|Psychology Around the Net: August 15, 2015
||Good morning (or, afternoon!), Psych Central readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers information about mood disorders and heart disease, helpful tips for pursuing happiness, a new study for preventing schizophrenia, and more. Enjoy reading and the rest of your day! Teens With Depression, … ...
|Study estimates cost of care for transgender troops
||The cost of transition-related care for transgender military personnel would be "negligible," according to a newly published study.
|Katrina's emotional legacy includes pain, grief and resilience
||As the tenth anniversary of the hurricane approaches, many people who survived Katrina say they still have difficulty sleeping and controlling emotion.
|People with high levels of autistic traits more likely to produce unusually creative ideas
||New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas. Psychologists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Stirling examined the relationship between autistic-like traits and creativity. While they found that people with high autistic traits produced fewer responses when generating alternative [...]
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|Review confirms link between violent video games and aggression
||Violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players but insufficient evidence exists about whether the link extends to criminal violence or delinquency, according to a new American Psychological Association task force report. “The research demonstrates a consistent relation between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behavior, aggressive cognitions and aggressive [...]
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|Koko the gorilla shows apes may be closer to being able to speak than first thought
||Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates with the capacity for speech. In 2010, Marcus Perlman started research work at The Gorilla [...]
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|Study shows that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach
||You’ve heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying – but not the way you might think. In a new study published online in the journal Appetite, researchers found that women’s brains respond more to romantic cues on [...]
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|‘Brainy’ mice raise hope of better treatments for cognitive disorders
||Researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by altering a single gene and as a result the mice were also less likely to feel anxiety or recall fear. The study in Neuropharmacology sheds light on the molecular underpinnings of learning and memory and could form the basis for research into new treatments for age-related cognitive decline, cognitive disorders [...]
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|Higher intelligence score linked to better physical performance in later life
||New research reveals a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical performance, the study reveals. The Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, are behind this new study. We would all like to stay independent, [...]
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|Young minds think alike — and older people are more distractible
||‘Bang! You’re Dead’, a 1961 episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, continues to surprise – but not just with the twist in its tale. Scientists at the University of Cambridge have used the programme to show that young people respond in a similar way to events, but as we age our thought patterns diverge. In a [...]
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|Should I Put on the Back Burner
||Old Back Burner Hotdog: I used to be a Footlong! New hotdog: “!” Caption: Big Issues NOW? Leave them “On The Back Burner” look SMALLER later. What is the benefit of putting “it … ...
||I am beautifully bipolar. I am. Some days are great – amazing, actually, and some days suck. Some days I am down so far in the hole no rope can … ...
|The Populist Appeal of Trump's Narcissism
||To identify yourself as a Trump supporter -- that is, to identify with the man himself on some level -- helps you to feel like a "winner" when you may unconsciously fear that you're a "loser" in this complex and daunting world.
|Say Cheese! 5 Testimonies that Show Selfies Could Be...
||Every click brings you closer to loving yourself. To me, the second best moment of the 2014 Oscars, after Ellen passed out slices of pizza to rows of America’s most beloved movie stars, was when she made a group of them clump together for a … ...
|Study finds couples produce less of the stress hormone cortisol than singles do
||Falling in love is one of the essential human experiences. It has been romanticized for centuries, and is essential for human survival, but little is known about the scientific process behind it. In a new study, researchers evaluated the psychological process and examined the physiological response to falling in love. The early stage of romantic love is [...]
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|Cognitive Signatures of Creativity and Genius
||Dr. Albert Rothenberg articulates cognitive processes that undergird breakthrough discoveries and the most inventive minds.
|How to Stop Yourself Before You Relapse
||Perhaps the most frightening thing for a person in addiction recovery to go through is a relapse. It feels in the moment that all your hard work has been for … ...
|Can your brain control how it loses control?
||A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain -- with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. The results open up new areas of research in the pursuit of neuroprotective therapies
|12 Creative Prompts and Quotes for Connecting to Yourself...
||“Creativity is a process, and each time you create, you uncover a little bit more of yourself,” Meera Lee Patel, a self-taught artist, told me in our interview. I couldn’t … ...
|Social Media and Insecurity in Relationships
||Speculations regarding social media’s psychological impact are prevalent. Such psychological effects may pertain to happiness or self-esteem. And in regards to romantic relationships, social networking sites such asFacebook and Twitter also may increase feelings of insecurity. Perhaps insecurities are deeply rooted. They may stem from … ...