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Targeted brain training may help you multitask better The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training.
The NFL And Domestic Violence I worked in a battered women’s shelter for several years early in my social work career. At one point, we had a woman hiding at the shelter whose husband had had a successful career in sports. He was so well known that the police were reluctant to help her. She...
Doctor Who: Regeneration and a Dilemma of Doctor Identities The BBC TV series "Doctor Who" has lasted 50 years. Its new season stars Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor - same Time Lord, different face. When the program's hero regenerates into a new form (played by a new actor) how does that change affect his personality and self-concept? How do any real world human experiences relate to this science fiction character revision?
How You Can Instantly Tell Which Way a Crowd is Looking Where is this crowd looking? It's an ability we all use without giving it a second thought. We can see a crowd of people staring off in another direction and be able to turn around and look almost exactly where they are looking. Dr. Timothy Sweeny, who studies visual perception, explains it like this... Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:The Cheerleader Effect: Why People Appear Better-Looking in Groups Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Instantly Improve Self-Control Months Before They Start to Talk, Babies are Mentally Rehearsing Speech Painless Brain Stimulation Improves Mental Arithmetic in Five Days Dogs Recognise Familiar Human Faces in Eye Tracking Experiment
5 Facts Many People Don’t Know About Depression Depression is one of the most common conditions in the world. It affects all segments of society and virtually all cultures, said Constance Hammen, Ph.D, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California. And yet many people...
ADHD Is Not A Benign Disorder You may have heard me quote from the International Consensus Statement on ADHD from January 2002 before. I rather like what it has to say. Basically, it tells us that there isn’t the “the jury is out” scenario that some journalists would have us believe. I borrowed the title of...
Prioritizing suicide research can help lead to fewer suicide attempts and deaths Suicide experts recommend research into early behavioral detection, interventions, use of mass media, and other areas, American Journal of Preventive Medicine reports In a new supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address the state of the science on suicide prevention and provide useful recommendations for research to inform effective suicide prevention. [...]The post Prioritizing suicide research can help lead to fewer suicide attempts and deaths appeared first on PsyPost.
Crowdfunding reduces barriers for women looking to raise capital Numerous studies have shown that women engage less than men in either entrepreneurship or business investing. Women also launch firms with significantly less capital than men, which limits their ability to grow their firms and increases their risk of financial distress in periods of adversity. Now, new research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows [...]The post Crowdfunding reduces barriers for women looking to raise capital appeared first on PsyPost.
New research examines how loud music damages your hearing Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half of people over the age of 65. New research led by the University of Leicester has examined the cellular mechanisms that underlie hearing loss [...]The post New research examines how loud music damages your hearing appeared first on PsyPost.
Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible. “Whereas the amount of elderly parent care daughters provide is associated with [...]The post Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible appeared first on PsyPost.
Unlike less educated people, college grads more active on weekends than weekdays People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers. The study finds that, on average, those with a college degree are more active on Saturdays and Sundays than on a typical weekday — whereas for people [...]The post Unlike less educated people, college grads more active on weekends than weekdays appeared first on PsyPost.
Norwalk Psychology Instructor Earns APA Award for Teaching at Two-Year College Cerritos College professor recognized for commitment to excellence in teaching
Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty, Research Finds Different perceptions of control affect ability to delay gratification, study shows
Protecting Yourself From Unethical Mental Health Settings Have you ever been to a mental health agency where everything appeared to be disorganized, unethical, and perhaps even illegal? Did a loved one receive mediocre mental health services, inadequate services, or no help at all? If so, you are not alone.This week we are focusing on the personal stories...
What Robin Williams Taught Me Like the rest of the world, I have been grieving the loss of Robin Williams. I have had a hard time talking about his death. And now that there has been a week to distance ourselves from the news, words are starting to come a bit easier. There has been...
National Suicide Prevention PSA Here is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline PSA, I recorded back on November ‎17, ‎2010.  I call it “Are You In Crisis.” I was living in Punta Gorda, Florida at the time…it seems a good time to post now.  I just found it on a 2 gig flash stick (jump...
Therapists Get Anxious, Too My heart was pounding, my breathing restricted, my hands sweaty. My instinct screamed at me, “You’re too young to die. Turn back now.” My rational brain said, “That’s just your anxiety talking. You’re only going up the stairs of a lighthouse.” My rational brain also said, “Lean forward as you...
Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centres. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the MedUni Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. Some grow as a result of the crisis, whereas others [...]The post Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains appeared first on PsyPost.
Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say. Nursing is still a female-dominated occupation, and being female is associated with being caring, nurturing, and [...]The post Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out appeared first on PsyPost.
Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents Parents who physically neglect their boys may increase the risk that they will raise violent adolescents, according to Penn State sociologists. In a study of currently incarcerated male adolescents, physical neglect during childhood arose as the strongest predictor of violent behavior, said William McGuigan, associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State [...]The post Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents appeared first on PsyPost.