Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

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


The Influence of Diet on ADHD

For years, clinicians have suspected that diet may affect ADHD symptoms, and in recent years, research has suggested a potential impact of various aspects of diet on ADHD. This research includes examining the use of elimination diets, as well as ...

Oct 3

Categories: Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


The Difference between Intelligence and Rationality

ARE you intelligent - or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.

Sep 27

Categories: Adult psychological development, Executive Functions


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

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