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Social eating leads to overeating, especially among men Gorging at a holiday meal or friend’s BBQ might have more to do with your ego than the quality of the food — especially if you’re a man. A new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study finds that men are at particular risk of overeating in social situations even when there is no incentive to [...]
Want to give a good gift? Think past the ‘big reveal’ Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season, according to a new research article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research, led by Jeff Galak (Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business) and co-authors Elanor Williams (Indiana University Kelley School of [...]
Improving child-teacher interactions can reduce preschoolers’ stress levels A school-based intervention that promotes warm and caring interactions between a teacher and child can reduce the child’s stress in the classroom, a new study has found. The intervention was designed for teachers of preschool-aged children and focused on fostering close teacher-child relationships through one-on-one play. Children who participated in the intervention showed reduced levels [...]
The role of spirituality in treating postpartum depression in mothers of color Churches and other faith-based communities are an untapped resource that health-care providers should consider when suggesting treatment options for African-American and Latina mothers who have histories of postpartum depression (PPD), according to the findings of a newly published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. “There is nothing ambiguous about it,” said Robert Keefe, [...]
Children’s early math knowledge related to later achievement Educators, policymakers, and parents have begun to focus more on children’s math learning in the earliest years. Yet parents and teachers still find it challenging to know which kinds of early math skills merit attention in the classroom. Determining how to help children achieve in math is important, particularly for children from low-income families who [...]
Study: The rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth. In the study, individuals were able [...]
What You’re Doing Wrong When Forming Your Goals Goals and habits are strongly correlated. Everyone has goals that they would like to achieve, but most put it off for some day rather than putting a plan in place. This article will help you to break down your goals so that they are much … ...
Five Reliable Ways to Cultivate More Mindfulness How to Cultivate More Mindfulness Are you wondering how to get more mindfulness in your life? There’s always a chance to start anew and create positive connections between you and your … ...
Being Asperger’s or NLD For The Holidays When decorations are in every store, the holiday season is in full swing and people with Asperger’s Syndrome or NLD of all ages face LOTS of challenges. Navigating these challenges … ...
Autism brain response theory a dead end A new study challenges the hypothesis that nerve cells in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders do not reliably and consistently respond to external stimuli.
Ho! Ho! Who? How Kids Understand Live Santa Clauses In December, Santa is everywhere—malls, parades, and parties. But how do kids understand this live magical man? Experiences, more than age, seem to matter for understanding.
Ho! Ho! Who? How Kids Understand Live Santa Clauses! In December, Santa is everywhere--malls, parades, and parties. But how do kids understand this live magical man? Experiences, more than age, seem to matter for understanding.
Naomi Judd on “Severe Depression,” Needing “Break” From Daughter... There was a time when the Judds were really one of the most successful, fierce groups in country music. It was like this mother/daughter duo were a twanging answer to … ...
When Introversion Is Just the Easy Answer It might seem an easy and unthreatening scapegoat for relationship problems, but identifying introversion is only the beginning of the discussion.
How to Date an Introvert Introversion can be an easy scapegoat for relationship problems, but it's only the beginning of the discussion.
9 Social Anxiety Facts You Must Know Around 50% of people consider themselves shy, but social anxiety is more than that. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Symptom of the Day: Grandiosity Grandiosity is one of the seven symptoms of a manic or hypomanic episode in bipolar disorder, though it is also present in several mental illnesses including schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. … ...
What Makes Your Introversion Unique? 5 Ways to Tell There are several ways to distinguish one introvert from another. All the same, this personality trait can be extremely tricky to define, for it embodies multiple dimensions.
Help Your Anxious Child Survive and Thrive Through the... What could go wrong with holiday songs, gifts and yummy treats? Actually lots can go wrong if you have anxious kids. Any alteration from a predictable routine can make anxious … ...
Which Emotions Are the Most Contagious? Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering which emotions are the most communicable, for humans and for other animals....