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Why Creative Folks Blink a Lot

What does spontaneous eye-blink rate have to do with creativity?

To Name it is to Tame It

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 02, 2010 in Don't Delay
Habits are tough, but we can change.

Post Injury Coping Skills

Did you ever move from one country or state to another - get a new job - find a new place to live? Do you remember how many months it took for you to settle into a routine, finding the best places to buy food, the best route to work, and the local shops?

The Letter "F" Primes for Failure

By Eric Jaffe on April 01, 2010 in Headcase
Exposure to letters A or F influences test performance.

An article on my anorexia in today’s Daily Mail

By Emily T. Troscianko on April 01, 2010 in A Hunger Artist
My mother and I have just done an interview for the Daily Mail on my anorexia and her role during my illness and my recovery. The journalist was especially interested in what my mother said to me on the phone one day just before she and her partner moved house: ‘You are welcome at our new house, but your anorexia isn't.'

I'll Go to Therapy, Eventually

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 01, 2010 in Don't Delay
A new study suggests that procrastinators, younger people, males, and those overly concerned about their own social desirability are less likely to seek help with mental health concerns.
The Secret Ingredient to Success
A Better World
Watch Your Back Prozac
The BS Index

Mean Girls and Homeschooling Moms

What should you do when your daughter is targeted by a pack of Mean Girls? One Mom's solution. 

The Mental Health Consequences of Anti Gay-Marriage Laws

By Shankar Vedantam on March 31, 2010 in The Hidden Brain
Homosexuals, anti gay-marriage laws & mental health

What kind of thyroid medication should I be taking?

Many people do quite well taking T4 (levothyroixine, synthroid, levoxyl), but often people find that they do not feel normal in one way or another when given T4. Sometimes it's a matter of raising the dose and getting the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) into the correct range (see my last post).

Adolescent Procrastination

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 31, 2010 in Don't Delay
Carl Pickhardt's recent blog posting about adolescent procrastination and stress certainly underscores the long-term consequences of this "do-it-at-the-last-minute" habit. Parenting, development and time management all play a role in adolescent procrastination. 

Procrastination and the Planning Fallacy

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 31, 2010 in Don't Delay
I've been enjoying reading Heidi Grant Halvorson's blog, The Science of Success. It interests me, because we both have our focus on successful goal pursuit. In her latest entry, she discussed the planning fallacy as one of our biases that can affect our task engagement. 

She Wins, They Lose

By Eric Jaffe on March 31, 2010 in Headcase
When wives are the primary breadwinners, the marriage crumbles.

Are You A Relationship Peacekeeper? How to Tell if You Have True Emotional Intimacy

By Ann Smith on March 31, 2010 in Healthy Connections
I once believed that the best indicator of a great relationship was a lack a conflict, arguments or disagreement. I thought that if we "got along" we would be just fine. Turned out I was wrong.
Making Play Offensive
The Drive to Win
I Think I Can
Build a Better Team
Build a Better Team

Misjudged!

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on March 30, 2010 in Eyes on the Brain
When I was little, I was cross-eyed which made me look stupid. In fact, my elementary school principal told my parents that they had to "face facts," that I was a "dim bulb." So when I became a college professor, I swore to myself that I would never misjudge my students, never jump to conclusions.

"Feed Me Now, or I'll Kill You!" Sugar Addiction

To beat sugar addiction, you first have to identify which of the 4 types of sugar addict you are. Today I'll talk about the addiction type characterized by the feeling "Feed Me Now, or I'll Kill You!"