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Physical Fitness Can Help Prevent Young Adolescents' Depression, Study Finds Especially for middle school girls, being less fit had link to depression
First Dates: Are You Scaring them Away? Don’t Scare Away Your Dates!   There’s nothing worse than going out on a first date and thinking everything went well, only to later discover that the person you liked is no longer is interested. To be sure, there are times when two people don’t “click” for a variety of...
30 Small, Simple, yet Extremely Beneficial Parenting Tasks Parenting doesn’t have to be a constant battle day after day. You can enhance your family life by simply implementing some small strategies that will have wonderful, lasting benefits for your children, yourself, and your family as a whole. Following are some examples of some small, simple yet extremely beneficial...
On-Line Video Gaming: A Haven for the Insecure? For some the cyber-world may meet some critical developmental needs that we may overlook.
Meaning of Life as Defined by a Butcher The meaning of life is listening to Pavarotti, feeling the sun on your face, drinking a bottle of wine, and then another. The meaning of life is having a safe and healthy society, a happy family life, good health, a loving wife, work that you like, smelling the smell of...
Wives and whether to work: Community religious beliefs play a part Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions — such as evangelical or Mormon — are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even if the women are not members of those faith groups, according to a Baylor University study. The [...]The post Wives and whether to work: Community religious beliefs play a part appeared first on PsyPost.
Why People Avoid the Talk (DTR), Part 1 As romantic relationships have become more ambiguous, the need for having “the talk” or defining one’s relationship has grown. But it is widely recognized that these talks are often avoided. Here, I describe some of the reasons why.
Helping women overcome the anguish of unwanted sexual advances Some young women simply have more resilience and better coping skills and can shrug off the effect of unwanted cat calls, demeaning looks and sexual advances. Women with low resilience struggle and could develop psychological problems when they internalize such behavior, because they think they are to blame. So say Dawn Szymanski and Chandra Feltman of the [...]The post Helping women overcome the anguish of unwanted sexual advances appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed In the largest study of its kind, researchers suggests that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in the August 6, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at blood levels [...]The post Study: Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed appeared first on PsyPost.
Older adults have morning brains, study finds Older adults who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers. The study, published online July 7th in the journal Psychology and Aging (ahead of print [...]The post Older adults have morning brains, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Frontal EEG lateralization is an objective indicator of emotional flexibility Emotional flexibility has become a widely discussed topic in emotional psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology and other fields. Professor Zhou Renlai and his group from Beijing Key Lab of Applied Experimental Psychology, School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University (BNU) explored whether frontal electroencephalogram (EEG) lateralization can predict emotional flexibility. Frontal EEG activation during different emotion [...]The post Frontal EEG lateralization is an objective indicator of emotional flexibility appeared first on PsyPost.
New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics Female candidates for elected office do as well as male candidates in terms of raising money and winning votes, so why do women only occupy 19 percent of congressional seats and approximately 25 percent of statewide offices and hold fewer governorships and mayorships? The traditional wisdom has been family obligations and responsibilities prevent women from [...]The post New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics appeared first on PsyPost.
Seeing more blacks in prison increases support for policies that exacerbate inequality Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Stanford University psychology researchers Rebecca Hetey and Jennifer Eberhardt found that White participants who were exposed to higher racial disparities in incarceration rates [...]The post Seeing more blacks in prison increases support for policies that exacerbate inequality appeared first on PsyPost.
Top 7 Excuses that Suck the Happiness from Your Life Stop making excuses and go for the things that bring you joy and passion. As I approached a birthday, one with a ginormous number, a wise coach posed the question: If not now, when? I was grumbling about how I hadn’t been getting enough done when I really wanted to...
Is Being Vegan Feminized? In what ways do constructions of masculinity and femininity impact the food choices we make?
The Power of the Unconscious Have you ever felt threatened by a situation that in reality was not threatening at all, as if you were reacting to a different place and time? Or ever caught yourself reacting absurdly to a present moment because it somehow reminded you of a past experience? Or felt furious at...
Why doesn’t she just leave? The realities of escaping domestic violence By Sarah Wendt, University of South Australia “Why doesn’t she just leave?” is the common question people ask when trying to understand domestic violence. The answer is far from straightforward. Central to domestic violence is an ongoing pattern of behaviour, most often used by men, aimed at controlling women through power and fear. This is [...]The post Why doesn’t she just leave? The realities of escaping domestic violence appeared first on PsyPost.
Trust is unconsciously determined, thanks to the amygdala: study By Emma Saville, The Conversation The part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response also plays a key role in unconsciously processing a face’s trustworthiness – in a matter of milliseconds. A study published today in The Journal of Neuroscience shows the amygdala, a brain structure typically associated with primal responses such as fear, can [...]The post Trust is unconsciously determined, thanks to the amygdala: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Anxiety makes us more biased to threat but exercise can change our perception By Adam Heenan, Queen’s University, Ontario We have a remarkable ability to detect the motion of other living things. If someone in our periphery moves, for example, our brains have evolved to detect that movement quickly and efficiently. This biological motion perception is so well developed that when we look at a series of dots [...]The post Anxiety makes us more biased to threat but exercise can change our perception appeared first on PsyPost.
Hoarding hundreds of pets is not just unhygienic, it’s a psychological disorder By Paula Calvo Soler, Autonomous University of Barcelona The broad category of hoarding has only recently been recognised as a psychiatric disorder. It first made an appearance in the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the global reference book of mental health. But while society seems to be aware of [...]The post Hoarding hundreds of pets is not just unhygienic, it’s a psychological disorder appeared first on PsyPost.