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How Your Lie–Detector Chin Gives Away the Naked Truth We surmise what lies behind facial expressions, decipher body language, and interpret tone apart from literal words. We read between the lines and hear what isn't said.
You have a story to tell and it’s time... Everyone has a story. I have a story, you have a story, we all have something to offer this world through our experiences. The reason why, you ask, or may … ...
When do children learn to write? Earlier than you might think We typically think of writing as something that is out of reach for preschool children. After all, young children can’t write recognizable letters, and they can’t spell words. We have been studying young children’s knowledge about writing in our research. And we are finding that they know more about writing – even before they learn [...]
What Your Brain Does Automatically So Some Memories Are Recalled Preferentially And Without Effort We can only recall a very small proportion of the memories we make each day. ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off **
A psychologist analyzes Kanye West’s Twitter rants Ah, Yeezy. The proclaimed deity and perennial mogul Kanye West is once again receiving a surge of media attention for his social media output — to the point where no tweeter could be in the dark about the coinciding release of his new album and fashion line. Kanye’s latest tweet-based pontifications have ranged from the [...]
Psychology Around the Net: February 20, 2016 Good afternoon, Psych Central readers! First, I have to apologize for the late post. Generally, I try to publish these earlier in the day, but, alas. Technology is a wonderful thing, but unfortunately there are some blips along the way — and I’ve had a … ...
A Tip to Try for Anyone Who Struggles with Uncertainty Many us, whether we struggle with an anxiety disorder or not, view uncertainty as intimidating. After all, uncertainty is ambiguous. It means unpredictable situations, which we’re convinced have the potential for discomfort, undesirable outcomes, bad news, big mistakes. So we avoid uncertainty. We don’t take … ...
The Real Reason Personal Boundaries Are Vital I used to think that personal boundaries are simply limits. Yeses and nos. Fences we put up to protect ourselves. And they are all those things. But they’re also so … ...
Better to Be Ignored for Who You Are than... When we don’t hold to our own truth it creates divisions on our lives. We’re obliged to adopt masks, to play different roles for different people in our lives. Many … ...
What is Stigma? Anyone who knows someone with a mental illness has probably heard the word stigma at some point in talking to them. They’ve probably been made aware that the media perpetrates … ...
Real Life with Bipolar: Interview with a Mom and... In this week’s column, I’m interviewing Deidra, a 30-something woman living in the Midwest. Deidra lives with bipolar disorder, on top of balancing a husband, two children, and a career. … ...
Treating Depression with Love and Communication: How They Do... I remember reading an article recently about how, after the genocide in Rwanda, teams of Western psychological workers were sent in to try and treat those who had lost loved … ...
10 Mental Health Myths   Problems are Not Common 1 of 4 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in their lifetime. Problems Caused by Sufferer Individuals must take accountability for their thoughts and … ...
Today I Love Musical Friday Evening Memories Today I love musical Friday evening memories. The music is still playing in my head from the great open mic we had yesterday afternoon. This community never struggles very hard … ...
The Relentless Drum Beats on about Problematic Internet Use... Here’s how Slate recently positioned yet another study on “Internet addiction:” “Problematic Internet Use” Is Now Officially a Thing The original title of the exact same article on The Conversation was little better: There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU) Why are … ...
The Power of Inspiration for Your Creative Work I’m a big fan of Danielle LaPorte and her writing. Recently, I came across this blog post, where Danielle explores the difference between motivation and inspiration. Which I found to … ...
Self-Advocacy in the Real World “At the heart of all that civilization has meant and developed is ‘community’ – the mutually cooperative and voluntary venture of man to assume a semblance of responsibility for his brother.” –Martin Luther King Johnny has been battling depression for the last few months and … ...
Why Should Professors Excel in Both Teaching and Research? University professors are required to excel at both teaching and research - in spite of the fact that these are actually unrelated endeavors.
People with Mental Health Concerns Want You (Video) A compilation of voiecs of lkived experience sharing what they want people to know about it....
Worried About Zika Virus? Mother’s Stress Also Harms Child The zika virus reminds us that when a child’s health is at risk, we are quick to act. Why, then, have we still not taken action against the problems that stress mothers?