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The Animal-Human Dividing Line
As I read through Michael Gazzaniga s Human over the break, I was transported back to 1996 when I discovered to my own satisfaction at least what exactly the dividing line is between humans and other animals. In the book, Gazzaniga offers a nice review of the question of human uniqueness and points out the radically different notions that modern day academics have on the question. Some academics e ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
Trusting Your Gut: An Excuse For Not Thinking?
I trust my gut. There s something admirable about saying that, don t you think Maybe even a bit macho or daring for some. It says, I m the ultimate authority. And it s not even my head I defer to. It s my gut. I m not interested in proof. You want to show me evidence Fine. You want to talk about Science and Logic and all that fancy intellectual stuff Fine. But at the end of the day, guess what I t ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
Five Simple Ways to Be More Present
How does one focus on being in the present originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 7
Using the Right Strategies, New Year's Goals Are Attainable
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Philip G. Levendusky, PhD, ABPP
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 7
Wish You Were Smarter? Here are Four Activities You Need to Try
What are the top hobbies that make you smarter originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Sat. Jan 7
Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart conditions as much as other risk factors
Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Despite advances in prevention and treatments, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 2
Why Diversity Training Usually Fails in the Workplace
A lot of diversity training programs start with the best intentions and yet fail miserably. Some instructors use skits, role-plays, or group exercises which seem specifically designed to embarrass the employees who attend into feeling bad about who they are and what they believe. We already know people don t have to love each other at work or even like each other at work but they must co-exist, co ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 2
Imprinted Genes and Infant Temperament: First Findings
Appropriately for my opening post of 2017, the first study to show a relationship between prenatal epigenetic regulation of imprinted genes and infant tempera ment has just appeared. According to the theory imprinted brain theory, paternal genes like IGF2 featured in the previous post tend to promote growth and consumption of the mother s resources, while maternal ones tend to counter these demand ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 2
Wine, Women, and Sweet Siren Songs
The New Year oft enters cloaked in resolutions and meaningful initiatives. Too often, however, these end up discarded and crumpled, like some unwanted overcoat, on the floor in the Hallway of Good Intentions. That is why it is important to pick a few battles in which your efforts and energies can be focused. Successfully altering behaviors is one of the most difficult actions we can undertake. The ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 2
Sports Psychology: Mind And Body
Over the years I keep getting an increasing number of students who ask me about becoming a sports psychologist. Students understand that our society loves sports, and for better or worse this love of sports means there is a need for psychologists to help those involved in athletics. With the above in mind, you should first understand that sports psychology is really an interdisciplinary science. B ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
Why do women put up with infidelity?
Yesterday my daughter and I went to see the new film about Jackie Onassis called Jackie. We both found it very powerful and sad. She seems to be in a rage after her husband s death. The film brought up the question of infidelity . Jack, of course, the handsome husband, had been so unfaithful to his beautiful Jackie. In the film she admits that he was rarely with her at night and had not even spent ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
(Doctor/Patient) 4 Things to Know About Psychiatry
Walking into a doctor s office is intimidating enough. Walking into a psychiatrist s office can be even worse not only are you entering an unfamiliar environment , but you are asked and indeed expected to share with a stranger intimate details about yourself that you may not even tell your family or friends. On top of that, the stranger may then summarize your life story in a word or two and then ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
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