Tag: Brain and Behavior

Turbocharge Your Brain 

We live in a very left-brained world in which the majority of our thinking is done with our rational minds without much conscious input from our right brains. This is useful for productivity, but it is not adequate for having a well-rounded life. For instance, developing quality relationships with family, friends, and coworkers requires help […]

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The Psychology of Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias, also referred to as myside bias, exists in our everyday decisions. We primarily rely on evidence that supports our opinions and beliefs, and disregard anything contrary to those beliefs. This bias can emerge in a number of different ways: How we search for & find information How a person searches for information can […]

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Feeling Sad After Sex? Postcoital Dysphoria & Symptoms

Postcoital dysphoria is characterized by “inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, and/or irritability” according to the new research (Burri & Hilpert, in press). According to prior research, men appear to experience these feelings more regularly than women — 3-4% of men say they feel sad or irritable after sex, compared to 2% of women (Bird et […]

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GeneSight Test: No Significant Results? Try a Different Research Measure

In early 2019, Myriad Genetics, makers of the GeneSight Psychotropic test, had the results of a study they funded published (Greden et al., 2019). This is referred to as the GUIDED study — Genomics Used to Improve DEpression Decisions. The primary measure used in that study — the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-17 (HAM-D17) — showed […]

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