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Writing About the Talking Cure

Source: Canva<p>Greetings psychology enthusiasts. You probably don't know that the Psychology Today blogs is 10 years old this year. I’ve tried to rally …

Mindfulness

Psychotherapy Is THE Biological Treatment

Neuroscience surprisingly teaches us that not only is psychotherapy purely biological, but the only real biological treatment. It addresses the brain …

Psychology

7 Holistic Ways To Enhance Your Child's Development

When your child is struggling developmentally, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do. From ADHD and dyslexia to Asperger's syndrome or …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Drugs not the biggest substance abuse danger for schoolkids

The extreme nature of the recent overdose among a group of students at a Gold Coast private school should not distract from a far bigger problem — …

Gold Coast

Different types of alcohol can elicit different emotions: survey

Do you feel relaxed when you enjoy a glass of red wine at the end of a long day? Do you notice a confidence boost after having a vodka martini or two …

Alcohol

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Bioengineering

Major Breakthrough Identifies Mechanism for Development of Schizophrenia

A new study sheds light on a potential mechanism for the development of schizophrenia. Researchers believe blood vessel abnormalities could play a …

Neuroscience

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it.<p>She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and …

Parenting

What You Need to Know About Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters Definition and List<p>Neurotransmitters are chemicals that cross synapses to transmit impulses from a neuron to another neuron, …

Neuroscience

Scientists list 50 terms you may be confusing

Should you punish a disobedient child, or try negative reinforcement? Is your shy new colleague antisocial or asocial? And which is worse: a …

Psychology

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) For Anxiety: A Makeshift, Last-Resort Option?

Share<p>Pin<p>Reddit<p>Stumble<p>Email<p>Shares 25<p>Benadryl is a widely-recognized brand name for popular over-the-counter (OTC) antihistaminergic products …

The real goal of education

Almost all students flounder to find their balance in the overcrowded, attention-deficient environment of schools. Photo: iStockphoto<p>“Your daughter …

3 steps to teach your brain to manage stress and crush it at work

Some jobs are more stressful than others, but almost all of us, at some point, have had to cope with the familiar symptoms: a churning stomach, …

The Mindfulness Controversy - Buddhism vs. Psychology?

Buddhism vs. Psychology?<p>In recent years many practicing psychotherapists have adopted the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as part of their …

Mindfulness

Parkinson's May Begin in Gut Before Affecting the Brain

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to …

Medical Research

Bonding with a partner could have unexpected rewards—in your brain, that is

Cuddling rodents might be the key to understanding this social behavior.<p>You might not expect it, but the prairie vole has something to teach you about relationships. A recent study of these rodents, published last week in <i>Nature</i>, helps unveil what happens when love (or at least something like it) is …

Science Predicts You're Hiding 13 Secrets - And Nearly Half of Those You've Never Told a Soul

They're weighing on you more than you think.<p>A new study has found that the average person is holding onto 13 secrets, five of which they've never …

Psychology

A neuroscientist reveals why you're so bad at remembering names

We've all been there, you're having a nice conversation with someone you just met and suddenly you realize you've forgotten their name.<p>It's embarrassing, but the good news is there's actually an evolutionary reason behind it. Dr. Dean Buonomano, professor of neurobiology at UCLA, explains why …

The Brain

This "Smart Drug" Could Hack Your Brain Chemistry to Increase Your Intelligence

The Science of Nootropics<p>Nootropics, broadly speaking, are substances that can safely enhance cognitive performance. They’re a group of (as yet …

The Brain

Halfway houses for mentally ill prisoners is a good step but many healthcare gaps remain

If a person is mentally ill in India, he or she will be hard put to get proper help in time and will also face a lot of social taboos. When that …

Researchers figured out what's special about the brains of super-memorizers

We often think of prodigious memory as an arcane skill — almost indistinguishable from magic to those of us who no longer remember more than a few key phone numbers. But the ability to recall an epic poem or the full sequence of a deck of cards may be less mysterious than it seems.<p>According to a …

The Brain

Mindful Parenting - How You Can Help Your Kids Thrive

Ask any parent what they want for their kids and in the top 3 responses, if not at the very top, will be “happiness”.<p>Different parents will use …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

I've touched on my issues with anxiety before—revealing the most effective (and all-natural) coping mechanisms I've tried thus far. And while it's …

17 Profund Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

Drinking on Antidepressants

“So why did you stop drinking?” my friend Brad asked recently when we were out for dinner. “You never seemed to have a drinking problem.”<p>The question surprised me, coming as it did a full two years after my decision to take a “break” from alcohol. He was scanning the wine list, and I sensed he was …

Depression

Can autistic people be extroverts?

<b>A poet who has autism explains why the condition is not a barrier to working as a live performer.</b><p>"Autism isn't just about being introverted, it's about finding ordinary social interactions difficult," says Harry Giles, an award-winning Scottish poet who has Asperger's syndrome.<p>"Sometimes in social …

Autism