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Mining big data yields Alzheimer's discovery A new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s has been used by researchers. The discovery fills in another piece of the jigsaw when it comes to identifying people most at risk of developing the condition.
Five Steps to Repair Your Marriage or Relationship It's true enough that sometimes, when relationships go into a decline, there seems to be an unstoppable momentum to the fights and arguments. Research shows what you and your partner can do to make things better.
Guest Post: How to Make a Podcast, and why By Joseph R. Sanok from www.PracticeofthePractice.com and the Practice of the Practice Podcast Have you ever read blog posts for 45 minutes? If you have, you’ve got more tenacity than I do. I can sit down and watch three episodes of Orange is the New Black, like it’s going to be illegal, but read...
Top Reasons Couples Fall Out of Love You’ll hear many people say “we just aren’t ‘in love’ with each other anymore.” But relationships don’t naturally fall apart, according to Susan Orenstein, a licensed psychologist and relationship expert in Cary, N.C. Other reasons often underlie a relationship’s breakdown. Below, you’ll find these common reasons along with several helpful...
Addiction Changes the Way We Learn Addiction Changes the Way We Learn When I look at my children at play, I am fascinated by the ways in which they learn. Learning is a brain event and there are times I imagine I can almost see my kids’ brains working and developing as they play and learn....
Supervisors’ abuse, regardless of intent, can make employees behave poorly Employees who are verbally abused by supervisors are more likely to “act out” at work, doing everything from taking a too-long lunch break to stealing, according to a new study led by a San Francisco State University organizational psychologist. Even if the abuse is meant to be motivational — like when a football coach berates [...]The post Supervisors’ abuse, regardless of intent, can make employees behave poorly appeared first on PsyPost.
Neurons in human muscles emphasize the impact of the outside world Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one’s voluntary action, and most strongly to stretch that is imposed by external forces. The ability to reflect [...]The post Neurons in human muscles emphasize the impact of the outside world appeared first on PsyPost.
Increased health risks linked to first-episode psychosis Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness, researchers have found. Patients with schizophrenia are already known to have higher rates of premature death than the general population. The study found that elevated risks of heart disease and metabolic issues such as high blood [...]The post Increased health risks linked to first-episode psychosis appeared first on PsyPost.
Combined behavioral support and medication offers smokers best chance of quitting Researchers Demonstrate that Smoking Cessation Clinical Trial Results Translate Effectively into the “Real World,” Reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings Numerous randomized clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of the two major forms of smoking cessation treatment – behavioral support and medication – in helping smokers quit. Researchers have now demonstrated that this approach can successfully translate [...]The post Combined behavioral support and medication offers smokers best chance of quitting appeared first on PsyPost.
Gaming vs. reading: Do they benefit teenagers with cognition or school performance? Children have an increasing attraction towards electronic media in their play.  With video games, phones and the internet in abundance, this article in Educational Psychology examines if such leisure activity is impacting children’s cognition or academic performance or whether it would be more beneficial to read. After a busy day children do need downtime to [...]The post Gaming vs. reading: Do they benefit teenagers with cognition or school performance? appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Smoking cannabis doesn’t make you more creative People often think that smoking cannabis makes them more creative. However, research by Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Mikael Kowal shows that the opposite is true. They published their findings on 7 October in Psychopharmacology. Strong cannabis doesn’t work The findings show that cannabis with a high concentration of the psychoactive ingredient THC does not [...]The post Study: Smoking cannabis doesn’t make you more creative appeared first on PsyPost.
Research reveals that children as young as five can gauge when adults are overconfident From how to tie a shoelace to learning the words for colours, kids have lots to learn — and for the most part, they depend on others to teach it to them. But whether deliberately or inadvertently, people sometimes misinform. So at what age can kids tell trustworthy teachers from confidence tricksters? A new study [...]The post Research reveals that children as young as five can gauge when adults are overconfident appeared first on PsyPost.
A glimpse into the 3D brain: How memories form People who wish to know how memory works are forced to take a glimpse into the brain. They can now do so without bloodshed: RUB researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D models of memory-relevant brain structures. They published their results in the trade journal “Frontiers in Neuroanatomy”. The way neurons are interconnected [...]The post A glimpse into the 3D brain: How memories form appeared first on PsyPost.
How to Make Sure Your Online Photos are Copyright-Friendly Graphics and pictures are a great way to enhance your social media engagement for your private mental health practice. They add something that words cannot, they show personality, they can break up large blocks of text, and they add visual interest. However, in our Internet age, there is a very...
Prejudices about money Financial planners need to understand that their feelings about wealth are in fact their feelings — not necessarily their clients'.
Motivational Poem Numerous poems have been written through the ages. Some have been recited because they have motivated someone and is the underlying component of someone’s success story.   I found this motivational poem and thought that it is a poem we should live by. It has motivated me in many ways- to...
When Divorcing, Don't Hire a Pit Bill Attorney Many think that when they divorce they need to find a lawyer who is a “fighter,” or “pit bull.” You do want someone who will fight for you, but someone who wields the truth, savvy and true caring, not sharp teeth.
Healthy lifestyle may cut stroke risk in half for women Women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half, according to a study. The study looked at five factors that make up a healthy lifestyle: healthy diet; moderate alcohol consumption; never smoking; physically active; and healthy body mass index (BMI). Compared with women with none of the five healthy factors, women with all five factors had a 54-percent lower risk of stroke.
Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional activities. In January 2013 a Swedish arm amputee was the first person in the world to receive a prosthesis with a direct connection [...]The post Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality appeared first on PsyPost.
Cold temperatures make people cold-hearted, study on moral judgments finds Research has found that warm temperatures make people more likely to “warm up” to others and cooperate. Now research has shown the inverse to be true: cold temperatures make people more “cold-hearted” and less empathetic. A team of Japanese researchers has discovered that physical coldness promotes utilitarian moral judgments by reducing empathic concerns and emotional [...]The post Cold temperatures make people cold-hearted, study on moral judgments finds appeared first on PsyPost.