Why Love in the 21st Century Is So Difficult

Source: Charlie Foster_Unsplash Toward a greater wisdom instead of a failure to love. by Polly Young-Eisendrath Ph.D. The nature of love in the 21st century has beckoned us to a new cultural and social horizon from which we may be able to learn how to manage our conflicts between love and hate, between dominance and submission, between surrender and self-protection, without creating an enemy. Either we will learn how to grow and develop in this way or our narcissisticlongings for a “perfect love” will defeat us. I believe that the contemporary couple relationship has created an urgent and critical challenge to the … Continue reading Why Love in the 21st Century Is So Difficult

Should You Listen To Music While Doing Intellectual Work? It Depends On The Music, The Task, And Your Personality

People more prone to boredom performed better without background music By Christian Jarrett Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you’d think psychology would have a set of clear answers as to whether the practice is likely to help or hinder performance. In fact, the research literature is rather a mess (not that that has deterred some enterprising individuals from making bold claims). There’s the largely discredited “Mozart Effect” – the idea that listening to classical music can boost subsequent IQ, except that when first documented in the 90s the effect was on spatial … Continue reading Should You Listen To Music While Doing Intellectual Work? It Depends On The Music, The Task, And Your Personality

It’s Not Bad Behavior: Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Children

An estimated 7.7 million children, roughly 16.5 percent nationwide, have at least one mental health disorder. Getty Images Mental health disorders are more common in young children than many people realize — and a number of them aren’t getting the help they need. Here’s how to spot the signs. Written by Leah Campbell Your 2 year old has been in full-blown tantrum mode for over an hour. Toys are being flung across the room, punches are flying any time you get near, and there’s even the risk of being bitten if you dare to get too close. Is this typical … Continue reading It’s Not Bad Behavior: Recognizing Signs of Mental Illness in Children