The Dynamics of Conflict Between Parent and Child

The Dynamics of Conflict Between Parent and Child

Excerpt from Chapter 1: The 3 Foundations of LSCI Source: LSCI Institute Foundation 3: THE CONFLICT CYCLE To get a rich understanding of the Conflict Cycle, we will begin by considering how adults and children typically perceive, think, feel, and behave in response to stressful events and problem situations.

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

While not self-directed in the same way as human action, purposeful behavior is a key element in evolution for all of the animals that evolved since learning by consequences arrived half a billion years ago. The human infant quickly learns to apply other reversible relations.

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Are You Sure You're Creating the Impression You Want?

Emotions, cognitions, social context, and level of intimacy are just a few of the possible complications affecting the way that people interact at a nonverbal level.

What We Get Wrong About Psychopaths

What We Get Wrong About Psychopaths

Six myths about psychopaths Researchers like Jennifer Skeem and colleagues argue that psychopathy is widely misunderstood. The mythical psychopath snake Source: Jocie Juritz, used with permission Myth 1: Psychopathy is synonymous with violence. Myth 3: Psychopathy is synonymous with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD).

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don't Do It, Ever.

"I think it's great that so many parents did get spanked growing up and turned out what seems to be OK, but knowing what we do now, we really need to avoid physical punishment because we know that can be harmful," Shu said.

Nature vs. Nurture: Another Paradox

Nature vs. Nurture: Another Paradox

Therefore, evolution likely proceeded in a way that resulted in our being biologically programmed to wire our automatic and repetitive behavioral responses in most environmental contests - in particular social contexts - in accordance with what we learn from our interactions with those attachment figures.

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

How to Deal with People Who Think They Don’t Need You

Returning now to the relationship between workaholism and that soloist performer mentality, the Norwegian study suggests that people adopt this approach to life when they lack specific guidance on how else to behave when a job needs to be completed.

Do Animals Feel Grief?

Do Animals Feel Grief?

For simpler emotions such as happiness and fear, there are alternative explanations of behavior, such as that a dog only seems happy because of a reward mechanism, or that a cat only seems afraid because of threat reactions.

Inequities in Autism Identification and Access to Services

Inequities in Autism Identification and Access to Services

We had a few key questions, including: We hoped that by answering the above questions in a diverse set of 218 families might help us learn more about differences in age of diagnosis and services between ethnic groups.

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development We make up deadlines by which we expect our kids to master skills because it will make our lives easier.

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

Resource protection and acquisition, intrasexual rivals, status negotiations, and partner sexual infidelity all stand out as possible adaptive problems that gave rise to aggression as a solution. Conclusion Aggression is a context-specific behavior that may have been an evolutionary solution to a number recurring problems of social living.

Workaholic Naked Mole Rats

Workaholic Naked Mole Rats

Kutsukake and his colleagues decided to analyze tail-tugging in naked mole rats in light of three hypotheses: 1) tail-tugging could reflect aggression; 2) it could be performed to ensure smooth turn-taking during work; or 3) it could serve to remove a colony member from a preferred workspace.

Could Checking Instagram Make You Want to Drink More?

Could Checking Instagram Make You Want to Drink More?

A new study in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking examined Instagram use and drinking patterns in young adults between the ages of 18 to 29. The only group in which heavy Instagram use was associated with heavier drinking was in people who experienced a strong sense of belonging to their peer group.

What to do when your child talks back or sasses you

What to do when your child talks back or sasses you

You do that by modeling respect while you invite constructive communication to solve your child's problem, at the same time setting clear expectations about communication in your family. 3. When your child speaks hurtfully to you, calmly confront their hurtful words or tone and set a clear expectation for respectful communication: "Ouch!

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

Are You a Risk-Taker? It Might Lie in Your Genes

"Genetic variants that are associated with overall risk tolerance -- a measure based on self-reports about individuals' tendencies to take risks in general -- tend to also be associated with more speeding, drinking, tobacco and cannabis consumption, and with riskier investments and sexual behavior," said the study's corresponding author Jonathan Beauchamp.

Cerebellum May Drive Addictive Behavior via Dopamine Release

Cerebellum May Drive Addictive Behavior via Dopamine Release

In an email correspondence I wrote, " Kamran Khodakhah, could you summarize the significance of your team's latest paper, " Cerebellar Modulation of the Reward Circuitry and Social Behavior ," which unearths previously underappreciated non-motor functions of the cerebellum, for the general Psychology Today reader?

How Can I Keep My Teenager Safe Online?

How Can I Keep My Teenager Safe Online?

Headlines of online sexual predators and dangerous social media challenges , such as the Tide Pod challenge, have parents asking themselves, “How can I give my kids the independence they need to develop into young adults while protecting them from cyberbullies, predators, inappropriate content, and poor decision making?” And with 95 percent of teens accessing the internet 24/7 from their smart phones, parents today are right to be worried.

The Cycle of Anger

The Cycle of Anger

For those in relationships, angry feelings might also fuel a vicious cycle of mutual anger and destructive behaviors. To see how destructive behaviors might initiate the cycle of anger in romantic relationships, let us imagine the following scenario: Partner A and B have financial problems.

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

12 Tips to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate

If we go back to the origin of a behavior that we deplore, we find these 7 causes (you will notice that the intention to harm is not there): In order to take into account these 7 causes and to propose alternatives that encourage cooperation, I invite you to take the following steps: How to Stop Yelling, Nagging, and Pleading and Get Kids to Cooperate Invent a game “Can all cars go into the box before the timer rings?

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Social Minds Evolved for Small Communities The evolutionary perspective on behavior (see my brief textbook, Evolutionary Psychology 101 ), underscores the fact that our minds evolved not for modern conditions but, rather, our minds evolved to match the kinds of small-scale, nomadic conditions that existed in the African Savanna for the eons that surrounded human evolution prior to the advent of agriculture.

On Tantrums and Black Holes

On Tantrums and Black Holes

Now, this is a child who knows how to share—we’ve seen him, on several occasions, explaining to other children that ‘sharing is caring.' But at this moment, as a consequence of the noisy environment he’s in, his own levels of physiological stress are high—and we know that we’re less in control of our behavior at times when our own emotionality is high .

Let's talk risk and what teens need to be healthy adults

Let's talk risk and what teens need to be healthy adults

Knowing that our children are primed for risk-taking at this age what if parents learned to promote the good stuff along with preventing the potential dangers of risky behavior?

Shaming Your Bully-Child

Shaming Your Bully-Child

For anyone unfamiliar with the video that grabbed international headlines, Matt Cox caused his ten-year-old daughter Kirsten, who had repeatedly bullied her peers on the bus, to walk five miles to school in 2°C/36°F weather.

5 Resolutions That Will Make You a Better Parent This Year

5 Resolutions That Will Make You a Better Parent This Year

The one thing we know for certain about child development is that kids who feel loved and cherished thrive. The hard work for us as parents is accepting who our child is, challenges and all – and cherishing him for being that person, even while guiding his behavior.

3 Ways to Explain Human Behavior

3 Ways to Explain Human Behavior

Freudian theorists claim that conscious beliefs and desires ultimately play a pretty small role in explaining why people do what they do, and that the real drivers of human behavior are subconscious forces. When we look at human behavior via the unified system, three key processes frame our understanding.

What Drives Sadists' Aggression?

What Drives Sadists' Aggression?

A series of studies from my lab that were published in the journal Aggressive Behavior replicated the finding that sadistic tendencies exist in many young adults.

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Caffeine and Kids: An Update for Parents

Fortunately, a new review paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry helps bring us up to date with what is known and isn’t known about the effects of caffeine consumption on youth, based upon 90 different individual studies.

Four discipline techniques that work for toddlers and preschoolers

Four discipline techniques that work for toddlers and preschoolers

Four discipline techniques that work for toddlers and preschoolers Richard Peterson, Contributor Published 3:16 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2018 As young children develop independence, they can easily grow frustrated because they don’t always know how to communicate their feelings or how to think and act rationally.

Helping Your Anxious Child Thrive

This may seem counterintuitive, as when exposed to an anxiety-provoking situation, anxiety initially increases, however if we continue the exposure, anxiety decreases overtime (Foa & Kozak, 1986) and we learn to tolerate the distress (Craske et al., 2008).

Before you rescue your child from a mean kid, consider letting them be their own hero

Before you rescue your child from a mean kid, consider letting them be their own hero

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Before you rescue your child from a mean kid, consider letting them be their own hero It’s a tough world out there.

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