Archive | March, 2017

Humor

30 Mar

A strong sense of humor is associated with a longer life in women, in spite of illness, and resistance to infection in men. (Rodriguez, T. Laugh lots, live longer. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(5), p. 17) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

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Parenting

26 Mar

Here’s more on spanking- Although there may be circumstances in which spanking isn’t harmful, studies, past and current, have found that spanking predicts negative changes in behavior. Moreover, no study shows that spanking improves adjustment. So, the best policy is not to spank. (Moyer, M. W. What science really says about spanking. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(5), p. 12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Parenting

23 Mar

The results of a meta-analysis of more than 50 years of research links spanking with children’s becoming more aggressive and less successful. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, 47(7), p. 13) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

18 Mar

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai: You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

17 Mar

Oscar Levant: Self-pity – it’s the only pity that counts. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Happiness

13 Mar

On a scale from 1 (least happy) to 10 (happiest), according to the 2016 World Happiness Report, the mean happiness level for the USA is 7.10. Denmark had the highest rating (7.52), then Switzerland (7.51), Iceland ( 7.50), and Norway (7.50). Six variables explained 75% of the difference between the happiest and unhappiest countries: gross domestic product per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perception of corruption. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2016, 47 (7)) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Aging

10 Mar

To reduce the risk for Alzheimers: 1) Be active cognitively, physically, & socially; 2) Find meaning and pursue what brings it; and 3) Eat heart healthy. (Burnett, D. A. Banking against Alzheimers. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 47(4), 29-37) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com