As coverage of tornadoes has proliferated, I find myself speculating about the larger lessons that may lie beneath the shattered landscape: coping with loss, recovering from devastation and seeking support are universal in many tragedies we face over the course of our lives.
A great deal of research has been published about the psychosocial characteristics of those more likely to progress to dementia. By contrast no systematic study has been reported about those behaviors and lifestyle habits that distinguish MCI patients who do not progress to dementia., who remain stable or who revert to normal cognitive aging.
Meghan O'Rourke is a writer in many incarnations: an essayist, poet, critic, and editor. I got to know Meghan during the time that this blog appeared on Slate, and I was very eager to get my hands on her new book.
A new Global Commission on Drug Policy rejects the U.S.-created, worldwide War on Drugs, saying it is demonstrably ineffective and oppresses other nations. The Obama Administration's reaction, "Screw you!" (a) We're the United states; (b) everyone knows drug use is a disease.
What I noticed throughout our friendship was that (for some reason, and I believe this is my problem) I always felt as though I cared about him, liked him, and thought about him much more than he did about me. I felt like it was an unbalanced friendship; I mean, I've already told myself that I could even die for him.
Mariners had told tall tales of giant waves coming from nowhere and sinking ships. No one believed them. Until 1995, when an oil rig measured a wave 26 metres high, coming from nowhere. Now mathematics is helping ships to stay clear of regions where rogue waves are unusually common.
Addiction might mean dark, bitter, milk, or white chocolate, however- all are valid flavors. This cartoon probably won't help solve your problem, unfortunately. A cartoon about craving chocolate - everyone does it.
For many monolinguals, being bilingual and hence being able to know and use two or more languages in everyday life is seen as a real advantage. And yet some bilinguals, be they adults or children, refuse to speak one of their languages. Why is that?
Treating anorexia with solely behavioral approaches isn't likely to help what the authors believe is a metabolic disorder. You can't treat diabetes that way, the authors argue, and you can't treat anorexia that way.
Ratko Mladic, former Serbian general, was captured last week after being indicted for crimes against humanity during the Balkan wars. What does psychohistory tell us about this man's actions? Psychohistory uses the insights of psychology to understand history.