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Persistent childbirth pain increases risk of postnatal depression New research shows that women who experience persistent childbirth pain are more likely to develop postnatal depression following the birth of their child.
Your dog really does know what you’re saying The brain activity of dogs was scanned to determine that they can process words’ meaning and the emotion used to speak them.
Clinton & Trump: Inside Out Imagine the inner dialogue of Clinton and Trump.
The Protective Power of “I’m Crazy” Why and when trauma clients believe that they must be crazy.
Does music affect meal duration and food intake? Different emotion-arousing music does not affect food consumption but both listening to English songs and unfamiliar background music leads to longer meal times, according to a study published this March in Psychology of Music. The findings may be beneficial for helping to promote or decrease food intake in many clinical and non-clinical settings. Music has [...]
What your choice of smartphone says about you Choice of smartphone provides valuable information about its owner. This is one of the findings of a doctoral study conducted by Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln’s School of Psychology. She is presenting her work today, Thursday 1 September, to the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section annual conference in Cardiff. Miss Shaw and her [...]
Parents’ psychiatric disease linked to kids’ risk of suicide attempt, violent offending Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents’ psychiatric disorders, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. Suicide and violent behaviors can cluster within families, possibly because of genetics, epigenetics, and social and environmental influences. Roger T. Webb, Ph.D., of the University of Manchester, England, [...]
Antibody reduces harmful brain amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients Although the causes of Alzheimer’s disease are still unknown, it is clear that the disease commences with progressive amyloid deposition in the brains of affected persons between ten and fifteen years before the emergence of initial clinical symptoms such as memory loss. Researchers have now been able to show that Aducanumab, a human monoclonal antibody, [...]
Scientists show that a ‘Superman’ disguise could actually work Researchers at the University of York have shown that small alterations to a person’s appearance, such as wearing glasses, can significantly hinder positive facial identification. The research has the potential to contribute to future policies concerning photo identification, such as drivers’ licences or passports, where an individual has to be matched correctly to their image [...]
Insecure childhood can make dealing with stress harder in adulthood Imagine two candidates at a high stakes job interview. One of them handles the pressure with ease and sails through the interview. The other candidate, however, feels very nervous and under-performs. Why do some people perform better than others under emotionally stressful conditions? The clue might lie in early childhood experiences, a recent study published [...]
Researchers predict onset of Alzheimer’s disease with 85 percent accuracy A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, the group of researchers from Cardiff University, King’s College London and the University of Oxford studied blood from 292 individuals with the earliest [...]
Study: Feeling heavy, light, or about right? Your genes may be to blame Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. “This study is the first to show that genes may influence how people [...]
New study finds connection between chronic pain and anxiety disorders New research provides insight into a long-observed, but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety and offers a potential target for treatment. The study’s findings, published as an Article in Press in Biological Psychiatry, show that increased expression of PACAP – a peptide neurotransmitter the body releases in response to stress – is also increased [...]
Motivating eco-friendly behaviors depends on cultural values The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that individual concern is more strongly associated with motivation to act in [...]
Military should address gender stereotypes when integrating combat roles, study finds Even though the Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, two University of Kansas researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on changing significant cultural aspects to fully integrate women in the armed forces. “The challenging work begins during policy implementation, which includes breaking down assumptions that [...]
Beware of Narcissists Bearing Gifts When a narcissist gives you a gift, they are really giving a gift to themselves.
Don’t Take Gifts from Narcissists Even when narcissists give you gifts, they are really giving gifts to themselves.
The Headache From Hell I have a headache pretty much every day for the past 2 months. I know, I know – I have gone on and on about med changes but seriously, since … ...
It Isn’t Our Fault: Being in Love with a Narcissist Note: Although I share thoughts from personal experience and refer to the narcissist as male, narcissism is not discriminatory. Maybe you are feeling a desperate need to try and salvage a relationship you intuitively know is unhealthy and imbalanced; or maybe you are wondering why … ...
Study on multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis supports improved education of clinicians A new study defines the current problems that lead patients to be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the possible reasons why they are misdiagnosed.