Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning

Contrary to the popular stereotype of a distracted teenager lost in Halo or Call of Duty video games, new evidence suggests playing such high-action video games may help students learn and react faster-but not more impulsively.

Nov 20

Categories: Child Development

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The same behaviors that ruin credit may ruin health too

A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. A latest study appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found a strong ...

Nov 20

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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It Literally Pays to Have a Reliable Spouse

Conscientiousness is not really up there among the sexiest qualities a person can have, but maybe it should be. New research in Psychological Science found that people who have careful, reliable partners tend to do better at work; they make more ...

Nov 19

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Risks of Adolescent alcohol use and abuse

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.

Nov 18

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Why you're particularly likely to run your first marathon when your ...

When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters, rather like the seasons of a TV box set. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job. But if those events act as a marker ...

Nov 18

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Should Cognitive Behavoural Therapy be the first line of treatment ...

Cognitive therapy, commonly known as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), aims to help people to identify and change negative, self-destructive thought patterns. And although it does not work for everyone with depression, data have been accumulating ...

Nov 17

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Here’s The Real Psychological Secret to Weight Loss (And It's Not ...

Learning to pay attention to your emotions is a more powerful weight-loss strategy than greater nutritional knowledge, a new study finds.

Nov 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Oxytocin helps to better overcome fear

Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn Hospital has now been able to demonstrate in a study that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain ...

Nov 15

Categories: Fear

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Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...

Nov 15

Categories: Depression

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Neighbourhood design helps seniors maintain cognitive health

A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults.

Nov 14

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Unrealistic view of self can harm teen relationships

New research finds that when adolescents believe they are better than their peers, the belief will probably cause relationship difficulties.

Nov 14

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Loneliness: A disease that changes brain structure and function

A new review argues that for the 800,000 UK citizens who experience it all or most of the time, loneliness itself is the disease: it directly alters our perception, our thoughts, and the very structure and chemistry of our brains.

Nov 14

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Mother's education predicts child's academic success

New research suggests the amount of education a woman has along with having children later in life are key predictor’s of a child’s success in adulthood.

Nov 13

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The best treatment for autism

The best way of treating autism involves training parents how to work with their children in the home environment, new research finds.

Nov 13

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Explaining emotional contradictions

Life is full of events that ignite emotions. When these events occur people may react by performing an action or expressing an emotion that may be opposite of the actual emotional state. The actions and even our use of seemingly contradictory ...

Nov 13

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