Toddlers' focus on hands rather than gaze opens new approach to ...

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 ...

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Therapists help with Philippine typhoon mental health

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 ...

Nov 15

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Problem-Solving Education Reduces Parental Stress After Child Autism ...

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 ...

Nov 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Can running help your mood?

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 ...

Nov 14

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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More specialists for mental patients in Malaysia

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 ...

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Conscientious people more likely to provide good customer service

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 ...

Nov 13

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Are you more likely to click headlines that are phrased as a ...

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 ...

Nov 13

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New study shows trustworthy people are perceived to look similar to ...

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, ...

Nov 13

Categories: Trust Issues

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How Everyday Ergonomics Shape Your Behavior

Everything, from desks to car seats, can influence our thoughts and behavior--though not always for the better. One of Darwin's greatest insights came at the end of his 1872 work, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. "The free ...

Nov 12

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Gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities that affect ...

University of Granada researchers have analysed similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function when comparing cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. The study reveals that gambling addicts present brain function ...

Nov 12

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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Gesturing While Talking Influences Thoughts

If you ask someone to show you how to tie their shoe-laces or play Jenga, they will almost certainly use their hands to do so. In a study investigating how gestures interact with thoughts, Beilock and Goldin-Meadow (2010) had participants trying to ...

Nov 10

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Addicts May Be Seeking Relief from Emotional Lows More than Euphoric ...

Cocaine addicts may become trapped in drug binges - not because of the euphoric highs they are chasing but rather the unbearable emotional lows they desperately want to avoid. In a study published today online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers ...

Nov 9

Categories: Addictions

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Singaporean youths struggle to cope with eating disorders

Singapore -- More teenagers, some as young as 13, are being treated at Singapore's public hospitals for eating disorders. Figures from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) show that 95 youngsters aged 13 to 19 suffered from anorexia or bulimia last ...

Nov 9

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Study finds mending ruptures in client-therapist relationship during ...

In order for prolonged exposure therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, to reach its full potential, any misperceptions or ruptures in trust and communication between therapist and client need fixing, according to a new Case Western ...

Nov 9

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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ADHD's Wider Definition Could Lead to Unnecessary Treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to focus and a lack of control over behaviors often leading to an overactive state. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, who are usually ...

Nov 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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