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What To Do When You’re Caught in a Delusion I’ve been having some delusions lately. These delusions are primarily manifested in the notion that people I don’t know on the internet deeply care for me. That they love me. … ...
Doing Something Different for Anxiety and Depression New habit-breaking behaviours might help reduce anxiety and depression.........
Fact check: Does eating chocolate really improve your brain function? Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. This week, the news headlines tell us “eating chocolate improves brain function” and that it “could help protect against normal age-related decline”. The study, published this month in the peer-reviewed journal, Appetite, found that memory and abstract thinking improved in [...]
A psychologist explains why some women think Donald Trump is sexy Is Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump attractive to women? He certainly thinks he is. “What’s the secret of my popularity? Honestly, it’s my looks. I’m very handsome,” Trump said last year. But does research back him up? Evolutionary psychologist Todd Shackelford of Oakland University told Slate that some of Trump’s physical [...]
People Who Are Overweight Have Difficulties With This Vital Form of Memory The study adds further evidence for the cognitive disadvantages of being overweight. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
The Illusion of Thinness When we’re thin, everything will finally arrange itself into so much beauty that we’ll cry from all the joy. We’ll start waking up excited. We’ll start feeling fulfilled. We’ll finally … ...
Confessions of an Ex-Narcissist I understand narcissists. I used to be one. It started during my teenage years, but thankfully, didn’t last long. My parents both caused and screamed me out of narcissism. I … ...
What to Do When Your Anxious Brain Throws a Tantrum We do all sorts of stuff when we feel scared or anxious — we worry, we overanalyze, we re-play both real and imagined scenarios, and we seek reassurance, whether it’s from others or ourselves. We do all these things because anxiety feels downright crappy and … ...
A Friendly Open Letter to Bill Nye (about Philosophy) Scientists often decry philosophy. In this open letter to Bill Nye, I suggest scientists should instead see philosophy as an ally. Indeed, science just is "natural philosophy."
4 Ways to Deal with People Who Feel Insecure When those you care about are riddled with insecurity, it can make your life, as well as theirs painful and difficult. These 4 emotional tools provide practical help.
Today I Love The Rosy Glow Of Dawns Eastern Sky Today I love the rosy glow of dawn’s eastern sky lighting the soft clouded edge just enough to make it even softer than it already would have been. I love … ...
You Aren’t Charging Enough! What are you worth? $50 per hour? $200 per hour?  How did you decide you are worth that much?  When I launched my counseling private practice in Traverse City, all the insurance panels were closed. Let me give you a flavor of the private practice … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 27, 2016 Welcome to another edition of Psychology Around the Net, sweet readers! Unlike last week, this one is on time! This week, we take a look at important topics such as teacher training for mental health first aid, the military’s care for people with mental health … ...
Adolescents and Depression Trending: Hope on the Horizon Through a Clinical Trial  Children and adolescents who suffer from Depression often withdraw from social interactions Meet Aimee  Happy-go-lucky in grade school, Aimee now cries … ...
News of Note: Teen Hookah Use Substantially Increasing Hookah Use Substantially Increasing Among Teens There is a misconception that smoking out of a hookah—a water pipe that uses flavored tobacco or tobacco-like products—is safer than smoking regular cigarettes, and this may be leading to an increase in this method of smoking, especially among … ...
“Affluenza”: 5 Reasons Not to Spoil Your Kids After reading the headline you might be questioning why such a topic has been broached, primarily on a website geared toward helping families adjust to and cope with mental illness. … ...
Psychiatric Name Calling Psychiatrists, psychologists and the general public tend to use certain terms in a defamatory way, rather than in an attempt to explain anything.
3 Things I Thought I Knew About ADHD That Were Wrong Today I’m an ADHD blogger. But before that I was just a guy with an ADHD diagnosis. And before that I was a guy who didn’t know much about ADHD … ...
Are Most Published Social Psychology Findings False? Social psychology is riddled with failures to replicate and, possibly, questionable research practices. How bad is it?
How ADHD Is Diagnosed So many people think that ADHD is diagnosed through some type of brain scan, blood test, or DNA test. In reality, ADHD is diagnosed through a series of psychological evaluations. … ...