PsychDigest Now On Facebook

Are you a Facebook fan?  If so, you’ll be happy to know PsychDigest has developed a Facebook fan page (PsychDigest Fan Page).  The PsychDigest Fan Page will contain the same updates that you can already receive via RSS feed and email as well as through PsychDigest’s Twitter site.  Please feel free to spread the word […]

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Procrastination:  The Thief of Time

This is the second of a series of two articles that explore the dynamics of procrastination. In my last article, you learned what procrastination is and why people do it. In this article, you will learn how to change your procrastination behaviors and enable yourself to be more productive. In the first article I explained […]

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Just Do It!  Why People Procrastinate

The first in a series of two articles, this one dealing with why we procrastinate. As I sit down to start writing this article, the time is 1 pm on Tuesday afternoon. I have until noon on Wednesday (tomorrow) to get it finished and submitted to the newspaper to meet the deadline. Oh yeah, it’s […]

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Lost In The Tube

The Gwich’in are a group of native Alaskan people who have lived in the northwestern part of North America, mostly above the Arctic Circle, for many centuries.  The word “Gwich’in” means “people of the land.”  Oral tradition indicates that the Gwich’in have occupied this area for as long as 20,000 years. Until the 1980’s, the […]

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"Pronoia": Living in a User-Friendly World

We all know what “paranoia” is…professionally, it refers to a disorder of the mind involving delusions, usually persecutory in nature.  In general use, we use the word to describe someone who is suspicious that the world is conspiring to hurt them.  Less known is the term “pronoia,” which is, in essence, the opposite of paranoia.  […]

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 Fatigue Fighting Diet

Though fatigue is poorly understood, food researchers know that a better diet can keep us energized throughout the day. Read on to learn about the foods that help keep you feeling at your peak: Everyone from time to time experiences fatigue; for some it is an almost daily struggle. It can be a serious drag […]

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Internet Addiction

Like it or not, the internet is here to stay.  The internet and the “World Wide Web” have definitely changed the way the world works.  The internet is used to correspond with friends, search for information useful to students and businesses, perform on-line banking, order books and other merchandise, track hurricanes, and even to track […]

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 Strange Phobias

A phobia is defined as an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity.  At least, when used in a psychiatric sense.  In biology, for example, an organism could be aerophobic, meaning that it dislikes air.  Many people either suffer from a particular phobia or know someone who does, but psychiatrists […]

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 Tips For Better Time Management

How many times have you taken a book or two or three with you on a trip, only to return home with not one of them read?  We are all horrible at calculating free time.  We start off with high expectations only to become disappointed when confronted by reality. Each week we have the gift […]

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