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Study: Unconscious bias against lesbian and gay people is rapidly decreasing The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling legalizing marriage between same-sex couples in all 50 states follows on the heels of national polls showing rapid cultural changes in attitudes toward lesbian and gay people. A new University of Virginia study confirms this, showing that not only are Americans’ conscious and unconscious biases against lesbian women and [...] The post Study: Unconscious bias against lesbian and gay people is rapidly decreasing appeared first on PsyPost.
How scientists showed ‘sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem Have you ever struggled to finish a level of Candy Crush or complete a Sudoku puzzle in the evening but breezed through it the following morning? The reason may please anyone who’s been told they spend too much time in bed asleep. We tend to think of sleep as a period of recuperation, giving us [...] The post How scientists showed ‘sleeping on it’ really is the best way to solve a problem appeared first on PsyPost.
Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail — but whose fault is that? The psychiatrist Harry Sullivan believed that nothing is a more significant determinant of psychological well-being than the nature of our closest social bonds. In adolescence, research has consistently linked the quality of friendships to important outcomes such as emotional health, self esteem, the ability to overcome social anxiety, and achievement at school. A recent study [...] The post Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail — but whose fault is that? appeared first on PsyPost.
Sleep makes our memories more accessible, study shows Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research. A new study tracked memories for novel, made-up words learnt either prior to a night's sleep, or an equivalent period of wakefulness. Subjects were asked to recall words immediately after exposure, and then again after the period of sleep or wakefulness.
5 Texts Women Don’t Want to Get from a Guy W is for the Woman, G is for the Guy W: Hey..how are you? G: Busy..how are you? W: I’m busy too… G: Cool. (Cool you wanna sound cool or cause … ...
Coping through Comedy I recently viewed “Misery Loves Comedy,” a 2015 documentary that examines the darker side of comedy. Do you need to be miserable to be comedic? Not necessarily, but this intriguing film highlights interviews with several comics who all wonder where their inherent drive to be … ...
First Responder Trauma In these next two posts, we talk to Elizabeth Barney, who has almost ten years’ experience with first responders and trauma, both as a first responder herself, and as a public … ...
Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition, the hospital stays of these inmates are longer, suggesting that their underlying mental health problems are worse. The new study, [...] The post Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer’s pathology A recent study conducted at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) and NYU Langone Medical Center implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease development. The research reveals that ßCTF — the precursor of the amyloid beta (Aß) peptide — acts at the earliest stage of Alzheimer’s to initiate a range of abnormalities leading [...] The post Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer’s pathology appeared first on PsyPost.
Musical training can accelerate brain development and help with literacy skills The notion that musical training can have positive effects on cognitive functions other than music has long been a source of interest. Research first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. Standardised assessments of IQ and musical ability suggested the two were correlated – and it was thought that participation in musical training could [...] The post Musical training can accelerate brain development and help with literacy skills appeared first on PsyPost.
Self-proclaimed experts more vulnerable to the illusion of knowledge New research reveals that the more people think they know about a topic in general, the more likely they are to allege knowledge of completely made-up information and false facts, a phenomenon known as “overclaiming.” The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our work suggests that the [...] The post Self-proclaimed experts more vulnerable to the illusion of knowledge appeared first on PsyPost.
Study finds autism, ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers A new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The medical study was published in the July-August 2015 issue [...] The post Study finds autism, ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers appeared first on PsyPost.
Heroin Abuse is on our Doorstep Heroin Abuse is on our Doorstep Of course, I see it every day because I work in the addiction treatment field, but increasingly, families that never thought they’d be touched … ...
Transgender women face inadequate health care A new WHO report demonstrates extremely rates of HIV infection among transgender women in 15 countries.
The coming Alzheimer's crisis in America By 2050, million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, at a cost of more than a trillion dollars per year.
Using Writing to Cope with Your Fears Some writers grapple with their fears on the page. That is, they write about the very things they fear most. For instance, Ralph Keyes quotes Israeli author David Grossman in … ...
Art Is Being In The World What is art? Where do you make it? Where do you show it? How you think about those questions can impact how you see yourself as a creator, and what … ...
I hear the advice. I do what I want...... Real behaviour change is not about willpower, or stages of change, but about satisfying wants and dealing with needs along the way.......it is about coherence at all levels of the person......
Why People with Depression Should Exercise More Me in the morning: flat, lethargic and grumpy. Overly sensitive, reacting with shouting or tears to the slightest trigger. An overwhelming sense of apathy, interspersed with moments of rage or deep sadness. Things are hard. Me in the afternoon: energized, motivated and productive. Calm and … ...
Baby Crying? Don't Shame the Parents! A medical doctor, also a parent, wrote to me recently to complain about my blog post, "'Dangers of Crying it Out.'" Here is (most of) my response.