‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Reblogged from Wynne Parry, LiveScience He wears a caped bat costume in public and funds an alter ego out of his personal fortune. As a child he witnessed his parents’ murders; as an adult, he puts his own life on the line, practicing a personal brand of vigilante justice. He may be a comic book character, … More ‘What’s the Matter with Batman?’ Psychologist analyzes the Dark Knight

Are Teens’ Brains More Vulnerable To Addiction?

Reblogged from The Fix, article by Maggie Ethridge It all comes down to the developing brain. The teenage human brain is not “fully wired” Dr. Frances Jensen, chair of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, told the Philly Voice. Because the teenage brain is literally still growing—still building the synapses that connect portions … More Are Teens’ Brains More Vulnerable To Addiction?

What The X-Files can Teach Us About Living With Things That Seem Impossible

3 Ways that “Naming it” will help you “Tame it” ____ In TV’s X-Files, the two main characters are FBI Detectives, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Scully is the no nonsense skeptical PhD scientist, and Mulder is the passionate believer, famous for saying “The truth is out there, somewhere.” Over time, Scully begins to believe … More What The X-Files can Teach Us About Living With Things That Seem Impossible

6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

Reblogged from thecomicvault When people read comics, they look to superheroes as role models, as representations of strength. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve thought about how awesome having superpowers could be. It’s easy to forget that superheroes struggle with their mental health like anyone else. Even a hero as powerful as Superman … More 6 Mental Health Disorders That Superheroes Struggle With

How Much Sleep Is Right for You? (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Christine Hill We spend a third of our life sleeping, and yet the purpose and function of sleep remains to be largely cloaked in mystery. We know that it’s essential for processing and storing memories, that lack of sleep can lead to low functioning, and in extreme cases, symptoms similar to psychosis. … More How Much Sleep Is Right for You? (Guest Post)