Childhood behaviour problems are a robust predictor of future physical and mental health problems, according to a preeminent Australian psychologist. University of New South Wales Professor of Psychology, and director of the university’s Child Behaviour Research Clinic, Mark Dadds said early intervention and putting in place partnerships with ...
Date Posted: October 11, 2013
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory has trouble knowing when Leonard or his other friends directed a sarcastic remark at him. New research shows that perhaps it's his lack of empathy for others that is causing that. According to a new study in the ...
October is National Depression Screening Month. One in 10 Americans struggles with depression. A common misconception about depression is that it is something people can just "snap out of." Unfortunately, for those people who experience major ...
Lots of people say they do. They're "carrying guilt" or "weighed down by guilt." Are these just expressions, or is there something more to these metaphors? Princeton researcher Martin Day and Ramona Bobocel, an associate professor of psychology at ...
You have probably heard and maybe even embrace the idea that money can’t buy happiness. I’ve said so myself numerous times. But behavioral scientists and researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton argue this is not exactly true. Money, if ...
Turning to the Internet to find out what ails you is common, but for folks who have trouble handling uncertainty, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, according to a Baylor University ...
The World Health Organization has famously acknowledged that “there is no health without mental health.” According to a report published December last year by Dietitians of Canada, nutrition is thought to play a role in many ways when it comes ...
New research has found that hobbies such as reading, socializing, and traveling can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health during your golden years. Taking up a few hobbies after retirement can keep your brain sharp and fend off mental ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue in our DNA. A gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions ...
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We are born colorblind—literally. Newborn color vision is limited, lacking many of the visual distinctions that characterize mature sight. Soon enough, though, color takes over, figuratively as well as physiologically: We learn to see ourselves ...
“The smile plays a key role in recognizing others´ happiness. But, as we know, we are not really happy every time we smile”. In some cases, a smile merely expresses politeness or affiliation. In others, it may even be a way of hiding negative ...
Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what most of us seem to want for ourselves. We fear meaninglessness. We fret about the ...
Heated debates about the quantifiable value of arts and literature are a common feature of American social discourse. Now, two researchers from The New School for Social Research have published a paper in Science demonstrating that reading literary ...
Categories: Asperger's SyndromeGO
Studies show that anxiety affects the sense of smell and balance, how we judge faces and perceptions of our personal space. Anxiety may be an unpleasant emotion, which can be crippling in excess, but it does exist for a good reason.