Psychology Around the Net: May 13, 2017
Happy Saturday, sweet readers!
This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the psychology of to-do lists, why a high self-esteem doesn’t mean you’ll be successful, a genetic location related to anorexia nervosa, and more.
The Psychology of the To-Do List: Why Your Brain Loves Ordered Tasks: Dr. David Cohen believes those of us who live by our to-do lists love them because they tone down anxiety, provide us with structure, and show proof of what we’ve achieved for the day, week, or month.
A Psychologist Explains Why Self-Esteem Is a ‘Sham’: At least in terms of success. According to psychologist Tasha Eurich, having a high self-esteem doesn’t guarantee personal and professional success; it actually might hurt your chances.
Instagram Campaign Celebrates How the Platform Connects Users Experiencing Mental Illness: On Monday (May 8), Instagram announced a new social media campaign, #HereForYou, to help celebrate users who speak openly about their mental health journeys on Instagram and, in turn, encourage others to do the same and connect within the community.
Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease: According to a new study out of Sweden, children who have celiac disease have an increased risk for psychiatric disorders; however, the researchers note that there’s no established mechanism underlying the association yet.
Former U.S. Mental Health Chief Leaves Google: Former National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director Tom Insel is on the move. Just 16 months after leaving the NIMH to work for Google’s health sciences division, Insel is now starting his own company–Mindstrong–which will try to determine a person’s mental health status based on how they use smartphones.
First Genetic Location Found for Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia is “considered to have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric conditions,” and now researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill (research carried out by Psychiatric Genetics Consortium Eating Disorders Working Group) has found a genetic location that could shed more light on the condition.
Sparks, A. (2017). Psychology Around the Net: May 13, 2017. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 19, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/psychology-around-the-net-may-13-2017/