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The Effect of a Bellowing Child The distinction between nature and nurture is complicated and lost when considering older persons. But this case demonstrates how difficult it is to separate the causes of personality even when a chld is very young.
Young Adults and Suicide Suicide is a mental health problem affecting the lives of young adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites suicide to be the third leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. In order to prevent suicide of young adults, families need to talk...
Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King’s College London. The scientists point out that this effect should be investigated more closely in persons who [...]The post Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia appeared first on PsyPost.
Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Science, Media and the Public research group. The findings, published in June in the journal Science Communication, show that similar levels of attention to [...]The post Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientists find dodging dots experiment helps explain brain circuitry A neuroscience study provides new insight into the primal brain circuits involved in collision avoidance, and perhaps a more general model of how neurons can participate in networks to process information and act on it. In the study, Brown University neuroscientists tracked the cell-by-cell progress of neural signals from the eyes through the brains of [...]The post Neuroscientists find dodging dots experiment helps explain brain circuitry appeared first on PsyPost.
Researcher cautions against psychological ‘tunnel vision’ in PTSD treatment The full circumstances of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s captivity have yet to be revealed. During his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009, Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held in captivity for five years until a controversial prisoner exchange led to his release on May 31. Bergdahl has been accused of deserting his [...]The post Researcher cautions against psychological ‘tunnel vision’ in PTSD treatment appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscience confirms Warren Buffett’s wisdom: Early warning signal tips off smart traders Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful.” That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study by researchers at Caltech and Virginia Tech that looked at the brain activity and [...]The post Neuroscience confirms Warren Buffett’s wisdom: Early warning signal tips off smart traders appeared first on PsyPost.
The tortoise and the hare: A sex difference in marathon pacing Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study led by a Grand Valley State University researcher. The findings were published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. The study, led by Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State, was based on 14 [...]The post The tortoise and the hare: A sex difference in marathon pacing appeared first on PsyPost.
Will You Recognize Your Soul Mate? For a relationship to be a long-term success, you need to go beyond the most common and superficial ways of “getting to know you.”
Kanye West: The Only Perfectionist If you’re a fan of Kanye West, one adjective always seems to scream out in articles about the legendary hip hop artist and entrepreneur: perfectionist. The 37 year-old West has also been labeled outspoken and controversial but there’s no arguing with his impact on culture worldwide by virtue of his...
Dissociative Identity Disorder, Explained: An Interview With Bethany Brand This week, we get to hear from Bethany Brand, Ph.D., internationally recognized expert in trauma and dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder. Part I is here… S: Why the controversy and stigma with Dissociative Identity Disorder? B: When I was at my internship at George Washington University we had a patient...
A cultural view of agony New Statesman has a fascinating article on the ‘cultural history of pain’ that tracks how our ideas about pain and suffering have radically changed through the years. One if the most interesting, and worrying, themes is how there have been lots of cultural beliefs about whether certain groups are more or less sensitive to pain. […]
Holistic approach to POW trauma The compounding effects of war captivity and war trauma on prisoners of war has been the focus of a recent study. While symptoms of psychological illness are often pigeon-holed as specific individual disorders, one researcher argues against a narrow 'tunnel vision' in treating POWs.
Neuroeconomists confirm Warren Buffett's wisdom: Brain research suggests an early warning signal tips off smart traders Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to 'be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful.' That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study that looked at the brain activity and behavior of people trading in experimental markets where price bubbles formed.
Practice Makes Better, But Not Necessarily Much Better According to Malcolm Gladwell, "Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing that makes you good." It's a charming sentiment, though seemingly a lot less true than many would suspect.
Teen turns 'hurtful' graffiti into empowering body image message New Jersey teenager saw opportunity to make a difference and show support for anyone being bullied.
Alcohol remains a leading killer Excessive drinking is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States, after smoking, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
Do You Ignore Medication Label Warnings? Heres Why You Mental Health Humor cartoon: Over-Medicated.com Medication Bottle: Why? Why do I ignore the prescription drug warning labels? Caption: Don’t drink, don’t drive, don’t go out at night next to a cliff… Do you have a medicine cabinet full of medication? It makes reading the warning labels and the paper work...
Children of same-sex couples healthy, well-adjusted Study shows children of same-sex couples may enjoy equal or better health and well-being than kids in the general population.
Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off Research demonstrates that it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light.