|New mechanism discovered behind infant epilepsy
||Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier theory. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. Through large-scale genetic analyses of a family with [...]
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|What’s the psychological toll of being a Hooters waitress?
||“Breastaurants” – restaurants that feature scantily clad waitresses – will occasionally appear in the news, whether it’s the biker gang fight at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas earlier this summer, or the racial discrimination suit won by a former Hooters employee back in April. Yet despite negative media attention, breastaurants like Twin Peaks, Spice [...]
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|In analyzing a scene, we make the easiest judgments first
||Psychology researchers who have hypothesized that we classify scenery by following some order of cognitive priorities may have been overlooking something simpler. New evidence suggests that the fastest categorizations our brains make are simply the ones where the necessary distinction is easiest. There are many ways we parse scenery. Is it navigable or obstructed? Natural [...]
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|Babies benefit from parenting classes even before birth
||A brief series of classes to help first-time parents better support each other through the often stressful transition to parenthood has a positive effect on birth outcomes as well, according to health researchers. A decade ago Mark Feinberg, research professor at the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, Penn State, [...]
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|The Enneagram- Type 6 :The Loyalist
||Sitting in the centre of the ‘thinking’ personality types, 6’s carry the observation skills and analytics of a 5, and the playfulness of a 7. Fiercely loyal, at their best they are questioners and reformers, caring for the people around them with diligence and love. Prone to becoming cynical, they will doubt their own abilities […]
|Top 10 Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist
||Being a perfectionist is stressful. I get it. I consider myself a recovering perfectionist. I’ve made a lot of progress. I’ve learned to let go of a lot of things, to relax and enjoy my life, to be nicer to myself, and to take more … ...
|15 Items or Less
||I was at the grocery store yesterday with a bag of peaches and a pineapple. I went to check out in the 15 items or less line and right before … ...
|Study suggests ‘gaydar’ is just a myth
||“Gaydar” — the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance — seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone’s sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sex Research, researchers [...]
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|Should you rely on first instincts when answering a multiple choice exam?
||Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best? Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better – any in many cases worse – than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that first instincts are special, [...]
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|Anti-psychotic drugs designed to treat mental illness are being used to manage challenging behavior
||Intellectual disability is characterised by impairment in cognition (intellect) and difficulties in day-to-day life skills. It is fixed and lifelong, although with the right support most people with intellectual disability can lead active and fulfilling lives. People with an intellectual disability have not always been treated well. One criticism of the care they receive is [...]
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|5 Things Extroverts Who Love Introverts Should Know
||"Because introversion" is not the end of the discussion.
|When Racing Thoughts Hamper Self-Care
||Some days I have a hard time relaxing. I’m vegging out on the couch, or reading the powerful words of a particular book. And then the thoughts, like rows of … ...
|Why Pain Rewards
||Why do we seek out challenging experiences in the outdoors? And why does the pain, suffering and risk make them more rewarding? We talked to a leading sports psychologist to find out. ...
|Bachelorette Star Chris Bukowski Reveals Anxiety Struggles...
||For many viewers, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are guilty pleasures with Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise filling in during the summer months. Anyone who has watched the last … ...
|Stress at work as detrimental as secondhand smoke
||Research shows the biggest stressor is the worry that one might soon lose a job.
|More ADHD cases being diagnosed at younger ages
||One-third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the United States have been found to be diagnosed before 6 years old.
|P-phubbing Is Ruining Your Relationships
||Have you ever p-phubbed? You know, snubbed your partner by checking your phone during your date? Or leaving your iPhone out within reach while you’re on the sofa snogging? Now two researchers say there’s strong evidence that your p-phubbing is wrecking your relationships and making you depressed....
|After Josh Duggar Enters Rehab, Family Turns Bitter
||It’s been an emotional time for the Duggar clan. First, it was revealed that, as a teenager, oldest son, Josh, had sexually molested several girls, including some of his sisters. … ...
|Barbara Sher: Having Many Interests Is Not a Disorder
||Do you have a wide range of passionate interests, even “too many”? Maybe you have never “settled down” into a well-defined career. Maybe you think you have ADHD – and … ...
|Is Depression Hereditary?
||Depression is one of the most common and serious illnesses in the world, but sadly also the most mysterious. However, we can garner important information by studying depression in families.