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Short-term exercise boosts body image without making any physical difference
Many people find exercise adherence difficult after the first few weeks because the fun of something new has worn off, and yet their programme has yet to deliver any tangible changes in terms of body shape and weight. A new study offers a potential way to galvanise people's motivation during this tricky spell. Katherine Appleton reports that people's body image improves after just two weeks of moderate exercise, even though no physical change has yet materialised. The finding suggests a focus on body image changes could help novice exercisers enjoy early rewards during the early stages of a new programme. Appleton re...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
Research Byte: Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders:
Title: Challenging the use of adult neuropsychological models for explaining neurodevelopmental disorders: Developed versus developing brains Author(s): Karmiloff-Smith, Annette Source: QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 66 (1): 1-14 JAN 2013 IDS#: 071VB. ISSN: 1747-0218
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
Max Bazerman Speaks at HLS – Thursday!
Thursday, February 7, 12-1 p.m. Wasserstein 1015 Professor Max Bazerman (HBS) “Bounded Ethicality” Sponsor: Student Association for Law & Mind Sciences Professor Bazerman will present his recent research on ethical behavior. He argues that, in contrast to the search for the few “bad apples,” the majority of unethical events occur as the result of ordinary and predictable psychological processes. As a result, even good people engage in unethical behavior, without their own awareness, on a regular basis. Free Thai food! Learn more about Professor Bazerman’s work here. Related Situationist posts:...
Source: The Situationist - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Situationist Staff Tags: Choice Myth Events Morality SALMS Social Psychology Source Type: blogs
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A New Electrical Treatment for Depression?
When electricity and the brain are mentioned in the same sentence, your mind might immediately jump to disturbing images of people receiving huge shocks while covered in electrodes, strapped to tables. But electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment has developed considerably since the days depicted in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” A current study at JAMA Psychiatry examines a treatment called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Could this fairly new form of electrical treatment for depression really be effective — and without the negative side effects of ECT? This new treatment, w...
Source: World of Psychology - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christy Matta, MA Tags: Antidepressant Depression Disorders General Medications Psychiatry Research Treatment Adulthood brain Brunoni Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Concentration Cuckoo Cuckoo S Nest Depressed Mood Depressive Disorder Depressive S Source Type: blogs
Shame and Relapse
This study provides the first evidence that feeling shame about one’s addiction can directly promote relapses. “Treatment providers have long suspected that shame is a barrier to recovery, but this is the first time we’ve seen this link evidenced so robustly,” note Tracy and Randles. The results have clear implications for anyone who struggles with addiction or who has loved ones struggling with addiction, and it also has implications for researchers and clinicians who study emotion and addiction. The findings are also important in light of the fact that some policymakers and judges have argued f...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - February 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: 12 Step Fellowships Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholism Emotions Recovery Relapse avoid relapse recovering alcoholics shame Source Type: blogs
Article: Focus@Will says its music app boosts concentration, opens it to public beta
Focus@Will says its music app boosts concentration, opens it to public betahttp://www.engadget.com/2013/02/06/focus-will-music-service-for-concentration/Sent via Flipboard*****************************************Kevin McGrew, Phd.Educational PsychologistInstitute for Applied PsychometricsDirector IAPwww.themindhub.com*****************************************
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
How to Give The Slip to Persistent Negative Thoughts
New evidence supports a hundred-year-old technique for tackling unwanted thoughts. Have you ever said a word over and over again until it lost its meaning? It's a trick many discover in childhood which can provide the first inkling that words aren't the solid, dependable, unchanging labels they seem. Instead words start to feel slippery, open to interpretation and (whisper it) interchangeable. Anyway, it's a fun game: if you like, try it again now: say your own name over and over again out loud until it loses all meaning. This is an effect that psychologists have been studying, on and off, for at least a hundred years. The...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
European Pain School 2013, Siena, Italy
Noxious stimuli often evoke very different pain experience across subjects, as documented both by verbal report and by the observation of pain behaviour. Moreover, the same stimulus or disease condition typically yields very different pain experience in the same individual over time. "Nonspecific" conditions such as distraction, stress, anticipation and placebo, for example, can radically alter pain experience.Major advances have been made in recent years in the understanding of how brain mechanisms modulate pain experience. Generalities such as "it's psychological" have given way to the discovery of specific modulating br...
Source: Psychology of Pain - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Rethinking Your Relationship To Money
We’re all too familiar with the adage, “Money can’t buy happiness.” But according to author Laura Vanderkam, in her empowering and thoughtful book All The Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Getting and Spending, “If money can’t buy happiness, perhaps we aren’t spending it right.” Vanderkam encourages us to rethink how we view money. Rather than money being “evil or soulless” or a point of comparison, she suggests we start seeing it as a tool for “acquiring, doing, and taking care of things that bring us joy.” Let’s find out how. Financial Principles Vanderkam explains th...
Source: World of Psychology - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books General Habits Marriage and Divorce Mental Health and Wellness Money and Financial Relationships Self-Help Adage Babysitter Challenges Couples Engagement Ring Finances Financial Principles Happiness Happy Relationship Source Type: blogs
The Special Issue Spotter
We trawl the world's journals so you don't have to: Inventing the Psychosocial: Stress and Social Psychiatry (History of the Human Sciences). Sibling relationships (open-access virtual special issue from Wiley). Organisational Psychology (Journal of Applied Social Psychology). Assessment in clinical practice and research (open-access virtual issue of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology). Cyberbullying research: new perspectives and alternative methodologies (Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology). Facial Expressions (Emotion Review). Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (Computers in Human Behavio...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
IQs Corner Recent Literature of Interest: 2-5-2013
This study will illustrate its usefulness in determining what measures are related, either as evidence of validity or as a bias, to instructional effectiveness. Student responses were also compared with faculty self-evaluations, one indicator of effective teaching, in order to determine if the SAI does measure instructional effectiveness. Overall, the SAI was found to have good reliability and validity with relatively few biases and could be used to extract five distinguishable traits of instructional effectiveness.PY 2013VL 38IS 1BP 94EP 113ERPT JAU Bensoussan, L Duclos, Y Rossi-Durand, CAF Bensoussan, Laurent Duclos, Yan...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 5, 2013 Category: Neurologists Tags: recent lit Source Type: blogs
ADHD Prescriptions Without An Adequate Evaluation
The Times has a wrenching account of parents trying to save their son from Adderall abuse. If this is a subject that interests you, the entire article is worth reading. Here is Keith Conners commenting on inadequate evaluation before prescribing: Some doctors worry that A.D.H.D. questionnaires, designed to assist and standardize the gathering of a patient’s symptoms, are being used as a shortcut to diagnosis. C. Keith Conners, a longtime child psychologist who developed a popular scale similar to the...
Source: Dr. X's Free Associations - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: DrX Tags: Front Page Psychology & Psychoanalysis Source Type: blogs
Are We Over-Diagnosed and Over-Medicated?
What used to be thought of as normal grieving, a sensitive personality or an emotional reaction to an unanticipated situation seems to become more and more routinely viewed as a “mental disorder.” Once diagnosed, treatment often consists of nothing more than pill prescribing. Sometimes responses to ordinary life events can be incorrectly diagnosed as mental disorders. Let’s look at a few examples… “My husband passed away almost a year ago and I still miss him so much. There are times I feel like there’s not much purpose to my life anymore. We were married for 42 years. It’s tough to fall aslee...
Source: World of Psychology - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Linda Sapadin, Ph.D Tags: Disorders General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anti Depressants Anxiety Disorder Bereavement Committed Suicide Dominant Lifestyle Emotional Reaction Extrovert Friends Group Gatheri Source Type: blogs
Food on the Mind: 20 Surprising Insights From Food Psychology
When low-fat foods are bad, why people eat tuna eyes and fried bat, America's dysfunctional relationship with food and more... We invest food with so much meaning, and rightly so: it changes our mood, it strengthens our relationships when we eat together and food choices express who we are. But food has a dark side. We worry about eating unhealthy, about weight gain and how we can control our intake. Eating is not just pleasure; it is also about the struggle with ourselves. In the last few decades we've learnt an enormous amount about the psychology of food. Here are 20 of my favourite findings. 1. America's terrible relat...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Journal Alert: Journal of Educational Psychology - Online First Publications
APA Journal alert for: Journal of Educational Psychology Online First Publications The following articles have been published online this week before they appear in a final print and online issue of Journal of Educational Psychology: A Contextualized View on Long-Term Predictors of Academic Performance. Gut, Janine; Reimann, Giselle; Grob, Alexander doi: 10.1037/a0031503 Modeling Writing Development: Contribution of Transcription and Self-Regulation to Portuguese Students' Text Generation Quality. Limpo, Te...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 5, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
PsycCRITIQUES - Volume 58, Issue 6 is now available online
A new issue of PsycCRITIQUES is available online.If you would like subscription information, please go to http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psyccritiques/.If you have a subscription to the product and experience any access problems, please go to http://techhelp.apa.org. February 6, 2013Volume 58, Issue 6 Book Reviews1. Handbook of Psychology (2nd ed.) Author: Irving B. Weiner (Editor-in-Chief) Reviewer: Alan E. Kazdin 2. Inventing Intelligence: How America Came to Worship IQ Author: Elaine E. Castles Reviewer:...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - February 5, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
We just passed an anniversary -- on February 2, Jung At Heart turned 6. Here is the first post I made 6 years ago -- I recently ran across this powerful quote from Jung on therapy:"The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering. " -C.G. JungHow very different this view of therapy is from the current preoccupation with happiness and positive psychology! Jung understood that suffering is a part of life, that it has meaning and that to live fully is to know that suffe...
Source: Jung At Heart - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Preventing Tragedies: Time to Look Inward as Well as Outward
As we look for ways to prevent violent tragedies such as school shootings, it is not enough only to look outwardly for solutions. We also need to look within ourselves, and take personal responsibility for developing the inner resources and skills necessary for coping with life's stresses.Tags: aggression, anger, depression, responsibility, society, violence
Source: Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dr George Simon, PhD Tags: General aggression anger depression responsibility society violence Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: February 5, 2013
Just as we are our greatest enemy, our thoughts can be our biggest obstacle. The things we say to ourselves will physically and mentally drain us especially if we’re not aware of it. In a single day, a multitude of thoughts float around in our heads. What we choose to hang onto directs our day and can dictate our lives. I’m always surprised, for example, how simple miscommunication can blow up into unnecessary drama. Sometimes in an effort to preserve our ego or hide our true selves, we react defensively and emotionally. The residue can last long after the incident fades. In fact, if left unattended, it festers...
Source: World of Psychology - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs Annoyance anxiety Balloons Choices Couples doomsday Ego Fades Flu Friendship Hell Legitimate Reasons Lighter Miscommunication Multitude Natural Disasters Negativity Obstacle Poor Work Performance P Source Type: blogs
Live animals versus fancy toys - which do toddlers prefer?
Ignoring WC Fields' advice to "never work with children or animals", a team of researchers in the USA has done both at once in a research paper that compares children's interest in live animals against their interest in toys. Older children have an obvious affinity for animals, betrayed through their love of pets and zoos. That very small children share this affection for creatures is usually taken as a given, but in fact it's an issue that's been subject to surprisingly little systematic research, particularly when it comes to real live animals as opposed to mere pictures. Vanessa LoBue and her colleagues began by...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
Want an Exercise Routine That Works? 11 Questions to Ask
When I ask people what they’d like to do for their own happiness projects, they often say something like, “Exercise more regularly.” Exercise is very important for health and mood, and everyone knows this. And yet it’s often tough for people to stick to an exercise routine. I think that one mistake is to choose a form of exercise based on a) what your friend recommends, b) what kind of change to your body you want to see, or c) what is the fashionable form of exercise. It’s helpful to consider these factors, but in the end, we’re far more likely to stick with an exercise routine that suits our nature and our s...
Source: World of Psychology - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Gretchen Rubin Tags: General Habits Happiness Self-Help Competition Music Exercise Routine Exercise Work External Accountability health Lot Loud Music Meet New People Meet People Mistake Morning Person Nature Newspapers Night Person Solitud Source Type: blogs
Strategies for Common Problems That Strike Women With ADHD
This article discusses four suggestions for managing the hormonal fluctuations of menopause or perimenopause.) Social Interactions Women with ADHD also can have a hard time connecting with others. According to Tuckman in his book, people with ADHD “…know how to read social cues, but they don’t do well if they get distracted or caught up in what they are thinking or saying. They may get so absorbed in their next comment that they can barely hold it in until the other person finally stops talking. If they do blurt it out, they may be seen as self-centered or controlling because they don’t give the other person an equ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: ADHD and ADD Disorders General Self-Help Stress Treatment Women's Issues Acsw Advantage Of Technology Alarms anxiety Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adhd Car Windshield Clocks Source Type: blogs
Amy Cuddy on Body Language
Situationist friend, Amy Cuddy, delivers a fascinating TedTalk on how body language affects how others see us and on how we see ourselves. Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Related Situationist posts: The Embodied Situation of Power The Situational Power of Appearance and Posture The Situation of Imitation and Mimickry Embodied Rationality The Situation of Body Image The Magnetism of Beautiful People ...
Source: The Situationist - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Situationist Staff Tags: Embodied Cognition Emotions Situationist Sports Social Psychology Video Source Type: blogs
Will My Smartphone Help Me End The Purgatory Of My Groundhog Day Diet?
OK. So Groundhog Day was on Saturday this year, and unlike the furry little beast what I have to say each year around this time is just as good today as him looking for his shadow on Saturday. What is all this about, you are probably asking yourself? It is about an annual update that I started a couple of years ago on my blog to remind myself and those who are interested that losing weight and staying healthy is a tough slog and a major commitment which too often is not successful. Like many of you out there I am not immune to all the problems surrounding diet and trying to get weight under control. Try, try, try again and...
Source: Dr. Len's Cancer Blog - February 4, 2013 Category: Cancer Authors: Dr. Len Tags: Diet Environment Prevention Vitamins Source Type: blogs
More About Books
What was the last book that made you cry?I don't remember. Lately the books I read are not the kind that would make me cry. The last book that made you laugh?Imust be brain dead this morning because none comes to mind right now. The last book that made you furious?The Overweight Patient: A psychological Approach to Understanding and Working With Obesity. I hated this book. The author, who is a Transactional analyst, comes across as smug and know-it-all. It is a blame-the-patient book. What’s the best love story you’ve ever read?Like Water for Chocolate. Are there any psychotherapists that you think ar...
Source: Jung At Heart - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Before You Tie the Knot, Ask These 5 Questions
Moving from casual dating to a serious relationship to the final stage — getting married — is a gradual process for most people. Unlike the whirlwind marriages we read about in romance novels, for most couples it’s not a decision made quickly or lightly. Nor should it be — if one is serious about making a marriage last. But dating someone — even being engaged to them — is a lot different than marriage itself. Suddenly you’re not just sharing your lives together in the most intimate manner possible, you’re also sharing a lot of other things you may not have counted on. So bef...
Source: World of Psychology - February 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, PsyD Tags: General Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Mental Health and Wellness Relationships Women's Issues Couples Discipline Family Patterns Fertilization Followup Question Having Children Insight Intimate Manner Little Bit Men And W Source Type: blogs
NYU/NYU-Abu Dhabi: Research assistant and post-doc positions
1. Lab Manager/RA: Full-time Lab Manager position for the Marantz group at the NYU Neurolinguistics Laboratory, with responsibilities extending to the NYU Abu Dhabi Neuroscience of Language Laboratory. Initial appointment for one year, with possibility of renewal. BA/BS or MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, etc.) or computer science is required. The lab manager will be involved in all stages of execution and analysis of MEG experiments on language processing, with a concentration on auditory word recognition as modulated by the morphological structure of words. Pr...
Source: Talking Brains - February 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs
Post-Doctoral Position at Georgetown University Medical Center
The Cognitive Recovery Lab invites applications for a post-doctoral position opening immediately. The lab is directed by Dr. Peter Turkeltaub and operates across Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. We aim to improve the lives of people with cognitive and language difficulties by expanding our understanding of (1) how the brain performs language and cognitive functions, (2) how these brain systems change in the face of injury or dysfunction, and (3) how we can improve recovery. To achieve these aims we perform a range of human subjects research from basic cognitive neuroscience...
Source: Talking Brains - February 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: David Poeppel Source Type: blogs
A view from Mexico: Reforming resident work hours
Mexican medical residents have been submerged in a bygone system for decades. More than 100 work hours a week, scanty pay and psychological warfare are the everyday burden for residents in our country. You can read more about the working conditions of Mexican residents in my guest post, “The life of a medical resident in Mexico.”Continue reading ... Manage your online reputation: A complete social media guide. Read the book by KevinMD.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - February 3, 2013 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Education Residency Source Type: blogs
Healing PTSD with Pets for Vets
“Healing Power of Pets: Veteran with PTSD finds new life with dog” is a video profiling a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in the Iraq war and like many returning veterans, suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Blade, a brave, strong man, developed debilitating symptoms of PTSD including suicidal thoughts, and nearly ended his own life. Fortunately, he connected with Pets for Vets instead. They’re a 501(c) non-profit organization who rescue dogs from shelters, rehabilitate and train them to become certified psychiatric service dogs, and match them to veterans who can benefit fr...
Source: Channel N - February 3, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary anxiety brain dog pets psychology ptsd service dog therapy treatment vets video Source Type: blogs
A Shocking Myth About Happiness
I am almost finished reading a fascinating book written by psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky called ‘The Myths Of Happiness‘. (al) Any book that ruthlessly attacks self development myths is always going to grab my attention especially if its claims are supported by hard scientific data. In ‘70 Amazing Facts About Your Brain‘ I talk a lot about cognitive biases or blind spots in our thinking and how important it is to recognize them. It seems Lyobomirsky has helped uncover a blind spot of biblical proportions (prior research had been done with similar conclusions), and brought it into the full g...
Source: Life Coach Blog: The Discomfort Zone : - February 3, 2013 Category: Life Coaches Authors: Tim Brownson Tags: Life Coaching cognitive biases happiness happy lyuobomirsky parenting Source Type: blogs
States Focus on Mental Illness + Guns in New Laws
As though a new law would prevent violence, state legislatures across the country are “doing something” about gun violence. The only problem is their focus has been on mental illness, when most murders have little connection with mental illness, and most deaths by guns are not committed by someone with a mental illness. But it sure makes a legislature feel good about themselves, doesn’t it? “Hey, look, we’re doing something. We’re going to keep guns out of the hands of those crazies.” Such laws won’t even make a dent in the annual murder rate in the U.S. And at the same time ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, PsyD Tags: General Policy and Advocacy Psychology Violence and Aggression Article Focus Constitutio Criminal Behavior Deaths discrimination Gun Homicides Gun Violence Guns Handguns Killings Labels Legislators Mental Health Experts M Source Type: blogs
Creating an Environment That Nurtures Your Creativity
If you’re a photographer, your most important environment might be the great outdoors. If you’re a writer, you might prefer coffee shops or libraries for weaving your stories. If you’re an artist, you might have an entire garage dedicated to painting or sculpting. Or maybe you don’t have a hub but several spaces where your creativity blossoms. Your environment is a precious resource — among many — for cultivating creativity. What you surround yourself with and consume can ignite your imagination (or stifle it). We asked several writers and artists who regularly nurture their creativity to share what e...
Source: World of Psychology - February 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Creativity General Industrial and Workplace Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Blossoms Bridging The Gap Co Founder Coffee Shops Corner Desk Creative Process Dishes Environment Grattan Great Outdoors Nikki Precious Resour Source Type: blogs
A Brighter Day Forebodes Even Brighter Tomorrows…
I feel much better today both physically, mentally, and psychologically. Yesterday was a very, very tough day in the annals of my mental illness. I took several Clonopin, crawled into the bed, and slept for the rest of the day and all through the night. I couldn’t find contentment or enjoyment out of anything beforehand. I was just a miserable old soul wandering around this little house with Maggie in tow worried about me and my abnormal behavior. Mom still buys me lots of Chef Boyardee which is a comfort food to me. She keeps a supply of them in case I run out of food before grocery day. I just knocke...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - February 3, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs
Common Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics
ACOA's often have inner shadows of early life Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) refers to individuals who have grown up in a dysfunctional family as a result of their parents or caretakers alcoholism. Each ACOA finds they often have common characteristics in adulthood as the result of their childhood and upbringing, often including alcohol or drug abuse themselves. These traits can also be found in other dysfunctional families that include drug addiction, compulsive gamblers, or workaholism. The condition is often referred to as co-dependency as the sufferer usually needs a person dependent or addicted to alcohol or ...
Source: Recovery Is Sexy.com - February 2, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sparrow Tags: 12 Step Fellowships Addictions Adult Children of Alcoholics Al-anon Alcoholism Codependency Drugs Emotions Family Gambling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Psychological Illness Relationships acoa characteristics in adulthood dysfuncti Source Type: blogs
Abstaining May Be Easier Than You Think
I’ve written a lot about abstainers vs. moderators. In a nutshell, the difference is: abstainers find it easier to resist temptation by giving up something altogether, while moderators find it easier to indulge in moderation. I’m an abstainer. I find it very easy to give something up, but I drive myself crazy when I try to indulge in a limited way. I wear myself out with “Does this count?” “Today, tomorrow?” “Just one more.” Every time I write about the subject, I hear from abstainers and moderators alike, and I talk to my friends about this issue all the time (I’m a bit of a happiness bore, I confess...
Source: World of Psychology - February 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Gretchen Rubin Tags: General Habits Happiness Psychology Self-Help Abstainer Astonishment Conclusion Free French French Fries Friends Many People Moderation Nutshell Sounds Temptation Today Tomorrow Source Type: blogs
February is Eating Disorders Awareness Month
February is Eating Disorders Awareness month in Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States. Eating disorders result from an interplay of genetic, social and psychological factors. Some of the most common symptoms involve self-critical beliefs, negative feelings about one's body weight, conflictual thoughts about food, and eating habits that disrupt normal body functioning. Eating Disorders can range from mild, moderate to severe - and interfere with daily life activities.Types of Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa~ Essentially self-starvation, this disorder involves a refusal to maintain a mini...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - February 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Tags: awareness days eating disorders Source Type: blogs
Does Romance Have to Die in Your Long-Term Relationship?
This guest article from YourTango was written by Teresa Maples. Have you settled for companionship in your would-be romantic relationship? Companionship is when you exist in the same home but spend very little time together, and neither of you is particularly satisfied. Take the stereotypical man-watching-football-while-his-wife-cleans-the-house scenario. She resents that he gets to relax while she slaves to keep the home clean. She complains about him watching football and not helping around the house. He becomes angry and they either argue or physically go to separate rooms to get away from each other. Does this sound fa...
Source: World of Psychology - February 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: YourTango Experts Tags: General Mental Health and Wellness Relationships YourTango All The Trimmings Behavioral Patterns Companionship Desperation Emotional Connection Fear Of Abandonment Guest Article Intention Licensed Mental Health Little Time Long Source Type: blogs
Being Friends with an Ex-Boyfriend or Ex-Girlfriend
Whether you can be friends with an ex tends to be determined by the two people once involved in the relationship. But as with anything else, there are some expert opinions on the matter. Susan J. Elliot, author, relationship coach, counselor and speaker/ presenter, wrote an article on the subject that was featured last year on the Huffington Post. Elliot stresses that even after an amicable breakup, it’s extremely difficult to be friends, at least initially. The bond of the couple needs to break and sifting through the emotional aftermath takes time in order to efficiently heal. “Each needs to deal with the breakup in ...
Source: World of Psychology - February 2, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lauren Suval Tags: Anger Friends General Grief and Loss Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Mental Health and Wellness Relationships Self-Esteem Self-Help Sexuality Women's Issues Ashley Atmosphere Being Friends Boyfriends Coach Counselor Emo Source Type: blogs
Congratulations, Dr. Anne Treisman, Psychologist
A recipient of the US National Medal of Science. Announced in December, the ceremony was held today. White House release
Source: BrainBlog - February 1, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
8 Tips For Approaching Pet Peeves In Your Relationship
“Little things can eventually erode your relationship,” said Christina Steinorth, MFT, a psychotherapist and author of Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships. She likened the damage to water trickling down a stone. A few drips won’t leave a mark. But over time the water “will leave a dent and break that stone.” Over time how you feel about a pet peeve, or irritating behavior, can build and balloon. Not washing the dishes becomes you don’t appreciate me. Silly comments in public become you’re disrespecting me. But there are some simple ways you can deal with these pet peeves before the...
Source: World of Psychology - February 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Anger General Habits Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Relationships Self-Help Women's Issues Better Relationships Christina Steinorth Co Workers Counseling Cue Cards Cue Tips Dishes Fingers Gender Difference Names Part Source Type: blogs
Best of Our Blogs: February 1, 2013
It took hearing it from an acquaintance’s mouth for me to really get it. “You like to control things,” she said. I couldn’t pretend I didn’t hear nor could I pretend that it didn’t bother me to hear it. Her honesty forced me to make a decision. I could accept myself as controlling or attempt to resist or hide it. I chose the former. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but I knew that the path of self-acceptance always leads to greater self-understanding, self-esteem and compassion. It’s fighting and denying who we are that’s painful. The funny thing is most people will eventua...
Source: World of Psychology - February 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A. Tags: Best of Our Blogs 12 Steps Acquaintance anxiety Birds And Bees Challenges Changes In My Life Compassion Confrontation Courage Current State Depression Doorway Ears Feelings Funny Thing Honesty Life Changes Mental Illnes Source Type: blogs
Feb 1, Forensic Psychology Advertising Opportunities
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Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - February 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week: 1. Entire catalogue of psych journals from Taylor & Francis is free to access now through to end of Feb. 2. Wray Herbert reports on an intriguing and troubling new study on inattentional blindness - 83 per cent of radiologists failed to noticed a gorilla on the lung (yes, gorilla). 3. February's Psychologist magazine is out now and includes a fascinating free article on the benefits that can arise from brain injury (see also). 4. "Psychology may be simultaneously at the highest and lowest point in its history" The huma...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - February 1, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
The #1 Psychology Blog of 2012
We are happy to report that Best Online Psychology Schools just published their top 30 psychology blogs of 2012, and placed The Situationist at #1. The broad field of psychology has numerous approaches, methods, and theories–some say as many of each as there are practitioners. There are numerous high quality blogs operated by psychology professionals from every facet of the field. This list consists of thirty of the most prominent blogs on the topics of psychology and the closely related field of neuroscience. The neuroscience blogs all have a psychology bent to them, explaining the relationship between the inner working...
Source: The Situationist - January 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Situationist Staff Tags: Awards Social Psychology Source Type: blogs
Why Girls Fall for Bad Boys
Sometimes, the nice guys out there may have a disadvantage when it comes to the opposite sex. Why? Girls often initially flock to the guys who aren’t the most courteous or kind. This may happen because girls are frequently told early in childhood that if a guy teases or berates, it’s because he actually feels quite the opposite — he’s acting mean because he’s interested. And with that, a spark is ignited. Girls misread certain unfriendly vibes as interest, and therefore yearn to track down their attention. A 2008 article, “Why Nice Guys Finish Last,” discusses the positive side of negative traits s...
Source: World of Psychology - January 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Lauren Suval Tags: College General Marriage and Divorce Men's Issues Personality Psychology Relationships Self-Esteem Sexuality Women's Issues Bad Boy Bad Boys Building Trust Callousness Empathy Fast Cars Grayson Impulsivity Intimacy Ki Source Type: blogs
Sway: The Psychology of Indecision
Undecided? Moving from side-to-side may be a sign that we're working through the decision. A lot of stuff in life provokes that feeling of ambivalence where we can't quite decide which way to go. Both sides of an argument are persuasive or both plans for the weekend are equally attractive. We lean one way, then the other. We feel ourselves wavering or saying: "Well, on the one hand...but on the other hand..." Our minds are metaphorically wavering but do we perhaps also physically enact being torn between two decisions or two points of view? A new study by Schneider et al. (2013) has tested this out using a fiendishly simpl...
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - January 31, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Journal Alert - JOURNAL OF ATTENTION DISORDERS
Conclusion: Current findings support > further examination of nonmedical stimulant use among other college > student subpopulations (i.e., athletic teams, honor societies, residence > halls). In addition, there is a strong need to develop research-based > intervention and preventive measures that target college populations > identified as being at risk for nonmedical stimulant use. (J. of Att. > Dis. 2013; 17(2) 87-97) > > ======================================================================== > > > *Pages: 98-101 (Review) > *View Full Record: http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gatewa...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - January 31, 2013 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs