School children who nap are happier, excel academically and have ...

A study of nearly 3000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, aged between 10-12 – revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, fever behavioural problems and higher IQ. Neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine says that, ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child Development, Health Psychology

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What Singles Should Consider Before They Become Spouses

Given that the promises of ‘til death do us part’ are broken ever so often, how might couples know if they are ready to tie the knot?

Jun 18

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and well-being

Spending at least 2 hours a week in nature may be important for promoting health and well-being, according to a new large-scale study.

Jun 17

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How the Internet may be changing the Brain

Researchers from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester have found that the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may ...

Jun 17

Categories: Addictions, Social Isolation

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Pregnant Women Recognise Baby Expressions Differently depending on ...

Researchers have compared between 38 pregnant women, currently well with history of depression and bipolar disorder against 28 other healthy pregnant women. They also tested 18 non-pregnant women, as controls. Between the 27th and 39th weeks of ...

Jun 15

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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Formation of Habitual Use Drives Cannabis Addiction

Brain regions in charge of processing rewards are involved in promoting heavy cannabis use, but not all heavy cannabis users are dependent on the drug. A recent study has suggested that regions controlling habit formation are more responsible for ...

Jun 14

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Weighing Risks and Benefits of Drug Treatment for Major Depression

Some antidepressants may cause older adults to experience more harmful events such as falls, hence outweighing the positive effects they may have on the mental health of these individuals. While pharmacological interventions are popular for dealing ...

Jun 14

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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I, You, or We: Pronouns Provide Hints to Romantic Attachment Styles

Romantic attachment styles have an impact on how a person may behave in a romantic relationship as it influences the way they think and feel. Recent studies have identified the use of pronouns as a possible way of knowing what your partner’s ...

Jun 13

Categories: Attachment Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Night Owls Can 'Retrain' Their Body Clocks to Improve Mental ...

A three-week experiment has found that making small, simple adjustments to one’s lifestyle can help enhance emotional and cognitive functioning. As the methods used help to regulate sleeping cycles, this could be beneficial for night owls whose ...

Jun 13

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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In romantic relationships, people do indeed have a ‘type’

Researchers show that people do have a ‘type’ when it comes to dating, and that despite best intentions to date outside that type – for example, after a bad relationship, some will still gravitate to similar type of partners. However, research ...

Jun 12

Categories: Attachment Issues, Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & ...

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First Study to Investigate How Attachment Style Changes Through ...

Attachment Theory, proposed in the 1950s by British psychoanalyst John Bowlby, argues for the importance of our earliest relationships with our caregivers. This theory predicts that these formative bonds will shape the nature of our connections with ...

Jun 12

Categories: Attachment Issues

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Seeing Disfigured Faces Prompts Negative Brain and Behavior Responses

Impressions about a person based on their physical appearances are formed almost instantaneously. Often, attractive people are judged to be more trustworthy and capable. What about people with facial abnormalities? Using brain imaging technology, a ...

Jun 11

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination

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First Systematic Study of the Advice People Would Give to Their ...

What advice would we give to our younger selves? Even with the popularity of this thought experiment, no one has, until now, systematically studied what people would tell themselves.

Jun 10

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Health Psychology, Life ...

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Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful to Boys’ Social ...

The impact of gaming on children has plagued concerned parents for years, but recent studies have found that gaming is in fact not as detrimental to the social competence of children as most might belief. Norwegian researchers have analyzed the ...

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Social Isolation

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The Dissatisfaction of Being Sexually Rejected by a Partner Lasts ...

Sexual advances have been found to affect satisfaction in the bedroom lives of couples and their relationships. Regardless of who initiates the advance and who receives it, an individual is likely to feel greater satisfaction when sexual advances ...

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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