Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Connection Between Writing and Sleep

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/brain-waves/201801/the-connection-between-writing-and-sleep A new study (link is external) in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests an easy an effective solution: Write in a journal for five minutes before bed. But critically, what helps most is not writing about what you accomplished during the day, but writing out your to-do list for tomorrow. In

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Narcissists like fellow narcissists on Instagram

Study finds narcissists like fellow narcissists on Instagram https://t.co/beRm8ZCCiM— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) January 13, 2018 “Posting selfies is a popular activity that exemplifies narcissistic self-promotion on Instagram,” explained study author Seunga Venus Jin of Sejong University. “Narcissism is a positive indicator of willingness to take selfies and frequency of posting selfies. Why

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Mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness

Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain https://t.co/YKPZG7DJzJ— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) January 14, 2018 The new study, published in the scientific journal Neuropharmacology, found that depressed people had increased neural responses to fearful faces one day after a psilocybin-assisted therapy session, which positively predicted positive clinical

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Traps when dealing with depression

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-practice/201801/five-mistakes-people-depression-make 1) Feeling irritable is one of the main symptoms of depression for many people. Some problems that trigger repeated irritation and frustration are easily fixable. However, people with depression often go into a passive "survival" mode and don't address these issues, even though they could. 2) Difficulty sleeping is one

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Procrastination is not solved by focusing on the volitional

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201801/new-way-understand-procrastination Many psychologists have attempted to understand the causes of procrastination beginning, perhaps, with the great psychodynamic theorists. Freud related this behavior to problems stemming from poor toilet training, but the self-oriented psychodynamic theorists who followed him proposed more generally that people who procrastinate are showing signs of neurotic self-defeating behavior.

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