|Is it cyberbullying? Parents’ views differ on how schools should respond
||The digital age has given teens new platforms for cruelty: A social media prank intended to embarrass a classmate. Spreading online rumors about peers. Posting unflattering pictures of others. But at what point does teens being mean cross over to cyberbullying, and what should the consequences be? While many parents are concerned about cyberbullying, they [...]
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|Study finds violence among young black men associated with sense of powerlessness
||New research from North Carolina State University and Palo Alto University finds that young black men and teens who are most likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence are also those who feel that they have the least power to effect social change – highlighting the importance of ensuring that young black men do [...]
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|Unemployment takes a serious toll on young people’s mental health
||Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, Duke University and the University of California. The current generation of young people [...]
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|Study: Social responsibility promotes conservative risk behavior
||Individuals make more conservative choices when the decisions they make affect other people, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gary Bolton, a professor of managerial economics and the O.P. Jindal Chair in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, is the lead author of the study, which was recently [...]
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|‘Delayed remembering’: Kids can remember tomorrow what they forgot today
||For adults, memories tend to fade with time. But a new study has shown that there are circumstances under which the opposite is true for small children: they can remember a piece of information better days later than they can on the day they first learned it. While playing a video game that asked them [...]
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|The problem with evolutionary psychology
||Many of us have a hard time letting go of the past, whether that means the songs of our youth (anyone else a Joan Jett fan?) or a 1950s nuclear family structure. A yearning for the good old days is almost beyond cliché. But sometimes we yearn, or at least idealize, the Very Old Days, [...]
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|Study finds gun control policies reduce youth gun carrying
||A more restrictive gun law environment was associated with a reduced likelihood of youth carrying guns, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. An average of 15,000 teenagers 12 to 19 years old died annually in the United States from 1999 to 2013. The three leading causes of death among teenagers were unintentional [...]
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|Can Stoicism Help Us Survive ?
||The word stoicism was one written about by philosopher Aurelius and has come to have numerous meanings. The most common reference is to being someone who accepts what is happening without complaining. Others like Taleb say that the stoic sage transforms difficult emotions into manageable ones. This blog offers ideas on how to encourage a sense of stoicism into our lives.
|Are You A Mystic? A Call To Participate In...
||Traditional doctors say I’m a mystic. I don’t deny it. ~Bernie Siegel On August 1 and 2, 2009 I had an extraordinary experience while sitting on a beach. It was as though I was having a low-grade seizure. I vibrated as if I were somehow … ...
|Can’t stop eating? Ditch the high-fat diet
||We’ve all seen those commercials: “Bet you can’t eat just one…” Well, there’s a reason for that and it can be summed up in one word: Fat, according to a … ...
|Are You Likely to Commit Romantic Revenge?
||What happens when someone cheats? Is revenge the answer? For some people, yes.
|Not Just About the Psychologists
||What are the moral effects of torture and depersonalization? A discussion with a psychiatrist and retired Army brigadier general.
|The Key to Safely and Effectively Saying NO
||The key to saying NO safely and effectively is to stay emotionally connected to the other party. For many of us, saying no means some pretty scary things. If you … ...
|Chronic diseases may increase risk of dementia
||In a new study of older adults, having multiple chronic conditions was linked with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Investigators assessed 2176 cognitively normal participants who were an average age of 78.5 years and were followed for a median of 4 years. Participants with more than 1 chronic condition were [...]
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|Immigrants come to resemble native-born Americans over time, but integration not always link
||As immigrants and their descendants become integrated into U.S. society, many aspects of their lives improve, including measurable outcomes such as educational attainment, occupational distribution, income, and language ability, but their well-being declines in the areas of health, crime, and family patterns, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. [...]
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|Do You Lie About Your Age?
||When I was a teenager I wanted to be thought of as older. Older girls seemed sophisticated, hip, and independent. Now that I am ACTUALLY older, it’s younger women who seem sophisticated, hip, and independent. Go figure.
|Yintimidation: The “Gentle” Path To Dominance
||We associate bullying with yang or macho behavior, but that's not the only way to bully
|Is the Changing Definition of Autism Narrowing What We Think of as "Normal"?
||The definition of autism is getting increasingly broader. As a result, we are building a new reality of the disorder that doesn’t accurately represent the most affected population. ...
|5 Phrases to Avoid Saying to An Anxious Child...
||This infographic tells a story about how parents–with great love and affection–try to help their anxious children. It also tells a silent tale about what those children wish they could … ...
|Monday’s are Your Fresh Start
||Monday can give us a chance to start anew. A fresh start of a new week; an opportunity to set a new course. Maybe you spent the weekend running around with a mix … ...