Tag: Psychology Around the Net

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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Psychology Around the Net: June 22, 2019

Enjoy! How to Get to Sleep: Lifehacker’s podcast, The Upgrade, is calling all “insomniacs, tossers, turners, blanket hogs, disco nappers, and snooze button pushers” for their recent episode “How to Get to Sleep,” during which they spoke with experts about — you guessed it — getting a good night’s sleep with the promise of avoiding […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019

Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you actually are or that you’re “getting better.” Instead, […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 8, 2019

Enjoy! Rainbow: A First Book of Pride: This month, the American Psychological Association spotlights Rainbow: A First Book of Pride, a “must-have primer for young readers” and “sweet ode to rainbow families, and an affirming display of a parent’s love for their child and a child’s love for their parents.” Author Michael Genhart, PhD is […]

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Psychology Around the Net: June 1, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net is packed with information about exercise and anxiety (and it’s probably not what you’re expecting), the unhealthy relationship between self-worth and professional achievements, the new official definition of work-related burnout, and more. Can Working Out Make Your Anxiety Worse? Experts Weigh In: You probably associate exercise with anxiety in […]

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Psychology Around the Net: May 25, 2019

Enjoy! You Don’t Have to Monetize Your Joy: When we enjoy something, and we’re really good at it, it’s common for people to suggest we figure out how to make money at it. Turn it into a job, or a business, or find a company looking to hire someone who can do precisely what it […]

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