Intern Gap Frustrates Clinicians in Training

They call it “the match.” Every year, thousands of graduate students in clinical psychology pick the hospitals and clinics where they would like to do yearlong internships. They rank their choices. The internship programs also rank the ...

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The Neurobiology of Stress: The Stress Response Explained

Stress was put on the map, so to speak, by a Hun­gar­ian — born Cana­dian endocri­nol­o­gist named Hans Hugo Bruno Selye (ZEL — yeh) in 1950, when he pre­sented his research on rats at the annual con­ven­tion of the Amer­i­can ...

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Fatherhood Can Help Change a Man's Bad Habits

After men become fathers for the first time, they show significant decreases in crime, tobacco and alcohol use, according to a new, 19-year study. Researchers assessed more than 200 at-risk boys annually from the age of 12 to 31, and examined how ...

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Depression: A Combination of Environmental, Psychological and Genetic ...

Problems like anxiety and depression are caused by psychological and environmental factors, and are known to be influenced by genetic proclivities. However, it is still not clear how each factor affects the brain's functions to induce anxious and ...

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Noted Dutch Psychologist, Stapel, Accused of Research Fraud

A well-known psychologist in the Netherlands whose work has been published widely in professional journals falsified data and made up entire experiments, an investigating committee has found. Experts say the case exposes deep flaws in the way ...

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My Teenage Son Told Me He's A G_Y!

Here is what happened. My 16 year old son and I were having an argument about something that seemed minor. Somehow, this escalated into a loud and emotionally charged fight after I said something about my son's best friend. As the fight continued my ...

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Glass Half Full or Faulty Frontal Lobe?

Researchers recently reported that optimism may not be as rosy as once thought. In fact, optimism may actually be due to a brain malfunction. How is that for a glass-half-empty view of the world? Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Center for ...

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How lonely you are may impact how well you sleep, research shows

Loneliness is not only heartbreaking, it breaks up a normal night's sleep, a new study shows. Researchers say compromised sleep may be one pathway by which feelings of loneliness adversely affect our health. "It's not just a product of very lonely ...

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More help for parents of special needs children

SINGAPORE - To help parents make better decisions on which school is best for their special needs children, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has come up with a set of guidelines for professionals to provide consistent advice to them. The ...

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Why Spending Money on Others Promotes Your Happiness

Contrary to many people's instincts, money spent on others gives more happiness than money spent on themselves. This is not a radical idea which will blow your mind with its incredible newness. Far from it. But because it's advice that sometimes ...

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Don't Worry, Be Happy: Understanding Mindfulness Meditation

In times of stress, we're often encouraged to pause for a moment and simply be in the 'now.' This kind of mindfulness, an essential part of Buddhist and Indian Yoga traditions, has entered the mainstream as people try to find ways to combat stress ...

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Less is more

We hear it again and again, that the best things in life aren’t things. Yet we keep buying stuff. So much stuff that to contain it all Australian homes – at typically 215 square metres – are now the biggest in the world, even bigger than the ...

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4 Tips on Cultivating Mindfulness When You Live in a Busy, Bustling ...

Jonathan Kaplan says that sometimes we can find the best mindfulness coaches right at home. “Pets and children have an uncanny ability to live fully in the present moment, thus they can serve as ‘mini mindfulness masters’ to guide our ...

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Taking A Break

Do you ever long to take a break from your life? Are you sometimes so tired of managing its daily stressors that you find yourself wanting to pitch your entire existence, move somewhere else, and start your life again? Do certain relationships ...

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Sexism and gender inequality

Individual beliefs don't stay confined to the person who has them; they can affect how a society functions. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, looks at 57 countries and finds that ...

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