Month: February 2016

Wired to Connect: CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  RELATIONAL POWER: CULTIVATING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Part 4 “…Emotional intelligence, according to Goleman (1995), includes the capacity to self-regulate, delay gratification, empathize, be selfaware, and motivate oneself. In extending his focus to social intelligence, Goleman (2006) considers both social awareness (primal empathy, attunement, empathic accuracy, social cognition) and […]

Wired to Connect – The Emotional Brain and “Feeling Felt”

  Part 3 “ATTUNEMENT: ‘‘FEELING FELT’’ Secure attachment is built on the attunement of the parent with the infant. Attunement entails both low- and high-road circuits; ‘‘primal empathy,’’ including nonverbal synchrony, is a subcortical, emotional resonance between individuals; and ‘‘empathic accuracy’’ requires activation of the prefrontal cortex as […]

Why Do Gamblers Chase Losses?

Loss-Chasing, Alexithymia, and Impulsivity in a Gambling Task: Alexithymia as a Precursor to Loss-Chasing Behavior When Gambling   This was the subject matter of my PhD when I was a PhD candidate. Essentially a couple of my experiments proposed to examine if there was a link between alexithymia […]

DO DRUG DEPENDENT PATIENTS ATTENDING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS RATHER THAN NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS DO AS WELL?

“Mutual-help organizations (MHOs) such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), are commonly sought resources to help people recover for substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. AA was the first 12-step MHO and it focuses specifically on recovery from alcohol dependence, whereas NA focuses primarily […]

Attitude Problem?

ATTITUDE MATTERS: INVESTIGATING BARRIERS TO SEEKING ALCOHOL TREATMENT “What problem does this study address?   Interesting study looking at some of the attitudes among those with alcohol used disorders which prevent them from seeking treatment. Some attitudes were individual/personal and some concerned the  societal stigma surrounding addiction and […]

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