Psychology

‘docile’ Donald Trump Can Be Easily Talked Into Resigning Using Psychological Profile, Yale...

Yale University psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee has repeatedly issued public warnings about what she describes as Donald Trump’s “mental pathology,” calling the state of his mental health a “public health emergency.” But...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Yale University, Medical Research

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Mib: Barbara Tversky, Cognitive Psychologist

This week, we speak with Barbara Tversky, professor of psychology at Stanford and Columbia University, and the author of more than 200 research papers in experimental psychology. Her new book is Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought. It details...

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Weird Studies And Psychedelic Experiences: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Psychologists have long recognised that the field has a bias towards studying people from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (WEIRD) societies. But...

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Digital Psychiatry Benefits; Reanalysis Questions '13 Reasons Why' Suicide Spike

]]>(MedPage Today) -- App-based monitoring of depressive symptoms improved overall psychological health better than usual, in-person care alone in a new trial. (JAMA Network Open) In related news, 6 weeks of digital cognitive behavioral therapy...

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More Autonomy At Work Reduces The Risk Of Low Back Pain

A team of psychologists has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Their study clearly indicates that not only physical but also psychological and...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Medical Research

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'micro-strategies' May Help Maintain Weight Loss Long Term

Psychological and behavioral strategies around self-monitoring and coping with cravings may underlie the success of commercial weight management programs and should be learned from, say US scientists. Medscape Medical News

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How Bad Are Smart Phones For People And Kids?

The latest research, published on Friday by two psychology professors, combs through about 40 studies that have examined the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents. That link, according to the professors,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Social Media, Depression, Anxiety

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Autism And Housing Dangerous Logic An Article By Amy Lutz In Psychology Today

Note: This is such an important article in Psychology Today, I had to share it with you. HOUSING. CHOICE. CONTROL. For those of us with children for whom an independent life is not an option, why is it that a small group of advocates has been able...
Related topics: Autism

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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Do you really need eight hours of sleep each night to thrive? Savvy Psychologist Dr. Jade Wu breaks down the eight-hour sleep myth and offers three ways to find the best sleep for you -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Brain Parasites And Super-recognisers: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Researchers from tech company DeepMind have drawn inspiration from their own AI research to develop a new theory of how reinforcement learning works in the brain. Dopamine...
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research, Neurons

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Future Claims Alleged Baby Mama Has Mental Health Issues

Future claims his alleged baby mama has an unhealthy obsession with him, and he wants a judge to force her to get a check-up ... from the neck up. The rapper's filed legal docs asking the court to order a psychological evaluation for Eliza…

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Lack Of Self-exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- The biggest obstacle to early detection and treatment of melanoma among residents of rural, frontier communities is a chronic lack of skin self-examination (SSE), according to a study recently published in Psychology,...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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What Karl Marx Can Teach Doctors About Burnout

Professional burnout is widely identified using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, which defines it along psychological lines: emotional exhaustion, a feeling of depersonalization and cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. Accordingly,...

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Emotions To Help Engage School Students In Learning

Psychology researchers from HSE University have trialed the reliability of a student engagement scale on 537 Russian primary school students. The findings indicated that the emotional component contributes the most to school engagement. The paper...

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The Psychology Of Magic: Where Do We Look For Meaning In Life?

By embracing a rational approach to life, society at large has stripped away meaning from psychologically important elements of life, including death.A lack of meaning leads to discomfort, which results in a desperate search for narrative in things...

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Experts Weigh In On Antipsychotics’ Effects On Metabolic Parameters

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Toby Pillinger, Robert A. McCutcheon, et al.; Yoav Domany, Mark Weiser Target Audience and Goal Statement: Psychiatrists, endocrinologists, geriatricians, family physicians, psychologists, primary care physicians...
Related topics: Medical Research, Endocrinology

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The Emotions Of Music And The Meaning Of Life: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web It’s hard for researchers to study the brain activity involved in social interactions when they can only conduct MRI scans on a single person at a time. But what if you...
Related topics: Medical Research

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I Thought Traveling To Colombia For Plastic Surgery Would Make Me Happy. Here's What Happened...

We got blood panels, cardiograms and X-rays. No one thought to schedule evaluations with a psychologist.

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Pathways To Changing The Minds Of Climate Deniers

By reviewing the psychology behind climate change rejection, a researcher suggests four approaches that can sway climate deniers and help overcome obstacles to implementing solutions.

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What Are The Psychological Effects Of Consuming Violence Online?

"The internet is an exciting and a dangerous place," says journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger. He argues that because of thousands of years of evolution, our bodies react to seeing decapitations on screens as if they were happening in...

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