Psychology-Psychiatry

Connecticut School Massacre: How Could This Tragedy Happen?

Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Connecticut School Massacre: How Could This Tragedy Happen?

A shooting in an elementary school is horrific and unjustifiable and leaves many feeling puzzled.  The answers sought after hit to some of the most fundamental questions plaguing society since Babylon.  The most pertinent involve an explanation of the mechanism.  How?  How could this happen?  How could someone do this?  Why would they do it? […]

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Study: About A Third Of People Have A Fundamental Desire To Manipulate Others

Posted by on December 6, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Study: About A Third Of People Have A Fundamental Desire To Manipulate Others

A recent paper from Abdolkarim Sadrieh and Marina Schröder of the Otto von Guericke University found, based on experiments where participants control what others receive, that the population splits neatly into thirds. About one third try to make the most for themselves, another third are altruistic, and the final third, as the authors put it, have a “desire to influence others.”

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Study: Stress Causes Brain To Shrink

Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 0 Comments
Study: Stress Causes Brain To Shrink

A new study has found that living a stressful life may lead to shrinking in important parts of the brain.

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Psychology Uncovers Sex Appeal of Dark Personalities

Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Psychology Uncovers Sex Appeal of Dark Personalities

Nicholas Holtzman and Michael Strube of Washington University in St. Louis were interested in looking at the relationship between physical attractiveness and people’s tendencies towards narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism. They wanted to find out whether these three traits, referred to as the “dark triad,” are associated with a greater ability to successfully enhance one’s physical appearance.

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7 Ways to Lift You from Depression

Written by on October 22, 2012 in Happiness & Humor, Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
7 Ways to Lift You from Depression

We all have our dark moments, but what can we do to get ourselves back on track besides stuff our faces with choco-licious treats or sumptuously sipping at a glass of merlot? Gratitude is important and heart-centered living is the future. So with this in mind, how do we expand our feelings of love and gratitude?

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Bombshell: Psychiatrists Now Drugging Children In Poor Neighborhoods For “Social Justice”

Posted by on October 14, 2012 in Big Pharma, CDC & FDA, Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Bombshell: Psychiatrists Now Drugging Children In Poor Neighborhoods For “Social Justice”

The whole basis for this “social justice” program in low-income communities—that the ADHD drugs will improve school performance of kids and “level the playing field,” so they can compete academically with children from wealthier families—this whole program is based on a lie to begin with. Meddling with the brains of children via these chemicals constitutes criminal assault, and it’s time it was recognized for what it is.

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People Merge Supernatural and Scientific Beliefs When Reasoning With the Unknown, Study Shows

Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
People Merge Supernatural and Scientific Beliefs When Reasoning With the Unknown, Study Shows

(ScienceDaily) Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death and illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the June issue of Child Development, offers new insight into developmental learning. “As children assimilate cultural concepts […]

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Dont Get Mad, Get Creative: Social Rejection Can Fuel Imaginative Thinking, Study Shows

Posted by on August 27, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Dont Get Mad, Get Creative: Social Rejection Can Fuel Imaginative Thinking, Study Shows

(ScienceDaily.com) It’s not just in movies where nerds get their revenge. A study by a Johns Hopkins University business professor finds that social rejection can inspire imaginative thinking, particularly in individuals with a strong sense of their own independence. “For people who already feel separate from the crowd, social rejection can be a form of […]

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Psychologist Carl Jung on Spirituality

Posted by on August 3, 2012 in Conscious Evolution, Psychology-Psychiatry, Religion with 0 Comments
Psychologist Carl Jung on Spirituality

Carl Jung’s work on himself and his patients convinced him that life has a spiritual purpose beyond material goals. Our main task, he believed, is to discover and fulfill our deep innate potential. Based on his study of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, Taoism, and other traditions, Jung believed that this journey of transformation, which he called individuation, is at the mystical heart of all religions.

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Basic Steps to Your Emotional Freedom: Learn the Simple and Powerful EFT Healing Method

Basic Steps to Your Emotional Freedom: Learn the Simple and Powerful EFT Healing Method

(Mercola.com) What is the Emotional Freedom Technique? The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique I routinely use in my practice and most highly recommend to optimize your emotional health. Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing – no matter how devoted […]

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There Are Over 700 MILLION Clinical Psychopaths On Planet Earth: Now How On Earth Can We Deal With Them?

Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
There Are Over 700 MILLION Clinical Psychopaths On Planet Earth: Now How On Earth Can We Deal With Them?

By Joe Brewer (AlterNet) Did you know that roughly one person in a hundred is clinically a psychopath? These individuals are either born with an emotional deficiency that keeps them from feeling bad about hurting others, or they are traumatized early in life in a manner that causes them to become this way. With more […]

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Ouija Board Helps Psychologists Probe the Subconscious

Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Ouija Board Helps Psychologists Probe the Subconscious

Beloved of spiritualists and bored teenagers on a dare, the Ouija board has long been a source of entertainment, mystery and sometimes downright spookiness. Now it could shine a light on the secrets of the unconscious mind.

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Eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can rewire the brain and control depression symptoms

Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Meditation, Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can rewire the brain and control depression symptoms

Is it possible to sort of “rewire” your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some “mindfulness meditation.” According to a study report produced by a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers, an eight-week program called mindfulness meditation was able to make measurable changes in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. The study is the first to document meditation-created changes to the brain.

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