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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Not Related to I.Q.

It's important to know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Intelligence, as measured by I.Q., are two different things. Some parents are convinced that if their child has ADD it means that they are retarded. On the other hand, other parents say, "I've heard that ADD kids are really... Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Neurologically Based

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurologically based disorder. This position has become controversial as many would like to dismiss the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder altogether saying that there is no evidence of neurological differences, or that there are no medical tests to diagnose ADD ADHD, or that... Read More

Intro to Being an ADHD Parent

In my fifteen years of private practice working with children with ADHD, one of the common concerns that I observed by parents was the fear that they had done something, or failed to do something, that caused their child's ADHD. I guess it is normal to blame yourself when your... Read More

What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a medical condition. It is caused by genetic factors that result in certain neurological differences. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder comes in various forms, and there are five or six different types of ADHD. In the DSM-IV Diagnostic manual, each of these forms, or "types" of... Read More

How Big of a Problem is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - "ADD" or "ADHD" - affects between five to ten percent (5% - 10%) of all children in the United States, and three to six percent (3% - 6%) of adults. About 35% of all children referred to mental health clinics are referred for Attention Deficit... Read More

Why Does It Seem That There Are More Children With ADHD Than Ever Before?

Even though the percentage of people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is likely the same as in the past, there are three likely reasons why it seems that "there is more ADHD" than ever before: First, we become more aware of problems like this as parents than we were... Read More

Anti-Social Behaviors and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Anti-social behaviors are common with ADHD individuals. About 60% of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder kids are also oppositional or defiant. Some are even getting in trouble with the law. Impulsive-Hyperactive ADHD kids are the most likely to get into trouble than are the Inattentive ADHD kids, as they tend... Read More

What Causes Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

The most recent models that attempt to describe what is happening in the brains of people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder suggest that several areas of the brain may be affected by the disorder. They include the frontal lobes, the inhibitory mechanisms of the cortex, the limbic system, and the... Read More

Its Never Too Late

First of all, a bit of background: A high school dropout, stay-at-home mom until the age of 40, I wasn't too motivated to learn. Then I read the following quote:"Old Bureaucrat, my comrade, it is not you who are to blame. No one ever helped you to escape.? Nobody grasped... Read More

Panic Attacks: Effective Ways to Cope

Jill is a 21 y/o college student who used to do well until about a few months ago when she started to experience "weird" attacks almost daily. She described her experience as "horrible." When she has the attack, she feels that she's about to die or develop a stroke.One day... Read More

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JDRF launches diabetes psychology fellowship program
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JDRF announced the launch of a National Diabetes Psychology Fellowship Program to address the shortage of psychologists who can treat the specific needs of people with type 1 diabetes. The program aims to fund eight psychology fellows over the next 2 ...


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Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims
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The American Psychological Association (APA) just issued guidelines for treating trauma. Patients and therapists would be wise to ignore them. The guidelines are supposed to reflect the best scientific evidence. In fact, they ignore all scientific ...


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Pure Solitude, Away from Devices, Is Calming: New Research
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The psychological experience of being truly alone, with no electronic devices present and no other persons to talk to, can be calming. Professor Thuy-vy T. Nguyen of the University of Rochester, and co-authors Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci, ...


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A new 'accelerator' aims to bring big science to psychology | Science ...
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A study of how people perceive human faces will kick off a new initiative to massively scale up, accelerate, and reproduce psychology studies.

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The psychology behind eating adventurously
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Our reactions to unfamiliar foods, be it aversion or love, are deeply rooted in our psychology. They are a part of our personality and seem to have a connnection with other behaviours. Curious? Check out this video to learn more. Join 800,000+ Future ...


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Are Psychopathy and Heroism Two Sides of the Same Coin ...
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A new research study looking at first responders suggests that heroes and psychopaths have more in common than you might think.

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Three Dartmouth Psychology Professors Are Under Investigation for “Sexual Misconduct”
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Three tenured professors from the psychological and brain sciences department at Dartmouth College—Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley, and Paul Whalen—are targets of a criminal investigation, according to official statements from Dartmouth's president and ...


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The Psychology of Exhibitionism: Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate
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Two female comedians told the New York Times this week that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them in 2002 in a hotel room after inviting them up for a drink. Three other women told the Times about other instances of sexual misconduct by the creator ...
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UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school ...
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(Nov. 17, 2017) - Educational psychology researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have received a grant for more than $147,000 from ...

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One Question That May Determine Whether Your Love Will Last
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Is your partnership primarily based on the usefulness you get out of it, the pleasure you derive from it, or the goodness you see in it? (If you're not currently part of relationship, look at the one you were most recently in or the one that you aspire ...

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Rediscovering the Mind

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The 5 Hindrances of the Mind: Are They Blocking Your Self-Esteem?

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An Easy Cure For Math Phobia

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Is China Testing Bio Weapons on Its Own People?

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Why Other Children are Rejecting Your Child

IntroductionDeveloping healthy peer relationships is critical for the normal development... Read More

What is the Addictions Recovery Measurement System?

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Not Related to I.Q.

It's important to know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and... Read More

Hypnosis: A Brief History

Evidence of hypnotic-like phenomena appears in many ancient cultures. The... Read More

Get Out of Jail Free: Stop Being Defensive

When Marcus and Sally first met they immediately felt like... Read More

Emotional Intelligence: The Basics

There's so much talk about emotional intelligence and how it... Read More

The Cultural Narcissist - Lasch In An Age Of Diminishing Expectations

"The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by... Read More

Dogs Use Psycho-Cybernetics To Accomplish Goals

Dogs picture in their minds an event of an activity... Read More

Cult De-Programming?

The following good work from a person engaged in trying... Read More

The End of Psychotherapy

In two articles entitled "We Are Not Our Personalities" and... Read More

Fairies and Mental Health

Schizophrenics hallucinate alternate realities. People who claim to have been... Read More

What?s the Problem: Introducing Solution Focus Pt 2

Again, many of us think we listen, yet we don't... Read More

Human Psychological Issues in the Recruitment of Suicide Bombers

Swedish Scientists did a study and found that young men... Read More

Hypnotic Myths

Even though hypnosis has been around officially since the 1700s... Read More

Gay Men Psychology

Gay men are said to be usually third or further... Read More

Robotic Bonding Thru Human First Love Memory Replication

Many Science Fiction authors have discussed in many works the... Read More

The Iron Mask - The Common Sources of Personality Disorders

Do all personality disorders have a common psychodynamic source?To what... Read More

Artificial Intelligence - What Have We Learned Through Natural Ignorance?

During the late '80s and early '90s, I had the... Read More

Kids and Lifebooks: Tips for Social Workers

Every child who is adopted from foster care deserves a... Read More