How fear skews our spatial perception

That snake heading towards you may be further away than it appears. Fear can skew our perception of approaching objects, causing us to underestimate the distance of a threatening one, finds a study published in Current Biology.

Oct 23

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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SSRI antidepressants linked to increased risk of stroke

Peo­ple using a com­mon class of anti­de­pres­sants may have slightly increased odds of suf­fer­ing bleed­ing in the brain — though the risk is still very small, researchers reported Wednesday…The anti­de­pres­sants are known as ...

Oct 23

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Science Reveals the Power of a Handshake

New neuroscience research is confirming an old adage about the power of a handshake: strangers do form a better impression of those who proffer their hand in greeting. The study was led by Beckman Institute researcher Florin Dolcos and Department of ...

Oct 22

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Take Control! Exploring How Self-Discipline Works and How We Might ...

Numerous studies have found evidence for the idea of self-control as a limited resource, but emerging research suggests that this model may not tell the whole story. Research published in the journals of the Association for Psychological Science ...

Oct 22

Categories: Control Issues

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Why We Should Take Fewer Pictures of Our Children

On the surface a child’s preoccupation with personal photos seems quite benign, or even beneficial. Children need to develop an awareness of themselves and of their relation to others, and looking at photos of themselves with their friends and ...

Oct 20

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Foster kids do equally well when adopted by gay, lesbian or ...

High-risk children adopted from foster care do equally well when placed with gay, lesbian or heterosexual parents, UCLA psychologists report in the first multi-year study of children adopted by these three groups of parents. The psychologists ...

Oct 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & ...

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Sleeping on a problem really can help people to find a solution

A new study from Lancaster University has found that sleeping on a problem really can help people to find a solution. The study, published online this week in the journal Memory & Cognition, tested whether sleep or time spent awake worked best in ...

Oct 20

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Happy Habits: How to Fix Bad Moods

We are forced to make decisions like this all the time. The habitual way in which we deal with how to order our happy and less happy experiences may have important consequences for how happy we feel overall. In a new study participants were given ...

Oct 19

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Self-confidence the secret to workplace advancement

The old saying “fake it until you make it” might actually be sound professional advice, with new University of Melbourne research finding self-confidence is a key determinant of workplace success. Drawing upon more than 100 interviews with ...

Oct 19

Categories: Self-Esteem

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But How Do You Really Feel? Someday the Computer May Know

People are good at understanding one another’s emotions. We realize quickly that now is not a good time to approach the boss or that a loved one is having a lousy day. These skills are so essential that those without them are considered ...

Oct 19

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Study Evaluates Treating Mothers with ADHD to Improve Outcomes in Kids

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine if treating mothers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- either with medication or parent training -- will help children at risk for ADHD.

Oct 18

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Does being beautiful on the outside make you beautiful on the inside?

Does being beautiful on the outside make you beautiful on the inside? Not necessarily, although attractive women are often thought to have more desirable personality traits in the eyes of strangers, new research shows. In actuality, beautiful ...

Oct 18

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Impact of Autism May Be Different in Men and Women

Men and women with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) may show subtle but significant differences in the cognitive functions impacted by the condition, according to new research published Oct 17 by Meng-Chuan Lai and colleagues from the Autism ...

Oct 18

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Understanding Self-Sabotage

Why would anyone want to sabotage their own efforts? It’s a reasonable question. But a better-phrased question would be: What is the motivation and logic underlying self-sabotage? There is little doubt that it occurs. What is often not ...

Oct 17

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