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Birth is Just One Day, Parenting Lasts A Lifetime
This guest post was written by Crystal Godinez, M.A., a researcher at Chapman University and UC Irvine. Growing up, my exposure to babies was limited at best I had no younger siblings and was not an avid babysitter. In fact, the last time I babysat I was 12-years-old and the 3-year-old had a poop explosion out of his diaper and managed to smear it all around the living room while I was tending to the 1-year-old. I decided then that babysitting and babies w ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 15
How Scientists, Too, Can Be Stubborn and Wrong
All of us would like to believe in the courageous scientist whose insight turns decades of dogma on its head, forging brilliant new truths. But in fact Copernicus and Einstein are rare phenomena in science, and scientists are as prone as anyone to the effects of what psychologists and behavioral economists call confirmation bias . Confirmation bias is the tendency to look for information that simply confirms what we already believe is true. As Yogi Berra s ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 15
Using Insurance to Pay for Mental Healthcare: A Therapist's Perspective
Authored by Molly Merson for Psyched in San Francisco . Molly is a relational, psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, CA. Molly works with adults and adolescents of all genders in approaching uncomfortable feelings, working through stuck patterns and creating room for joy and desire.
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 15
What You Should (And Shouldn't) Say To Someone Having A Panic Attack
By Liza Walter
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 15
Listen To Your Heart
Let s start with a fun exercise adopt a resting position such as sitting comfortably on a chair or lying on your back. Remain still for a minute or two and breathe evenly until your body is calm and you feel relaxed. Now concentrate on your heartbeat. Without manually checking, try and feel your heart pounding inside your chest. Are you able to sense the internal signal Some people are better than others at this task, and if you are able to perceive your h ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 14
The Sadness of Losing Summer
It got dark earlier yesterday where I live, and I was struck by that summer s over feeling. Once a bad feeling turns on, our brain easily creates a cascade of bad feeling. One little loss or disappointment sends electricity down a neural pathway to your cortisol, and that pathway is linked to your lifetime of past cortisol experiences. This makes it easy for your brain to bad signs in the world around you. Like a gazelle who smells a lion, our brain is des ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 14
Can You Help a Narcissist Become Less Self-Absorbed?
How Treatable Are Narcissists The age-old problem with diagnosing mental disorders is that once you pin someone with a label, you tend to fix that person in time and space. Labels are typically both reductive and absolutist. And in this curious world of ours, just about everything human is relative and changeable. To make matters more complicated still, there are instances where a person s psychopathology is irremediable say, in a hard-core sociopath , or ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 14
23 Messages For Anyone Who Just Received An Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis
By Sarah Schuster
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 14
Hating Your Job Might Be Making You Sick
Having a job you dislike not only sucks, it might also be impacting your health.
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 14
Terrified of Cancer
Cancer is a boa constrictor which squeezes you from the inside and encapsulates the rest of your family into a smothering chokehold. Cancer is a terrorist which doesn t discriminate. There are citizens in the United States I m passive aggressively referring to the Trump supporters who have become so terrified of Islamic terrorism, they are suggesting we rewrite the entire doctrine on which our country was based. However, in 2015, Islamic terrorism accounte ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Sep 14
Grumpy Old Men (and Women) are a Myth
Negative stereotypes about older adults are pervasive. Older adults are more depressed than younger persons. They are more lonely, afraid, and vulnerable. They are grumpy. Even older adults hold negative ideas about older adults. Indeed, older people take pains to distinguish themselves from their peers. They Perceive themselves to be the exception to the rule. It is as if they think, Yes, aging is lousy but not for me. I am feeling well, balanced, and ove ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 13
Age: The Next Sexual Orientation?
When asked about sexual orientation, a person typically will respond with the gender of their preferred sexual partner. Is it a same-sex partner, an opposite-sex one, or both In a paper published August 22, 2016, in the Archives of Sexual Behavior , Michael Seto writes that the age of one s sexual partner may be as stable an element of sexual orientation as gender. GLAAD defines sexual orientation as the scientifically accurate term for an individual s end ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Sep 13
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