Archive | February, 2014

Parental Warning

27 Feb

A recent Vanderbilt study found that children with chronic stomachaches tend to develop anxiety and depressive disorders. (Monitor on Psychology, 2013, 44(9), p. 18)

Be Messy?

23 Feb

A recent study from the University of Minnesota found that working in a messy room helps people try new things and come up with new ideas. (Monitor on Psychology, 2013, 44(9), p. 12)


20 Feb

Spouses have more conflict after a bad night’s sleep. (Monitor on Psychology, 2013, 44(8), p. 23.)

Does thinking make it so?

17 Feb

An 18 year follow-up study from Europe found that of the 7,268 participants, those that had initially viewed their health as negatively impacted by stress had more than double the risk of having a heart attack or dying from one than those who had not seen stress as impacting their health. (Monitor on Psychology, 2013, 44(8), p. 22.)

The light bulb has to want to change.

11 Feb

“Therapy outcome studies show that a person’s motivation is a major factor in whether he or she gets better..” (Hanson, R. The next big step. Psychotherapy Networker, 2014, January/February, p. 21)

Not Again

7 Feb

Old habits die hard. With stress, people are likely to resume their old habits, good and bad. (Monitor on Psychology, 2013, 44(8), p. 22)




2 Feb

Pete Seegar: It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.