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Fear Of High Places: What's It About? Will our plane fall? Will I lose control? What about the urge to fly like Mary Poppins? What if the view is too much?
The 2 Questions that Could Save Your Relationship Many of us believe that shoring up a declining relationship requires substantial effort. While this is often true — especially if a betrayal of trust has occurred — most relationships can be greatly improved by posing two simple questions to your partner. These questions work because … ...
Does sexual aggression alter the female brain? Thirty percent of women worldwide experience some kind of physical or sexual assault during their lifetime. In a recent animal study, scientists -- who have developed a new model to determine how stress affects females -- discovered that prepubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced males had elevated levels of stress hormones, could not learn as well, and expressed reduced maternal behaviors needed to care for offspring.
Best to sleep on it: Brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate memory Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory.
Money Talks: Three Ways Heroin Addiction Hurts the Economy... Money Talks: Three Ways Heroin Addiction Hurts the Economy   Ensuring economic prosperity is one of the most important things we can do to secure a bright future for our … ...
Welcome to Divergent Thinkers: Asperger’s, NLD & More... There is something to be said for the value of “thinking outside the box.” We tend to prize people who can do this because they seem to arrive at new … ...
"Blues in the Night" Who has not felt utterly sad at some points in their lives? We all go through these feelings, sometimes due to serious challenges, or existential angst, or a clinical depression.
Placebo: Far More than a Sugar Pill The word “placebo,” often denigrated by psychopharmacology skeptics as “the sugar pill” is a very misunderstood concept in psychiatry. In order to gain approval for prescription in the United States, … ...
A Reminder for Quiet Voices Maybe your voice doesn’t roar. It doesn’t stick its arm straight up—with conviction—in a classroom. It doesn’t impatiently wave its hand. It has more questions than answers. It doesn’t stand … ...
Two Things From Youth That Still Determine How Happy People Feel Four Decades Later Two personality traits that lead to a happier and more satisfying life. ** PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook Out Now — Use Code “PSYBLOG” For 30% Off **
The Faulty Foundation of Higher Education There is a profound flaw at the heart of higher education, one rooted in the misplaced faith in the power of the average, a flaw that guarantees college education will be unfair.
6 Vital Facts About Boundaries I explore the topic of boundaries in my writing a lot. I do this because boundaries form the basis of healthy relationships with both others and ourselves. Boundaries are essential. They’re more than barriers and fences that we put up. They speak to something greater … ...
The Struggle Of Male Eating Disorder Awareness As we enter Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016, I reflect on the last three years I(Brian) and many others have been involved with the movement to bring more attention to the stigma males face in dealing with eating disorder recovery and awareness. I know that … ...
Can’t We All Just Get Along (on Mars)? Over the last year or two I’ve become most intrigued by news of NASA’s plans for an upcoming mission to Mars. I still remember the first time I ever saw a … ...
5 Things Real-Life Psychopaths Do Real-life psychopaths don't always look like they do in the movies.
Schizophrenia: The Harm Politicians And Doctors Do With Their... I expect, and I am tolerant of some ignorance regarding schizophrenia. But for a doctor, and presidential hopeful, to say that Muslims, who love America, are “schizophrenic” is an ignorant … ...
Today I Love Excitement Today I love excitement and my ability to find it in little things as well as big things. I love the drama that the numbers from the magazine I work … ...
Antibody provide a more exact Alzheimer's diagnosis radioactive tracers For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the brain. This resulted in more precise information being obtained than with regular radioactive tracers. The study provides hope for more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's disease and improvements in monitoring the effects of medication.
Fatal overdoses of common anxiety meds are spiking Overdoes involving common anxiety drugs are at an all-time high, and scientists fear plenty of lives will be lost before they fully understand why.
Your brain performs better when it's cold outside The latest science says we humans are better at dealing with winter than we usually give ourselves credit for, both in terms of our mood and the basic functioning of our brains.