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Mental Health & the Psychology of Surviving a Hurricane

After having lived through my second hurricane in Florida (Hurricane Andrew was my first), I have some ideas about what makes the experience less stressful for those who are stuck in place. While I can’t begin to imagine the devastation experienced by many living in […]

How college students can tackle common psychological problems

Completing a college degree can be a hard ball game and not everyone can hit it out of the park. I think we all can agree that college life often brings up tough challenges that can break even the strongest of students if they are not able to handle them well. Besides academic pressure, students often have to juggle […]

Best of Our Blogs: September 19, 2017

I’ve been listening to Sound’s True’s Self-Acceptance Summit, a free 10-day online event with leading experts such as Dr. Parker J. Palmer, Dr. Rick Hanson and Iyanla Vanzant presenting on self-acceptance. It’s been life changing. I realized that almost all problems lead back to a feeling […]

Contrary to media hype, new review says learning a second language won’t protect you from dementia

"Public health policy should... remove recommendations regarding bilingualism as a strategy to delay dementia", the researchers said. By Alex Fradera

Feeling like an impostor? You can escape this confidence-sapping syndrome | Fiona Buckland

Even the highest achievers, such as Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, suffer from this corrosive form of low self-esteem. But there are coping strategies The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote: “The whole problem with the world is that...Show More Summary

Have you got the wrong impression about schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent.

More teens show up in ERs addicted to opioids

Many youths go to the ER for some other reason and doctors discover they are also addicted to or dependent on opioids.

After Hurricane Katrina, many people found new strength

Long after the floodwaters recede and the debris is cleared, the mental health impacts of disasters like hurricanes can linger.

People are living longer, but violent deaths are on the rise

Conflict, terrorism and gun violence are claiming more lives around the world now than a decade ago.

Why don't parents talk to their kids about money?

Many parents' insecurities about money keep them from talking to their kids.

There are many reasons clowns are so terrifying

Those with intense clown phobia can experience real feelings common to anyone experiencing panic or anxiety.

Women in midlife aren't sleeping enough

Insufficient sleep will exacerbate other issues associated with menopause including mood disturbance and weight gain.

Not All Depression Is Alike: Tips to Improve Situational Depression

The word depression is used in different contexts. Some people claim it for minor problems like being disappointed, hurt or discouraged. Others use it to describe feelings of such heaviness and dejection that they are barely able to function. Symptoms may be so severe that […]

When These Muscles Are Fitter Your Brain Is Also Fitter

21 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

The brains and bodies of identical twins were compared over ten years. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Optimal Performance In College: The New Tools

While the excitement of returning to (or beginning) college can hold the promise of many transformational and wonderful opportunities — it can also be a time filled with new stressors. Recent studies show that increased academic demands, changes in sleep and eating patterns, reduced family […]

Cultivating an Internal Locus of Control — and Why It’s Crucial

You didn’t get the job you really wanted. But you aren’t surprised. The odds were stacked against you anyway. Even if you prepared more, the result would’ve been the same: Someone else would’ve gotten the position. Or you did get the job. But it has […]

Women know better than men what other women are thinking and feeling

Part of the explanation for women being easier to read could be that they are more emotionally expressive than men. By Emma Young

Who Is Responsible for Cleaning Your Office Coffee Mug?

Well, I’m gearing up for my book tour, and thinking about my book talk. I’m considering opening my talk by describing a familiar situation that illustrates how differently the Four Tendencies see the world. What do you think of that idea? Consider this scenario: What Would […]

Smart Women Are Only More Sexy To Men Sometimes — Here’s When

This confirms what smart women always suspected about men. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

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