Do you care for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease and wonder how you can better help them — and yourself — make it day by day? What about a fear of asking for advice? Ever heard of sleep drunkenness? We have it all and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net.

Risky Situations At Work Lead Women To Feel More Anxiety Than Men, Says Study: A new study recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association found that women are more likely than men to fold under the pressure of risky situations at work and, thus, perform worse than they would during normal situations.

‘Sleep Drunkenness’ Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues: “Sleep Drunkenness,” which causes people to wake up in a confused state and unaware of where they are, is as common as 1 in 7 Americans.

Asking for Advice Makes You Look More Competent, Not Stupider: Researchers from Harvard Business School and Wharton School suggest asking for advice does exactly the opposite of what you might fear: Instead of looking stupid, you actually look competent.

Catelynn Lowell Reveals Her Battle With Depression And Anxiety: Teen Mom cast member states she’s feeling like herself again after seeking treatment for depression and anxiety.

Mindfulness Training Helps Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers: A new study shows that learning how to focus on the present moment — also known as mindfulness — can be beneficial to those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.

Smartphones Pampering Kids’ Human Emotion Reading Skills: A new UCLA study suggests the increased use of digital media and decreased time spent face to face can lead to a decline in kids’ social skills.



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 28 Aug 2014
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Sparks, A. (2014). Psychology Around the Net: August 30, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2014, from


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