Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University ...

Oct 21

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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What eight weeks of mindfulness training do to your brain

Practising mindfulness - spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way - has been associated with many beneficial outcomes, including reduced anxiety and improved decision making (although note, there ...

Oct 21

Categories: Mindfulness

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Going for a run improves cramming for an exam

Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research.

Oct 20

Categories: Academic Issues

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The Psychology of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is currently a hot topic in psychology, and beyond. Given the wealth of research on mindfulness, as well as dissenting opinions regarding the efficacy and effectiveness of mindfulness, what exactly is mindfulness?

Oct 20

Categories: Meditation, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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ADHD: Myths vs. Facts

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence endorsed by the most prestigious medical organizations in the world, there is still a multitude of inaccurate information circulating about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), leading to ...

Oct 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Oct 19

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems

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The Science of a Happy Family - Leisure Time

Family fun often means new activities and destinations but a new study suggests leisure time spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a better route to happiness.

Oct 19

Categories: Family Problems, Happiness

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Science tells us not to rely on eyewitnesses

Devastating mistakes by eyewitnesses are not rare, according to a report by the Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating those wrongfully convicted of crimes. Since the 1990s, when DNA testing was first introduced, Innocence ...

Oct 18

Categories: Other

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High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for ...

Depression Mental Health Psychology / Psychiatry High status job means you are less likely to respond to treatment for depression MNT Knowledge Center Adapted Media Release Published: Wednesday 21 September 2016 email 16Share 1 An international ...

Oct 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression, Workplace Issues

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Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders?

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative ...

Oct 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Do Singaporeans work too hard?

Singapore has one of the longest working hours in the world, clocking in 88 hours every two work weeks. At the same time, its people are unhappy, citing a lack of work-life balance and stress.

Oct 17

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia?

One particular type of mental exercise may succeed at doing what nothing else has before: putting off dementia. A new, 10-year study showed that speed training - computer exercises that get users to visually process information more quickly - beat ...

Oct 15

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia

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Personality Traits can predict who chokes under pressure

When there’s a lot on the line - a big presentation or a tough negotiation - some people manage to stay cool under pressure, while others have a meltdown. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists from Texas A&M University examined ...

Oct 15

Categories: Personality problems, Stress Management

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How to raise kinder, less entitled kids

Nearly all of us have ...

Oct 14

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Training men to judge women's sexual interest more accurately

Researchers may have found a new way to combat sexual aggression. The causes of sexual aggression are many, but anecdotal evidence and research-based evidence, suggests that at least part of it has to do with when men overestimate women's levels of ...

Oct 13

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Sexual Abuse

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