The concept of magical thinking has a long history in psychology. Although you would typically associate beliefs in magic with the kind of primitive ideas about the world shown by children, there is considerable evidence that adults can hold to irrational beliefs just as strongly as do elementary-aged youngsters. The content of those beliefs may change, but the essence of this less than scientific way to view the world can linger. To illustrate the nature of magical thoughts in adults, consider the child’s idea about something as seemingly clear regarding the moon’s appearance in the night sky. As observed in the mid-20th century by the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, a 6- or 7-year-old child may be convinced that “the moon is following me.” When it comes to toys, children can also ascribe lifelike qualities to their dolls, stuffed animals, and plastic dragons as you can easily observe while watching them play. However, as children move into adolescence , their beliefs in … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Test Your Magical Beliefs About Relationships
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Source: royyimzy/Adobe Stock Culture has been called “an amalgam of values, meanings, conventions and artifacts that constitute daily social realities” (Kitayama & Park, 2010). As a system of meaning and shared beliefs, culture provides a framework for our behavioral and affective norms. Countless studies in cultural psychology have examined the effect of culture on all aspects of our behavior, cognition , and emotion, delineating both differences and similarities across populations. More recently, findings in cultural neuroscience have outlined possible ways that the cultural scripts we learn during childhood and the cultural practices we observe as adults influence our brains. First, what is cultural neuroscience? As an interdisciplinary field of research, cultural neuroscience investigates the relationship between culture and the brain, particularly, the ways in which culture “both constructs and is constructed by the mind and its underlying brain pathways” … [Read more...] about How Culture Wires Our Brains
A recent study of college students' sexual behavior found that while the definition of "rough sex" differs from person to person, the practice should be considered normative. Of participants in relationships, about 4 in 5 had engaged in rough sex with their partner, and almost all reported at least some enjoyment of it. Transgender and non-binary individuals reported higher rates of rough sex enjoyment than others. Rough sex is one of the most popular sexual fantasies . In fact, when I surveyed 4,175 Americans about their fantasies for my book Tell Me What You Want , I found that most people had fantasied about some type of rough sex before. But what exactly does it mean to have “rough sex?” Which specific activities do people include in this? And how many people actually enjoy the idea of rough sex in real life—not just in their fantasies? A recent study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior provides some important insight into these questions, at … [Read more...] about How Many People Have Had “Rough Sex”?
Source: Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash Dan Warrender, lecturer in mental health nursing and Mentalization -Based therapist, on an uncomfortable relationship with the profession he loves. One night when I was 17, I walked home and saw a girl perched on the edge of a bridge. Head down, staring into the river below, legs dropping into the dark. I stopped to speak to her. Initially she said she was fine, and just wanted to be left alone. I wasn’t happy with walking past and leaving her on the edge of a bridge, and said I didn’t mind if she didn’t want to talk to me, but I would stay with her anyway. Years have passed so exact details are hazy, but we struck up a rapport. She was a few years older than me, and had been struggling through recovery from heroin addiction . Someone had called her a “f*cking junkie,” undermining her efforts to stay clean, and her self-esteem was crushed. We spoke for an hour or so, and I had no masterplan other than hearing her story. She eventually … [Read more...] about Mental Health Nursing: When We Do Harm
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on March 3, 2021 Chikungunya is a vector-borne disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes. The disease-causing virus, known as alphavirus, gets transmitted to humans through the mosquito bites and cause symptoms such as high-grade fever, joint pain, rashes, eye problems and many others. Relieving the symptoms of chikungunya is the mainstay treatment for chikungunya fever. Currently, there are no vaccines available to kill the chikungunya virus in humans, the best way is to prevent the condition from occurring. In this article, you will find details on how to prevent the spread of the chikungunya virus. Take a look. What Is Chikungunya? Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Treatments And Prevention 1. Stay careful during certain hours Chikungunya is transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus that tend to be active during early mornings … [Read more...] about How To Prevent The Spread Of Chikungunya Virus