Cycle of Abuse: New Answers

Stressful early environments affect the brain in ways that are inherited. Majority of abusive parents were abused themselves as children. Now we are starting to understand the underlying psychological and biological mechanisms thanks to animal ...

Dec 16

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Physical Abuse

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Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness? At first glance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to be a modern means of facilitating our connectedness with others, ...

Dec 16

Categories: Addictions, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation

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This one specific brain area was smaller in participants who were in ...

Psychology research is starting to back up on what poets have been describing on mind-altering effects of a passionate relationship – “my love’s a noble madness” wrote John Dryden. Cicero said “of all emotions, there is none more violent ...

Dec 15

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Half of us likely to believe events that never happened

Remember that time at school when you played a prank on your math teacher? The one with the curly hair and the pink-rimmed glasses? No? If you were told the story a few times, you might - even if it never happened.

Dec 15

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Sniff Out Alzheimer’s Risk with Powerful New Smell Test

A provocative new report suggests a low-cost, non-invasive testing protocol may identify older individuals at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. There is a new discovery by the investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on testing ...

Dec 14

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Wardrobe malfunction – three failed attempts to replicate the ...

It’s one of the simplest, most evidence-backed pieces of advice you can give to someone who’s looking to attract a partner – wear red. Many studies, most of them involving men rating women’s appearance, have shown that wearing red clothing ...

Dec 14

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Why do left-handers earn less than right-handers?

It’s popularly believed that left-handers are uncommonly blessed with talents like high intelligence or an artistic temperament, but this is a myth. In fact, some studies even show cognitive deficits in lefties (though other research has failed to ...

Dec 13

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Are You A Good Listener?

We hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening ...

Dec 13

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People with traumatic brain injury approximately 2.5 times more ...

People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are approximately 2.5 times more likely to be incarcerated in a federal correctional facility in Canada than people who have not, a new study has found.

Dec 12

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Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable

Drexel University professor devised a new method to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms – which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism was recently proven to be effective.

Dec 12

Categories: Anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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What If?

Dec 9

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Neuroscientists use neurofeedback to erase fear in the brain

Imagine a person is terrified of dogs because they once suffered a terrible bite. Following long-established techniques, their psychologist might gradually expose them to dogs in a safe setting, until their fear gradually faded away. This ...

Dec 9

Categories: Phobias

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How stress reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. ...

Dec 8

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music

For some athletes and for many people who run, jog, cycle, lift weights and otherwise exercise, music is not superfluous - it is essential to peak performance and a satisfying workout. New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good ...

Dec 8

Categories: Health Psychology, Sports Psychology

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Father Absence in Childhood and its Effects on Mating Strategy

There are broadly two types of heterosexual mating strategies that humans pursue: short-term and the long-term mating strategy. Short-term mating strategy means forming brief relationships with multiple partners while long-term mating strategy means ...

Dec 7

Categories: Child Development

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