Worried About Your Teen on Social Media? Here’s How to Help.

For kids, developing a healthier relationship with Instagram and other platforms can be tricky.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #psychology-and-psychologists, #smartphones, #social-media

What Psychology Tells Us About Self-Awareness

We know what we’re feeling, just not how and why we got here.

#epley-nicholas-1976, #gottlieb-lori, #memory, #philosophy, #pipher-mary, #psychology-and-psychologists, #storr-will

What Makes Someone Seek Pain for Pleasure?

In “Hurts So Good,” Leigh Cowart explores the science and culture of masochism, from the competitive pepper-eater to the ultramarathoner to sex of a certain variety.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #cowart-leigh, #hurts-so-good-the-science-and-culture-of-pain-on-purpose-book, #pain, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex, #ultramarathon-running

Experts Warn of Rising Suicide Rates of Black Girls

Researchers have uncovered worrisome trends among Black youth.

#black-people, #depression-mental, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls, #youth

Wide Awake at 3 A.M.? Readers Offer Advice on Insomnia

Well readers share a range of strategies they use to get back to sleep in the middle of the night.

#anxiety-and-stress, #apnea-sleep-disorder, #content-type-service, #insomnia, #menopause, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sleep

Lila Gleitman, Who Showed How Children Learn Language, Dies at 91

Building on the work of Noam Chomsky, she designed elegant experiments to show that syntax is hard-wired into the human brain.

#children-and-childhood, #chomsky-noam, #deaths-obituaries, #gleitman-lila-1929-2021, #language-and-languages, #psychology-and-psychologists

How to Support Teenagers as They Head Back to School

Adolescents are readying for the next step in a seemingly endless set of challenges. Here’s how to help them regulate their emotions.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

Back To School: 4 Ways Parents Can Calm Their Fears

A psychiatrist offers these tools to her patients who worry that Delta will disrupt the school year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #emotions, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Living With O.C.D. in a Pandemic

Covid made things worse for many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. But it also came with a silver lining.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fear-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Is Your Crush on OkCupid Telling You the Truth?

The content on many online platforms turns out to be surprisingly trustworthy.

#computers-and-the-internet, #lying, #online-dating, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media

Dr. J. Allan Hobson, Who Studied the Dreaming Brain, Dies at 88

He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain.

#brain, #deaths-obituaries, #dreams, #freud-sigmund, #harvard-medical-school, #hobson-j-allan, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #sleep

How to Get Things Done When You Don’t Want to Do Anything

The drive to be your best can be hard to muster right about now. Here are some ways to get your mojo back.

#content-type-service, #motivation-and-incentive-programs, #psychology-and-psychologists

Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult

To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.

#california, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pop-and-rock-music, #psychology-and-psychologists, #spears-britney, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

Grieve the Covid Pandemic Year Before Summer’s Delights

How to grieve 16 months of sickness, death and isolation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #pennebaker-james-w, #psychology-and-psychologists

Edward Diener, Psychologist Known as Dr. Happiness, Dies at 74

Since the 1980s, he was recognized as a leader in measuring what he called “subjective well-being.” And, yes, he was very happy.

#american-psychological-assn, #deaths-obituaries, #diener-edward, #emotions, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists

Lee Ross, Expert in Why We Misunderstand Each Other, Dies at 78

His argument about how social situations, not personality, can govern behavior took hold in modern psychology and inspired thinkers like Malcolm Gladwell.

#deaths-obituaries, #fundamental-attribution-error, #gladwell-malcolm, #psychology-and-psychologists, #ross-lee-1942-2021

7 Ways to Reset Your Relationship

Experts say couples can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever by learning from the past and looking toward the future.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #marriages, #parties-social, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex

How to Think Outside Your Brain

The days when we could do it all in our heads are over.

#brain, #education, #education-k-12, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #memory, #philosophy, #psychology-and-psychologists

Chicken Soup Can’t Treat Depression. Welcome to My TED Talk.

A myopic but seductive worldview has caught on among many influential people — and it might be hindering our ability to solve real-world problems.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #dweck-carol-s-1946, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

How To Get a Better Night’s Sleep

You can overcome ‘coronasomnia.’ Experts say it just takes practice building new and better habits.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beds-and-bedding, #caffeine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #insomnia, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #sedatives, #sleep

How to Build Healthy Habits

It’s not about willpower. Good habits happen when we set ourselves up for success. Our new challenge will show you how.

#exercise, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #psychology-and-psychologists, #weight, #yoga

Arthur Staats Dies at 97; Called ‘Time Out’ for Unruly Kids

A behavioral psychologist, he advised that it was more productive to briefly isolate a misbehaving child than to spank or yell. Thus a household phrase was born.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #staats-arthur-1924-2021, #time-out

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #virtual-reality-computers

Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter

Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pollen, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rosenthal-norman-e, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #summer-season, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #weather

Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.

When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?

#anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #darcy-alison-psychologist, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woebot-labs

Harvey Schlossberg, Cop With a Ph.D. in Defusing a Crisis, Dies at 85

A psychologist who had worn the blue, he coached thousands of New York City police officers in hostage negotiations, creating a model for law enforcement.

#deaths-obituaries, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #psychology-and-psychologists, #schlossberg-harvey-1936-2021

Does Individualism Make Americans Selfish? Research Says No.

Here’s why individualism may be our best trait.

#altruism, #psychology-and-psychologists, #united-states

Jerome Kagan, Who Tied Temperament to Biology, Dies at 92

A Harvard psychologist, he originally attributed personality traits to nurturing only. Then he concluded, We’re largely born this way.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #harvard-university, #kagan-jerome, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

Has Covid Remade Psychotherapy for Good?

Treatment by Zoom has brought unexpected benefits — will it carry over to the post-pandemic age?

#american-psychological-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

It Might Be Time to Break Up Your Pandemic Pod

Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

Why Your Kid Likes Comparing Neptune to a Dust Mite

Bigger than a planet? Smaller than an atom? Size comparison videos are all the rage and may scratch a very old itch.

#3-d-devices-and-effects, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #psychology-and-psychologists, #school-discipline-students, #space-and-astronomy, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Wellness Challenge: How to Skip Small Talk and Deepen Connections

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Why You Should Give Your Partner the Gift of Time Apart

Alone time is a precious commodity for couples and families after more than a year of sheltering in place. Offer it to a loved one, and to yourself.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #mothers-day, #psychology-and-psychologists, #travel-and-vacations

For a Fairer World, It’s Necessary First to Cut Through the ‘Noise’

In their new book, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein address the necessity of “noise reduction,” eliminating the randomness that enters decision making of all sorts.

#books-and-literature, #kahneman-daniel, #noise-a-flaw-in-human-judgment-book, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sibony-olivier, #sunstein-cass-r

Algorithms Make Fewer Mistakes Than Humans. Why Don’t We Trust Them?

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman on why human “noise” makes systems less fair.

#artificial-intelligence, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #kahneman-daniel, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sibony-olivier, #sunstein-cass-r

Wellness Challenge: A Self Check-in for Mental Health

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Filling Your Summer Calendar? Slow Your Roll.

Are you completely vaccinated and eager to pack your schedule to the brim? Ease up, Turbo, downtime is good for you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Conquer Feelings of Guilt During the Pandemic

Many have felt unwarranted remorse over things they can’t control. Here’s how to stop the spiral.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotions, #psychology-and-psychologists

Need a Pandemic Reset? Try This 10-Day Challenge

Studies show that moments of disruption offer a unique opportunity to set and achieve new goals. The 10-day Well challenge will help you get started.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy

The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.

#black-people, #creative-kuponya-stamschror-lott-llc, #dear-fathers-media-platform, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #str8-mental, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

5 Tips for Taming Back-to-School Anxiety

After months at home, some children may feel anxious about going to school or camp. Here’s how to smooth the transition.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

Has the Pandemic Changed Dating Forever?

Boundaries. Meaningful connections. “Covid baggage.” Here’s what dating will look like in a post-pandemic world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #psychology-and-psychologists, #single-persons, #vaccination-and-immunization

How Food May Improve Your Mood

The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

Plan Your Life Again, but Keep It Simple

Even as we are optimistic about re-emerging from this crisis, plotting the future can feel daunting or even downright impossible.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #happiness, #optimism, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Many Families Torn Apart at the Southern Border Face a Long and Uncertain Wait

Some parents are opting to try, once again, the dangerous trek north to rejoin the children who were kept in the U.S. by the Trump administration.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #guatemala, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists

How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger

The process of acceptance and letting go builds the resilience necessary to navigate an array of life’s obstacles.

#death-and-dying, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #pets, #psychology-and-psychologists

A Year of ‘Languishing’ and ‘Fallow Space’

“Languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now,” one reader writes. Another describes a fallow period of rest preparing for what comes next.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grant-adam-m, #psychology-and-psychologists

What Covid-19 Vaccine Skeptics Have in Common

Identifying those psychological traits may help health officials convince the sizable minority of Americans who don’t want a coronavirus vaccine. Simply sharing information hasn’t worked.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #vaccination-and-immunization

Using Radical Acceptance to Minimize Suffering

Five ways to become more accepting of pain.

#content-type-service, #emotions, #love-emotion, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Biology of Grief

Scientists know that the intense stress of grieving can affect the body in various ways, but much remains a mystery.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #oconnor-frances, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research