Talking With Your Child

Talking With Your Child

For example, Parent: So what do you feel like talking about today: the best thing that happened at school? If those chats occur regularly, chances are issues will emerge when the child is ready.) Then what do you want to talk about: friends, you, your college applications?

4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

1. The Availability Heuristic (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) refers to a mental framework whereby people base a judgment on the ease with which they can bring relevant information, such as an example, to mind.

When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

Thus for example, nations that allow the legacy of men’s biological strength advantage to guide their social order have high levels of both gender inequality and sexual violence against women.

Rationalizing Our Way to New Political Attitudes

Rationalizing Our Way to New Political Attitudes

(You can see a video demo of the experiment .) In our most recent published study, testing over 400 participants, we examined the long-term effects of accepting and rationalizing manipulated responses (Strandberg, Sivén, Hall, Johansson & Pärnamets, 2018).

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.

What Your Attachment Style May Reveal About Your Sex Life

What Your Attachment Style May Reveal About Your Sex Life

Early-developing attachment affects the desired intimacy with partners Source: Howard Newman/Wikimedia Commons In contrast, interactions with attachment figures who are inconsistently responsive or consistently unresponsive result in the adoption of alternative strategies for dealing with the ensuing insecurity: hyperactivation and deactivation of the attachment system, respectively.

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

The Fear of Regret and Its Consequences

People who suffer from high degrees of neuroticism, for example, are more likely to feel regret than others. This means that the tendency to feel regret is linked with the experience of anger, fear, and loneliness.

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

When problematic issues arise in the earliest stages of the relationship and are not addressed, there may be an unspoken assumption that whatever has happened is acceptable to both members of the couple.

A Psychological Approach to Anxiety

A Psychological Approach to Anxiety

Indeed, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is, in a relational frame, a method of teaching patients how to relate to themselves the way rational parents reassure a certain kind anxious child (by weighing evidence).

10 Reasons You May Be Stuck in an Unhappy Relationship

10 Reasons You May Be Stuck in an Unhappy Relationship

Taking from Nagy, some people feel a sense of entitlement born out of childhood deprivation, and these individuals may remain in an unhappy relationship to exact this debt.

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.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

More thought, money, and passion have gone into sharing knowledge with possible extraterrestrials in deep space than to our own fellow humans who are right here living beside us.

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

How to Respond to the Argument Against Marriage

Examples of love-sustaining behaviors include investing time and effort in what will support and strengthen our loved one; sharing with him or her a significant part of our thoughts, hopes, and feelings, including those we usually don't share with strangers; doing together various activities; creating circumstances that would allow us to experience things together; emphasizing to our loved one that she or he are special to us; and helping our loved one cope with physical and emotional difficulties.

Shame and Compassion: Q&A With Paul Gilbert, Part 1 of 2

Shame and Compassion: Q&A With Paul Gilbert, Part 1 of 2

Source: Foundry/Pixabay (modifications: Arash Emamzadeh) As you note in The Compassionate Mind, the third emotion-regulation network is linked with being “happy with the way things are and feeling safe, not striving or wanting” (p.

How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

How to Raise an Emotionally Healthy Child

In my book, The Emotionally Healthy Child , I share the ideas children need to learn and the strategies that help them begin expressing their emotions constructively.

To Prevent Mass Shootings, Believe the Women

To Prevent Mass Shootings, Believe the Women

Hence the mantra of the movement: “Believe the Women.” Preventing mass shootings requires much of our society: early intervention and proactive measures concerning those with mental illness in both schools and workplaces; a better understanding of legal options available to authoritative figures when red flags surface; more funding for mental health programs, especially community-based housing options; and an easing of state and federal privacy laws that keep families from participating in treatment and discharge plans and processes.

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

Quantum computing may greatly accelerate AI deep learning by enabling greater computational speed and power. The scientists showed that quantum computers only required a fixed number of steps for problem solving and was better at “solving certain linear algebra problems associated with binary quadratic forms.” Forward-thinking organizations recognize the synergistic boost that the combination of quantum computing and artificial intelligence may herald.

Jodie Sweetin on motherhood, social media, child acting, addiction

Jodie Sweetin on motherhood, social media, child acting, addiction

"I tell my kids, 'Don't put anything on the internet that you don't want to see for the rest of your life,'" Sweetin said.

How Denial and Victim Blaming Keep Sexual Assault Hidden

How Denial and Victim Blaming Keep Sexual Assault Hidden

Perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence are effective at blaming their victims, and many feel deep shame for allowing the abuse to occur, being in the wrong place, or not getting away.

Parenting With Chronic Illness

Parenting With Chronic Illness

Sometimes things just happen and we don’t know why.” Involving Other People in Caregiving Having a network of caring adults in a child’s life is always important but takes on additional meaning when a parent lives with chronic illness.

Dylan Dreyer talks mom guilt and a quote from Shonda Rhimes

Dylan Dreyer talks mom guilt and a quote from Shonda Rhimes

Powerful quotes on motherhood from Shonda Rhimes Dylan juggles her career with parenting her 2-year-old son, Calvin, with husband Brian Fichera. Mom of three Sheinelle Jones added that Rhimes herself gave her some good parenting advice during an interview recently.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Perhaps Cooley was right: The dating results suggest that at least to some extent, and at least for some people with disabilities, it is the looking-glass self, the reactions of others in the environment, that shape self-perceptions.

The Risky Business of Parenting

Because mothers, more than fathers, are charged with the responsibility for protecting children (Taylor et al 2009; Lee et al 2010; Thomas et al 2016), perceptions of risks to children and parental culpability are also gendered, with women facing harsher external assessments than men.

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

What Stops You From Thinking Differently?

By designing the problems in this way Luchins was able to explore whether the person’s experience of solving the first five problems prevented them from realizing that the subsequent ones could be solved by this simpler solution.

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 .

9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids

9 Strategies to Avoid Passing Your Fears to Your Kids

Source: Annie Spratt/Unsplash Parents who have specific fears or who are generally predisposed to anxiety often worry about passing their issues onto their children. For example: Help your child adopt a problem-solving approach when she encounters anxiety-provoking situations.

Positive Emotional Contagion Fosters Friendliness in Monkeys

Positive Emotional Contagion Fosters Friendliness in Monkeys

We explored the impact on female Barbary macaques [ Macaca silvanus ] of observing grooming, a behaviour that physiological and behavioural studies indicate has a relaxing effect on the animals involved." To learn more about the presence of positive visual contagion in these monkeys, 20 individually identified semi-free-ranging adult females comprising 154 pairs were observed at Trentham Monkey Forest (Stoke-on-Trent, UK).

Bride hits wedding guests with most exhausting task ever

Bride hits wedding guests with most exhausting task ever

A wedding-guest-to-be has shared an ‘interesting’ idea cooked up by a bride and groom for their wedding - they’re going to make guests answer maths questions throughout the ceremony and reception, according to a post on Reddit.

How to Avoid Enabling Your Loved One's OCD

How to Avoid Enabling Your Loved One's OCD

For example, most people with OCD will ask others for reassurance in order to reduce anxiety about their obsessive fears, like when they see a spot on their skin and ask a family member to confirm that it's not cancer.

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