Popular mobile games can be used to detect signs of cognitive decline

A new study from the University of Kent seeks to make use of mobile games to detect signs of cognitive decline so as to identify the onset of cognitive disorders at an early stage.

Sep 24

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia


High Social Support associated with less violence among male teens in ...

The presence of adult social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of sexual violence, youth violence and bullying, and to more positive behaviours, including school engagement and future aspirations. This study suggests that ...

Sep 23


Predictability of parent interaction positively influences child’s ...

A child’s attachment and ability to regulate emotions are built on a reasonably good interaction with their parents. The importance of the quality of interaction is emphasized during the first few years, when the child’s brain is still ...

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development


Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

Playing Mahjong, a popular game amongst Chinese, is likely to help reduce symptoms of depression as it serves as a form of social participation for many older adults.

Sep 20

Categories: Depression


How happy couples argue: Focus on solvable issues first

Conflicts often arise between couples, regardless of how happy they are in the relationship. However, the difference between couples who are happy in their relationship and those who are unsatisfied is the way they resolve these conflicts. Happy ...

Sep 19

Categories: Couple Counseling


More learning in ‘active learning’ classrooms, but students ...

For decades, there has been evidence that active learning – classroom techniques designed to help students to participate in the learning process – produces better educational outcomes for students at virtually all levels

Sep 18

Categories: Child Development


Instagrammers Who Post Lots Of Selfies Are Judged As Less Likeable ...

People whose Instagram accounts are filled with selfies are often thought to be narcissistic. Whether these judgements are true or not has yet to be confirmed, but recent studies have found that individuals have a less positive impression of people ...

Sep 17

Categories: Personality problems


Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

The researchers documented the different experiences by having the children wear a video camera on their head for 2 hours on one day to see what the class was like from the child’s perspective.

Sep 16

Categories: Child Development


Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems

Therapeutic Evaluation Unit found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 times greater risk of developing aortic and mitral regurgitation, where the blood backflows into the heart, compared to ...

Sep 14


Narcissism tracked from young adulthood to middle age

Narcissism, often characterized by a sense of grandiosity and excessive self-admiration, is found to be less prominent as an individual matures. However, this does not occur to everyone to the same extent.

Sep 13

Categories: Personality problems


Children of anxious mothers twice as likely to have hyperactivity in ...

Anxiousness in mothers during pregnancy may result in the hyperactivity of their unborn child when the child reaches adolescence.

Sep 12

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pregnancy & ...


How your brain remembers motor sequences

Contrary to common assumption, researchers found that overlapping regions in the premotor and parietal cortices represent the sequences in multiple levels of motor hierarchy, whereas the individual finger movements were uniquely represented in the ...

Sep 11

Categories: Adult psychological development


Teens Who Don't Date Are Less Depressed and Have Better Social Skills

Dating might seem to be a good idea for teenagers to develop their sense of self, improve social skills and mature emotionally. However, according to a new study conducted by the University of Georgia, this might not be the case. Staying single ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage


Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

It was already known that genes have a partial role in determining handedness – studies of twins have estimated that 25% of the variation in handedness can be attributed to genes – but which genes these are had not been established in the ...

Sep 9

Categories: Child Development


Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health ...

Individuals who were troubled by financial or employment issues due to the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in depressive symptoms, anxiety as well as substance use problems.

Sep 7

Categories: Anxiety, Depression