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The psychology of your ‘ideal’ body — and why you want it so bad A 2011 British survey found 12% of women would give up two to ten years of their lives just to be their ideal weight, while 29% of men think about their appearance at least five times a day. So what makes an ideal body, and why do we want one so badly? A good place [...]
Disposable relationships: Throwaway culture can include friendships, researcher says In a highly mobile society like the United States, people who relocate for work, school or simply to “wipe the slate clean” tend to jettison replaceable objects when they move. According to a new study from the University of Kansas appearing in the journal Personal Relationships, the mindset that objects are disposable extends to social [...]
How children’s reasoning about punishment changes over time A new study lends insight into how children react to discipline practices used by parents and teachers, and sheds light on their view of what’s fair. “A teacher who rewards or punishes a whole class for the good deed or misdeed of just one student is more likely to be seen as fair by 4-to-5-year-olds [...]
Graphic images may not scare smokers off cigarettes, says study Images of disease and suffering should move smokers to kick the habit – at least, that’s the thinking behind graphic warning labels used on cigarette packages in much of the world, and maybe someday in the U.S. According to a University of Illinois study, however, “the good intentions of this tobacco control measure may be [...]
Stroke patients’ speech loss linked to loss of brain interconnections When brain regions that control speech and reading comprehension are destroyed due to blockage of blood flow, patients are often unable to speak or comprehend spoken or written language. These difficulties with language, or “aphasia,” are a common symptom in the aftermath of stroke. However, in a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, [...]
A Little Help Here: ADHD Adult Diagnosis Life is full and busy in our home and I can end up losing track and falling behind if I’m not careful. With all of this ruckus in my life … ...
6 Ways Texting Can Psychologically Damage You Seriously. Put your phone down. Did you know that phones used to be used for making phone calls? Weird, right? People didn’t text; they didn’t even have any kind of keyboard on their phone. Calling someone used to be the way that most people communicated … ...
Emotional Intelligence To Be Creative – Part 3 What emotions and thinking may hold us back from being more creative? The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence article “Creativity, Emotions and the Arts” quoted in Part 2 talks about … ...
Gene linking sleep, seasonal affective disorder found A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression, according to new research.
Tracking prejudices in the brain We do not always say what we think: we like to hide certain prejudices, sometimes even from ourselves. But unconscious prejudices become visible with tests, because we need a longer time if we must associate unpleasant things with positive terms. Researchers now show that additional processes in the brain are not responsible for this, but some of them simply take longer.
Hey NEDA and Proud2Bme, What About Us Guys? I could have just added this as an update to my recent op-ed on the struggle of male eating disorder awareness but it’s such a “face-palm” and embarrassment to organizations who claim to speak for diversity that it’s worthy of a separate post. I came … ...
Hateful, Abusive, Neglectful Parent, or Doting Grandparent? How does someone react if his or her parents, who had been guilty of abusive, neglectful, or invalidating treatment of them as children, dote on their grandchildren?
5 More Strategies to Achieve Meaningful Goals When You... When you have ADHD achieving your goals likely feels daunting. You might have a hard time with everything from planning to completing tasks. Your attention waxes and wanes, you tend to be disorganized and you get bored easily. You also might have years of experiences … ...
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Events That Trigger Anger To break the anger habit, you must develop an awareness of the events, circumstances, and behaviors of others that “trigger” your anger. This awareness also involves understanding the negative consequences … ...
The Key To Your Child’s Success Special guest blogger: Neal Mayerson, PhD, VIA Institute Chairman There will be many times in your life when you are in a “tug-of-war” between personal self-expression and living out the … ...
3 Ways That Culture Shapes Happiness and Well-Being It's no longer acceptable to view the body of research on happiness, meaning in life, personality, and leadership and apply it to countries around the world.
Mental Confusion and Delirium Linked to 54 Types Of A Commonly Used Drug Serious temporary problems with brain function linked to commonly used drugs. ** Only 2 More Days To Get 30 Per Cent Off PsyBlog’s New Motivation Ebook — Use Code "PSYBLOG" **
Mentoring for Everyone This week is an important week for me. It is an important week for many whose lives have been touched by body hate, fat (or thin) shaming, unhealthy eating habits … ...
Why Adolescents Can Become Harder to Teach Than Children Understanding possible causes of student distraction and disaffection may help teachers of adolescents better appreciate the challenge of their job.