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Why Are There So Many Narcissists? Narcissism seems to be on the rise. Teachers are frustrated by children who believe they are entitled to an excellent grade for substandard work. Parents are annoyed by teens who believe they are wiser than their elders. Employers are aggravated by employees who believe the … ...
Autism and Late Talking Children When a child talks late, does this mean they have autism?
Maternal bacterial infections trigger abnormal proliferation of neurons in fetal brain Scientists have identified a mechanism that might explain the link between maternal infections during pregnancy and cognitive problems in children. These findings may impact clinical care, they say.
Love Addiction Explained In Five Words “Love makes the world go ’round,” so the song goes. What happens when what passes for love causes a swirling and dizzying ride that creates emotional disorientation and has one … ...
Want a younger brain? Stay in school -- and take the stairs A new study shows that the more flights of stairs a person climbs, and the more years of school a person completes, the 'younger' their brain physically appears.
Can Kids Outgrow ADHD? Parents and caregivers of children who have ADHD often ask the question, “Will my child outgrow their ADHD symptoms?” The simple answer is …. maybe. But maybe not. Here are … ...
Is educational neuroscience a waste of money? Educational neuroscience has little to offer schools or children's education, according to new research. The paper points out that understanding the role of different structures of the brain does not actually help improve teaching or assessing how children progress in a classroom setting.
You Think You are Right, Well, So Do I No matter what the topic—fashion, finances, or frappucinos—the conversation seems to be that “My way is right." Is this true? And why does it even matter? And at what cost?
"Know Yourself?" 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You Are What does it really mean to "know yourself?" These 6 "VITAL Signs" of Self can help you understand yourself, make better choices, and be happier.
Who I Am As young people hurtle toward maturity, the real drive for competency appears most tangible during adolescence.
Are You Dieting Again? Is food your enemy and your best friend? Do you despair when you catch sight of yourself in a mirror or even when friends applaud your slender figure? A nagging voice in your head warns, “Watch out! The pounds are just waiting to sneak in … ...
How to Permanently Eliminate Insecurity What is it about insecurity that makes us so uncomfortable? Why do most of us pretend we don’t have insecurities, or even worse, suppress them? While it is common to deny insecurity, we must be aware of the drastic consequences of doing so. The very … ...
Mental Flexibility Improved By Reading Literature With One Important Quality Some types of reading may help people suffering from depression. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Autistic Lives Matter: Remembering Kayden Clarke They’re killing us you guys. Literally. Last month, police responded to a suicide call for 24-year-old autistic transgender man Kayden Clarke. But instead of helping him, they shot him dead. … ...
Can Hospital ERs Be Asperger-Friendly? 10 Tips to Help.... Going into a hospital ER is an overwhelming experience for anyone. It’s particularly difficult for someone with Aspergers, NLD or similar challenges. First, you’re there for a reason and that’s … ...
5 Keys To Unlock Yourself From Conflict (And The... You get into a fight with your partner. Again. You can’t figure it out. You’re both intelligent, educated people who pride yourselves on good communication. But when one or both … ...
The Mental Attitude That May Age Your Brain’s Thinking Skills By 10 Years Over 3,000 people had their personality, memory and thinking skills measured across 25 years. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Tortoise and the hare of spinal neuronal circuits Changes in one circuit of nerves, but not another, in the spinal cord depend on how quickly muscles must move to complete a task, according to results of a new study. The results could influence physical therapy routines for patients struggling to control their bodies after a stroke or spine injury.
Drinkers tend to jump the gun Why do we make bad choices? In particular, why do we rush into decisions? In humans, the tendency to show poor behavioral control is one of the hallmarks of people prone to alcohol use disorders. A new report sheds light on why people with alcohol use disorders make one form of maladaptive decision-making, the tendency to "jump the gun." It is known that rodents with high waiting impulsivity, which is the tendency to respond prematurely, are more likely to develop addiction-like behaviors.
Sick or Criminal? What would you say if you heard that sick people were more likely to be killed by police than other people?