Brain Connectivity Predicts Procrastination

Procrastination — we are all guilty of it. Irrationally delaying a task in day-to-day life can have minor effects, such as lost sleep from staying up late to meet a deadline, but it can also be detrimental. From a health perspective, waiting to go ...

Oct 10

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Diabetes Drug for Addiction Treatment

A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse.

Oct 7

Categories: Addictions

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Sad movies help us bond with those around us - and alleviate pain

If you were old enough to see a PG-13 movie in 1997, chances are you went to see Titanic. And chances are you cried. You might have even seen the film multiple times, doing your part to make it the highest-grossing sob fest in movie history. Now, a ...

Oct 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Cannabis reduces creativity

Regular users of cannabis are less aware of their own mistakes, and they are not good at creative thinking. This is the conclusion drawn by psychologist Mikael Kowal from his research on the effects of cannabis.

Oct 6

Categories: Creative Blocks, Drug Addiction

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What is Mentalization? - With Peter Fonagy

Watch this video in which Psychology heavy weight Dr. Peter Fonagy is interviewed about Mentalization - a field he helped ...

Oct 6

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Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their ...

Oct 5

Categories: Meditation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...

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Female bosses judged more harshly than male counterparts for being ...

In a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology explores the way that female managers are appraised when they treat others unjustly. The research suggests that while the sexes are treated even-handedly when they commit certain injustices, there ...

Oct 5

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Would you vote for a psychopath?

Many well-regarded leaders appear to find success through psychopathic traits - namely, fearlessness, social influence and immunity to stress. However, research suggests that leaders who also possess psychopathy's negative characteristics - ...

Oct 4

Categories: Other

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Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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Stress hormone may lead to post-partum depression

Women who receive strong social support from their families during pregnancy appear to be protected from sharp increases in a particular stress hormone, making them less likely to develop postpartum depression, according to a new study published in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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The Influence of Diet on ADHD

For years, clinicians have suspected that diet may affect ADHD symptoms, and in recent years, research has suggested a potential impact of various aspects of diet on ADHD. This research includes examining the use of elimination diets, as well as ...

Oct 3

Categories: Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...

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Research finds how the brain decides between effort and reward

Every action we take involves a cost to us in physical energy, yet studies about decision-making have tended to look at how we weight up external costs like risks or time. However, being unwilling to exert effort is a symptom for a range of mental ...

Oct 3

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Adolescent sleep duration associated with daytime mood

A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness. The study also showed that nightly fluctuations in sleep in healthy adolescents predict ...

Oct 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Teenage Issues

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Link between how people walk and aggression found

The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study from the University of Portsmouth has found. The researchers from the Department of Psychology assessed the personalities of 29 participants, before using motion ...

Oct 1

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in ...

Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is characterised by low mood and feelings of hopelessness, and is brought on by a number of factors that can ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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