Entries by Roshanak Taghvaiee


Cerebellum Stimulation Boosts Older Adults’ Episodic Memory

New research shows how noninvasive neurostimulation of the right cerebellum improves episodic memory and may offset age-related cognitive decline. For centuries, the cerebellum was considered a motor-function-only brain region that coordinated smooth and accurate muscle movements but didn’t play a role in cognition. Most neuroscientists didn’t think the cerebellum played a role in nonmotor brain […]

How to Reset a Broken Relationship

Relationship rifts are unpleasant, but new research shows how to push reset. Relationships inevitably involve disappointment and mistakes. In a close relationship, it is highly likely that, at some point or another, one partner will inadvertently offend the other, creating a rift that may seem unfixable. Even small lapses from good harmony can throw things […]

These Feelings Predict Divorce 7 Years Later

New research examines the link between ambivalence and marital satisfaction. Ambivalence refers to the presence of both positive and negative evaluations of a person or relationship. It is prevalent in close and intimate relationships (e.g., girlfriend/boyfriend, husband/wife). Ambivalence is associated with significant stress. Why? Perhaps because feeling both love and hate toward a close other […]

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How Schizophrenia Impacts Cognitive Function

Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia interfere with real-world functioning. Schizophrenia is a disorder with readily observable symptoms including hallucinations, delusions, social withdrawal, apathy, and disorganized thinking and behavior. It is also associated with substantial cognitive deficits, which interfere dramatically with everyday functioning. Robert McCutcheon, Richard Keefe, and Philip McGuire recently published an excellent review in the […]


What Does the Term Frenemy Really Mean?

Do you feel like someone might not have your best interests at heart? A new study published in the Southern Communication Journal offers a succinct definition of a term that has become commonplace in pop culture over the past decade: What it means to be a ‘frenemy.’ “Despite the prevalence of frenemies in popular culture […]

The Troubling Truth About Drinking in Moderation

It appears that no amount of alcohol is good for you. It turns out that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol daily does not—as previously thought—protect against heart disease or contribute to a longer life. Apologies if your alcohol consumption depends in part on this popular belief and (until now) useful rationalization. For decades, scientific studies […]


Schizophrenia and Brain Asymmetry: New Insights

New large-scale study shows alterations in language areas in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a devastating mental health issue that affects about 1% of Americans. Its symptoms can be quite different from patient to patient. Common symptoms include hearing voices and other forms of hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, as well as problems with thinking, and incoherent speech. All […]


The Surprising Role of Empathy in Traumatic Bonding

Research examines the relationship between traumatic abuse and bonding. A recent study by Effiong et al. suggests empathy intensifies traumatic bonding—the formation of a strong bond between the victim and his/her abuser. Published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, the study is discussed below. But first, a few definitions. What is empathy? Empathy is […]

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Is Exercise as Effective as Medications or Talk Therapy?

A large meta-review suggests it is. In the United States, when someone is experiencing a chronic health condition or persistent negative mood states, medications or talk therapy tend to be first to the rescue. Exercise is sometimes relegated to the category of “complementary and alternative medicine” for those who have tried medications and therapy and […]

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Can Thinking About Change Help You Actually Change?

New research examines how beliefs about change affect psychological growth. When you think about yourself over the course of your life, which features stand out as having changed the most? Projecting into the future, what aspects of yourself would you like most to change? Perhaps you’ve struggled your entire life with feelings of low self-confidence. […]

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Positive Parenting, Brain Development, and Teen Alcohol Use

Parents’ closeness in teen years enhances resiliency and reduces alcohol abuse. Not only does positive parenting make for a happier family life, but it also enhances children’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development going forward. A recently published study shows that this remains true through the teen years, and that it’s particularly important for kids […]

The Stigma of Being Overweight: 7 Core Themes

Research finds that overweight individuals internalize others’ negative views. The prejudice against overweight people pervades many domains of life, including at school, work, in health care, in popular media, and especially in social relationships. It can also lead to “internalized weight stigma,” in which overweight individuals essentially agree with negative stereotypes about having excess weight, […]


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Why Relationships Matter Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. There are many kinds of love, but many people seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner (or partners). For these individuals, romantic relationships comprise one of the most meaningful aspects of life, and are a source […]

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دانلود رایگان مقاله- ملاحضات اخلاقی در خدمات بالینی میان رشته ای- روان شناس متخصص زوج درمانی خوب- کرج

فایل حاضر همانطور که از نام آن برمی آید در زمینه ملاحضات اخلاقی که نکته حائز اهمیتی در کار می باشد را ارائه می دهد. به جهت اهمیت موضوع مطالعه و عمل به این مقاله به تمامی فعالان حوزه روان شناسی و مشاوره توصیه می شود. برای دانلود اصل مقاله کلیک کنید.


در گذشت چهره ماندگار روان شناسی، دکتر محمود منصور را تسلیت عرض می نماییم

با اندوه فراوان، درگذشت چهره ماندگار روان شناسی، شادروان استاد دکتر محمود منصور را خدمت خانواده محترم ایشان و جامعه روان شناسان و مشاوران ایران تسلیت می گوئیم، به همین مناسبت روز یکشنبه 23 خرداد 1400، از ساعت 14، مراسم گرامیداشت و یادبود بصورت الکترونیکی در وب سایت سازمان نظام روان شناسی برگزار می شود. […]


واکسن کووید 19 برای روان شناسان عضو سازمان نظام روان شناسی

به اطلاع اعضاء سازمان نظام روان شناسی و مشاوره می رساند، با توجه به نامه نگاری های یک ماه گذشته سازمان با ستاد کرونا درباره واکسیناسیون اعضاء سازمان نظام روان شناسی، روز شنبه مورخ 25 اردیبهشت سال 1400، اسامی اعضاء جهت واکسیناسیون به دفتر وزیر ارائه شد. اسامی 35728 عضو رسمی همراه با شماره ملی، […]


کارگاه روش ها و فنون درمارن فراشناختی

کارگاه ” روش ها و فنون درمان فراشناختی” نخستین دوره از سلسله آموزشهای تخصصی رواندرمانی فراشناختی، توسط دکتر سعید ملیحی الذاکرینی (روانشناس سلامت، و پژوهشگر و بالینگر گروه فراشناخت درمانی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی هامبورگ و مدرس کارگاههای بین المللی فراشناخت درمانی) بصورت آنلاین و با اعطای مدرک معتبر از انجمن علمی مطالعات روان درمانی ایران در […]