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Did Dogs Help Hunters Succeed?
The J mon culture of hunters and foragers dominated the Japanese Archipelago for more than 10,000 years from the end of the Last Glacial Maximum to the arrival around 2400 years ago of agriculturalists, who supplanted them. A mosaic of a number of subcultures adapted to their local conditions, J mon is named for its pottery made by pressing cords into wet clay which is among the oldest in the world. It is also known for its bone, antler, polished stone, an ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 25
Help Your College Student Combat a Major Danger: Depression
Dad, I m too depressed to go to class. This is a phone call Don never expected to receive from his son, Liam. How could Liam, who was always a happy go lucky child, be depressed Don responds, I don t understand. What happened It feels like everything has gone wrong this semester. I was seeing a girl and I wanted to get serious, but she decided to go out with my roommate instead. I was so upset I failed an exam. Now I could fail the whole class. Last week I ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Sep 25
Laughter may boost physical activity, mental health for seniors
When it comes to health in later life, researchers find laughter may really be the best medicine. A new study - led by Georgia State University - suggests combining laughter with moderate exercise may improve the mental health of older adults, as well as boost their motivation and ability to engage in physical activity.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 24
5 Common Ways Money Issues Wreck Relationships
Talking about money is not particularly sexy unless you re in a movie and rolling around on stacks of bills who does that . Nonetheless, couples who don t talk about money in an honest and respectful way are often setting themselves up for disaster, as financial troubles and differences are one of the most common conflicts to send a couple to the breaking point. Are you developing bad habits that could spell doom later on Here are some typical patterns, an ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 24
Trying to Explain the Inexplicable
We are hardwired to make sense of the world to concoct explanations for anything and everything. We invent theories to explain noise because we discount the role of luck in our lives. We see a golfer win the British Open, conclude that he is the best golfer in the world, and expect him to win the next tournament. We see a student get the highest score on a test, conclude that she is the best student in the class, and expect her to get the highest score on ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 24
Suicide in Children — What Every Parent Must Know
The death of a child is always heart breaking and horribly, horribly wrong. But when a child dies by suicide, it brings a whole different level of grief , pain, and anguished bewilderment to those who cared about the child. Fortunately, suicide in children is very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than 2 out of every one million children ages 5 to 11 will die by suicide. The rate among adolescents ages 12-17 is about 5 ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 24
Staring Down The Epidemic Of Loneliness
I know the look when I see it. Eyes downcast, body either rigidly still or desperately fidgeting, discomfort clear. Some deep shame is working its way to the surface. Buried discomfort is forming into words. Sometimes the words are barely audible. Sometimes they re shouted. I sit across from the shame, offering steady eye contact for the client who is ready to meet it. When given the opportunity, I meet the shame with acceptance.
Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 24
Open Letter To The Presidential Debate Moderators
Dear Debate Moderators,
Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 24
You Can Inherit Loneliness
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Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 24
Sibling Conflict and Gender
Taking care of your elderly parents may strengthen the bonds with your siblings and intensify your sense that you can count on them. Our relationships with siblings are our longest, offering many opportunities to understand and work out unresolved issues that remain from childhood . This becomes critical in times of crisis, such as a parent s sudden illness, or gradual decline. A group of siblings can become a team offering each other support and helping e ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 22
Research Tip: Ask About What You Want to Measure
Recently I served as a reviewer for a research article that had been submitted to a journal for publication. Without going into too much detail as to why, the authors of this paper wanted to control for people s attitudes towards casual sex when conducting their analysis. They thought that it was possible people who were more sexually-permissive when it comes to infidelity might respond to certain scenarios differently than those who were less sexually-per ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 22
Going Beyond the Surface for Filipin@ American History Month
This piece was written in collaboration with Jessica Petalio, a psychology doctoral student and Filipino American community organizer and educator .
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 22
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