In a recent Perspectives on Psychological Science forum on the future of psychology, many senior scholars wrote about their views on the direction of the field. One of the themes that appeared from a few of the scholars was the importance of being a generalist despite the current pressure to become more of a specialist. To slow down and be more thoughtful to improve the quality of psychological science. Carol S. Dweck: “Unlike the old days, graduate school is no longer a time to simply immerse yourself in the field, read, think, and talk for a couple of years, as you come up with new ideas and perspectives. We need to remember that this is the time in a scientist’s life when, as a newcomer, you can have fresh insights on a field, question the established theories and paradigms, and offer truly field-changing ideas. Instead, with the press to publish early and often we may be implicitly encouraging our students to dive into the status quo and start churning out … [Read more...] about The Demise of the “Big Picture Thinker” in Psychology?
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Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Staff on June 26, 2018 We all have experiences in our life that make us happy, put a smile on our face, and give us a "high". It could be achieving a deadline at work, shopping, that warm chocolate cookie, or just curling up in front of our favourite TV show. We all want that "high" but what is it that compels some people to seek out these experiences even at a huge financial and personal cost, jeopardizing health and relationships? What causes addiction? Answers Divya Kanchibotla, International Meditation Teacher and Director, Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research. American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations. Addiction can be chemical (drugs, alcohol, opioids, nicotine) or behavioural (gambling, social media). … [Read more...] about Neurochemistry Of Addiction And How Yoga Can Help
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on August 10, 2018 Demi Lovato, a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and songwriter recently spoke about her drug addiction also called substance use disorder. She has come out and spoken about her battle with addiction. On the other hand, Whitney Houston, the iconic singer lost her life due to addiction. Substance use disorder is a pressing issue that affects the youth and adults alike. The other celebrities in the circuit who suffered from the substance use disorder are Ed Sheeran, Zac Efron, and Justin Bieber to name a few. Back in India, drug addiction is leading to suicides. The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that the states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are at the top when it comes to drug or alcohol addiction-related suicides. In this article, we will be talking in detail about substance use disorder and its types. So, What Is Substance Use Disorder? Substance … [Read more...] about Substance Use Disorder: What Are The Effects Of Drug Addiction & How To Manage?
Source: Creative Commons Zero license via MaxPixel I am a scientist and also someone who believes in transmitting science beyond the boundaries of my field. I have written over 150 research papers and chapters in my career that are aimed at the cognitive science community. I have a commitment to pushing my field forward. At the same time, I have written about 1,000 blog entries for various venues, been part of a radio show and podcast, done countless interviews for reporters, and have written several books aimed at non-scientists. So, clearly I believe that it is important for scientists to popularize the work in our field. At the same time, I think that there are real dangers in popularizing science. One danger comes from oversimplifying core concepts where people may come to believe they understand a key concept better than they actually do. A potentially bigger danger comes from overhyping new science. The scientific process is slow. Even when … [Read more...] about The Pitfalls of Popularizing New Science
If you are a caregiver who is unfamiliar with or new to the world of perinatal bereavement, like many of us at first, you may feel bewildered by modern standards of care. A lot of what is considered gold standard might be seen as strange, morbid, misguided, or confusing. You may even notice that some of your colleagues are dismissive or put off by this work. Indeed, this work is not for the faint of heart, nor the judgmental. Still, even if we are drawn to this work, we tend to hold fast to preconceived ideas and myths about bonding, death, dying, dead bodies, grief, mourning, and effective parent support. This series of posts attempts to clear the decks and put forth a comprehensive way to think about perinatal bereavement care in terms of why bereaved parents want what they want and how to support their efforts to fulfill their own desires. When you can think clearly about these 2 key issues, you can boost your ability to integrate sound practices and intentionally provide … [Read more...] about When a Baby Dies: Reflections on Perinatal Bereavement Care