We are constantly bombarded with images of thin people on billboards, on magazines and what not. The study looks at the ideals that children have. And how young girls are showing a preference for thin girls by allocating more "positive" adjectives to them.
Date Posted: March 7, 2015
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
“Even though we all make a lot of attentional errors and we have difficulty focusing, there’s -some potential for those abilities to improve.” - Dr Nicholas Turk-Browne
Teachers unconsciously put girls off math and science by marking down their work in comparison to boys, a new study finds.
Categories: Child Development, Teenage IssuesGO
In the pursuit of being the popular kid along with your team-mates, would you sabotage your rivals, would you cheat?
Categories: Social IsolationGO
"They [the children] bothered me, so I decided to kill them." "I like to attend funerals. I'm happy when someone is dying." "That is my ambition, to have killed more people – more helpless people – than any man or woman who has ever ...
Categories: Aggression & ViolenceGO
Schizophrenia is a distressing psychological disorder, which predominantly affects young people and can run in families. However, there has been limited progress in uncovering the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia despite numerous ...
Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. Even so, very little is known about exactly how marriage quality affects health. Do strife and ...
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & MarriageGO
Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to ...
Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development, ...GO
As public debate rages about issues like immunization, Obamacare, and same-sex marriage, many people try to use science to bolster their arguments. And since it's becoming easier to test and establish facts - whether in physics, psychology, or ...
People with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression than those with other chronic diseases that require similar levels of management. The reasons for this aren't well understood, but Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have discovered one ...
The notion that the state of our gut governs our state of mind dates back more than 100 years. Many 19th- and early 20th-century scientists believed that accumulating wastes in the colon triggered a state of "auto-intoxication," whereby poisons ...
Facebook, the world's largest social network, has become a place for many of its 1.3 billion active users to share deeply personal thoughts. When users see posts from people who are directly threatening suicide, they should contact local emergency ...
Categories: Suicide PreventionGO
How to tell if someone has a borderline personality disorder?
Categories: Borderline Personality DisorderGO
Psychopathic violent offenders might be unable to repent and learn from punishment due to the presence of abnormalities in their brain. Through a MRI study, researchers have found that there are abnormalities found in areas of the brain that are ...
Categories: Aggression & ViolenceGO
Some individuals think that psychotherapy is not effective, is harmful. Why do clients feel this way? A new study aims to find out the experience of therapy for clients who have showed no significant improvement or condition has deterioriated ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral TherapyGO