Links for Shrinks – For Therapists, Psychologists, Coaches: Like the title straight-up says, this extremely useful LinkedIn Group offers up networking opportunities for mental health professionals. In particular, they trade online ...
The psychological functions that Twitter fulfills. By Moses Ma.
"Twitter has officially become the next big thing in terms of Internet social phenomena, so I can't resist writing about it... just like everyone else. Understanding the psychology of Twitter as a case study helps innovators learn how to better predict and even invent emerging white space market opportunities. And so, this is an exploration into the existential psychology of and underlying meaning - and meaninglessness - of Twitter, to understand its meteoric rise in the Internet world."
A PhD developmental psychology program will prepare you for a range of interesting careers as a developmental psychologist. This page will help you to locate and find out more about studying suitable programs online.
Go on, have a few days off. Take a week - you've certainly earned it! Clear your mind, take a break - things will tick over til you return...
Easier said than done, of course. But respites from work are valuable, replenishing resources and preventing negative loads (mental fatigue, adrenaline build-up) spiralling out of control. Sadly, the positive gloss of the holiday itself tends to slip quickly when we return to work - a 'fade-out effect' described well in this Psychologist article. What makes you more likely to fall prey to the fade-out? The quest for perfection, new research suggests.
Should we live our lives with no regrets as the song tells us to? By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D.
"Edith Piaf, the famous French singer sang "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien." (I Have No Regrets). Should we follow her advice and try to live in the moment, without looking back and without any self-judgment? Or, can we sometimes learn valuable lessons by analyzing our behavior and its consequences. Read on to find out what the research tells us about this ubiquitous and complicated emotion ..."
... "[A] study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took a 50-minute walk in a woodland park improved their cognition, as measured by the ability to remember a random string of digits and repeat them in reverse order, compared to those who took a walk through city streets. An earlier study found similar results in subjects who weren’t depressed." ...
"Engineering psychologists mainly specialize in developing safer and user-friendly products. Engineering psychology emerged during the World War II in 1940’s, as many traditional engineers began considering user factors when designing new products and programs." This infographic from PsychologySchoolGuide.net tells you more about this profession.
Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have subsided.
University of Manchester researchers found that the brain scans of people with a history of depression differed in the regions associated with guilt and knowledge of socially acceptable behaviour from individuals who never get depressed.
Metacognition -- awareness of one's attention and thinking process -- is increasingly a 21st century necessity. -- Howard
"At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and other aspects of our mental..."