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Remembering Under Pressure People often justify procrastination by claiming that they "work better under pressure." New research indicates that, in some kinds of tasks, there may be some truth to that claim.
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What We Get Wrong about the Attachment Relationships of... Americans share many beliefs about single people, and just about all of the negative ones turn out to be wrong. They are stereotypes, not facts. So sure are we about … ...
5 More Strategies for Helping Your Teen Strengthen Their... It’s important for teens to have a solid self-worth. It’s important for them to know that they matter and are already lovable and worthy. Because when kids have a shaky sense of worth, they may latch onto toxic people and make poor decisions. They may … ...
Moving From Stabilization to Self-Actualization “The child in each of us Knows paradise. Paradise is home. Home as it was Or home as it should have been.  Paradise is one’s own place, One’s own people, One’s own world, Knowing and known, Perhaps even Loving and loved.  Yet every child Is … ...
Healthy Communication Good communicators pay attention to the tone of the words and the nonverbal cues of the speaker. Sometimes, these things undermine the actual meaning of the words themselves. For instance, … ...
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Heart rate study suggests perfectionists don’t really try harder The desire to produce perfect results in every situation can have both adaptive and dysfunctional outcomes. On the positive side, perfectionism is known to be associated with better performances on tests and other assignments. It has been theorized that these results may be facilitated by increased effort, in comparison to non-perfectionist and maladaptive perfectionists. Existing [...]
Taking and sharing smartphone selfies can boost positive feelings Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile [...]
Response to common schizophrenia, bipolar treatment drug is dictated by gene type A drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene, suggests a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The drug—a mood stabilizer called valproate—is commonly prescribed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, though its mechanism of [...]
Imaging study examines effects of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues. In two newly-published studies, the researchers examined – with [...]
Employees negatively affected by political talk at work This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers, some of whom report feeling stressed, argumentative and less productive because of political discussions on the job, according to a survey released today by the American Psychological Association. More than 1 in 4 younger employees reported feeling stressed out because of political discussions [...]
Sound-meaning similarities found across thousands of languages In a study that shatters a cornerstone concept in linguistics, an analysis of nearly two-thirds of the world’s languages shows that humans tend to use the same sounds for common objects and ideas, no matter what language they’re speaking. Published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the research demonstrates a robust [...]
New study finds link between the way people walk and aggression The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study from the University of Portsmouth has found. The researchers from the Department of Psychology assessed the personalities of 29 participants, before using motion capture technology to record them walking on a treadmill at their natural speed. The study found [...]
When Stress is Making You Irritable People have all sorts of reactions to stress. One that is often under-recognized is irritability. You might think that other people have just become more annoying lately, but nope. It’s … ...
More difficult to achieve controlled drinking than to give up alcohol entirely People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish to learn to drink in moderation are not as successful, even when they are treated by a [...]
Mothering with OCD: You Can Call Me Crazy if... Day One: They say my soul is troubled and I imagine it stumbling through an alley somewhere, barefoot and drunk with no idea how to get home. “But beautiful,” they add, and I imagine it with lipstick. Maybe eyeliner too — something bold and daring. … ...
Excessive television watching in early childhood predicts social impairment during adolescence Results of new study led by Linda Pagani, professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Psychoeducation, show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour toward other students at age 13. “It is unclear to what extent excessive televiewing in [...]
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Imaging the effects of hunger on the brain's response to food cues Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues. In two newly-published studies, the researchers examined – with unprecedented resolution – the brain circuits responsible for the differences in the way the brain responds to visual food cues during hunger versus satiety.