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Inter-Generational Trauma: 5 Ways It Impacts Families Have you ever heard of the terms inter-generational trauma? What about “generational curse?” Inter-generational trauma is a concept developed to help explain years of generational challenges within families. It is the transmission … ...
The idealization of motherhood can undermine women’s abortion rights, researchers say Benevolent sexism predicts attitudes toward abortion, with this being largely explained by attitudes toward motherhood, according to a recent study published this July in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The study provides evidence that the idealization of motherhood can undermines women’s abortion rights. Abortion attitudes are often simplified into a choice between either “pro-life” or [...]
Study finds being in a car can impact distance judgements Few would argue against the role of cars as an indispensable tool in everyday modern life. Still, this characterization is not often considered in experimental investigations. Previous studies have shown that hand tools impact human perceptions of close areas that can be reached by the tool. A 2016 article in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review [...]
Antibody-based drug for multiple sclerosis A research team has developed an antibody with potential therapeutic effects against multiple sclerosis. The study paves the way for a new strategy to control the disease, say the scientists.
How to Prevent an Emotional Meltdown “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything and Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise’. The choice is yours. – Zig Ziglar The alarm clock goes off. You roll over and slowly … ...
Slippery Slope of Anxiety For pretty much my entire adult life, I remember living in fear.  And my greatest, sharpest, most all encompassing fear was of myself.  I was afraid of touching the world.  Both literally, figuratively, and any and all ways in between. It started out that I … ...
Political Indifference: The Real ‘Crazy’ Don’t ask, don’t tell. Naive you, you thought Congress had unceremoniously dumped this relic years ago. Sadly, when it comes to mental health issues among the purported Washington elite, the policy is alive and well. And the American public is complicit. Our politicians, regardless of … ...
The Sleep-Diet Connection Ever notice that when you are tired, you automatically reach for the junk food? Maybe you think the sugar and carbs will give you an energy boost. Maybe you just … ...
Scientists find abnormalities in the ‘insight’ areas of the brain in anorexia Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dangerous, dysfunctional eating habits. In a study of structural brain connectivity led by the University of Illinois at Chicago and UCLA, those participants with anorexia nervosa who scored lowest on a test measuring their [...]
Discovery may lead to a treatment to slow Parkinson’s disease Using a robust model for Parkinson’s disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers and colleagues have discovered an interaction in neurons that contributes to Parkinson’s disease, and they have shown that drugs now under development may block the process. The research team has shown that the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease — a [...]
New research shows men more aggressive on dating sites, women more self-conscious When it comes to messaging users on dating websites, men tend to be more aggressive and contact users they are interested in, whereas women tend to be more conscious of their own attractiveness to other users, according to new research. Using data collected from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, researchers from [...]
Is fiction good for your mental health? How researchers are trying to find out It’s assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. In a Review published on July 19 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, a psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By [...]
Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression The same genes that make us prone to depression could also make us prone to positivity, two psychology researchers have suggested. Professors Elaine Fox, from Oxford University, and Chris Beevers from the University of Texas at Austin reviewed a number of studies for their paper in Molecular Psychiatry. They say that there is a need [...]
Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought. In a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, is also shown that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide attempt, which offers opportunities for prevention. Suicide is a [...]
Selective retention of positive information may be marker for elderly memory loss People who selectively recalled positive information over neutral and negative information performed worse on memory tests conducted by neurobiologists, who said the results suggest that this discriminating remembrance may be a marker for early stages of memory loss in the elderly.
Never Feel Like a Loser Again with the Right... How you did on a test, how well you stick to your diet and how accurately you execute a new recipe is seen differently depending on your locus of control. Who is to blame if you failed the test? Who should be rewarded when you … ...
Deep brain stimulation continues to show promise for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease New research findings have provided further insight into the effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Targeting Shame + Stigma in Addiction Treatment Chronic shame and unworthiness are common among people who struggle with addiction and are often magnified by societal stigmas attached to being an addict. Shame can create barriers to a healthy, values-driven life and make it difficult for people to maintain sobriety. In their chapter … ...
Is fiction good for you? How researchers are trying to find out It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. A psychologist-novelist delves into that issue, arguing that reading or watching narratives may encourage empathy. By exploring the inner lives of characters on the page, readers can form ideas about others' emotions, motives, and ideas, off the page.