MosesLiu

99 Flips | 1 Magazine | 19 Likes | 3 Followers | @MosesLiu | Keep up with MosesLiu on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “MosesLiu”

Magic mushrooms, ketamine, MDMA and cannabis for depression?

According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people across the globe suffer from depression.<p>While widely seen as the scourge of 21st life, …

Americans want to help the homeless — as long as they don’t get too close. This explains why.

In the spring, voters in Los Angeles decided to raise their own sales taxes to alleviate homelessness. Other large American cities — including not just Los Angeles, but also Seattle and Portland — have joined in declaring homelessness a state of emergency in the past couple of years.<p>But that …

What makes whistleblowers speak out while others stay silent about wrongdoing

Gold-medal gymnast Dominique Moceanu was once a self-described people pleaser, laser-focused on keeping her coaches, fans and parents happy. But she endured years of abusive coaching on her way to the top, and as an adult, she decided that speaking out about the problems in her sport was more …

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

How to Understand Depression

Dr. Robert Sapolsky is a world-renowned expert on stress and how it impacts health. A professor at Stanford and author of the critically acclaimed …

'When I Was Your Age' And Other Pitfalls Of Talking To Teens About Stress

It's difficult to have a teenager's mind. The brain develops rapidly during the adolescent years, which partially explains why teens experience anger, sadness and frustration so intensely.<p>During these tumultuous years, hormones surge, bodies change and adolescents must face a number of social and …

Parenting

How Trauma In One's Teens Can Affect Mental Health In Mid-Life

The links between childhood stressors and adult behaviors, moods and anxiety are becoming clearer and clearer with each passing study. The things we go through as kids often stay with us over the years—especially if we don’t get treated along the way. A new study in <i>Journal of Clinical Psychiatry</i> …

The Brain

175 Reasons Why You Don't Think Clearly

Professionals like to talk with pride about how they make “data-driven” decisions. They express faith in logic and disciplined analysis. Many scoff at others who confess to trusting their gut and going with their intuition.<p>Today, I’d like to ask a question to all of you highly analytical decision …

Critical Thinking

Understanding the Psychology of the Target Customers

The purpose of marketing often is to engage an audience with the intent of directing high traffic to ads selling a product or service. This means …

How to Tell Leaders They’re Not as Great as They Think They Are

Although we live in a world that glorifies self-belief and stigmatizes self-doubt, there are really only two advantages to thinking that you’re better than you actually are. The first is when you’re attempting to do a difficult task. Believing that you can do something difficult is half the battle, …

5 secrets machine learning knows about you from your social media posts

Big data firms like Cambridge Analytica made headlines when they claimed to sway Election 2016 results. They deduced personality traits from social media profiles and third-party data firms and served highly manipulative ads to sway public opinion. Leveraging a trove of data points — such as your …

Intense and personal, 'This Close to Happy' is a fresh, harsh look at depression

Depression is intensely personal, but it has inspired some of the most exhibitionist literature out there. Among the standout memoirs that describe …

Can You Blend in Anywhere? Or Are You Always the Same You?

There are those people — you know who you are — who always know just what to say, and how to behave, and what to wear, no matter where they are or …

What Is an Avoidant Attachment Style and How Can I Change It?

Approximately 25% of us have an Avoidant Attachment Style.<p>In my earlier post, What’s my Attachment Style and Why Does it Matter?, I explained the …

Relationships

A psychology book that argues China is a “nation of infants” has been pulled from store shelves

According to Sigmund Freud, a human being’s psychosexual development has five stages: the oral, the anal, the phallic, the latent, and the genital. During the oral stage spanning from birth until the age of one, an infant satisfies its desires simply by putting all sorts of things into its mouth, …

Why Some Neuroscientists Are Fed Up With Neuroscience

If you work in a given field for years and years, you’re likely to pick up insights about its problems — that’s why people tend to have such strong …

This May Explain Why So Many People Feel Outraged About Childfree Adults

Parenthood is often seen as a moral imperative, according to new research.<p>There was once a time when deciding not to have children automatically made you a social pariah. And even as an increasing number of people are choosing not to become parents, the social bias against childfree adults persists.<p>…

Why We Look Like Our Names, According To Psychology

Cultural stereotypes around names can lead to real changes in physical appearance.<p>If you automatically know someone you’re just meeting is named Katie, there’s a good reason for that.<p>This common phenomenon draws attention to the fact that most people’s look tends to “fit” with their names ― and …

[WEB SITE] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits & Techniques

In today’s society, doctors and psychiatrists are quick to prescribe <b>psychotropic drugs</b> that often come with dangerous side effects for any disorder …

Making Sense of Love and Romantic Relationships

Over the years, I have tried to write articles that help people at different stages of dating and relating. I have talked about topics such as how to …

What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.<p>These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins the majority has the right to rule, that elections are free from outside influence, and that …

Social contagion makes it easy to spread fear and hate. Here’s how to spread their opposite

A plague of hatred seems to be spreading across the West. In the US, bigotry and hate crimes are up 6% according to the FBI, with a nearly 70% increase aimed specifically at Muslim Americans. Meanwhile, cases of harassment and intimidation against women and minorities are becoming more …

11 signs you lack emotional intelligence

<b>Related: 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life</b><p>Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as being the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. The connection is so strong that 90% of top performers have high emotional …

The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking

One psychologist explains why you “can’t expect people to change their mind-sets the way they change their underwear.”<p>What could possibly be bad about “staying hopeful” or wrong about trying to “think positively”? Coaches and experts routinely say that fixing our mind-sets can help us fix most of …

How to get people to overcome their bias

How do you persuade somebody of the facts? Asking them to be fair, impartial and unbiased is not enough. To explain why, psychologist Tom Stafford analyses a classic scientific study.<p>One of the tricks our mind plays is to highlight evidence which confirms what we already believe. If we hear gossip …

Depression Steals Your Soul and Then it Takes Your Friends

It's so easy to cut off a friend who is persistently difficult, self-absorbed, nasty, and decidedly "other." Especially if they cut themselves off first.<p>Depression is a thief. It'll rob you of your time, your thoughts, and your sense of self. But before all of that, it'll take your friends.<p>Unlike …

The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

According to the New America Foundation, jihadists killed 94 people inside the United States between 2005 and 2015. During that same time period, 301,797 people in the US were shot dead, Politifact reports.<p>At first blush, these numbers might seem to indicate that Donald Trump’s temporary ban on …

Chapman University

The Sally Anne task: a psychological experiment for a post-truth era?

For decades, developmental psychologists have been fascinated with the question of how children develop theory of mind – in other words, how we come to understand that other people can have different types of thoughts, beliefs and knowledge to ourselves. A key milestone in this journey involves …

Psychology

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …