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“I Thought Being an Introvert was Abnormal” An interview with a loner.
Detecting misinformation can improve memory later on Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. Research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that people who actually notice that the misinformation [...]
Understanding the causes of neurological abnormalities that result from premature birth In the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology, new research from the University of Chicago shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects. “There has been a lot of focus on the central nervous system and we know that these infants do not myelinate [...]
Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add poor psychological health to the list, a Cornell University researcher says. A sweeping new study, conducted by following participants over a 15-year period, is the first to show that childhood poverty [...]
Scientists take step toward mapping how the brain stores memories A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on how the brain stores memories. The research, published recently in the journal eLife, is the first to demonstrate that the same brain region can both motivate a learned behavior and suppress that same behavior. “We behave the way we do [...]
Stuttering linked to reduced blood flow in area of brain associated with language A study led by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles demonstrates what lead investigator Bradley Peterson, MD, calls “a critical mass of evidence” of a common underlying lifelong vulnerability in both children and adults who stutter. They discovered that regional cerebral blood flow is reduced in the Broca’s area – the region in the frontal [...]
C'mon, Do Postpartum Women Really Need Therapy? Connecting with a therapist who knows what is going on with you right now provides clarification and essential reassurance
How DBT Can Help You Get What You Want In a world where communication is available at our fingertips in an instance true connection and communication appear to be lacking. We have social media, instant messaging, texting, screen shots, and all variety of digital screen-to-screen interactions. This can make face-to-face interaction feel more difficult … ...
Eva Amurri in “Emotionally Bad Place” After Son’s Injury... Eva Amurri grew up in the spotlight, even if it was not shining directly on her. With a mother as famous as Susan Sarandon, Amurri understands that, with fame, there … ...
'Sesame Street' rolls out kindness carpet The newest season of this children's program comes as part of a larger bid to bring kindness front and center — and to be intentional about it.
Is Guilt Affecting How You Manage Your Child's ScreenTime? Parental guilt can undermine the best of intentions when it comes to restricting children's screentime. Here's how to give guilt the boot.
4 Ingredients to Create Your Ideal Career Do you jump out of bed in the morning and rush to a job you love? For many people work is just a way to pay the bills and survive, … ...
Exercise Can Improve the Quality of Life in People... A recent study has shown that exercise improves the physical and psychological quality of life in people suffering with depression. Whilst exercise is considered to be a good anti-depressant for depression, little research has been conducted into its effect on the different domains of Quality … ...
Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.
“Ow!” My New Favorite All-Purpose Word Last month I attended a festive family holiday gathering. While there, I spent some time hanging out with the younger set, who were keen to explain critical elements of their … ...
Ayn Rand, Rebellious One Who was this austere, idealistic intellectual?
Why Hillary Clinton Won the Popular Vote There were two surprises in the 2016 election. Some little known but important social psychological research can help us explain both.
Sex hormone-sensitive gene complex linked to premenstrual mood disorder Researchers have discovered molecular mechanisms that may underlie a woman's susceptibility to disabling irritability, sadness, and anxiety in the days leading up to her menstrual period. In women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), they found dysregulated expression in a sex hormone-responsive gene complex which adds to evidence that PMDD is a disorder of cellular response to estrogen and progesterone.
Clinton Psychoanalyzed by Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence can predict people's personality traits and psychological states from social media text. This week, we profile Hillary Clinton.
Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children’s neural basis of empathy Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child’s susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. Since 15-18% of women in industrial societies and up to 30% in developing countries suffer from maternal depression, it is of clinical and public health concern to understand the effects of maternal depression on children’s development.