Psychology

Computer Game To Measure Children's Mental Development Launched By Msupe

Researchers from Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) have developed a computer game system to measure higher-order cognitive skills implying mental actions of analysis, planning, and reflection by middle school pupils of the...

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Ad Agency Tries Morbid Reverse Psychology To Encourage Vaccinations

A truck made its way around Charlotte, North Carolina for several hours on Sunday with an ad on its side declaring “Don’t get vaccinated.” Underneath the message was the name of a funeral home. But it was actually a ploy by an ad...
Related topics: Vaccines

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'second-hand' Psychological Stress Can Lead To Depression In Mice, Finds Study

Few studies have explored the effect of psychological stressors on behavior, and neurogenesis, in the context of depression. With the elucidation of a vicarious social defeat stress mouse model, scientists have successfully endeavored in connecting...
Related topics: Stress, Depression, Medical Research

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Pediatricians Debunk 13 Myths About Parenting Teens

Pediatrician Blair Hammond and child psychologist Aliza Pressman debunk 13 myths they commonly hear about parenting teens. They explain how parents can guide their teens with social media, video games, and sex. They also talk about more sensitive...
Related topics: Social Media, Health Videos

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Status-6 Poseidon: Russia’s Nuclear Torpedo Can Trigger Tsunamis

Michael Peck Status-6 Poseidon, Eurasia As a psychological weapon, the Status-6 is brilliant. Here's What You Need to Know: Calling this weapon a torpedo might be a misnomer. How do you stop a nuclear-powered torpedo designed to bury enemy cities...
Related topics: Tsunami

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Latest Update On Wendy Williams’ Health Brings More Questions

Wendy Williams’ brother has shared an update on how the talk show host is doing after she was voluntarily admitted to the hospital for a psychological evaluation. The Wendy Williams Show star was also diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID-19...

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Some Psychological Interventions Are More Harmful Than Helpful

New research shows that some highly publicized programs are ineffective -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research

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75 Percent Of Young People Are Frightened By The Future. That’s The Only Sane Reaction To Climate...

The climate crisis is also a mental health crisis. Psychologists have known this for some time. But this week, preliminary findings from a massive new study have revealed that global warming’s impact on young people’s well-being is far more...
Related topics: Medical Research, Global Warming

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Ai Can Make Better Clinical Decisions Than Humans: Study

Researchers find that machine-learning algorithms can identify effective behavioral, educational, and psychological interventions more accurately than professionals can.
Related topics: Medical Research, Algorithms

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This Week In Psychological Science

Topics include: optimism, social media temptations, stress and cognitive-effort avoidance, biased to see what we want to see, mental health during COVID-19 surge, and maternal depression.
Related topics: Social Media, Stress, Depression

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The Top 10 Innovations In Mental Health

A look at methods and technologies that are transforming the work of psychiatrists and psychologists -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Cognitive Control And Cheating

It is a fundamental truth of human behavior that people sometimes cheat. And yet, we tend to have strong moral judgements against cheating, which leads to anti-cheating social pressure. How does this all play out in the human brain? Psychologists...

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Mount Sinai Researchers Use Wearable Devices To Identify Psychological Effects Of Pandemic

Study links changes in heart rate variability with degree of resilience, as part of larger effort to understand and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on health care workers
Related topics: Medical Research

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Current Understandings Of Microaggressions: Impacts On Individuals And Society

The latest issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science is dedicated to the singular topic of microaggressions: statements, policies, and environmental cues that carry racial and prejudicial overtones. Though small in scale and sometimes...

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Mount Sinai Researchers Use Wearable Devices To Identify Psychological Effects Of Pandemic

Study links changes in heart rate variability with degree of resilience, as part of larger effort to understand and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on health care workers
Related topics: Medical Research

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Clinical Challenges: Psychological Effects Of Childhood Eczema

(MedPage Today) -- Children and adolescents with atopic dermatitis (AD) -- which affects about 13% of all kids in the U.S. -- have an increased risk of behavioral problems and clinically significant symptoms of impaired mental health compared...
Related topics: Dermatitis

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Young Australians Who Couchsurf Experience High Levels Of Psychological Distress

By Emma L. Barratt When thinking about homelessness, we don’t often consider where to draw the line between housed and homeless. Couchsurfers — homeless individuals who put a roof over their head by staying with friends, relatives, or...

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Good Sleep-time Recovery Is Associated With A Healthier Diet And Lower Alcohol Consumption

Good sleep-time recovery is associated with a health-promoting diet and health-promoting eating habits, as well as with lower consumption of alcohol, according to a new study investigating psychological and physiological well-being among working-age...
Related topics: Diet, Alcohol, Medical Research

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Science Explains Why You Don’t Care About Your Future Self (and How To Get Stuff Done Anyway)

We’re neurologically wired to opt for a smaller, immediate reward rather than waiting for a bigger reward in the future. But there are strategies to overcome ‘present bias.’ Hal Hershfield, a psychologist at the UCLA Anderson...

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Something Borrowed: This Psychologist's Command Performance

(MedPage Today) -- The reasons not to go to Mary's wedding seemed overwhelming. She was neither a family member nor even a close friend. She had, in fact, been my psychotherapy patient several years back. The very notion of attending her wedding...

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