Oxytocin: More Than Just a "Love Hormone"

Oxytocin: More Than Just a "Love Hormone"

There was no equivalent effect of oxytocin on the female volunteers, but oxytocin did increase women’s interest in long-term relationships with faithful men. In short, oxytocin didn’t simply turn men and women lovey-dovey; instead, it promoted the pre-existing sex differences in men's and women’s preferences for faithful and unfaithful partners.

Girl Scout creates Jason Momoa-themed Samoa cookies

Girl Scout creates Jason Momoa-themed Samoa cookies

A few followers of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page, which reposted the photo of Charlotte's cookies, were not as excited. Small feuds broke out in the comments from mothers who didn't "need" a box of Momoas, and said they thought it was "inappropriate" and a double standard to promote cookies using a shirtless man.

Khloe Kardashian responds to critics who mom-shamed her for long nails

Khloe Kardashian responds to critics who mom-shamed her for long nails

Kardashian brushed the criticism aside on Twitter, assuring fans that she's doing just fine in the mom department. "It's annoying when people talk about my nails," she wrote on Twitter.

Talking About Failure with Your Adolescent

Talking About Failure with Your Adolescent

So, parents need to monitor experiences of failure in their teenager’s life to make sure the young person is getting through the unhappy experience without significant injury.

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

Babies develop affection at different rates, but when is it a cause for concern? Dr Hay says a standoffish child aged under one year could just be a busy baby with an active and alert personality.

The Influence of Body Shape on First Impressions

The Influence of Body Shape on First Impressions

In an article, published in the December 2018 issue of Psychological Science , Hu and colleagues discuss people’s “ shape-to-trait inferences from bodies ,” suggesting that these inferences “reflect the valence and agency of traits as well as nuanced personality features related to the Big Five domains of extraversion, conscientiousness, and agreeableness.” 1 Body shape and personality: Methods Participants were 76 undergraduate students (17 men; average age, 20 years) from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Teletherapy-Hypnosis May Help Ease IBS Symptoms

Teletherapy-Hypnosis May Help Ease IBS Symptoms

Summary: Skype-Delivered Hypnosis is Helpful for IBS To summarize, the results of recent research have found that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for reducing pain, anxiety, and IBS severity and improving quality of life in people who have IBS.

How to Use Humor to Become Happier and More Successful

How to Use Humor to Become Happier and More Successful

Based on a model known as “parallel-constraint-satisfaction” theory, which proposes that stereotypes affect the way people interpret the behavior of others, Evans and his colleagues hypothesized that men would benefit and women would be penalized when using humor specifically in the workplace.

How to Help After the Aurora Mass Shooting

How to Help After the Aurora Mass Shooting

Following are some ways to encourage social support: How to Refer for Additional Support It is important that you recognize when additional follow-up services from a licensed mental health professional might be needed after mass shooting like really intense stress symptoms that don’t seem go away, interfere with everyday life, self-medicating with alcohol or substances, and thoughts of suicide.

Dissociative Identity: Disorder or Literalized Metaphor?

Dissociative Identity: Disorder or Literalized Metaphor?

McHugh, M.D., Distinguished University Professor of Psychiatry and former psychiatrist-in-chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital No diagnosis in the history of psychiatry has provoked more controversy—both inside and outside of the field—as dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

Is This Really a Crisis?

Is This Really a Crisis?

Ever since I began working with clients with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders over thirty years ago, it has been clear that they spend a great deal of time reacting to situations they perceive as crises that are really internal upsets projected onto others.

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.

Ben McKenzie: There's More ‘Screaming’ at Home With Kids Than on Set

Ben McKenzie: There's More ‘Screaming’ at Home With Kids Than on Set

“Kids have a remarkable ability to not give two winks about [stress],” the actor, 40, told Us Weekly at Fox’s recent TCA press tour. “So as soon as I come home, it’s daddy time.

Why Doesn’t My Partner Love Me the Way I Want?

Why Doesn’t My Partner Love Me the Way I Want?

Source: Pixabay License, Free for Commercial Use, No LIcense Required By David Braucher, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. When we insist that our partners show their love the way we want them to, we might be avoiding having a truly intimate relationship.

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

A 2016 meta-analysis in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showed a correlation “between social anxiety and feelings of comfort online.” Computer mediated communication offers a few key features that may appeal to socially anxious individuals: “text-based communication with reduced audio and visual cues,” “anonymity,” and asynchronicity (i.e., there is no immediate need to respond).

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

With a brain injury like John’s, the chances of recovering after three months are very low and patients are usually reclassified as "permanently vegetative." We tested John using every tool we had at our disposal, looking for some sign of inner life, but we found nothing.

The Transformational Power of Love

The Transformational Power of Love

But since there isn’t, let’s take advantage of a day that focuses on love to think about supporting young people to rise to their potential, even and especially if they’ve endured challenging lives.

Is What We Thought We Knew About Brain Plasticity Wrong?

Is What We Thought We Knew About Brain Plasticity Wrong?

With the help of high-resolution brain scanning (fMRI), my lab has recently found that asking amputees to move their phantom inside the scanner reveals incredibly detailed maps representing all five missing fingers in the brain.

Turn a Fight With Your Partner Into a Positive Experience

Turn a Fight With Your Partner Into a Positive Experience

But I read that fighting is fine as long as you "make up" afterward and the kids see that." Source: iStock/Used with Permission It sounds like you're referring to the research by Mark Cummings, reported in Po Bronson's book Nurture Shock . So yes, even non-yelling disagreements where parents are in conflict are hard on kids.

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

The Cruelest Lie: Saying "I Love You" When You Don't

How to Avoid Saying “I Love You” When You Don’t If your romantic partner blurts out this confession of their feelings, and you’re not in a place where you can honestly return the sentiment, that’s okay.

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

Like the researchers in the Israeli study, you could look at some form of more private gratitude intervention in which you provide, in a nonthreatening way, opportunities for these people to offer thanks, even for simple things.

Mating Choices: Parents and Offspring Don't See Eye to Eye

Mating Choices: Parents and Offspring Don't See Eye to Eye

Recent research presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology suggests that fathers don’t want their daughters to date men who are unattractive, however, fathers’ perceptions of unattractiveness are very different from daughters’ perceptions (Fugère et al., 2019).

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).

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media

While there is some overlap in my connections on these different platforms, there’s little in common in my posting and sharing activity.

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

Why We Can’t Stop Thinking About Other People’s Lives

For example, he writes, "If a person evaluates his running ability, he will do so by comparing his time to run some distance with the times that other persons have taken." According to Festinger, however, there are two types of social comparison: upward and downward.

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Is Optimism Ever Unhealthy?

Next time you’re at a dinner party, try the following experiment: Ask people to raise their hands to indicate whether they believe they’re at greater risk, equal risk, or less risk than the average person of their same age, gender, and background for virtually any common negative event, from having a heart attack to being mugged.

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).

Parents called 'cruel' for not changing daughter's name

Parents called 'cruel' for not changing daughter's name

"We have even been called cruel" "Our daughter is called Alexa before the Amazon thing came out," wrote the mum in her post to Mumsnet , "and we were thinking about changing her name for obvious reasons but we stayed firm with it as it is." She said she has "come under pressure" from others to consider changing her daughter's name.

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.

Adolescence and the Desire for Physical Beauty

Adolescence and the Desire for Physical Beauty

The display can have an evolutionary power this way, drawing people to their sense of personal beauty in the other, getting them socially and sexually together to enjoy physical intimacy and perhaps to create the next generation of human life.

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