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Why Study Coincidences? Part 1
When I ask myself why I ve embarked on a mission to establish Coincidence Studies, the simplest answer is that coincidences are fascinating. They jolt us into an awareness of mysterious connections between ourselves and the world around us. I am curious about how they work and what they can do. When I work on trying to figure out something about them and write about it, time passes quickly. I am immersed in the learning-entertainment interface. They are al ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
What Is the Most Overlooked Symptom of Narcissism?
I love my fellow psychologist Craig Malkin s blogpost on identifying unhealthy narcissism in political candidates. At the same time, Dr. Malkin omitted the one trait of narcissists that can make them so frustratingly troubling to deal with, to partner with at work or at home, and to have to live under if they become elected to political office. As a therapist who specializes in helping couples to build more satisfying marriages , I focus on this trait in p ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Can Psychology Explain How To Become A Billionaire?
by Raj Persaud and Adrian Furnham The BBC News website reports Forbes Magazine annual list of world s billionaires has declared Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. It s the 16th time he has topped these annual charts.
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Opening the Medicine Box in Your Mind
In this 25 minute YouTube video Dr. Darnall discusses the science of how to Open the Medicine Box in Your Mind to control pain and improve wellness Learn about the latest in pain psychology research, techniques and tips you can use https www.youtube.com watch v GeqLbJRci1Y amp list PLsQ1C3NKyyyGPbkk2Y46Ff...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
70% of Wives Kill Their Husbands: I Read It on the Internet
I was browsing the internet, looking to update my statistics on domestic violence , and came across a shocking story Over 70 percent of wives kill their husbands. Of course, I took a quick look over my shoulder, just in case my spouse was creeping up from behind to bludgeon me, and then turned my attention back to the article. It was from one of those websites where a person expresses their rage at an ethnic group, or 51 percent of the population women , i ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Why New Moms Think Scary Thoughts After Having a Baby
By Sarah Best, LMSW
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Optimism and Anxiety Change the Structure of Your Brain
A fascinating new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has identified that healthy adults who have a larger orbitofrontal cortex OFC tend to have less anxious and more optimistic. This study offers the first evidence that optimism may play a mediating role in the relationship between the size of the OFC and a person s level of anxiety. The September 2015 study, Optimism and the Brain Trait Optimism Mediates the Protective Role of the O ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
5 Reasons Why Poverty Reduces Self-Control
When considering poverty, our national conversation often turns to its origins. It is natural for us to look for attributes of a person that led him or her to poverty, such as poor self-control . David Brooks of the New York Times, for instance, placed the blame on poor people s lack of virtue . Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan argues that poor people s individual choices are at fault. Bad choices can certainly be a factor in pover ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Why Study Coincidences? Part 2
I study coincidences because they are fascinating. I study them because I ve discovered they are useful in ways most people never considered. Once you become aware of them, you realize what a ubiquitous part of life they are. They are intertwined with so many of the things we hold to be important. In Part 1, I looked at how coincidences are used in career development and in finding just what you need when you need it. Now, I ll explore how they help with p ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Macho Macho Men
It s no secret that men and women differ from each other physiologically in fact it s rather obvious. However, why these differences exist in the first place is often less clear. One aspect of these physiological differences that I study is the evolution of male facial shape. In contrast to females, males tend to have physically larger heads, with exaggerated jaw lines, thicker brows and heavier set features. It s not only the case that male faces differ f ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Why Are There So Many Mattress Stores in America?
One of my MBA students who recently moved to Houston from Europe was genuinely puzzled by the preponderance of mattress stores she found here. She said that in America, there appear to be more mattress stores than there are Starbucks shops. And this is saying something because the city of Houston alone has 135 Starbucks stores not counting those in its numerous and far-flung suburbs . She wondered whether the dense incidence of mattress stores said somethi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Sep 23
Around the world, those treated for addiction far more likely to smoke
People in addiction treatment programs around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, according to a review of research studies from 20 countries other than the United States. The review, led by Joseph R. Guydish, PhD, a UC San Francisco professor of medicine and health policy, was published on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015 in the journal Addiction . When people come into treatment for drugs and alc ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 23
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