Archive for December, 2008

Collectively, Are We Still Happy in a Depression?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Sonja Lyubomirsky thinks so.

Or at least that seems to be her argument in a recent op-ed in the New York Times, where she suggests …

Bad Science Headlines: Discovery’s Brain Warping

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

In yet another news article on yet another of-questionable-value fMRI study, hard-hitting Discovery news came up with this doozy of a headline:

How Visiting Your Family …

5 Tips to Make Your Resolutions Stick

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I know what you’re thinking: another cheesy, goody-two-shoes article on how I can keep all those goals I’ve set going into 2009. If you abhor …

The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

As we put the holidays behind us and dig out from underneath all of the wrapping paper (or snow! or both), many of us turn …

Locked Away for Years, Nobody Cares

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

What if someone you loved had a mental disorder that nobody knew how to treat? The disorder causes your loved one to act out against …

Minding the Media: 9 Eating Lessons from Magazines

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Women’s magazines are always filled with tons of tips. Here’s what I learned from December/January issues of popular fitness and health publications.

1. At your …

Merry Christmas 2008!

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008
Cats Xmas 2008

As we close down the Psych Central offices for the holidays, we want to take this opportunity to wish …

Stressed Out? Get a Pet

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Feeling stressed out? New research suggests the benefit of getting a pet for college students:

Students who chose to live with at least one dog, one …

9 Tips for Busting Holiday Depression

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but not if negative emotions take hold of your holidays. So let’s be honest. …

Seven Rules to Surviving An Abusive Boss

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

At the interview for my first professional job, my future boss asked me, “I notice you’re married. Are you planning to get pregnant?” After I …

Not Tonight Dear, I’m on the Internet

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Survey results released last week showed that nearly half of women (46 percent) and nearly one third of men (30 percent) would rather go without …

Another Way Women Choose a Romantic Partner

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

There are many, many different attributes a person looks for in their romantic partner. Decades worth of research suggests that while many of these characteristics …

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