New software developed to recognize human emotions

Dev Drume Agrawal, Shiv Ram Dubey and Anand Singh Jalal of the GLA University, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, suggest that the recognition of emotions by future artificial intelligences, in the form of computers or robots, will provide a missing ...

Sep 18

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Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Joe Kowan is a musician who experiences strong fear of performing in public. How did he manage this potentially career crushing ...

Sep 18

Categories: Fear

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EEG Study Findings Reveal How Fear is Processed in the Brain

An estimated 8% of Americans will suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point during their lifetime. Brought on by an overwhelming or stressful event or events, PTSD is the result of altered chemistry and physiology of the brain. ...

Sep 18

Categories: Fear

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Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.

Sep 17

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Relaxing in front of the TV might do you some good

There's a snobbishness about relaxation time. Tell someone your hobby is watching TV and chances are they'll look at you with derision. Mention meditation, reading or yoga and you're far more likely to attract nods of approval. And yet there is ...

Sep 17

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Forensic psychology: Is it the career for me?

Forensic psychologists are licensed clinical psychologists who specialize in applying psychological knowledge to legal matters, both in the criminal and civil arenas. They hold graduate degrees in psychology, most often a PhD or a PsyD.

Sep 16

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Depression Myths We Need To Stop Believing

In recent weeks, the global conversation surrounding death by suicide has taken center stage, and now more than ever, we're acknowledging the effects of undiagnosed, untreated and mistreated depression on those rising numbers. Approximately two out ...

Sep 15

Categories: Adoption / Reunion Issues, Depression

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A Wife's Happiness is More Crucial than Her Husband's in Keeping ...

When it comes to a happy marriage, a new Rutgers study finds that the more content the wife is with the long-term union, the happier the husband is with his life no matter how he feels about their nuptials.

Sep 15

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Bringing Mindfulness Into Therapy

Many therapists have come to regard cultivating moment-to-moment awareness as a curative mechanism that transcends diagnosis, addresses underlying causes of suffering, and serves as an active ingredient in most effective psychotherapies. The ...

Sep 15

Categories: Mindfulness

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Why You Should Want Your Kid to Be a Slow Learner

We tend to assume that learning things easily is the same as learning them well. In school, teachers are pleased when children grasp a concept or a skill in one lesson, and so, of course, are children. The trouble is, when learning is too easy, we ...

Sep 13

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Autism: New Therapy Found To Eliminate Symptoms and Developmental ...

Very early treatment of infants with the first signs of autism can substantially reduce the symptoms such that, by age 3, most have no developmental delays, a new study finds.

Sep 13

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Brilliance Often Springs from Boredom

Every so often, we face a job we dread because it seems exceedingly dull. As a child, I felt that way about household chores- scrubbing a toilet, sweeping a floor, wiping a countertop, weeding. I remember one day my grandmother was visiting and ...

Sep 12

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Why it is so hard to get your teenager off the smartphone

A University of Iowa study found teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. The findings may help explain, for example, why the initial rush of texting may be more enticing for adolescents than ...

Sep 12

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Shared Pain Brings People Together

What doesn't kill us may make us stronger as a group, according to findings from new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that, despite its unpleasantness, pain ...

Sep 12

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to ...

Previous research has revealed that mothers who respond quickly and warmly to their babies' cries have infants with better emotional development, compared with mothers who are less sensitive. Now, a new study suggests that moms with positive ...

Sep 11

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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