Brain Imaging May Help Identify Teens at Risk of Increasing Alcohol ...

Alcoholism is more common in adolescents who have a greater amount of grey matter in certain brain regions, according to results from brain imaging. Such findings might be helpful in providing youths at risk with more help, as it allows us to ...

Jul 5

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children's awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Research Questions Link Between Unconscious Bias and Behavior

Implicit bias is one of the primary causes of discrimination, or is it?

Jul 4

Categories: Prejudice / Discrimination

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Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health ...

Three out of five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health problems themselves or are close to someone who has, according to a new survey. research by the charity Mind also revealed that one in seven of 11-19-year-olds say their ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health ...

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Why Everyone should be concerned about Adolescent Vaping

Vaping has remained under the radar for many years, evidence continues to accumulate about its potential harm in adolescents. Also notable is what they are vaping – high school seniors are not just vaping nicotine, but compounds of marijuana can ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language ...

About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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The "Recency Effect" Is Especially Pronounced In Children - An ...

Early utterances in toddlers may be a result of the Recency Effect, rather than an indication of their understanding in the meaning of the words they say. Recent studies have shown that the Recency Effect plays a role in decision making when it ...

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Preliminary Evidence That Stress Makes Negative Memories Less ...

Stress can reduce our ability to remember negative events, according to researchers from Harvard University.

Jul 2

Categories: Stress Management

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Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out if they are likely to have sons or daughters.

Jul 1

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Higher intelligence and an Analytical Thinking Style offer no ...

The ‘Illusory Truth Effect’ is the tendency to believe repeated claims as truth. Psychologists have named this phenomenon the ‘illusory truth effect’ and it seems to stem from the fact that we find it easier to process information that we ...

Jul 1

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Some extinct crocodiles were vegetarians

Scientists Keegan Melstom and Randall Irmis at the National Museum of Utah at the University of Utah have found multiple ancient groups of crocodyliforms – the group including living and extinct relatives of crocodiles and alligators – were not ...

Jun 29

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Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Does serotonin help you sleep, or does it make you more awake? As previous research on serotonin has provided contrasting results, scientists have conducted a study to put this debate to sleep.

Jun 28

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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How We Read a Room

In social settings where numerous faces are present, how do we quickly decide with group of people to interact with?

Jun 28

Categories: Other

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Better Care Needed for People Displaying First Symptoms of Bipolar ...

Patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder often take years to receive suitable treatment due to misdiagnosis and inconsistent treatments. Not being able to get the right treatment early can have an impact on various aspects of life, including careers ...

Jun 27

Categories: Bipolar, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Skinny Self-Image, Heavy Workouts in Adolescence are Warning Signs, ...

The desire to gain weight through vigorous exercising and strict diets might be related to the development of muscularity-oriented eating disorders, rather than indicating a healthy lifestyle.

Jun 26

Categories: Eating Disorders

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