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10 Books on Happiness & Success for Your Reading List Being an entrepreneur is stressful work. You pour blood, sweat, and tears into making your business work. Even though it can test you down to your last nerve, there’s nothing more rewarding than starting your own company. While it can be challenging to successfully balance … ...
When it comes to predicting depression, race may matter more than was thought Depression can strike anyone, taking a toll on mental and physical health, friendships, work and studies. But figuring out who’s at risk for it is still a murky task. A new University of Michigan study suggests that standard ways of looking for depression risk may not work as well among blacks as they do among [...]
Lessons in Love from Swan Lake I had the privilege of viewing Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” performed by the brilliant Bolshoi ballet. Naturally, being a psychotherapist, this epic tale catalyzed in me an analytical exploration of the love between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Maiden Odette. The story imparts that through Siegfried’s … ...
Social Interaction is Ridiculous I’ve long been extolling my thoughts on how ridiculous I find the rules of social interaction and no matter how hard I try I can‘t stop thinking about it. I … ...
If (Fill-In-The-Blank)…You Might Be a Narcissist (Pt 1)... Narcissists do and say the funniest things. Well, it’s only funny from a safe distance when not aimed at you! So, I thought, why not compile the funniest, the craziest, … ...
Oops! No ‘Replicability Crisis’ in Psychological Science After All... When you have a research project — the Open Science Collaboration (OSC) — that includes 270 scientists working on breakthrough science, you would hope they would get some of the basics correct. Like designing a randomized study that was methodologically sound and could stand up … ...
Frontrunner Brags About his Wee-Wee; What's a Parent To Do? How Do We Plan to Explain the Current Political Climate to our Kids?
By cloning mouse neurons, scientists find brain cells with 100 unique mutations In a new study published today in the journal Neuron, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) are the first to sequence the complete genomes of individual neurons and to produce live mice carrying neuronal genomes in all of their cells. Use of the technique revealed surprising insights into these cells’ genomes–including the findings that [...]
Antidepressant use begins years before Alzheimer’s diagnosis Antidepressants are frequently initiated in persons with Alzheimer’s disease already before the diagnosis, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, the initiation of antidepressant use was most common during the six months after the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and more frequent than among comparison persons without Alzheimer’s disease even [...]
Why silence is so good for your brain In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body.
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How corporate social responsibility impacts firm performance Corporate social responsibility, or CSR — a name for the actions companies take to advance social good, above and beyond that which is required by law — continues to draw interest from practitioners and academics alike. One question that practitioners have is whether CSR impacts their firm’s performance. Frank Germann, an assistant professor of marketing [...]
Hostile young adults may experience thinking and memory problems in middle age Young adults with hostile attitudes or those who don’t cope well with stress may be at increased risk for experiencing memory and thinking problems decades later, according to a study published in the March 2, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “We may not think of our [...]
There’s no such thing as an ‘addictive personality’ – here’s why “Life is a series of addictions and without them we die”. This is my favourite quote in academic addiction literature and was made back in 1990 in the British Journal of Addiction by Isaac Marks. This deliberately provocative and controversial statement was made to stimulate debate about whether excessive and potentially problematic activities such as [...]
Dye-free, Candy-free Ways to Celebrate Easter EASTER IS COMING UP! Holidays, parties, and other “treat” times can sometimes be difficult for families who are dealing with special needs because the kids require special diets. When most … ...
The Safe Gas That Helps Stop Distressing Memories From Getting Stuck In The Mind The experience of distressing, intrusive memories was reduced by over a half. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Intuniv: Exorbitant, Sedating, and Second-Line in Treating ADHD... Guanfacine, a drug originally used to treat hypertension, has been reformulated and now has new life as a medication to treat ADHD in children. An alpha-2A agonist, this medication was initially marketed as Tenex (now available as a generic) for treating hypertension. However, centrally-acting antihypertensives … ...
How Mental Health Is Like Pulling Weeds Yard work is one of the banes of my existence, and this was especially true when I was young. I hated yard work so much that I would rather have had dental work done in a back alley van than work in the yard. One … ...
Is Sleep Loss Like Marijuana? What exactly makes me hungry?
Today I Love Odd Animal Facts Today I love odd animal facts like that tarsiers are the only primates that have an entirely carnivorous diet, and that Canada Geese mate for life, and that skunks supposedly … ...