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The Difference Between ADHD Boys and ADHD Girls A lot of us know the symptoms of ADHD (see The Three Different Types of ADHD), but not many people know that ADHD often manifests differently in boys and girls. … ...
People with wider mouths are better leaders, study finds People with wide mouths are perceived by others to be better leaders than people with narrow mouths, and also perform better on real-world tests of leadership effectiveness in business and politics, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. There is substantial evidence that physical appearances play a role in who people [...]
Young transgender women face mental health risks Other recent research suggests that when transgender children feel supported in their transition, their mental health doesn't suffer.
Beyond the catchphrase The pain and intransigence of obsessive-compulsive disorder motivates researchers plumbing its depths.
Do Transparency and Vulnerability Go Hand In Hand? “We have no secrets. We tell each other most everything. About the lovers in our past and why they didn’t last. Sometimes I wish, often I wish, that I never … ...
Hunting the genetic signs of postpartum depression with an iPhone app Scientists begin a project that will use an iPhone app to recruit women who have had postpartum depression for a study of the disorder’s genetic underpinnings.
What Refugees Can Tell Us About The Future Of Work We can learn from the refugee crisis in Europe to prepare for the looming mental health epidemic, as up to 50 percent of workers are expected to lose their job to automation.
Antipsychotic drugs linked to increased mortality among Parkinson’s disease patients At least half of Parkinson’s disease patients experience psychosis at some point during the course of their illness, and physicians commonly prescribe antipsychotic drugs, such as quetiapine, to treat the condition. However, a new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan Medical School, and [...]
Narcissistic artists sell more art — for more money The pricing of artwork is often left up to the experts, but are they being swayed by unconscious signals the artists may be giving in the presentation of their work? A new study in The European Journal of Finance finds narcissism is positively associated with market performance of artworks, and contradicts previous research that concludes [...]
Autism genes are in all of us, new research reveals New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and ASD-related traits in the wider population, by a team of international researchers including academics from the University of Bristol, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The researchers studied whether there is a genetic relationship [...]
Cognitive psychology experiment reveals the invisible world of human perception Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a built-in ability to stop paying attention to objects that are right in front of them. Perception experts have long known that we see much less of the world than we think [...]
Seeing isn’t required to gesture like a native speaker People the world over gesture when they talk, and they tend to gesture in certain ways depending on the language they speak. Findings from a new study including blind and sighted participants suggest that these gestural variations do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. “Adult speakers [...]
Women with blonde hair are not dumber than other women The “dumb blonde” stereotype is simply wrong, according to a new national study of young baby boomers. The study of 10,878 Americans found that white women who said their natural hair color was blonde had an average IQ score within 3 points of brunettes and those with red or black hair. While jokes about blondes [...]
Better safe than sorry: Babies make quick judgments about adults’ anger Adults often form fast opinions about each other’s personalities, especially when it comes to negative traits. If we see someone argue with another driver over a parking space, for instance, we may assume that person tends to be confrontational. Two new research studies with hundreds of 15-month-old infants demonstrate that babies form similar generalizations about [...]
Beyond Alzheimer’s: Study reveals how mix of brain ailments drives dementia A new analysis based on two long-term aging studies–one of Roman Catholic nuns, the other of Japanese American men–provides what may be the most compelling evidence yet that dementia commonly results from a blend of brain ailments, rather than from a single condition. This is often the case even when an Alzheimer’s diagnosis has been [...]
Online Mindfulness Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Mindfulness Therapy, also known as Mindfulness Meditation Therapy, originally developed by Peter Strong, PhD in the 1980’s, describes a very promising new approach for helping people overcome long-standing problems with … ...
Research offers promising new approach for generalized anxiety disorder Results of a five-year, randomized clinical trial of a new combined treatment approach for severe generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) led by Henny Westra at York University, Toronto, with Michael Constantino at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Martin Antony at Ryerson University, Toronto, suggest that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) improves [...]
#191: Girls and Women and Sexuality-Part Two astrid westvang via Compfight Males and females have different experiences about their sexuality from the beginning of life—differences that are based in their dissimilar anatomy. These distinctions in no way … ...
Sleep suppresses brain rebalancing Why humans and other animals sleep is one of the remaining deep mysteries of physiology. One prominent theory in neuroscience is that sleep is when the brain replays memories “offline” to better encode them (“memory consolidation”). A prominent and competing theory is that sleep is important for re-balancing activity in brain networks that have been [...]