Laura Sturgess

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Robin Williams' Death Reminds Us Face of Depression Is Deceiving

When I think of Robin Williams, I always think of that super goofy and talented guy who was able to glide between characters and voices in the blink of an eye. When the news of his death broke -- an apparent suicide after dealing with severe depression -- I was sad, but not surprised.<p>I had seen …

Time I

Pregnancy: Everyone You Know Is Lying To You

Back in March, I looked at my partner of six years and nonchalantly told him: "<i>I think I'm ready to have a baby. You down with that?"</i> There was quite a bit of back and forth, and after some intense negotiations we agreed to give it a solid try (side note: one of my true life regrets is not paying …

Women's Health

How can I help my daughter stop acting out at school?

Q: My 7-year-old daughter acts out in class. She made a bad friend and started stealing in the beginning of the year. She has stopped that, but now is defiant towards her teacher, walks out of class, refuses to do work, and disrupts the class with silly noises. She is not like this anywhere else. …

Mom Who Smokes Pot Fights For Her Right To Breastfeed Her Preemie

Doctors at Oregon Health Science University Hospital forbade a new mom from breastfeeding her premature baby, local Portland news station KATU reports. The reason? She regularly uses medical marijuana.<p>Last week, Crystal Cain gave birth to to an 8-week premature baby girl named Karrisma. During the …

Breastfeeding in Public: Can We Just Get Over It Already?

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and there's perfectly-timed proof that such a month is necessary—not just to promote the benefits of breastfeeding, but to raise awareness of a woman's right to do it.<p>Just last week, the <i>Houston Chronicle</i> reported that the George W. Bush Presidential Library …

A Texas Mom Was Kicked Out of a Restaurant for THIS?

It was the diaper change heard around the pizza joint.<p>Miranda Sowers and her three daughters were enjoying a meal at Brother Pizza Express in Spring, Texas, when she realized her youngest, four-month-old Reagan, had a dirty diaper. The mom took the baby to the bathroom and quickly discovered it had …

The Parental Blame Game

<b>Kids: They're Just Like Us!</b><p>I'm not quite sure what wins out in the battle of nature vs. nurture but, one way or the other, kids are a product of their parents. They look like us, talk like us and they share many of our little quirks. My wife Allie and I have many things in common, but we're also a …

Parenting

Why Don't We Tell Women The Truth About Motherhood?

I've formally coached moms for the last 10 years since I started my company to empower moms to practice better self-care. The truth is that I've coached moms informally since becoming a mother 16 years ago. I'm the mother of a lower, middle and high schooler and practically every scenario of …

I See You There, Judging My Child

I see you there, shaking your head in silent judgment as my son argues with me in public.<p>I see you there, making a face and rolling your eyes when my son doesn't behave the way society expects him to behave in public places.<p>I see you there, telling your son not to play with, or talk to, my son …

Self-help

Birth Order and How Being the Oldest Stinks

Being the younger child, I had no idea just how awful being the oldest was until I had my own children. My first child learned way too early that she chose the short straw in the birth order department. By the time she was 20 months' old, I was only weeks away from delivering my second child. I sat …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Facebook apologises for psychological experiments on users

The second most powerful executive at the company, Sheryl Sandberg, says experiments were ‘poorly communicated’<p>Facebook’s second most powerful executive, Sheryl Sandberg, has apologised for the conduct of secret psychological tests on nearly 700,000 users in 2012, which prompted outrage from users …

Why Solitary Confinement Is The Worst Kind Of Psychological Torture

There may be as many as 80,000 American prisoners currently locked-up in a SHU, or segregated housing unit. Solitary confinement in a SHU can cause …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting -- and most controversial -- aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most of today's conversations on colors and persuasion consist of hunches, anecdotal evidence and advertisers blowing smoke about "colors and the mind."<p>To …

Graphic Design

How Abraham Maslow and His Humanistic Psychology Shaped the Modern Self

Legendary American psychologist <b>Abraham Maslow</b> (April 1, 1908–June 8, 1970) is best-known for creating the famous Maslow hierarchy of needs and endures as the founding father of humanistic psychology — the movement to focus on people’s capacity for goodness and transcendence, rather treating them as …

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

5 Types of Psychology Degrees

Are you thinking about earning a psychology degree? There are several different degree options to choose from at the undergraduate and graduate …

Psychology

Guardian Jobs advice on how to use the STAR technique in an interview | Guardian Jobs

Have you ever been caught off guard with a question in an interview? A competency-based question could well have been the culprit. These questions typically require the candidate to demonstrate they have the right skills for a role by using a previous experience which showcases those skills in …

Professional Help: 5 Ways You're Influenced by Numbers Psychology

<i>Marketers at Virginia Tech share stealthy new ways to control how people perceive numbers that go far beyond simple psychological pricing.</i><p>Retailers almost never round up because of psychological pricing, the old marketing rule that dictates that consumers are more easily swayed by prices that end …

30 Fascinating Facts About Fashion Psychology

Do you regard clothing as something that keeps you warm and looking good?<p>Think again.<p>What you wear affects you psychologically. It can profoundly …

10 Psychological Thrillers That Will Absolutely Terrify You

I play with the themes of betrayal and identity in my new thriller, Forget Me. Set in a dying town full of abandoned places, Morgan uploads a photo of her dead boyfriend and is shocked when the social media site tags him with someone else's name: a boy who lives two towns away and looks just like …