Archive for December, 2006

Food Psychology

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Though many people are concerned about overeating and obesity, usually it’s in the context of intentional bingeing and grazing. The Cornell University Food and …

New Mental Health Bill?

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

With the political landscape changing in the U.S., there is an increased chance for an important mental health bill to be passed through Congress. …

The Quality of Online Support Communities: People not Posts

Friday, December 29th, 2006

I recently put the finishing touches on an article that examines some of the characteristics of a strong, quality online health community versus those that …

Burnout in America

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

New York Magazine made an epic attempt at analyzing “burnout” — feeling overwhelmed by the daily in’s and out’s of work or life — in …

Question and Answer Sites Reviewed

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

So what’s the deal with question and answer sites where people spend endless hours answering questions from other people who are too lazy to use …

Changing a Family to Help a Child

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Very rarely do I read a story in the press on treatment for psychological disorders and finish feeling satisfied and excited. Last week, the …

Have Social Networking Users Ruined Their Privacy?

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Steve Kerrison, over at HEXUS.net, and Professor Nigel Smart of the Computer Science Department at the University of Bristol (UK) think so.

As these …

The Crutch of Why: How fixating on the source of a mental illness can delay treatment

Monday, December 25th, 2006

It has been said that I spend too much time being overly analytical. While a lot of people go about their daily work with …

Volunteering for Recovery

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Woman’s bipolar disorder creates chance to serve others from Anchorage Daily News is an interview with a woman who is unable to work full-time …

Virtual Psychology

Monday, December 25th, 2006

The classic 1960s psychology experiment in obediency by Stanley Milgram has been recreated in virtual reality. In the original, participants were instructed to administer electric …

In The Present

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Merry Monday. It’s a Monday, just another day of the week, right? But no escaping that it is Christmas. No matter which religious holiday you …

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

On behalf of the entire Psych Central family of staff, contributors, editors and myself and the missus, I’d like to wish you and yours a …

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