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The Aftermath of Honesty Have you ever been so honest with someone it made you feel sick? Here, I’m not talking about saying something unkind in the heat of a moment, or having a fight, … ...
Too much of a bad thing can be good in brain tumors DNA mutations can cause cancer but in some cases, more mutations may mean a better prognosis for patients. A comprehensive genomic analysis of more than 700 brain tumors has revealed one such subtype of the most malignant brain tumor, called glioblastoma, or GBM. This subtype possesses thousands of tumor-specific DNA errors or mutations instead of dozens observed in most glioblastoma cases. It is also associated with longer survival.
Do We Overeat Because Of Poor Self-Control? We know how to stop eating in a literal sense. We just don’t know how to think about overeating in a way that motivates us to stop.
Near-death experiences: What happens in the brain before dying Scientists believe it might be possible to help people survive after their hearts stop by cutting off signals from the brain.
The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words APA leaders have an abysmal track record when it comes to meaningful action that runs counter to the Pentagon’s own policies on detention and interrogation operations. Time and again in these situations, the APA has trumpeted its commitment to psychology’s do-no-harm ethics but then retreated into the shadows when those principled words required principled actions.
Best of Our Blogs: April 7, 2015 It’s just two words, but it’s one of the most difficult things you can aspire to. Letting go is a perpetual test of our self-growth, emotional health and maturity. Moving on from past hurts, relationships, jobs, and even old ways of thinking and being, all … ...
Brain Scans and Bipolar Diagnosis The Future of Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder Brain imaging techniques not only allow visualization of the whole living brain, and/or slices of the living brain without surgery, they are also non-invasive. … ...
Bad Marriage? Don’t Be Shamed or Bribed into Staying There is a new movement afoot to pin growing inequality and many more of the nation’s ills on the ever-declining rate of marriage, especially among the middle class and the … ...
What the World Needs Now (Not Love) There’s an old song called, “What the World Needs Now.” In that 1960s song, made popular by Dionne Warwick, written by Hal David, the answer was “love.” “What the world … ...
Antipsychotic use may increase the risk for diabetes in some children Today in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) PolicyLab published the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children’s health associated with prescription antipsychotics, a powerful a class of medications used to treat mental and behavioral health disorders. The results suggest that initiating antipsychotics may elevate a child’s risk [...]The post Antipsychotic use may increase the risk for diabetes in some children appeared first on PsyPost.
New study helps explain why spending time on Facebook can make you depressed The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective tool for connecting with new and old friends. However, some users may find themselves spending quite a bit of time viewing Facebook and may inevitably begin comparing what’s happening in their lives to the activities and accomplishments of their friends. According to University of Houston (UH) [...]The post New study helps explain why spending time on Facebook can make you depressed appeared first on PsyPost.
Study reveals Internet-style ‘local area networks’ in cerebral cortex of rats Researchers sketching out a wiring diagram for rat brains — a field known as “connectomics” — have discovered that its structure is organized like the Internet. For years, scientists looking for clues to brain function through its structure focused on what could be seen — the brain’s lobes, grooves and folds. Now, with a more [...]The post Study reveals Internet-style ‘local area networks’ in cerebral cortex of rats appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Near-death brain signaling accelerates demise of the heart What happens in the moments just before death is widely believed to be a slowdown of the body’s systems as the heart stops beating and blood flow ends. But a new laboratory study by the University of Michigan Medical School reveals a storm of brain activity that erupts as the heart deteriorates and plays a [...]The post Study: Near-death brain signaling accelerates demise of the heart appeared first on PsyPost.
Eye-tracking study shows people pay more attention to attractive faces Past research has found that people pay more attention to more attractive faces. However, it is unclear whether highly attractive faces capture people’s attention more quickly, or whether highly attractive faces hold people’s attention longer. To address this, a team of researchers used eye-tracking equipment to observe individuals’ eye movements while looking at highly-attractive and [...]The post Eye-tracking study shows people pay more attention to attractive faces appeared first on PsyPost.
Breastfeeding women and sex: Higher sex drive or relationship management? New mothers in the Philippines spend more time in the bedroom with their partner in the first few weeks after giving birth than they did before they became pregnant. This might be a type of survival strategy to keep the relationships with the fathers of their new babies alive and well, to ensure continued support [...]The post Breastfeeding women and sex: Higher sex drive or relationship management? appeared first on PsyPost.
Failing Our Fathers Many studies of fatherhood leave out nonresidential fathers, particularly those of lower educational and financial backgrounds. A new book by Ronald Mincy and colleagues offers rich insight into the challenges faced by U.S. economically vulnerable nonresidential fathers.
#144 Building Ultimate Family Values IFVP via Compfight Values help us discover and work toward what it is we want out of life. They can guide our behavior at work and help build the kind … ...
Loneliness – The New Smoking?       In two recent surveys, 40 percent of Americans reported being lonely. This despite access to vast networks of “friends” via Facebook.   And this is the paradox: … ...
4 Ways to Rediscover Yourself After an Unhealthy Relationship “I am leaving you for me. Whether I am incomplete or you are incomplete is irrelevant. Relationships can only be built with two wholes. I am leaving you to continue to explore myself: the steep, winding paths in my soul, the red, pulsing chambers of … ...
Stress and obesity: Your family can make your fat Adolescent obesity is a national public health concern and, unchecked, places young people on a trajectory for a variety of health issues as they grow older. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) and Texas Obesity Research Center (TORC) suggests there is a relationship between long-term exposure [...]The post Stress and obesity: Your family can make your fat appeared first on PsyPost.