Trying to Find a Cry of Desperation Amid the Facebook Drama

For adolescents, Facebook and other social media have created an irresistible forum for online sharing and oversharing, so much so that endless mood-of-the-moment updates have inspired a snickering retort on T-shirts and posters: “Face your ...

Feb 25

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Phobia's effect on perception of feared object allows fear to persist

The more afraid a person is of a spider, the bigger that individual perceives the spider to be, new research suggests. In the context of a fear of spiders, this warped perception doesn't necessarily interfere with daily living. But for individuals ...

Feb 25

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Long work hours can cause depression

Routinely putting in extra hours at the office can put a strain on your social life. But can too much overtime cause depression? Scientists put the question to the test in a study of more than 2,000 white-collar workers. Previous research hinted ...

Feb 25

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What’s The Best Time of Day to be Creative?

New research finds circadian rhythms in our creativity. Do you feel at your most creative early or late in the day? Now psychological research is examining whether there's a best time of day for creativity, depending on the type of creativity and ...

Feb 24

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ADHD: Backlash to the Backlash

Probably the most persistent myth about ADHD is that it has become a catchall label for rowdy children, and one that’s a godsend for parents who are too lazy or incompetent to keep their kids under control. Yet there’s no reason to think that ...

Feb 24

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Impulsive Kids Play More Video Games, and Kids Who Play More Video ...

Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention difficulties, according to new research published by the American ...

Feb 24

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Anticipation of Stressful Situations Accelerates Cellular Aging

The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to a study by UCSF researchers. In a study of 50 women, ...

Feb 23

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Singapore: New screening programme to identify toddlers with ...

An island-wide development screening programme to spot toddlers displaying signs of developmental problems and a network of pre-school teachers, family physicians and family service centres equipped with skills to detect and refer these children for ...

Feb 23

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World of Warcraft boosts cognitive functioning in some older adults

For some older adults, the online video game World of Warcraft (WoW) may provide more than just an opportunity for escapist adventure. Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that playing WoW actually boosted cognitive ...

Feb 23

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Your little social butterfly

Babies who are too young to speak can still forge friendships with each other and even make jokes, researchers have found. Tiny cameras strapped to a baby's head have revealed the world from an infant's point of view and offered scientists a unique ...

Feb 22

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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 ...

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