Taking a look at the facts of domestic violence

Too many of us are willing to put up with abusive behaviors in the name of love, out of fear or even thinking that these behaviors are normal. Here are the Red Flags of Abusers.

Jun 15

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse, Physical Abuse, ...

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Longitudinal brain changes from adolescence to adulthood in Autism ...

A study published in the June 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry demonstrates that the atypical trajectory of cortical/brain development in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) extends well beyond young ...

Jun 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Personality Test: How Open To Experience Are You?

How open you are to new experiences?

Jun 13

Categories: Other

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Your handwriting speaks a lot about you

What can you learn from a single page of writing? Learn fun facts about yourself or your friends.

Jun 13

Categories: Other, Personality problems

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The Psychology of Web Browsing

Who knows that website optimization, top-notch web teams might cause adverse behaviour from web visitors if they do not take psychology into account.

Jun 13

Categories: Stress Management

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Environmental factors account for the link between cannabis and ...

A great deal of previous research has suggested a link between cannabis use and psychotic episodes. New research suggests that this association is due mostly to shared environmental factors rather than direct causation or shared genetic risk factors.

Jun 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Just An Hour Per Day Of Play Can Boost Young Brains

Kids were born to move, engage, play and most importantly, be kids. Getting them off the couch and outside after school may be the best way to improve their brain. Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active ...

Jun 12

Categories: Child Development

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Study links brain inflammation triggered by chronic pain to anxiety ...

Brain inflammation caused by chronic nerve pain alters activity in regions that regulate mood and motivation, suggesting for the first time that a direct biophysical link exists between long-term pain and the depression, anxiety and substance abuse ...

Jun 12

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Toddlers learn better when you make them giggle

There is probably nothing more fun than making a baby or toddler laugh. And now there's news that it could even help with learning - the toddler's not the adult's.

Jun 11

Categories: Child Development

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Too Much Praise Promotes Narcissism

Sometimes it's cute when kids act self-centered. Yet parenting styles can make the difference between a confident child and a narcissistic nightmare, psychologists at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University in the Netherlands concluded ...

Jun 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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3 Damaging Assumptions We Make in Our Relationships

Everyone makes assumptions in romantic relationships. And these assumptions can get us into trouble. That’s because we create explanations for another person’s behavior without knowing if that interpretation is actually correct. And often it ...

Jun 10

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Starting OCD Treatment

Some OCD sufferers may choose to continue doing their compulsions. They may believe they are unable to do difficult things. Others may continue to endure in silence and may be unaware that there are answers to their misery. There are some who begin ...

Jun 10

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Surgical anesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ, brain ...

Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a new study. The authors of the study recommend ...

Jun 10

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Alzheimer’s and Sleep Quality Linked In New Study

Poor sleep is a channel through which Alzheimer’s disease can be triggered, a new study finds. Professor Matthew Walker, one of the neuroscientist who authored the study, said: “This discovery offers hope. Sleep could be a novel therapeutic ...

Jun 9

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people and is also a powerful social signal, which is known to increase our physiological arousal. Researchers have found that personality modulates the way one's brain ...

Jun 9

Categories: Personality problems

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