During pregnancy, future parenting behavior can be predicted by ...

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives.

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Self-deceived individuals deceive others better

Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

Aug 28

Categories: Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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A Tiny Good Deed Can Go a Long Way

You already know the "secret" to happiness: Do something nice for someone else. Now, some new research takes that idea one step further, finding that getting more specific about the random act of kindness you're planning can actually end up making ...

Aug 27

Categories: Happiness

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Mental health initiative seeks to reach beyond stigma

SINGAPORE - Anxiety, insomnia and helplessness - Pauline (not her real name) recognised these could be symptoms of mild depression while taking a mental health survey at a community event nearly one-and-a-half years ago. Worried that her friends ...

Aug 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Patients with depression benefit from mindfulness-based therapy ...

A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits among patients who often see their family doctors, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for ...

Aug 26

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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Train your heart to protect your mind

Exercising to improve our cardiovascular strength may protect us from cognitive impairment as we age, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal Research ...

Aug 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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The Importance of Getting Help for Fear and Anxieties

Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the single most important step in your recovery.

Aug 26

Categories: Anxiety, Fear, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Could relationship history hinder your chance of a happy marriage?

"There are plenty more fish in the sea" - a saying that many of us may have heard, particularly when coming out of a relationship. But a new study finds that the more fish we catch, the less likely we are to end up in a happy marriage.

Aug 25

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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Influenced by Self-Interest, Humans Less Concerned About Inequity To ...

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University's Brains and Behavior Program have found.

Aug 25

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Love

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ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning ...

Pupils with ADHD often make poorer decisions than their unaffected classmates. Researchers from the University of Zurich now discovered that different learning and decision-making mechanisms are responsible for these behaviors, and localized the ...

Aug 23

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

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Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain "pruning" process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center ...

Aug 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read ...

Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

Aug 23

Categories: Adult psychological development, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, ...

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Living in an Imaginary World

When Rachel Stein (not her real name) was a small child, she would pace around in a circle shaking a string for hours at a time, mentally spinning intricate alternative plots for her favorite television shows. "Around the age of eight or nine, my ...

Aug 22

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The computer will see you now

ELLIE is a psychologist, and a damned good one at that. Smile in a certain way, and she knows precisely what your smile means. Develop a nervous tic or tension in an eye, and she instantly picks up on it. She listens to what you say, processes every ...

Aug 22

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Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, ...

In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention.

Aug 21

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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