Saturday, October 20, 2018
Supporting Men > Psychology (Page 14)

Why (Smart) People Do Dumb Things

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/valley-girl-brain/201801/3-reasons-why-smart-people-do-dumb-things For a real-world example, look at the difference between climate change believers and deniers. Most of the scientific community (97 percent) strongly believe climate change is a real threat to the environment, citing measurable data points, including increased CO2 in the atmosphere, droughts, temperatures, and sea surface temperatures. Meanwhile, as

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None of the kids who watched the movie clip without guns ever pulled the trigger.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-baby-scientist/201801/violent-media-and-aggressive-behavior-in-children About 83 percent of the kids in the study found the gun, and most of them played with it. Of the kids who found it, 27 percent immediately gave it to the experimenter and the experimenter took it out of the room. Of the remaining 58 percent of kids who

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Stimulating the problem-solving center seemed to protect from worst effects of anxiety

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/neuronarrative/201801/problem-solving-buffers-the-brain-against-anxiety The research team assessed a group of 120 participants to find out which were most at-risk in terms of responding to anxiety triggers. Peoples' brains most prone to anxiety tend to display a bigger response to threats and a lower response to rewards, so researchers exposed participants to stimuli designed

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Increasing societal awareness and acceptance of gender diversity

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11977601 Published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, the study showed further increases in referrals for people under the age of 30, as well as a growing proportion of people requesting female-to-male therapy - to the point it was nearing the number requesting male-to-female therapy. "It represents a rapid change in

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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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