Monday, January 21, 2019
Supporting Men > Psychology

When you should speak up, and when you should stand up.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/109926000/a-mans-guide-to-not-being-part-of-the-metoo-problem I could see it was being driven by another middle-aged guy, a beard and sunnies masking his face - yeah, we could have been brothers. With the way now safe, I accelerated, slowly. I won't pretend on some level I wasn't fuming - what if he hadn't stopped and I hadn't

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The Myth of Toxic Maculinity

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/toxic-masculinity-fake-male-insecurity/ “Toxic masculinity is more of a sign of lack of self-worth and self-respect,” psychotherapist Hanalei Vierra, who’s counseled men for over three decades, told Fatherly. “Underneath all that instability and anger is a wounded little boy who was never taught to value his authentic and genuine experience of himself.” “It matters less what

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They’re just not that into music.

https://www.inverse.com/article/49563-why-some-people-love-music-and-others-don-t But in a study published today in Current Biology, Spanish and Canadian researchers report on a group of “music anhedonics” — literally, those who do not enjoy music. This is an intriguing phenomenon, and we presume very rare. Importantly, these people are not “amusic” — an affliction that often results from acquired

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Huffington Post – Help Your Children Handle Stress And Anxiety

  It’s hard for anyone to deal with stress and anxiety, but it’s especially hard for children. Michele Kambolis, a clinical therapist and author, joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani to discuss effective methods to help children deal with their stress and anxiety. “The first line of attack normally is medication, but yet

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We evolved to experience social rejection in the same way as physical pain.

http://theconversation.com/loneliness-on-its-way-to-becoming-britains-most-lethal-condition-94775 Analysis of 300,000 people in 148 studies found that loneliness is associated with a 50% increase in mortality from any cause. This makes it comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and more dangerous than obesity. As the lead researcher of the analysis, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, comments: Loneliness significantly increases risk for premature

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Hugs improve a bad day

https://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-hugs-make-us-feel-good-according-science-interpersonal-touch-psychological-stress-social-conflict To investigate this more generalised aspect of hugging, a team led by psychologist Michael Murphy from Carnegie Mellon University studied 404 healthy adult men and women, who were interviewed every evening by phone for 14 consecutive days. During the interviews, volunteers were asked to discuss their experiences of social conflict during

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Beware pseudo-scientific psychotherapy

https://www.thedailybeast.com/gina-loudon-trumps-pseudo-psychologist-says-kavanaugh-accuser-imagined-alleged-assault Gina Loudon, the self-proclaimed psychology expert without a psychology Ph.D. or license, is at it again. The TV personality—who said she used “science” to determine President Trump is “the most sound-minded” commander in chief in history—is now weighing in on the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of

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Men who participate in religious activities less likely engage sexually aggressive behaviors

Religiosity linked to reduced sexual aggression and coercion in college men, study finds https://t.co/sjFnsZT41d— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) July 29, 2018 New research provides evidence that college men who frequently participant in religious activities are less likely to engage in sexually aggressive and coercive behaviors. The findings appear in the Journal for the

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