. All too often people with mental illness are left with idle time, myself included, which can lead to trouble. Spare time means more opportunity to worry and overanalyze … ...
Violent video games eventually lose their ability to produce guilt in gamers Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. At a glance, it appears real. So real, that research has consistently found that gamers feel guilty committing unjustified acts of violence within the game. Now, a new University at [...]
Things Your Dentist Hasn’t Told You That Could Hinder...   If you’ve ever wondered if there are things your dentist hasn’t told you, wonder no more. Your dentist hasn’t told you everything. They aren’t trying to hide something; you … ...
Why some women prefer to watch gay male pornography Research published in the scientific journal Porn Studies has investigated the motivations behind women who watch male-on-male pornography. The findings suggest that some women enjoy gay male pornography because it offers perspectives that mainstream heterosexual porn lacks. Lucy Neville, a senior lecturer in criminology at Middlesex University, became interested in the topic of women who [...]
Bathrooms Have Always Been A Civil Rights Issue NC HB2 controls which bathrooms transgendered persons can use. "White only" we have seen before. Why? If you use the same bathroom, you cannot say you are a more authentic human.
Handwriting Has a Psychological Advantage Compared With Using Real or Virtual Keyboards Study compares writing by hand with real and virtual keyboards. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Young Children with Autism... One evidence-based treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder is described as comprehensive behavioral treatment for young children (CBTYC). The National Standards Project provides information regarding 14 established interventions for children with autism. This means that they have found 14 interventions that have significant scientific … ...
The discovery of ‘antimemories’ could revolutionize neuroscience One of the most intriguing physics discoveries of the last century was the existence of antimatter, material that exists as the “mirror image” of subatomic particles of matter, such as electrons, protons and quarks, but with the opposite charge. Antimatter deepened our understanding of our universe and the laws of physics, and now the same [...]
3 Ways Couples Get Stuck and How to Move Through It Every couple gets stuck. After all, relationships take work, and conflict is inevitable. Sometimes, we might be on different pages. Sometimes, we might unwittingly do things that only keep us and our partners spinning our wheels. Below, Ashley Thorn, a licensed marriage and family therapist, … ...
Cultivating Calmness In our day to day lives we’re faced with myriad frustrations and complications, everything from pressures at work to our car not running right, to more serious things like trauma … ...
You Are Meant to Feel Good You are not a body that must fit into a teeny tiny bikini. You are not a body that must take diet pills and weird supplements that speed up your heart … ...
Beat stress with your pet Not only do our furry friends offer companionship, they can also help us relax when we get overwhelmed.
What Actually Happens When a Narcissist Looks in the Mirror? Viewing themselves as favorably as possible seems to be a central quality of narcissism. If only everyone else saw them as positively as they do themselves.
These (Legal) Drugs Can Screw Up Your Sobriety and...   So, you’re an addict. New to recovery and very concerned about medications. So concerned that you feel anxious even if you have to take a Tylenol for a headache. … ...
Today I Love The White Predawn Light Today I love the white, predawn light of this cold and chilly day. I love that I am up early to go to market so that I can participate in … ...
Research Highlights Abortion and Crime Linked; Will it Change... Donald Trump is reported to be facing the deepest crisis in his election campaign for the White House, following his comment that women should be punished for having an abortion. The supposed ‘gaffe’ has reportedly produced a fierce backlash from both those on the left … ...
What Are The Differences Between ADHD And Bipolar Disorder?... Introduction It is not uncommon for someone to be diagnosed with both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. According to Healthline, “Bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) … ...
Psychology Around the Net: April 9, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! As you read this, I’m probably looking out my window wondering where spring went. (Snow? Really?) Or, if the weather forecast is wrong — *fingers crossed* — I’m outside romping around with my dog. Regardless of your weather situation and how … ...