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Couples You Meet in Counseling #3: Mr. and Mrs. Just Not Feeling It

In my previous two posts, I examined Mr. Perfect and his Crazy Wife, and the Ice Queen and the Martyr. Both of those couples are easier to work with …

5 Quick Ways You Can Bring Positive Psychology To Your Workplace

Business leaders can take seemingly small steps to improve the psyche of their employees—changing the overall working environment. Although I regularly contribute to a psychology resource site, my suggestions can be implemented without taking a psychology course. Discussing the effects of happiness …

Cognitive computer chip apes brain architecture

Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier.<p>The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition machine that operates as closely as possible to …

How You Can Make Success Out of Any Failure

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge:</b> Failure happens (almost inevitably), and is often difficult to overcome. <b><br>The Science:</b> Whether we benefit or …

Motivation

5 Reasons Children Might Be Performing Poorly in School

There are innumerable reasons why a child might be struggling academically at school. In my practice, this is one of the most common presenting …

Doctors Asked to Counsel Teens About the Dangers of Smoking

Doctors already have a hefty checklist of topics to go over with their patients. Will they be able to squeeze in discussions about the health hazards …

Why Spanking Impairs Cognition in Children and Adolecents

In 2009, Dr. Straus of the University of New Hampshire made news when his study on spanking and IQ was published. In the study, Dr. Straus and his …

IQ

How Your Child's Brain Grows: Developmental Psychology Crash Course

By Dr. Tracy Bennett<p>(Editor’s Note: Dr. Bennett had previously shared with BrainSpeak information about babies and screen time, asking some good …

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Most schools have a philosophy about homework that is challenged by each parent's experience doing homework "back in the day." Parents' common …

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

Study: Reading on a tablet may impair memory, because memory relies partly on location

A series of recent studies finds that students remember less when reading on a Kindle versus an old-school, hard-copy book. One study split up Italian students and asked them to read a 28-page short story on either an e-reader or in a paper book and found that the electronic group had a harder time …

Police let their dog urinate on Michael Brown memorial, then drove over it

Why have the residents of Ferguson, Missouri reacted with such anger to the still-unexplained shooting of Michael Brown? It is a mystery.<p>As darkness …

Is Casual Sex Leading to Psychological Distress, Anxiety and Depression in Young People? Study Yields Shocking Results

Pre-marital and casual sex have, in many ways, become societal norms. When young people take abstinence pledges, they are seemingly in a minority. As unrestricted sex becomes more prominent or, at the least, more accepted, many argue that its effects are nothing to worry about.<p>“Times have changed” …

Kim Kardashian: why we love her and the psychology of celebrity worship

Two things are particularly striking about Kim Kardashian. The first is how she has managed to catch the attention of the global media. The second is that there are so many reasons why she shouldn't be famous. Indeed, it is tempting to suggest that in a logical world Kim Kardashian would be a …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories

TOKYO, Japan – Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists …

Matt Neputin's answer to Does long term isolation have effect on mental and physical health?

Yes it is unhealthy. But it really depends on the person. I had a very strong panic disorder and didn't leave my room for about 5 years and I only …

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

Many forces can drive a male college student to commit sexual assault. But one of the most important may be the company he keeps.<p>A number of studies, on college campuses and elsewhere, have shown that having friends who support violence against women is a big risk factor for committing sexual …

Xenon exposure shown to erase traumatic memories

McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment …

Is this why we're all so fat? Junk food can kill your appetite for anything healthy, scientists warn

A diet laden with burgers and fries, dripping with sweet treats and saturated in pies could kill our appetite for healthy foods, scientists warn.<p>A …

Nutrition

The Psychology of Oversharing Facebook Couples

New research looks at who, exactly, keeps posting those public declarations of love on your newsfeed.<p>Okay, so maybe you don’t <i>want</i> to know the nickname that girl from your high school has given her new paramour, just like you don’t particularly want to know the color of the daisies he bought her …

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Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

No one will be able to tell the difference—promise!<p><i>This article was written by Gyan Yankovich and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We've all been there: You've stayed up way too late working, partying, binge-watching—basically, anything other than sleeping—only to wake with a face that …