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Communicating climate change: a psychoanalysis – Science Weekly podcast

What is the psychology behind climate change denial? Can it be overcome? And what communication tips can scientists take from political campaigns? Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast Tomorrow, Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Show More Summary

If you like sick jokes, maybe it’s because you’re just so smart

Comprehension and appreciation of black humour correlated with verbal and non-verbal IQ. By Christian Jarrett

5 Essential Steps to Rebound from Rejection

This is Part Three in a series on Overcoming Rejection. Click here for Part One and Part Two. You were turned down for a date; your boss shot down your proposal; you were never invited back for a second interview; or maybe you were dealt […]

Here is An Easy Way to Remember More

11 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

Memory is dynamic, but it needs this clue as to what it should store away so you remember more. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Another Mass Murder Spurs Many Responses

Almost two weeks ago, it happened again: a man with a history of psychiatric symptoms opened fire and killed people in the Fort Lauderdale airport. In our book, Committed, we have researched and written about mental illness and violence,...Show More Summary

How to Handle a Depression Relapse

For anyone who has ever been debilitated by severe depression, there is nothing more frightening than the feeling that you’re relapsing into another episode. We chalk up the first few days of angst to a bad stretch and hope it gets better from there. But […]

Work stress could be making your commute dangerous

Psychological stressors can make our time on the road not just unpleasant, but dangerous as well. By Alex Fradera

Don't 'keep quiet': Prince William urges people to discuss mental health

Mental health awareness and destigmatization campaign was selected as the charity of the year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Babies born addicted to opiates perform poorly in school

Test scores of children born addicted to opiates get worse as they age, study finds.

When the brain scrambles names, it's because you love them

Mixing up family names is not related to a bad memory or to aging, but rather to how the brain categorizes names.

The real problem with hypocrisy

When someone condemns the behavior of others, why do we find it so objectionable if we learn he engages in the same behavior himself?

Obesity-linked diagnoses on the rise among youth

Study finds a sharp rise in health insurance claims filed on behalf of young people with obesity-related conditions more typically associated with older adults.

Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine review – men’s and women’s brains are not different

The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not natural Cordelia Fine is an optimistic writer. In her two earlier books of popular neuroscience (A Mind of Its Own and Delusions of Gender),...Show More Summary

Depression and its Antecedents

Today I will approach the problem of depression, but from a particular vantage point – that steeped in cognitive theory and informed by the work of Martin Seligman. There have been other views about depression- a psychoanalytical one whereby depression was deemed as rage turning upon inwards and [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

Backhanded Compliments: Identify, Recognize, & Resolve

Ever give a compliment to someone and they seemed upset with you? Maybe they did not show the gratitude you thought they would or gave you a funny look after. This could be the result of accidentally giving a backhanded compliment. A backhanded compliment is […]

The Forbidden Words The Most Honest People Use More

These words have also surprisingly been linked to a greater vocabulary and even being more persuasive. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

Listen with your eyes: one in five of us may 'hear' flashes of light

A surprising number of people experience a form of sensory cross wiring in which light flashes and visual movements are ‘heard’, research finds One in five people is affected by a synaesthesia-like phenomenon in which visual movements or flashes of light are “heard” as faint sounds, according to scientists. Show More Summary

Trying to Lose Weight? Maybe You Should Ditch That New Wearable

Wearable technology — those things people wear around their wrist to track their heart rate or number of steps walked or run — is all the rage. This sort of personal data tracking is especially popular among younger people and those who exercise regularly. Whether […]

My Neverending iPhone 7+ Fiasco

If you've already read the beginning of this, you can scroll down to the Addendum added on 1/17/17. Please note that while this is usually a psychiatry blog, today I am using it to vent for my own personal psychotherapy. Please feelShow More Summary

Dear Me, Future Psychologist. Yours truly, Dr. Thomas Plante

It’s time for the next installment of Dear me, future psychologist, a gradPSYCH Blog exclusive in which a prominent psychologist writes a letter to his/her 16-year-old self. We hope you enjoy these letters and glean some invaluable wisdom and guidance as you decide whether to enter graduate school in psychology, as you navigate the challenges of graduate school, and […]

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