Religiosity may reduce suicidal thoughts in African-Americans

Research suggests religiosity among African-Americans helps to keep suicidal rates low despite the psychological stress of racism.

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The psychology of violent extremism

Today the UK and its allies are at war with an extremist group based in Syria and Iraq that calls itself the Islamic State. Many of the fighters of the Islamic State are Western citizens. Indeed, this week there were reports that a fourth jihadist ...

Oct 30

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A fast-acting treatment which helps severely depressed experience ...

A drug being newly tested as a fast-acting antidepressant has shown it can help lift heavy depression within 40 minutes.

Oct 30

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Connecting through multiple channels benefits parent-adult child ...

"Call your mother" may be the familiar refrain, but research from the University of Kansas shows that being able to text, email and 'Facebook' dad may be just as important for young adults.

Oct 29

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Child-directed play blends autistic kids into group

Finding a setting that allows autistic kids to socialize with more normally developing peers is often a Catch-22 for parents. For while autistic youth need significant practice to develop social skills, deficits in this skill set often make play, ...

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Music therapy reduces depression

Music therapy can reduce depression in children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems, a large new study finds.

Oct 29

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Is your boss making you sick?

Having a bad boss can make your work life a misery, but it can also make you sick, both physically and mentally, researchers say.

Oct 28

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Gifts in the desert: the psychology of Burning Man

Burning Man is a massive weeklong public arts festival held every August in Black Rock City, Nevada. You might imagine this event, where 65,000 people converge in a blazing desert devoid of water, food or electricity, would be a recipe for disaster.

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Alcohol improves memory in later years

For people over 60, light or moderate alcohol intake is associated with better recall of past events, according to a new study. Links were also found between increased size of the hippocampus — the area of the brain crucial to memory — and ...

Oct 27

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People burn blind suffer 4 times more nightmares

People who are born blind have four times as many nightmares as sighted people, according to a new study conducted by the Danish Centre for Sleep Medicine. The findings confirm that nightmares are related to a person’s daytime stress.

Oct 27

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Gossip can promote self-reflection and growth

Whether they like to admit it or not, most people are interested in gossip about other people’s achievements and failures. And while gossip is often seen as negative, a new study has found that listening to gossip may help us adapt to a social ...

Oct 27

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Reminiscing can help boost mental performance

New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called "off-task" mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some ...

Oct 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Eating Fruits, Vegetables Boosts Mental Health, Says Study

Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can help improve mental health, an Australian study says.

Oct 25

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Grief brings infection risk for elderly

Bereavement affects a person’s immune system, and the impact varies as we grow older, say researchers.

Oct 24

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Software model predicts risk of depression relapse

German neuroscientists have written a software program that they believe can calculate the risk for experiencing a major depression relapse.

Oct 24

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