Study says fathers should ask kids: 'Am I the dad you need me to be?'

As Father's Day draws near, psychologist Jeff Cookston says dads should ask their children for a little more feedback than they might get with the yearly greeting card. Just being a good parent may not be good enough, said Cookston, professor of ...

Jun 7

Categories: Parenting

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Meeting online leads to happier, more enduring marriages

More than a third of marriages between 2005 and 2012 began online, according to new research at the University of Chicago, which also found that online couples have happier, longer marriages. Although the study did not determine why relationships ...

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Avatars ease voices for schizophrenia patients

The trial, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, focused on patients who had not responded to medication. Using customised computer software, the patients created avatars to match the voices they had been hearing. After up to six therapy ...

Jun 6

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Nearly One-Third of Children with Autism Also Have ADHD

In a study of the co-occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in early school-age children (four to eight years old), researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that nearly one-third of ...

Jun 6

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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UT Austin Psychologist Helps to Map Countries’ Entrepreneurial ...

Founders of successful companies tend to exhibit personality traits that make them more socially engaging, creative and able to handle stress than nonentrepreneurs, according to new research from the University of Jena in Germany and The University ...

Jun 5

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3 Simple Ways to Improve Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication is just as important — if not more important — than verbal communication. Sometimes we focus so much on what we are saying or what’s being said, we don’t think of the nonverbal ways we are communicating. There are ...

Jun 5

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5 Tricks to Stop Yelling at Our Kids

Sometimes kids just don't listen! But yelling rarely works. So Doctor G has a few things to try before (or after) the screaming ...

Jun 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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Changes in Brain Structure Found After Childhood Abuse

Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens. An international team of researchers, including the Miller School's Charles B. ...

Jun 3

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Loneliness can hurt more than the heart

I now know why I gained more than 13 kilograms in my early 20s: I was lonely. I had left for school and a job in the Upper Midwest and I knew no one. I filled my lonely nights and days with food, especially candy, cookies and ice cream. I could not ...

Jun 3

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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Facebook profiles raise users’ self-esteem and affect behavior

A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence ...

Jun 3

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Technology Use Before Bed Linked with Increased Stress

Using technology before bed may be stressing us out, preliminary results from a new study suggest. In the study, people who surfed the web or sent a text message within two hours of going to bed reported higher levels of stress than those who ...

Jun 1

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Healthy lifestyle choices mean fewer memory complaints, poll by UCLA ...

Research has shown that healthy behaviors are associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but less is known about the potential link between positive lifestyle choices and milder memory complaints, especially those that occur ...

Jun 1

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Teenagers Are Wired for Peer Approval, Study Says

It's true: Adolescents really do want to jump off a bridge just because their friends are doing it. But new research suggests changes in how teenagers view risks and rewards around their peers are not only a critical part of their development, but ...

Jun 1

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Are children who take Ritalin for ADHD at greater risk of future drug ...

UCLA research has shown that that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are far more likely than other kids to develop serious substance abuse problems as adolescents and adults. But do stimulant medications used to treat ADHD ...

May 31

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug Addiction, ...

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Why Older Adults Are Happier

People tend to get happier as they age, and a new study could explain why: Older adults may be better able to deal with negative emotions like anger and anxiety. In the study, older adults were less likely than younger adults to feel angry and ...

May 31

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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