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Teens’ approach to social media risk is different from adults’ For every parent who ever wondered what the heck their teens were thinking when they posted risky information or pictures on social media, a team of Penn State researchers suggests that they were not really thinking at all, or at least were not thinking like most adults do. In a study, the researchers report that [...]The post Teens’ approach to social media risk is different from adults’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Senior citizens increasingly satisfied with their sex lives Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. A doctoral thesis by Nils Beckman at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that six out of every ten women and seven out of every ten men over 70 are highly satisfied with their sex lives. Based on data from the large H70 [...]The post Senior citizens increasingly satisfied with their sex lives appeared first on PsyPost.
Finding a new test for children with concussions Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of young Canadians —hockey and football players among them. Post-concussion symptoms can include physical ailments, emotional disturbances and sleep [...]The post Finding a new test for children with concussions appeared first on PsyPost.
Research uncovers flawed IQ scoring system Queen’s University professor Allyson Harrison has uncovered anomalies and issues with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), one of the most widely used intelligence tests in the world. IQ scores are used to predict educational success, to help identify intellectual disabilities or intellectual giftedness and to establish whether a person has a specific learning [...]The post Research uncovers flawed IQ scoring system appeared first on PsyPost.
Research shows free breakfasts improve school performance A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically. The study finds students who attend schools that participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program (SBP) have higher achievement scores in math, [...]The post Research shows free breakfasts improve school performance appeared first on PsyPost.
Spirituality and Addiction For years, people have accepted the notion that addiction is a spiritual disorder. Let's take a look at that idea.
Neuroscientists identify cell type in brain that controls body clock circadian rhythms Neuroscientists have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour processes that control sleep and wake cycles, as well as other important body functions such as hormone production, metabolism, and blood pressure.
Neuroscientists identify cell type in the brain that controls body clock circadian rhythms UT Southwestern Medical Center neuroscientists have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms, the 24-hour processes that control sleep and wake cycles, as well as other important body functions such as hormone production, metabolism, and blood pressure. Circadian rhythms are generated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) located within the [...]The post Neuroscientists identify cell type in the brain that controls body clock circadian rhythms appeared first on PsyPost.
The Interpersonal Consequences of Schizophrenia This article is comprised of an argument that introversion, divergent thinking and isolation, as qualities in the schizophrenic individual, may be causally related to the emergence of schizophrenia.
Misdiagnosis of Men With Borderline Personality Disorder Like women with BPD, men may come from troubled pasts and unstable relationships. At age three, borderline football star Brandon Marshall witnessed his father nearly beat his mother to death--for the first time. He also lived with his father's drug use and vicious assaults toward women.
High Tech Care for Heart Failure Patients: A Bathroom Scale Heart failure is a common and serious condition, and patients (and their families) suffer frequent ER visits and middle-of-the-night hospitalizations to treat sudden, terrifying bouts of severe shortness of breath or other symptoms. But there is a simple, low tech tool with which the heart failure patient can help reduce these emergency crises. A bathroom scale.
Common Things Parents Say to Their Kids about Therapy Parents often use therapy as a last resort, said Kate Leyva, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in working with children, teens and families in Lafayette, Calif. So by the time your child starts working with a therapist, you may be feeling helpless, scared, angry and ashamed. Many parents do, said...
Clarifying Racism: Selma Lord, Selma So for those who wonder why Psychology Today is publishing blogs about racism, the answer is straightforward.
When fear of success keeps you stuck. Fears, in general, keep us from reaching our full potential and while most times we are easily able to identify and work through them, other times is not so easy. Fear of success is probably one of the hardest fears to identify, a fear that lies in unconsciousness and one...
New Study Suggests Key to Managing Millennials Research indicates the answer lies in one word: coaching.
How To Get Comfortable With The Paranoia We all have things that eat at us. We all have the little voices in our heads that tell us we’re not good enough or that we’re ugly or that we’ll never find love. They’re there and they’ll be there for a while. It gets better with age but those...
Normal Problems Are Nothing When You Have A Mental One thing that I’m continually amazed by is the fact that things that were once a huge deal before I was diagnosed practically became little more than minor inconveniences after living with a mental illness long enough. These include things like rejection, opportunity loss, breakups, bad days, pretty much anything...
Science and the Online Dating Profile Online dating is the new singles bar, one in which your words won't be drowned out by the music. But which words should you use? There is some scientific evidence about relatively more effective ways to turn an online contact into a real huggable moment.
Leaders: We Love Humble Leaders But Idolize Narcissists Research shows that humble leaders whose focus is to serve others are equally successful, but more importantly, capture the hearts and loyalty of others.
What Disabled People Can Teach Us About Sex – And Why We Should Listen The sexuality of disabled people has long been suppressed and exploited. But in recent years, people with physical and cognitive impairments have been pushing back, fighting for sexual citizenship, and upending standard notions of gender, pleasure, and sexuality. ...