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Test Stress in Children: Rx with Brain Friendly Studying
Because we can t make them go away like bad dreams , we can help reduce that stress by guiding kids to study using brain-research based strategies that increase memory and understanding . Neurons that fire together, wire together
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Telekinesis is Real!
Science fiction isn t fiction any more. You really can change the world around you just by thinking. Here s how. In the unimaginably weird world of sub atomic particles such as electrons carriers of electric current , individual particles exist in many places at the same time I know, that s seems impossible, but experiment after experiment over the last 100 years have proven it to be true beyond a shadow of doubt. In fact, right now you re using a computer ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Too Much Homework from a Student/Teacher Perspective
With the school in full swing for so many youth, I wanted to share some comments that students across the nation have shared in response to my blogs on homework. In a given school year, many students spend hours upon hours each night working on assignments. Add to that work, sports , and extracurricular activities and it s no wonder we have a lot of stressed out teens. Please take time to read the voices of young people across the nation who responded to h ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Clutter vs Hoarding vs Collecting
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking at the national conference of the professional organizer group called Institute for Challenging Chronic Disorganization . The conference was in Cleveland it was my first time in that city, and I was able to duck into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for an hour of near hysteria among the guitars and stage outfits I was delighted to discover that ICD members deal not only with clutterbugs and disorganized folk ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
Dark Thoughts Could be a Sign of Healthy Functioning
The irony of human existence is that we are the highest forms of life on earth and yet ineffably sad because we are the only ones who know that we are going to die Delillo, 1985 . My clients are often surprised when their progress in terms of health and functioning is accompanied by more frequent thoughts of death. One client in particular, who has started facing up to her own profound sense of self-doubt and who has stopped self-medicating almost nightly ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
The Colorful Personality: Another Face of the Dark Side?
The colorful personality is a subclinical form of histrionic personality disorder , which refers to a pattern of attention-seeking behavior featuring exaggerated, even theatrical displays of emotion and shallow relationships. Personality disorders were once thought to be categorically distinct from normal personality, but nowadays many psychologists prefer to view personality disorders as being on a continuum with normal personality traits. Hence, personal ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 26
People with autistic traits may be more creative, study suggests
New research suggests individuals with autistic traits may have more advanced creativity skills than those without such traits.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 26
Link found between throat microbes and schizophrenia
A link between the tiny organisms found in the throat and schizophrenia could lead to ways of identifying the causes and potential treatments of the neuropsychiatric disorder, according to new research.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 26
Gene may amplify impact of life events on mental health
A new study suggests that while a certain gene variant may predispose people to depression following a history of bad life events, such as childhood abuse, that same gene may also enhance happiness when bad life events are absent.
Medical News Today - Sat. Sep 26
Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities, but not ...
CHICAGO -- Romantic opportunities appear to influence women s sexual identities -- but not men s, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association ASA . This indicates that women s sexuality may be more flexible and adaptive than men s, said study author Elizabeth Aura McClintock, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. McClintock s study relies on data from the Na ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Few gay teenage boys get tested for HIV
Only one in five gay and bisexual teen boys have been tested for HIV HIV infections are on the rise for young men who have sex with men Text messages, online program can identify nearby confidential testing sites Testing in schools would normalize the process. CHICAGO --- Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, reports a n ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
Information handling by some health apps not as secure as it should be
Some health apps that have been clinically-accredited may not have been complying with principles of data protection, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine . In some instances health apps were found to be sending unencrypted personal and health information, which means users of these apps may have had their privacy put at risk. Use of smartphone health apps is now at an all-time high. It is currently estimated that one and ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 26
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