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7 Tips for Supporting Your Partner After a Devastating Loss

It can be hard to know what to say… It can be heartbreaking watching someone you love suffer through a tragic loss. The loss can take many forms — a death in the family, the passing of a beloved pet, a career setback, a miscarriage ...

7 Weird Signs You Are A Really Creative Person

Being sarcastic, ignoring deadlines and these five other unusual things are all linked to higher creativity. 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

How can you measure false beliefs? With two dolls and the Sally Anne test ...

We may be entering the ‘alternative facts’ era – but psychologists have been studying how we develop an understanding of false beliefs for decades For decades, developmental psychologists have been fascinated with the question of how...Show More Summary

Instaspam, Pintemess, and Don’t Be a Twitt(er)

You are an addict. Seriously. “What?” you protest. “I am a moderate drinker and haven’t smoked the green stuff since that fateful Saturday night in college.” “Have you checked your cell phone lately?” I counter. You nod. Sheepishly. In fact, you have checked your cell […]

'Alternative facts' are now threatening our roast potatoes. Enough! | Dean Burnett

‘Science’ appears to say a lot of things. But in this post-truth ‘alternative facts’ world, constantly implying that all of science agrees can only be harmful Today, British watchdogs have warned people that roast potatoes can cause cancer. Show More Summary

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep

Two-and-a-half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing […]

After half a century of research, psychology can’t predict suicidal behaviours better than by coin flip

A meta-analysis of 365 previous studies finds that our ability to predict suicides remains very poor. By Tomasz Witkowski

The psychologists' guide to networking

It’s something many people loathe and find awkward, but here’s how to do it well and make a good impression The idea of introducing themselves to a room of strangers fills many business owners with dread. They know networking is important for growing their business, however they loathe it all the same. Show More Summary

Why One Doctor Says Medicine Isn’t Enough for Recovery

A double-board certified addiction medicine physician believes that 12-step programs are a critical part of recovery. Russell Surasky, MD, who is board-certified in Neurology as well as in Addiction Medicine, is certainly well-versed in the pharmacologic treatment of addiction. And yet he is also a […]

The Popular Supplement That Will Boost Your IQ

Improve both your memory and intelligence with a popular supplement. 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

The Answer to the Problem of Violence

Yesterday, I was among the 1% or more the US population to show up at one of the Women's Marches. These weren't just in the US, but worldwide. If you ask me what I was marching for, I'd have to say it was an act of personal catharsis,...Show More Summary

More Than Simply Surviving Infidelity, Couples Must Aim to Resume a ‘Normal’ Relationship

When couples are trying to recover from an incident of infidelity, the betrayal often becomes the oversized elephant in the room. In fact, in every room. Infidelity typically looms over a relationship. Breakfast is served with a side of infidelity. The garden sprouts infidelity. The […]

Addiction: Accepting the Treatment Norm Is Not an Option

For over fifty years the treatment industry has categorically failed. Personal experience of this writer as well as objective data has demonstrated that 3-5% of individuals who complete residential treatment will remain “sober” for a year or more. Additionally, according to the Baldwin Research Institute […]

Quick steps to mindfulness | William Pullen

From a heartfelt chat on a long walk to Dynamic Running Therapy, motion moves minds Movement is critical in our lives. Often, in order to grow or to overcome strife we need a sense of undergoing a passage or transition. Movement shifts perspective and, in so doing, provides clarity, firing up hope, drive and possibility. Show More Summary

Are you a risk taker or do you play it safe? Quiz

Do you like spicy food? It sounds like an ordinary question, but it reveals a lot more about your personality that you’d think… A study conducted last year at Nanjing University in China found that you can predict your risk-taking behaviour...Show More Summary

The Science of Preventing Dangerous Psychopathy

What makes someone a psychopath? Nature or nurture? And can we stop at risk children from growing up into dangerous adult psychopaths? One of the oldest queries in psychology — nature versus nurture — asks if what makes us who we are is predisposed by […]

Stress Can Be Reduced In This Loving Manner

How people can reduce stress by sharing it with each other. 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

Office Space: When You Need More Space Than Office

“What am I doing here?” my mind raced. In an overheated cubicle with five other underemployed attorneys, frustration and disillusionment vied for supremacy. As my co-workers and I labored through the mind-numbing document review, sighs, grunts, and biting comments pierced the silence. Laboring in this […]

Psychology Around the Net: January 21, 2017

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Finally, the weekend is here. That doesn’t mean too much to me, however, considering how busy I am with work — wait. I’m not supposed to say that because… …today’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at how creativity is […]

How East and West think in profoundly different ways

Psychology has focused too much on "weird" participants in the West, explains David Robson in the top item in our latest links roundup.

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