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Study finds violent video games provide quick stress relief — but at a price A study authored by two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students indicates that while playing video games can improve mood, violent games may increase aggressive outcomes. The study, authored by James Alex Bonus and Alanna Peebles, graduate students in Communication Arts, and Karyn Riddle, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, was published [...] The post Study finds violent video games provide quick stress relief — but at a price appeared first on PsyPost.
Testosterone therapy fails to treat ejaculatory dysfunction Men who have ejaculatory disorders and low testosterone levels did not experience improved sexual function after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Estimates indicate between 10 percent and 18 percent of men have problems with inability to ejaculate, decreased volume of [...] The post Testosterone therapy fails to treat ejaculatory dysfunction appeared first on PsyPost.
The moral foundation of liberals and conservatives — not so different after all? It goes without saying that liberals and conservatives disagree on many, many issues. But new research suggests these clashes of opinion are not based in radically different views of right and wrong. A new study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, casts doubt on claims that liberals and conservatives vehemently disagree because they [...] The post The moral foundation of liberals and conservatives — not so different after all? appeared first on PsyPost.
How To Be Resilient I’ve been living with schizophrenia for about nine years now. In that time, I’ve been subject to intense crippling moments of depression, paranoia and delusions. There have been times when … ...
4 Ways to Help a Struggling Coworker When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences like laughing at office-related inside jokes, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favorite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. You may even … ...
Schizophrenia: 2,000 Brain Scans Reveal Vital Structural Differences The brains of 2,028 people with schizophrenia were compared to healthy controls. » Continue reading: Schizophrenia: 2,000 Brain Scans Reveal Vital Structural Differences » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Extroverts Come In Two Different Types, Brain Scans Reveal Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind’s ‘Sense of Place’ Schizophrenia, Depression and Addiction All Linked to Similar Loss of Brain Matter Brain Scans Reveal Why Up To One in Six People Get SAD in Winter Brain Wiring Differences in Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism
The Hoffman Report: After Years of Lies, Who Holds... After years of lying to its members, the public, and other professionals, the American Psychological Association (APA) finds itself in the awkward position of being a professional organization that no longer has a moral or ethical leg to stand on. According to a new report … ...
Yet Another Reason that the Midlife Crisis is a Myth The midlife crisis is one of those urban legends that refuses to go away, no matter how much evidence question its universality. The latest evidence to refute the midlife crisis myth shows, yet again, that there are no massive personality upheavals when the decade marker strikes four-zero.
Psychology Around the Net: July 11, 2015 Catch up on the latest information about teens and antipsychotic medications, the possible therapeutic benefits of marijuana, how well certain “happiness” apps work, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Most Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed to Teens Without Mental Health Diagnosis, Study Says: According … ...
APA facilitated CIA torture programme at highest levels The long-awaited independent report, commissioned by the American Psychological Association, into the role of the organisation in the CIA’s torture programme has cited direct collusion at the highest levels of the APA to ensure psychologists could participate in abusive interrogation practices. Reporter James Risen, who has been chasing the story for some time, revealed the […]
Stories of Seclusion: A Woman's Best Friend Not everything has a rational explanation.
Wilderness Therapy Works Wonders for Troubled Teens Johnny Ray, not his real name, was in trouble at school and at home. His parents had grown tired of his skipping classes, hanging out late with friends and the … ...
Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian Split Possibly Due to Addiction... Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick may have just welcomed their third child but things are anything but happy in their home. In fact, as of right now, the couple have … ...
Russia’s ‘Safe-Selfie’ Campaign: Will It Work? The Russian authorities have launched a “safe selfie” campaign in response to a series of deaths and serious injuries among extreme selfie-takers. Since most selfie-takers are under 25, showing them what NOT to do will make extreme selfies more, not less, attractive. The initiative ignores the motivational factors driving the need to show off doing dangerous things.
Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury Macrophages are cellular sentinels in the body, assigned to identify “attacks” from viruses, bacteria, or fungi and sound the alarm when they are present. However, these cells are a “double edged sword” in spinal cord injury, providing both neural repair-promoting properties and pathological functions that destroy neuronal tissue “We know from previous research that macrophages [...] The post Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury appeared first on PsyPost.
Can you actually hear ‘inaudible’ sound? Are wind farms harmful to humans? Some believe so, others refute this; this controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the lower limit range of the audible frequency range (i.e. infrasound), but also in the upper limit range [...] The post Can you actually hear ‘inaudible’ sound? appeared first on PsyPost.
Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety for some young people who grow up in homes affected by parental domestic violence. This is the finding of a study by Doctoral student Catherine Naughton and colleagues from the University of Limerick that will be presented today, Friday 10 July 2015, [...] The post Strong family bonds reduce anxiety in young people with lived experience of domestic violence appeared first on PsyPost.
Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing A group of preschoolers were given one shot to beat the world’s fastest builder of block towers. Unbeknownst to the children, it had already been decided who would capture the victory and who would see it slip away. The losers shook it off without it ruining their mood. The winners – even the two-year-olds – [...] The post Kid swagger: How children react to winning and losing appeared first on PsyPost.
A new wrinkle: Geometry of brain’s outer surface correlates with genetic heritage Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the School of Medicine have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex – the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation – strongly correlates with ancestral background. The study, published online July 9 in Current Biology, opens the [...] The post A new wrinkle: Geometry of brain’s outer surface correlates with genetic heritage appeared first on PsyPost.
Men may feel more threatened by female bosses, research finds Men may feel threatened by female supervisors and act more assertively toward them than male bosses, which could disrupt the workplace with struggles over power dynamics, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. “The concept of masculinity is becoming more elusive in society as gender roles blur, with more [...] The post Men may feel more threatened by female bosses, research finds appeared first on PsyPost.