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Study finds wearing a bicycle helmet increases risk taking Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that people tended to take bigger risks after putting a bicycle helmet on their head — even though the helmet had nothing to do with the risk involved in their current task. The study, conducted by psychologists Tim Gamble and Ian Walker of the University of Bath, suggests safety equipment could have some unexpected — and ironic — [...]
Is Moving in Together the Same as Marrying? The headline form a recent Washing Post story says living together is pretty much the same as marriage. Is that true? Is moving in together bliss?
14 Evidence-Based Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder... When providing services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important to consider what interventions will be the least intrusive, most appropriate, and most effective. We should also be providing the highest quality services possible that maintain respect and dignity for the individual … ...
Overcoming BPD: 9 New Years Resolutions In dealing with the 9 symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, a regular mindfulness practice can make a lasting impact. Here is a specific practice.
Experiencing physical pain increases empathy towards others People who experience physical pain are more likely to exhibit sympathetic moral judgments, according to an October 2015 study. The pair of studies, published in the Public Library of Science’s journal PLOS One, looked to expand upon previous studies involving pain. “Although empathy for people in pain has been widely studied…few studies have addressed the [...]
Do You Believe Rejections Reveal Your "Fatal Flaws"? Some people take romantic rejection harder than others. New research shows that what you believe about the nature of personality is linked to how well you cope with rejection.
Study shows medical marijuana decreases frequency of migraine headaches Patients diagnosed with migraine headaches saw a significant drop in their frequency when treated with medical marijuana, according to a new study from researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published this week in the journal Pharmacotherapy, examined patients diagnosed with migraines [...]
Mentally challenging activities key to a healthy aging mind One of the greatest challenges associated with the growing numbers of aged adults is how to maintain a healthy aging mind. Taking up a new mental challenge such as digital photography or quilting may help maintain cognitive vitality, say researchers reporting in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. Recent evidence suggests that engaging in enjoyable and enriching [...]
Everyday citizens using Twitter shaped the national discussion about Ferguson police killing The fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a national wave of dialogue and protests, from the streets to social media, as people nation­wide grappled with myriad complex issues, including police use of force, race relations in America, and criminal justice reform. Now, new research from two Northeastern [...]
Poverty linked to childhood depression and changes in brain connectivity Many negative consequences are linked to growing up poor, and researchers at Washington University St. Louis have identified one more: altered brain connectivity. Analyzing brain scans of 105 children ages 7 to 12, the researchers found that key structures in the brain are connected differently in poor children than in kids raised in more affluent [...]
The psychology behind ‘sleeping in’ on the weekends Sleeping in over the weekend is one of life’s great pleasures. Yet some of us are much better at it than others. A teenager is much more likely to emerge from their bed at midday than their middle-aged parents – but even within age groups, individual differences exist. Why is this? It’s well-known that teenagers [...]
Psychology study explains when and why bystanders intervene in cyberbullying People on social media are often unsupportive of cyberbullying victims who have shared highly personal feelings, UCLA psychologists report. Compared to face-to-face situations, bystanders are even less likely to intervene with online bullying. The researchers wanted to learn why bystanders are infrequently supportive of when bullying occurs online. In a new study, the researchers created [...]
Autism-linked protein lays groundwork for healthy brain A gene linked to mental disorders helps lays the foundation for a crucial brain structure during prenatal development, according to Salk Institute research published January 14, 2016 in Cell Reports. The findings reveal new mechanistic insights into the gene, known as MDGA1, which may bring a better understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders in people, says Carlos [...]
20 Things We Don’t Need 1. We don’t need to join another weight-loss program. 2. We don’t need to buy a new diet book. 3. We don’t need to take a diet pill. (Diet pills … ...
How I Find Contentment I’ve talked before about how, instead of trying to seek happiness we should aim for the more manageable goal of contentment. I think this is something we would all do … ...
How to be Productive without Losing Your Sanity or... In our quest to get things done, we might be missing something, or rather someone, very important: ourselves. That is, in trying to get everything checked off our to-do lists, we might neglect our needs. We might sacrifice sleep. We might work overtime without much, … ...
Mental Illness Equals Creativity? Not So Fast. One of the issues/topics I have frequently written against is the romanticizing of mental illness. One of the ways of romanticizing mental illness is to believe that people who are … ...
The 5 Most Dangerous Myths About Narcissism (Part 1) You may think you know all there is to know about narcissism. But you’d be surprised by how many of your most cherished ideas turn out to be just plain wrong.
How The Brain Can Play Out Memories And Future Events In Fast Forward In a few seconds our brains can play out events that would take hours or days at real time. » Continue reading: How The Brain Can Play Out Memories And Future Events In Fast Forward Related articles:Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life Childhood Amnesia: The Age at Which Our Earliest Memories Fade The Reason Some People’s Memory Is So Amazing For Events… How the Brain Stores Memories Two Human Brains Directly Connected To Play Parlour Game Over The Internet
Today I Love Windfalls Today I love windfalls, those small pieces of luck that occur in a life that you often have to work to find and often have to really look hard at … ...