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Older Chinese-Americans Who've Faced Bias Are More Likely To Have Suicidal Tho...
The impact of prejudice and racial bias on health shouldn t be underestimated, a new study affirms. Researchers looked at the relationship between discrimination and suicide ideation, or suicidal thoughts, among older Chinese-Americans. The results, published earlier this month in the The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry , showed that those who reported experiencing prejudicial treatment or racial bias were twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 6
From The Mental Health Wreckage Of Katrina, Lessons To Help Harvey's Victims
As Texas begins to rebuild its buildings and roadways in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, survivors of the catastrophic storm, along with the medical professionals who treat them, may face psychological trauma from displacement and the loss of homes, property and, especially, loved ones. The link between a hurricane and mental health struggles has been documented through research on the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated Louisiana in 2005. A yea ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 6
Just 1 hour of exercise per week could prevent depression
A new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression.
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 6
When "Never Mind" Is an Insult
It happens sometimes. A friend or colleague is telling me a funny story or explaining an event that happened, and at some point I will ask, What did you say I got the beginning, but somewhere along the way I missed something and needed clarification of the last point. The speaker pauses, as if to think about the question, and replies, Never mind. Usually, this is accompanied by a dismissive wave of the hand or shake of the head or both. I hate that, don t ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
Life Out of Balance? Put Yourself Back on the List
I know one thing for sure. It is impossible to find one s own balance from the outside in. I now know beyond a doubt that finding and maintaining our balance is an inside job. Lu Hanessian
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
Do You Feel Like You Have To Do It All?
There s a Jewish joke that I heard a lot while growing up A mother gives her son two neckties for his birthday. He thanks her for them, tells her that he loves them both, that she has terrific taste, and so on, and they have a nice birthday dinner together. The next morning, he comes down to the kitchen wearing one of the ties. The mother glances up from preparing breakfast, then frowns and asks him What s the matter, you didn t like the other tie
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
Drama Games Help Kids Gain Emotional Control
Please see the full scientific report here , or watch a short video about the paper here . What can pretend play, drama, and role play do for very young children When kids pretend they are using their imaginations, obviously, but what other kinds of social, emotional, and cognitive skills might they use, and how might such use lead to increased levels of those skills There are many different options, including language, social understanding of others, emot ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
Our Two Essences: Modern Humans as Primates and Persons
Modern human beings represent the intersection of two fundamentally different essences. The first essence is our animal nature . We are homo sapiens, a particular kind primate that falls in the great ape branch on the Tree of Life. Like all great apes, we have rich mental lives, protect our young, have needs for certain kinds of social attachments, and engage in complicated patterns of cooperation and competition . The second essence of modern peoples is p ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
2017 Nobel Literature Winner on Sycophancy
Kazuo Ishiguro, this year s Nobel Prize winner in literature, offers a stunning examination of the strange psychology of sycophancy in The Remains of the Day . Ishiguro s protagonist Stevens, who also serves as narrator, is an aging English butler, one used to grand service in Darlington, an aristocratic home. Over the course of the novel he ponders his life of devoted service to Lord Darlington as he drives to meet the former housekeeper at Darlington. Hi ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Oct 6
Why the Vegas Shooting Happened
Bad things happen. And this was one of the worst. If you somehow haven t heard yet, a gunman opened fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, killed at least 59 people, and injured hundreds more before killing himself. As a magician, I ve got a lot of friends in Las Vegas, and I spend a lot of time on the strip I ll be there next week, in fact. So add that to the list of why the news horrified me. First and foremost though, was the fact that something like this could ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 4
Las Vegas Massacre: Why This Hurts So Much
Las Vegas is usually a place of fun, great entertainment, and even escape and it will be again. But as a reminder to us all that no where is immune to tragedy, and further, that we must be prepared for the unthinkable, tragedy struck Las Vegas. As of this post, at least 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in Las Vegas on Sunday October 1st. Using an illegally altered rifle, a gunman opened fire on a country music festival crowd from the 32nd floor o ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 4
What do Biracial People Have to Teach Us About the World?
I m putting my son to bed and he said, Mom, I don t like people with dark brown skin. Jessica Hetcher was stunned. The brakes in my head, it was like a movie screech. My husband wasn t home. What to do What to say Before Jessica was a mother, she could not have imagined the types of conversations she would find herself having with her four year old son. As a white woman, raising a biracial child, she suddenly understood the issues facing people of color in ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Oct 4
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