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Feel Better With…Revenge? Don’t get mad, get even. Revenge is sweet. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. Blah, blah, blah. A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology called Combating … ...
How to Handle a Depression Relapse For anyone who has ever been debilitated by severe depression, there is nothing more frightening than the feeling that you’re relapsing into another episode. We chalk up the first few days of angst to a bad stretch and hope it gets better from there. But … ...
Blowing In the Wind Struggling to collect your thoughts this morning? Leave them scattered. Life is wind. Mind is leaves, blowing in the wind. – A strange thought to consider: How are you not … ...
Supporting Bilingual Children With Special Education Needs Despite what has been maintained for too long, children with developmental disabilities can indeed become bilingual, or remain bilingual if they have grown up with two languages.
What Accepting Your Body Really Looks Like & A... I used to think that in order to accept my body, I had to lose weight. After all, I had to have a body that was worthy and deserving of … ...
Who Killed JonBenet? What can forensic psychology tell us about the still unsolved JonBenet Ramsey case?
Online Dating, Communication and Intimacy: Surprising Findings... According to Pew Research, 15% of American adults report using online dating sites or mobile dating apps. Online dating has jumped among adults under age 25 as well as those in … ...
Arthur C. Evans Jr. Named CEO of American Psychological Association Former Philadelphia commissioner brings vision to move APA forward
Don't 'keep quiet': Prince William urges people to discuss mental health Mental health awareness and destigmatization campaign was selected as the charity of the year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.
Are You Skipping This Crucial Step When Setting Goals? At the beginning of each calendar year, many of us set lofty goals, with the hope and expectation that with such achievements we’ll be happier. For instance, we vow to … ...
Higher testosterone linked to reduced closeness in social relationships New research suggests that hormones such as testosterone and cortisol may be associated with closeness in social relationships. The study of 166 college students, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that people with relatively lower cortisol and testosterone levels were more likely to feel closer to a stranger they had a conversation with. Higher testosterone [...]
Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain’s wiring A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later. CBT – [...]
Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same The purpose of speech is communication, not speed — so perhaps some new research findings, while counterintuitive, should come as no surprise. Whether we speak quickly or slowly, the new study suggests, we end up conveying information at about the same rate, because faster speech packs less information in each utterance. The study suggests we [...]
Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycodone on pain RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online January 17 in [...]
Why scientists should research emojis and emoticons More than 90% of online populations now incorporate emojis and emoticons into their texts and emails, and researchers are wondering what the use of (~_^), (>_<), or =D can reveal about human behavior. Early studies have found that these typographic displays can aid in cross-cultural communication and provide insights into user personalities, information that could [...]
Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned, researcher suggests Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher. “This has to be actively replaying or re-generating the information — for example, by telling someone the particulars, as opposed to [...]
Movin’ on up? Views on social mobility shape Americans’ faith in the status quo Is the American socioeconomic ladder sturdy, offering a good chance for people to move up and down? Or is it rickety, leaving most people stuck where they are? Psychologists at Princeton University and Memorial University of Newfoundland have found that how Americans view social mobility affects their willingness to defend the basic underpinnings of American [...]
‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ could give insights into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid. Proteins are essential to the function of every cell. Measuring their properties in blood and other body [...]
Blocking neuron signaling pathway could lead to new treatments for peripheral neuropathy Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy [...]
Mental Health Humor’s Daily Doodle: Positivity The Mental Health Humor’s Daily Doodle is not meant to be a cartoon, not meant to be funny nor witty nor even have a point; other than to create a “Daily Doodle.” Don’t worry … ...