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Got Loyalty? Linda: Dictionary.com defines loyalty as “faithfulness to commitments or obligations”. I much prefer to think of loyalty in terms of commitments that are freely chosen, rather than obligations that have … ...
Pain study links children’s fear of needles to parent behavior More than half of children are scared of needles; York University researchers have found a strong connection between this fear in anticipation of a jab and their parents’ behaviour during infant vaccinations. Psychology Professor Rebecca Pillai Riddell’s lab investigated factors contributing to the anxiety that preschoolers experience in anticipation of pain when getting their vaccines. [...]
Financial status affects success of students with learning disabilities College students who receive special accommodations because of a learning disability say they have less difficulty completing assignments and more contact with faculty outside of class than peers who don’t receive extra help. A new study by the University of Iowa, however, found that only one third of undergraduates from 11 universities who reported having [...]
Kids who text and watch TV simultaneously more likely to underperform at school The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. More time spent multitasking between different types of media is also associated with greater impulsivity and a poorer working memory in adolescents, says Amy [...]
Autism classification system defines levels of social communication functioning Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers at the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University have developed an autism classification system that defines levels of social communications ability among those with [...]
How ‘safety behaviors’ could be used to calm an anxious mind Anxiety disorders and related problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most common mental health conditions. At least one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. While effective therapies for these often-debilitating disorders exist, many sufferers find them very difficult to engage with or complete. This prompted researchers at Concordia University [...]
Analysis finds no evidence that ‘grit’ improves performance There are many paths to success, but the significance of grit in helping you reach that goal has been greatly overstated, says an Iowa State University psychologist. Marcus Credé, an assistant professor who studies techniques to improve academic performance, and his colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of all prior research on grit. Their results, to be [...]
Six tips to get rid of that song stuck in your head: Here’s how to eradicate earworms Are you imagining music in your head? If so, it’s probably a certain Kylie Minogue hit. Sorry. But hopefully, once you’ve read this, you’ll be in a better position than you were before to get rid of it, or any other imaginary music playing on repeat in your mind’s ear. Research suggests that “earworms” – [...]
New insight from mice shows how depression and antidepressant drugs work New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and brings together two hypotheses for the cause of depression. The research, led by Bernhard Lüscher, professor of biology and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State University, is in press and will be published in the [...]
Why your friends have more friends than you do No matter how smart and funny you think you are, those you follow on Twitter really do have a larger following than you. And the same holds true for Facebook. But there is no reason to feel badly about any of this, according to Naghmeh Momeni Taramsari, who is currently working on her PhD in [...]
How to Naturally Manage Pain   In your search to find more natural healing techniques and natural complements to good health, you would do well to examine the ancient medicinal systems of the Chinese. Chinese … ...
Binge Eating Disorder: Interview with Author Dr. Hilda Lee... “You’re too thin; eat a cheeseburger!” “You’re too fat; just push away from the table!” People just can’t win with the matter of body image and weight. Many assume that … ...
Want to Lose Weight? Four Ways to Get Some... When it comes to weight loss, the answer is never simple. Even with the wealth of data available today, weight loss experts, health practitioners, life coaches, and even motivational gurus still … ...
The 6 Most Important Factors for an Effective Apology Just saying “sorry” isn’t enough. As humans, we make mistakes all the time, and sometimes these mistakes lead to hurting someone or causing harm. Maybe you messed up at work and sent a client the wrong form, or perhaps you borrowed your roommate’s car only … ...
Calling the Holocaust "Bullying" Is Offensive Experts who call the Holocaust "bullying" are wrong. They are trivializing genocide and catastrophizing bullying. Genocide is actually victim behavior.
Where Does Your Power Begin? The most meaningful question in many cases isn't nature vs. nurture, as much as do we believe in free will and choice?...
Break Down Your Walls… We all have invisible walls that we put up on a daily basis to protect ourselves from being hurt or embarrassed.  Some people put up a wall when they start … ...
How depression and antidepressant drugs work New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease. The brings together two hypotheses: 1) that depression results from deficits in GABA signaling and 2) that depression results from deficits in glutamate signaling. It shows that the depression-like behavior in the research mice results from the reduction of both GABA and glutamate, and importantly, that both can be restored with a single dose of ketamine.
How to Reduce The Risk of Malnutrition in Those... As anyone who has a loved one in a nursing home knows, mealtimes are highly anticipated. Residents make their way to the dining hall early, often clogging up the entry … ...
From drug of abuse to a glimpse into depression Ketamine, a synthetic analogue of PCP, has recently taken the spotlight as a novel, fast-acting antidepressant. However, experts say that more research on usage of ketamine as an antidepressant is needed.