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Psychological link found between climate change denial and belief in free market economics Americans may be more likely to accept the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and its potentially devastating effects if they believe the economy is strong and stable, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. The findings may help explain why many Americans haven’t been swayed by public education and advocacy efforts [...]
Study suggests bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism A new study suggests there may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism. The study, by researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and published recently in JAMA Psychiatry, adds [...]
Study suggests a positive attitude is evolutionarily advantageous The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Having a positive attitude could be evolutionarily advantageous, according to Cornell researchers who simulated generations of evolution in a computational model. The findings offer scientific support to the ancient philosophical insights from China, Greece and India, which encourage cultivating long-term contentment [...]
Women ratchet themselves up the social ladder one high heel at a time Fashion seems to embrace two opposite goals–fitting in with the crowd and standing out from it. Now new research reveals that the choice to fit in or stand out depends on who exactly the crowd is – and the size of their high heels. That is, women adjust their fashion to look similar to the [...]
What is so important about a Man’s Emotions? Your feelings are related to both your mind and body. Yet, like so many of the concepts that guide your life, emotions are intangible. There is no one-way to define … ...
Three Common Mind Traps that Sink Happiness There’s a funny print cartoon that has a man and woman sitting on the couch staring at a TV screen and the caption below reads, “It’s 12 O’clock, do you know … ...
Heavy Metal Music Might Actually Help You Calm Down Headbangers unite! As someone who isn’t a fan of Rush but has attended a concert of theirs, I can say with certainty that if you’re not into hard rock or heavy metal music, the sound of it can drive you insane. However, if extreme music … ...
Is a Philosophy Degree Useful? If your son or daughter comes home and informs you that they want to major in philosophy, don't panic! They'll be able to do much more than ask about french fries.
Bipolar Treatment Is More Than Just Tools To Lower... In 1964 I was 8 years old. Back then you could take a car out of park without needing a key. I did that by mistake once and it taught … ...
Fresh Truth Potion No. 11 Truth is the light you can use to find your way out of darkness. Turn on the truth-light! You can start over as many times as you need to. Even … ...
The contented shall inherit the Earth: The glum? Not so much The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Researchers say having a positive attitude is advantageous in a computational model that simulates evolution.
Blame On The Train Does it seem like today people reflexively blame others for everything, including their very own, personal states of mind?...
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives Attitudes towards Muslims and toward immigrants were more negative following the attacks than before, but only among liberals.
4 Natural Supplements Found To Boost Antidepressant Effectiveness Antidepressants are more effective in concert with four common dietary supplements -- evidence from 40 clinical trials. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
The Enmeshed Mother: A Daughter Trapped While the daughter of a dismissive mother suffers because she’s ignored and can end up caught in a cycle of behaviors meant to elicit her mother’s attention—either highly constructive or … ...
To help students learn, engage the emotions Research shows learning happens when there is an emotional connection to what might otherwise remain abstract concepts, ideas or skills.
Video game could help doctors diagnose dementia Scientists can use the data generated in the game to gain insight into spatial navigation abilities — one of the first skills lost at the onset of dementia.
Researchers prove utility of imaging tool in surgeon's hand Researchers have demonstrated the utility of new brain tumor imaging tool in the surgeon's hand. This research largely focuses on new means to incorporate imaging methods to view cells of brain tumors with a hand held instrument that a neurosurgeon can use to visualize the individual cells during the progress of the operation.
Alcohol makes you momentarily happier but not more satisfied Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol -- but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.
Our brain suppresses perception related to heartbeat, for our own good Researchers have discovered that the human brain suppresses the sensory effects of the heartbeat. They believe that this mechanism prevents internal sensations from interfering with the brain's perception of the external world. This mechanism could also have something to do with anxiety disorders.