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Snake Venom Could Hold Key To Alzheimer’s Breakthrough The snake venom originally came from a pit viper, which is found in South and Central America. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Guest Blog: Biological Markers for Mental Illness By: Vincent M. Wales I am a person who lives with mental illness. I’m also a bit of a science geek. And I’m a writer, which means I’m also a … ...
Loneliness Has an Antidote and You’ll Never Guess What... I’m somebody who’s struggled with feelings of loneliness my whole life. It’s a big part of why I decided to become a relationship coach. I wanted to understand why some of my relationships felt more substantial than others. I wanted to understand why sometimes I … ...
Do You, or Your Partner, Have Relationship Blindness? Believing that your relationship is going well, and then having your relationship go well, may be two different things. It may benefit you to pay heed to these warning signs.
Today I Love The Frost on Roofs Today I love frost on roofs and cars. In winter there are few surfaces that will show frost here because they are all usually covered in snow, but here in … ...
Recurring ADHD Dreams Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of my ADHD, the equal and opposite reaction is anxiety. If you screw up enough times, you learn that … ...
Psychology Around the Net: March 12, 2016 Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but from where I’m sitting it’s a sunshine-filled, 70-degree day, and the last thing I want to do is be indoors! Still, I suggest you take your phone or tablet or laptop … ...
Advice from a Friend Going Through Chemo I must admit that when my friend shared she had cancer, it evoked vast amounts of fear mostly because my understanding was lacking in this area. But now with the advancement of many medications, surgical procedures, types of chemotherapy or radiation, various treatment options, and … ...
The depression gender gap Struggling with clinical depression can be especially challenging for men who don't have strong social support.
Stockholm Syndrome: Loving Our Abuser Reading old emails exchanged with my captors makes me sick. Nauseated. Loquacious lovey-dovey’s and toe-curling coo’s drip from our email conversations. The contrast between our communication back then is in … ...
There Is Such a Thing as Being Too Supportive We cripple people who are capable of walking because we choose to carry them. — Christie Williams Years ago, I had a dear friend who needed a lot of support for various reasons. She was working hard to find her way out of a dark … ...
Tools To Get You Studying for the SAT, ACT,... Several of my students took the first New SAT on March 5, and they found the test wasn’t nearly as hard as they had feared. Like all new things, standardized … ...
Gene Editing Eugenics in The X Files Will a biotech elite make society-altering decisions on the planet's behalf?
The Social and Behavioral Costs of Sleeplessness Given the effects that sleep has on social relationships and behavior—both in the workplace itself and in other areas of life—the importance of sleep needs to be addressed.
Why are we becoming so narcissistic? Here’s the science The subject of narcissism has intrigued people for centuries, but social scientists now claim that it has become a modern “epidemic”. So what is it, what has led to its increase, and is there anything we can do about it? In the beginning The term narcissism originated more than 2,000 years ago, when Ovid wrote [...]
What Do You Want to Let Into Your Life? A few weeks ago I wrote this piece about the real reason personal boundaries are powerful: Because they help us define who we are. Boundaries also are “as much about … ...
Hope For Opioid Abuse Among Baby Boomers Opioid abuse has become a problem as significant as the frighteningly vaunted crack epidemic of the late 1980’s and 1990’s. Unlike then, the reaction this time has been one of … ...
AI We There Yet? Tasks in which AI systems excel—board games, erudition quizzes, image classification—do not loom large in human behavior. Real AI will need some real behavior and brain science.
Neurofeedback reduces pain, increases quality of life for cancer patients suffering from chemotherapy-induced neuropathy A new study evaluating the use of neurofeedback found a decrease in the experience of chronic pain and increase quality of life in patients with neuropathic pain, researchers report.
The Difficulties of Disciplining a Child with ADHD This topic has been on my mind for several weeks now. Disciplining a child who has ADHD is no easy feat, and it’s one I’ve seen my sister struggle with … ...