Social Media Cyber Bullying Linked to Teen Depression

Victimization of young people online has received an increasing level of scrutiny, particularly after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who were reportedly bullied on various social networks. Cyberbullying on social media is linked to ...

Jun 25

Categories: Depression

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The Reasons Why People Maintain Negative Self-Evaluations

Why is it that people maintain negative self-evaluations? One explanation is found within the Cognitive Experiential Self-Theory, which proposes that people have a need to maintain a coherent self-view. A negative coherent self-view produces less ...

Jun 24

Categories: Other

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Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More ...

A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness. This finding suggests that while money can’t buy us happiness, it can make us less sad, most plausibly ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness

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Panic disorder linked to increased risk of heart attack, heart disease

Individuals who suffer from panic disorder, or panic attacks, may be at much higher risk of heart attack and heart disease later in life. This is according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Medicine.

Jun 24

Categories: Panic issues

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Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are ...

Jun 23

Categories: Other

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Stress in low-income families can affect children's learning

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.

Jun 23

Categories: Child Development

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Why do we sometimes like getting sad together?

We spend most of our lives trying to be as happy as possible, but a team of researchers in Israel has explored how we sometimes appear to find, if not pleasure exactly, at least a certain satisfaction in sharing moments of sadness with others.

Jun 23

Categories: Depression

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Social Anxiety Linked To Surprise Chemical Imbalance In The Brain

Drugs commonly prescribed for social anxiety could be making the problem worse. Social anxiety disorder is linked to higher levels of serotonin in the brain, not lower as previously thought. People with both social anxiety actually produce more of ...

Jun 22

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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The Benefits of Watching Cute Cat Videos Online

Watching cute videos of cats online can boost energy and positive emotions, a new study finds. Not only that, but they can decrease negative emotions like sadness, annoyance and anxiety.

Jun 22

Categories: Other

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Depression Caused By How People See The Future, New Study Finds

New approach to cause of depression may help treatment using established therapies. It’s often assumed that depression causes a pessimistic view of the future. But it could be the other way around, a new study finds. Being pessimistic about the ...

Jun 22

Categories: Depression

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Do Video Games Inspire Violent Behavior?

On the morning of August 12, 2013, nearly eight months after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, Michael Mudry, an investigator with the Connecticut State Police, drove to ...

Jun 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Emotional brains 'physically different' to rational ones

Researchers at Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to those who respond more rationally, in a study published in the journal NeuroImage.

Jun 19

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Your Facial Bone Structure Has a Big Influence on How People See You

A newly published series of experiments by cognitive neuroscientists at New York University is reinforcing the relevance of facial expressions to perceptions of characteristics such as trustworthiness and friendliness. More importantly, the research ...

Jun 19

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Why We Love Cats: What Felines Can Teach Us About Affection

When someone who you like gives a hug or tenders affection, experiment with letting it in. Be a cat. Get out of your head and be mindfully present with how it feels in your body to receive affection from a loved one. Whether from a cat or human, ...

Jun 18

Categories: Other

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Eye's motion detection sensors identified

Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for people who have suffered vision loss.

Jun 18

Categories: Other

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