Researchers Outline Effective Strategies to Prevent Teen Depression ...

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 ...

Nov 16

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Humans can smell fear, and it's contagious

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 ...

Nov 16

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5 Ways to Deal with a Partner’s Fear of Intimacy

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 ...

Nov 15

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Exploring the Financial Costs of Sadness

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 ...

Nov 15

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The new psychology of awkward moments

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 ...

Nov 15

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Meditation may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in heart patients

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 ...

Nov 14

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Boredom at school: Is stress the cause?

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!", ...

Nov 14

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Childhood abuse leads to poor adult health

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.

Nov 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development

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Dream symbols could help in psychotherapy

Dream images could provide insights into people's mental health problems and may help with their treatment, according to a psychology researcher from the University of Adelaide. Dr Lance Storm, a Visiting Research Fellow with the University of ...

Nov 12

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Are 3D films more psychologically powerful than 2D?

Brendan Rooney and his colleagues at University College Dublin showed 8 different movie clips (ranging from 13 to 68 seconds in length) to 27 participants (13 males; average age 27). The gory clips were chosen deliberately for their disgusting ...

Nov 12

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Early stress may sensitize Girl's brains for later Anxiety

High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists. The study ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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ADHD medicine affects the brain’s reward system

DAMP A group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen has created a model that shows how some types of ADHD medicine influence the brain’s reward system. The model makes it possible to understand the effect of the medicine and perhaps in ...

Nov 10

Categories: Adult ADHD

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A scientific explanation to why people perform better after receiving ...

A team of Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing exercises appear to perform better when another person compliments them. The research was carried out by a group lead by National Institute for Physiological Sciences ...

Nov 10

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When stress sticks

Pennsylvania State University researchers have found that it’s not just the stress, but how you react to it, that could have an impact on your health down the road. Oh ho!That means I’m in big trouble icon wink When stress sticks The research ...

Nov 10

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The experience of awe can slow down perceived time in people’s lives

In a study published in Psychological Science, researchers Melanie Rudd, Kathleen D. Vohs, and Jennifer Aaker found that people who experience awe, by watching a 60-second commercial featuring stunning scenes from nature, feel time passing more ...

Nov 9

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