Few sounds can be as heart-warming as a chuckling toddler. Often they're laughing at a joke you or someone else has performed, but what about their own attempts at humour? To find out, Elena Hoicka and Nameera Akhtar filmed 47 parent-child pairs (just five involved dads) playing for ten minutes with various toys.
Date Posted: November 19, 2012GO
Psychological factors can have as much-or more-impact on pediatric chest pain as physical ones, a University of Georgia study found recently. UGA psychologists discovered pediatric patients diagnosed with noncardiac chest pain have higher levels of ...
Aches and pains getting you down? Or maybe they really tick you off. If that’s the case, maybe don’t look to a placebo to give you any relief. Because a new study shows that sugar pills are less effective for people who are quick to anger. The ...
Interesting inforgraphics on the origins of Schizophrenia and attempts to dispel the stigma and misconceptions surrounding it.
Pandemonium is a program for youth ages 13-17 with severe anxiety. ...
Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent IssuesGO
Wearing all black can make you a more aggressive competitor, and striking a pose can make you act authoritative. According to journalist Berdik, fulfilling expectations—such as perceiving a commanding, “I am the law” persona—is what our ...
“A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating…While neuroimaging studies ...
University of Cincinnati researchers report on the positive connections that offset tragedies among teenagers. Untreated depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide, and signs of depression can also be a warning that a teen is ...
Categories: Suicide PreventionGO
Humans can smell fear and disgust, and the emotions are contagious, according to a new study. The findings, published Nov. 5 in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that humans communicate via smell just like other animals. "These ...
As a therapist, I often hear couples complain that whenever one partner tries to get close, the other pulls away. It's a painful reality that love isn't always as easy to give and receive as we'd like to think. Many people have developed defenses ...
Your emotions can certainly impact your decisions, but you might be surprised by the extent to which your emotions affect your pocketbook. New research from psychological scientist Jennifer Lerner of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and ...
In a new exploratory study, Johsua Clegg proposes a model. Social awkwardness, he posits, is what we feel when the situation threatens our goal of being accepted by others. The feeling prompts us to direct our attention inwards, to monitor our ...
Twice-a-day Transcendental Meditation helped African Americans with heart disease reduce risk of death, heart attack and stroke. Meditation helped patients lower their blood pressure, stress and anger compared with patients who attended a health ...
Categories: Mindfulness MeditationGO
Conventional wisdom tells us kids feel bored at school because they are under-challenged, under-motivated or poorly taught. When a child gazes out of a classroom window, fidgets and acts out at school, or heaves a sigh that says "I'm so bored!", ...
The psychological scars of childhood abuse can last well into adulthood. New research from Concordia University shows the harm can have longterm negative physical effects, as well as emotional ones.
Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological developmentGO