Early Math and Reading Ability Linked to Job and Income in Adulthood

Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The childhood abilities predict ...

May 9

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Study: Meditation Improves Memory, Attention

Students who did about an hour of "mindfulness training" for eight days subsequently did better on the GRE as well as tests of working memory and mind-wandering. The Internet is probably destroying our attention spans and working memories, but ...

May 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Mindfulness ...

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When Women Sell Themselves Short on Team Projects

Working on a team is always a challenge, but a new study highlights a particular challenge to women: how much they credit themselves in a joint success. Women will devalue their contributions when working with men but not with other women, according ...

May 8

Categories: Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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Why your friends on Twitter are (probably) more interesting than you, ...

Statistical logic means that your lover has probably had more sexual partners than you. Similarly, at the gym, most of the other users train more frequently than you. And your friends have more friends than you do - this last observation was ...

May 8

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Traumatized moms avoid tough talks with kids, study shows

Mothers who have experienced childhood abuse, neglect or other traumatic experiences show an unwillingness to talk with their children about the child’s emotional experiences, a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows.

May 7

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Introduction to Psychology Online Lectures

For those who are interested in Psychology and want to learn a little more about it without having to read the tons of books available on the subject, you can watch this series of online videos recorded from lectures from the University of ...

May 7

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Online Pornography's Effects, and a New Way to Fight Them

It was suspiciously warm, the reception given to a study published a week ago in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. A survey of 4,600 young people in the Netherlands, aged 15 to 25, found the behavioral impact of pornography—most of it online ...

May 7

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Finding in later years that therapy can help

Marvin Tolkin wasn't clinically depressed. But at 83, he said, he "struggled through a lot of things in my life" - the demise of a business partnership, the sudden death of his first wife 18 years ago. He worried about his children and ...

May 6

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Cyberbullying rampant among high school students

Step into a class of 30 high school students and look around. Five of them have been victims of electronic bullying in the past year. What's more, 10 of those students spend three or more hours on an average school day playing video games or using ...

May 6

Categories: Bullying

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Is Obesity Linked to ADHD?

As more and more children consume high-fat diets and become increasingly overweight, the incidences of diseases like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure have steadily grown among the population. However, these may not be the only health issues ...

May 6

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Why Older Minds Make Better Decisions

The decisions we make throughout our lives about money, work, health and relationships have a tremendous influence on how we age. And as the number of older people increases, not only in the United States but around the world, the decisions seniors ...

May 4

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Self-affirmation improves problem-solving under stress

It's no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to health problems, and it also impacts your ability to solve problems and be creative. But methods to prevent associated risks and effects have been less clear - until now. Published in PLOS ...

May 4

Categories: Self-Confidence, Stress Management

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Of course you're stressed. Just look at you

We all know the face of stress: the clenched jaw, the furrowed brow, the intense stare. And, really, it's not a bad look. We all do some of our best work under pressure. Adrenaline and other stress hormones give us the kick start we need to meet ...

May 4

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May is Mental Health Month

For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year's theme is Pathways to ...

May 3

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Talking about yourself gets you less followers on Twitter

“To our knowledge, this is the first longitudinal study of follow predictors on Twitter,” Gilbert said. “For the first time, we were able to explore the relative effects of social behavior, message content and network structure and show which ...

May 3

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