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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Liking Work Really Matters

WE have all had to work on tasks we detest: Calculus homework, for example, is boring and hard. As soon as we start, we feel mentally exhausted, and the quality of our work suffers. Now imagine you are an aspiring architect. Learning how calculus ...

Sep 19

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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How Smiling Can Backfire

This idea - that actions affect feelings - runs counter to how we generally think about our emotions. Ask average folks how emotions work - about the causal relationship between feelings and behavior - and they'll say we smile because we're happy, ...

Sep 18

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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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