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ADHD, Easily Distracted I have noticed that I miss things. I’m not oblivious to my obliviousness. That sounds like a paradox, and maybe it is. Heaven knows we have plenty of those, right? But I’ve also observed that it’s the boring things that I manage to miss. Those things that seem so much...
Overcoming Relationship Anxiety and Feeling Good About It Worrying about your relationships all the time and wondering if you are going to be marginalized or rejected is no fun. If you have an anxious attachment style then you know this all to well. The good news is that now you can learn to override your automatic emotional responses and have more positive experiences in relationships.
Study: Facebook emoticons make men more jealous than women Who is more jealous over Facebook messaging: men or women? The answer is written all over one’s smiley face. Research by Dr. Denise Friedman, associate professor and chair of psychology and her Roanoke College students finds a gender difference in Facebook jealousy when it comes to emoticon usage. They are among the first to examine [...]The post Study: Facebook emoticons make men more jealous than women appeared first on PsyPost.
Our eyes multi-task even when we don’t want them to, researchers find Our eyes are drawn to several dimensions of an object–such as color, texture, and luminance–even when we need to focus on only one of them, researchers at New York University and the University of Pennsylvania have found. The study, which appears in the journal Current Biology, points to the ability of our visual system to [...]The post Our eyes multi-task even when we don’t want them to, researchers find appeared first on PsyPost.
Trust increases with age, and benefits well-being Hollywood has given moviegoers many classic portrayals of grumpy old men. But new research suggests that getting older doesn’t necessarily make people cynical and suspicious. Instead, trust tends to increase as people age, a development that can be beneficial for well-being, according to two new large-scale studies by researchers at Northwestern University and the University [...]The post Trust increases with age, and benefits well-being appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists find key to making neurons from stem cells A research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be manipulated to increase the production of neurons from neural stem cells. The research, led by neurosurgeon Daniel A. Lim, MD, PhD, and published on March 19, 2015 in Cell Stem Cell, has possible applications in regenerative medicine, including [...]The post Scientists find key to making neurons from stem cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Fewer multiple births could reduce autism risk in assisted reproductive technology children In a paper published online Thursday, March 19, scientists report that the incidence of diagnosed autism was twice as high for assisted reproductive technology (ART) as non-ART births among the nearly 6 million children in their study, born in California from 1997 through 2007. However, much of the association between ART and autism was explained [...]The post Fewer multiple births could reduce autism risk in assisted reproductive technology children appeared first on PsyPost.
Impact of parents’ military deployment on children’s safety and mental health A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents’ return from combat deployment, their children show increased visits for mental healthcare, physical injury, and child maltreatment consults, compared to children whose parents have not been deployed. The same types of healthcare visits were [...]The post Impact of parents’ military deployment on children’s safety and mental health appeared first on PsyPost.
New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease A new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, even if the diet is not meticulously followed, according to a paper published online for subscribers in March in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Rush nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris, [...]The post New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Using tablets to screen new, expecting moms for perinatal depression Pregnant women and new mothers at one central Illinois public health clinic will soon receive depression screenings using mobile health – also called mHealth – technology. Researchers from the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois are collaborating with staff members at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District on a project that will provide perinatal [...]The post Using tablets to screen new, expecting moms for perinatal depression appeared first on PsyPost.
Students who start kindergarten later are more likely to drop out, commit crimes Children who are older when they start kindergarten do well in the short term, academically and socially. But as teenagers, these old-for-grade students are more likely to drop out and commit serious crimes, says new research from Duke University. The negative outcomes are significantly more likely for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. “This research provides the [...]The post Students who start kindergarten later are more likely to drop out, commit crimes appeared first on PsyPost.
Study examines the effect music TV has on the sexual behavior of teens There is no doubt that teenage boys and girls are swayed and shaped by music TV. For example, sexually active youth of both genders, after watching music TV, think their peers are sexually active, too. Moreover, when girls and boys perceive males in music videos as being sexually active, it makes boys watch more music [...]The post Study examines the effect music TV has on the sexual behavior of teens appeared first on PsyPost.
Scaling Your Moods Bipolar Update I Know How I Feel Tracking moods is essential for managing the symptoms of bipolar and for your mental health. By becoming adept at “feeling” when you are “climbing up” toward mania or “falling down” and going down the slippery slope into a depression, you can better manage...
What Habits Are Best for Channeling Creativity? When I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, one of the questions that people most often ask me is: “What habits are best for creativity?” They want to know what habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce. Often, people...
Rumination and Your Health Getting suck in ruminative cycles is associated with poor physiological outcomes, such as increased cortisol reactivity and prolonged cardiovascular reactivity
Why Do We ‘Flip Our Lid’? We all have moments when we feel so overwhelmed by emotions that we ‘flip our lid.’ For some people this happens quite frequently, and their short fuse means they are consistently ‘losing it’ and acting out in erratic or irrational ways. For others this only happens occasionally, but when we do all hell breaks loose, […]
The Resilience of Anne Frank  Anne Frank died 70 years ago this month. Anne Frank has become such a phenomenon that it’s difficult to know where to begin. Her name and her story have come to mean many things to so many people. There is the diary that so beautifully captures coming of age. There...
Can science prove you’re in love? What is love, and is there a test that can prove if you do or don't feel it?The post Can science prove you’re in love? appeared first on PsyPost.
Video: OpenfMRI allows neuroscientists to share brain research data Researchers around the world can compare notes on one of the most powerful tools available for imaging human brain function, the fMRI, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).The post Video: OpenfMRI allows neuroscientists to share brain research data appeared first on PsyPost.
This video explains how ‘magic mushrooms’ alter your brain Your Brain On Shrooms.The post This video explains how ‘magic mushrooms’ alter your brain appeared first on PsyPost.