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4 Essential Marital Bed Death Questions President Obama says, "yes we can,"; 20 million sexless American marriages say, "no we don't," which may be a very positive sign for human evolution. read more
The Unconscious Mind Can Spot a Lie Even When the Conscious Mind Fails New study finds that the unconscious mind may hamper our abilities to detect lying.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Automatic Drive: How Unconscious Cognitive Biases Help Fire Our Motivation Lying: False Denials Are Harder to Remember Than False Descriptions How to Live With an Unknowable Mind Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep Highly Trusting People Better Lie Detectors
4 Ideas for Managing Selfish People An acquaintance recently told me that she wished her grown children recognized how hard she had worked for them. "They're so selfish," she said. "They're greedy and self-centered." By contrast, she made it clear that she had been a selfless and generous more
Can Working Memory Training Help in ADHD Treatment? Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by ...
Optimistic women more likely to have healthy habits Women with a sunny disposition may also have an easier time adopting healthy habits, according to a new study.
Are you a food addict? Experts disagree on whether food cravings rise to the level of addiction.
Brain scans link concern for justice with reason, not emotion People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research. Psychologists have found that some individuals react more strongly than others to situations that invoke a sense of justice "” for example, seeing a person being treated unfairly, or with mercy. The new study used brain scans to analyze the thought processes of people with high "justice sensitivity."
Autism Begins During Pregnancy Arrows show areas of disorganised neurons in the brains of autistic children.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Autism: 10 Facts You Should Know Probiotic Therapy Shows Promise for Treating Autism Autism: Vital Link Found Between Vitamin D and Serotonin Production Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest Unique Human Brain Area Identified that Separates Us From Monkeys
Nature vs Nurture - Psychology Definition of the Week Definition: Is your behavior more influenced by genetics or environmental influences? Is your personality the result of traits you inherited or has it been shaped by your life experiences? These questions relate to one of the oldest issues in psychology known as the nature versus nurture debate. When looking at different aspects of human behavior, researchers often question the relative contributions of both genetics and environmental factors....Read Full Post
Autism starts developing during Pregnancy Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the ...
New Parkinson's disease chemical messenger discovered A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson's disease has been identified by scientists. The research team had previously discovered that mutations in two genes -- called PINK1 and Parkin -- lead to Parkinson's. Now they have made a completely unexpected discovery about the way the two genes interact, which they say could open up exciting new avenues for research around Parkinson's and offer new drug targets.
What psychosocial factors can help IVF patients? Researchers have highlighted which key psychosocial factors could help identify patients at high risk of stress, after reviewing research that explored which psychosocial factors are associated with the emotional adjustment of IVF patients. The aim of the study was to find out what types of coping strategies, social circumstances and personality traits -- called psychosocial factors -- help people through IVF treatment, and which types are linked to especially high stress levels, and can lead to depression and anxiety disorders.
5 Steps to Help Manage Your Anger In my personal experience, anger is a secondary emotion that is triggered by a primary emotion such as powerlessness, rejection or inadequacy. It took me a long time to understand that my angry outbursts were more than spontaneous rage. Over many years of professional support, I discovered that when I felt powerless the result would […]
Chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, aggression in adulthood, neurobiologists find In experiments to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, both at the time they are experienced and during adulthood, a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory team conducted many different kinds of stress tests and means of measuring their impacts. The research indicates that a 'hostile environment in adolescence disturbs psychoemotional state and social behaviors of animals in adult life,' the team says.
Thirteen Small Decisions That Will Ease Anxiety Use these 13 small decisions to ease excess more
1 in 68 Kids Has Autism, CDC Says Advocacy groups say the one in 68 figure is likely an underestimate, but hope it translates into better access to services.
Self injury information available online, but rarely accurate Researchers analyzed websites related to nonsuicidal self-injury and found less than 10 percent of the sites were endorsed by health or academic institutions.
Study: Migraines triggered by stress relief? Those who suffer from migraines have likely heard that stress can be a powerful trigger, but new research suggests that it's the comedown after the craziness that brings on the pain.
The 13 Most Universal Phobias ...and seven phobias that should have been on the list but were, strangely, absent.→ Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Scared of Spiders? 5 Psychological Insights Into Arachnophobia Fearful "˜Memories' Passed Between Generations Through Genetic Code Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers PsyBlog is on Twitter, Facebook...and now Google+ Creativity for the Cautious
Immunotherapy approach to Alzheimer's studied in fly models The results of using fly models to investigate passive immunotherapy to block amyloid-²42 peptides of amyloid plaques that damage the brain cells of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) are now presented by researchers. The scientists are investigating passive immunotherapy, one of the most promising approaches to blocking the amyloid-β42 (Aβ42) peptide, the main component of the amyloid plaques that damage the brain cells of patients with AD.