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Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. According to data collected during a three-year trial of an asthma program tailored to [...]The post Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed appeared first on PsyPost.
Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania has found that Republicans and Independents are more likely to disapprove of neuroscience-based legal reforms if the reforms are perceived as being too lenient on criminal defendants. The finding is important because of the [...]The post Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance appeared first on PsyPost.
Women twice as likely to see marijuana as risky A study on the perceived risk of regularly using cannabis and the characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over the age of 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the drug. Least likely were those 12 to 25 years old, with a high school diploma or more, and [...]The post Women twice as likely to see marijuana as risky appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientists use electrical stimulus to literally change the way we think Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a wandering mind can impart a distinct cognitive advantage. Scientists at Bar-Ilan University are the first to demonstrate [...]The post Neuroscientists use electrical stimulus to literally change the way we think appeared first on PsyPost.
New Sleep Guidelines to Keep Youth Healthy New Sleep Guidelines to Keep Youth Healthy Sleep is essential for overall health. Without regular age appropriate amounts of sleep, adolescents are at risk for developing a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, weight change, and sometimes insomnia. There may be noticeable behavioral changes when teens don’t sleep well,...
Four Reasons to Worry About "Personalized Learning" When kids create their own meaningful projects, the learning is personal. When kids are fed prefabricated skills and constantly tested (via computer), the learning is "personalized." The latter is profitable for corporations, but not so great for our children.
Retinal swelling in premature infants tied to poorer neuro-development Using a portable, non-invasive imaging device, a team of doctors has identified swelling in the back of the eyes of premature infants that correlates with poorer neurodevelopment as the babies grow.
Formula to Build a Private Practice When building a private practice there is a truly simple recipe for success. Action + Consistency = Success Action can take many forms. It can be through marketing, networking, and planning. In our bootcamp we are really big on action. Each day there is a checklist of items to work...
These Statements Are Both True, But One Is Easier To Believe Presented with these two semantically identical statements, people will believe the top one more than the bottom one. Why is this? And what does it tell us about John Keats' famous dictum about beauty and truth?...
Ode to Creativity Creativity is a gift we are born with (despite how corny that might sound) and it’s what we’ve used as toddlers to figure out the world around us. Creativity is that child in each of us, one that we carry with us throughout life, without knowing sometimes. I take care...
What To Do When You Feel Stuck I know what it’s like to feel stuck. When I was first diagnosed with schizophrenia I felt like I was a waste of space, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life and I felt like I couldn’t get anywhere because of my illness. Then I remembered that...
Malignant Narcissism and the Murder of a Parent This blog explores Malignant Narcissism and the damaging impact that it can have on family members and others.
Fatherhood in the Movie “Boyhood” With Oscars 2015 just behind us, you probably heard about the movie “Boyhood,” which was nominated for Best Picture and traces the aging of a boy, named Mason, along with that of his family. We see the main characters age naturally over the course of twelve years, accompanied by the popular music...
5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Relationship Relationships are an important part of our overall happiness and even our health. As satisfying as they can be, they can also present us with significant challenges. These research-based 5 suggestions will help you tip the cost-reward balance in your favor, for your sake, and that of your partner.
Change Your Core Beliefs And You Might Change How Do you feel life is uncomfortable, difficult or lonely? Can rethinking about your core beliefs help you shift to a better life?...
Getting Over the Fear of Taking Medication for Depression Nine years ago I decided to wean off all my meds and take natural supplements instead. One evening I was fixing a magnesium concoction, chatting with a friend. We were talking about my depression, and this new holistic route I was taking. “You have everything you need inside you to...
3 Myths about Eating Disorders Debunked Eating disorders can be very difficult to understand. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, take some time to learn a bit more about these disorders and the truth behind a handful of myths that surround them.
Personality Disorders Explained 2: Origins Every cognitive map of the social world also defines a role for the person to play; a personality disorder implies a limited number of acceptable roles.
Study: Dogs Can Identify Liars, and They Don't Trust Them Dogs keep track of whether people lie or tell the truth, and they use these memories to determine whether they can trust particular humans and any new information that they get from them.
Dogs Don't Believe Information from Liars Dogs keep track of whether people lie or tell the truth, and they use these memories to determine whether or not they can trust particular humans and any new information that they get from them.