This Word Game Reveals A Really Creative Mind (M)
A simple word game reveals higher levels of divergent thinking, a critical component of creativity. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Creativity subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Confident Sign Of High IQ
Academic achievement is linked to this bold and confident sign. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 28, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

The Common Drink Linked To Brain Shrinkage
High consumption of the drink is linked to a 53 percent increased risk of dementia. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Neuroscience Nutrition Source Type: blogs

The Common Drink Linked To Brain Shrinkage (M)
High consumption of the drink is linked to a 53 percent increased risk of dementia. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Neuroscience Nutrition subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

This Weight Loss Technique Works 8 Times Faster
How mental imagery can help you lose weight 8 times faster without dieting or exercise. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Illusion of Control: A Cognitive Bias With Benefits
The illusion of truth is people's tendency to overestimate how much they control events in their lives. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

Illusion of Truth Effect: Repetition Makes Lies Sound True
The illusion of truth effect in psychology is the tendency to believe false information if it is repeated often enough.  (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

Time Management: Skills, Strategies, Tools And Research
Time management research reveals if it really helps people achieve life satisfaction and career success. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs

High IQ: 3 Fascinating Signs Of High Intelligence
Three ways to tell if you have a high IQ. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

The Most Common Barrier To Weight Loss
Around 40 percent of the world's population is overweight. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Suggestibility: How Memory Is Biased By Suggestion
Suggestibility in psychology is a major contributor to wrongful convictions, through biased eyewitness testimony. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory Source Type: blogs

False Memory: Dramatic Examples Of Fake Memories
Dramatic examples of false memory, implanting false memories and seminal research by Professor Elizabeth Loftus. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory Source Type: blogs

Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomenon Or Lethologica
The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon or lethologica is when the memory is right there and yet for some reason you can't quite access it. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory Source Type: blogs

Age-Related Memory Loss Reversed In Mice (M)
The genetic treatment targets a matrix that helps 'scaffold' the brain's nerve cells. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Personality Trait Linked To High IQ
One personality trait is linked to higher intelligence above all others. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Personality Source Type: blogs

The Everyday Drink That Doubles Weight Loss
A glass of this drink a day can double weight loss. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

The Most Toxic Relationship Pattern
Relationships were labelled 'difficult' when the other person demanded support, but did not reciprocate. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Relationships Source Type: blogs

Dream Interpretation: What Dreams Really Mean
Dream interpretation is nonsense, but psychologists have found many people still believe dreams can predict the future and more... (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Dreams Source Type: blogs

Above-Average Effect: What Makes People Feel Superior
The above-average effect explains why some people consider themselves superior at everything (and others below-average). (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Social psychology Source Type: blogs

A Special Sign That You Have A High IQ
An easy way to tell that you have higher intelligence. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

Self-Disclosure: How People Become More Intimate
Self-disclosure, which typically involves an exchange of intimacies, helps turn an acquaintance into a good friend. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Relationships Source Type: blogs

The Best Diet to Prevent Heart Disease
A good diet can help prevent cardiovascular disease, but which one can do the job? (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: blogs

What Time Outside Does To Your Brain (M)
Even a relatively small amount of time outside may prove beneficial to both psychological health and the brain itself. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Happiness Neuroscience subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

This Vitamin Causes Weight Loss By Converting ‘Bad’ Fat To ‘Good’ Fat
This vitamin causes weight loss by converting "bad" white fat tissue into "good" brown fat to generate heat in cold weather. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

2 Simple Signs Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Up to one-quarter of people may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Short-Term Memory vs. Long-Term Memory: Definition And Examples
Short-term memory is what is in your mind right now while long-term memory is what gets stored away for days, months or years. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Memory Source Type: blogs

The Simple Weight Loss Technique That Boosts Self-Control
Self-control can be boosted by talking to yourself the right way. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Loss Aversion: The Psychological Bias Against Losses
Loss aversion is a psychological bias in which people prefer to avoid losses more than getting equivalent gains. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

2 Simple Signs Of Omega-3 Deficiency
A deficiency of omega-3 and omega-6 can cause these conditions. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

How To Negotiate Salary: 12 Science-Based Tips
Negotiate salary scientifically with these 12 science-backed tips straight from real-world psychological research. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Persuasion Source Type: blogs

A Wonderful Sign Of High IQ
A range of positive traits like this one are linked to higher intelligence. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

Cocktail Party Effect: The Psychology Of Selective Hearing
The cocktail party effect or phenomenon in psychology is our ability to tune into a single voice from many conversations going on in a noisy room. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

The Most Important Trait For An Entrepreneur (Better Than High IQ) (M)
The trait -- which involves the ability to understand emotions and relieve stress -- is more important than IQ for entrepreneurs. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Emotion Intelligence subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

3 Common Diets Compared: One Doubles Weight Loss
People in the study lost an average of nine pounds using the diet. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Loss Aversion: The Strong Human Bias Against Losses
Loss aversion is a psychological bias in which people prefer to avoid losses more than getting equivalent gains. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

Pareidolia: Why Our Brains See Faces Everywhere
Pareidolia is seeing meaning in an object, pattern or shape when there is none. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Cognitive Psychology Source Type: blogs

A Simple Imagination Test Reveals How Creative You Are
Can you stretch your imagination this far? (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Creativity Source Type: blogs

This Diet Reduces Inflammation And Depression
Those that adhered to this diet had a 33 percent reduced chance of developing depression. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Depression Nutrition Source Type: blogs

The Vitamin Linked To Doubling Weight Loss
Up to 50 percent of people may have a deficiency in this vitamin. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Intrinsic Motivation: The Best Motivational Technique
Intrinsic motivation is doing something for the pure pleasure of it, rather than for some external reward, such as money. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Motivation Source Type: blogs

How Earworm Songs Help You Remember (M)
Earworms are more than just an irritation, they can help bring back beautiful memories. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Music subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Night-Time Sign of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Around one-quarter of people could have a deficiency in vitamin B12. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

This Fruit Boosts Weight Loss 50%, Research Finds
People eating this fruit lost four pounds in 12 weeks without making other changes to diet or lifestyle. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

An Obvious Early Sign Of An Introvert
The signs of a reserved personality can be seen at 14-months-old. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Personality Source Type: blogs

Autism Caused By Extreme Positive Personality Traits, Theory Argues (M)
Autism, experienced by around one-in-50 people, is caused by extreme levels of socially valued personality traits. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Autism subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Painful Sign Of Omega-3 Deficiency
A high omega-3 diet can lower the signs and symptoms of the disease by 50 per cent. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

The Best Blood Pressure Medication
The most popular medication to treat high blood pressure is not as effective as this drug. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Blood Pressure Source Type: blogs

How To Focus Better: 10 Ways To Boost Concentration
Even the best of us get distracted, so find out how to focus better and increase attention on whatever you choose. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Attention Source Type: blogs

A Key Element Links Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar And More (M)
Problems with interoception link many mental health issues including anxiety, major depression, bipolar, anorexia and schizophrenia. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Mental Health subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Best Diet For Weight Loss: Low-Fat Vs. Low Carb
The top tips for either diet -- whether low-carb or low-fat -- were to eat less refined flour and less sugar. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs