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How Eye Contact Works - PsyBlog

Eye contact can signal love, hate, intelligence, creepiness, persuasion, sarcasm—and sometimes lies.<p>The stories of Bill Clinton’s charisma are legend.<p>…

6 Guys You Meet Online And Why You Shouldn't Date Them

<i>This guest article from YourTango was written by Rebecca A. Marquis.</i><p>If you have ever tried your hand at online dating, chances are you’ve undoubtedly …

Relationships

Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

Are there ‘successful psychopaths’ amongst us?• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean:• Activate: How To Find Joy Again By …

21 Beautiful Pictures of Boats

People have been using boats for travel and work now for centuries. For a long time, boats were the only way for different cultures to interact. …

InterAct

8 Vulnerable Moments That Make Sex More Fun

<i>This guest article from YourTango was written by Dr. Aline Zoldbrod and Dr. Shoshana Bennett.</i><p>How can you add more spice to your sex life? This …

What Makes You Who You Are?

Source: Wikicommons<p>Personality can be defined as a person’s pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. All well and good, but what happens if we dig …

John Locke

5 Things to Do When You Feel Insecure

German psychoanalyst Eric Fromm said, “The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity.”<p>Everyone I …

Self-help

Are You a Marathoner, a Sprinter or a Procrastinator?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post, <b>Are you a tortoise or a hare about work?</b><p>It was about the question of whether you’d prefer to work fewer hours over …

Loneliness Can Be Contagious

Do you ever feel lonely? The results of a new study suggest that your own feelings may actually make the people around you more lonely as …

What Is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?

Rational emotive behavior therapy, also known as REBT, is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy developed by psychologist Albert Ellis. REBT is …

10 Fascinating Facts About Personality

1<p>Fascinating Facts About Personality<p>Personality makes us who we are. It influences nearly every aspect of our lives including what we choose to do …

Self-Love is Not a Crime: Learning to Love Yourself

When working with depressed people, I’m amazed at how often there’s a theme of self-neglect. When I ask them about how they treat themselves, or what …

20 Ways to Relax & Unwind

Sometimes when we’re exhausted, we gravitate toward activities that drain us even more. Or we think we don’t deserve to take a break, so we ignore …

Yoga

What is Love Addiction?

People develop addictions to shield themselves from intolerably painful feelings. An addiction always creates harmful, often ignored consequences. …

9 Ways The Mind Resists Persuasion and How To Sustain or Overcome Them - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: How To Make Persuasive Eye Contact<p>Persuasion is about far more than just argument and counter-argument.<p>What runs …

Self-help

How Our Emotions Work - PsyBlog

Do anger and envy have upsides? Does keeping busy make us happy? Why is regret so powerful? These and much more…<p>Emotions aren’t just things that …

Happiness

Psychotherapeutic Interventions Benefit Patients With Depression

Treatments for depression that don't involve antidepressant drugs but rather focus on different forms of talking therapy (referred to as …

Depression

Meditation, Stretching Ease PTSD Symptoms In Nurses

Practicing a form of meditation and stretching can help relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and normalize stress hormone levels, …

Wellness

How the DSM-5 Got Grief, Bereavement Right

One of the charges leveled against psychiatry’s diagnostic categories is that they are often “politically motivated.” If that were true, the framers …

Avoiding Emotional Exhaustion: Filling Our Emotional Tank

Emotional exhaustion occurs when you have exceeded your capacity for emotional stress. Many of us feel it, even when we’re not aware that we’ve …

Is Fear A Justified Response Or Faulty Wiring?

Fear is one of the most primal feelings known to man and beast. As we develop in society and learn, fear is hard coded into our neural circuitry …

Magnetism

Possible Prevention Of PTSD Discovered

<b>Researchers have just identified a drug capable of preventing memory problems and increased anxiety in traumatized mice suffering from PTSD-like</b> …

Neuroscience

Fear Learning Studies May Lead To New Treatment For PTSD

A team of researchers from Emory, University of Miami and Scripps Research Institute has identified a compound that can reduce PTSD-like symptoms in …

Neuroscience