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Older adults’ difficulties with focusing can be used to help put a face to a name — ScienceDaily

2018-03-19T07:31:00+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Everyone has experienced the awkward situation of meeting someone and then forgetting their name shortly after. Among older adults, this happens more often than not. Researchers have discovered a new method to resolve this problem by tapping into a natural memory change during aging. — Read on

In Praise of A.D.H.D.

2018-03-17T10:32:36+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Categories: Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|

The disorder can be an asset in our frenetic world.A.D.H.D. is termed a disorder, and in severe forms it can certainly disrupt a person’s life. But you might view a more moderate degree of A.D.H.D. as an asset in today’s turbulent and fast-changing world. My mother, now 95, long ago realized that speed is the

Is Unconditional Love Really Possible?

2018-03-16T06:55:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Uncategorized|

Many people pursue the ideal of unconditional love. But is this possible or a setup for disappointment? How can we be responsive to others while also being responsive to ourselves? ... if we look too fervently and exclusively to one person to fill all our needs (for acceptance, belonging, meaning), we may be expecting something that

Gaslighting for Dummies

2018-03-14T04:34:00+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Media, Psychology, Uncategorized|

In 1938, British playwright Patrick Hamilton's work, "Gas Light," was produced in London, and ran for six months. Then it was adapted into a 1940 movie, titled "Gaslight," directed by Thorold Dickinson and starring Anton Walbrook and Diana Wynyard. Four years later, it debuted as an MGM film, featuring Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, with

The Consciousness Deniers

2018-03-14T04:36:58+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|

What is the silliest claim ever made? The competition is fierce, but I think the answer is easy. Some people have denied the existence of consciousness: conscious experience, the subjective character of experience, the “what-it-is-like” of experience. Next to this denial—I’ll call it “the Denial”—every known religious belief is only a little less sensible than

The Strange Order of Things

2018-03-10T08:40:58+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Uncategorized, Video|

The Strange Order of Things: How we feel our way to being human — Read on

Psychology’s Course Correction

2018-03-09T05:07:20+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Psychology, Uncategorized|

For those who investigate human behavior, particularly social scientists, the past few years have been rocky ones. Retests of many high-profile claims have come out negative—including the idea that exerting willpower on one task makes it harder to do so on an unrelated task, for example, or that striking a "power pose" can lead you to make

Electric wave engulfs brain at first blush of consciousness

2018-03-07T07:39:41+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Psychology, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Our brains are bombarded with information about events around us, but we only become conscious of a few of them. Yale researchers have captured what happens in the split second before the emergence of consciousness, a fundamental state of human life. “There is a very tight window of a few milliseconds when we come aware