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‘Narcolepsy isn’t funny’ – living with a sleep disorder

The journalist and author Henry Nicholls has been struggling with several sleep disorders for decades, but for many it’s just a joke For a serious examination of the devastating and incurable disability that is narcolepsy, Henry Nicholls’s book, Sleepy Head, is a surprisingly funny account. Show More Summary

On the other hand... | Tim Adams

It’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for a listening revolution In the past week, the spectacle of the American gun lobby facing down the bereaved families of Parkland, Florida, has been difficult to watch. Show More Summary

Are You Ready to ‘Adult’?

The commonly used word, ‘adult,’ has had a makeover in recent years. A person is considered a chronological adult at the age of 18 or 21, depending on when they could vote, drink legally or be drafted. The concept of ‘adulting,’ spills over into the […]

8 Reasons to Make Time for Fun

“Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in live and really enjoy it.” – Eileen Caddy When was the last time you recall having fun? Not merely feeling somewhat pleased, but fully enjoying yourself? The truth is we often feel […]

Social Rejection Has A Surprising Mental Advantage

16 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

Being rejected socially, can give you this outsider advantage. ? Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Psychology Around the Net: February 24, 2018

Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net dives into how to combat isolation when you work from home, an upcoming all-star mental health charity concert, why a “good enough” relationship is what you need, and more. How to Fight Isolation When […]

5 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Partner for Joy, Peace, and a Deeper Relationship

So often, one or both members of a couple are shocked to discover their beloved partner has become a stranger. And sometimes it’s even more distressing — we wake up and find that not only does our partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend not just seem to […]

Match Day 2018: The Forecast is Looking Good!

As your APAGS Chair, I wanted to reach you on one of the most important days of the year for the psychology training community. The 2018 Match Day is upon us, and the forecast is looking good for students. We continue to make advances toward resolving the internship crisis, and we are always excited to see students […]

Why So Many Women Don’t Report Sexual Harassment and Assault

When women started coming out of the woodwork stating that they too had been sexually harassed or assaulted by a man, people wondered, “Why did they wait so long to report it?” and “Why didn’t they speak up at the time?” As a psychotherapist who […]

The Type of Intelligence Linked To Longer Marriage

Men with newer and more expensive cars were also more likely to remain married for longer. ? Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate: How...Show More Summary

Best of Our Blogs: February 23, 2018

In Sound True’s Insight at the Edge podcast with Gabrielle Bernstein, she explains a thought-provoking view-that judgment is a form of addiction, something that starts with a temporary high and ends with an emotional hangover. “I think I can see for myself, before doing this […]

Adopting a more active lifestyle today could have benefits for your personality decades from now

Something to ponder when you next decide whether to walk or drive to the shops. By Christian Jarrett

?Teaching Teens Ways to Excel at School Despite Mental Illness

Two extremely upsetting statistics came out not too long ago. Reports have found that not only is there a link between absenteeism in school and mental illness, but there is also a correlation between suspensions from schools and children who have mental or neurological health […]

Testing.

Who is this rampage shooter? Dylann Roof.

This Lifesaving Ingredient Prevents Alzheimer’s

There are around 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and deaths have almost doubled in two decades. ? Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate:...Show More Summary

Research Summaries: The Effect of Self-Distancing on Adaptive Versus Maladaptive Self-Reflection in Children

Today’s research summary is based on a shortish paper [pdf] by Angela Duckworth et al (Walter Mischel of Marshmallow effect fame is a co-author!) which focuses on how viewing oneself from a distance, or from a third person perspective, a previous emotional experience, can lead to better and more [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

How Do We Assure the Children?

If polled, most parents would say it was their primary job to protect their children from harm. “Look both ways before you cross the street.” “Don’t touch a hot stove.” “Don’t go off with a stranger.” These are common instructions offered from adults to young […]

The 5 Most Effective Antidepressants

A new review of 522 different studies involving 116,477 people reveals whether antidepressants work. ? Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: Self-Acceptance Practices For Emotional Healing Activate:...Show More Summary

Podcast: Come On, Get Happy – The App

More and more apps are showing up that are geared toward mental health. One such app is called, simply, “Happy.” This simple to use app allows a user to speak with a “giver” (an emotional support individual) to discuss whatever happens to be troubling the […]

Wisdom is a journey

Understanding wisdom involves taking the wise off their pedestal, and seeing wisdom as a set of processes that we can all tap into. By Alex Fradera

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