|Strength-based parenting improves children’s resilience and stress levels
||In a groundbreaking study published recently in the Journal Psychology, Professor Lea Waters from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education outlines how children can draw on their personal strengths to cope with the demands that lead to stress. “While some stress such as toxic stress caused by a long lasting intense negative experience can have [...]
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|On being “strong”
||In the mental illness world there are words tossed around like “brave,” like “strong.” And, yes, I am stronger and braver than perhaps I have ever been since this illness … ...
|Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease
||Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study published in the journal Radiology. “Alzheimer’s is a gray matter disease,” said Federica Agosta, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the study conducted at the Neuroimaging Research [...]
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|Good without god? Researchers find millennials are by far the least religious generation
||In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans’ religious involvement, researchers led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six decades, and possibly in the nation’s history. The researchers — including Ramya Sastry from SDSU, Julie [...]
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|The atom of human thought: Study finds analogical abilities precede language
||When Niels Bohr hypothesised his model of atom with the electrons orbiting the nucleus just like satellites orbit a planet, he was engaging in analogical reasoning. Bohr transferred to atoms the concept of “a body orbiting another”, that is, he transferred a relation between objects to other, new objects. Analogical reasoning is an extraordinary ability [...]
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|The devil effect: Homely men who misbehave can’t win for losing
||Women tolerate an unattractive man up to a point, but beware if he misbehaves. Then they’ll easily shun him. So says Jeremy Gibson and Jonathan Gore of the Eastern Kentucky University in the U.S., after finding that a woman’s view of a man is influenced by how handsome and law-abiding he is. Their study in [...]
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|Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder
||Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that affects approximately two percent of people around the world. Although several genes have been linked to multiple concurring conditions of ASD, the process that explains how specific genetic variants lead to behaviors characteristic of the disorder remains elusive. Now, researchers are utilizing animal models to understand [...]
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|Beware of Anxiety Scams on the Internet
||Anxiety affects 40 million Americans. When there is that big of a market, you can rest assured that there will be scams claiming to be able to treat it. How are you supposed to scrutinize and evaluate the many different anxiety websites out there? Which … ...
|Hallucinations and delusions more common than thought
||Hallucinations and delusions in the general population are more common than previously thought, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry. An international study led by The University of Queensland and Harvard Medical School found that hearing voices and seeing things others cannot impacts about five per cent of the general population at some point in [...]
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|Five Ways to Deal with Anger
||Once we understand why we get mad, we can start to understand how to use our anger in the best possible way.
|Study identifies brain regions activated when pain intensity doesn’t match expectation
||Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, “This won’t hurt a bit.” But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and it hurts a lot. Your expectations have been violated, and not in a good way. In a study published in the early online edition [...]
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|The secret of happiness revealed by study
||Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and exercising more to maintain your health.
|Delayed cord cutting at birth tied to better skills in childhood
||Waiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood, especially for boys.
|Just looking at nature can help your brain work better
||Research adds to a growing scientific literature on the health advantages, psychological and otherwise, of being exposed to views of nature in urban settings.
|Brain activity can ID potential buyers
||Participants in a recent study went through MRIs that showed their brain activity when they viewed campaign ads on cage-free eggs. Researchers found that activation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain identifies people who are more responsive to campaign advertisements.
|Smarter every year? Mystery of the rising IQs
||New research confirms world-wide tests showing IQs have risen for more than a century.
|The Real Reason Religion Is Declining In America
||Why Millennials are the least religious generation in American history
|Brain signals contain the code for your next move
||Is it possible to tap into the signalling in the brain to figure out what you will choose to do next? Researchers can now say yes, and have published a description of how this happens.
|Differences in RORA levels in brain may contribute to autism sex bias
||An important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females has been found by scientists. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher level of RORA in the frontal cortex of the brain than males without autism, while the levels of the protein are comparably lower in the brain of both males and females with autism.
|Memory Loss NOT Always The First Sign of Alzheimer’s, New Study Finds
Memory loss is known as the classic sign of Alzheimer's, but it isn't always the first symptom.
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