Heavy multitasking affects brain structure

Media multitasking is becoming more prevalent in our lives today and there is increasing concern about its impacts on our cognition and social-emotional well-being. For the first time, neuroscientists have found that people who use multiple devices ...

Sep 26

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Ways to boost your hapiness

We all experience emotional highs throughout our lives -- with a job promotion, on our wedding day, with the birth of a child. But these moments only yield temporary feelings of elation, and experts say that they alone are not enough to achieve true ...

Sep 25

Categories: Happiness

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Family-based therapy can aid those with anorexia

For a long time, people blamed families for causing anorexia and thought they should be left out of treatment. However, a new study suggests that when you involve them, families can be useful, and that more focused family treatment works faster and ...

Sep 25

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Thinking styles that increase the chances of depression and anxiety

How one thinks about, and deals with, stressful events affect the level of stress and anxiety they feel. Crucially, there are three thinking and behavioural styles which tend to increase the chance someone would experience depression and anxiety: ...

Sep 25

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Marital aggression harms child's emotional adjustment

Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...

Sep 24

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

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Why elderfly can die from a broken heart

Some grieving elderly people literally die of a broken heart. This is because grief affects people over the age of 65 more severely, weakening their immune systems and making infection more likely.

Sep 24

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress Management

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'Tiger Moms' may scar kids

University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered the strict Chinese parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children. This ...

Sep 24

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Reliable spouse important for successful career

Researchers discovered a person’s significant other played more of a role than close co-workers when it came to pay raises, promotions, and other measures of career success. Research also indicates that having a conscientious spouse appears to be ...

Sep 23

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Sleep deprivation may increase likelihood of false memories

In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues, sleep-deprived people who viewed photographs of a crime being committed and then read false information about the photos were ...

Sep 23

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Why teenage behaviour can be so extreme

A new study published in the journal, Psychological Science, concludes that the minds of teenagers are much more sensitive to rewards than adults and they find it hard to adjust their behaviour when situations change.

Sep 23

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Digital tracking looks to mental health with prototype app

The first smartphone app that automatically provides indicators of mental health status has been created by researchers at Dartmouth University in the US state of New Hampshire. The first version is oriented towards students, but they say it’s ...

Sep 22

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Sibling bullying 'linked with later mental health disorders'

A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults.

Sep 20

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems

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Fighting Mental and Physical Illness by Reshaping Cities

A recently published study in The Lancet estimated that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime - a trend which is largely due to obesity and inactivity. Since the 1990s, some public health professionals have turned their ...

Sep 20

Categories: Depression

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The most intelligent candidates may not make the best employees

Workplace research through the 20th Century suggested that selecting for intelligence is the best way to identify good performers. General mental ability (GMA), a popular recruitment measure that maps closely to the colloquial meaning of ...

Sep 19

Categories: Workplace Issues

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How stress tears us apart

Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship ...

Sep 19

Categories: Stress Management

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