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Right, Wrong or Indifferent: Finding a Moral Compass
In this polarized political climate, people are vocal about their perceptions of right and wrong. What might appear to be simple, has become complex. The values we hold are, in […]

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:00:05 +0000


Heavy Smoking, Drinking Tied to Premature Aging
Heavy Smoking, Drinking Tied to Premature Aging
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 […]

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:45:58 +0000


For Older Women, Every Movement Counts Toward Health
Performance Pressure May Lead Employees to Cheat
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 […]

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:00:26 +0000


Performance Pressure May Lead Employees to Cheat
Performance Pressure May Lead Employees to Cheat
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 […]

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:30:48 +0000


Boosting Brain Activity May Buffer Against Anxiety
Boosting Brain Activity May Buffer Against Anxiety
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 […]

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:30:02 +0000


Couples Therapists Reveal the Ingredients that Make the Biggest Impact on Your Relationship
When prospective clients call couples therapist Julia Nowland, they say they need help with communication. Because, they say, once they learn to communicate, their disagreements will finally diminish. How we […]

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:00:33 +0000


Eating Nuts May Strengthen Some Brain Waves
Eating Nuts May Strengthen Some Brain Waves
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 […]

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:30:27 +0000


In Rat Study, Chronic Stress Can Lead to Risky Decisions
In Rat Study, Chronic Stress Can Lead to Risky Decisions
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 […]

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:45:43 +0000


Dog Owners May Be Less Likely to Die of Heart Attack
Dog Owners May Be Less Likely to Die of Heart Attack
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 […]

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:00:33 +0000


Which Drivers Are More Likely to Be Distracted?
Which Drivers Are More Likely to Be Distracted?
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 […]

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:18 +0000


How to Make Wiser Decisions
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney Think about the choices you made today. How many of them were the […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000


Mainstreaming Kids with ASD May be Harmful Unless Culture Improved
Mainstreaming Kids with ASD May be Harmful Unless Culture Improved
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 to create […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:45:02 +0000


Codeine Still Prescribed to Kids Despite Strict FDA Warning
Codeine Still Prescribed to Kids Despite Strict FDA Warning
A new multi-university study finds that up to one in 20 children were still being prescribed codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, despite a “black box warning” […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:36 +0000


Randomized Trial: Computerized Brain Training Can Reduce Risk of Dementia
Randomized Trial: Computerized Brain Training Can Reduce Risk of Dementia
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 […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:15:08 +0000


Spanking Makes Things Worse
Spanking Makes Things Worse
New research finds that spanking young children can lead to an increase in behavior problems. Investigators discovered children who have been spanked by their parents by age five show an […]

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:30:25 +0000


Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
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. […]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:02 +0000


Emergency Operators May Suffer from Long-Term Stress
Operators at Emergency Call-Centers Experience Long-Term Stress
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 […]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:45:49 +0000


Most Canadian Kids with Concussions Don’t Get Follow-Up Care
Canadian Study: Majority of Youth with Concussions Not Receiving Follow-Up Care
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 […]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:20 +0000


Study Suggests Biological Link to Generosity
Study Suggests Biological Link to Generosity
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 […]

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:15:52 +0000


The Controversy in Treating Partners of Sex Addicts
In “From Victimhood to Victorhood” (published in the May/June 2015 issue of The Therapist), Alex Katehakis writes that a “major shift has occurred in treating partners of sex addicts”. The […]

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:00:09 +0000