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Lower the Bar, Save Your Marriage

Many people marry and soon find that their spouse is annoying — not constantly of course, but more than they expected. Fairy tales and romantic novels suggest that a good marriage is an effortless, happily ever after experience, with the emphasis on effortless. Rabbi Yosef […]

Nudge theory: the psychology and ethics of persuasion - Science Weekly podcast

This week, Ian Sample explores the psychology behind ‘nudging’, its usage by governments, and some of the ethical quandaries involved Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Every day, each one of us is “nudged” by external factors and actors to change how we behave. Show More Summary

Spoiler alert: most people want to remain in the dark, finds study

Research showed most people prefer not to glimpse the future, whether for the results of a football match or to find out if their marriage will last Whether anticipating good news or bad, it turns out that most people would prefer to remain in the dark than sneak a glimpse of the future. Show More Summary

The Four Shades of Dark

People since time immemorial have been fascinated by the problem of evil; some consider it a philosophical (why does evil exist?) and religious problem (Why does god allow evil if he is omnipotent and benevolent?) while some others have taken a more scientific approach. Embed from Getty [...] Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)

How to Design a Self-Care Prescription for Depression

As a clinical psychologist, Mary Pipher, PhD, designed “healing packages” for her patients: activities, resources, and comforts to help them recover from trauma. Then, after Dr. Pipher’s book Reviving Ophelia became a runaway best-seller, she herself suffered from an episode of major depression and designed a healing […]

Resist or avoid? Sad study suggests bullying victims are on their own either way

A new study has looked at what bystanders think of bullying victims depending on whether they resist or avoid the bully. By Alex Fradera

Can Women Fight Addiction with Birth Control?

A new study suggests hormones can make women more susceptible to addiction, so could the birth control pill help with recovery? Hormonal fluctuations can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. From PMS to menopause, the ups and downs can trigger weight gain, depression, and exhaustion, […]

11 Surprising New Facts About Your Personality

22 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

People can smell your personality, helpful people have more sex, what underlies personality disorders, and 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

Why You Should Let Your Passion Die

I began my journey in personal development at age 18. I became obsessed with Tony Robbins’ seminars and audio programs. He ended each one by saying, “Live with passion.” Many of us seek passion in our relationships, work, and life itself. Being passionate is a […]

Four ways to help your students overcome impostor syndrome

Are your pupils prone to feeling like a fraud when they succeed? Try these ideas to help them realise their potential Ever felt like a fraud at work? As if at any moment, everyone else is going to realise that you’ve bluffed your way...Show More Summary

What Can I Do to Help? A Starter Kit for Effective Allyship

It is a time of turmoil and dramatic change in the United States. This is reflected in divisive executive orders, the rise in hate crimes, and hate rhetoric targeted at marginalized groups. So what can you do? This article calls on psychologists and psychologists-in-training to use their expertise and privilege to combat prejudice and discrimination […]

Episode 9: How To Get The Best From Your Team

This is Episode 9 of PsychCrunch, the podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest, sponsored by Routledge Psychology. Download here.…

Best of Our Blogs: February 21, 2017

At one point, every one will face it. Some will have to endure more than others. Some will suffer from it. Others will suffer through it. It doesn’t take grand acts of heroism and courage to survive. It simply requires getting through this moment and […]

Can we trust the Rorschach test? | Damion Searls

To its critics, it is dangerous pseudoscience. To its supporters, it offers unique insights. What is the future of this controversial psychological test? Victor Norris had reached the final round in his application for a job working with young children, but he still had to undergo a psychological evaluation. Show More Summary

Experiences Beyond the Classic 5 Stages of Grief

Human beings are complex, each with a unique experience of grief to be honored. The human experience of loss is commonly shared, no matter who you are or what status you have in the world. 11 Thoughts EVERYONE Has During The Stages Of Grief Elisabeth […]

The Natural Way To Boost Mental Wellbeing In 2 Weeks

It reduces depression and anxiety, increases happiness and leads to higher social-emotional well-being. 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

Textbook fail: Rosenhan’s classic “On Being Sane In Insane Places” covered without criticism

Of 12 abnormal psychology textbooks surveyed, half covered Rosenhan's classic study, but only two included any criticism. By Christian Jarrett

Fake news and neurobabble: how do we critically assess what we read?

With unprecedented access to news and knowledge, how do we make judgements about what we read? Neuroscience news is a case in point In an era of fake news and alternative facts, it seems as if our collective ability to critically assess information is starting to falter. Show More Summary

How to Dialogue through Successful Conflict Resolution

Relationships are hard work and in order to create healthy communication patterns, one must learn to have successful conflict resolutions. Many times you might find yourself at a communication impasse and feel increasing frustration.  It’s common to feel as though there isn’t a way around […]

Key to keeping friendships alive different for men and women, scientists say

For women, phone calls can keep long-distance friendships going, but men need to meet face-to-face, study shows Much like a long-distance romance, it can be difficult to keep the spark alive in a friendship with someone living in a different city. Show More Summary

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