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The new SAT is A) a big change B) still important C) controversial D) all of the above Some testing experts worry the new exam could put certain students at a disadvantage.
Navigating a Culture That Promotes Guilt Around Food I regularly see posts on social media and pieces elsewhere about food and guilt. Posts that say if you “splurge” occasionally, you have no reason to feel guilty. If you … ...
Why Are You Letting Your Smartphone Control Your Life?... We’re at an odd place in our relationship with the ever-increasing amount of technology around us. Some people seem to get along fine with it, using it as a helpful tool to enhance their lives. But too many of us seem to have adapted our … ...
Think Faster, Remember More By Regularly Eating A Food That’s “Bad” For You Tasty food linked to better performance on multiple cognitive tasks. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
What Causes You to Get Angry? Bob is fuming because he is stuck in traffic and he is late. Joanne is furious because James is already a half-hour late in calling her. Ted is upset because … ...
A Balanced Approach to Treating ADHD in Children CCPR: Dr. Diller, you have published widely on the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of ADHD. Today I want to focus on alternatives to medications for these kids—but first, do you still think that stimulants are being overprescribed in the US? Dr. Diller: I think stimulants are … ...
This is your brain on exercise People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study now shows why. The finding offers new insights into brain metabolism and why exercise could become an important part of treating depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders linked with deficiencies in neurotransmitters, which drive communications between the brain cells that regulate physical and emotional health.
My Journey to Learn How to Hold Success A few months ago, I finally published my second book. I was super excited…..at first. But once the book began selling well in earnest, I began to feel anxious. At … ...
The Oscar Goes To… Every year, I watch and analyze many films with a positive psychology lens to discover how they portray some of the most common themes in this field. In this post, … ...
The Mind Rules the Body Franz Alexander MD taught what is now referred to as psychophysiology, approximately a hundred years ago. He taught that: “ The fact that the mind rules the body is, in … ...
Today I Love The Howling Wind Today I love the howling wind as it tears its mad way through trees and around corners, across fields and down roads. I love feeling safe and comfortable inside by … ...
How Everyone Got Angry Voters, and an Angry Trump, All Wrong People could have stopped Trump, but did nothing, because they deemed a Trump nomination, much less a Presidency, impossible. They should have known better.
Composing and arranging music partly genetically determined A new study identifies genome variants and pathways that contribute to composing and arranging in musically trained individuals. The study estimates the inherited proportion as 30% for these characteristics. Genes linked to composing and arranging suggest the role of the cerebellar LTD pathway, known to affect the acquisition of novel information and memory, as a common denominator for these cognitive activities.
New interactive tool to explore the brain PyramidalExplorer, a free distributed software toolkit, has been developed to allow researchers to study the organization of the pyramidal neuron in depth.
Team suppresses oxidative stress, neuronal death associated with Alzheimer's disease The brain is an enormous network of communication, containing over 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, with branches that connect at more than 100 trillion points. They are constantly sending signals through a vast neuron forest that forms memories, thoughts and feelings; these patterns of activity form the essence of each person. Alzheimer's disease (AD) disrupts both the way electrical charges travel within cells and the activity of neurotransmitters. New research advances our understanding of the disease, as outlined in a new article.
How to Divorce a Passive-Aggressive Spouse The usual hostility that divorce equally brings in couples is not as apparent when a passive-aggressive (PA) person is involved. Instead, the non-passive-aggressive person will appear to be irrationally raging over numerous accusations while the PA appears calm and rational. The PA’s outward emotionless demeanor … ...
A Letter to An Unloving Mother This is an edited version of a letter sent by “Ellie” to her parents. Ellie grew up in California, where she still lives with her husband and child. She has … ...
What is a Consultant in the Gifted Education Realm? “I’m not being evasive but I am saying I’m not a scientist and I’m not directly involved in the consultation however the science must be sound, it must be agreed and the consultation must be of a high quality or no one will have any … ...
4 Tips for Discussing Your Relationship’s Future When a relationship is shifting from casual to serious, there comes a moment when it’s necessary to discuss each person’s expectations for the future. Expectations, as I define them, are the aspects of your future you strongly believe will happen (as opposed to dreams, which … ...
Encounters With Trauma & Disillusionment “There’s truths you have to grow into.” ― H.G. Wells, Love and Mr. Lewisham The experience of disillusionment involves a profound collapse of perceived truths, leading to a sense of empty futility and a disorienting sense of aimlessness. Universally life inevitably leads all of us … ...