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Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes There are distinct similarities in the way women are portrayed in many popular video games. Female characters are typically attractive, scantily clad, appear in sexually suggestive ways and generally have limited roles. Douglas Gentile, a professor of psychology at Iowa State University, says these images send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes [...]
The stress of abuse accelerates puberty in children, study finds While it has long been known that maltreatment can affect a child’s psychological development, new Penn State research indicates that the stress of abuse can impact the physical growth and maturation of adolescents as well. Jennie Noll, director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and professor of human development and family studies, and Idan Shalev, [...]
Accepting Help is Easier Than You Think Asking someone for help when I need it is one of the hardest things I have to deal with in my adult life. I can think of a thousand other … ...
Music as a Shoulder to Cry On Sad music seems to accommodate emotional healing by allowing people to safely get in touch with negative emotions that might otherwise be repressed.
Your Forecast: Warmer Moods Ahead I live in Seattle. Sunny days in the Emerald City are like the Sonics: a fond, wistful memory. As hearty Pacific Northwesterners can attest, Seattle’s daily deluge of rain (yes, it is daily and, yes, it is a deluge) can cloud one’s moods. Last year, … ...
My Single Life: Is the grass always greener? I’m not going to say I’ve caused any breakups or God forbid divorces but, when it comes to my friends in committed relationships, sometimes they like to escape their lives, … ...
Coping with Being a Caregiver When the subject of bipolar disorder comes up, the focus is typically on the patient and their burden. After all, we’re the ones who experience the mood swings of mania … ...
Brain stimulation improves schizophrenia-like cognitive problems A new study finds that stimulating the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-like thinking problems normalizes brain activity in the frontal cortex and corrects the rats' ability to estimate the passage of time -- a cognitive deficit that is characteristic in people with schizophrenia.
7 Everyday Ways To Improve Your Memory Studies find that sex, doorways, social media and the correct supplements can all help boost your memory. • Click here for your free sample of Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebook The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic • Dr Dean is also the author of Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything.
When Mental Illness and Faith Collide: Things can get... I remember the first time my mental illness and faith collided. I was 20 years old and wholeheartedly believed demons were after me. I was lying on the floor in … ...
The New Sex Talk: 3 Tips to Get You Started Times have changed, and so has how we talk to our kids about sex.
Caregivers: Remember to Care for Yourself According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans currently have dementia, with Alzheimer’s dementia being the most common. Over 5 million caregivers are unpaid and devote countless hours to caregiving every year. All this while working and taking care of their own families. … ...
5 Bad Ways and 5 Good Ways to End a Relationship It’s never easy to end a relationship and, as a result, people often get into emotional trouble when they try.
7 Factors Comprising Resilience Springing back from adversity. Linda: A piece of clay sat in the potter’s studio. Everyday, it watched as the potter picked up another piece of clay and transformed it into … ...
10 Habits to Make Happiness a Lifestyle   Life is so fascinating. There’s always something to learn and do, and there’s unfinished business, a situation to resolve, a habit to break, a relationship to start or improve, something … ...
10 Habits to Increase Your Personal and Relational Happiness... Life is so fascinating. There’s always something to learn and do, and there’s unfinished business, a situation to resolve, a habit to break, something to see in new and different ways. … ...
My Third Lesson in Sufficiency So I’ve been totally under the weather this week. Again. Sigh. It’s the same respiratory ick that dogged my footsteps (or rather, my sinuses) all during December, and apparently it’s … ...
Toxic Cocktails: Stonewalling and Gaslighting Of all the pernicious relational patterns, two stand out: stonewalling and gaslighting. These unhealthy forms of manipulation show up in relationships between adults but also in adult-child connections where they … ...
Psychological interventions to cut traumatic memories: Tetris or Candy Crush? The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the recurrent intrusive memories that people are often left with. The proof-of-concept suggests Tetris could play an important role in psychological interventions after trauma.
Today I Love Sleeping And Dreaming Today I love sleeping and dreaming, that I dreamt last night for the first time in a long time, and that I feel less achy than I have in weeks. … ...