Krystal Fredette

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How Do You Motivate Yourself: With Love or Fear?

<b>“The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?” ~ Jack Kornfield</b><p>My whole life has …

Researchers Expose Troubling Bias In Forensic Psychology

Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them.<p>Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they …

Happiness & All You Need To Know About The Science Behind It

Sharing is caring.<p>Happiness as a human pursuit is ingrained in our actions for as long as we can remember and positive psychology has taken this …

Teaching psychology in schools would encourage more girls into science

Fifteen-year-old girls might not be outperforming boys in traditional science subjects but there is one science subject where girls far outperform boys – psychology.<p>Statistics from the Joint Council for Qualifications show in 2012 the number of girls obtaining the much coveted A* in A-level …

Behind the walls of a mental hospital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Photographer Aun Raza had been warned that chronic mental patients could be fearsome, threatening and even violent.<p>But after he was allowed unfettered access inside the Punjab Institute of Mental Health in Lahore, Pakistan, Raza found the opposite: a group of sensitive, open and trusting …

Mental Disorders

Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test

Largest replication study to date casts doubt on many published positive results.<p>Don’t trust everything you read in the psychology literature. In …

Psychology

You Can't Unhit a Child: Anxiety and Corporal Punishment

A recent study conducted by Duke University researchers found that a parent being affectionate toward a child after hitting them doesn’t help …

Severe poverty affects children's brain development, study finds | Toronto Star

The frontal lobe is important for controlling attention, inhibition, emotions and complex learning. The temporal lobe is important for memory and …

The Brain

One in 50 people have a rare disorder that prevents them from picturing a beach in their head

For most people this is an easy task, but for a small proportion, it's impossible. Known as "aphantasia," doctors have described for the first time a condition where people can't form mental images in their "mind's eye."<p>It's thought that as many as one in fifty people might have aphantasia. Some …

The Brain

Social Butterflies: Born or Bred?

<i>Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's</i><p>Are social butterflies born or bred? Are parties a mere frivolity or do they serve a vital human need? To find out, we turned to Professor Mark Leary, one of the world's foremost social and personality psychologists. The Professor of Psychology and …

Psychology

Empathy is Not a Choice

Yesterday it was reported that a 29-year-old pilot taking selfies likely contributed to the cause of a small plane crash that killed him and his 31- …

Psychology

Neurobiologists Create New Memories by Directly Altering the Brain

<i>In a newly published study, neurobiologists demonstrate the ability to create specific memories by directly altering brain cells in the cerebral</i> …

Neuroscience

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Men And Women’s Migraines Affect Different Parts of the Brain

It’s a fairly well-known stat that women get more migraines than men—three out of four migraine sufferers are women. One in four women get migraines. …

3 Things I Couldn't Get Anyone To Write About This Week, Including Sabotaging Birth Control

Every comment is a brick in the bridge to whatever comes next for us.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>How will we keep this conversation going?<p>Author:<p>December 23, 2016<p>What size fish are you frying right at this moment?<p>Author:<p>December 16, 2016<p>Word vomit is encouraged, though.<p>Author:<p>December 9, 2016

Birth Control

The chilling ways men use contraception to control their partners.

We all know the (awful) stereotype. Woman wants a man. Man doesn’t want to be tied down. Crazed woman is desperate to for him to commit.<p>Gets …

8 Things We Learned From A Male Birth Control Test Subject

Male birth control might be coming sooner than we think -- and thanks to Reddit, we know something about how it might work.<p>Redditor icheissesatch took part in a research trial at The Rockefeller University in 2010 and shared some details about his experience in an August 2013 post.<p>According to …

Saudi king allows women on top advisory council

The Saudi king has granted women seats on the country's top advisory council for first time. The move heralds a much anticipated step for women to get a foothold in a country where men dominate the political system and ultraconservative Islamic law tightly controls female daily life.<p>The …

Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk

<b>TUESDAY, April 10, 2012 (HealthDay News) —</b> U.S. health officials announced Tuesday that birth control pills containing drospirenone — a man-made …

Mental health of women in crisis

Almost a third of women aged over 18 have taken antidepressants, according to research published today which its authors claim reveals "generations of women in crisis" with mental health problems.<p>According to a survey of more than 2,000 girls and women in England and Wales, around two-thirds have …

7 Surprising Health Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men

There are some diseases and conditions that only affect women, and others that most of us immediately, if not exclusively, associate with them, like breast cancer (although men can get it, too) and eating disorders (same thing).<p>But there are also a slew of health problems are far less likely to be …

Women want their place in politics

Politics is a man’s world.<p>This cliché is still a reality in many European countries. After years of struggle, there are some cracks in the glass ceiling, but the higher up the scale we get, the fewer female faces we see. Euronews correspondent Anne Devineaux reports from Warsaw.<p>“They want to treat …

Top 10 Facts You Don't Know About Girls' Education

Nearly 70 million children around the world today cannot get a basic education. More than half are girls.<p>But educating a girl can break cycles of …

Hitler’s Killer Women Revealed in New History

A new book pulls back the veil on the widespread involvement of women in the Third Reich’s most murderous and brutal activities. An exclusive excerpt …