Cumulative Trauma in Adulthood Can Worsen Health in Later Years

Cumulative trauma during a person's lifetime can have an overall effect on health in one's later years, according to a study that examines the consequences of traumatic events on older adults' physical health. Also, traumas experienced in adulthood ...

Sep 10

Categories: Adult psychological development, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...


What a Bad Decision Looks Like in the Brain

Humans often make bad decisions. If you like Snickers more than Milky Way, it seems obvious which candy bar you’d pick, given a choice of the two. Traditional economic models follow this logical intuition, suggesting that people assign a value to ...

Sep 6

Categories: Adult psychological development


Study: Text messages that end in a period seen as less sincere

If you don't want to send the wrong message, watch how you punctuate your texts.

Dec 9

Categories: Adult psychological development, Relationships & Marriage


An ADHD Holiday

Managing the symptoms during the season.

Dec 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Adult psychological development


What really drives you crazy about waiting in line

Interestingly, it turns out that what you hate most about lines probably isn't the length of the wait after all.

Dec 3

Categories: Adult psychological development


Being The Favourite Child Linked To Surprising Disadvantage

…and if you weren’t mom’s favourite, there’s is an unexpected upside.

Nov 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting


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


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 ...


Why Adults Are Less Happy Than They Used to Be

Which stage of life brings more happiness: The bloom of youth or the wisdom of age?

Nov 7

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Advantages of Being the Scapegoat

Might the scapegoat of a family benefit from being scapegoated?

Oct 29

Categories: Adult psychological development, Blended Family Issues


Social Media Can Create Surprising Behavioural Changes

"You just have to put people into the right kind of social environment where they can interact with each other, and even anonymous social interaction will create behavior change,” says Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for ...

Oct 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...


Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for ...

"Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression," says Dr. Alan Teo assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & ...

Oct 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression


Simple Test Predicts Alzheimer’s 18 Year Before Diagnosis

Tests predict ten-fold increase in Alzheimer’s risk 18 years in advance. Low scores on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s 18 years in advance, a new study finds.

Jul 6

Categories: Adult psychological development


Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical ...

Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal describes the findings of a very small ...

Jul 1

Categories: Adult psychological development


Living your life

Are you living the dreams of someone else’s will? Have your dreams and aspirations become a fantasy and is now long buried within you?

Jun 26

Categories: Adult psychological development, Career Development and Change