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What’s So Special About Trump? It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump and remain unperturbed. But why?
Best of Our Blogs: May 12, 2017 Most of us have complicated relationships with our mothers. This makes holidays like the upcoming Mother’s Day difficult. Whether or not she is in our lives, it may be a reminder of the relationship we don’t have with her, which can cause grief and even … ...
How your neighbor’s income might affect your happiness Research supports that living amid the wealthy even when you are upper-middle class is bad for your mental health.
12 Songs to Motivate You in the Morning Now that winter is well and truly in the air, chances are you’re struggling to get out of bed in the morning. We know the feeling all too well, and while there’s no one solution to changing up your morning routine, we think having an epic playlist is a good first step. Whether you need […]
The Active Practice of Unconditional Love “Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you … ...
The Autism-Genius Connection Some people are exceptionally good at focusing on rarefied abstract problems. Some of these have exceptionally high IQ. Some are autistic. Some are both.
The human sense of smell: It's stronger than we think The assertion that animals have a better sense of smell than humans is a 19th century myth with no scientific proof, says a neuroscientist who spent part of the last year reviewing existing research, examining data and delving into the historical writings that helped create the long-held misconception.
Wipe That Smile Off It turns out that when you pose for photos with a wide smile, you're actually making yourself look older. You could have fooled me—and the research subjects, too.
This Is What Testosterone Does To Men’s Brains Can you get this brain teaser right? If not, maybe you've got too much testosterone flowing through your veins! • Use code 'activate' for 25% off Dr Jeremy Dean's new ebook "Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do". • Dr Dean is also the author of "The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic" and "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything".
PTSD: Using New Knowledge to Help Survivors Heal No one is prepared to deal with a traumatic event. The experience leaves the mind and body in a state of overwhelm. Survivors may have nightmares, feel jumpy or find themselves re-playing the event in their minds. They may even feel disconnected from the world. … ...
5 Ways to Support a Spouse with ADHD and... You love your spouse. You love their compassion, clever sense of humor, spontaneous spirit and many other terrific traits. But you find yourself getting more and more frustrated with them. You find yourself taking on most of the responsibilities, like cleaning and paying the bills. … ...
Plasma membrane protein may help generate new neurons in the adult hippocampus New research sheds important light on the inner workings of learning and memory. Specifically, scientists show that a plasma membrane protein, called Efr3, regulates brain-derived neurotrophic factor-tropomyosin-related kinase B signaling pathway (BNDF-TrkB) and affects the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus of adult brains.
How a Suicide Attempt Can Affect the Brain Following a failed suicide attempt, acute CO poisoning causes serious mental health problems due to the death of neurons in vulnerable brain regions.
Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depression A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child's first years of life.
5 Environments the Distinguish Narcissists from Borderlines... There is a lot of crossover between Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). They share some of the same characteristics yet the underlying needs and motivations are extremely different. For a person unfamiliar with the subtitles, this can be quite confusing. Without … ...
Podcast: Things Anyone Can Do to Support Mental Health... In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales talk about Mental Health Awareness Month. Specifically, they offer suggestions on some easy – and some not-so-easy – things that anyone can do to support Mental Health Awareness Month. Listen and … ...
11 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Introspections that can lead to personal growth and better decisions.
Why do children love those fad toys so? The intense wanting likely comes from a combination of marketing and psychology.
Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.
Cat People and Dog People Do Have Different Personalities Data shows that cat people are introverted and nonconforming but also creative, while dog people are warm, sociable and pragmatic.