NikeVicky

891 Added | 7 Magazines | 8 Likes | 17 Following | 3 Followers | @NikeVicky | Psychology Major, Addicted to Books, Music, Cinema, Art & Travel

Wandering Rogue Moons May Be As Common As Stars

Rogue moons, torn from their planets and flung outward to drift through space, may be as common as stars in the universe, a new study finds.<p>Moons are …

Astronomy

What an ex-CIA agent says you should never do while traveling

What do you look for in a hotel room — close to the pool? Great view from the window?<p>Well, it turns out the most important thing is that it isn’t on …

U.S. Marines

What’s the Use of Protesting?

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It goes like this: The government announces another increase in the bus fare, so a few Brazilians take to the streets, march for a couple of miles, and then the police decide they’ve had enough. A kind of pyrotechnic exhibition ensues, with gas and explosions. Everybody goes …

Brazil

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

Neuroscience

The Family Dynamics of Patients With Borderline Personality

In my last post, I discussed how children act out certain roles in their family of origin in order to try to emotionally stabilize parents who are …

Mental Health

Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

There I was, looking at an enormous wall of television screens. Each one flashed the exact same scene — a beautiful flower slowly blooming to reveal …

Commuting

The Neuroscience of Loneliness

Source: Ariane Hoehne/Shutterstock<p>Loneliness is an epidemic. We are going through times of profound social change, and the Internet and other new …

Psychology

Research Is Shedding New Light on Hearing Voices

James, W. (1991). <i>The varieties of religious experience</i>. New York, NY: Triumph Books. (Original work published 1902)<p>Kråkvik, B., Larøi, F., Kalhovde, …

Psychology

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Babies Kick in the Womb

They're not just saying hello.<p>It’s easy to confuse the phenomenon for a bad case of gas, but moms-to-be start feeling flutters and waves in their …

Genetics

8 Signs Your Partner Is Tolerating You Rather Than Accepting You

There's nothing worse than feeling like you're with someone who just "tolerates" you, rather than fully loves you for who you are. Everyone deserves …

How You Can Manage Panic Attacks

Six million adults in the United States struggle with a diagnosed panic attack every day. Millions more will have a panic attack today. Panic attacks …

Numb

Psychodrama, an Experiential Treatment, Helps Diffuse Anger

Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT, today's guest blogger, is an experienced practitioner of Psychodrama, a powerful technique for conducting individual, group …

Anger Management

Love, Simon is a Big Freaking Deal! Here's Why You Need to See It

In case you’ve missed <b>all of our gushing</b>, <b>this adorable trailer</b>, AND <b>some very clever movie theater signage</b>—LOVE, SIMON (based on <b>Becky Albertalli’s YA</b> …

Becky Albertalli

Do You Actually Hate These Young Adult Book Tropes?

We felt our hearts begin to race. A breath we didn’t know we were holding loosed itself as we opened the quiz, asking for our opinions on the tropes …

Books

Plan A Vacation and We’ll Reveal Which Leading Lady You’d Be

It’s a fact universally known that a fierce leading lady is key in any YA book. They come in all forms, from those loyal to those physically tough, …

Books

24 Books That’ll Make You Stay Up Late Reading

Whuddup, fellow insomniacs? And, okay, sleep lovers alike. When a book is so good that you literally cannot go to sleep until you’ve finished, it …

Books

A New Way to Understand Procrastination

You’ve set a goal for the week, and all you have to do NOW is get started. However, just when you think you’re ready to dig into the task, something …

Procrastination

Teach Your Students Negotiation Psychology

The negotiation psychology of the parties at the table can contribute significantly to the likelihood of reaching an agreement. In <i>Beyond Reason</i>, …

Psychology

Describing Perceived Racial Bias Among Youth With Sickle Cell Disease | Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Objectives<p>Sickle cell disease (SCD) predominately affects Black Americans. This is the first study of its kind to describe the racial bias …

Psychology

How Reading Can Change You in a Major Way

William James said it over a 100 years ago: <i>Personality is set in stone by the age of 30</i>.<p>But despite a proliferation of data in the ensuing decades to …

Psychology

You can guess how someone's feeling just by looking at the colour of their face, according to new research

Sometimes it can feel like people are incredibly in tune with our emotions — so much so that they can pick up on our feelings, even if we feel like we're hiding them pretty well.<p>As it turns out, our faces could be revealing the truth in a way you might not expect.<p>According to new research, our …

Emotions

There’s an Upside to Being Sad and Lonely: A Talent for Reading People

Do you have a more somber, isolated take on life? Here's a reason to cheer up: According to a new study published in the journal <i>Social Psychology</i>, …

Psychology

What can politicians learn from tracking your psychology? Pretty much everything

Psychology has always been used as a tool for political manipulation. At its most crude, politicians historically used terror to control the public, and propaganda to mislead them. Certain contemporary methods, though, are far subtler.<p>Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics company behind Donald …

Social Media

24 Signs of a Highly Sensitive Person

Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you know someone in your personal or professional life who may be highly sensitive? High sensitivity can be …

Psychology