What determines the friends you make in school?

It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar ...

Nov 19

Categories: Friendships

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Playing video games boosts mental health in young

Playing video games can improve mood, reduce stress levels and boost self-esteem in young people, a new study has found. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia also found that playing video games as a family ...

Nov 19

Categories: Child Development

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Which 2 words will make you more Selfish?

Don't think about Wall Street. Did you think about Wall Street? Of course you did. You can't stop yourself from thinking about something you're told not to think about. But I didn't just conjure images of stocks, suits, and a bronze bull. I primed ...

Nov 18

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How Many Friends Can Your Brain Handle?

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.

Nov 18

Categories: Friendships

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Older age key factor in suicide risk in Asian patients with early ...

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 ...

Nov 16

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Suicide Prevention

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Gene linked to common intellectual disability

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 ...

Nov 16

Categories: Intellectual Disability

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Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

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.

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development

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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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