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November 18, 2014

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11:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: November 18, 2014
As colder, wetter — and for many, snowier — weather falls upon us, it’s tempting to snuggle up inside with a good book and maybe even some hot chocolate (yes, already!). Well, we definitely don’t discourage reading here at Psych Central! Consider adding these five top posts to your list this week. 3 Ideas to […]
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10:52 AM | Look into my eyes…
Therapeutic use of hypnosis is perhaps most commonly associated with the archetypal psychoanalyst, using it to unlock memories and associations that might be inaccessible when people are fully conscious. This is one possible therapeutic use, but there are other areas where hypnosis is being trialled. A recent Swiss paper by Cordi, Schlarb and Rasch has found that […]
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9:52 AM | Paediatric congenital heart disease and autism risk?
"Children aged 2-17 with CHD [congenital heart disease] were more likely than those without CHD to have had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (crude OR, 4.6; 95% CI, 1.9-11.0) or intellectual disability (Crude OR, 9.1; 95% CI, 5.4-15.4)".The traveller @ Wikipedia That was a key conclusion reported in the study by Hilda Razzaghi and colleagues [1] based on their analysis of data from "the 1997-2011 National Health Interview Survey", a US initiative which aims to […]

Razzaghi H, Oster M & Reefhuis J (2014). Long Term Outcomes in Children with Congenital Heart Disease: National Health Interview Survey., The Journal of pediatrics, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25304924

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8:47 AM | Evidence based debunking
Originally posted on Mind Hacks:Fed up with futile internet arguments, a bunch of psychologists investigated how best to correct false ideas. Tom Stafford discovers how to debunk properly. We all resist changing our beliefs about the world, but what…
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8:39 AM | Evidence based debunking
Fed up with futile internet arguments, a bunch of psychologists investigated how best to correct false ideas. Tom Stafford discovers how to debunk properly. We all resist changing our beliefs about the world, but what happens when some of those beliefs are based on misinformation? Is there a right way to correct someone when they […]
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5:03 AM | Survivors of Suicide Loss: Healing Through Care and Connection
Saturday November 22, 2014 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. In the United States, the latest evidence reports that 40,600 people died of suicide in 2012 and the number has been increasing. More Americans die from suicide than from car accidents. It is the second leading cause of death in college students, and the […]
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5:01 AM | “Are You Listening?!” Cold-Shouldering a Partner’s Successes Leaves Relationships On Ice
When something great happens in our personal lives, it’s exciting to share the event with people close to us.  But at one time or another, you’ve probably disclosed some good news that wasn’t met with the degree of excitement or encouragement you had hoped for. It can be disappointing – even irritating – to get a lukewarm response when you expected the other person’s ardent interest. The process of telling others about our successes and getting a […]
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12:45 AM | Til Death Do Us Part: Coping with Commitment after Death
Are we still married after the death of one partner? “Til death do us part” is a part of all traditional marriage ceremonies, but I can’t help but wonder if it is really true. Do our vows — and our relationships — really end at death? Do we really “part” from those we love the […]

November 17, 2014

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11:59 PM | SfN2014: Day3 – Attention/Reward Symposium, More Exhibit Fun, Perception/Imagery Posters
It’s the third day of the conference.  I didn’t attend a special lecture. So no intro by the SfN president and so no idea how many people are now registered. … Continue reading →
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11:58 PM | Ceasing and Arising
Ceasing and arising – two words for one and the same self-renewing flow of reality. Psychology of pratitya-samutpada (dependent origination) is the psychology of acceptance of What Is.  
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11:31 PM | Policing Mental Illness Crisis
A brief documentary on Crisis Intervention Teams for mental illness in policing.
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11:28 PM | New Revolutionary Theory Claims Dark Energy Will Eventually ‘Swallow’ the Universe
An international research team came up with a new shocking theory about the possible future of the universe suggesting that the mysterious dark energy “swallows” the not less mysterious dark matter. According to the study authors, in case their theory is right, we will “end up with a big, empty … READ MORE
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9:28 PM | Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015
Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015 Set this one in your diary, there has been nothing like this conference before. ACU, Human Dymensions and the Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk are sponsoring the first Psychology of Risk Conference in Australia. The conference will be held at The Australian Catholic University in North Sydney […] The post Inaugural Psychology of Risk Conference 2015 appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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9:10 PM | Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions
Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions Final Newsletter for 2014 Well, this is the last newsletter for 2014 and is packed with research, news, fun, information and give-aways. In keeping with the theme of the new book this newsletter will take a focus on Following and Leading. Book Four Released – Purchase Now The […] The post Exciting News and Give-Aways From Human Dymensions appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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8:00 PM | Why you're particularly likely to run your first marathon when your age ends in a "9"
When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as a marker between episodes, it is the decades of our lives that represent the more profound end of one series or season and the start of the next.According to the psychologists Adam Alter and Hal Hershfield, when we're on the cusp of one of these boundaries - in […]
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6:45 PM | Single? Here Are 9 Ways to Enrich Your Own Life!
Just because you choose to live a single life doesn’t mean you have to feel alone! There are a lot of reasons to remain single these days, and many women are happy to do so. Unfortunately, other people often view single women with pity or misunderstanding. They think single women sit home every night eating […]
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5:00 PM | Carly Marie Project Heal
CarlyMarie Project Heal chronicles how the site’s author was able to bounce back from the stillbirth of her son. Project Heal was created to foster an environment of healing and transformation on the other side of the passing of an infant.
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4:07 PM | The Best Look for a Leader: Intelligent or Healthy?
What's the best look for a leader? 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:How To Be a Great Leader (in under 300 words) 50 Years of Leadership: Women Rated As Effective Or More So Than Men Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others The Most Surprising Attribute of Great Leaders 5 Habits Proven to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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4:02 PM | Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool
Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. “Creating circulating currents of polaritons – vortices – […]
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3:53 PM | Home cooking is a main ingredient in a healthier diet
People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier, consume fewer calories regardless of where they ate dinner People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer […]
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3:52 PM | ICT eats RAT & CAT for breakfast: More (and more data on) religiosity, political predispositions, and "anti-science"
Okay—astonishingly, I’ve held my fire (bitten a hole straight through my lower lip, which fell off during a poker tournament this weekend, in the process) for over a week on the CAT vs. RAT fight. The answer, in my view, is that both CAT & RAT are barking up the wrong tree! Neither conservative ideology nor religiosity has been shown to predict a greater anti-science disposition than the other by the evidence presented. And indeed, that  evidence, plus some more, […]
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3:51 PM | Chlamydia knock out the body’s own cancer defence
By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development Infections due to the sexually transmitted bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis often […]
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3:49 PM | Less Sex + More Greens = A Longer Life
Doctors tell us that the frenzied pace of the modern 24-hour lifestyle — in which we struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of family and daily life — […]
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3:48 PM | Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution
Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can—and should—be tested without need for full-scale deployment A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate […]
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3:45 PM | Tumor suppressor also inhibits key property of stem cells
A protein that plays a critical role in preventing the development of many types of human cancers has been shown also to inhibit a vital stem cell property called pluripotency, […]
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3:43 PM | Entomologists hope vigilance, research stop newly discovered spotted lanternfly
People seeing the spotted lanternfly for the first time are struck by its sometimes-flashy appearance. But don’t let its colorful, butterfly-like veneer fool you, caution entomologists in Penn State’s College […]
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3:41 PM | Does Animal-Assisted Therapy Really Work?
Can interacting with dogs or horses help treat mental and physical illnesses? I recently reviewed the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of animal assisted therapies. The good news is that the vast majority of studies have reported that animal therapy works. The bad news is that... read more
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3:10 PM | Free Webinar: An Explanation for Codependency & Narcissism
If you are seeking recovery from codependency or you are habitually in relationships with narcissists, this insightful training will arm you with life-changing information. Ross Rosenberg, codependency and narcissism expert and best-selling author, will help you understand how and why you or a loved one became a codependent or narcissist. You will be given the […]
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3:00 PM | ‘Honest Signals’ as Our Mating Mentor
My latest favorite read is called “Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships.” Written by scientist Jennifer L. Verdolin, the book’s fundamental query is simple: What can studying animal relationships teach us about our own? Right from the start I identified with the author, who described her early experiences with the […]
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2:46 PM | Anxiety’s Influence on Developing Alzheimer’s Disease
New study reveals anxiety's influence on the chances of developing Alzheimer's. 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:10 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Alcohol’s Surprising Influence on Memory Loss in Later Years The Personality Trait That Doubles Alzheimer’s Risk The Familiar Food Which May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease Blood Test for […]
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