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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 … ...
The Emotional Kill Switch for Men in Relationships Thinking a lot about why romantic relationships fail lately, especially after writing a lengthy post about how unconditional love destroys relationships. My wife Hope and I know another couple who … ...
What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best People who experience pressure or false praise from their parents may feel that if they can just be special or perfect in some way, they will get the love they never felt.
Keeping a Balanced Body After Abuse Recovering from trauma of abuse often means learning to be more in touch with the body. Victims of abuse have a tendency to dissociate. In order to cope with the trauma, the mind is removed from the present physical condition. The body becomes “not me.” … ...
Self-Care: Essential After Narcissistic Abuse (Pt. 1 of 2)... On Valentine’s Day we devote ourselves to those we love most — our husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends and yes, parents and children. But what about the one we neglect the … ...
Same gene dictates size of two sensory brain areas The discovery has implications for understanding how the human brain evolved and how it varies between people
Researchers create 'mini-brains' in lab to study neurological diseases Researchers say they have developed tiny 'mini-brains' made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain -- and even some of its functionality -- and which can be replicated on a large scale.
Using Antipsychotics Judiciously in Children: Interview with Glen R.... CCPR: Dr. Elliott, in your view, when is it is most appropriate to use antipsychotics in children? Dr. Elliott: In adolescents, sometimes a clear psychotic thought process appears, and in such cases the use of antipsychotics is unambiguously appropriate. The symptoms may involve hallucinations or … ...
Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad? People often don't realize how strongly the relationship to their first love, their parent, affects their future romantic relationships.
Writing Your Story If you pull up the memoir bestseller list on any major e-book retailer site, you will see many names and faces that you recognize immediately.  Rock stars, famous actors and … ...