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Sexy or Sad? This Quick Method is Helping Psychologists... What if I told you that over 80% of people were unable to understand how future events would make them feel? And that this inability was causing you and I … ...
Save Me From the Fact-Checkers Politicians lie. They also exaggerate and misremember. Each creates an autobiographical past that makes a great story but which probably isn’t completely true. But we are just like the lying politicians except for one critical difference.
Stepmom/Fairy Godmother? Recently I read something which caught my attention for the way in which a common feeling was described. “I wish I was my family’s fairy godmother.”* At first I wasn’t quite sure … ...
The Body Is Nature As an adolescent, I found solace in the mountains, beaches, and deserts near my home in Los Angeles. Although my family was about as dysfunctional as they come, I had … ...
A peek at brain connections may reveal attention deficits A look at the brain's wiring can reveal whether a person has trouble staying focused, and even whether he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Poll says racism on the rise In every demographic group surveyed, there are increasing percentages of people who say racism is a big problem, and majorities say that racial tensions are on the rise.
The Reason Some People Can’t Hold Their Drink It's true: some people really can't hold their drink. » Continue reading: The Reason Some People Can’t Hold Their Drink
'Connector hubs' are the champions of brain coordination Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball? A new study suggests the human brain's aptitude and versatility can be credited in large part to 'connector hubs,' which filter and route information.
Expert Advice on How to Practice Gratitude All Year... This is the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving is a recognition and celebration of our blessings, but you will find tremendous benefit in practicing gratitude all year long. I’ll admit, gratitude … ...
Can An Angry Teacher Teach You About Anger? Can someone who can't control their anger teach you how to manage yours?...
Pressures on Your Therapist Not to Be Psychologically-Minded A psychologically-minded therapist is to mainstream psychology like a person practicing a forbidden religion.
Patience Required Several years ago, when ordering a fish sandwich in a fast food joint, I was told it would take a while. “How long?” I inquired. “About a minute.” A minute. I have to wait a whole minute! I don’t know if I can handle that! … ...
What’s the Best Way to React to an Insult? Insults live at the bottom of the scale of socially appropriate behavior. Because our first tendency is to be polite, especially with people we don’t know very well, it’s not always clear whether to respond in kind or turn the other cheek. Here’s some guidance for how to handle these confusing situations.
Mental health risk for new dads Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed 43 separate studies and found anxiety before and after a child arrives is just as prevalent as depression, affecting around 1 in 10 men, around half the rate for women.
Gene variants involved in stress responses affect 'post-concussive' symptoms Variations in a gene that affect the body's responses to stress influence the risk of developing so-called post-concussive symptoms after car crashes, reports a study.
Why Special Interests Are The Best Thing About Having... I’m excited about this post. I’ve wanted to do it for a while. I’ve been thinking about it and I’ve realized that there is something good- spectacular, actually!- about being … ...
Reid Ewing Reveals Body Dysmorphia, Sexual Orientation Making the decision to reveal sexual orientation is deeply personal. Some may choose to confide in trusted friends and family before coming out to the world, others opt to keep … ...
5 Important Tips for Prelicensed Therapists in Private Practice... By Rachel Moore, MA, MFTI Being a prelicensed therapist can be hard. In many states, after completing your master’s degree, you are required to work in a supervised environment for a few thousand hours before being allowed to sit for marathon licensing exams. Whew! For … ...
Trichotillomania in Childhood and Adolescence: When Anxiety Becomes Self-Injury... I am not sure if it’s by coincidence or not but in the past month the symptom of severe anxiety that turns into the impulse control disorder of trochotillomania has … ...
How to Survive the Holidays with an Addict Addicts plus holidays usually equal disaster. This is because addicts have a tendency to divide family at a celebration, not unite. Relatives fall into one of three categories: those who see the addiction and have no tolerance, those who see the addiction and tolerate it, … ...