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Book Review: The Power of Context
Imagine yourself driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You see someone driving up the shoulder of the road to try to get to the head of the line. What is your reaction...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:51:13 +0000


Using Virtual Reality as Tool to Foster Empathy
New research suggests emerging technology can be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups. In this case, technology in the form of Virtual...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:01:10 +0000


Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism
Parents who are worried about their kids being materialistic can curb these tendencies, according to new research. And that’s good news, as materialism has been linked to a variety of...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:00:33 +0000


Migraine May Be Linked to ADHD in Adults
A new Danish study has found a link between migraine and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults. The findings, published in the open access journal BMC Neurology, show the association is...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:30:34 +0000


Is Herpes Virus Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease?
A new paper provides compelling evidence that the herpes virus responsible for cold sores may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The findings show that antiviral drugs drastically reduce the...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:00:46 +0000


Book Review: The Worry Workbook for Kids
If the goal of child rearing is to help children develop into independent adults, it’s hard to imagine how that is possible if worry prevents them from doing the very...

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:50:17 +0000


Kids with Autism or Developmental Delays Far More Likely to Be Overweight
Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared to those in the general population, according to...

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:15:36 +0000


Aorta Stiffness May Be Key Risk Factor in Dementia
Stiffness of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, may be a significant risk factor for developing dementia, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh. The study,...

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:30:24 +0000


Book Review: The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World
People today are lonely. Even though people are wired to connect with others, many do not have the friendships they need. In The Friendship Cure: Reconnecting in the Modern World,...

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:49:13 +0000


Selfishness Linked to Smaller Families, Lower Salary
A new international study finds that unselfish behavior has rewards beyond being the “right” thing to do. Researchers discovered unselfish people tend both to have more children and to receive...

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:54:14 +0000


Residents of For-Profit Nursing Homes May Face Greater Risk of Neglect
Older adults living in for-profit nursing homes may face nearly double the risk of developing health issues linked to substandard care compared with residents living in not-for-profit facilities or in...

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:00:13 +0000


Book Review: Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
It’s hard to imagine having someone’s life in your hands. It’s also hard to imagine what could possibly prepare a person for the emotional cost of such as endeavor as...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:47:28 +0000


Psychopathic Traits in Men May Help Them Emerge as Leaders
A new study published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology reveals that psychopathic traits in men may help them emerge as leaders, but such tendencies in women are often...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:29:47 +0000


Laughter Can Impact Romantic Happiness & Sexuality
German researchers have found that laughter, whether it is shared or is directed at the significant other, has an important impact on relationship happiness. If partners handle laughter or being...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:00:19 +0000


Can Facebook Posts Reveal Who Will Develop Depression?
A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University recently developed a new algorithm which was able to identify which Facebook users would be diagnosed with...

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:54 +0000


Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis
Emotions, while ubiquitous across species and one of the most common topics of conversation, are still, it seems, misunderstood. Do emotions have biological roots and, if so, where? And how...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:46:25 +0000


Mom’s Early Pregnancy Weight May Affect Baby’s Self-Regulation
A woman’s weight in early pregnancy may influence how well her baby is able to self-regulate during the first months and years of life, according to a new Finnish study...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:30:39 +0000


People Ordered into Mental Health Care Less Likely to See It as Helpful
A new study finds that people who independently seek mental health care are more likely to rate their treatment as effective, compared to those ordered into care. Researchers from Lehigh...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:30:34 +0000


Asking Kids to ‘Help’ Rather Than ‘Be Helpers’ Can Instill Persistence
Encouraging young children “to help” rather than asking them to “be helpers” can help instill the character trait of persistence as they struggle to work through challenging daily tasks, according...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:06 +0000


Postpartum Depression Linked to Mother’s Pain After Childbirth
While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, according...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:03:36 +0000