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Whether you snack or not is more about the presence of temptation than your willpower

The results demonstrate that snacking is largely guided by momentary cues, the researchers said. By Christian Jarrett

Do You Talk to Strangers?

Most of us were admonished as children not to talk to strangers, for fear of kidnapping, or worse. Although the intention behind the directive is admirable and may seem like responsible parenting, it might set a child up for unnecessary hesitation to meet new people […]

How to Chase Away Your Summertime Blues

Does your stomach turn when the thought of summer begins? Do you feel lonely, sad, or depressed in the summer months? Is it hard for you to plan a vacation, or get some good shut eye? If so, don’t feel bad, because you are not […]

7 Essentials for Parents of Kids with OCD

Looking back to what I now know suggests that my 3 1/2 year old son’s long lasting temper tantrums may have been an indication that something was up. I just didn’t know what it was and wasn’t sure how to become better informed. All I […]

Top 3 Signs People Are Falling Out Of Love

17 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

What makes people stay in relationships and what makes them want to leave? • 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

Bullying Isn’t Just ‘Child’s Play’

My name is Gabe Howard and I’m forty years old. I’m outgoing and charismatic, and I make my living as a writer and speaker. Despite a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, my adult life is stable and I’m content. When it comes to my childhood, many […]

REPOST: What Students Should Know About Sports Psychology From A Specialist In The Field

This interview with Dr. Jamie Shapiro, an Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of the Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver was originally...Show More Summary

Psychologist sues California prisons over anti-LGBT harassment

Housing unit at Vacaville Prisons are not known as bastions of healing energy. One of the challenges faced by prison clinicians in the violent and hypermasculine culture of prison is how to uphold their professional ethics when they witness abuse of prisoners by staff. Show More Summary

There is no such thing as the true self, but it’s still a useful psychological concept

The notion of a true self, hidden from view, borders on the superstitious, according to psychologists and philosophers at Yale University. By Christian Jarrett

Best of Our Blogs: August 22, 2017

There’s one thing I’ve been doing lately that has made me feel inspired, motivated and less alone while getting through the ups and downs of life as a stay at home mom. It’s returned “me” time and is an important part of my self-care. If […]

You Always Have Value — Here’s How to Nurture It

“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” – Wayne Dyer Plumbing the depths […]

The Personality Trait That’s Unexpectedly Sexy To Both Men And Women

New study reveals the personality trait that is attractive to both sexes. • 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

Therapist Grief

As a therapist, many people come in with issues with grief. For years I have tried to help clients figure out the well know Elisabeth Kubler Ross Stages of Grief and what stage in their grief they are in: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. […]

Trans men show unusual connectivity patterns in brain networks involved in self perception

The researchers say they may have uncovered a neurobiological correlate of gender dysphoria. By Christian Jarrett

What if You Suspect Emotional Infidelity?

Emotional infidelity can be as heartbreaking for the betrayed partner as a physical affair. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s going on when your spouse assures you that a relationship with a friend, coworker, or social media acquaintance is innocent. But if you are concerned […]

When Procrastination is Persistent, Pervasive and Pointless

Sure we all procrastinate sometimes. Why not? Let’s see, shall I spend the evening doing mind-numbing clean-up chores or enjoy a good time with my friends? Shall I do tedious paperwork or plop down on the couch and watch my favorite show? It’s never been […]

Women are flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn’t take them seriously - Quartz

The wellness movement is having a moment. The more luxurious aspects of it were on full display last weekend at the inaugural summitof Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop, from crystal therapy to $66 jade eggs meant to be worn in the vagina. Show More Summary

Here’s How to Stop Being a Prisoner of Regret

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” — Rick Warren Regret — whether for things that you have done or things that you had no control over — can keep you frozen in the past, unable to […]

Internet Therapy for Children with OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is condition that affects about 2.2 million Americans and 750,000 people in the UK. It has two key features: thoughts that repeat themselves over and over again (called obsessive thoughts) and feeling that the person must do certain actions repeatedly (compulsions). The […]

Borderline Personality Disorder: 8 Classic Signs You Should Know

How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder. • 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

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