What Parents Need to Know About Medication for ADHD

“ADHD medications turn kids into compliant zombies.” “They’re only prescribed to simplify a parent’s job.” “They boost the risk for drug abuse.” “They change kids’ personalities.” These are just some of the many ...

Jan 9

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Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research shows

Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. “Life ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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These are the unwritten rules of Facebook

With over a billion users worldwide, Facebook has become a fundamental part of social life. Much as there are long-standing unwritten rules governing the way we behave toward each other face-to-face, today there also exist cultural expectations for ...

Jan 8

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Recognizing Psychological Common Ground Could Ease Tensions Among ...

Understanding how thoughts of mortality influence individuals’ beliefs sheds light on the commonalities among different groups’ motivations and could help ease tensions between opposing viewpoints, according to University of Missouri experiments ...

Jan 8

Categories: Religious Issues

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others. According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers at ...

Jan 7

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Pronunciation of ‘s’ sounds impacts perception of gender

A person’s style of speech — not just the pitch of his or her voice — may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher who studied transgender people ...

Jan 7

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Babies’ language lessons may start inside the womb

Newborn babies respond differently to their mother tongue as compared to foreign languages thanks to all the listening they did while in the womb, a joint study by American and Swedish researchers suggests. The results of the study, which will be ...

Jan 7

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Psychology of Makeup: It’s What You Make of it

No one is indifferent to the image in the mirror. At some point between rolling out of bed and stepping out the door, we perform the ritual of grooming. The sociologist Erving Goffman likened grooming to “backstage” preparations in the theater ...

Jan 5

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Why good resolutions about taking up a physical activity can be hard ...

Physical inactivity is a major public health problem that has both social and neurobiological causes. According to the results of an Ipsos survey published on Monday 31 December, the French have put “taking up a sport” at the top of their list ...

Jan 5

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The Challenges Of Treating Personality Disorders

Personality disorders represent some of the most challenging and mysterious problems in the field of mental health. People suffering from antisocial personality disorder or obsessive compulsive personality disorder are often misdiagnosed. The ...

Jan 5

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The Power of Concentration

MEDITATION and mindfulness: the words conjure images of yoga retreats and Buddhist monks. But perhaps they should evoke a very different picture: a man in a deerstalker, puffing away at a curved pipe, Mr. Sherlock Holmes himself. The world’s ...

Jan 4

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Dopamine-receptor gene variant linked to human longevity

A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, UC Irvine and other researchers have found. This derivative of a dopamine-receptor gene – called the DRD4 7R allele – ...

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A Pickpocket’s Tale: What does our attention focus on

In magic circles, Robbins is regarded as a kind of legend. Psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and the military study his methods for what they reveal about the nature of human attention. A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, ...

Jan 4

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First study to look at the mental health of closeted bisexuals finds ...

Bisexual men are less likely to disclose and more likely to conceal their sexual orientation than gay men. In the first study to look at the mental health of this population, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found ...

Jan 3

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

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When parents lie to their children

We teach our kids that it is wrong to lie, even though most of us do it everyday. In fact, it is often our children who we are lying to. A new study, involving participants in the USA and China, is one of the first to investigate parental lies, ...

Jan 3

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