Boredom at school: Is stress the cause?

Conventional wisdom tells us kids feel bored at school because they are under-challenged, under-motivated or poorly taught. When a child gazes out of a classroom window, fidgets and acts out at school, or heaves a sigh that says "I'm so bored!", ...

Nov 14

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Childhood abuse leads to poor adult health

The psychological scars of childhood abuse can last well into adulthood. New research from Concordia University shows the harm can have longterm negative physical effects, as well as emotional ones.

Nov 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adult psychological development

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Dream symbols could help in psychotherapy

Dream images could provide insights into people's mental health problems and may help with their treatment, according to a psychology researcher from the University of Adelaide. Dr Lance Storm, a Visiting Research Fellow with the University of ...

Nov 12

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Are 3D films more psychologically powerful than 2D?

Brendan Rooney and his colleagues at University College Dublin showed 8 different movie clips (ranging from 13 to 68 seconds in length) to 27 participants (13 males; average age 27). The gory clips were chosen deliberately for their disgusting ...

Nov 12

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Early stress may sensitize Girl's brains for later Anxiety

High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists. The study ...

Nov 12

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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ADHD medicine affects the brain’s reward system

DAMP A group of scientists from the University of Copenhagen has created a model that shows how some types of ADHD medicine influence the brain’s reward system. The model makes it possible to understand the effect of the medicine and perhaps in ...

Nov 10

Categories: Adult ADHD

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A scientific explanation to why people perform better after receiving ...

A team of Japanese scientists have found scientific proof that people doing exercises appear to perform better when another person compliments them. The research was carried out by a group lead by National Institute for Physiological Sciences ...

Nov 10

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When stress sticks

Pennsylvania State University researchers have found that it’s not just the stress, but how you react to it, that could have an impact on your health down the road. Oh ho!That means I’m in big trouble icon wink When stress sticks The research ...

Nov 10

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The experience of awe can slow down perceived time in people’s lives

In a study published in Psychological Science, researchers Melanie Rudd, Kathleen D. Vohs, and Jennifer Aaker found that people who experience awe, by watching a 60-second commercial featuring stunning scenes from nature, feel time passing more ...

Nov 9

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Feel-good hormone helps to jog the memory

The feel-good hormone dopamine improves long-term memory. This is the finding of a team lead by Emrah Düzel, neuroscientist at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Magdeburg. The researchers investigated ...

Nov 9

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There’s no single silver bullet to treat depression (not even ...

A new study has found lit­tle evi­dence that aer­o­bic exer­cise helps treat depres­sion, con­trary to pop­u­lar belief…Danish researchers Krogh and col­leagues ran­domly 115 assigned depressed peo­ple to one of two exer­cise ...

Nov 9

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Gargling Sugar Water Boosts Self-Control, Study Finds

To boost self-control, gargle sugar water. According to a study co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin published Oct. 22 in Psychological Science, a mouth rinse with glucose improves self-control.

Nov 8

Categories: Control Issues

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Why are couples so mean to single people?

No-one is supposed to be single. In the course of my life, I have loved and lost and sometimes won, and always strangers have been kind. But I have, it appears, been set on a life of single blessedness. And I haven't minded. Or rather, I ...

Nov 8

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Inside the Minds of the Perfectionists

Perfectionism isn't a psychological condition—there isn't even an official definition. Some people see it as a point of pride to push themselves to achieve and pay close attention to detail. But experts say that perfectionism can become toxic when ...

Nov 7

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