Friendships – The Key To Happiness
You're reading Friendships – The Key To Happiness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I often recommend to others who seek to do what I tried, DON’T! It is too dangerous – you are taking an awful risk. It is not wise to isolate yourself for twelve months and spend hour upon hour peering inside, facing your worst pains and fears, trying to see beyond them for answers that might not even exist. And yet, if I hadn’t taken that gamble, I would have never understood today just how imperativ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr Winfried Sedhoff Tags: featured happiness psychology relationships friendship pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Free Live Webinar: Who Are You Dating? Learning About Our Patterns
(Please note: This free live webinar will be recorded and a copy made available to all who register.) So, who have you been hanging out with lately? Think about the last person you dated. Have you been dating the same unhealthy type each and every time only packaged a little differently? Have you thought that this time it looks promising, only to be surprised when it didn’t work out again? Have you read every article you can find online about what you should look for next when choosing a date? It can be cumbersome to keep everything in mind: The 10 Qualities Your Next Boyfriend/Girlfriend Should Have  ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: General Relationships Self-Help Webinar Breakups Dating Heartbreak Loneliness Love Life Relationship Advice Source Type: blogs

An Early Sign of Parkinson ’s Disease (M)
Parkinson's is a neurological condition caused by loss of brain cells in a critical area of the brain. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Personality Trait That Makes Children Smarter
The children ate better, slept better and were in stronger control of their emotions. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Child Psychology Personality Source Type: blogs

Neuromyth: Intrinsic Motivation is Driven by External Reward
One of the best motivators to learn is personal satisfaction.[1] But where does this internal drive come from? Many believe that students are motivated to learn because of what the people around them do, called extrinsic motivation. Starting in the 1970s, it was popular to believe the key to success lay within the now famous self- esteem movement.[2] This has proved, to a certain extent, to be validated by more recent research: A person’s own belief in his or her ability to learn actually influences learning outcomes.[3] What has not panned out in the research is the belief that the development of positive self-estee...
Source: World of Psychology - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D. Tags: Neuromyths extrinsic reward Gifts Intrinsic Motivation praise Source Type: blogs

Reverse Innovation: When Disruptive Health Solutions Go West
Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Portable Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones Africa asia development digital health disruption disruptive drones empowerment Healthcare Innovation medical drones reverse innovation technology West Source Type: blogs

Episode 15: Is Mindfulness A Panacea Or Overhyped And Potentially Problematic?
This is Episode 15 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Download here. http://traffic.libsyn.com/psychcrunch/201903313_PsychCrunch_Ep15_Mx3.mp3 Mindfulness is everywhere these days, but is it really as beneficial as it’s often made out to be? Our presenter Ginny Smith hears from clinical psychologist Dr Catherine Wikholm (co-author of The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You?); she visits the Cambridge Buddha Centre to meet people who have taken up mindfulness meditation; and she discusses some of the latest mi...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Podcast Source Type: blogs

Transfer of Learning and the Pervasiveness of Context: Overcoming the Effect of Context During Debriefing
Throughout my career as a simulation educator, I noticed that students would often return to the simulation center to go through a case that was very similar to previous cases they’d managed, whether or not they’d successfully managed the previous cases. Yet, despite our best efforts at providing feedback through quality debriefing, they could not apply the previously acquired knowledge and skills into this new, similar situation (i.e., transfer of learning would not occur). This is a constant finding in the cognitive psychology and transfer literature.1–3 We looked at this literature to come up with t...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - March 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective debriefing learners teaching Source Type: blogs

Best of Our Blogs: March 19, 2019
Many of us grew up feeling a sense of inadequacy, a lack of self-worth. Maybe it’s because our parents were critical, neglectful or we felt different in some way. As we grew older, we developed illnesses that only added to the problem. Instead of a feeling of not enoughness that’s hidden, our chronic illness makes our imperfection, our lack of wholeness evident. But none of that matters when it comes to measuring your worth. It takes time and work to recover what you lost in childhood and recalibrate after you received a diagnosis. But it is possible to learn to love and accept yourself when you realize that no...
Source: World of Psychology - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs

Finding Inner Success
You're reading Finding Inner Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Your outer world is a mirror of your inner world” - T Harv Ecker By finding your inner strength you can quickly start having an impact on your outer world. We live in a universe of duality, to your up there is a down, to your right, a left and just as we have outer laws of success, we therefore have inner laws of success. This means that you are in full control over the results in your life. Everything good that has happe...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DanielWood Tags: confidence creativity featured happiness motivation philosophy psychology self confidence self education self improvement success good habits how to be successful productivity tips Source Type: blogs

When Your Recovery Is Frustratingly Slow
It seems like you’ve been ill forever. For weeks, maybe months, it has felt like a major effort to do life. On a good day, you might muddle through. On not so good days, it’s hard to get out of bed, much less shower or get to work. Major mental illness has knocked you down and out. Worse, it seems like you aren’t getting any better. Hold onto the fact that long term studies have shown that most people diagnosed with even the most severe forms of mental illness at least get relief from symptoms. The NIMH Collaborative Depression Study of people diagnosed with major depression found that the recovery rate...
Source: World of Psychology - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Medications Mental Health and Wellness Recovery Sleep Source Type: blogs

This Thought Will Make You Happier (M)
How to be happier by changing how you think. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Happiness subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

The Best Way To Lose Stomach Fat
Belly fat is linked to developing heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Why depth psychotherapy?
Someone asked me recently if I really thought that longer term depth psychotherapy was really necessary. Necessary? I don't know that I can determine that for anyone other than myself, but I can say it is valuable for the person who wants to learn more about her dreams and how she came to where she is in her life, what forces are operative in her, understanding which may allow her a wider array of choices moving forward.  Jung said,"Generally speaking, all the life which the parents could have lived, but of which they thwarted themselves for artificial motives, is passed on to the children in substitute form. Tha...
Source: Jung At Heart - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

Don ’ t Force Gratitude
In his book What Happy People Know, Dan Baker argues that you can’t be in a state of appreciation and fear, or anxiety, at the same time. He explains: During active appreciation the threatening messages from your amygdala [fear center of the brain] and the anxious instincts of your brainstem are cut off, suddenly and surely, from access to your brain’s neocortex, where they can fester, replicate themselves, and turn your stream of thoughts into a cold river of dread. It is a fact of neurology that the brain cannot be in a state of appreciation and a state of fear at the same time. The two states may alternate, ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Books Brain and Behavior Depression Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Personal Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Opinion | Is Pain a Sensation or an Emotion? - The New York Times
The United States uses a third of the world's opioids but a fifth of Americans still say they suffer from chronic pain. The only demonstrable effect of two decades of widespread prescription of opioids has been catastrophic harm. With more than 47,000 Americans dying of opioid overdoses in 2017 and hundreds of thousandsmore addicted to them, it was recently reported that, for the first time, Americans were more likely to die of opioids than of car accidents.This has forced many to take a step back and ponder the very nature of pain, to understand how best to alleviate it.The ancient Greeks considered pain a passion &md...
Source: Psychology of Pain - March 18, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

First Study To Explore What It ’s Like To Live With Avoidant Personality Disorder: “Safe When Alone, Yet Lost In Their Aloneness”
By Christian Jarrett In the first study of its kind, researchers have asked people to describe in their own words what it’s like to live with Avoidant Personality Disorder – a diagnosis defined by psychiatrists as “a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation”. Like all personality disorder diagnoses, AVPD is controversial, with some critics questioning whether it is anything other than an extreme form of social phobia. To shed new light on the issue, lead author Kristine D. Sørensena, a psychologist, twice interviewed 15 p...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Mental health Qualitative Therapy Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Support Groups for Mental Illness – What are They?
 Most people understand how doctors and therapists work, but many people can’t quite wrap their minds around support groups – especially peer-led ones. In this episode, our hosts dissect different types of support groups to make them better understood and more accessible. Listen Now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “[Mental Illness] Support groups are like a buffet — take what you want and leave the rest.” – Gabe Howard   Highlights From ‘Mental Illness Support Groups’ Episode [1:00] Lets talk about support groups. [3:00] Fountain House in NYC is awesome! [6:00...
Source: World of Psychology - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Friends Peer Support Schizophrenia Treatment Source Type: blogs

Learn How to Resolve & Release Emotional Pain
How can empathetic people let loose the burden of other people’s emotions? When your body has disease, illness or painful conditions, suppressed (somatized) emotion can exacerbate symptoms and escalate deterioration or decline. In my last article, I shared a practice for identifying and acknowledging emotional energy to avoid suppressing it into the energy system of the physical body. Validating and embracing emotions that you may have been taught are unacceptable or inappropriate for you, and taking ownership for clearing and releasing the energetic backlog empowers you to experience your life more wholly and holist...
Source: World of Psychology - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Self-Help Spirituality & Health Emotional Energy Emotional Pain Emotions Empathy Feelings Source Type: blogs

Painless Treatment Helps 70% Fight Major Depression (M)
Some depressed patients even experienced dramatic improvements in just a couple of weeks. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Depression subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

How Long?
People often ask me how long therapy should last. Usually I say it should last as long as it is working. And I often go on to say a lot more about that because no one can determine how long therapy goes on except a given patient and therapist working together to decide. Certainly managed care companies can't really know, though they can set arbitrary limits.  I hate when site I liked disappears — today it is a site by Jean Hantman, someone I used to enjoy reading when there was an active listserv for psychoanalytic studies. She is on the psychoanalysis side of depth psychology, which means we have somewhat diffe...
Source: Jung At Heart - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: blogs

This Weight Loss Approach Is Twice As Effective
People in the study lost 10% of their body weight — and kept it off. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections
When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving its indelible mark on our psyche. And therein lies the bane of our socially mediated existence: Our desire to connect with the energies that make us feel whole and inspired lead us down the social media rabbit hole, yet we come up feeling incomplete, discouraged, and ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joshua Garrin, Ph.D., CPT, CHC Tags: Creativity General Habits Happiness Self-Help Stress Technology Source Type: blogs

Join Us for a Free Day-Long Happiness Webinar Event: World Happiness Agora
I’m so grateful for all the years of support and guidance Dr. Grohol has brought our work at iFred, and am so grateful to be sharing the PsychCentral message of community with the broader public through the first ever World Happiness Agora. The event is taking place online, with free access for all with an internet connection, bringing together leading scientists, educators, innovators, technologists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and youth to share why and how mental health must be addressed today, as; there is no health without mental health. Each is providing ‘Calls to Action’, and we encourage...
Source: World of Psychology - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathryn Goetzke Tags: General Happiness Webinar happiness webinar world happiness agora world happiness event Source Type: blogs

Submersion Playlists Added
The Submersion Playlists bonus is published. All Submersion participants now have access to it in the Submersion portal.There are 15 different playlists to choose from, each containing 8 to 16 of the 60 core lessons. This gives you another way to explore the material, especially when you’d appreciate a refresher in one or more areas after completing the full course.The last two playlists include the 10 shortest lessons for when you’d love a quickie (most are under 15 minutes), and the longest lessons for when you’re craving a deeper lesson (most are over 35 minutes).Text transcripts for lessons 1-16 are p...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

8 Ways to Find Yourself Before Looking for Your Soulmate
Finally fall in love…for real. You might call them your soulmate. The love of your life. Your life partner. That special person. Many of us are seeking to find someone to love us, unconditionally. We crave our perfect complement — someone with whom we will share the memories of our lives with. So we go all out in the pursuit of this special somebody — our so-called true love. We start dating with loads of optimistic energy, but after looking for some time, we become frustrated and start doubting that they are really out there. This special person is quite elusive. The irony of love is that the harder you...
Source: World of Psychology - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Relationships Self-Help YourTango Love Self Care Self Love Soulmates Source Type: blogs

The Beautiful Places That Make People Feel Happier (M)
Picturesque, bright areas with broad views allow the mind to restore itself. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Happiness subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Dr. Nina Kraus on Why Musical Training Helps us Process the World Around Us
https://medium.com/the-kennedy-center/dr-nina-kraus-on-why-musical-training-helps-us-process-the-world-around-us-6962b42cdf44Sent fromFlipboard******************************************************Kevin McGrew, PhDEducational PsychologistDirector, Institute for Applied PsychometricsIAPwww.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) - March 16, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

This Simple Technique Triples Weight Loss
This vital weight loss technique is nothing to do with diet and exercise. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Does Calling Depression an Illness Worsen Stigma?
I plead guilty to expounding on the biochemical vulnerabilities and abnormalities in neural wiring of depression to make the case that it is a legitimate illness alongside lupus, breast cancer, or psoriatic arthritis. I thought I was doing a good thing by quoting experts like Peter Kramer, M.D, who believes that because depression can be associated with the loss of volume in parts of the brain, it is the “most devastating disease known to mankind.” My intention, like so many other mental health advocates I know, was to use science as a tool to lessen stigma. But is that really effective? Proof of the Madness I ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Brain and Behavior Depression General Mental Health and Wellness Psychiatry Psychology Research Self-Help Treatment biogenetic theory Depressive Episode Mental Illness Mood Disorder Stereotypes Stigma Source Type: blogs

Doctors Wearing VR Headsets Might Soon Set Up Diagnoses Sitting In Caf és
The evolution of VR hardware and software What’s the best VR will do VR, AR, MR or spatial computing? The potential of interactive immersive reality Challenges and obstacles in adoption How will immersive reality transform everyday life? What was the last time you met sci-fi? The dark side of technology Imagine that a doctor sits down in Starbucks, places some glasses on his head, instantly invokes five screens and starts doing his diagnostic work. Robert Scoble, virtual reality expert, and tech evangelist believes that will be possible in the coming years – sooner than we might think. He told us why his wi...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Great Thinkers AR augmented reality future HoloLens Innovation MR Oculus technology virtual virtual reality VR XR Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: March 16, 2019
Hello, lovers of all things psychology, psychiatry, and mental health related! Today we’re going to take a look at how vitamins and other supplements don’t ward off depression, why it’s important not to get swept up in “boutique” wellness trends (and what to do instead), the ways in which you can manipulate your brain to completely forget something (really?), and more. Enjoy! Study: Diet Supplements Don’t Ward Off Depression: New research involving more than 1,000 overweight or obese participants located in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom who were at risk for depr...
Source: World of Psychology - March 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Depression Disorders Exercise & Fitness Health-related Memory and Perception Psychology Around the Net Research Students ACLU American Civil Liberties Union boutique wellness centers bright s Source Type: blogs

8 Habits That Can Really Change Your Daily Life
You're reading 8 Habits That Can Really Change Your Daily Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Your mind decides your altitude. Jack Canfield, an American author, and entrepreneur has said - Successful individuals do not simply drowse off to the highest. Obtaining there needs targeted action, personal discipline and plenty of energy daily to create things happen. And he could not be a lot of correct. So, do not let ancient habits hold you back. Begin setting up these easy yet necessary habits for a more ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Skabir Tags: featured self improvement habits motivation Source Type: blogs

5 Mental Shifts to Stop Caring What People Think of You
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu We carefully pick out what we wear to the gym to make sure we look good in the eyes of the other gym goers. We beat ourselves up after meetings running through everything we said (or didn’t say), worried that coworkers will think we aren’t smart or talented enough. We post only the best picture out of the twenty-seven selfies we took and add a flattering filter to get the most likes to prove to ourselves that we are pretty and likable. We live in other people’s heads. And all it does is make us judge ou...
Source: World of Psychology - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Personal Publishers Self-Help Tiny Buddha Expectations Feelings Judgments opinions values Source Type: blogs

Mar 15, All About Forensic Psychology
A forensic psychology website designed to help anybody looking for detailed information and resources. (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - March 15, 2019 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

How Breathing Can Promote Good Mental Health (M)
The power of breathing correctly. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Psychology subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

New book suggest ways to understand behavior and boost happiness in light of human evolution
We humans evolved to be social creatures. By gaining the skills to cooperate with others, we were able to stave off predators, eat more consistently, and care for each other’s young, allowing our genes to carry forward. So, why do we still struggle at times to get along—even to the extent that we war on one another? And how can understanding our evolutionary heritage help us have better relationships and more happiness today? There are the kinds of questions pondered in psychologist William Von Hippel’s book The Social Leap. Von Hippel explains that while evolution has shaped us to work together coop...
Source: SharpBrains - March 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning development evolution happiness neurological prosocial social leap well-being Source Type: blogs

A Very Popular Drink Is Linked To Lower IQ
The 'refreshment' is linked to a slower brain and making more mistakes. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Intelligence Source Type: blogs

6 Good Reasons to Laugh More
It’s been 40 years since Norman Cousins published his classic An Anatomy of an Illness, in which he documents curing himself with a high dose of vitamin C and a continuous stream of humorous films. Since then research has further established the medicinal benefits of laughter, helping everything from Alzheimer’s disease and allergies to backaches and muscle cramping. Following one of his studies on the benefits of laughter, Dr. Michael Miller said he envisioned a time when physicians might recommend that everyone get 15 to 20 minutes of laughter in a day much like physicians recommend regular exercise. Not...
Source: World of Psychology - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: General Happiness Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Research Stress Fun Humor Laughter Source Type: blogs

Best of Our Blogs: March 15, 2019
The other day I did the abnormal thing. I switched tracks from the expected, “How are you doing? Fine,” discourse that we all buy into every day. I reached outside of my comfort zone closing the gap between me and an acquaintance. Every day we put on a mask. That false appearance of positivity gives us a sense of security protecting us from vulnerability. But what happens when we don’t have the energy to do that anymore? And what if appearing perfect, happy and invincible is having a detrimental cost to our well-being? What I discovered when I took the risk is that connection is healing. It makes us feel ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Source Type: blogs

There Are Sex Differences In The Trajectory Of Depression Symptoms Through Adolescence, With Implications For Treatment And Prevention
This study has been following children from birth in the 1990s through to today, providing an overview of development from childhood all the way through to adulthood.  The team looked at participants’ scores on the short mood and feelings questionnaire from the ages of 10 to 22. This questionnaire measures depressive symptoms over the previous two weeks, asking participants to indicate whether statements like “I felt miserable or unhappy” are true for them. Over the 12 year time period, participants had been given the questionnaire on eight separate occasions (although not everyone had completed ever...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Gender Mental health Sex Source Type: blogs

How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness
You're reading How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Finding a sincere person is difficult. We are not always ready to share our innermost feelings and do not show a lot of emotions. People have a right for little secrets, but problems begin when we try to deceive ourselves. One's mind and heart conflict with one another, and harmony disappears. Negative emotions and lying to oneself are harmful to one's health. Every person has self-talk from time to ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: melisamarzett Tags: psychology self improvement lying pickthebrain truth Source Type: blogs

A Panic Attack, the Wrestle Within
Samantha felt overwhelmed by her school assignments, her relationships, and her job. She often felt like she was walking a tightrope while holding a pole that contained all of her “should” and “must” type of thoughts. “It’s not a matter of if, but when I’ll fall and crash!” she’d repeat. She would imagine placing her thoughts and feelings in a bottle and shutting the lid tightly. “I place them there so I can cope,” she would declare. She recognized her panic attack cycle: stress, anxiety, tension build up, and suppress until it shatters. Then starting...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Anxiety and Panic Self-Help Source Type: blogs

This Common Food Halves Risk Of Memory Loss (M)
Two portions a week may reduce memory loss risk by 50 percent. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 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 - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

A Warning Sign Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Why Therapy Is Actually Cool
When we start going to the gym, start taking a replenishing yoga class, start drinking more water, start taking a multivitamin, start going to an acupuncturist or a massage therapist, we can’t wait to shout it from the rooftops. In other words, when we do something for our physical health, we’re proud, excited, inspired and empowered. We feel great about our decision, and we want to tell everyone. But how often do we beam with pride or happily shout that we’re going to therapy? How many people actually do that? Ever? Even though it’s gotten much better, mental health stigma still persists and per...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: General Happiness Health-related Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Psychotherapy Stigma Source Type: blogs

In Later Life, We Become Less Aware Of Other People ’s Anger And Fear, But Remain Sensitive To Their Happiness
By Emma Young Most people find it easy to infer the emotional state underlying a scowl or beaming smile. But not all facial emotional signals are so obvious. Sensitivity to these less obvious emotional signals varies from one person to another and is a useful skill, improving relations with other people and benefiting psychological wellbeing. As well as varying between individuals, are there also shifts in this ability during a typical person’s life? And, if so, might these age-related changes be relevant to known high-risk periods for psychological problems and the onset of mental illness? A new study, published in ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Emotion Source Type: blogs

The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler
Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, much of his professional résumé and background is a lie. Is Brown right or is Sendler a bona ...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Ethics & Morality General Minding the Media Psychology Special Report Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler Damian Markiewicz Damian Sendler Dr. Sendler Taublum Media Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How to Break Habits – And Keep Them Broken
 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfu...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Habits Mindfulness The Psych Central Show breaking habits Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health
You're reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a significant number of likes or comments? Technology can be a great thing, but there is also a flip-side. The ove...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANNIE BUTTON Tags: communication featured psychology relationships self improvement addiction mental health social media social media detox social media tips wellbeing Source Type: blogs