Tag: Psychology Around the Net

Psychology Around the Net: November 9, 2019

To Learn Best, Psychologists Say You Need to Fail 15% of the Time: “The 85% Rule” states we do our best learning when we only get it right 85% of the time; if we fail 15% of the time, we’re learning our fastest. Says Robert Wilson, Ph.D., a cognitive scientist with the University of Arizona: […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 2, 2019

How Nightmares Could Be Good for Your Mental Health: Typically, we don’t view nightmares as pleasant experiences, but they might be positive ones. Well, have positive benefits, that is. Research shows that nightmares can help relieve stress, offer insight into our suppressed emotions, and prepare us for real-life threats. According to Harvard University’s Dr. Deirdre […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 26, 2019

However, not everyone reacts the same way to the changing seasons, and this week we’re going to look at ways to stay balanced during seasonal changes. Why don’t we throw in some news on recent studies on youth contact sports and mental health, behaviors that identify emotional cheating, what happens when you start going through […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 19, 2019

Psychiatrist Explains What ‘Joker’ Gets Wrong About Mental Illness: Even if you haven’t seen it, you’re probably aware that Joker, the psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, has a lot of people talking about mental illness. Dr Ziv Cohen, a criminal psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Cornell […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 12, 2019

New Psychology Research Has Linked Death Anxiety to Bedtime Procrastination: A new study published in The Journal of General Psychology suggests “death anxiety” is a predictor of bedtime procrastination in males. After surveying 229 Turkish participants about their attitudes about death, sleeping behaviors, and self-control, researchers found that men who are bothered by their own […]

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Psychology Around the Net: October 5, 2019

New Psychology Research Links Conservative Music, But Not Rebellious Music, to Maladaptive Personality Traits: According to new research published in Psychology of Music, intense and rebellious music genres — like heavy metal and rap — doesn’t seem to be linked to maladaptive personality traits; however, the research did show some “modest links” between certain other […]

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Psychology Around the Net: September 28, 2019

Stressed Out: Americans Making Themselves Sick Over Politics: Surely this comes as a surprise to no one. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reports that nearly 40% of survey participants says politics is stressing them out; 4% said they’ve had suicidal thoughts related to politics. One in five participants report losing sleep over politics, […]

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Psychology Around the Net: September 21, 2019

Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Fell Short of Mental Health Goals: Mayor’s Report: The mayor’s annual performance review of city agencies was just released and it highlights ThriveNYC’s shortcomings. ThriveNYC, the $1 billion “mental health first aid” program spearheaded by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray, included eight-hour seminars to teach people how to identify […]

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Psychology Around the Net: September 14, 2019

Substance Use in the Food Service Industry: The American Addiction Centers recently conducted a survey that sheds some light on substance use among workers in the food service industry, an industry that is often stereotyped for drug and alcohol use. Among some of the findings: 10% of workers report they work while under the influence […]

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Psychology Around the Net: September 7, 2019

Enjoy! Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Halsey & More to Participate in ‘I’m Listening’ Mental Health Awareness Radio Special: To kick off National Suicide Prevention Week, music and sports stars including Lizzo, Tegan and Sara, Blink-182, Halsey, Disturbed, and Shawn Mendes — as well as a number of mental health professionals and first responders — will participate […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 31, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net offers some tips for letting go of unhealthy relationships, a trick for arguing without fighting, one doctor’s commentary on biological psychiatry, and more. Read up, then go enjoy the holiday! Workers Are Afraid to Take a Mental Health Day: Ryan Bonnici, chief marketing officer of G2 and a board […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 17, 2019

Dive in! How to Fight Mental Illness Stigma at College With Fun: According to a new study out of Indiana University, students who take part in enjoyable, peer-directed activities that address mental illness are less likely to stigmatize people with the conditions. Researchers surveyed a single graduating class throughout their college years, as well as […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 10, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers new research on dark chocolate and depression, how to find a balance between mindfulness and technology, why clinging to feel-good beliefs isn’t actually good, and more! Is There a Link Between Dark Chocolate and Depression? According to the findings of a survey-based study recently published in Depression & […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 3, 2019

Enjoy! Screen Time Might not Be as Bad for Mental Health as We Thought: Isn’t it starting to feel like there’s going to be as many conflicting reports on screen time and mental health as there is for marijuana and mental health? Surely it’s not just me. Now on the reports of the negative mental […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 27, 2019

Brains Work in Sync During Music Therapy: New research out of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) demonstrates that, during a music therapy session, the brains of the patient and the therapist become synchronised (say what?!). The study used a procedure called “hyperscanning,” which records the activity of two brains (at the same time). This is the […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 20, 2019

People With Mental Health Disorders Amend the Descriptions: What would happen if input from people who actually deal with mental health disorders on a daily basis was taken into consideration when it comes to the diagnostic guidelines describing said disorders? A new study set out to explore just that. Researchers from the United States and […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 13, 2019

Dive into this week’s Psychology Around the Net where you’ll find all that and more! 10 Insanely Popular Ways to Weaken Your Self-Confidence: To the approval-seekers, the excuse-makers, the second-guessers: this one’s for you. Women Who Stop Drinking Alcohol Improve Mental Health: Researchers studied the drinking habits and self-reported mental health of more than 31,000 […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 6, 2019

Why People Are Turning to Instagram for Therapy and Mental Health Needs: Psychotherapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry says “Insta-therapy isn’t providing adequate care” and that “the advice and quotes are for a short-term kind of issue,” which is true. On the flip side, Lisa A. Olivera, a therapist in the Bay area who launched her […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 29, 2019

How to Respond to Teens’ ‘Emotional Eruptions’: During a panel hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic earlier this week, clinical psychologist and author Lisa Damour explained that the same parents who calmly reassure their toddlers they’re going to be fine after skinning their knees often forget to offer the same reassurance to their […]

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