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.
Date Posted: November 18, 2013
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 ...
Categories: Intellectual DisabilityGO
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.
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
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 ...
Categories: Child Development, ParentingGO
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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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 ...
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 ...
Categories: Addictions, Gambling AddictionGO
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 ...
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 ...