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Deciphering the emergence of neuronal diversity Neuroscientists have analyzed the diversity of inhibitory interneurons during the developmental period surrounding birth. They have discovered the emergence of three main sub-groups of interneurons by decoding the expression of cell-type specific genes as well as their exact, and often unexpected, location in the cortex. These results should help researchers in discovering how psychiatric-related genetic disturbances impact the emergence of neuronal sub-types and how to design novel cell-type specific interventions.
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The Final Step for Couples Seeking to Survive Infidelity:... In the aftermath of infidelity, your relationship can be saved. Arising from the emotional devastation of one of life’s most painful betrayals, a couple can build a fresh foundation of love, support, and respect that endures a lifetime. Doing so isn’t easy. To stack the … ...
Paris Jackson Discusses Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault No matter what you think of Michael Jackson, it can’t be easy to be one of the three children he left behind when we died of an accidental prescription drug … ...
Can Psychologists Predict Whether Donald Trump’s Popularity With Followers... Perhaps the least contestable thing you can say about the unpredictable Donald Trump is that he is a polarizing politician. Clearly a lot of people love him, while it seems almost as many detest the President. Yet no one appears to have posed the key … ...
Your Private Practice Challenge for 2017 A new year, a new focus, and a new opportunity to get your private practice business on track.  There are many components to getting your private practice solid – business planning, financial planning, marketing planning and skill building. It can feel like a juggling act. … ...
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School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds Almost one-quarter of children in study experienced chronic bullying
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Hooking Up: The Hype, The Reality and The Future The media, social scientists and a majority of young people report that “ Hooking Up” has replaced traditional dating relationships on college campuses.  What is “Hooking-Up”? Hooking up is defined … ...
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Five Ways to Make Work More Meaningful When it comes to career planning, the criterion for a suitable job doesn’t usually include meaning and purpose. I never had a counselor or well-intentioned adult ask me, “What kind … ...
The Goals of a Narcissist Partner (Protect Your Mind... A narcissist partner holds an idealized fantasy of himself as an emotionally detached, cold and calloused trainer, a master of disguise and con artist, who’s job it is to “fix” the mind of … ...
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Why Are People Mean? “Friggin jerk!” Cecily screamed at the man in the blue Volvo who swerved too close for comfort. Even though her two young sons were in the car, she raged on, “What are you, a moron? Where did you learn to drive? I hope you rot.” Cecily wanted help controlling her reactions. She knew instinctively her temper was damaging … ...
Study links early life stressors and religiosity to sexually compulsive behaviors Early life stressors and religiosity are both linked to an unhealthy obsession with sexual behaviors, according to research published in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity. The study of 802 adults examined if sexually compulsive behaviors were linked to early life stressors, attachment styles, frequency of religious service attendance, and age. The study found that [...]
How aerobic exercise enhances neuroplasticity in the brain New research published in the journal Experimental Brain Research suggests a single bout of moderate intensity aerobic exercise enhances neuroplasticity in the brain through its effects on the neurotransmitter GABA. PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding authors, Winston D. Byblow and Ronan A. Mooney of the University of Auckland. Read their responses below: PsyPost: Why were [...]