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Youth who have used e-cigarettes report greater intent to try regular cigarettes A recent study by a Georgia State University scientist and her colleagues with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that youth who have never even touched a regular tobacco cigarette — but have ever used e-cigarettes — are more likely to report that they may try conventional cigarettes. Shanta Dube, associate professor [...]The post Youth who have used e-cigarettes report greater intent to try regular cigarettes appeared first on PsyPost.
Shy people use Facebook longer but disclose less, research reveals It’s not the person posting 10,000 pictures a week of their cat who’s the big-time Facebook user, even if you might think so. Instead, it’s the quiet ones who are logging in longer, says an assistant professor in the Communications Arts Department at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). “The shy people spend more [...]The post Shy people use Facebook longer but disclose less, research reveals appeared first on PsyPost.
Cellphone addiction harming academic performance is ‘an increasingly realistic possibility’ Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. “That’s astounding,” said researcher James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. [...]The post Cellphone addiction harming academic performance is ‘an increasingly realistic possibility’ appeared first on PsyPost.
Is History Repeating in Your Love Life? Understand the Is it just a bad break that you have had one troubled relationship after another while your friend has had an amazing long-term marriage? Is it just an astonishing coincidence that the difficulties you had with your mom you now have with your spouse? Did you promise yourself that you’d...
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The Power of Online Presence: Mari A. Lee, LMFT Discover how some very successful mental health professionals use blogging, social media, and other technologies as powerful tools for their therapy practices.   I’ve discussed in great length ways that my online presence has benefited my private practice. But don’t just take my word for it.  Many therapists have utilized the power...
Can Weather Affect Your Mood? As most of the nation suffers through some of the hottest temperatures on record this summer, people are asking the question of how exactly does weather impact our mood. For instance, how does hot weather affect our mood? Does it make us more aggressive — or even more violent? Does...
Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns Adults who have been hospitalized for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research. A 30-year follow up of childhood burns victims has found that 42% of people surveyed had suffered some form of mental illness and 30% suffered depression at some stage in their lives.
The Monkey Business of Being Human For years I’ve been thinking of myself as just another modern-day ape. This line of thought – that we are nothing more and nothing less than monkeys – is powerfully humanizing. Here’s what Mahesh Bhatt had to say about one of the most dangerous minds of the 20th century, U.G....
There's a cure for those end-of-summer blues Psychologist suggests ways to view the change in seasons in less all or nothing terms.
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Researchers find way to turn bad memories into happier ones Neuroscientists have found a way to use light to rewrite a mouse's memories to reduce the feelings of a bad memory or stress they have had.
How nerve cells communicate with each other over long distances: Travelling by resonance How nerve cells within the brain communicate with each other over long distances has puzzled scientists for decades. The way networks of neurons connect and how individual cells react to incoming pulses in principle makes communication over large distances impossible. Scientists provide now a possible answer how the brain can function nonetheless: by exploiting the powers of resonance.
Can You Be Both Mad and Creative? Findings related to incidence of mental disorders among people of different professions fit the diametric model: but most of all poets, who are strikingly predisposed to bipolar disorder.
Depression Test: Am I Depressed or Just Sad? Wondering whether you are depressed or simply sad? Here is quick interactive online test that will help you assess your emotional situation.
When Time Stands Still Last week’s cartoon is about whether or not a marriage counselor is the right choice for a couple who argues. A lot. All rights reserved, and content including cartoons is ©Donna Barstow 2014,  My main cartoon site is Donna Barstow Cartoons. And  you can Like me  on Facebook to get...
Best of Our Blogs: August 29, 2014 We’re gearing up for a long weekend. For those who have the day off on Labor Day, how will you spend your time? I’ve noticed recently that doing no-thing does not feel restful, healing, nor meditative. It feels uncomfortable and anxiety provoking. Forced to lay still in my yoga class, I...
Are You Shadow-Shocked? Increasingly I sense that there are two kinds of people, people who are skeptical about their own motives and people who aren't. The people who aren't are the kind who, when challenged always say in so many words, "Oh no, my motivations are pure." And you can tell that they really believe it. Which kind are you?
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Test – Narcissism vs. Assertiveness Are you simply self-confident or narcissistic? This quiz is designed to help separate healthy narcissism from destructive narcissism.