An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in preschool years, but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight than four year-olds, a new study reports.
Date Posted: December 12, 2015
Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child DevelopmentGO
Despite the large number of posts on visual social media platforms that suggest - and fuel - depressing or suicidal thoughts, there aren't many for users to read and share that would help them cope with their mental state more proactively.
When you take a look back at the year just gone, do you see any times of real change? A turning point, perhaps – or maybe a transition? Although many of us use them interchangeably, these two kinds of important life events are distinct; as new ...
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life TransitionsGO
A new Tel Aviv University study has identified the neurological mechanism responsible for disturbed emotion regulation and increased anxiety due to only one night's lack of sleep. The research reveals the changes sleep deprivation can impose on our ...
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
A drug destined for the scrap heap has been rescued by Oxford scientists, who may have found it a new role in treating bipolar disorder.
Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / BipolarGO
If you don't want to send the wrong message, watch how you punctuate your texts.
Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & MarriageGO
The average person might be fooled by a fake Monet made of acrylic paint and mixed with K-Y Jelly, but wouldn't an art aficionado know better? How do some of the best art dealers, curators, and collectors get fleeced by con artists?
Many psychologists believe that laughter and amusement evolved to signal that a surprise is not a threat. When words defy our expectations, it makes sense that we respond with laughter.
Categories: Positive PsychologyGO
The science behind social media nostalgia.
Categories: Empathy, HappinessGO
Daydreaming, wool-gathering, zoning-out, everybody does it. It’s a guilty pleasure, universally considered to be a waste of time, the realm of the slacker, an enemy of productivity. Recent research, however may change our perspectives.
Violence is more harmful to people than sex. Parents universally hope their kids will never have to be violent or even experience violence. Sex, on the other hand, is a part of life that everybody wants their offspring to enjoy eventually. So why ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ParentingGO
Managing the symptoms during the season.
Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological developmentGO
Buying gifts is often anxiety provoking. Psychologists who study gift-giving have identified why some gifts elicit joy, and others polite smiles.
Interestingly, it turns out that what you hate most about lines probably isn't the length of the wait after all.
Categories: Adult psychological developmentGO
This isn’t a how-to guide for narcissists. They don’t need any pointers. This is for all the people who often feel like doormats.
Categories: Happiness, Self-Care / Self CompassionGO
Traditionally, the criminal justice system has been focused on ensuring that offenders are suitably punished that the interests and needs of victims are often overlooked. In the case of a murder, what about relatives and friends left behind?