Psychology

Mental Health Concerns By State: This Map Shows The Most Googled Terms

A new report examined Americans’ most googled mental health concerns and found that geography certainly plays a roll. How do New Yorkers’ psychological concerns differ from those in, say, South Dakota? A new report examined the most...

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“epidemic Of Selfie Deaths”

A longish piece in Outside magazine (really) discusses what is described as an “epidemic of selfie deaths.” This turns out to be utter nonsense. But the topic is fascinating because it touches upon three of our favorite subjects: innumeracy,...
Related topics: Selfies

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Sally Rooney’s 'normal People' Smartly Explores Dynamics Between Power, Class And...

Sally Rooney's second novel is a keen psychological study of the dynamics between power and sex in one intense relationship between social unequals.        

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New Jersey Legalizes Physician-assisted Suicide For Terminally Ill Patients

New Jersey has now legalized physician assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.Here's what we knowThe bill will go into effect on August 1. It requires a psychiatrist or psychologist to verify that the patient is of sound enough mind to know...

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Celebrity Fat Shaming Has Ripple Effects On Women's Implicit Anti-fat Attitudes

Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative...

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More Bang For Your Buck; Or, Better Ways To Buy Your Happiness, By Bryan Caplan

Money has little effect on happiness.  Ancient Greeks like Epicurus said it, and modern empirical psychology confirms it.  Why do we have so much trouble accepting this?  In part, because our immediate reaction to money is highly favorable...

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Phone And Web Counseling Outperform Medications At Relieving Ibs Symptoms, Study Finds

Psychological counseling delivered over the telephone or through an interactive website is more effective at relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than standard care with medications, according to a British study published this...
Related topics: Medical Research, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Daily Cannabis Use More Common In Distressed Individuals

FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- Daily cannabis use is more common among individuals with serious psychological distress (SPD) but is increasing in both those with and without SPD, according to a study published in the April issue of Drug and Alcohol...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alcohol

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Psychologists Find Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a new article. A team of psychologists combined data from 138 studies testing more than 11,000 participants and found that facial expressions have a small impact on our feelings.

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New Study Advances Treatment Options For Ptsd

New research examines the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Related topics: Medical Research, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress

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Medical News Today: How Marijuana Affects The Body

Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.

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3 Signs That A Lack Of Emotional Agility Is Holding You Back

We all have negative emotions now and then. Having emotional agility means overcoming them.Getting hooked on negative emotions is easy to do — and extremely counterproductive. Harvard psychologist Susan David offers warning signs and remedies to...
Related topics: Harvard University

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College Promotes Men's Cuddling Group To "redefine Masculinity"

Authored by Victoria Snitsar via Campus Reform, A Pennsylvania university is promoting the concept of men cuddling as a way to help them deal with stress and "redefine masculinity." Dr. Christopher Liang, a counseling psychology professor at...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stress

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Rural Psychological Units, Facing Regulation Pressures, Choose To Close

Federal regulations require inpatient psychological facilities to make changes aimed at patient safety. Small units, such as a facility in Wyoming, can't justify the renovation costs and are closing.

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How To Disclose A Mental Health Issue

Should you tell your best friend? Your date? Your impatient boss? This week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen walks you through this tough decision -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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“maslow’s Pyramid” Is Based On An Elitist Misreading Of The Psychologist’s Work

Depending on your life experiences, you may think one of two ways about Maslow’s pyramid of needs. You might believe what I did before reporting this story: That the rainbow-colored pyramid, perhaps first seared into memory in grade school,...

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Psychologists Find Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a paper for Psychological Bulletin. The paper, coauthored by researcher Heather Lench at Texas A&M University and researchers Nicholas Coles and Jeff Larsen at University of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Trump's Cognitive Deficits Seem Worse. We Need To Know If He Has Dementia: Psychologist

We see signs that the president's abilities are declining, but the only way to find out for sure is to give him a full neuropsychological evaluation.        
Related topics: Dementia

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Another College Admissions Twist: Sabotaging Other People's Kids

"Opportunity hoarding" — that's what psychologists are calling a phenomenon being increasingly reported by college admissions counselors.

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Facebook, Twitter, And Instagram Are ”a Disease”, Says The Linux Creator

Social media giants are facing a lot of criticism nowadays. There are various issues ranging from the spreading of extremist content to privacy breaches. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux recently added a psychological angle to the story....
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Instagram, Linus Torvalds

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