A Week of Darkness, for Your Health

CHONES / SHUTTERSTOCK / THANH DO / THE ATLANTIC In the Czech Republic, terapie tmou is said to restore the psyche—through seven days without light. by MORGAN CHILDS ČELADNÁ, Czech Republic—The Beskid Rehabilitation Center sits on a rolling plot of land in the boomerang-shaped Beskid mountain range, a stretch of the Carpathians reaching from the Czech Republic across Poland and Slovakia, fading into western Ukraine and the Transylvanian Alps. Full of “alternative” therapies, the BRC is the kind of place you might visit if you were feeling fine, but wanted to feel great, or if you were suffering from a low-level chronic … Continue reading A Week of Darkness, for Your Health

9 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF

by Steve Ayan, Guest Waking Times Your “self” lies before you like an open book. Just peer inside and read: who you are, your likes and dislikes, your hopes and fears; they are all there, ready to be understood. This notion is popular but is probably completely false! Psychological research shows that we do not have privileged access to who we are. When we try to assess ourselves accurately, we are really poking around in a fog. Princeton University psychologist Emily Pronin, who specializes in human self-perception and decision making, calls the mistaken belief in privileged access the “introspection illusion.” The way … Continue reading 9 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF

Study: People with personality pathologies more interested in casual sex

Christian Bale portrays Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. by STEPHEN JOHNSON A new study shows that people with pathological personality traits tend to be more interested in casual sex than long-term relationships. The findings, published in The Journal of Sex Research, are among the few on the intersection of pathological personalities and sex preferences. “There is a considerable amount of research on how ‘normal’ personality traits relate to various aspects of sex and relationship preferences, but there is much less on how ostensible pathologies of personality relate to them,” study author Peter Karl Jonason of Western Sydney University told PsyPost. Jonason and his colleagues … Continue reading Study: People with personality pathologies more interested in casual sex