|Chimps are sensitive to what is right and wrong
||How a chimpanzee views a video of an infant chimp from another group being killed gives a sense of how human morality and social norms might have evolved. So says Claudia Rudolf von Rohr of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, lead author of a paper in Springer’s journal Human Nature. It provides the first evidence [...]
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|Supreme Court Upholds Marriage Ideology
||We can celebrate the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality without swallowing the Supreme Court's marriage ideology.
|Study finds a good appetizer could make your main course less enjoyable
||A good or mediocre appetizer has the potential to significantly change how the main course is enjoyed, according to one Drexel food science professor. Jacob Lahne, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, recently found that a comparatively good appetizer could make people enjoy the main course less than if [...]
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|Are your emotional responses normal or abnormal?
||We all feel emotion, we all get upset, can feel low, angry and overjoyed, but when do these emotional responses become something of a medical concern? When are these feelings inappropriate, too intense, or lasting too long? When is the emotional state you are in classed as depression? In light of the 5th revision of [...]
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|Working in poverty: Most of America’s poor have jobs, study finds
||The majority of the United States’ poor aren’t sitting on street corners. They’re employed at low-paying jobs, struggling to support themselves and a family. In the past, differing definitions of employment and poverty prevented researchers from agreeing on who and how many constitute the “working poor.” But a new study by sociologists at BYU, Cornell [...]
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|Brain scan can predict who responds best to certain treatment for OCD
||Tens of millions of Americans — an estimated 1 to 2 percent of the population — will suffer at some point in their lifetimes from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a disorder characterized by recurrent, intrusive, and disturbing thoughts (obsessions), and/or stereotyped recurrent behaviors (compulsions). Left untreated, OCD can be profoundly distressing to the patient and can adversely [...]
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|3 Ways to Purge Your Inner Clutter
||Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all. – N.W. Morris Most of us rarely listen to our bodies. Yet it is one of the most potent ways of connecting with the truth of who we are and the reality of our … ...
|The Increasing Role of Psychology in Baseball
||Sports in general have advanced with the times, but baseball especially has showcased how sports can change with technology. Beginning with the Sabermetrics Revolution, led by characters such as Bill James and … ...
|As siblings learn how to resolve conflict, parents pick up a few tips of their own
||When children participated in a program designed to reduce sibling conflict, both parents benefited from a lessening of hostilities on the home front. But mothers experienced a more direct reward. As they viewed the children’s sessions in real time on a video monitor and coached the kids at home to respond as they’d been taught, [...]
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|Long-acting antipsychotic medication may improve treatment for schizophrenia
||Schizophrenia, which affects 2 million to 3 million people in the U.S., causes hallucinations, delusions and disorganization. Left untreated, the disease can cause a significant loss in quality of life, including unemployment and estrangement from loved ones. But many people with schizophrenia can control the disorder and live without symptoms for several years if they [...]
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|Alzheimer’s disease works differently in patients with and without Down syndrome
||Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation — considered a key component of AD– is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD. People with Down syndrome have a third copy of Chromosome [...]
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|Same-Sex Marriage Needed to Be Decided by the Supreme Court
||Today the Supreme Court decided that marriage is a right for all, same-sex and opposite-sex couples alike. Some would rather this has been decided by popular vote, but it's more appropriate and just that the courts should decide. But why?
|4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder
||Slowing down can actually speed up your productivity. Minor lifestyle changes can go a long way to helping you work smarter, not not harder.
|The Real Story Behind Whiplash
||Yup. Former career-minded musician that I used to be, I finally watched the movie “Whiplash.” I had been told to watch it because I might be able to relate from … ...
|Tested: Whether Extreme Music Causes Anger or Calms You Down
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|Key protein may affect risk of stroke
||Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. Scientists are learning how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the capillaries in the brain different from small blood vessels in other organs.
|The Importance of “How are You?”
||First off, I need to say that I hate this question. It’s flippant and impersonal. Why do we greet each other with a seemingly intimate question when we could not … ...
|Too Important To Remember
||Memory is a complicated system. It involves several parts of the brain. These parts are engaged in memory creation, storage, and recall. Failure in any one of those systems results … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: June 26, 2015
||Happy Friday, Psych Central readers! Ah, the end of the week. Some of us strive for it for days, don’t we? You might say we turn our faces toward it just like the sunflower to the sun. Before you head off to check off an … ...
|Helping your Loved One Recover
||Eight Things You Can Do To Help Feelings of low self esteem and unworthiness can creep into your loved ones mind and heart; especially if they are recovering from a … ...