Parental Awareness Tools that Reduce Childhood Trauma
Since we are living in a time of extremely high statistical occurrences of childhood anxiety, depression and even suicide (which is happening at even younger ages), we need to look at the causes that are behind these difficult challenges that children, teens and young adults are facing today. Whether it be parental influences, interactions with abusive outsiders, school bullying, or something else, mental illnesses are growing at a rampant rate.  When mental illness is not alleviated, it can create C-PTSD (compound or complex PTSD), so it’s critical to reverse it early. What sometimes keeps the underlying factor...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maria Bogdanos Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Trauma adverse childhood experiences Childhood Trauma Source Type: blogs

People Who Self-Harm Reveal Why They Do It (M)
More than one-in-six adolescents have self-harmed at some point. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Self-harm subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

State of Flow: The gateway of creativity and productivity
You're reading State of Flow: The gateway of creativity and productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Every person has experienced a state of flow in a lifetime — the feeling of evenness between your body and psyche, where you are consumed by something past the distraction point and focused on it. It feels as if the time has slowed down, and the senses are enhanced. When action and perception align to build an easy drive, you are at one with the task at hand. A few people portray this inclinatio...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured motivation productivity tips psychology creativity flow pickthebrain state of flow Source Type: blogs

A Fascinating Sign Of High IQ
This test can quickly identify someone with higher IQ. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

How to Live a Happy Life: A Quick Guide
Everyone wants to live a happy life. But how can we achieve it? How can we be happy in life? Well, I believe we can find a solution by using a theory in psychology called Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In essence, the theory states that every human being has six needs that should be fulfilled starting from the basic ones. From the bottom to the top, here are the needs: Physiological: hunger, thirst, bodily comfort Safety: protection, security, stability Belonging: love, family, friends, affection Esteem: achieve, gain approval, independence, status Self-actualization: realize our potential, self-fulfillment, peak expe...
Source: Life Optimizer - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Attitude Source Type: blogs

Sexist Ideologies May Help Cultivate The “Dark Triad” Of Personality Traits
By Emma Young The “dark triad” of personality traits — narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism — do not make for the nicest individuals. People who score highly on the dark triad are vain, callous and manipulative. They adopt a so-called “fast-life” strategy, characterised by impulsivity, opportunism and selfishness. Such individuals can succeed in the workplace, while failing to get on with others. They’re also more likely to cheat on their partners, and are deemed more alluring in speed-dating sessions. Though these traits can bring advantages to the individual, they ar...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Gender Misogyny Personality Source Type: blogs

Two Ways to Help Other People Understand What You ’ re Going Through
What are you going through? Do you have health issues that are invisible to other people? Have you wished for a way to communicate how friends and family members can help you? Wish granted. In this article, you will read about two ways you can let people know what you need and when you need it. Choose the one that suits you best, or use both at different times. It may be that these ideas prompt new courses of action that can heal misunderstandings between you and those you care about most. Understanding Cards Use card stock to print what you want to say. Make several cards on one page and as many pages as you need. Then cu...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jan McDaniel Tags: Anxiety and Panic Chronic Pain Depression Grief and Loss Stigma Communication Source Type: blogs

The Effects of Positive Attention on the Impulsive Child
We’ve all heard the parenting proverb that a child who is acting out may actually be exhibiting attention-seeking behavior. And why not? We can understand this need because children are smaller, with less ability to command the attention of an adult or even other peers. They are just beginning to figure out what captures and sustains other people’s energy and attention, without much evaluation yet as to whether or not that attention is positive or negative.  But young children also seek another important resource: power. According to Erik Erikson’s theory of development, from ages eighteen months to ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Children and Teens Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Acting Out attention seeking behavior Child Development Criticism Discipline Education Impulsivity Learning Oppositional Defiant Disorder Source Type: blogs

Active Shooter Drills at School: How to Do Them Right
Threats to school-aged children are not new. From the 1940s through the 1980s, children in primary schools participated in bombing preparation drills, in case their school came under a bombing attack. After the mass shooting at Columbine by a pair of disaffected youth, the drills shifted from bombing to active shooter. No longer did children sit in the hallway with their heads between their knees. Instead, teens and kids were taught how to lock the classroom door and shelter in place. Unfortunately for too many children these days, well-meaning school administrators have taken it upon themselves to make an active shooter d...
Source: World of Psychology - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Children and Teens Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Research Students Trauma Violence and Aggression active shooter Childhood Trauma intruder drill school crisis School Shooting Source Type: blogs

The Problem With Reading Facial Expressions (M)
The reason it is so hard to tell how someone is really feeling. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Emotion subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Using Sync States to Be More Consistent
A big step forward in reason is when we gain the logical recognition that the brain needs to synchronize and coordinate its operations effectively in order to function well as an integrated being instead of a collection of parts that don’t mesh well. Then the question becomes: What’s a reasonable way to synchronize our mental operations? The heart provides that function since its own tiny, primitive brain sends signals up through the nervous system (spinal column and vagus nerve) and into the brain. These signals then branch throughout the brain, inviting different regions to get on board with whatever is...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Emotions Source Type: blogs

Here ’s How We Perceive The Political Leanings Of Different Fonts
Photo: The serif font Jubilat was used on signs for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid — though a new study suggests that sans serifs are generally seen as more liberal. Credit: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images. By Emily Reynolds Fonts can be very distinctive indeed. Even if robbed of their original context, it can be easy to identify the fonts used on the front of a Harry Potter book, adorning a Star Wars poster, or on the side of a Coca-Cola can, to name a few examples. But particular fonts can also leave us with other impressions: the font used to brand a beloved book, for example, has different emotional conno...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Aesthetics Language Perception Political Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Anxiety and Anger: A One-Two Punch
  Do you struggle with anger? Did you know that some of our most hot-headed moments are actually rooted in anxiety? In today’s podcast, Jackie openly shares her own fuse-blowing moment when her husband’s keys were (gasp!) missing from the hook, and now she must face being late for therapy and perhaps even lie dying on the side of the road. How did she handle this catastrophic situation her mind so graciously forewarned her about? Does this sound familiar? Join us as we discuss anxiety-driven anger and explore ways to minimize and possibly even prevent it. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIE...
Source: World of Psychology - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anger Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Source Type: blogs

Flawed science? Two efforts launched to improve scientific validity of psychological test evidence in court https://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2020/02/flawed-science-two-efforts-launched-to.html
******************************************Kevin S. McGrew, PhDEducational& School PsychologistDirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)https://www.themindhub.com****************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day
National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day is devoted to just that: People doing random, unasked for gestures, big and small, to make the world a better, kinder place.  There are different stories about how it began. In the U.S., the National Random Acts of Kindness Day was created in 1995 by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, a small nonprofit organization. They selected February 17 as the annual day to recognize and support more purposeful kindness.  New Zealand also claims founding credit. RAK day has been an annual day of celebration of kindness there on September 1 for the past 15 years. Josh de Jong is...
Source: World of Psychology - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Happiness Inspiration & Hope Motivation and Inspiration Compassion Random Acts of Kindness Day Source Type: blogs

Spatial navigation ability predicts progression of dementia symptomatology
https://flip.it/eV9Piy******************************************Kevin S. McGrew, PhDEducational& School PsychologistDirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)https://www.themindhub.com****************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 16, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

The Psychology of Staying Put: Why Mobility in the U.S. Has Been Declining for Decades
Do you think that, over time, the U.S. has become an increasingly mobile nation? Is it your sense that people pick up and leave far more often than they did in the past? That’s part of our conventional wisdom, propped up by declarations in prestigious newspapers, scholarly journals, and popular culture. Remember those Carole King lyrics? “So far away / Doesn’t anyone stay in one place anymore?”  There is one big problem with our belief that mobility in the U.S. has been increasing: It is exactly wrong. Sociologist Claude Fischer has shown that American mobility has been declining for well over ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. Tags: Psychology Cohabitation Hometown Moving Source Type: blogs

Numbers vs Alignment
If the numbers in your work (like sales and profits) matter more than the alignment of your work (like fulfillment, purpose, and appreciation), then even if you succeed on those terms, you may end up with bigger numbers but with lower alignment, which can strangle your motivation. Good luck pursuing bigger numbers when you’ve lost your mojo because you feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated. Better numbers aren’t much compensation for the daily punishment of feeling emotionally out of sync with life. This approach will just disconnect you from your heart, and then you’ll likely feel inclined to spend m...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Values Source Type: blogs

The Fastest Way To Improve Your Relationship (M)
The best marital investment you can make takes just 21 minutes a year. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Relationships subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Zesty Food That Reduces Heart Disease Risk
Adding this ingredient to your diet could halve the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: blogs

Weight Loss: The 2 Most Popular Techniques Are Equally Effective
Both techniques lead to people losing 5 percent of their body weight. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Turbocharge Your Brain  
Life sure does require a lot of thinking. The heavy lifting includes solving problems, charting the right path to our goals, and making important decisions. Each requires us to rev up our thinking engines and put our brains into gear. And, just like with a car, you can boost the effectiveness of your thinking power with a brain turbocharger — easily.   To understand how turbocharged thinking works, you need to understand a little bit about the two sides (hemispheres) of the brain. The left and right sides of the brain process information in different and specialized ways. The left hemisphere usually thinks ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael R. Kandle, Psy.D. Tags: Brain and Behavior General Psychology Ambidextrous Cognitive Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Simple Acts of Courage
One way to train your courage muscles is simply to decide that you’re going to lean in a courageous direction when the opportunity arises. Don’t worry about big, bold acts that require an 8+ level of courage on a 1-10 scale. Instead look for some 3s and 4s that you can do more easily. When you lean towards these easier opportunities to exercise courage, it can help those 8s, 9s, and 10s seem more accessible, like they’re 1-2 notches lower than before. Moreover, the 5s, 6s, and 7s will start to feel more accessible too. At some of our previous workshops, we gave attendees a list of about 50 different...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

A Meditation on Leaving a Job Behind and Taking Back Control
When you’re in a job that you dislike, it could be complicated to simply walk away. It’s tough to walk out the door without looking back and weigh the various consequences. But at the same time, walking away from detrimental situations also can be a beautiful exercise in taking back control — taking back control of your life and yourself and all you embody, even if it’s not always so easy.  In my personal experience, I planned to stay at a particular job for a decent amount of time. Then, when I started to see the writing on the wall, marked in red (you know, for red flags), I had to reconstruc...
Source: World of Psychology - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lauren Suval Tags: Industrial and Workplace Motivation and Inspiration Personal anxiety quitting a job Self Care Stress unemployment Source Type: blogs

10 Strategies for Recharging on the Spot
While it would be nice to have an entire day to recharge, it’s not necessary. And if you wait until you have a full day off (from work or parenting or any other countless responsibilities you have), you’ll likely be incredibly exhausted—physically, mentally, and emotionally. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to recharge on the spot, whether you’re responding to emails at your desk, sitting on the subway, or dealing with a tantruming toddler (yes, really). Below, you’ll find an assortment of soothing strategies to try anywhere—from breathing techniques to mindset shifts. Take...
Source: World of Psychology - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books General Habits Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Stress Source Type: blogs

How A Lover ’s Shirt Can Improve Your Sleep (M)
The trick can improve sleep as much as taking melatonin supplements. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Sleep subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Common Drink That Halves Liver Cancer Risk
People who like this drink can lower their odds of having liver cancer by 50 percent. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs

A Mental Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D may be linked to critical neurotransmitters and inflammatory markers. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Depression Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: February 15, 2020
This article details the study’s fascinating findings. My Patients Don’t Separate Their Physical and Mental Health. Medicare Must Stop Asking Us To: In this opinion article, a general practitioner in Melbourne, Australia shares her frustration over a new Medicare report that warns doctors against billing Medicare for both physical health and mental health issues within the same consultation. She argues that the rule essentially punishes practitioners who want to provide good-quality, holistic care for their patients. When Mental Illness Memes Stop Being Funny: Finding humor in our pain can be therapeutic, but c...
Source: World of Psychology - February 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Traci Pedersen Tags: Anxiety and Panic Children and Teens General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Around the Net Sleep Students Technology Trauma Alternative Schools digital technology Medicare Memes school for traumatized stud Source Type: blogs

Neurocognitive Psychometrics of Intelligence: How Measurement Advancements Unveiled the Role of Mental Speed in Intelligence Differences - Anna-Lena Schubert, Gidon T. Frischkorn,
https://flip.it/6TxoL5******************************************Kevin S. McGrew, PhDEducational& School PsychologistDirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)https://www.themindhub.com****************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 15, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

You ’ ve Hurt Your Partner: Here ’ s How to Apologize Sincerely
Everyone makes mistakes. Here’s how to fix them. You messed up and made a huge mistake. You really blew it, and now your partner is giving you heck about it, seething with disappointment, hurt, and pain. Now you need to apologize so it doesn’t continually affect your relationship — but sometimes, knowing how to apologize in a way that your partner knows you mean it is the tough part. Guilt washes over you as your conscience reminds you that you didn’t keep your word or your end of a commitment. Or quite adversely — a more flippant, “What’s the big deal anyway? Get over it!” a...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Communication General Marriage and Divorce Publishers Relationships YourTango apologize how to say your sorry Source Type: blogs

Early Impressions of Star Trek: Picard
After seeing the first 4 episodes of the new series Star Trek: Picard, I think it’s just okay so far. It seems to be setting up a potentially interesting story arc, but in other ways I find it disappointing. The acting feels a bit off, as if Picard has consumed a few too many cups of Earl Grey and is overly caffeinated. It feels more like the dorky movie version of Picard while I was hoping for more of the chill version of his character from The Next Generation. It doesn’t feel like a believable future version of Picard, at least not yet. I also remind myself that Star Trek: The Next Generation took a whi...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

The Things We Do for Love: Avoiding Co-Dependency When Addiction Affects Your Relationships
Valentine’s Day is a time to show your appreciation for those you love, often with gifts, a special dinner or even doing a few chores so that they can relax and feel at ease. But, when addiction is part of your relationship, there can be a very fine line between showing your love and support and enabling substance use with codependent behavior. This is especially true in romantic and parent-child relationships where one partner or the child is battling addiction. Naturally, we want so badly to help our partner or child get better, protect them from harm, and maintain the relationship by keeping the peace, that it&rsq...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claire Orr Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Recovery Relationships Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery addiction support Codependency Codependent Coercion Enabling Guilt Trip Manipulation Source Type: blogs

Early Birds And Bearded Dragons: The Week ’s Best Psychology Links
Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web A study on bearded dragons has honed in on the brain structure responsible for generating slow wave sleep patterns, writes Elizabeth Pennisi at Science. An area of the brain called the claustrum — not previously known to even exist in reptiles — was key: when the structure was damaged, the lizards could still sleep but showed no slow wave patterns. It’s been an interesting few months for bearded dragon research: as we wrote in December, the lizards apparently also succumb to optical illusions. A mismatch between a student&rsqu...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Weekly links Source Type: blogs

Happier People Raised By Parents Who Do This (M)
Parents sometimes focus on their children to the exclusion of their partner. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Child Psychology subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

2 Supplements That Double Weight Loss
Taking the two supplements lead to people in the study losing more belly fat and more fat overall. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

How to Spot Red Flags in Your Relationship
Every week, I get letters here at PsychCentral, asking for my advice about red flags in relationships. From my files: “I love him very much, but he spends more time with his buddies than with me and he won’t introduce me to his friends. He won’t talk about it. He says he has to have his guy time.” “I love her very much but we’re almost at our wedding date and she hasn’t quit smoking like she promised she would do before we got married. She just hides it.” “I love this man more than my own life but he constantly sides with his mother when she disagrees with me. When I tr...
Source: World of Psychology - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Abuse Communication Marriage and Divorce Relationships Boundaries Compromise Dating Defensiveness gaslighting Intimacy Love Red Flags stonewalling Source Type: blogs

What ’s the best way to manage agitation related to dementia?
You notice your loved one becoming more forgetful. She cannot recall her visit with her granddaughters yesterday. She claims she took her medications this morning, yet you find them untouched in her pill case. You wonder how this mild-mannered woman has become so angry, so quickly. She is often frightened now, disoriented, and unpredictable. Yet she still remembers every detail of your wedding day, the names of your four children, and how to play her favorite piano pieces. When you sing together, time temporarily stands still. Your loved one received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Nights are the hardest time for...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Collier, MD, MPH Tags: Caregiving Healthy Aging Memory Source Type: blogs

People With Depression May Find Sad Memes Funnier And More Uplifting
By Matthew Warren Memes have become an integral part of online communication — and a ripe area for research. Underlying the simplicity of a grainy picture and a few words of text are countless more complex psychological questions. What determines why some memes go viral? How do they shape people’s political or social views? And in what ways do our perceptions of memes change depending on our personalities — or even on our mental health? To this latter question, at least, a new study in Scientific Reports has some answers. Researchers have found that depressed people seem to enjoy memes with depressio...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Emotion Media Mental health Source Type: blogs

The neural code of intelligence: From correlation to causation - ScienceDirect
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1571064519301563?via%3Dihub******************************************Kevin S. McGrew, PhDEducational& School PsychologistDirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)https://www.themindhub.com****************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 14, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Reality ’s Unusual Invitations
Last night Rachelle and I attended our first class from the kink-related meetup group that we joined after going through the orientation on Monday. The topic of littles and age play wasn’t something that either of us are into, but we thought we’d go anyway to see what the meetup was like. We also got some synchronicities related to attending, which I often take as a hint from reality that it’s wise to accept the invitation. I also like leaning into learning and social experiences that are very different from what I’ve previously explored. Even if I’m not particularly interested in something...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Relationships Source Type: blogs

So You Really Want to Love Yourself?
We’ve all learned about the importance of loving ourselves. Even kids today pick it up from popular media. And there’s no shortage of advice for how to love yourself, most of which is very helpful. But I’m sorry to say that all of the conventional wisdom about self love is inadequate. I’ll explain why. The fundamental misunderstanding about self love is the mistaken notion that the self is a singular entity that needs to be loved.  In reality, our selves are not singular in nature. The truth is that we have a multiplicity of selves in our subconscious minds. Remember Freud’s Id, Ego, and ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael R. Kandle, Psy.D. Tags: History of Psychology Personality Dysfunctional Family Empowerment Internal Family Systems Self Love Self-Esteem Source Type: blogs

Vice Chair Quarles ’ Stigma Problem
George SelginSpeaking to NYU's " Money Marketeers " last week, Randy Quarles, the Fed's Vice Chair for Supervision, shared his views on Fed policy, and particularly on steps he thinks the Fed should take to reduce the size of its balance sheet.Perhaps better than anyone else at the Fed, Mr. Quarles understands the role that liquidity requirements play in propping-up banks'demand for excess reserves, and how those requirements foiled the Fed's attempt to get the quantity of such reserves substantially below its crisis-era peak.Rather than accept that defeat, Mr. Quarles wants the Fed to try again, after first taki...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

A Psychiatrist ’s Perspective on How to Overcome the Stigma of Mental Illness
I was a third-year medical student when I discovered my calling to become a psychiatrist. To this day, I remember the gentleman who changed the trajectory of my life.  He was a middle-aged individual who presented to the clinic due to difficulties with depression. As I entered the exam room, I remember feeling uneasy by the magnitude of his suffering. I could not see his eyes as he slumped over his chair resting his head in his hands. He spoke very slowly as he mustered the strength to answer my questions. The interview lagged with noticeable pauses in his answers. His answers were brief, but his suffering was pervasi...
Source: World of Psychology - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD Tags: Inspiration & Hope Personal Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Stigma discrimination Mental Illness Stigmatization Source Type: blogs

Depression Linked To This Rapidly Growing Behaviour (M)
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Depression subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Laidback Sign Of High IQ
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

Weight Loss: The Most Effective Exercise To Burn Fat Fast
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Managing Coronavirus Outbreak Anxiety
Does the new coronavirus from China make you a little anxious? How concerned should we be? Is it a real threat or mostly hype? In today’s podcast, Dr. John Grohol, founder and editor-in-chief of PsychCentral.com, explains what the coronavirus is, how it compares to the flu and why it seems to have hit the panic button in a lot of people. He offers tips to avoid getting sick in general, and importantly, gives advice on how to keep our anxiety levels in check when it comes to new disease outbreaks, especially in how we seek information from the media. If you’d like to learn more about the coronavirus and how to...
Source: World of Psychology - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Health-related Interview Podcast The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Character – “Caught” Or “Taught”?
By Emma Young How do you measure the success of a child’s education? Test results are one thing, and according to a recent global survey, British children have risen in the league tables for both maths and reading. However, these same teens reported among the lowest levels of life satisfaction. They may be performing well academically, but they’re not thriving. This isn’t a problem only in the UK, of course. At a recent conference that I attended, organised by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, research psychologists, education specialists, economists and philosophers from around the world ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Educational Feature Morality Source Type: blogs

Stress Management: An Act of Self-Love
Managing your stress is a form of love. It is taking a look at your life and deciding where changes could be made to help improve your sense of control over certain stressors in your life. Stress is not something tangible. It cannot be touched or held. However, it can originate from something tangible. Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is everywhere. It comes in all shapes and sizes. It does not discriminate according to race, gender, or socioeconomic status. There is no escaping stress. However, we so often try to. The sooner we accept and adapt...
Source: World of Psychology - February 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cerena Reid-Maynard, LICSW Tags: Self-Help Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Self Care stress management stress reduction Source Type: blogs