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August 18, 2014

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5:00 PM | International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is tax-exempt, supports civil liberties, and is not affiliated with any religious or commercial organizations.
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4:40 PM | ¿Qué riesgos sufre el cuidador de un paciente bipolar?
Los cuidadores formales o informales del paciente bipolar se ven sometidos a una gran presión, debido a las características propias de la enfermedad.La entrada ¿Qué riesgos sufre el cuidador de un paciente bipolar? aparece primero en Novedades en Psicologia.
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4:40 PM | Which risks does a bipolar patient’s guard suffer?
The reliable or unreliable guards of the bipolar patient look subdued to a great pressure, due to the characteristic traits of disease.La entrada Which risks does a bipolar patient’s guard suffer? aparece primero en Novedades en Psicologia.
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3:19 PM | Three Easy Ways To Get More Done Today
When people subscribe to my email list, I ask them a simple question: Why did you sign up?  Is there a goal you’re trying to achieve? Is there something specific you’re struggling with, or want to improve on? More than half of the answers fall into one of three categories: I want to tackle a […] The post Three Easy Ways To Get More Done Today appeared first on Home Office Hero.
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3:19 PM | Three Easy Ways To Get More Done Today
When people subscribe to my email list, I ask them a simple question: Why did you sign up?  Is there a goal you’re trying to achieve? Is there something specific you’re struggling with, or want to improve on? More than half of the answers fall into one of three categories: I want to tackle a […] The post Three Easy Ways To Get More Done Today appeared first on Home Office Hero.
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2:05 PM | Is Suicide a Free Choice or a False Choice?
Is suicide a free choice, like choosing to do the laundry today, or to watch TV? Or is the act of suicide more of a false choice — the illusion of choice, with none of the freedom we typically associate with the word? Some people may feel this is semantics — not worth the time […]
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2:00 PM | Joe: Just Another Unsung Hero
The other night I watched one of my favorite actors, Nicolas Cage, in a movie called “Joe.” If you have seen the film, you know it is a bit, well, gritty. Joe himself is rough around the edges (although at times he appears nearly genteel compared with some of his neighbors). Why am I bringing up this […]
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1:33 PM | Neurovault: a must-use tool for every neuroimaging paper!
Something that has long irked me about cognitive neuroscience is the way we share our data. I still remember the very first time I opened a brain imaging paper and was struck dumbfounded by the practice of listing activation results in endless p-value tables and selective 2D snapshots. How could anyone make sense of data this […]
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12:52 PM | Vectors
In mindlessness, body leads mind. In mindfulness, mind leads body. Reverse the flow as needed. - Pattern Interruption by Somov
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12:23 PM | Study identifies factors that contribute to food trucks’ fast spread
They’re not your father’s lowbrow roach coaches serving up greasy […]
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12:22 PM | Middle-aged women missing passion (and sex) seek affairs, not divorce
When middle-aged women seek extra-marital affairs, they are looking for […]
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12:21 PM | Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion — even after wedding
Bragging of sexual conquests, suggestive jokes and innuendo, and sexual […]
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12:20 PM | Law to combat ‘club drugs’ has done more harm than good
A federal law enacted to combat the use of “club […]
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12:19 PM | 8,000-year-old mutation key to human life at high altitudes
In an environment where others struggle to survive, Tibetans thrive […]
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12:16 PM | FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with alopecia areata
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the […]
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12:14 PM | New home for an ‘evolutionary misfit’
Worm-like creature with legs and spikes finds its place in […]
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12:13 PM | DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer’s disease
First large-scale study using EWAS to look at brain’s chromosomal […]
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11:46 AM | 10 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
The big 5 lifestyle factors and more ways of preventing dementia. By 2050 there could be as many as 16 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. Some of the most frequent early symptoms of Alzheimer's are short-term memory loss, getting lost and problems finding words. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The Vitamin Which […]
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10:45 AM | Is Counseling or Self-Help the Route for You?
Both counseling and self-help tools can be invaluable in living with mental illness. They can contribute to your recovery. Over 15 years of illness, I have experienced both. Counseling has been demanding yet deeply rewarding. Self-help has taught me to be loving toward myself and my family. But how do you know which will work […]
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8:21 AM | The simple piece of information that could dramatically increase your muscular endurance
How most of us choose to behave is shaped powerfully by the behaviour of others (or, more specifically, our perception of their behaviour). Psychologists call this the influence of "social norms", and its potency has been investigated extensively in the context of environmentally friendly behaviours like recycling, and health behaviours, such as binge drinking and frequency of exercise.What if this same psychological lever could be exploited, not to encourage people to take up more physical […]

Priebe, C. & Spink, K. (2014). Blood, sweat, and the influence of others: The effect of descriptive norms on muscular endurance and task self-efficacy, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15 (5) 491-497. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.04.012

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8:10 AM | ADHD in the prison population: a micropost
"Compared with published general population prevalence, there is a fivefold increase in prevalence of ADHD in youth prison populations (30.1%) and a 10-fold increase in adult prison populations (26.2%)"."Mianly dry" apparently @ Paul WhiteleyThat was the primary conclusion reached in the meta-analysis by Young and colleagues [1] looking at the collected peer-reviewed literature on "the variable prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in incarcerated populations".There […]

Young S, Moss D, Sedgwick O, Fridman M & Hodgkins P (2014). A meta-analysis of the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in incarcerated populations., Psychological medicine, 1-12. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25066071

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4:01 AM | The Ethics of OKCupid’s Dating Experiment
So let’s talk about the elephant in the room. You probably have noticed some widespread media coverage about OKCupid’s “experiment” wherein, to look for patterns in dating behavior, they manipulated aspects of the site without informing users (see OKCupid’s announcement here as well as coverage here and here). This revelation comes in the wake of Facebook’s massive experiment, which attracted similar attention and criticism. Commenters have questioned […]

August 17, 2014

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11:30 PM | 5 Tips to Keep ‘Keeping Score’ from Ending Your Relationship
Why holding on to your partner’s mistakes will end up hurting you. We’ve all been there. Your partner has put you off, let you down or totally messed up so many times, you have a running tally going, and it only fuels your irritation and anger. One woman posted on Reddit a spreadsheet her husband […]
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9:00 PM | META
This blog will continue to remain inactive through the rest of the month. I just moved into San Marcos, TX and I’ll need some time to settle in before working on new blog posts. If there’s something you guys want me to write about, message me via the ASK page and I’ll get to you when I am ready. And if any of you guys live in the area, don’t hesitate to give me a tour (just don’t kidnap me). That’s all, folks.
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6:35 PM | Can a Sex Addict Also Be a Codependent?
In my 27 years working with addicts and codependents, I rarely have come across a completely healthy partner of an addict. Although addicts’ partners are unequivocally not to blame for the addiction, and most certainly not the consequences of it, they certainly carry responsibility for the shared relationship problems. The nature of shared relational responsibility […]
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2:53 PM | Why Some People Only Need Five Hours’ Sleep a Night
Study of twins explains how some people can function normally on 5 hours sleep. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Poor Sleep: 8 Hours With Interruptions As Bad As Only 4 Hours Sleep Deprivation: The 10 Most Profound Psychological Effects Poor Sleep Can Lead to False Memories Bad Night’s Sleep? Blame the Full Moon When You Sleep and Wake Up is Controlled by […]
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2:30 PM | Awakening to Ourselves As We Are: The Essence of Mindfulness
The renowned psychologist Carl Rogers famously said, “The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” This statement is as simple as it is profound — and yet not easy to implement. Yet it embodies a principle that is a key to both psychological health and […]
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1:00 PM | A world without numbers
I have a favorite thought experiment that, for some reason, I think about a lot when I’m driving (to clarify, I’m not driving at the moment). It’s inspired by the claim that the Pirahã language, spoken by a group of people in Brazil, lacks number terms (the original paper is here). The claim is based on Pirahã speakers’ performance […]
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12:00 PM | The Judge in the Asylum (Part 2 of 2)
Continued from Part One As for Schreber himself, his mental health remained rocky even after his release. Despite a brief separation from his wife while he lived with his mother and sister, he and Sabine eventually moved into a house...            Related StoriesJane Pauley Opens Psychology ConferenceThe Psychologist and the Wolf Girl (Part 2 of 2)The Judge in the Asylum (Part 1 of 2) 
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10:45 AM | Overcoming Shame to Connect with Your True Self
Each of us experiences shame. “[I]t is part of our human condition,” writes author and therapist Darlene Lancer, LMFT, in Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Without good coping skills, we may feel like failures when we don’t meet our own or others’ expectations, she writes. In fact, shame can even […]
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