Jason E Newcombe

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This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

6 Tips for Confronting Passive-Aggressive People

Do you know someone who is overtly cooperative but covertly defiant? Do you live or work with a person who chronically procrastinates, carries out …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Ways to Respond When Someone Hurts You

Being able to put your past abuse into perspective doesn’t mean you will be immune from being hurt in the present. If you are around people for very …

Self-help

Science explains why climate change inaction may be part of our psychology

<b>BY: CAROLINE ROLF</b><p>It has baffled climate specialists why despite the solid evidence about the dangers of global warming, much of the public remains …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind

Model the behaviors that we want to see. It's chancy to assume that our adolescent students know what we want or are asking for regarding behavior, …

Pedagogy

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

Wellness

Bullies, Borderline Bosses And Narcissists: How To Thrive

Last week I opened a big old can of worms by discussing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). To recap there are four primary types per Christine Lawson’s work:<p><b>1. The Waif:</b> This person is helpless, sad, lonely and feels like a victim. They are trying to get others to give them sympathy and …

A Tasty Turmeric Latte For Immunity

All hail the superpower of turmeric.<p>Turmeric and its primary component, curcumin, are profoundly healing. As a potent anti-inflammatory, it is …

Lyme Disease

Richard Feynman Creates a Simple Method for Telling Science From Pseudoscience (1966)

How can we know whether a claim someone makes is scientific or not? The question is of the utmost consequence, as we are surrounded on all sides by …

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Emotional Intelligence Is Bogus. Here’s Why.

One of Aziz Ansari’s recent tweets became one of my all-time favorite quotes:<p>We’re always told that working hard and getting good at something will …

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for <i>The Atlantic</i> in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn …

Teaching

Science proves there is no such thing as 'male' or 'female' brains

Turns out we're not that different, you and I. The idea that men have different brains to women has ben proven to be absolute bollocks. For as long …

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

For years, I've taught a weekly psychology class to students ranging from 7 to 14-years-old. In this class, I encourage self-reflection, asking kids to identify and express what they think and feel and to consider the thoughts and feelings of others. The results are often surprising.<p>Strong, …

Are Music Lessons Really Beneficial?

I live in Austin, Texas, the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World”, and this week kicks off the well-known and insanely well-attended …

Music Festivals

Natural resilience to major life stressors is not as common as thought

When someone goes through a rough period in their life, say a divorce or losing their job, the common thought has been that this is a test of the …

Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus

Overview<p>Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus by John Eldredge<p>Reading the Gospels without knowing …

Most people aren’t resilient to life’s hardships, researchers find

Previous research has found that, when faced with a negative life event, most people fare well when left well alone. Studies found that, after divorce, unemployment, or the death of a spouse, the majority of people proved resilient, maintaining stable high life satisfaction scores before and after …

The Highly Dubious Science Behind the Brain-Training Craze

Two months ago, Lumosity, the “brain-training company” whose ads you’ve probably seen on the web or heard on the radio or TV, was forced to pay $2 …

Adult Justification of Child Humiliation and Mistreatment

Psychotherapist Alice Miller, in many books, described the consequences of mistreatment in early childhood. She went out of her way to avoid making …

Psychology

Therapy can actually make things worse for some people

For all the talk about dangerous side effects from medication, you rarely hear about negative consequences from psychological treatment. But researchers have found a significant minority of people who feel they are worse off after therapy.<p>A team led by mental health research professor Mike …

Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

Seeing Your Pain - MIT Technology Review

I’m lying in the plastic cocoon of an MRI machine, an instrument that measures activity in different parts of the brain. As I try to hold still, the …

The Psychology Behind Strained Relationships Between Fathers and Sons

Shares 30<p><i>The relationship between father and son shows natural ebbs and flows. Dr. Goldenberg shares the psychology of such relationships.</i><p>—<p>Written by …

If you treat a parent's depression, will their child's asthma improve?

A new study is underway to determine whether treating a depressed caregiver will improve the child’s asthma. The researchers say the findings …

Dangers of Meditation

A few years ago, after I discussed the benefits of meditation in one of my workshops, a student said to me: “Well, what you’re actually saying here …

Meditation

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …