Why Men and Women Can't Be &Just Friends& | Psychology Today Is the idea of a pure, platonic relationship between non-related, heterosexual men and women a myth? For the most part, it would seem the answer is "yes" and the reason is deeply rooted in the evolutionary soil of our species. Thanks to the writings of John Gray, many of us now know some of the "Mars/Venus" generalizations such as men typically use language as a tool for solving problems while women use it as a way to promote intimacy.
6:05 am: You lie awake in your tiny bed, underneath the salmon covers, your neck sore from sleeping on one pillow (you asked for another but you’ll need a doctor’s order to have more than one.) Your sleep medicine has worn off and you are now once again a prisoner to your insomnia. All there is to do now is listen to your roommate snore and mutter to herself in her sleep and the sounds of the nurses talking and phones ringing at the nurses station. You remember a Seroquel-induced nightmare you had previously in the night in which you were trapped in a house that was filling with water, drowning and gasping for air. You make a mental note to mention the dream to your doctor later on. 7:00 am: Morning checks. A Day in the Life of a Mental Hospital Patient | World of Psychology
INNOVATION is today's equivalent of the Holy Grail. Rich-world governments see it as a way of staving off stagnation. Poor governments see it as a way of speeding up growth. And businesspeople everywhere see it as the key to survival. Which makes Clay Christensen the closest thing we have to Sir Galahad.
Restoring happiness in people with depression July 31, 2011 — Practicing positive activities may serve as an effective, low-cost treatment for people suffering from depression, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside and Duke University Medical Center. In "Delivering Happiness: Translating Positive Psychology Intervention Research for Treating Major and Minor Depressive Disorders," a paper that appears in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , the team of UCR and Duke psychology, neuroscience and psychopharmacology researchers proposed a new approach for treating depression -- Positive Activity Interventions (PAI). PAIs are intentional activities such as performing acts of kindness, practicing optimism, and counting one's blessing gleaned from decades of research into how happy and unhappy people are different.
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Back to Psych Web Home Page Back to The Interpretation of Dreams Table of Contents D. Why Dreams Are Forgotten After Waking That a dream fades away in the morning is proverbial.
Psychological research on how a simple (nonsexual) touch can increase compliance, helping behaviour, attraction, and signal power. To get around in the world, we mainly rely on our eyes and ears. Touch is a sense that's often forgotten. But touch is also vital in the way we understand and experience the world.
More Science :: Head Lines :: December 5, 2008 :: :: Email :: Print See Inside How synthetic hormones change desire in women--and their choice in a mate By Melinda Wenner Image: © iStockPhoto / Ceneri This year 2.25 million Americans will get married—and a million will get divorced. Birth Control Pills Affect Womens Taste in Men: Scientific American
by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color . It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean?
Imagine A World Where Aspergers Was The Norm | Psychology Today
Is your procrastination hindering you? Ten things you should know. There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination . Procrastinators sabotage themselves. They put obstacles in their own path. They actually choose paths that hurt their performance.
Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences.
Earworms: The Science Behind Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head | Columns It’s happened to everyone. There you are, minding your own business, flipping through radio stations, when you come across one of those songs. All it takes is a couple of notes and -- BLAM! -- Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” is stuck in your head for hours, maybe even days if you are exceptionally unfortunate. These songs are affectionately known as "earworms," and there is a scientific reason they lodge themselves into listeners’ minds.
One of the strangest side-effects of intense fear is time dilation, the apparent slowing-down of time. It's a common trope in movies and TV shows, like the memorable scene from The Matrix in which time slows down so dramatically that bullets fired at the hero seem to move at a walking pace. In real life, our perceptions aren't keyed up quite that dramatically, but survivors of life-and-death situations often report that things seem to take longer to happen, objects fall more slowly, and they're capable of complex thoughts in what would normally be the blink of an eye. Now a research team from Israel reports that not only does time slow down, but that it slows down more for some than for others.
More likely to tipple in the future? Corbis on't worry, all that excessive drinking is just a sign of your intelligence. According to two long-term studies — one American , one British — there's a correlation between smarts and a thirst for alcohol. The "more intelligent children in both studies grew up to drink alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than less intelligent children," says Liz Day at Discover . Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers? - The Week
How We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot in Committed Relationships | Psychology Today Falling in love is as natural as death. Staying in love is as natural as good diet and healthy exercise. We can eat, exercise, and love well in the short run, but over the long haul of everyday modern living, we tend to shoot ourselves in the foot. That's because, like toddlers, we try to do these things in the wrong part of our brains. Below are two of the major ways we shoot ourselves in the foot when it comes to love.
Ever wondered if someone you're attracted to likes you or not, whether someone is your friend or foe, or whether your employees respect you? There's an easy way to find out... try to make them laugh . If the laughter comes easy, the answer is likely yes. If it doesn't, the answer is likely no.