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Book review: Grit is a tool in the toolbox, not the silver bullet

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/13/book-review-grit-is-a-tool-in-the-toolbox-not-the-silver-bullet/

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West Point cadets endure a grueling level of physical exertion, emotional challenge, and social abuse. The standards for completing the training are high, as is the dropout rate.

According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, who has studied these cadets, what sets the graduates apart from those who don’t complete the training isn’t innate talent or intelligence, but grit: a combination of passion and perseverance that helps people transcend difficulty and succeed in attaining their goals.

Duckworth has studied grit for the last 10 years, looking at elite athletes, spelling bee champions, and others who are at the top of their game. She’s developed a grit scale by asking people things like how much they agree with the statement “I h…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/13/book-review-grit-is-a-tool-in-the-toolbox-not-the-silver-bullet/

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West Point cadets endure a grueling level of physical exertion, emotional challenge, and social abuse. The standards for completing the training are high, as is the dropout rate.

According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, who has studied these cadets, what sets the graduates apart from those who don’t complete the training isn’t innate talent or intelligence, but grit: a combination of passion and perseverance that helps people transcend difficulty and succeed in attaining their goals.

Duckworth has studied grit for the last 10 years, looking at elite athletes, spelling bee champions, and others who are at the top of their game. She’s developed a grit scale by asking people things like how much they agree with the statement “I h…

How Attachment and Parenting Style Affect Adult Relationships

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/05/13/how-attachment-and-parenting-style-affect-adult-relationships/

Childhood experiences are crucial to our emotional development. Our parents, who are our primary attachment figures, play an important role in how we experience the world because they lay the foundation of what the world is going to look like for us. Is it a safe place to explore and take emotional risks? Are all people out to hurt us and therefore untrustworthy? Can we lean on important people in our lives to support us in times of emotional need?

Complex trauma refers to prolonged exposure to a stressful event. This would include children who have grown up in physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abusive households. Without the safety net of a secure attachment relationship, children grow up to become adults who struggle with feelings of low self-worth and challenges with emotional regulation. They also have an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety….

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/05/13/how-attachment-and-parenting-style-affect-adult-relationships/

Childhood experiences are crucial to our emotional development. Our parents, who are our primary attachment figures, play an important role in how we experience the world because they lay the foundation of what the world is going to look like for us. Is it a safe place to explore and take emotional risks? Are all people out to hurt us and therefore untrustworthy? Can we lean on important people in our lives to support us in times of emotional need?

Complex trauma refers to prolonged exposure to a stressful event. This would include children who have grown up in physically, sexually, and/or emotionally abusive households. Without the safety net of a secure attachment relationship, children grow up to become adults who struggle with feelings of low self-worth and challenges with emotional regulation. They also have an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety….

How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/12/how-to-properly-use-it-or-lose-it-kundalini-yoga-vs-crossword-puzzles/

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients.

The form of yoga used in the study, known as Kundalini, focuses on breathing, meditation and chanting as well as poses designed to increase strength and flexibility.

It incorporates Kirtan Kriya meditation, which involves chanting, hand mov…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/12/how-to-properly-use-it-or-lose-it-kundalini-yoga-vs-crossword-puzzles/

yoga_wellnessYoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss (The Telegraph):

“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients.

The form of yoga used in the study, known as Kundalini, focuses on breathing, meditation and chanting as well as poses designed to increase strength and flexibility.

It incorporates Kirtan Kriya meditation, which involves chanting, hand mov…

12 Myths About Hearing Loss

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/hearing-loss-myths-information-kb.html

May is Better Hearing Month and a good time to dispel some myths and misunderstandings about the deaf and those with hearing loss….

Source: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2016/hearing-loss-myths-information-kb.html

May is Better Hearing Month and a good time to dispel some myths and misunderstandings about the deaf and those with hearing loss….

Next: Scalable, medication-free relief of cognitive symptoms related to Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/29/next-scalable-medication-free-relief-of-cognitive-symptoms-related-to-multiple-sclerosis-ms/

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At-Home Cognitive Remediation May Provide Medication-Free Symptom Relief for Neuropsychological Issues Associated with Multiple Sclerosis (press release):

“Cognitive impairment is one of the core symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—and one of its most troubling concerns for many people with the condition. Now, a new study from NYU Langone Medical Center may provide hope for symptomatic relief for some of the cognitive issues associated with the neurological disease.

In a randomized controlled trial, people with MS who used a computer-based cognitive remediat…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/29/next-scalable-medication-free-relief-of-cognitive-symptoms-related-to-multiple-sclerosis-ms/

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At-Home Cognitive Remediation May Provide Medication-Free Symptom Relief for Neuropsychological Issues Associated with Multiple Sclerosis (press release):

“Cognitive impairment is one of the core symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)—and one of its most troubling concerns for many people with the condition. Now, a new study from NYU Langone Medical Center may provide hope for symptomatic relief for some of the cognitive issues associated with the neurological disease.

In a randomized controlled trial, people with MS who used a computer-based cognitive remediat…

Best and Worst in Psychology & Psychiatry – April 2016

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/05/12/best-and-worst-in-psychology-psychiatry-april-2016/

This month we are going meta — meta-analysis, that is. Meta-analyses are powerful statistical studies that combine the results of multiple studies in order to be more confident in the results and effect sizes, and can help resolve uncertainty when studies have conflicting results. Although pooling data from multiple studies doesn’t come without problems and biases, convincing results from a well-constructed meta-analysis based on high quality standardized research is the closest we can hope to get to true factuality.

THE BEST

BEST: More good moods in later years means lower mortality risk

A rather rigorous meta-analysis examined the relationship between how many positive moods an individual feels (positive affect) and the likelihood of death (mortality risk) in older adults, aged 55 years and older.

Both research that was poorly controlled for, and research that more stringently assessed contributions from other vari…

Source: http://brainblogger.com/2016/05/12/best-and-worst-in-psychology-psychiatry-april-2016/

This month we are going meta — meta-analysis, that is. Meta-analyses are powerful statistical studies that combine the results of multiple studies in order to be more confident in the results and effect sizes, and can help resolve uncertainty when studies have conflicting results. Although pooling data from multiple studies doesn’t come without problems and biases, convincing results from a well-constructed meta-analysis based on high quality standardized research is the closest we can hope to get to true factuality.

THE BEST

BEST: More good moods in later years means lower mortality risk

A rather rigorous meta-analysis examined the relationship between how many positive moods an individual feels (positive affect) and the likelihood of death (mortality risk) in older adults, aged 55 years and older.

Both research that was poorly controlled for, and research that more stringently assessed contributions from other vari…