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Study underscores need for health interventions for single parent households in urban subsidized housing programs Single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression, a new study indicates.
Neuroscientists find evidence for 'visual stereotyping' The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain's visual system, prompting us to see others' faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists have found.
Adult brain prunes branched connections of new neurons A new study is first to closely follow development of new neurons in the adult brain, giving potential new insight into neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Emotional expression can be harmful for some military couples after active duty Adapting to life in “normal” society following a lengthy deployment can be difficult for many service members. The challenge can be compounded in partnerships where one member has recently returned from active duty. This places the couple in a complex situation referred to as dyadic coping, where they are impacted by not only their own [...]
What not to say to adoptive parents Adoptive parents need to be patient with stranger's questions, and the public needs to know what is appropriate to ask.
When Mom Plays Favorites: 4 Effects on the Odd... For all that the cultural mythology insists that mothers love all their children equally, the truth is that mothers (and fathers, for that matter) treat their children differently. In fact, … ...
Autistic v. Psychotic Spectrums: Over-lapping or Opposite? The first study to consider both cognitive modes proposed by the diametric model finds evidence of overlap and diametric opposition of autistic as opposed to psychotic traits.
Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s Symptoms Reversed By Compound Hope for a general strategy against neurodegenerative disorders found. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Neuroscientists discover previously unknown function of cannabinoid receptor In the brain, there is a delicate interplay of signaling substances and cellular activity. Scientists have now identified another key player within this ensemble. In a laboratory study they found that the 'cannabinoid type 2 receptor' influences information processing inside the hippocampus. The research results might help advance our understanding of schizophrenia and Alzheimer's, say the authors.
What You Really Lose When You Lose Perspective “What can you do with a person who says that he is absolutely uncertain about everything, and that he is absolutely certain about that?” — Idries Shah Our perspective is how we perceive people, situations, ideas, etc. It’s informed by our personal experience, which makes … ...
The Only Way to Stop Gaining Weight There are many ways to eat healthy but only one way to lose weight. Get back to basics.
When It Comes to Love, What Makes Narcissism So Attractive? In seeking potential mates with just the right amount of healthy narcissism, we risk finding too much.
Feelings Come and Go Teaching CBT or DBT to teens and young adults is a little like teaching surfing. You have to learn to ride things out. Feelings come and go. It’s no longer … ...
Today I Love Community Friends Today I love all my community friends, the ones with whom I share a love of the creative and cultural side of this area. I love that the list includes … ...
TMS and Chronic Cocaine Use – Addiction Cocaine Use Disorder Presents Significant Health Problems Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug An astounding 5-6% of people who began using cocaine 24 hours ago will become long-term users, according … ...
Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread An excellent new book explains how animals and plants exploit and mislead.
Building a Guilt-Free Relationship with Food through Mindful Eating... The primary role of food in young children’s lives is one of sustenance. Young children tend to eat when they’re hungry and push away food when they’re full. Food is a source of nourishment and joy, one of the many joyful things life has to … ...
Out Of Control With ADHD That could be a misleading title, couldn’t it? Who or what is out of control? Is it a result of the ADHD? Or is it just circumstance occurring parallel to … ...
Be Kind and Be Well People try in various ways to lift their spirits. Some common ways are eating your favorite desert, going sky diving, drinking, smoking, telling off your boss, getting a massage or … ...
What Do We Really Know About Hyperactivity? A new meta-analysis published in Clinical Psychology Review is questioning some of the assumptions the DSM makes about hyperactivity, especially the idea that there’s a clear distinction between ADHD’s inattentive … ...