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Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers? Chocolate?... James, You don’t get me… I would’t be caught alive eating that!! Do you understand your partner’s needs? Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers?  Chocolate? or Brains? Is your … ...
Language juggling rewires bilingual brain in a good way Bilinguals use and learn language in ways that change their minds and brains, which has consequences -- many positive, according to a cognitive scientist.
Sometimes We Need to Relax and That’s OK I have trouble with this. I’m sure a lot of other people do too. Essentially, I feel like I should be doing something productive every second of every day. While … ...
This Is Why Taking Antidepressants Makes Me a Better... It wasn’t until I had visions of smothering my five-month-old daughter that I knew I needed help. I’ve struggled with depression since I was 15 years old, and I’ve tried to effectively treat that depression for 16 years and counting. I’ve tried talk therapy, cognitive behavioral … ...
Sometimes People Won’t Like You I’ve been in this (diagnosed) bipolar business since October 2008. That was a bit ago. I have learned a few things. Sometimes people can’t deal with your mental illness. It … ...
What Pervades All Creative Work I think creating is really about telling the truth—even when we’re writing about mythical dragons or painting magical lands or penning poetry or redesigning a logo. When we’re making anything. … ...
Procrastination is ADHD’s Nemesis: Working from Home Although working from home and spending time with my kids sounds great, it has some serious downsides. I tend to procrastinate and have to fight the urge to put things … ...
The New Website for the International Personality Item Pool Authorities have controlled psychological testing for decades. While this regulation might reduce harm, it also stifles creativity and progress. The IPIP is an antidote.
Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction After being diagnosed with a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living, drugs, and concussions, Rob Roberge became terrified of losing his identity.
Navigating Your Natural Tendencies When You’re a Highly Sensitive... Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) comes with gifts — such as greater empathy — and some challenges. For instance, HSPs tend to get overwhelmed by their environments. We’re bothered by everything from big crowds to bright lights. (In an earlier piece we shared five … ...
Giving Support To Others Has Remarkable Effects On Your Brain Study explores the neural mechanisms of social support.
Today I Love Sweet Sunlight Today I love sweet sunlight shining brilliantly through the seriously freezing morning air. I love that there are hugely long tracks and that I can’t identify them beyond that they … ...
6 Messages Your Eyeglasses Communicate About You Your eyeglasses are there to help you see (perhaps) but they also send these 6 cues to those who see you.
Psychology Around the Net: February 13, 2016 Happy Valentine’s…er, Weekend, my sweet Psych Central readers! Yes, whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less about it, Valentine’s Day is officially upon us. As such, I’ve compiled a list of psychology-related articles dealing with why memories of our first loves stick … ...
Why Don’t We Give Love Its Due? Look at the quote I found in my Facebook feed: “Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship, too.” This sentiment contrasts … ...
Crazy in Love: 4 Psychological Love Disorders Psychological disorders can have different themes, and love and relationships theme is just one of them. The four disorders are erotomania, obsessive love, relationship OCD, and attachment disorder.
Signs of Elder Abuse & What Should We Do About It     Harold was 73 when he had a stroke. He moved in with his son’s family when he got out of the hospital. David, his son, tried to help … ...
How Sleep Is Affected By ADHD in Children/Adolescents Almost every parent I’ve ever talked to who has a child with ADHD has told me their child has some form of a sleep problem. Either the child takes several … ...
Advice from Unexpected Places As a freelance writer, I follow a few freelancer blogs so I can keep up with current trends, get tips and hone my writing skills. (Sometimes they need a lot … ...
Loving Thoughts Aren’t Required for Treating Your Body with... For some of us loving our bodies sounds like a lovely thought but not a realistic one. Because when you’ve spent years bashing your body and seeing it as a … ...