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New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that anyone who tries can succeed

Can watching short films featuring actors impersonating Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein improve your brainpower? Researchers working in 100 British primary schools will try to find out from September, thanks to a £290,000 grant from the Education Endowment Foundation to test whether instructing …

Albert Einstein

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl? Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or …

Procrastination

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

Wolfgang Tillmans on his first time, ecstasy and empowerment

<i>Taken from the July 2010 issue of Dazed & Confused:</i><p>“I grew up in Remscheid, an industrial town that is the centre of tool-making in Germany. My father spent about nine years in South America on sales trips throughout his life, and my mum worked as an accountant and was also a local politician. My …

Art

I conquered impostor syndrome by embracing cannabis

Three years ago, I had never planned a lavish party where guests got high. I hadn’t gotten fired for vaping on national television. I hadn’t founded …

Strong religious beliefs linked to lower rates of drug abuse

For a religion in which wine plays such a central role, Christianity may prove surprisingly effective at curbing drug use, according to a study.<p>Data …

Religion

How To Plant Cannabis Seeds • Green Rush Daily

Do you want Indica, Sativa or a hybrid of both. Will you use indoor hydroponics or grow outdoors? What height do you want? Regardless, what you’ll …

Tap Water

Lots of people like kinky sex psychologists call abnormal | Reuters

Reuters Health - Lots of ordinary people are into sex with a dash of voyeurism, fetishism and masochism – all habits classified as deviant in the manual doctors use to diagnose mental health disorders, a survey of Quebec residents suggests.<p>Researchers focused on what the manual calls paraphilic …

Mental Health

Addicted to Your Phone? Try this Practice—Phone in Hand

I just set my phone down to write this post, but thankfully and notably, it’s well within arm’s reach. As a psychologist, therapist, and parent, I …

Mindfulness

What the five most addictive substances on the planet do to your brain

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view different researchers, …

Addiction and Mindfulness

<i>(Please note: The following article was co-written with Dr. Edo Shonin and William Van Gordon)</i><p>Mindfulness is a form of meditation that derives from …

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9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

Public schools are often criticized for not keeping up with student needs — and that's hard to refute.<p>In a world of constant change, the majority of …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

Erickson's Psychosocial Theory of Human Development

Emotions, Learning & the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience

If I told you that the reason your child is failing in school is that they are not emotionally connected to the academic material, how would you …

There's a Wrong Way to Daydream—Here's How to Do It Right

Although we don't usually look at it that way, daydreaming is an invaluable tool for "finding out" what we think and feel. Daydreamers are often …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

Mainstream Media

Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences in Compulsive Gamers

<b>Brain scans reveal new connections that are potentially beneficial, harmful.</b><p>Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the …

Should Docs Give Psychiatric Meds To Babies?

The news is startling. The New York Times reports:<p><i>Almost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel)</i> …

10 Ways Men Can Improve Their Sex Lives, According to Science

<b>By Justin Lehmiller</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>PHOTO COURTESY OF ED GREGORY / PEXELS.COM</i><p>Male sexual enhancement is big business. Just look at Viagra, now 17-years-old, which racked up nearly $1.7 billion in sales in 2014 alone. That number doesn't reflect sales of other popular …

“Daddy Don’t Go” smashes stereotypes of disadvantaged “deadbeat” dads: “Stability is the biggest gift that you get when you enter the middle class”

Salon talks to a documentary filmmaker who chronicled 4 fathers through 2 years of parenting and life challenges<p>A refreshing highlight at this year’s DOC NYC Festival is Emily Abt and Andrew Osborne’s “Daddy Don’t Go,” which challenges the all-too-familiar, conveniently reductive and hardened …

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

Some drugs can open you up to complete ecstasy, while others are complete boner killers.<p>"A lot of people use a lot of different drugs," Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, recently told VICE. "And a lot of people have sex. You name the …

This Is How I'm Climbing Out Of Addiction

I'm one of those alcoholics who became an alcoholic from my first drink. My life truly went downhill from there. I made bad decisions, made myself a …

Drug Addiction

Forgiveness: The Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships. Research has even found that people who …

The War on the War on Drugs

<b>T</b>he War On Poverty. The War On Hunger. The War On Discrimination. The War On Racism. We absolutely love to declare war on things here in the U.S. Maybe it's because "The non-violent police action against racism," just doesn't have the same ring to it, or maybe it's because Americans love to do …

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

Instead, psychologists say there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust more quickly. The key is to strike a balance between warmth and competence — so that you seem credible but also human.<p>That idea is explored in detail in "Friend and Foe," a new book by Maurice Schweitzer, …