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Political conservatives more likely to stigmatize the mentally ill, study finds Political conservatives tend to hold more negative stereotypes of people with mental illnesses, in comparison to moderates and liberals, which may lead them to engage in more discrimination against the mentally ill, according to a study published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. Serious mental illnesses, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, panic [...]
In the classroom: Narcissistic boys more likely to bully than narcissistic girls Past studies have shown a positive relationship between narcissism in youth and ringleader bullying. However, most past research lacks a longitudinal component; that is, these studies did not follow the same group of participants over time. In a new study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, researchers sought to find out if longitudinal studies of this [...]
What to Eat to Sleep Better Want to sleep better and lose weight? Eating a high-protein diet could be the answer. A new study from a researcher at Purdue University finds that overweight and obese adults … ...
Vascular brain injury evident in people in their 40s For the first time, a large study has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Will Home Genetic Tests Become Commonplace? Are you curious about your genetic inheritance? Attempts to quell this curiosity at home with a genetic test are doomed to failure.
The ‘Not Face’ is a universal part of language, study suggests Researchers have identified a single, universal facial expression that is interpreted across many cultures as the embodiment of negative emotion. The look proved identical for native speakers of English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language (ASL). It consists of a furrowed brow, pressed lips and raised chin, and because we make it when we [...]
Connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows how brain circuits are wired Even the simplest networks of neurons in the brain are composed of millions of connections, and examining these vast networks is critical to understanding how the brain works. An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid, Wei Chung Allen Lee and Vincent Bonin from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Harvard Medical School [...]
Study: CEO personality traits play role in incentive pay, compensation Companies appear to structure compensation contracts and incentive pay based on a manager’s personality traits, and not just firm characteristics, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Vikram Nanda, O.P. Jindal Distinguished Chair of finance and managerial economics in the Naveen Jindal School of Management, said there are divergent [...]
Study: Autism intervention studies lack diversity Autism affects children from all walks of life, and education professionals need scientifically based interventions to help those affected develop reading and other life skills. However, a recent study has found that the research used to identify “evidence-based practices” very rarely reports racial and ethnic status of its participants. That presents a problem because response [...]
Structure of Parkinson’s protein could lead to new diagnostic and treatment options Chemists have identified the complex chemical structure of the protein that stacks together to form fibrils in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients. Armed with this knowledge, researchers can identify specific targets for diagnosis and treatment. University of Illinois chemists, collaborating with peers at the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and Queen Mary University of [...]
8 Ways to Make Free-Time Fun a Priority Fielding nonstop phone calls, juggling multiple projects, keeping the kids on schedule, making sure to eat and occasionally exercise leaves little time for the fun stuff you’d much rather do. While everyday obligations can and do take precedence, it’s also important to carve out time … ...
Expectation may be essential to memory formation A theory that links memory encoding to expectations of future relevance may better explain how human memory works, according to a team of Penn State psychologists. Modern psychology posits two major theories to explain the mechanisms of how memories are formed. The first is object-based encoding, storing all information about an object in working memory. [...]
Was It Love at First Sight? Do you remember the first time you met your partner? Was it love at first sight?
Positive Thinking, Young Love: The Peanut Butter and Jelly... It is hard to always be positive all the time. I fight with it daily. Nevertheless, I have to keep reminding myself if I see everything negatively, I WILL feel the negative effects … ...
An Ode to C-section Mothers Women can be proud of having a C-section!
Building a Private Practice- Real Life Stories Featuring Rebecca... Here is the interview with Rebecca Wong, LCSW:  Kelly: Hey, guys. Welcome to another episode of Real Life Stories, Building a Private Practice. I’m joined today by the amazing Rebecca Wong. She’s an LCSW in New York and the founder of Connectfulness. Welcome. Rebecca: Thanks, Kelly. … ...
People with less active social lives may be happier, if they are intelligent The "paleo happiness" theory suggests that people with high IQs could be better off living in cities and spending less time with friends.
Marriage Is Over, and Not Just in Iceland Iceland, it seems, is done with marriage. So says CNN in the article, “Is marriage outdated in Iceland?” My inbox is filling up with “did-you-see-this” emails and the article has … ...
Fathers and the Mother-Daughter Dynamic: 3 Common Roles... The relationship between a father and his daughter is often complicated because it reflects not just the father’s temperament and personality, his own emotional history, his vision of parenting, but … ...
Communication Mistakes and Solutions Communication Mistakes 1) You talk too much! When you talk about something that is sensitive, personal and difficult, you may talk around the subject, not being specific, trying to be … ...