Over-Reactive Parenting Linked to Negative Emotions and Problem ...

Researchers have found that parents who anger easily and over-react are more likely to have toddlers who act out and become upset easily. The research is an important step in understanding the complex link between genetics and home environment. ...

Feb 22

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I'm so in love with myself

Could your character flaw be a psychiatric disorder? Considered one of the more controversial types of psychiatric disorders, personality disorders (PD) affect about 0.5 to 3 per cent of people worldwide. Even among siblings, everyone has ...

Feb 22

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Science overturns view of humans as naturally 'nasty'

Biological research increasingly debunks the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish, a leading specialist in primate behavior told a major science conference. "Humans have a lot of pro-social tendencies," Frans de Waal, a ...

Feb 21

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Rise in nomophobia: fear of being without a phone

Researchers found 66 per cent of people are terrified of being without their phone, and the younger they are the more worried they are. First identified in 2008, it would appear nomophobia - defined as 'the fear of being out of mobile phone ...

Feb 21

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The Dark Side of Creativity

Creative individuals are more likely to be arrogant, good liars, distrustful, dishonest and maybe just a little crazy—OK, let's say eccentric. Psychological research has only recently begun examining the dark side of creativity but it's already ...

Feb 21

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Twitter Reveals People Are Happiest in the Morning

“Happy hour” is not when you might expect it to be, according to a new analysis of about half a billion Twitter messages from around the globe. On average, people are chipper when they wake up and become grouchy as the day wears on. This pattern ...

Feb 20

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5 Ways to Build Momentum to Accomplish Your Goals

In The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success, entrepreneur and publisher of SUCCESS magazine Darren Hardy discusses everything from achieving your goals to breaking bad habits to capturing momentum. He believes that success ...

Feb 20

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A journey through schizophrenia science

BBC Radio 4′s The Life Scientific recently profiled psychiatrist, schizophrenia researcher and stand-up chap, Robin Murray, who talks about how his understanding of the condition has drastically changed over the years. It’s a fascinating ...

Feb 20

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When Your 7-Year-Old Son Announces, 'I'm Gay'

Six months ago "gay" wasn't even a word in my son's vocabulary. He has always known that some of our male friends are married to men and some of our female friends to women, and it is such a normal part of his life that he never needed a special ...

Feb 18

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Learning to Cope with Google/ Information Overload

Google is chang­ing how humans think: “…the psy­chol­o­gists con­cluded that our reliance on the Inter­net has affected how we relate to information - instead of remem­ber­ing the infor­ma­tion itself, we just remem­ber where to find ...

Feb 18

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Brain Differences Found at 6 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism

A new study from the Infant Brain Imaging Network, which includes researchers at the Center for Autism Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in ...

Feb 18

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New Theory of Moral Behavior May Explain Recent Ethical Lapses in ...

For decades, sociologists have posited that individual behavior results from cultural expectations in the situation about how to act. In a study, "A Theory of the Self for the Sociology of Morality," published in the current issue of the journal ...

Feb 17

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Science of Speed Dating Helps Singles Find Love

Speed dating and other innovations in matchmaking can confound even the most focused dater, but simple tips can help. As a psychologist, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating. During a series of mini dates, each spanning no ...

Feb 17

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Why no one is satisfied with Psychiatric diagnoses in DSM

As the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is revised for the first time since 1994, controversy about psychiatric diagnosis is reaching a fever pitch. Suggested changes to the definitions of autism spectrum disorders and ...

Feb 17

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An Emerging Era of Big Data

Every era has its technological icons. In the early 20th century, it was the airplane and the automobile. In the mid-20th century, it was the television and the telephone. Now in the early 21st century, the smart phone and social networking appear ...

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