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Overcoming Failure Mentality: Why Small Steps Are the Key to Lifestyle Change

The desire to improve ourselves and become happier in our lives is something the majority of us experience. We’re always promising ourselves that tomorrow is the day that we’re going to start eating better, exercising more, getting organized and working harder. It’s a perpetual to-do […]

Fake news leaves a particularly lasting impression on the less smart

The message is that where possible, we should prevent stubborn false ideas from taking root. By Alex Fradera

Welcoming the One Millionth Reader

I know its a bit premature (the blog visit count on my blog is only about 99,8000 yet and it will take another 2-3 days to hit that milestone) but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the ~1 million readers who have thought it worthwhile to visit my blog at least once. You know who who [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

6 Gifts of Borderline Personality Disorder

I was twenty-four-years-old on my way to a residential treatment center in Chicago for an eating disorder when I got what I thought was devastating news that I had borderline personality disorder (BPD). When BPD hit my brain I lashed out inside. “Not another diagnosis,” […]

The Critical Role Nutrition Plays in Mental Health

One of the most unrecognized factors in the development of mental health is the role of nutrition. The link between diet and mental health is growing as the field of Nutritional Psychiatry/Psychology expands. This field is becoming more impactful as epidemics continue to make headlines […]

Why Smart People Are More Prone To Anxiety

19 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

The reason high intelligence and anxiety are correlated. • 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

The Real Cause Of Alzheimer’s Is Not All In The Brain

21 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

The cause of Alzheimer's is not just in the brain. • 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

7 Ways to Find Happiness After Depression

Feeling sad can actually be a good sign. Depression is a clinical term used to label a group of behaviors and internal experiences associated with a depressed mood. It is also a clinical diagnosis. Depression is different than being sad. Sadness is a normal part […]

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump

Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White House My IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. Show More Summary

It’s Not the Wedding — It’s the Marriage!

Mia found wedding planning stressful. Her mother’s was obsessing over the invitations, flowers, color scheme, favors, hors d’oeuvres, guest list, and other details — so much that it seemed like she was the one getting married. Exasperated as her mother droned on about ice sculptures […]

Bring back conversation… by shutting up and listening | Celeste Headlee

Face-to-face conversation reaps rich rewards, but it’s a dying art. Here’s how to revive it It seems that we’re talking more than ever. And it’s true that we have more platforms for connection and communication than ever before. But what feels like conversation is actually just talking. Show More Summary

Do you choose emotions over logic? Personality quiz | Ben Ambridge

Ben Ambridge reveals the link between acquiescence and life chances Acquiescence – as in going along with something, even if you know it’s not right – is an important personality trait, so let’s measure the extent to which you acquiesce...Show More Summary

The Importance of Extending School Lunch Periods

Mary Jane is satisfied with everything about eighth grade except the lunch periods. In a nutshell, they’re too short. At 22 minutes in length, they don’t give her enough time to do everything she needs to do, and this includes unwind from a morning of […]

Embracing and Savoring an Imperfect Holiday Season

“This year will be different,” author and mom of four Alexandra Kuykendall inevitably tells herself every year as she pulls out her Christmas decorations. This year she won’t be tired or stressed. This year she won’t be ready for the holidays to be over. And […]

Psychology Around the Net: December 9, 2017

Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what “self-care” actually means for many people with mental illnesses, the different types of depression and anxiety a new study has identified, which people are more prone to sleep paralysis, […]

Happier People Raised By Parents Who Do These 3 Things

The largest household panel survey reveals how parents raise happy children. • 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

This Question Predicts Serious Mental Illness

The question predicts depression, anxiety and substance abuse risk. • 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

Subtle Tools of Unconscious Power

Embodied Cognition is a branch of neuroscience which explores the unconscious effects of touch (and other senses) on the mind and emotions. Soft Things Touching a “soft” article or texture has been linked to creating deeper states of kindness and social friendliness.1,2 Feeling a soft […]

Coping with Bipolar Disorder & Depression Around the Holidays

The holidays bring a special challenge to people who live with bipolar disorder or depression. The challenge is a combination of the increased stress that the holiday season often brings along with the symptoms — such as mania or depression — of these disorders. As […]

Best of Our Blogs: December 8, 2017

Everything is harder when you have an illness. It feels like you’re always trying to catch up. You can barely get by during the rest of the year, which makes the holiday season especially hard. If that wasn’t difficult enough, your illness, mental or physical, […]

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