Franz Fajardo

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Psicología demuestra lo difícil que puede ser “no hacer nada”

A través de estos interesantes estudios un equipo de psicólogos de la Universidad Virginia y Harvard encontraron que las personas, a las que se les …

Las personas que hablan varios idiomas… ¡tienen una personalidad para cada uno!

Puede que aprender alemán resulte muy positivo para encontrar un trabajo o ganar dinero por otros medios, pero eso tal vez represente una especie de …

Así aprendemos a cooperar

<b>¿Qué mecanismos nos impulsan a cooperar?</b> Un estudio formula el primer modelo matemático que reproduce el comportamiento observado en humanos. …

Cómo construir un discurso manipulador

Hace poco participé en un ejercicio de clases de inglés del Máster en el que nos planteaban la siguiente situación: todos los de la clase eramos los …

This Is What The Brain Of Every Introvert Looks Like

How to Handle the Pessimist on Your Team

<b>Turning Negativity into Productivity</b><br>Dealing with a pessimist on your team can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience. Attempts to ignore or counter frequent negative comments may simply incite further negativity. Good news: by being proactive you can help the pessimist change his behavior …

Yoga para antes de dormir

Hoy te presentamos una serie de posturas sencillas y restauradoras para realizar en la cama antes de dormir. Te ayudarán a liberar de tensiones tu …

NCYT®)

Es obvio que las depresiones provocadas por tragedias no se pueden prevenir, ni tratar más allá de mitigar los síntomas mientras duren. Sin embargo, …

¿Qué es el trastorno explosivo intermitente?

El <b>Trastorno Explosivo Intermitente</b> (TEI) está clasificado como un trastorno del control de impulsos, y la persona que lo sufre suele presentar de …

Los "recuerdos" traumáticos se transmiten entre generaciones

Un grupo de investigadores ha demostrado en animales que un evento traumático vivido por miembros de una generación puede alterar el cerebro y …

Trastornos mentales en la adolescencia

Según las estadísticas, alrededor de la mitad de los trastornos psíquicos comienzan durante la pubertad.<p>El particular riesgo que corren los …

¿Por qué hay muy pocos niños franceses hiperactivos?

Hace unos días cayó en mis manos esta información, procedente de un medio de comunicación chileno, cuyo contenido comparto totalmente. La cursiva es …

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens

<b>One of the most provocative</b> viral YouTube videos in the past two years begins mundanely enough: a one-year-old girl plays with an iPad, sweeping her …

The Psychology Of Loving Heavy Metal

Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.<p>You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary heavy metal. Researchers at the University of Westminster in the …

'Mindfulness' training improves self-control for youth in jail - Futurity

A meditation-based therapy known as 'mindfulness' training can improve attention skills and increase self-control in incarcerated youth.

15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is the engine that controls every action you perform, so needless to say, you should keep it supercharged and ready for action throughout …

Wellness

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Creativity

Is Attention the Secret to Emotional Intelligence?

New research suggests—is that your phone? Go ahead and reply. It’s OK, I’ll wait.<p>Back? I think I was saying something about—wait, you’re checking …

Best Friends and the Lessons Learned

When I wrote my last blog post on "Providing Care to Bereaved Parents," I didn't expect it to hit home again so soon. But it has, and there is a story to tell.<p>When our daughter Sarah was about 14, she decided that she wanted to be an organ, tissue, and research donor. She wrote it all out on a card …

High School

The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired

“Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool,” Napoleon famously prescribed. (He would have scoffed at Einstein, then, who was known to require ten hours of sleep for optimal performance.) This perceived superiority of those who can get by on less sleep isn’t just something …

Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One)

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for acup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks …

Sleep

20 Signs That You Are A Psychopath

The study looked at 121 inmates at a medium-security prison in the United States. It divided them into groups of highly, moderately, and weakly psychopathic inmates.<p>(About 23% of inmates are psychopathic compared to 1% of the general population, according to that study.)<p>Researchers then scanned the …

Psychology

How To Deal With Negative People

Negative people are everywhere, although hopefully you’re not one of them. Most people prefer the idea of a calm life where problems are solved …

Four Steps To Resolving Conflict | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Conflicts arise and can escalate quickly. They often occur in the midst of our day- to – day lives and we blow up at someone due to the stress of the …

Outsourcing

10 Crazy Facts About the Placebo Effect

The Placebo Effect is one of the strangest and least understood phenomenons found in human physiology and psychology. Most of us know a thing or two …

Psychology’s brilliant, beautiful, scientific messiness.

Today, sitting down to my Twitter feed, I saw a new link to Dr. Alex Berezow's old piece on why psychology cannot call itself a science. The piece …