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A Study-Proven Way to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions!

By | 2017-02-06T10:57:11+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Categories: Holidays, Psychology, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a successful tip for sticking to those New Year's resolutions: Tell as many people as possible about your resolutions. That's it. When we tell someone what we want to do, we are making a social contract or agreement.  We like being socially consistent - we like doing what we say we are going to do.  It sends the message [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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Sociopaths: Impaired Sense of Smell

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Health, Research|Tags: |

A study by Mahmut & Stevenson (2012) has found impaired senses of smell in people with sociopathic tendencies. The study sample consisted of 79 subjects, and the sample was taken from the community (as opposed to a psychiatric clinic). Researchers found that people that scored highly on sociopathic traits had more difficulty identifying scents and differentiating [...]

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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 June 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Movies/Music, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is it possible that the impulsivity and quick-thinking that accompanies ADHD may also boost creativity? And what role does medication have in that creative process? Does stimulant medication hamper creativity, or boost it? The ADHD brain may not be held back as much by constraints on thinking. In a study by Abraham et al. (2006), adolescents [...]

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Don’t touch that! It can cost you.

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Money, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

When you touch an item on a store shelf, you are much more likely to buy it, according to a study by Wolf, Arkes, & Muhanna (2008). This is the reason why you are encouraged to "try before you buy" or "take a test drive" as soon as possible. Once you touch something, it registers into [...]

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Study: Coping with Loneliness at 45+

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 May 31st, 2011|Categories: Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Relationships, Research, Sleep, Social Media, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over 3,000 people in the U.S. over 45 years of age were surveyed in a study of loneliness (sponsored by AARP). The survey measured loneliness using the UCLA Loneliness Scale. Participants who scored 44 points or more were defined as "lonely", while those scoring 43 or less were defined as "not lonely". (My bullet points aren't [...]

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Online Questionnaire for Moms of ADHD Kids 5-13 years old

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Research|Tags: , , |

My name is Erica Merson and I am doctoral student from University of Maryland, College Park. I am conducting a research study to learn more about the experiences of mothers of children with ADHD to eventually use this knowledge to improve the understanding and treatment of families of children with ADHD. I am contacting you because [...]

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ADHD: Brain Structure Differences Found

By | 2017-01-10T08:41:40+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that the ADHD brain may have a thinner cerebral cortex than the non-ADHD brain? The cerebral cortex is the thin tissue that covers the cerebrum. It's the cerebrum's outer layer. It's sometimes called the "gray matter" of the brain. In an American Journal of Psychiatry editorial, Rachel G. Klein Ph.D. reviews studies regarding [...]

Antidepressants: Boost brain cells after injury?

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 April 25th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-22) -- When neurosurgeons noticed that patients with brain injuries who had been prescribed antidepressants were doing better in unexpected ways than their counterparts who were not taking such medications, scientists took a closer look. Early results in mice indicate that anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain [...]

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MRI shows meditation changes brain’s decision-making process

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 April 20th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-20) -- Neuroimaging research shows that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420112328.htm The Sarkis Summary: The brain's anterior insula, is usually activated when a person experiences the emotions of rejection and mistrust. In this study, [...]

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