Therapy And Wellness News

4 Ways to Build Resilience (All Kids Are Not the Same)
Imagine two intersecting lines. The horizontal line is the level of risk a child experiences from low levels of risk on the left to high levels on the right. Crisscrossing this line is another vertical one, representing low resilience at the bottom, and high levels of resilience at the top. Divided this way, we create four quadrants. Think of these quadrants as representing the difference between ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Gender Communication: It’s Complicated
Although men and women often misunderstand each other, most of us don t try to make life difficult for the opposite sex. However, we often mistake and misinterpret each other s actions, words, and feelings. In her book, In a Different Voice 1982 , Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan described the problem by claiming that men and women may speak different languages that they assume are the same . . ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Do You Make These Judgment Errors When Motivating Others?
Bias is a reality of the human spirit. We exhibit bias in many ways, such as when personal experience works to our advantage and helps us make a correct decision or choice. Bias can also result in flawed evaluations, which may contribute to errors of reasoning and undesired performance outcomes. Self-evaluation bias, sometimes called myside bias Stanovich, 2009 , is the tendency to believe that yo ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 24
Aerobic Activity Stimulates Neurogenesis (Birth of Neurons)
Do you need motivation to be more physically active If so, neuroscientists at the National Institute of Aging have captured vivid color images that illustrate how aerobic exercise stimulates the production of a special protein that triggers neurogenesis birth of neurons in the brain . A decade ago, when I published The Athlete s Way , I wrote extensively about a cutting-edge discovery by neuroscie ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
The Surprising Power of Just Giving Up
This post closely complements my last one namely, You Only Get More of What You Resist Why . Ironically, though, it goes off in a totally different direction. Whereas my earlier article warned of problems inextricably linked to fighting what is , this follow-up piece explains how, in certain situations, the best way to triumph over difficulties is, curiously, to surrender to them. And whereas my e ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
Why You Should Never Call Your Picky Eater a "Picky Eater"
How many times has your child heard you say, Bobby is a picky eater This is identity -shaping talk. In the scheme of things, this might seem like a small detail, but there is a lot to a label. Shape your children s identities and you limit or constrain how they see themselves. That s why I d like to start a movement to eliminate the label, Picky Eater. Maybe kids who don t eat a wide range of food ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 23
Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection
Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London. The early-stage laboratory findings, published in the journal Nature Immunology , suggests the recent explosive outbreak of Zika may have been driven in part by previous exposure to the dengue virus. The study, which included scientists from Institut Pasteur in Pari ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 23
JBMR perspective: A crisis in the treatment of osteoporosis
WASHINGTON, DC June 23, 2016 - The remarkable progress made over the past 30 years to reduce fractures and dramatically improve the quality of life for millions of osteoporosis patients is rapidly being reversed, say two bone health experts in a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research JBMR article published online today. Sundeep Khosla, MD, a practicing endocrinologist, research scientist, professor ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 23
Health-care providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans
Philadelphia, PA, June 23, 2016 - Computed tomography CT scans are an invaluable diagnostic tool in modern medicine, but they do come at a price exposing patients to potentially dangerous ionizing radiation. Doctors and other healthcare professionals may not be fully aware of a CT scan s effect on lifetime malignancy risk. A new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences survey ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 23
Why Does Brain Training Make You Smarter?
The promise of greater intelligence by playing brain enhancing video games is appealing. Everybody seems to agree that intelligence is one of the two most attractive qualities in a romantic partner. In a longitudinal study of 7,403 Baby Boomers, researchers found that the average income difference between a person with an IQ score of 130 top 2 of society earns about between 6000 and 18,500 more pe ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
7 Steps for Starting Your Career Reinvention
Over the next few weeks I ll be sharing several guest posts written by professionals I ve invited to discuss career change and career-life satisfaction. In our first post, Chicago-based career counselor Kris Kirilova shares her 7-step plan for making a career change. How do you change careers when you re feeling stuck and work is not fulfilling When there is a growing pain about your situation but ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 22
Simple measures can reduce post-operative cognitive dysfunction in older patie...
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction POCD , a condition mostly observed in older patients following surgery under general anesthesia, is characterized by impaired memory and concentration. The impairment may be temporary or permanent and incapacitating. The problem has become more frequent as the population ages and also as a growing number of older adults undergo surgical procedures made possible ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 22
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