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Why Financial Incentives Don’t Improve Performance Performance bonuses for individuals, particularly CEOs, has been the norm across all industries for decades. Yet, increasing evidence indicates this is not a smart practice, that may actually detract from individual and team productivity and motivation.
Is there an underlying sympathy between new atheism and protestant fundamentalism? One would think new atheists and protestant fundamentalists are worlds apart on the question of whether God acts in the world and how. But according to research undertaken by Liam Jerrold Fraser from the University of Edinburgh, published now in Open Theology – the extreme poles of this debate are now seen not to be [...]
Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist Cognitive behavioural therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by King’s College London. Anxiety about visiting the dentist is common and becomes a phobia when it has a [...]
Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease – work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments for the degenerative brain condition. “One of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of [...]
A new diet provides hope for treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London and UCL have identified how a specific diet can be used to help treat patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. The findings, which reveal how the ketogenic diet acts to block seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, are published November 25 in the journal Brain. Epilepsy affects over 50 million [...]
3D displays amplify emotions evoked by facial expressions The research findings highlight the sensitivity of the visual system to depth, and have implications for emotion research, entertainment industry and 3D displays. Mediated facial expressions do not elicit emotions as strongly as real-life facial expressions. In particular, 2D photographs of facial expressions fail to evoke emotions as strongly as live faces, possibly due to [...]
How Internet Addiction Almost Ruined My Life Is my life that attached to the Internet, or was I using it as an escape from life altogether? It was nearly a decade ago that I transitioned into a career that involved working almost entirely in the digital space, and social media began to … ...
How To Be Vulnerable One of the most important things we can do to connect with other people is to be vulnerable. This means sharing aspects of ourselves that we may be scared to … ...
Food and Mood Ever notice when you are in a bad mood, you find yourself stomping to the kitchen, throwing open the pantry and reaching for chips, crackers or other junk food? On … ...
Holiday Bullies: The Dangers of Overindulging Your Kids Buying too many gifts for your kids during the holiday? Here's why you want to stop.
How to cope with a master manipulator Coping with a manipulator is hard to do.  First of all, I don’t think most of us realize when we are being manipulated, because the best manipulators are very covert in their process.   It takes years of research and feeling crazy before it finally dawns … ...
Head. Heart. Repeat. We can restore contact with our emotions even after years of them being buried. Psychological suffering, symptoms, and even character armor (the tough defenses we erect to protect ourselves from vulnerability and hurt) can be reversed because our brains are pliable. We have heard much … ...
Strangely Eating This Makes Men Smell More Attractive Women smelled the body odour of some men who'd eaten this and found it more attractive. » Continue reading: Strangely Eating This Makes Men Smell More Attractive
Today I Love The Rush Of A New Morning Today I love the rush of a new morning as it arrives with a whoosh like a train coming in to a station when it’s running a few minutes late. … ...
Those With ADHD Need Not Apply Once you’re officially ADHD, you have to deal with the question of who you’re going to share your diagnosis with. It can be a tricky balance to find. On one … ...
How to Get Your First Client, Part 3 I’m amazed at how few counselors put their phone number in the header of their website. The #1 reason people come to a counseling website is to make a counseling appointment! Why make it more difficult? What do we want the person to do? This … ...
Psychology Around the Net: November 28, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! If you live in America, chances are this was a pretty…eventful week for you, what with the Thanksgiving holiday and the ever-controversial Black Friday. We hope today is a day a peace and relaxation, and we’ve gathered all the latest … ...
Worry Worry is something I’ve been prone to doing all my life. It’s a terrible thing. Can drive you to suicide. Nearly took me there a few times. Many days of … ...
Tell Your Therapist About the Abuse “Unresolved emotional pain is the great contagion of our time — of all time.” ~ Marc Ian Barasch Imagine you are seeing a therapist and have an abuse history. It’s safe to assume that you’ve already talked to the therapist about the abuse. Right? It … ...
3 Common Psychiatric Medication Side Effects No One Talks... When it comes to psychiatric medications, certain side effects get all the publicity. Everyone discusses the sexual side effects and the discussion about suicidality in teenagers continues to be ongoing. … ...