Fans of world-ending films 'coping better with pandemic'

Psychologists have found evidence that fans of apocalyptic movies - where global order is upturned - may be more resilient and better prepared to deal with the coronavirus pandemic than the rest of us.

Jul 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Do open relationships really work?

It depends, says the research team from the University of Rochester. Such relationships require effective and trusted communication between all the individuals involved to be successful.

Oct 31

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Dear infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues

Eye gaze helps infants communicate. Through everyday interaction, eye gaze establishes a social connection between parent and child and is linked to early word learning.

Oct 30

Categories: Child Development

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How babies integrate new events into their knowledge

Researchers invited parents, with their nine-month-olds into the lab to look a short picture stories with either expected or unexpected physical and social outcomes. From the perspectives of infants, observing new or unexpected events allowed ...

Oct 26

Categories: Child Development

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Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive ...

People often engage in what is called ‘yo-yo dieting’, which involves them overeating due to enjoyment, then attempt to rectify their food intake by reducing their food consumption. This results in a cycle of them going through periods of ...

Oct 25

Categories: Eating Disorders

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People Think About Breaking Up More When They Look Outside Their ...

In romantic relationships, our psychological needs for belonging, security and personal growth are usually met by our significant other. However, when they are unable to fulfil these needs, we may turn to other aspects of life to satisfy them. While ...

Oct 24

Categories: Ending a relationship issues

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Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin ...

Neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time by an international collaboration of university research teams. They have succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning ...

Oct 23

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Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment

Researchers have found that students who take part in exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning.

Oct 19

Categories: Child Development

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Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly ...

A study has found that adopting a healthier diet can reduce depression symptoms in three weeks, and this effect lasts up to three months.

Oct 18

Categories: Depression

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Better sleep habits lead to better college grades

Striving for better grades? Getting a good night’s sleep right before the big exam day is not enough – you’ll need several nights of good sleep.

Oct 17

Categories: Other

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Kids in poor, urban schools learn just as much as others

Schools serving the less advantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study. Researchers found that looking at how much students learn during the school year, ...

Oct 12

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Children bullied by friends and siblings are more likely to think ...

Mental illnesses like depression and suicide ideations are more likely to occur in young adults if they were bullied as a child.

Oct 11

Categories: Bullying, Suicide Prevention

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People eat more when dining with friends and family

Compared to dining alone, eating with others causes us to eat more, whether we are doing so consciously or not. This can be explained by a social process known as social facilitation, which is governed by a mechanism which we have inherited from our ...

Oct 10

Categories: Other

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Dog ownership associated with longer life, especially among heart ...

Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone.

Oct 9

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Better sleep habits lead to better college grades

MIT professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they are getting. What time students go to bed and the consistency of their sleep habits also make a big difference.

Oct 7

Categories: Child Development

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