It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take have powerful ...
Date Posted: November 19, 2013
Playing video games can improve mood, reduce stress levels and boost self-esteem in young people, a new study has found. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia also found that playing video games as a family ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
Don't think about Wall Street. Did you think about Wall Street? Of course you did. You can't stop yourself from thinking about something you're told not to think about. But I didn't just conjure images of stocks, suits, and a bronze bull. I primed ...
Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain brain regions are bigger and better connected than in people with fewer friends, a new study finds.
Suicide risk among patients with first-episode psychosis appears to be greatest for older individuals with severe symptoms that have gone untreated for a long time, Asian study findings indicate. High levels of functioning were also associated with ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide PreventionGO
University of Adelaide researchers have taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain. ARX is among the top four ...
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The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings.
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Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the ...
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Dozens of psychologists were starting work in the typhoon-raked Philippines Wednesday to help dazed survivors deal with the psychological fallout of one of the country's worst ever disasters. The operation is an early attempt by health ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by Emily ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...GO
Now the sun is rising earlier and the days are warming up, it's time to take advantage of the gorgeous mornings by lacing up. Your body and your health will thank you. Running has a positive impact on both your physical and mental health, according ...
Categories: Anxiety, DepressionGO
Malaysia: With about 10 per cent of Malaysia's population projected to experience mental illness by 2020, measures are being put in place to address the problem. Dr Raba'iah Mohd Salleh, the director of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta in Tanjung ...
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Conscientious people are more likely to provide good customer service, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University. The study, “Relations Between Personality, Knowledge and Behavior in Professional Service Encounters,” examines ...
In the competition for readers' mouse clicks, a favoured trick is to phrase headlines as questions. This isn't an Internet innovation. As a way to grab attention, question headlines have been recommended by editors and marketeers for decades. But ...
When a person is deemed trustworthy, we perceive that person's face to be more similar to our own, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. A team of scientists from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway University, ...
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