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Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
A new treatment for mental illness and alcohol abuse could be on the cards, a new study reveals, in the form of a psychedelic plant brew called ayahuasca.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Hyperarousal: Symptoms, causes, and how to cope
Hyperarousal is a group of symptoms that people with post-traumatic stress disorder may experience. What are the key signs of hyperarousal and how can people manage their symptoms
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Ablutophobia: Definition, symptoms, and treatment
Ablutophobia is a specific phobia in which individuals have an irrational fear of bathing or washing. It can affect children and adults and is more common in women than men.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Binaural beats therapy: Benefits and how they work
Binaural beats therapy is an emerging form of soundwave therapy in which the right and left ears listen to two slightly different frequency tones yet perceive the tone as one.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Capgras syndrome: Symptoms, cases, and treatment
Sometimes known as imposter syndrome, Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where a person believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood
A study using historical data found that the offspring of mothers who endure famine during pregnancy have a higher risk of mental health issues in later life.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Walking in Natural Environments Nourishes Parent-Child Bonds
Spending time in nature with your kids even if it s just a 20-minute walk in a nearby park can strengthen parent-child bonds and help family members get along better with one another, according to a new study on natural spaces and development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This experimental research was recently published in the journal Children, Youth and Environments . This new research is based on the Attention Restoration Theory A ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Beyond Reality: Pretend Play Matters
What is Pretend Play Pretend play begins around 2 years of age, increases around 3-4 years of age, and declines again around 6 years of age, at which time children begin transitioning to playing more games with rules Piaget, 1962 . Pretend play is commonly defined among researchers as play involving transformations Fein, 1975 and holding multiple representations of objects and the thoughts and feelings of others at once Leslie, 1987 . What does this mean i ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
What is Love?
Looking at human affairs, many of us are saddened by the fact that there is a lot of misery in the world suffering, deception , and destruction. Some feel that things are getting worse, the world is more divided than ever. On the other hand, we are encouraged by the many acts of kindness, thoughtfulness, and love that also goes around. Indeed, almost everybody wants to live happily and peacefully, and almost everybody wants loving relationships even those ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Darwin's Classroom
Think back to elementary school. You remember, right Practicing your cursive letters. Playing kickball on the blacktop. Being told to stop chewing gum because somehow that impedes learning ... etc. Here s one thing you probably don t think about How much your elementary school education mapped onto features that characterized the educational contexts of our ancestors across the lion s share of human evolutionary history. You may not have thought about this ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
3 Mindful Eating Tips to Savor Thanksgiving
There is a lot of panic and hysteria surrounding Thanksgiving. The Internet is filled with misguided tips such as such as dress to impress in tight clothing so you ll feel more uncomfortable more quickly because the answer to our problems is making ourselves feel more uncomfortable , eat mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes cauliflower is delicious in it s own right but no matter how you dice it, it s not a potato , and wait until food has been pi ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Measurement Validity Explained in Simple Language
In my previous blog post , I noted that reliability and validity are two essential properties of psychological measurement. Measures of intelligence , personality , vocational interests, and so forth that lack reliability and validity are worse than useless. When we make important decisions for ourselves or others based on psychological measures that lack reliability or validity, those decisions are likely to be wrong and harmful. Therefore, I think it is ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
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