Amanda Joanna Pędrak

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Why sports psychologists couldn't save Brazil's World Cup hopes

They were supposed to be key to the success of their campaign. So why did the team fall apart so dramatically against Germany? Is it because there is too much emphasis on staying relaxed, and not enough on hardening players to the extreme pressure?<p>Before Germany buried Brazil in their semi-final, …

The Start of Fall Sports

What’s new from the School Psychologist’s corner for the month of September? Going back to school means the start of a new fall sports season. This …

Clinical Psychology Careers: Training, Salary, Outlook

Clinical psychology is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. While professionals in this field …

Robin Williams Death as a Wake-Up Call - 12 Ways To Fight Depression

The fallout from depression of loved ones and people we admire such as Robin Williams leaves us as stunned survivors, shaken in disbelief. We are …

Self-help

The inheritance of the impact of traumatic stress across generations: A novel biological mechanism in sperm • SJS

By: Isabelle Mansuy, Ph.D.<p>Exposure to traumatic events in childhood or early adolescence can change a person and perturb her life for many years. It …

Ten Psychological Tricks The Brain Plays On Us

Although - if pressed - we can generally come up with what feel to us like plausible explanations for our behaviour, we are usually oblivious to the real psychological causes that are buried deep below the surface. And I'm talking not about the Freudian subconscious, but basic mental processes that …

Psychology

Why Can’t You Smell Your Own Home?

Everyone’s place has a smell. Some homes smell like fancy perfume or Anthropologie candles; others smell like cats. Currently, there’s a Febreze ad …

The Daytime Benefits of Lucid Dreaming - PsyBlog

Study finds cognitive benefits for those who realise they are in a dream while dreaming.<p>People who realise they are in a dream while they are …

The Psychology Of Handwriting – You Are What You Write

For hundreds of years some of the world’s greatest psychologists and critical thinkers have been analysing the way we scribble words down on a page …

The Psychology Behind Social Media Interactions

Arriving home after a long day at the office spent almost entirely in front of the computer, you take off your shoes, make yourself a drink and, …

Brothers in Arms: Sibling Psychology and the Bombing Suspects

Somewhere in Boston there’s at least one refrigerator with a little news clipping posted on it. The story was published on boston.com on May 6, 2011, …