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Public schools separate girls and boys Single-sex education is on the rise again in public schools as educators seek ways to improve academic performance, especially among the poor.
Loneliness isn't a symptom, it's a disease A new study suggests that loneliness is it's own condition and not a symptom of something worse.
4 Tips for Teens Who Are Dating Recently, a mother asked me for advice on how to keep her teenage daughter, who just started dating, from getting hurt. First, I assured her that her daughter will get hurt. I don’t know anyone who has loved without pain. Even more important than trying to avoid pain is helping...
Pac-Man instead of patch: Using video games to improve lazy eye, depth perception Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people – including adults – with a lazy eye and poor depth perception. The training tools, including a Pac-Man-style “cat and mouse” game and a “search for oddball” game, have produced results in pilot [...]The post Pac-Man instead of patch: Using video games to improve lazy eye, depth perception appeared first on PsyPost.
Declining loneliness among American teenagers There has been a growing concern that modern society is increasingly lonely. In 2006, a New York Times article “The Lonely American Just Got a Bit Lonelier” highlighted research that shows a decline in social engagement–people are less likely to join clubs, have fewer close friends, and are less likely to perceive others as trustworthy. [...]The post Declining loneliness among American teenagers appeared first on PsyPost.
How do teenage boys perceive their weight? Almost one third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight. This can influence their eating habits and, consequently, their health, according to a study led by the UAB and conducted with 600 teenage boys from Barcelona and surrounding areas. Up to 25% of the boys reported trying to lose or control their weight in the [...]The post How do teenage boys perceive their weight? appeared first on PsyPost.
Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control People, as the biological beings that we are, can be socially regulated by mechanisms such as taxes, property or family relationships. This constitutes part of the social policy that the Roman government put into practice during its expansion throughout the Mediterranean, which left its mark on the eastern plateau of Spain, the historical Celt Iberian [...]The post Biopolitics for understanding social regulation and control appeared first on PsyPost.
Experts conclude that hallucinations and delusions are common and understandable A report published by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental illness. ‘Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help’ has been written by a group of eminent [...]The post Experts conclude that hallucinations and delusions are common and understandable appeared first on PsyPost.
Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much? Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much? Statistics on cannabis users skew perceptions of cannabis use. Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement, “How many people are using?” However, there is a problem; more marijuana use does not necessarily translate into more marijuana users. The greatest amount of marijuana...
Does Anyone Want to Date a Bipolar Girl?     Or is it that she doesn’t find anyone she wants to spend the energy to date?     At this time of year, I find myself feeling a bit blue, not lonely exactly, just sad that I don’t have what everyone else seems to have in a steady,...
Happiness With Life 3: Practice Gratitude The things in your life do not need to change for you to be happy, but your attitude may very well have to. In this blog, you will discover how the attitude of gratitude can add significantly to your happiness quotient.
Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much A new study led by Brown University reports that older learners retained the mental flexibility needed to learn a visual perception task but were not as good as younger people at filtering out irrelevant information. The findings undermine the conventional wisdom that the brains of older people lack flexibility, or “plasticity,” but highlight a different [...]The post Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much appeared first on PsyPost.
Alzheimer’s disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state Alzheimer’s disease damages the nervous system in many different ways. This is because the disease affects not only neurons but also other brain cells, such as the astrocytes. These support the normal function of neurons and are involved in the regulation of cerebral blood flow. Through experimental studies scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative [...]The post Alzheimer’s disease: Molecular signals cause brain cells to switch into a hectic state appeared first on PsyPost.
For women, job authority adds to depression symptoms Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska. “Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay — have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this power,” said Pudrovska, the [...]The post For women, job authority adds to depression symptoms appeared first on PsyPost.
Songbirds help scientists develop cooling technique to safely map the human brain A new diagnostic technique — resulting from monitoring thousands of courtship calls from songbirds — can be used to safely map the human brain during complex neurosurgery, according to research from Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere. The mapping process, first tested in zebra finches, involves gently placing a miniature electrical cooling device [...]The post Songbirds help scientists develop cooling technique to safely map the human brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Vagaries of memory mean eyewitness testimony isn’t reliable Twenty eyewitnesses testified before the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. None of these accounts is fully consistent with any other. Moreover, eyewitnesses even gave accounts that do not agree with their own earlier versions. To the public and the media, these discrepancies have been startling. But psychological scientists [...]The post Vagaries of memory mean eyewitness testimony isn’t reliable appeared first on PsyPost.
Infertility is Trauma, Physical and Emotional You might think that if there were an epidemic that impacted 1 in 6 couples, that it couldn’t possibly be invisible. Yet every day people who struggle with infertility are asked when they’re going to have children or told to be patient or urged to listen to advice from people...
Couples & Money: 10 Tips to Fix Your Finances Together This knowledge will help you avoid common financial fights. A strong relationship with your partner, and a solid, secure financial life together, begins with what you bring to the table. As a money and relationship coach, I work with couples who struggle with this; and, while there’s a lot they...
Quiz: Am I In Love? Do you want to find out whether you love or simply like someone? Here is a little test to help you understand your feelings.
Do 'Typical' Sexual Fantasies Even Exist? Can we use unusual sexual fantasies to identify sexual deviancy? Is there a link between what people fantasize about and how they actually behave?...