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Immigration detainees four times more likely to suffer severe mental distress

Data obtained by Guardian Australia under freedom of information shows 14.9% of those held in onshore detention were in severe mental distress<p>People held in immigration detention have rates of severe mental distress nearly four times the general population in Australia, the government’s detention …

Mental Health

The Psychopath’s Relationship Cycle: Idealize, Devalue and Discard

article<p>https://psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/the-psychopaths-relationship-cycle-idealize-devalue-and-discard/<p>Because they suffer from …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Self-improvement

The Secret Life of Grief

My mom’s cancer and the science of resilience<p>Someone laughed. It might have been my sister, dad, grandmother, or one of the dozen friends and family members arrayed around that bed in my parents' room. Before we cried, said goodbye, and fanned out in separate cars to begin our private journeys of …

Stop Being So Attached!: A Beginner’s Guide on Problematic Language

<b>If they say no:</b> “This word means _____ and is used as a slur against _____ people, making them feel hurt/delegitimized/scared/etc. Please don’t use …

The Power of Regret to Shape Our Future - PsyBlog

Why people are reluctant to exchange lottery tickets, but will happily exchange pens.<p>Regret might not make a list of the most powerful emotions. It …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation

<i>This piece originally appeared on Adam Grant’s LinkedIn Influencers page.</i><p>If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, …

New York Times

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

<i>All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.<br>—Helen Keller</i><p>Character and wisdom are sculpted over time. They come with loss, …

Study: You Really Can Predict the 'Marrying Type'

Attractive, agreeable, and clean people are more likely to get married. Surprise?<p>Sometimes, after meeting a friend’s significant other, someone will observe that the man or woman in question is “the marrying type.” Others around will nod wisely and pensively sip their drinks. (I imagine this sort …

The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction

AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction<p>Alcoholics Anonymous is a part of our nation’s fabric. In the seventy-six years since AA was created, 12-step programs have expanded to include over three hundred different …

Operation Plumbbob and the Psychology of a Nuclear Blast

In the 1950s, part of developing the US military’s arsenal of atomic weapons was ensuring that the men who would be dealing with those weapons were adequately trained. And not just in deploying those weapons. Part of preparing the country for nuclear war meant preparing military personnel to …

L'Wren Scott mental health history to be examined in Rolling Stones $12.7m insurance dispute

Federal judge in Utah allowed underwriters to gather testimony and documents on Utah native whose suicide prompted the rock group to postpone a concert tour<p>Insurance underwriters involved in a legal battle with the Rolling Stones over a $12.7m claim have won permission to seek evidence in Utah …

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of connections between neurons, scientists discovered.<p>But they warn that those who take the drug for too long are likely to …

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

<i>“Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself,”</i> William James wrote in his influential meditation on habit, <i>”so that we find ourselves automatically prompted to think, feel, or do what we have been before accustomed to think, feel, or do, under like</i> …

The Real-Life Neuroscience Behind Zombies

Most of the zombies you see on television and in movies moan and groan, and pull and tear, and lumber and shuffle, and remain highly focused on …

San Diego

Step Inside An American Psychiatric Unit For The Mentally Ill

The confronting work of photographer Jenn Ackerman shines a light on the conditions and realities for some of societies most marginalised and …

Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?

The science behind the appeal of haunted houses, freak shows, and physical thrills.<p>This time of year, thrillseekers can enjoy horror movies, haunted houses, and prices so low, it’s scary. But if fear is a natural survival response to a threat, or danger, why would we seek out that feeling?<p>Dr. …

The Care and Feeding of Your Extrovert

Over the last few years, I've seen a lot of "How to Understand an Introvert," and "Things You Need To Know about Introverts" essays, but I find that …

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It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Voice-hearing is no longer seen merely as a psychiatric disorder, and could teach us a lot about how language operates in the brain<p>Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and …

Why Some Dreams Should Not Be Pursued

Recently, a friend of mine met a woman while on vacation in another country. They had immediate chemistry and decided to keep in touch after he left. …

Relationships

Oxytocin leads to monogamy: Hormone stimulates the brain reward system when viewing the partner

The researchers showed pictures of their female partners to a total of 40 heterosexual men who were in a permanent relationship – and pictures of …

Brainwashed: Neuroscience vs neurobollocks

Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience is a smart and sometimes devastating critique of "neurobollocks" -- the propensity for …

fair

So I want you to imagine something. It's going to be pretty awful, and it's probably going to be a trigger for some people. If that's a risk you …

5 Ways You Don't Realize Movies Are Controlling Your Brain

So there was a mass shooting during a Batman movie and, goddamn it, it turned out the killer owned a Batman mask and called himself "The Joker." By …