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

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Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Couples Therapy Is Not Only For When in Crisis

Therapy doesn’t always mean a relationship is at its breaking point. Many couples are seeking to address difficult issues before conflict arises.

#marriages, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Excessive Drinking Rose During the Pandemic. Here Are Ways to Cut Back.

Many Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Daydreaming Can Be Good for You

Far from a waste of time, daydreaming might be one of the best things you can do with your free time.

#creativity, #happiness, #memory, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 88

After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.

#ben-yishay-yehuda-1933-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-university-langone-health, #psychology-and-psychologists, #traumatic-brain-injury

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My 3-Year-Old Can Tell I’m Depressed

Experts say that, instead of avoiding the topic, parents like me should shoot for ‘age-appropriate honesty.’

#children-and-childhood, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Music Therapy: Why Doctors Use it to Help Patients Cope

Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #content-type-service, #harps, #hospitals, #music, #musical-instruments, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #surgery-and-surgeons

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Opportunities Out of the Tragedies of the Pandemic

When life is disrupted by crisis, some people see opportunities — for change, action, introspection — they might not otherwise.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frizell-st-john, #gagetollner-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #philosophy, #psychology-and-psychologists

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You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic

Our personalities are not set in stone. They are more like sand dunes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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Would You Jump In to Stop an Assault?

A recent video showed several men seeming to ignore an anti-Asian attack in Midtown. Yet research shows that most people are more than willing to intervene and help someone.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #chauvin-derek-1976, #crime-and-criminals, #floyd-george-d-2020, #genovese-kitty, #hate-crimes, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #urban-areas

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How Covid Can Change Your Personality

Distancing and isolation shaped who we are.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #parties-social, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states

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Your Pandemic Baby’s Coming Out Party

Haven’t seen your family in a while? Have a grandchild you’ve never met? Visiting may be awkward at first but you can get through it.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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It’s OK to Feel Joy Right Now

Here’s how to prolong it.

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

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How Two Lonely Generations Are Helping Each Other Heal

Young adults and the elderly were especially isolated in the pandemic. There are efforts underway to help connect them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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How the U.S. Reopening Might Affect Anxiety Patients

About half of all people surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they were worried about adjusting to in-person interaction.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

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Why Is It So Hard to Speak Up at Work?

Psychological safety is the belief that you can take risks and put forward ideas without facing ridicule or retaliation. More often than not, it’s women — especially women of color — who don’t feel comfortable doing so.

#executives-and-management-theory, #psychology-and-psychologists, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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Rosalind Cartwright, Psychologist and ‘Queen of Dreams,’ Dies at 98

An early researcher of sleep disorders and the role of dreams in emotional health, she studied her subjects’ nights to help them turn their days around.

#cartwright-rosalind-d-1922-2021, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #dreams, #parasomnias-sleep-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rush-university-medical-center, #sleep

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The Pandemic Happiness Gap

New surveys show that in the last year, older adults tended to be more positive than younger ones, suggesting that the ability to cope improves with age.

#age-chronological, #anxiety-and-stress, #carstensen-laura, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #emotions, #happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #research, #stanford-university

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Tasmanian Tigers Are Extinct. Why Do People Keep Seeing Them?

Quirks of the human mind and how we process information might explain the uncanny appearances of thylacines.

#australia, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #photography, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #tasmania-australia, #your-feed-science

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You Were Duped Into Saying Yes. Is That Still Consent?

Legal scholars have long debated this question. Recent psychological studies shed new light.

#estrich-susan, #law-and-legislation, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sex-crimes

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Sarah Lawrence Student Seen as Cult Victim Is Now Charged

Isabella Pollok was one of the students at Sarah Lawrence College who prosecutors said was exploited by a classmate’s father, Lawrence V. Ray. Now she is under indictment, too.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #human-trafficking, #nxivm, #psychology-and-psychologists, #raniere-keith, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward

Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #empathy, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #psychology-and-psychologists, #the-empathy-diaries-a-memoir-book, #turkle-sherry, #writing-and-writers

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Why Baseball Is Obsessed With the Book ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’

A psychology book by a Nobel Prize-winning author has become a must-read in front offices. It is changing the sport.

#baseball, #books-and-literature, #kahneman-daniel, #lewis-michael, #mejdal-sig-1965, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teaford-everett, #tversky-amos

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Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression?

New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.

#brain, #depression-mental, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research

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Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

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Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Pandemic Demand

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’

More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diaries, #grief-emotion, #mexico, #north-america, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines, #university-of-connecticut, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On

Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #youth

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Travel and the Art of Anticipation

For most people, going on vacation during the pandemic has been the stuff of dreams. But as vaccination becomes a reality, it’s time to start nurturing your travel imagination.

#happiness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #travel-and-vacations

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The Science of Changing Someone’s Mind

Don’t try to change someone else’s mind. Instead, help them find their own motivation to change.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #vaccination-and-immunization

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It’s Time for Police to Stop Lying to Suspects

Innocent people are in jail because detectives tricked them.

#central-park-jogger-case-1989, #confessions, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #interrogations, #police-department-nyc, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Helping a Teen Who Is Angry About House Rules on Covid

Our grandson’s friends don’t socialize safely, so we don’t want him to see them. How do we keep his anger about it from causing chaos in our home?

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Is Mask-Slipping the New Manspreading?

Something about some men just makes it difficult to keep that mask where it should be.

#inaugurations, #masks, #men-and-boys, #psychology-and-psychologists

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When an I.Q. Score Is a Death Sentence

The Supreme Court declared it was unconstitutional to execute intellectually disabled people. On Thursday, we’re set to do it anyway.

#american-psychological-assn, #capital-punishment, #intellectual-disabilities, #intelligence-and-intelligence-tests-iq, #johnson-corey-1968, #prisons-and-prisoners, #psychology-and-psychologists, #supreme-court-us, #virginia

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For a Healthier 2021, Keep the Best Habits of a Very Bad Year

Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #exercise, #friendship, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #letters, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Downsize New Years Resolutions for 2021

2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.

#content-type-service, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #happiness, #new-year, #psychology-and-psychologists

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The Pandemic’s Inhuman Demands

Emotional respite has become a scarce public resource.

#birx-deborah-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #medicine-and-health, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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China Long Avoided Talking About Mental Health. Then Covid Hit.

The government has deployed extensive resources to address the spike in depression and anxiety. But social stigmas and long-term challenges remain.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #insomnia, #politics-and-government, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How to Combat Pandemic Loneliness

Ways to seek support while social distancing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #loneliness, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

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We Know How to Curb the Pandemic. How Do We Make People Listen?

Could better public health messaging persuade more people to change their behavior?

#consumer-behavior, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-conditions-and-trends

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Bergamo’s Covid-19 Survivors Carry Scars Unseen and Incalculable

Plagued by guilt, anger and regrets, those still alive in the hardest hit place in Italy, and perhaps the world, grapple to understand how the virus has changed them.

#bergamo-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #hospitals, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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I Don’t Want You to ‘Believe’ Me. I Want You to Listen.

I fear that the more I tell you, the less you will understand who I am.

#metoo-movement, #autism, #emotions, #philosophy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #women-and-girls

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Happiness Won’t Save You

Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

#ann-arbor-mich, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #philip-brickman, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #the-savage-god-a-study-of-suicide-book

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Need a Hypothesis? This A.I. Has One

Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just test them.

#artificial-intelligence, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #psychological-science-journal, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-science

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Your Brain Is Not for Thinking

In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises

When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #wildfires

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Surviving Weed-Out Classes in Science May Be a State of Mind

Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.

#biology-and-biochemistry, #colleges-and-universities, #education, #friendship, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #science-advances-journal, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science

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Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.?

The challenges of the diagnosis make it unclear whether the condition is outgrown or simply becomes better managed, experts say.

#attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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A Tough Call for Families: How to Spend Thanksgiving

If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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