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Statistical Abracadabra: Making Sex Differences Disappear How to make sex differences appear to disappear
Holidays for the Abused Child Most teachers and students across the United States are eagerly counting down the days until their well-deserved and much needed Christmas vacation.  My two sons can’t wait to sleep in … ...
Understanding the Human Health-Illness Continuum Responding to a question about whether obesity is a disease, this blog describes the key elements to keep in mind when considering the concepts of health and illness.
Protecting the brain from Parkinson's disease Researchers help the brain make GM1 ganglioside, a protective substance that is diminished in the brains of Parkinson's patients.
Might You Suffer from Reverse Paranoia? As odd a phenomenon as "reverse paranoia" may seem, many writers have weighed in on this controversial concept. For it can be seen either as a valuable asset or, on the contrary...
Oxytocin has different effects on stress in male and female mice Clinical trials are testing whether oxytocin, sometimes called the 'love hormone' for its role in intimacy and social bonding, has potential as a treatment for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. New research by behavioral neuroscientists suggests oxytocin may have different effects in men and women -- and in certain circumstances the hormone may actually trigger anxiety.
Physical activity and aerobic exercise helps keep brain healthy Regardless of gender, young adults who have greater aerobic fitness also have greater volume of their entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain responsible for memory. Better aerobic fitness however does not appear to impact hippocampal volume, another area in the brain responsible for memory.
You Are Not Your Mental Illness If there was a bruise on your arm, you wouldn't go around calling yourself a bruise.
Creating Personal Commandments Personal commandments are rules that’s you’ve created for yourself. Those guidelines that you will follow in different areas of your life. We often create them for ourselves without even thinking … ...
Do You Know These 10 Exercises For Boosting Happiness?... These are the top 10 interventions that are not discussed nearly enough- but they should be! I’ll also follow-up with a post about the top 10 most popular strategies for … ...
What Is the Worst New Term Created by Psychologists? Happiness research is all the rage. Mindfulness is the sexiest new topic in psychology. See what happens when scientists start burying their ideas in jargon.
The Perks and Pleasures of Hosting a Party In many ways, hosting a party can be more appealing for introverts than attending one.
Substance Abuse and the Holidays Family celebrations tend to take center stage during the holidays. Unfortunately, many a holiday get-together is marred by disruptive, rude or antagonistic behavior on the part of one or more guests. Whether it’s a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker, when disturbing behavior takes place, … ...
90 Percent Ignore This Psychological Key to Weight Loss No, it's not exercise Mr Moustache! » Continue reading: 90 Percent Ignore This Psychological Key to Weight Loss
When You Haven’t Accepted Your Mental Illness I see inspirational writing from people living with much worse things than Asperger’s. They touch thousands, sometimes millions of people. They’ve created more meaning in their lives than the vast … ...
Ten Reasons People Consider Divorcing Getting married is often an easier decision than getting a divorce. Marriage brings pleasurable feelings of excitement, passion, and desire. But divorce stirs up feelings of anger, rejection, and betrayal. Severing ties with a person is difficult and great consideration should be given. Here are … ...
How I Create: Q&A with Therapist, Author & Songwriter... I love getting a behind-the-scenes peek into other people’s creative process. I love learning their unique thoughts on creativity and how they navigate the obstacles that get in their way. … ...
Tolerance of Ambiguity and Uncertainty Avoidance How anxious are you when things are not clear? Learn more about uncertainty avoidance.
Contact sports played by amateurs increase risk of degenerative disorder, evidence suggests Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Now, researchers have discovered a significant and surprising amount of CTE in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth.
Psychiatric Vs. Neurological: Can the Brain Tell? As discussion continues about the real or artificial boundaries between neurological and psychiatric disorders, a curious new study uses brain scans to help sort it all out.