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How elderly go from being perceived as capable consumer to 'old person'

How elderly go from being perceived as capable consumer to 'old person' | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Many baby boomers want to improve the way people view aging, but a researcher has found they often reinforce negative stereotypes of old age when interacting with their own parents, coloring the way those seniors experience their twilight years.
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Psychology studies can seem confusing and contradictory. Mom Psych cuts through the clutter to bring the latest research home.


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Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota

Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

"Secure attachment means the child is confident—not anxious—about the availability and responsiveness of an adult," says Sroufe. "That confidence is the basis for confidence in oneself and others, and the ability to form adult relationships."


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Study: Online Self-Injury Information Often Inaccurate

Study: Online Self-Injury Information Often Inaccurate | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
People seeking help or information online about cutting and other forms of self-injury are likely finding falsehoods and myths, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
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Feeling Mostly Dead? It Must Be Daylight Saving Time

Feeling Mostly Dead? It Must Be Daylight Saving Time | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

I was going to write a post about Daylight Saving Time yesterday, but I was feeling very draggy for some reason. It couldn’t have anything to do with that tiny little nudge forward of the clock’s hour hand Sunday morning, could it? What does the research tell us about that?

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An Aunt of Good Intentions

An Aunt of Good Intentions | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
My brother took his wife on a kid-free vacation for four days and left his offspring with me. I planned a sensational schedule of activities that was sure to solidify my position as the best aunt e...
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Think you had a rough winter? Hah! It couldn't have been colder than the one we had in Southern California . . .(but nothing keeps a good Aunt down.)

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Parents' Attitudes about Helping Their Grown Children Affect Their Mental Health

Parents' Attitudes about Helping Their Grown Children Affect Their Mental Health | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Older parents frequently give help to their middle-aged offspring, and their perceptions about giving this help may affect their mental health, according to a team of researchers.
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Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Decision Making | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
One 15-minute session of focused-breathing meditation may help people make smarter choices, according to new research.
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Stanford Psychologist Shows Why Talking to Kids Really Matters

Stanford Psychologist Shows Why Talking to Kids Really Matters | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers find that exposure to child-directed speech, as opposed to overheard speech, sharpens infants' language processing skills, with cascading benefits for vocabulary learning.
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In Addiction, Meditation is Helpful When Coupled with Drug and Cognitive Therapies, Study Suggests

In Addiction, Meditation is Helpful When Coupled with Drug and Cognitive Therapies, Study Suggests | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.
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Do Patients in a Vegetative State Recognize Loved Ones?

Do Patients in a Vegetative State Recognize Loved Ones? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Researchers from Tel Aviv University find that the brains of patients in a vegetative state emotionally react to photographs of loved ones as though they recognize them.
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Although there was brain activity when the patients saw photos of general faces--the activity was distinctly different when the faces were those of loved ones. . .

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Mandela: An Emotionally Intelligent Giant

Mandela: An Emotionally Intelligent Giant | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
This week’s blog was supposed to be Part 2 of last week’s “The Emotionally Intelligent Brain, Part 1.”  However because of the passing of a historic man, I decided to digress for one week. Nelson M...
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What did Mandela have that we all could use? Check out Dr. Sam Alibrando's latest post on The EQ Psych to find out.

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Gratitude: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Gratitude: The Gift that Keeps on Giving | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

The simple act of taking time to reflect on whatever we have to be grateful for does pay dividends, say researchers, no matter how great or small our gifts. But what kinds of dividends, exactly?

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Gratitude helps givers to receive...

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Continued Increases in ADHD Diagnoses and Medication among US Children

Continued Increases in ADHD Diagnoses and Medication among US Children | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
New study led by the CDC reports that half of US children diagnosed with ADHD received that diagnosis by age 6.
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Hereditary Trauma

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Scientists have begun to understand the physiological processes underlying the long-known phenomenon referred to as hereditary trauma.

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The hereditary changes not only affect mental health and behavior, but also metabolism . . . and they persist even as far as the third generation, the researchers found.

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5 Common Parenting Habits that Hurt Sibling Relationships

5 Common Parenting Habits that Hurt Sibling Relationships | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
I don't care how perfect you are as a parent, there are going to be some occasions when your children squabble. This is why Erma Bombeck's timeless wisdom resonates: "Never have more children than ...
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This was inspired by a recent video that came across my Facebook feed. A father videotaping a son's meltdown at the news he was having a little sister. Some great parenting opportunities were entirely missed there because preparing kids for accepting a new sibling starts before the baby is born. Don't try this at home, folks!

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Stop Blaming Parents For Being Parents

Stop Blaming Parents For Being Parents | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Every few years a new label is devised to describe yet more behaviors parents should avoid. This year’s addition is “snowplow parents,” parents who push their emerging adult kids by intervening in ...
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Ruth Nemzoff, Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center, writes the new Mom Psych blog "Grandma Psych." In today's post she addresses our obsession with criticizing every move parents make.

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In defense of helicopter parents, it was just pointed out to me yesterday that kids on the autistic spectrum, for example, often need a lot more support than neurotypical children do and helicopter parents makes sense at times in those situations. -Lon

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Mild Autism? Or Something Else?

Mild Autism? Or Something Else? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Do you know how to recognize whether someone's diagnosis of your child is accurate? How important is accuracy in a diagnosis anyway?

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High Family Stress Can Impact a Child's Immune System

High Family Stress Can Impact a Child's Immune System | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Our bodies are equipped to handle everyday stress . . . that is, stress that lasts only briefly. On the other hand, a difficult, stressful situation or long-term increase in stress can negatively affect the immune system.
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The Red Couch Sessions: Dr. Sam Alibrando - YouTube

Are you emotionally intelligent? Find out, as Dr. Alibrando explains the concept behind his book "Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better ...
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There are some interesting analogies to be made between Frank Baum's characters in the Wizard of Oz and considerations in emotional intelligence . . . Dr. Sam Alibrando explains in this interview.

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Marriage's 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'

Marriage's 'Haves' and 'Have Nots' | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Changing expectations and rising inequality make today's best marriages better than ever, while undermining today's average marriages.
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▶ The Red Couch Sessions: Dr. Dieter Wolke - YouTube

University of Warwick researcher Dr. Dieter Wolke addresses the question, "What can schools and parents do to prevent bullying?" 

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The Emotionally Intelligent Brain, Part 2

The Emotionally Intelligent Brain, Part 2 | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Four Pathways to Retraining Your Brain This is the follow-up to my December 1st post, which was based on an article by UCLA researcher Daniel Siegel. His article describes a healthy brain-mind usin...
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In his latest post on The EQ Psych, Dr. Sam Alibrando offers 4 pathways to raise awareness so you can retrain your brain. 

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Newly Released Prisoners at Increased Risk of Suicide

Newly Released Prisoners at Increased Risk of Suicide | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Researchers in the U.K. investigating the risk of suicide in recently released prisoners have found that they are almost seven times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.
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Other studies hint that the best outcomes are seen when released prisoners have a supportive social network to help them work toward life change. Unfortunately, they rarely have this. Most released prisoners return to the same social networks they had before entering prison--which means they are also likely to return to former activities and/or die as a result of drug use or suicide.

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Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes with Meditation

Study Reveals Gene Expression Changes with Meditation | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
New study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of mindfulness meditation.
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Envy and Gratitude: Thanksgiving Every Day

Envy and Gratitude: Thanksgiving Every Day | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
One of my friends is now in Europe, all his expenses paid by his employer. (Oh yeah, did I tell you that he went with his wife and they are paying all her expenses too?) Another friend just release...
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Tune into the latest blog post from Dr. Sam Alibrando, as he turns emotional intelligence to the task of making Thanksgiving last all year. . . .

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Trauma Recovery Done Right: 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery (Part 2)

Trauma Recovery Done Right: 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery (Part 2) | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
  Having looked at Babette Rothschild’s presentation of basic awareness, focus on present time and place, correct sequencing of recovery tasks (symptom management before all else), and flashba...
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Part 2 of Tom Cloyd's book review: Trauma Recovery Done Right, by Babette Rothschild.

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