Fuelled by self-doubt, collective narcissists believe their group is great, and woe betide anyone who doesn't show due respect. By Christian Jarrett
Are you wrestling with a decision? Are you struggling with a difficult situation? Are you fighting with a friend, partner or parent? It’s a frustrating place to be when you feel stuck. Nothing you say or do seems to be moving you in the direction […]
Donald Trump played on our fears, not of immigrants or terrorists or globalization, but the deeper fear of losing control over our lives and futures.
Much of the work on emotional abuse has been written about adult relationships, yet children, pre-teens and teens have their own unique needs in these very important formative years. There are certain experiences such as secure attachment that need to be met in order for […]
As a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of couples. And over and over, the demise of marriages and relationships in general, is not over money, children, or health but crummy communication styles. Unfortunately we were not taught in […]
The amygdala is an area of the brain vital to the processing of the emotions. 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 Anythin...
New findings temper the hope that deep brain stimulation might also be useful in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Psychologists found that experiential consumption fosters gratitude and giving, and that thinking about experiences promotes more altruistic behavior than thinking about possessions.
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say scientists after promising trials in mice.
Research showing altruists have the best chance of getting lucky with potential sexual partners.
A new study shows through functional MRI scans that such religious and spiritual experiences can be rewarding to your brain.
In this week’s Psych Central Show, Gabe and Vincent discuss feelings of guilt surrounding a mental illness diagnosis. Lots of us feel guilty about our diagnosis or our symptoms. We feel badly for the effect it has on our loved ones, especially when they don’t sympathize. Where does […]
Neuroscientists removed people's fears by "counter-conditionining" their non-conscious brain activity. By Christian Jarrett
Empathy has a dark side which is at odds with its image as a cure-all for the world’s problems. 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
Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for the vibrant colours in many fruits and vegetables. They may help to enhance cognition. 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
“Fear is a sneaky thief, stealing away precious moments of your life.” – Elizabeth Lesser Everyone has been afraid at some point. If we’re in touch with our inner selves, we know right away when that negative emotion starts clutching at our hearts. It’s a feeling […]
Personally, I grew up with no encouragement to pray. I used to have a vague sense that prayer was for simple, naïve folks, that it was the “opiate for the masses.” So I do understand if you don’t relate to the concept. But perhaps you […]
‘Tis the season for gatherings and celebrations, and an onslaught of travelers are urgently trying to make their way home for the holidays. An innate urge seems to drive them back to their roots. And I wonder. What is it that draws people home for […]
Researchers studied clients of the 23andMe commercial genetics service and found 6 genetic loci linked with personality. By Christian Jarrett
Open Letter to Graduate Students in Psychology: On November 9, 2016, we woke up to a new era in modern American politics. Not since the presidential campaign of pro-segregation proponent George Wallace in 1968 have racial and ethnic intolerance been expressed so openly and vehemently by a presidential candidate. Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “rapists” […]