BACKGROUND: Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other peoples states of mind. Although cognitive processes in SP have been extensively studied, these individuals social cognition characteristics have never been examined before. We hypothesized that high socially anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities. METHODS: Empathy was assessed using … Continue reading
Attending to and caring about the emotions of employees and colleagues – that’s for wimps, not for tough businesspeople and efficient performers, right? Wrong! An extensive international study has now shown: The “ability to recognize emotions” affects income. via It pays to have an eye for emotions — ScienceDaily.
Excerpt from Look into my eyes: Children can be trained to improve recognition of other people’s emotions — ScienceDaily. Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone’s emotional state, new research has shown. It is hoped the findings could lead to new or improved interventions for children and adults who have difficulty recognizing … Continue reading
Finally! Science recognizes that emotional pain is as disabling as physical pain.Interestingly pain relievers can help ease emotional pain as much as physical pain. Interestingly, Matthew Lieberman explains how the pain felt from being left out, or socially excluded, is as harmful as a broken arm! Social and emotional intelligence are finally being recognized! Another … Continue reading
Negative Consequences of Pacifier Use on Emotional Intelligence Facial mimicry – recognising and copying outward displays of emotion – plays a key role in the development of emotional understanding. Can a pacifier, which disrupts facial mimicry by covering the child’s mouth, compromise this delicate process? New research from Basic and Applied Social Psychology shows young … Continue reading
Stress Free Kids® founder Lori Lite has created a line of books and CDs designed to help children, teens, and adults decrease stress, anxiety, and anger. via Stress Free Kids CD’s, Books & DVD’s | Sensory Store Canada.
Reblogged from: http://www.news.wisc.edu Quick Look: Video Games to Train Middle-Schoolers’ Mindfulness, Empathy If it’s true that by the time Americans turn 21, they will have spent 10,000 hours playing online video games, then this news should be welcome. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will design two educational games aimed at helping eighth-graders develop the … Continue reading
Reblogged via Autism Therapy: toy | Healing Thresholds. Generalized Effects of Video Modeling on Establishing Instructional Stimulus Control in Children with Autism Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, by Nikopoulos, CK, Canavan C., and Nikopoulou-Smyrni P., published in 2009, summarized Mar 2, 2010 Video modeling may be a useful tool for stopping problem behaviors as well … Continue reading
The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us (re-blogged) By Jeffrey Kluger I am what science calls a singleton. And according to G. Stanley Hall, a psychologist, professor and the first president of the American Psychological Association, I am without a doubt narcissistic, spoiled and a bumbling social mess. And … Continue reading
Reblogged from Positive Parents | Psychology Today. Positive Parents Do you “talk trash” in front of your kids? Published on October 28, 2009 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Earlier today over a fried green tomato sandwich (yes, I live in the South), my close colleague brought up a topic. She’s been observing other parents … Continue reading