Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests

Scientists used a distraction learning strategy to help older adults overcome age-related forgetting and boost their performance to that of younger adults. Distraction learning sounds like an oxymoron, but a growing body of science is showing that ...

Feb 23

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Giving Feels Better Than Getting, Worldwide Study Shows

Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

Feb 22

Categories: Happiness

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Children exposed to Bullying during childhood at increased risk of ...

A new study shows that children who are exposed to bullying during childhood are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators. This study, published in Online First by JAMA ...

Feb 22

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Trustworthy Mating Advice Deepens Bond Between Straight Women and Gay ...

Why do straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another? A new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice.

Feb 22

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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5 Forms Of Mind Control We Are Exposed To Dailly

Remember when Neo got to choose between the red pill and the blue pill? The blue pill would have put him back to sleep in the fake world of cubicles and steaks in the Matrix, where the red pill would wake him up to the real world and its industrial ...

Feb 21

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Adding movement to ‘dry run’ mental imagery enhances performance

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and ...

Feb 21

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Dieters eat just as much as others but suffer more guilt

People who self-identify as dieters are an unhappy bunch on the whole. They usually score high on measures of depression and anxiety and low on self-esteem. A new study provides a clue as to why. Jessie de Witt Huberts and her colleagues tested ...

Feb 21

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Small Acts, Big Love

Chris Kline doesn't like to tell his wife of 17 years, Tara, that he loves her. He prefers to show her—by loading her favorite songs on her phone and warming up her car on cold mornings. While she was away on business recently, he surprised her by ...

Feb 20

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Memory appears susceptible to eradication of fear responses

Fear responses can only be erased when people learn something new while retrieving the fear memory. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and published in the leading journal Science.

Feb 20

Categories: Fear

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The Power of One: The Psychology of Charity

Mother Teresa famously said: "If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will." There are worse people to turn to for lessons in human charity, and here Calcutta's celebrated missionary also showed an astute grasp of cognitive ...

Feb 20

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Why did the radiologists miss the dancing gorillas?

It is not an everyday finding for radiologists, who are skilled at searching scans for tiny anomalies with potentially life-threatening consequences. But in one study, more than three-quarters of specialist tumour spotters were caught out by the ...

Feb 19

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Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behaviour

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in the US journal ...

Feb 19

Categories: Antisocial personality, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Red Flags A Clinician Isn’t Right For You

Picking a therapist can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task. As clinical psychologist Christina G. Hibbert, Psy.D, said, “It’s hard enough to get yourself to therapy when you need it, but to have to then ‘shop around’ for the right ...

Feb 19

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5 Evidence-Based Ways to Optimize Your Teamwork

You're at the table with the rest of your team, ready to brainstorm new ideas or plan the next product launch. Looking around, their faces are reassuring - you know this is a bunch of talented and experienced individuals. Working together you have ...

Feb 18

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Differential parenting found to affect whole family

Parents act differently with different children—for example, being more positive with one child and more negative with another. A new longitudinal study has found that this behavior negatively affects not only the child who receives more negative ...

Feb 18

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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