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Are You Living in Your Own Bubble? It’s so easy to live in your own bubble. To ridicule ideas that aren’t in your echo chamber. To give zero latitude to concepts that are foreign to you. Too bad. For to live a full life, a rich life, you need to remind yourself … ...
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Study links Facebook use to reduced gray matter volume in the nucleus accumbens People who frequently check Facebook on their smartphone tend to have less gray matter in a reward-related area of the brain, according to new research. “Smartphones, Facebook – in short the digital world – is a major part of our lives,” the study’s corresponding author, Christian Montag of Ulm University, told PsyPost. “A better neuroscientific [...]
Seven Surprising Lessons a “Helicopter” Parent Learned from Her... I felt utterly helpless. There was something profoundly wrong with my daughter, but I couldn’t help her — me the trained psychologist, the one with the master’s degree in social work and a doctoral degree in psychology. But this was long before the Asperger’s Syndrome … ...
Cultivating Referral Sources Whether newly in practice or long-established, referral sources are the lifeblood of your business.  It’s no surprise to you, I’m sure, that people are most likely to make an appointment with you if they are directed to you by a person they trust. You can … ...
The Shaky Self-Esteem of the Narcissist When you think of people high in narcissism, low self-esteem hardly comes to mind as part of the picture. New research shows just how fragile their sense of self can be.
The Best Way to Handle a Narcissist is to Use Some Extra TLC When you think of people high in narcissism, low self-esteem hardly comes to mind as part of the picture. New research shows that handling them involves some extra TLC.
16-Year Study: Surprising Findings about Marriage and Health In a 16-year study, more than 11,000 people were followed as they married and divorced. Here’s what happened to their health, life satisfaction, and depression.
Did Your Graduate Successfully Transition from Childhood to Adulthood... For many, high school graduation day rightly marks a transition from childhood to adulthood. No longer acting like a child, this new adult is properly equipped to embrace life and move forward with excitement and determination. Unfortunately, too many graduates fail to make this shift … ...
Psychology Around the Net: May 27, 2017 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! If you’re here in the States, I hope you’re enjoying your long holiday weekend; however, before you hit the outdoors take a moment to check out the latest in this week’s mental health news! Learn about mindfulness-focused childbirth, why it’s important … ...
8 Effective Ways to Reclaim Your Sex Life During... You CAN do it! Over nearly my entire life, at least since going through puberty at an early age, there’s been a cold war brewing in my mind and body between sex, stress, and depression. There is a seemingly never-ending battle between my libido and … ...
Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some ability to control their own hands when they were not wearing the brace, according to a new study. The participants, all of whom had moderate to severe paralysis, showed significant improvement in grasping objects.
It’s not pain but ‘existential distress’ that leads people to assisted suicide, study suggests Psychological rather than physical suffering is the main reason people give for seeking to end their lives.
Putting the Health and Care in Healthcare Red, white, and blue. The blue represents Americans’ collective mood. Is it our work-centric culture? Our reticence to discuss mental health? Our collective independence? Regardless the U.S. stands for Under Stress. But why are we so unhappy — at least compared to our Scandinavian brethren? … ...
The Child Mental Health Crisis Childhood mental health issues are on the rise. It will take a village to identify and treat them. Better understanding them is a start.
This Subtle Dementia Symptom Sends Early Warning Dementia breaks down the brain's ability to perform complex tasks, like this one. • 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
Reducing Problem Behavior Maintained by Automatic Reinforcement... Problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement is likely to need intervention that is different than that of problem behavior maintained by social reinforcement. Saini, Greer, et. al. (2016) note that noncontingent reinforcement and response blocking are two interventions that have been shown to reduce problem … ...
5 Effortless Ways to Embrace Change “The only thing that is constant is change.” – Heraclitus Time never stands still in real life. It’s not like the movies where characters can freeze-frame and the writer takes the viewer on some tangential story. In real life, change happens constantly. You can fight … ...
The Cost of Internalized Stigma One of the most insidious kinds of stigma people with mental health conditions face is self-stigma. When you’re surrounded by a culture that stigmatizes mental illness, it’s natural that these attitudes can affect the way you see your own mental health. When people with mental health conditions adopt stigmatizing attitudes...