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Mobile Apps Can Help Manage and Support Mental, Emotional Health

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Emerging research suggests mobile apps can help an individual learn to improve their emotional and mental health. Moreover, the apps instill confidence that one can use the skills to stay ...

Materialistic People May Use Facebook More

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A European study suggest that if you’re materialistic, you’re likely to use Facebook more frequently and intensely. German researchers found materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as “digital ...

Walk in Nature Beats Mall for Positive Mom-Daughter Bond

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In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know how a mother-daughter walk through nature would compare to a walk in the mall when it comes ...

One Type of Social Withdrawal May Benefit Creativity

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New research suggests that not all forms of social withdrawal are detrimental. In the first study to show that social withdrawal may include a positive outcome, researchers from the University ...

Thinking in a foreign language, we’re less prone to superstition

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By Alex Fradera Operating in our second language can have some intriguing psychological effects. We swear more freely and linger longer on embarrassing topics than normal. We’re also less susceptible ...

Mindfulness Is Not Always Positive

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Mindfulness is everywhere these days. There are studies touting the benefits of mindfulness for many people. For example, mindfulness meditation can be a valuable stress reduction technique. It is not ...

Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

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A little spit may help predict whether a child's concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was ...

Heavy Smoking, Drinking Tied to Premature Aging

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A new Danish study confirms what many may already suspect: that heavy drinking and smoking are linked to physical signs of premature aging. “This is the first prospective study to ...

For Older Women, Every Movement Counts Toward Health

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For women over 65, every bit of light physical activity — even as minor as making the bed or walking to the car — may carry a reduced risk of ...

Performance Pressure May Lead Employees to Cheat

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Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Georgia found that high-pressure expectations in the workplace lead to unethical behavior. Volkswagen ...

Boosting Brain Activity May Buffer Against Anxiety

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A new study at Duke University finds that boosting brain activity in regions related to thinking and problem-solving may help buffer against anxiety. The researchers found that people at greater ...

The Brexit Veto: How and why Ireland raised the stakes

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On Wednesday 8 November, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar startled the Dáil by saying a breakthrough at the EU summit in December was "likely", allowing the Brexit negotiations to move to the ...

Randomized Trial: Computerized Brain Training Can Reduce Risk of Dementia

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A newly published study is the first to show that computerized brain-training can reduce the risk of dementia among older adults. Researchers from the University of South Florida say the ...

Eating Nuts May Strengthen Some Brain Waves

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New research has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brain wave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory, and other key brain functions. Researchers at Loma Linda ...

Should You Let Your Doctor Monitor Your Medication Intake?

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A new pill has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that, when swallowed, notifies a monitoring device you wear that you actually took the medication. Sounds ...

The power of diagnosis

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As a longtime fan of Dr Lisa Sanders’ New York Times column on diagnosis, I was excited to listen to Every Patient Tells A Story (Random House Audio, 2009). I ...

In Rat Study, Chronic Stress Can Lead to Risky Decisions

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Making a decision between two options that have both positive and negative elements, such as deciding between a job with a high salary but long hours, and a lower-paying job ...

Dog Owners May Be Less Likely to Die of Heart Attack

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In a new Swedish study investigating the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health, researchers found that dog owners have a reduced risk of death due to cardiovascular disease and ...

Which Drivers Are More Likely to Be Distracted?

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A new study has found that young men, people who drive more often, and extraverted or neurotic people are more likely to be distracted while driving. The study, published in ...

We are witnessing a renaissance in psychology

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By Christian Jarrett There’s been a lot of talk of the crisis in psychology. For decades, and often with the best of intentions, researchers have engaged in practices that have ...

2 Video Games Linked To High Intelligence

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Some video games can act like an IQ test. Certain strategy games can act like an IQ test, according to new research. People who perform well at the two games ...

No, there hasn’t been a human 'head transplant', and there may never be

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In February 2015, Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming a live human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He’s popped up ...

Opinion

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have just passed a tax bill that would devastate graduate research in the United States. Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is ...

Better Living Through Empathy

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We often take a “glass half empty” approach when considering empathy. In popular media and psychology research studies alike, the consequences of a lack of empathy tend to be emphasized.

Mainstreaming Kids with ASD May be Harmful Unless Culture Improved

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New research suggests that policies that put children with special needs into classrooms with their peers who have no disabilities, may be harmful to the children unless schools develop programs ...

Why Psychology is Essential in a Future Dominated by AI

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In a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous, psychology will remain an area of opportunity to help people cope with the uncertainty and change. As the world becomes increasingly ...

Tapper runs through Trump sexual harassment accusers: 'People in glass White Houses shouldn't throw stones'

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Las Vegas Donald Trump North Korea By Avery Anapol - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC ...

Happy #WorldDiabetesDay

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In 2011 till August 2017 my blood glucose ranged from 260’s at best to 400’s.My worst A1c was score came in at 11.2 about 6 months ago. I was losing ...

African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform

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Africa’s academy of science has announced that it will launch an open-access publishing platform early next year — the first of its kind aimed exclusively at scientists on the continent.

Slaughterbots

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SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

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Welcome to the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, an on-line source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental ...

Emergency Operators May Suffer from Long-Term Stress

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A new U.K. study finds that stress experienced by emergency call handlers can compromise their long-term psychological well-being, a new report shows. Those working in this role are the first ...

The Linguistic Trick That Helps You Cope With Strong Emotions

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It is a way of expressing universal, shared experience and creating some emotional distance. People use the word ‘you’ when they really mean ‘I’. It helps to distance them from ...

Cultural accumulation vs. cultural decay

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Don’t worry; I’m not getting all moralistic on you here. When I talk about cultural decay I’m talking about something I think we need more of. We have too much ...

Study casts doubt on whether adult brain’s memory-forming region makes new cells

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Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR/Science Source In stark contrast to earlier findings, adults do not produce new nerve cells in a brain area important to memory and navigation, scientists conclude after scrutinizing ...

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness

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Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school.

Sergio Canavero: Will His Head Transplants Roll?

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Will the first human head transplant happen soon? According to Sergio Canavero, it will – and he’ll be the man to do it. In 2015, Canavero announced his intention to ...

The prehistory of biology preprints: A forgotten experiment from the 1960s

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In 1961, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) began to circulate biological preprints in a forgotten experiment called the Information Exchange Groups (IEGs). This system eventually attracted over 3,600 participants ...

Most Canadian Kids with Concussions Don't Get Follow-Up Care

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In a decade-long study, Canadian researchers found that more than two-thirds of children and teens in Ontario with acute concussions did not receive medical follow-up care or clearance as recommended ...

Study Suggests Biological Link to Generosity

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New research suggests altruistic people are literally better at “listening to their own heart,” a skill that appears to be associated with selfless behavior. Anglia Ruskin University and Stockholm University ...

Here's Why Sleep Deprivation Makes You Feel Zoned Out

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Why sleep deprivation feels like being drunk without drinking anything. Sleep deprivation disrupts communication between brain cells, new research finds. These disruptions can lead to temporary lapses in memory and ...

When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan – Massimo Pigliucci

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One of the axioms of modern morality is that there is an inevitable tension between altruism and selfishness. The more you focus your attention, energy and resources toward your own ...

Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

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In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth's ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on ...

TES talks to…language difficulties expert Dorothy Bishop

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Joseph Lee The University of Oxford academic tells Joseph Lee that a change in the way her life’s work on language difficulties is being defined and communicated could lead to ...

Men and women interpret the sexual intent behind dating behaviours very differently

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By Alex Fradera Imagine you’re out one evening with someone you met recently – you take your date’s hand in yours, or compliment your date’s appearance, or you kiss him ...

When You Meditate, You Might Also Be Regulating Your Genes

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The human body is a complex machine, working ceaselessly—often without our conscious effort—to maintain balance and support life. Our hearts, lungs, kidneys, intestines, liver, skin,brain, every organ in the body,

CBT Shown to Have Lasting Benefits for Kids with OCD

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In the largest research study of its kind to date, researchers have determined cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) provides lasting benefits for children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is an ...

Cognitive Training Can Aid Older Adults in Innovative Thinking

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A new pilot study suggests cognitive training improves innovative thinking, along with corresponding positive brain changes, in healthy adults over the age of 55. Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth ...

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it"€™s tightening its child endangerment policies

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Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy ...

The degrees that make you rich... and the ones that don't

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Hundreds of thousands of young people are in the process of applying to university, in time for a 2018 start. Their choices can make a huge difference to future earnings.
 

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