A lot of bad behaviour goes on at night. Too much drinking, eating, fighting and all the rest. But is this just down to the fact that people are mostly at work during the day, or is it more than that? Could it be that people’s self-control is sapped by everyday events and, by the evening, those ...
Date Posted: November 7, 2013GO
There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want to hear first? That depends on whether you are the giver or receiver of bad news, and if the news-giver wants the receiver to act on the information, according to researchers at the ...
SINGAPORE: Patients diagnosed with addiction disorders can now undergo acupuncture treatment on top of their existing psychiatric and psychological treatments. A new acupuncture clinic has been set up by the National Addictions Management Service ...
For long, brain development and maturation has been thought to be a one-way process, in which plasticity diminishes with age. The possibility that the adult brain can revert to a younger state and regain plasticity has not been considered, often. In ...
My colleague, Tim Wilson, has long advocated that the psychology department at the University of Virginia stop interviewing potential graduate students or job applicants. We conduct unstructured interviews, as most departments do, meaning the ...
Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting, Stress ...GO
Psychopathology may be represented as residing on a continuum, ranging from, at one end “psychotic” to at the other end, “normal”. “Personality disordered” and “neurotic” lie between the two. However, there are general differences in ...
Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder, SchizophreniaGO
While popular media often depicts highly-involved parents negatively as “helicopter parents” or “tiger moms”, how does placing one’s children at the center of family life really affect parental well-being? This paper finds that parents who ...
Several weeks ago, on September 24th, Popular Science announced that it would banish comments from its Web site. The editors argued that Internet comments, particularly anonymous ones, undermine the integrity of science and lead to a culture of ...
Researchers at the New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN), the University of Miami, and the Lionheart Foundation in Boston, found that mindfulness training, a meditation-based therapy, can improve attention skills in incarcerated youth, ...
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
Pedophilia is not a “sexual orientation,” and erroneous use of that phrase will be corrected soon in its new manual on mental illnesses, the American Psychiatric Association said Thursday. The APA’s statement came in response to media ...
A new study from the University of Toronto Scarborough shows that people who are aware of and their own thoughts and emotions are less affected by positive feedback from others. The study, authored by UTSC PhD candidate Rimma Teper, finds that ...
Washing your hands doesn’t just keep you healthier; it has all sorts of subtle psychological effects as well. Hand washing sends an unconscious metaphorical message to the mind: we don’t just cleanse ourselves of physical residues, we also ...
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
Oxford researchers have found internet forums provide a support network for socially isolated young people. However, they also conclude that the internet is linked to an increased risk of suicide and self-harm among vulnerable adolescents.
Categories: Self-Harm, Suicide PreventionGO
A Deakin University study has found for the first time that, just like humans, un-predictability is also a consistent behavioural ...
Couples shouldn’t let their thumbs do the talking when it comes to serious conversations, disagreements or apologies. Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found ...
Categories: Communication Disorders Problems, Relationships & MarriageGO