Mother's age at birth may influence symptoms of depression in ...

The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new research. The age of the father at birth is not a factor.

Nov 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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"Contagious" Memories

New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become “contagious” in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections.

Nov 17

Categories: Creative Blocks, Other

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Study: Variations in Honesty Among Countries

Is honesty valued differently across countries, and is the honesty of a country's people related to its economic development?

Nov 17

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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Crowded house as kids fail to launch

Children who never leave home - or “boomerang” back to it - are changing the dynamics of the family home worldwide, researchers say.

Nov 16

Categories: Adult psychological development, Blended Family Issues, Codependency ...

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Understanding 'Disaster Reactions'

When news of a disaster hits, it can cause suffering not only to those at ground zero, but others who witness the aftermath.

Nov 16

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

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Why haters hate the way they hate

All of us have been on the receiving end of hatred at some point of time in our lives. Understand the psychological motivations behind hatred, and haters will never bother you again; you might even pity them.

Nov 14

Categories: Empathy, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt

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You should talk to your kids about mental illness. Here’s how.

Talking about mental illness isn’t easy, especially if it’s with your child, but it’s an important conversation to have.

Nov 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Parenting

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'Super recognisers': more than just clever lab rat

Some people have extremely good face recognition abilities that set them apart from the rest of the population, a group psychologists refer to as "super recognisers".

Nov 14

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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Mindfulness Meditation Trumps Placebo in Pain Reduction

Sign Up for Newswise Wires Become a Member Media PressPass Previous Article Next Article Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found new evidence that mindfulness meditation reduces pain more effectively than placebo. This is ...

Nov 13

Categories: Chronic Pain, Meditation, Pain management

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Changes in humor may be early indicator for dementia

We have all heard the saying "laughter is the best medicine." But according to new research, a noticeable change in what makes us laugh may not be a good sign for cognitive health: it may be an early indicator for dementia.

Nov 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Aging & Geriatric Issues, ...

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Need An Excuse to Waste Time Online? Psych Study Provides The Best

Positive distractions can increase your mental performance compared with negative distractions, a new study finds.

Nov 12

Categories: Executive Functions, Other

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The power of magical thinking: Why superstitions are hard to shake

When sports fans wear their lucky shirts on game day, they know it is irrational to think clothing can influence a team’s performance. But they do it anyway.

Nov 11

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear

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6 Tips to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Has anyone ever accused you of being a people-pleaser at work? You might have felt put off, thinking, “Yeah, I like making sure everyone in the office is happy. What’s wrong with that?”

Nov 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Workplace Issues

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Anticipating the Privacy and Informed Consent issues of the ...

What if sci­en­tists were able to implant or erase mem­o­ries? Con­cerns about pri­vacy loss and dimin­ished capac­ity for true “informed con­cern,” given the grow­ing knowl­edge gap between experts and every­one else.

Nov 11

Categories: Other, Values Clarification

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Research reveals main reasons why people go to work when ill

High job demands, stress and job insecurity are among the main reasons why people go to work when they are ill, according to a new research.

Nov 9

Categories: Health Psychology, Workplace Issues

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