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Spanking Doesn’t Cure ADHD Here’s a big surprise for some folks. There’s no cure for ADHD. It’s entirely possible that those who believe that ADHD can be cured are being confused by some misunderstanding … ...
Psychiatry Research Updates: Youth Primary Care and Aggression... PRIMARY CARE How Many Teens Actually Go When Referred for Mental Health Services? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends mental health screening as a standard part of well-child physicals. A recent study of adolescents looked at how often they are referred for mental health services … ...
How Are Older Americans Living — and How Do... This is not your grandmother’s generation. You are not going to find today’s seniors living out their lives in nursing homes, listless and bored. In fact, older Americans are among … ...
APA Joins Interprofessional Education Collaborative Organization dedicated to improving patient care adds new members
Why Some People Resist Change A poignant narrative is embedded within Mary Chapin Carpenter’s song, “The Shelter Of Storms.” I speculate that she writes of a character who resists change; so much, in fact, that he runs towards the “storm” — the pain of it all. You always had the … ...
Mood Alteration and Other Signs of Testosterone Deficiency in... As men age, their testosterone level decreases. However, some young and middle-aged men also suffer testosterone deficiency for a variety of reasons. Let’s define low testosterone and take a look … ...
Bullies and Bulimia It’s a stereotype that Hollywood has portrayed time and again: The schoolyard bully, who is always bigger — both in height and girth — than the meek children that are … ...
What Happens to Abused Children When They Become Adults... Child abuse, in any form, is an ugly thing. While ill-treatment of children is turning into a topic that more people talk about openly, it is still underreported to authorities. … ...
How a waste product of exercise protects neurons from trauma damage Researchers led by EPFL have found how lactate, a waste product of glucose metabolism can protect neurons from damage following acute trauma such as stroke or spinal cord injury. Stroke or spinal cord injury can cause nerve cells to receive excessive stimulation, which ultimately damages and even kills them. This process is known as excitotoxicity, [...]
Does sexual violence alter the female brain? Rutgers scientists have taken a step toward understanding how sexual aggression alters the female brain. In a recent study in Scientific Reports, lead author Tracey Shors, professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience in the School of Arts and Sciences, discovered that prepubescent female rodents paired with sexually experienced males had [...]
Electrical brain rhythm unites memories and sensations Regions of the brain can “dance” on their own but when they work together they fall in step to a well-timed choreography: according to a study just published in PLOS Biology, when a rat is engaged in a sensory recognition task and needs to make a spatial choice based on previous knowledge, the sensory, motor, [...]
Are big-city transportation systems too complex for human minds? Are big-city transportation systems too complex for human minds? Many of us know the feeling of standing in front of a subway map in a strange city, baffled by the multicolored web staring back at us and seemingly unable to plot a route from point A to point B. Now, a team of physicists and [...]
Here are 7 wacky psychology findings from early 2016 We have barely made inroads into 2016, but we’ve already learned a number a strange things about our mind and our behavior. Here’s a sample of some odd psychology studies from the past two months. 1.) ‘Tripping’ and domestic violence Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin and LSD appear to have therapeutic potential for reducing intimate partner [...]
When negotiating, it pays to know your customer A new study of the time-honored tradition of haggling over new car prices shows that sales personnel who are trained to understand a customer’s price sensitivity will strike a better deal for their employers. Three faculty members from the sales and marketing department of the University of Bochum, Germany, investigated how well car salespeople were [...]
What’s love got to do with it? Drinking, smoking and teen romance Research published in the International Journal of Adolescence and Youth has examined whether the desire for romance leads to increased substance alcohol or tobacco use in adolescents. Wura Jacobs, Kwon Chan Jeon, Patricia Goodson & Thomas W. Valente studied over 1,100 Grade 10 pupils in Los Angeles, USA examining whether an association could be drawn [...]
Antibody can provide a more exact Alzheimer’s diagnosis than brain imaging with radioactive tracers For the first time, researchers have succeeded in passing an antibody through the blood-brain barrier to act as a tracer for PET imaging of the brain. This resulted in more precise information being obtained than with regular radioactive tracers. The study provides hope for more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease and improvements in [...]
We Need to Value Intellectual Integrity Intellectual integrity is a core human value. It is a deep concern that Trump wears his disdain for intellectual integrity on his sleeve.
Online dating has become a hobby — one that is often not even that fun The scene described in Nancy Jo Sales’s huge Tinder report published in Vanity Fair magazine featured groups of twenty-something friends and colleagues in a Manhattan bar relaxing after work. But rather than socialising with each other they were engrossed in the more private world of their mobile phones, seeking something completely personal: a sexual partner [...]
‘Virginity’ isn’t a real thing Virginity is a concept that many cultures have prized for a long time. Though the term “virgin” is used to describe both men and women who have not had a physical sexual experience, women seem to be the only ones responsible for protecting it. The construct of sexual purity and virginity should be defined by [...]
Body language, decoded: 3 signs of attraction on a date Let’s just put it out there; first dates are stressful. We’re constantly second-guessing ourselves, as well as the other person’s intentions. Are they interested in me? Am I even interested in them? All the while, we hide these thoughts behind nervous laughter. When the moment to part ways comes, we’re not even sure if we [...]