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May 03, 2015

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6:12 AM | Building Ultron: The Rise of Rogue AI
The advent of machines that think raises questions about what they will think about, and how they will feel about us.

May 02, 2015

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9:23 PM | Positive Psychology and Happiness
  The field of psychology has primarily been concerned with the 4Ds: disease, dysfunction, disorder, and disability (Scott Miller & Barry Duncan). For example, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (the classification system for mental illness in North America) grows with … Continue reading →
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9:23 PM | Positive Psychology and Happiness
  The field of psychology has primarily been concerned with the 4Ds: disease, dysfunction, disorder, and disability (Scott Miller & Barry Duncan). For example, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (the classification system for mental illness in North America) grows with … Continue reading →
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6:30 PM | Scientists Boost Creativity through Brain Stimulation
In the early 1920s, the inventor of the electroencephalogram discovered “alpha waves” which were a specific type of neural oscillation. Scientists later connected these alpha waves to creativity in humans, leading us to today. A recent study in Cortex journal detailed how attaching electrodes to the scalp … READ MORE
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6:25 PM | It Is What It Is
When I told my dad how upset I was that I had not been accepted into the college of my choice, he looked up at me and replied, “It is what it is, honey.” I looked at him in disbelief. “Are you serious? Is that […]
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5:56 PM | Reminders for the Days You Need Extra Self-Care
Sometimes when we need extra self-care because we’re absolutely exhausted or struggling with something difficult, we get down on ourselves. We think about all the things we “should” be. We […]
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5:43 PM | Heisenberg Uncertainty and the Baltimore Riots
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4:19 PM | What Does It Mean to Let Go?
In this human life we get our share of joys and our share of sorrows. The brain is wired to hang onto the fears and sorrows more than the joys […]
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2:25 PM | What If Our Universe Is a Giant Two-Dimensional Hologram?
What if a perceived 3D concept is a universe inside a two-dimensional hologram? This theory is popular, to say the least. The Holographic Principle Holograms are beyond intriguing. With holograms, what seems to be 3D is only a 2D illusion. For instance, credit cards and bank notes … READ MORE
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2:05 PM | Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind’s ‘Sense of Place’
Out-of-body illusion created in the lab reveals how we know where we are. » Continue reading: Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind’s ‘Sense of Place’ » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Extroverts Come In Two Different Types, Brain Scans Reveal Brain Scans Reveal Why Up To One in Six People Get SAD in Winter Brain Scans Can Predict The Best Type of Depression Treatment For an Individual The Body […]
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2:02 PM | Join Us: Global Day for Hope #HOPE2015
Today is the Global Day for Hope (#HOPE2015). The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is hosting this international virtual event to share support and help raise awareness for depression and its treatment. With over 350 million people worldwide affected by this […]
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10:30 AM | Psychology Around the Net: May 2, 2015
Learn about mindfulness and depression, how to gauge your emotional intelligence, ways to become happier, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Mindfulness May Be as Good as Meds for Staving Off Depression: One study suggests mindfulness may be as good as depression […]
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8:05 AM | ¿Cómo evitar que mi hijo sea un delincuente?: La relación entre la crianza y la delincuencia
Quizás uno de los temores más grandes que pueda tener los padres es el hecho de que su hijo se vuelva un delincuente. Ciertamente ellos hacen todo lo posible para tener hijos respetuosos, productivos y valiosos para la sociedad. Y cada vez es más común adjudicarles la responsabilidad a los padres por los comportamientos antisociales de sus hijos, especialmente cuando más pequeños son. Incluso en algunas ciudades de los padres pueden recibir castigos o […]

Baumrind, D. (1971). Current patterns of parental authority., Developmental Psychology, 4 (1, Pt.2) 1-103. DOI: 10.1037/h0030372

Bessant, J. & Hil, R. (1998). Parenting on trial: state wards’ and governments’ accountability in australia, Journal of Criminal Justice, 26 (2) 145-157. DOI: 10.1016/S0047-2352(97)00076-7

Dundes, L. (1994). Punishing parents to deter delinquency: A realistic remedy., American Journal of Police, 13 (4) 113-133. Other:

Hoeve, M., Dubas, J., Eichelsheim, V., van der Laan, P., Smeenk, W. & Gerris, J. (2009). The Relationship Between Parenting and Delinquency: A Meta-analysis., Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology., 37 (6) 749-775. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-009-9310-8

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8:05 AM | ¿Cómo evitar que mi hijo sea un delincuente?: La relación entre la crianza y la delincuencia
Quizás uno de los temores más grandes que pueda tener los padres es el hecho de que su hijo se vuelva un delincuente. Ciertamente ellos hacen todo lo posible para tener hijos respetuosos, productivos y valiosos para la sociedad. Y cada vez es más común adjudicarles la responsabilidad a los padres por los comportamientos antisociales de sus hijos, especialmente cuando más pequeños son. Incluso en algunas ciudades de los padres pueden recibir castigos o […]

Baumrind, D. (1971). Current patterns of parental authority., Developmental Psychology, 4 (1, Pt.2) 1-103. DOI: 10.1037/h0030372

Bessant, J. & Hil, R. (1998). Parenting on trial: state wards’ and governments’ accountability in australia, Journal of Criminal Justice, 26 (2) 145-157. DOI: 10.1016/S0047-2352(97)00076-7

Dundes, L. (1994). Punishing parents to deter delinquency: A realistic remedy., American Journal of Police, 13 (4) 113-133. Other:

Hoeve, M., Dubas, J., Eichelsheim, V., van der Laan, P., Smeenk, W. & Gerris, J. (2009). The Relationship Between Parenting and Delinquency: A Meta-analysis., Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology., 37 (6) 749-775. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-009-9310-8

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8:03 AM | Healthcare experiences and autism
In today's brief post I want to highlight the important findings reported by Christina Nicolaidis and colleagues [1] who suggested that quite a bit more could be done to improve the success of "healthcare interactions" when it comes to the autism spectrum.Based on the experiences of 39 adults with autism and "16 people who had experience supporting autistic adults in healthcare settings" researchers came up with a few "patient- and provider-level factors" that might impact on said […]

Nicolaidis, C., Raymaker, D., Ashkenazy, E., McDonald, K., Dern, S., Baggs, A., Kapp, S., Weiner, M. & Boisclair, W. (2015). "Respect the way I need to communicate with you": Healthcare experiences of adults on the autism spectrum, Autism, DOI: 10.1177/1362361315576221

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7:00 AM | Link feast
Our pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links:The Ultimate Psychology Reading ListFor more than seven years, The Psychologist has been asking eminent psychologists to recommend books and journal articles.The Vice Guide To Mental HealthThe Canada-based magazine launches a new vertical devoted to mental health.The People Who Are Lost in TimeAt BBC Future, I reported on some of the strange causes and consequences of amnesia.The Psychologist Annual Conference Special EditionAn […]
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5:13 AM | Trusting Your Instincts to Be Creative
Being creative, realizing our talents and crafting a fulfilling life involve self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths. Many artists, psychologists and others refer to access […]
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12:43 AM | Is There Safety In Numbers?
Is There Safety In Numbers? There seems obsession to measure health and safety at present and this often done through the use of so called lag or lead indicators. The majority of these include a number based system for monitoring ongoing performance. A few examples of these are included in the table below: This particular […]
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12:09 AM | SOCD – Safety Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
SOCD – Safety Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I read an interesting article on the Safety Differently blog today and it made me think that safety is a disorder for some people. In the discussion The Safety-fication of Everything I couldn’t help think just how sad some things have become in the sector. In the blog by […]

May 01, 2015

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9:55 PM | Social Media and the Illusion of Being in Touch with Old Friends
My husband recently deleted all his Facebook friends who he hadn’t seen or heard from in the last 10 years. If you haven’t reached your late 20s yet, that might sound unimaginable. Trust me, one day there will be connections on social media that you […]
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9:42 PM | Teenage Drinking: A Neurological Explanation for the Drinking Law
There is a common conception that teen alcohol use has detrimental effects on social and behavioral aspects of development. For example, it is obvious that involvement in drinking activities directly takes away from time spent at school, sports, music practice, or other constructive opportunities. Not only is the time allocated to participating in drinking activities […]
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9:24 PM | May 7: Identified Versus Statistical Lives – Book Talk & Discussion
Identified Versus Statistical Lives – Book talk and discussion, featuring co-editors I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director), Nir Eyal, and Norman Daniels Thursday, May 7, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Harvard Chan School of Public Health Building 1, Room 1208 677 Huntington Avenue … Continue reading →
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9:17 PM | The safety-fication of everything
The safety-fication of everything An interesting article by Steven Shorrock just posted on the Safety Differently Blog. We have certainly covered this issue many times and in different ways (check out our This Toaster is Hot Page – to see how “safety” has made its way insidiously into every aspect of our work and social […]
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8:03 PM | Spike activity 01-05-2015
Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: IT News reports on a serious proposal to have Australian kids exams marked by artificial intelligence. First results from psychology’s largest reproducibility project according to Nature. Maybe bad news, maybe not-so-bad news – read the full piece for the devil and the detail. The […]
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6:06 PM | Is there an evolutionary model for language? The case for "Within Species Comparative Computational Neuroscience"
Comparative Neuroscience is entrenched in our methodological psyche. We regularly use phylogenetically related animals (mice, cats, monkeys) as model systems for understanding our own brain.  Hubel and Wiesel shared a Nobel Prize "for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system" not "the cat visual system" (their model animal) because we believe evolution conserves neurocomputational principles including coding strategies, architectures and so on. […]
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5:23 PM | The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience Explanations
Does dropping a few brain-related words into an argument cause people to lose the capacity for critical thought?  Read the rest of this post at the Big Think. Follow Neurobonkers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
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4:28 PM | These Are the Best Candidates for Finding Alien Life in our Solar System [Infographic]
It may not be giant green monsters or the little gray men we see in the world of science fiction, but scientists are coming close to finding alien life, says NASA. Scientists will find indications of life within the decade and definitive evidence within twenty to thirty … READ MORE
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3:45 PM | 3 Tips for Understanding and Correcting Mistakes
We talk a lot about the power of making mistakes. We know this intellectually: Mistakes can lead to learning. But this doesn’t make it any less scary, regrettable or anxiety-provoking when we make a mistake — especially when that mistake involves others. Mistakes unnerve us. […]
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3:42 PM | International team discovers elusive new bird in China
A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler, resides in […]
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