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Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’

I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.When people share their stories with me, there are common themes. These include someone telling them they were “not good at math," panicking over timed math tests, or getting stuck on some math topic and struggling to move past it. The topics can be ...
Tags: Psychology, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Maths, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Cognitive Science, Shannon Sweeny, Chris Willingham, Jennifer Ruef, Education Studies University of OregonThis

Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

MIT NewsThe big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you'll need to be alert but not so excited that you make mistakes. Even if you are simultaneously sleep-deprived and full of nervous energy, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best.Now a new study by neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory might help to e...
Tags: Neuroscience, Mit, Brain, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, National Institutes of Health, PAUL, Sur, Cognitive Science, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Lilah E Newton, Vincent Breton Provencher, Breton Provencher, JPB Foundation

What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending.And how many times have we learned of someone – a celebrity, a friend or a loved one – who committed some self-destructive act that seemed to defy explanation? Think of the criminal who leaves a trail of evidence, perhaps with the hope of getting caught, or the politician who wins an election, only to start sexting someone likely to expose him. Why do they do it? Edgar Allan Poe, one of Am...
Tags: Psychology, Washington, Boston, Happiness, Edgar Allan Poe, America, Mental Health, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Emotions, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Poe, Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It's time to redefine 'masculinity'

APA Guidelines for the Psychological Practice of Boys and Men represents the first time the association has published rules specifically for treating white, Western males. Though the guidelines are data-driven and therapeutically sound, a corner of the American Right (and some on the Left) has taken offense. Men still dominate statistics in a number of categories, including suicide rates, substance abuse, and violence. None Many men don't like their power being questioned, a difficult situation...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, Stanford, Mental Health, Innovation, Fear, Men, Catholic Church, Emotions, Derek, Ny Times, Don, APA, American Psychological Association, Michael Meade, Robert Bly

Researchers have identified an area of the dog brain dedicated to processing human faces

If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up after her furry companion, day after day after day. But is this unique cross-species relationship also reflected at a deeper level, in the workings of the canine brain? A recent study in Learning and Behavior suggests so, finding that highly trained dogs have a dedicated neural area for processing human faces, separate from the area involved in processin...
Tags: Psychology, Dogs, Animals, Intelligence, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, BPS Research Digest, Auburn University, Andie Thompkins

Study of lookalikes refutes popular personality theory

Scientists looked at pairs of people who looked like each other but were not twins.The results showed that genetics plays a stronger role in personality formation than how alike people were treated by others.Behaving similarly is a stronger social glue than physical resemblance. None People have many misconceptions and strange theories about twins and people who look alike. One great one courtesy of the Internet claimed that Nic Cage is actually a vampire on account of a Civil-War-era photo of a...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Genetics, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Rosenberg, University of Connecticut, California State University Fullerton, Segal, University of Texas at Austin, Nic Cage, Nancy L Segal

New study finds vloggers and viewers share emotions

A new study finds that what you watch can influence how you feel and that how you feel influences what you watch. Strangely, it seems to be the first study to investigate these notions as they relate to online videos. The findings are in line with previous studies of other text-based social media platforms.It has often been said that "like attracts like" or that "birds of a feather flock together." As with many old proverbs, there is a grain of truth to the idea that science eventually got aroun...
Tags: Entertainment, Social Media, Personality, Netherlands, Innovation, Emotions, Tilburg University, Hannes Rosenbusch

Why Holding a Grudge Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Start off 2019 with a healthy dose of stubbornness
Tags: Books, Living, News, Uncategorized, Emotions

POWER MOVES: How to Hold Healthy Grudges

Grudges can be good. They are one habit that humans have evolved to keep ourselves from the pain of breakups and also from eating mozzarella sticks for every meal.
Tags: News, Emotions, Grudge, Your-feed-selfcare

Is Your Attachment Style Leaving You Lonely?

If so, you can turn that around for good. Are you dreading another weekend without plans? Do you wonder why your relationships keep ending and why eligible bachelors keep passing you by? Are you sick and tired of feeling lonely and just want to fill the hole in your heart with someone meaningful? I get that. Loneliness is real and painful. What you may not realize is that the reason many people feel so lonely has much to do with their attachment styles in relationships. According to well-known...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Emotions, Secure, Loneliness, Publishers, Lonely, Insecure, Yourtango, John Gottman, Attachment styles

The science behind why our brains make us cooperate (or disagree)

Neuroscientists identify the parts of the brain that affect our social decision-making.Guilt has a large affect on social interactions, find the researchers.To find ways to cooperate, people need to let go of fear and anxiety, suggest studies None Why do we decide to work on a project or pursue a goal with someone? Or why do we treat some people like there's no way we can find any common language? Neuroscience says that the human brain contains underlying causes to all human cooperation and soci...
Tags: Health, Communication, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Community, Emotions, University Of Arizona, Cooperation, Society For Neuroscience, University of Texas, University of Southern Mississippi, Bowdoin College, Robert Greene, Charles Koch Institute, Charles Koch Foundation

How to spot high-conflict people before it's too late

Here's a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but also potentially dangerous. So how can we avoid becoming a target in their path of destruction? First, you have to be able to recognize them, says Eddy. They tend to share these four key characteristics: a preoccupation with blaming others, all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme beha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Eddy, Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute

Why giving gifts brings you more happiness than receiving them

Giving gifts results in longer happiness from the act, says new research.We can sustain the pleasure of a new experience every time we give to others.Hedonic adaptation makes it hard to continuously enjoy spending money on ourselves. None Just in time for the holidays, comes new research that says you get more satisfaction from giving gifts than receiving.Usually, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation is responsible for us feeling less happiness every time we experience some event or activity...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Happiness, Christmas, Compassion, Innovation, Community, Emotions, Northwestern University, Brien, O Brien, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Psychological Science, Kellogg School of Management, Decision-making, Ed O Brien

6 Ways to Be an Effective Parent in 2019

Expert advice on how to raise children who are resilient, confident and able to handle stress.
Tags: News, Parenting, Emotions, Anxiety and Stress, Children and Childhood, Families and Family Life


After a year in a paid mastermind group, I decided not to renew. That was a tough decision, but I feel it was the right one, and it helped me clarify something that I’d really like to experience in a bigger way. It costs $30K per year to be a member of this group. It’s been ranked as one of the top business mastermind groups in the country, and I think that’s well deserved. It was a stretch for me to decide to apply and then join, but I gained a lot of value from it. It’s fair to say that I got ...
Tags: Careers, Values, Emotions, Las Vegas, Vegas, Steve, Creating Reality, Conscious Growth Club, BoardSteve Pavlina InstagramThe

You’re Not ‘Fine’: Acknowledge Your Full Range of Emotions

If someone asks how you are, if you are like most people, you will answer with the four-letter word that begins with the letter F (no, not that one). It is to be expected, in casual social conversation. Either you don’t know the other person well or don’t have time to elaborate, so the words “I’m fine” are part of common parlance. This morning as a client entered my office, that was her response when I inquired as to her emotional state. Her face told me otherwise. Then she began to share t...
Tags: Psychology, Grief, General, Support, Personal, Self-help, Intimacy, Loss, Emotions, Grief And Loss, Coping Skills, Amanda Owen

Being Mindful Of Your Emotions

The last few days, I have been witness to a power battle that has erupted over the execution of certain high-value projects. The association that manages our gated community buildings have lost the trust of its residents as they have not been very transparent about money matters. The pent-up frustration has resulted in a barrage of emails flying back and forth between us, the residents, and the association board members. On yet another occasion, while I was making a presentation to a client, the...
Tags: Leadership, Emotions, Expectations, Personal Development, Emotional Intelligence, Michael J Fox, Marshall, Acceptance, Marshall Goldsmith, Letting Go, Lisa Kleypas Love

A Different Type Of Story Can Capture An Audience

Personal storytelling might be exactly what your next speech needs Image Credit: rashida s. mar b. Hopefully by now everyone knows that one of the best ways to tap into the importance of public speaking and make your next speech become more interesting to your audience is to include a story in the speech. We’ve got a lot of different stories that we can draw on: fairy tales, folk tales, legends, myths, you know the list. As speakers we run into a common problem when we use these types of...
Tags: Myths, Community, Emotions, Fairy Tales, Speaking, 2 - Organize, Personal Story, Legends, Jim Anderson, Folk Tales, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, Background Material

How to Be More Resilient

Some people are just genetically tougher. But you can train your brain to better handle stress.
Tags: News, Brain, Emotions, Huda, Anxiety and Stress, Akil, Chicago (Ill, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders

10 excerpts from Marcus Aurelius' 'Meditations' to unlock your inner Stoic

Meditations is a collection of the philosophical ideas of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.Written as a series of notes to himself, the book is much more readable than the dry philosophy most people are used to. The advice he gave to himself 2,000 years ago is increasingly applicable in our hectic, stressed-out lives. Stoicism is an increasingly popular philosophy for our overworked, anxious world. Learning the key points can be difficult however, as many stoic philosophers write densely or giv...
Tags: Happiness, Mindfulness, Innovation, Philosophy, Emotions, Morality, Personal Growth, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Written, Heraclitus Everything

How to Stop Your Shadow Self from Controlling You

When we keep our shadow hidden, it runs the risk of controlling us. In this complicated life we lead, there are aspects of ourselves we don’t feel able to meet. Often it’s because society does not make space for them, or because we don’t have the tools to sit with the discomfort of difficult emotions. It could be shame, guilt, anger, or grief. According to Robert A. Masters, it could also be our inner child, our inner saboteur, or our resistance. Masters, a therapist and psychospiritual guide...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Emotions, Publishers, Robert, Spirituality & Health, Shadow Work, Shadow Self, Shadow Side

Why practicing empathy matters, and how VR can help

Virtual reality fills us with awe and adrenaline — and the technology is only at a crude stage, explains VR filmmaker Danfung Dennis. It's capable of inspiring something much greater in us: empathy.With coming technological advancements in pixel display, haptics, and sound tracking, VR users will finally be able to know what it's like to really take another person's perspective. Empathy is inherent in humans (and other animal species), but just as it can be squashed, it must be practiced in orde...
Tags: Technology, Future, Compassion, Empathy, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Emotions, Dennis, Personal Growth, Danfung Dennis

These Men Are Waiting to Share Some Feelings With You

In meetings and retreats, chastened menfolk are working on their feelings.
Tags: News, Emotions, Everyman, Men and Boys, MeToo Movement, Your-feed-selfcare, The Mankind Project (MKP

The New Iron Johns

In meetings and retreats, chastened menfolk are working on their feelings.
Tags: News, Emotions, Everyman, Men and Boys, MeToo Movement, The Mankind Project (MKP

Greats Gift Ideas # 2 -Tweens and Teens

They may think they’re too old for Christmas but thrust one of these great reads into their Christmas stockings this year and your tweens and teens will love your forever, or at least have something incredible to tie them over until the turkey is ready. Here are some recent must-read middle grade and young adult … Continue reading Greats Gift Ideas # 2 -Tweens and Teens The post Greats Gift Ideas # 2 -Tweens and Teens appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Immigration, Fantasy, Book Reviews, History, Teenagers, Emotions, Christmas Gift Ideas, HarperCollins Australia, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Scholastic Australia, Cait Drews, Dimity Powell, Young Adult Fiction, LoveOZYA

Let Your Kids See Your Negative Emotions

It’s been well-documented that fighting excessively in front of the kids isn’t a good idea—it’s not only emotionally distressing for them, it can impact the way they process emotions and how they build relationships in the future. Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Conflict, Feelings, Emotions, Lifehacks

3 types of Schadenfreude and when you feel them

A new model of schadenfreude suggests that there are three sub-types of "harm-joy."The study also suggests that depersonalization, the ability to view others as less than human, is the key element of schadenfreude.The model could lead to a deeper understanding of schadenfreude and psychopathic traits.Most people would probably deny it, but everybody has felt a bit of joy at the pain or failure of another person at least once. Think back to when a person you don't like had a misfortune, when the ...
Tags: Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Emory University, Wang, Catan, Mina Cikara, Shensheng Wang

How I overcame disability to become a NASA astronaut

Leland Melvin was told he'd never be an astronaut after he lost all his hearing.He got a chance to fly to space and honor the legacy of his friends after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.Leland worked on building the space station in an "amazing transformation" from the lowest point in his life.
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Space, Failure, Nasa, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Space Shuttle Columbia, Leland, Leland Melvin

Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood

A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others.The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected.The study may lead to further investigations into how people cope with trauma and lead to new ways to help victims bounce back.A new study published in PLOS One suggests that enduring a traumatic event in childhood can lead to higher levels of empathy as an adult. While it doesn't apply to every form of empathy, it ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Youth, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Greenberg, IRI, David M Greenberg

Understand your own mind and goals via bullet journaling

Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future. One way to view your journal might be less of a narrative and more of a timeline of decisions. The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by now at amazone --> List...
Tags: Video, Identity, Future, Success, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Self