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Saying sorry not enough when trust or gender roles broken — just ask Clinton and Trump Public figures such as United States presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may have to do a lot more than just say sorry to win back public trust after a misdeed, said a York University researcher whose study on trust was published today. “Whether it’s a boss, co-worker or the public, saying sorry is [...]
Study on attractiveness of beards finds women most attracted to men with stubble New research suggests that women tend to find beardedness attractive when judging long-term relationships, perhaps as a signal of formidability among males and the potential to provide direct benefits, such as enhanced fertility and survival, to females. For the study, investigators used computer graphic manipulation to morph male faces varying in facial hair from clean-shaven, [...]
Should gay candidates come out of the (political) closet? New study says yes Drastic shifts in public opinion in the last decade have seen an uptick in gay and lesbian candidates running for — and winning — public office as never before. But experts often advise even openly gay and lesbian candidates to downplay their sexual orientation or risk losing votes. Now, a new study by David Niven, [...]
Researchers find evidence of ‘hidden hearing loss’ in college-age human subjects Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear have, for the first time, linked symptoms of difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments with evidence of cochlear synaptopathy, a condition known as “hidden hearing loss,” in college-age human subjects with normal hearing sensitivity. In a study of young adults who may regularly overexpose their ears to loud sounds, [...]
Study details Zika virus disrupting fetal brain development during pregnancy For the first time, abnormal brain development following a Zika infection during pregnancy has been documented experimentally in the offspring of a non-human primate. The researchers’ observations of how Zika virus arrested fetal brain formation in a pigtail macaque could provide a model for testing therapeutic interventions. The findings are reported Sept. 12 in the [...]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Coping with Trauma The original 2015 Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper, is pure comedy at its finest as quirky — and certainly bubbly — 29 year-old Kimmy Schmidt moves from Indiana to New York City for a fresh start. She finds a home with Titus, … ...
20 Journaling Prompts to Help You Know and Accept... Journaling is one of my favorite therapeutic interventions.  There’s something almost magical about putting pen to paper and seeing what emerges. Writing takes all of the things that are jumbled … ...
The Curiousity Gap We’ve all seen those headlines on our Facebook feed: “It was an ordinary day, but you won’t believe what happens next…” You click on it — hence the nickname “click … ...
I’m Passing My Worst Traits Onto My Children One of the best parts about being a parent is being able to see ourselves through our child’s eyes.  They model our behavior, speak the way that we speak, and … ...
Muscular dystrophy-causing receptor has broader role in brain development Dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development, researchers have discovered.
Genetic causes of small head size share common mechanism Microcephaly is a rare disorder that stunts brain development in utero, resulting in babies with abnormally small heads. The Zika virus is one environmental cause of this devastating condition, but genetic defects can cause microcephaly, too. A new study examining three genetic causes of microcephaly in mice suggests one common mechanism through which the disorder could arise. The results could enhance understanding of microcephaly and other neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
Do You Suffer From Boy Scout Brain? Having just passed the anniversary of 9/11 and the terror brought to so many individuals and families, I thought it may be appropriate to discuss Hypervigilance. Hypervigilance can be a … ...
5 Ways to Tell if You Have “Boy Scout Brain”   Having just passed the anniversary of 9/11 and the terror brought to so many individuals and families, I thought it may be appropriate to discuss Hypervigilance. Hypervigilance can be … ...
9 Things You Must Stop Saying to Someone with... Sure, the thought counts. So think twice. I have clinical depression. It’s been a part of my life since I hit puberty. I have had highs and lows and will continue to have them throughout my life. I’m an adult, I’m in treatment, and years … ...
Cannabis Shown To Have This Mental Cost For First Time Occasional cannabis users were tested along with those addicted to the drug. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Mental Illness and Dating: 11 Key Things to Consider Dating and starting a new relationship can be an extremely fun and exciting time in our lives, however, when you have a mental illness the process of dating and relationships … ...
A Post-Racial America? America in 2016 offers a sign post on the path from thousands of years of separation through centuries of conflict and exploitation towards a hopeful human family reunion.
Scratch Head Lice Myths Quickly and Easily   Remember when Tim Robbins’ character was “deloused” in Shawshank Redemption? With his skin burning and nearly blond from the powder the guards threw on him, he shuffled, naked, down … ...
Loving Money Makes People Objectify Others Here are the only two things you really need to know about money: Our society is based on money. Money doesn’t always bring out the best in people. Put these together, and you can see why money causes all sorts of problems in both person-to-person relationships and in society on...
Study Tips From Highly Effective Students — and Teachers...   Experts advise educators and instructors to engage with a student who appears to be having continual problems studying. These include: 1. Ask How the Child Has Been Preparing Ask … ...