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Sexting and sex go hand in hand for middle schoolers A new study finds middle schoolers who reported receiving a sext were six times more likely to report being sexually active.
Teen drivers safer when parents improve teaching skills Study shows teens whose parents were given instructional tools on how to teach driving to their kids were less likely to fail a rigorous on-road driving assessment.
The Positive Six Campaign DBSA +6 The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the Positive Six Campaign (DBSA +6) I’m happy to report that I have a cartoon in the the JULY Positive Six Campaign, this month’s goal is: The Challenge: ‘Don’t Sweat It’ “Feeling the heat inside and out this summer? Enhance your cool and...
When a Pet Dies: Helping Your Young Child Grieve When your child’s pet dies, it can be a stressful and confusing time. He or she may not behave in a way that seems normal or natural, or their sadness may seem to linger for an extended period of time. For many kids, the death of a beloved pet can bring...
The Evolutionary Impulse of Depression: An Interview with Jonathan It doesn’t appear that there is a single person on this planet who is not affected by depression in some way. You’ve either experienced it directly or you have a family member or friend who has been caught in the throws of it. One in 10 adults report depression and...
Key brain region responds to subjective perception in study of individual neuron activity When evaluating another person’s emotions – happy, sad, angry, afraid – humans take cues from facial expressions. Neurons in a part of the brain called the amygdala “fire” in response to the visual stimulation as information is processed by the retina, the amygdala and a network of interconnected brain structures. Some of these regions respond just to the actual features of the face, whereas others respond to how things appear to the viewer, but it is unknown where in the brain this difference arises.
True Detective & The Search For Meaning **spoilers ahead** One of the highest-acclaimed TV shows of 2014 was HBO’s True Detective, starring Woody Harrelson as Marty Hart and Matthew Mcconaughey as Rust Cohle. The show centers on the interrogation of the two detectives regarding a macabre murder case they investigated together several years ago. We come to...
Cocaine addiction: Phase-specific biology and treatment? Current pharmacotherapies for addiction follow the dictum “one size fits all”. Medications are prescribed in the same way for all patients, regardless of whether they have just started experimenting with a drug or have an established drug habit. Even more troubling, there are no FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for some addictions, such as compulsive cocaine use. Perhaps [...]The post Cocaine addiction: Phase-specific biology and treatment? appeared first on PsyPost.
How social media invades the workplace Every day, more than one billion people worldwide use social media. This habit has also invaded the workplace, as some research reports that four out of five employees now use social media for private purpose during work time. New research from the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) shows that managers are [...]The post How social media invades the workplace appeared first on PsyPost.
Potential drug target for PTSD prevention Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified a drug that appears to make memories of fearsome events less durable in mice. The finding may accelerate the development of treatments for preventing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The drug, called osanetant, targets a distinct group of brain cells in a region of the [...]The post Potential drug target for PTSD prevention appeared first on PsyPost.
People are oblivious to how they come across to counterparts and colleagues Jill Abramson was recently ousted from her position as the executive editor of The New York Times for being, among other things, too “pushy.” But did Abramson—who has also been described by the media as “polarizing” and “brusque”—know during the course of her tenure that others viewed her as being overly assertive? A new study from the [...]The post People are oblivious to how they come across to counterparts and colleagues appeared first on PsyPost.
Young teens who receive sexts are 6 times more likely to report having had sex A study from USC researchers provides new understanding of the relationship between “sexting” and sexual behavior in early adolescence, contributing to an ongoing national conversation about whether sexually explicit text messaging is a risk behavior or just a technologically-enabled extension of normal teenage flirtation. The latest research, published in the July 2014 issue of the [...]The post Young teens who receive sexts are 6 times more likely to report having had sex appeared first on PsyPost.
Study: Treat patients with addiction during, after hospitalization The results of a new study demonstrate that starting hospitalized patients who have an opioid (heroin) addiction on buprenorphine treatment in the hospital and seamlessly connecting them with an outpatient office based treatment program can greatly reduce whether they relapse after they are discharged. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC), the study shows [...]The post Study: Treat patients with addiction during, after hospitalization appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Master switch’ for myelination in human brain stem cells is identified Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the single transcription factor or “master switch” that initiates the critical myelination process in the brain. The research will be published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on June 30. The identification of this factor, SOX10, in human brain cells, brings researchers closer to the [...]The post ‘Master switch’ for myelination in human brain stem cells is identified appeared first on PsyPost.
Happiness With Others 8: Listen, Listen, Listen Happiness with others is a two way street; to get, you’ve got to give. Listening to another — to both their thoughts and their feelings — goes a long way to building the trust and goodwill that leads to relationship harmony and happiness.
Shh…Create a Love that Lasts Forever with These Secret Make your partner feel good and don’t forget the little things. Developing the secure, fulfilling bond you deserve with your partner is hard work, but it is not impossible. Below are five characteristics of every strong bond and what you can do to help create a deep, loving connection. 1....
The High-Functioning Executive Jackass The Executive Jackass is no fun to work with or for and creates challenges.
Can Narcissism Be Good For You? Fact: Narcissistic personality disorder is commoner in executives than in convicted criminals.
Herbal supplement St. John’s wort can cause drug dangerous interactions St. John’s wort, the leading complementary and alternative treatment for depression in the United States, can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The researchers reported that the herbal supplement can reduce the concentration of numerous drugs in the body, including [...]
Gene variants found that increase pain sensation after common childhood surgery In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child’s need for pain-control drugs. The findings suggest that at some point physicians may calibrate pain-medication dosages according to a child’s individual genetic makeup. “Although this research is only a first step for our team, it [...]