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Psychology Around the Net: January 9, 2016 This week’s Psychology Around the Net brings you the latest info on the relationship between social networks and your health, the danger behind e-cigarette ads and teen addiction, why mental health first aid is as important as CPR, and more. (Oh, and as a bonus, … ...
How Microbes, Viruses, Imprinted Genes, etc. Shape Behaviour Important insights into mental health—not to mention into who we are—follow from the realization that biologically speaking human beings are anything but single, unified organisms.
Spike activity 08-01-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The State of Texas now allows guns in state-run psychiatric hospitals, according to the Statesman. I am genuinely lost for words. Sifting the Evidence has an excellent piece on the science behind the UK’s new lowered alcohol intake recommendations. Scale Invariance: A Cautionary Tale […]
Where’s the Nearest Starbucks? Sex Differences in Wayfinding Are there really evolved sex differences in cognition?
Blocking brain inflammation 'halts Alzheimer's disease' Blocking the production of new immune cells in the brain could reduce memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.
Four Reasons Your Child Probably Doesn’t Need ADHD Meds... Four Reasons Your Child Probably Doesn’t Need ADHD Meds   There is enormous pressure on parents to ensure that their children do well in school. I know; as a father, … ...
Growth through Travel Journeys of the mind and body are taken so that the self can grow. The self grows through discomfort, by being moved to inquiry and action. Placing oneself in an unfamiliar situation validates this discomfort. Being in a different place affords us a new perspective … ...
Building a Private Practice: Real Life Stories Featuring Laura... How does an introvert build a private practice? Listen to Laura’s story as she shares her journey at just a year fully into building her private practice in a group. To find out more about Laura, click here.  ...
How to Change and Still Be You I’d always believed people transformed into someone else when they faced a life-altering event. Almost like who they were in the past would suddenly vanish and they would become this … ...
Paying Closer Attention and Seeing the Unseen You may or may not have heard this story: In 2007 a man, dressed in a white T-shirt and baseball cap, played six classical pieces on his violin in a … ...
Why Psychiatrists Should Make House Calls Seeing psychiatric patients outside the office can generate controversy over boundary issues. But over time I have concluded that as long as the encounter is clearly in the best interests … ...
Cognitive Enhancers: Smart Drugs or Bad Idea? Most of us prescribe cognitive enhancers every day. Examples include stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and various dementia medications. Modafanil (Provigil), which is prescribed for sleep apnea and shift work sleep disorder, probably fits the bill, too. But today’s conversation about “smart drugs” is fundamentally … ...
John Stamos Discusses DUI Embarrassment, Rehab Experience... John Stamos is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He’s had a long career while maintaining a reasonably low profile (along with his good looks!). It would be … ...
Navigating Grief Grief is a ubiquitous human experience, but somehow we are never truly prepared for the many faces that bereavement takes. Perhaps our Western culture, with its emphasis on perennial youth … ...
Trauma Survivors at Risk for Future Abusive Relationships When offenders are caregivers, children often blame themselves, and love and abuse can become interconnected.
The Visual Cliff: A Parable About Maternal Influence and... A human infant is hardwired to respond to, connect to, and love her mother as a way of insuring her survival. It’s long been known that an infant can distinguish … ...
How Buddhism Helped Me To Be Happy I love Buddhism. Over the years, it has helped me massively to deal with the ups and downs of life. I wish I had taken it more seriously when I … ...
A Tribute to Robert Spitzer Bob Spitzer, who recently died at age 83, was the most influential psychiatrist of his time and a pioneer in normalizing homosexuality.
5 More Ways to be Kind to Yourself When... So many of us judge ourselves for being anxious. We think we’re weak. We think we’re being stupid or ridiculous. We think we shouldn’t feel this way — and ironically, these thoughts only exacerbate our anxiety. According to clinical psychologist Karin Lawson, PsyD, “When someone … ...
I Am On “Suicide Watch” In July of 2005, I put a gun in my mouth. A forty-five automatic given to me as a Christmas present.  I wanted to see what it would feel like in preparation to take my own life. I had decided that my future was non-existant … ...