Bessel van der Kolk sat cross-legged on an oversize pillow in the center of a smallish room overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur. He wore khaki pants, a blue fleece zip-up and square wire-rimmed glasses. His feet were bare. It was the third day of his workshop, "Trauma Memory and Recovery of ...
Date Posted: May 27, 2014
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
The publication of Daniel Goleman;s breakthrough book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, introduced the public to the then radical idea that "there are other ways of being smart," couldn't have been more timely. Goleman defined 'emotional intelligence' ...
Categories: Child Development, Emotional IntelligenceGO
Now, with hundreds of neuroimaging studies on human sexual behavior, results from these studies are finally being integrated for meta-analysis, allowing for improved precision in identifying activated brain areas. This article reveals the neural ...
Categories: Sexual Problems / Sex TherapyGO
We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our 'gut instinct' has a significant impact on ...
Categories: Anxiety, FearGO
The so-called ‘cheerleader effect’ is the phenomenon that people seem more attractive when they are in a group than when they are alone. At least, so urban legend has it.
Researchers say talking to yourself, out loud, is more common than many of us might care ...
Categories: Sports PsychologyGO
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Naval Health Research Center have found that mindfulness training - a combination of meditation and body awareness exercises - can help U.S. Marine Corps personnel ...
Categories: Meditation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...GO
Transgender women have no choice but to wear feminine clothes to express their identity as part of the medical condition, gender ...
Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...GO
In 2012, David Strayer found himself in a research lab, on the outskirts of London, observing something he hadn't thought possible: extraordinary multitasking. For his entire career, Strayer, a professor of psychology at the University of Utah, had ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
Seeing another person under stress - even when you're not involved in the situation - is enough to activate the stress hormone cortisol in your body as well, according to a new study.
Categories: Stress ManagementGO
Sociality, cooperation and "prosocial" behaviours are the foundation of human society (and of the extraordinary development of our brain) and yet, taken individually, people often show huge variation in terms of altruism/egoism, both among ...
Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, regardless of what the purpose is, research suggests. Not only does it contribute to healthy aging, but it may also stave off early death, according to a study of 7,000 Americans.
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
Researchers at the University of Granada have shown that a universal test of intelligence quotient (IQ) does not exist. Results in this type of test are determined by cultural differences.
SYDNEY: Australian researchers unveiled on Tuesday a Twitter tool to map moods around the world in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services. The online tool, called "We Feel", analyses up to 32,000 tweets per minute - ...
Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health / Illness / Medical IssuesGO