Psychology

6 Things You Should Say To Your Kids Regularly (and 4 To Avoid), According To Child Experts

Despite the fact that your kid claims not to hear your repeated bed-making requests, trust us—what you say to your children matters. Which is why we tapped family psychologists and counselors for the phrases that will help you in your quest to...

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Junk Food Is Linked To Both Moderate And Severe Psychological Distress

The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Critics Say An Intermittent-fasting Study On Australian Teenagers Is Fatally Flawed By Weight Bias

Healthcare professionals, including pediatricians, clinical psychologists, nutritionists, and eating-disorder specialists, are trying to halt an Australian study looking at the effects of a fasting diet on adolescents. They say “Fast Track to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Do Therapists Have A Duty To Confront Climate Change Denial?

Psychoanalysis is, traditionally, a highly individualistic endeavor. The therapeutic method, based on a psychological perspective developed by Sigmund Freud, works to uncover a patient’s unconscious, and is conventionally focused on unravelling...

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Keep Calm And Don't Carry On When Parenting Teens

In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering...
Related topics: Medical Research

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From Friends To School, 'under Pressure' Helps Teenage Girls Navigate Adolescence

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with clinical psychologist Lisa Damour about her new book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
Related topics: Stress, Anxiety

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Live Better With Attainable Goals

Those who set realistic goals can hope for a higher level of well-being. The key for later satisfaction is whether the life goals are seen as attainable and what they mean to the person, as psychologists report in a study with over 970 participants.
Related topics: Medical Research

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'under Pressure' Author Lisa Damour Talks 'normal' Anxiety For Girls, When To...

Psychologist Lisa Damour is examining  a weight plaguing some girls. "Under Pressure" looks at forces that can cause stress and anxiety.        
Related topics: Anxiety, Stress

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A Call For A Theoretical Framework To Address Replication Crisis Facing The Psychological Sciences

A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective piece in the journal Nature Human Behavior suggesting a possible solution to the replication crisis facing the...
Related topics: Harvard University

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Faculty Beliefs About Intelligence Predict Racial Achievement Gaps In Stem Classes

In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists found that professors' beliefs about intelligence play a measurable role in the success of all...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Medical News Today: Lovesick: What Are The Adverse Effects Of Love?

Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.

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She Was Dead: How Shame Almost Ruined A Physician’s Life

Dear friends— especially my colleagues, I recently failed a class (I have been working on a PhD in psychology) and found myself immobilized and disengaged from life, personal happiness and joy. I actually didn’t even tell my husband, who is my...

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Orangutans Make Complex Economic Decisions About Tool Use

Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists found out that the apes carefully weighed their options. To do so the apes...

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Former Transgender Says Media, Doctors Misled Him To Believe That Sex Change Was The Answer To His...

A former transgender woman says that cross-sex hormones and sex-change surgery doesn't solve the underlying psychological problems associated with gender dysphoria. Walt Heyer was 42 when he began taking female hormones and underwent sex-change...
Related topics: Hormones

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We Can Actually Prevent Depression In Some Cases

Psychological interventions can stave off about 50 percent of new episodes in people at high risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Depression

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Your Genes Could Impact The Quality Of Your Marriage

The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. A research team led by Binghamton University Associate Professor of Psychology Richard Mattson...
Related topics: Genetics, Binghamton University

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Anxiety And Depression Symptoms Vary Among Ibd Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Psychological health status varies along with IBD
Related topics: Anxiety, Depression

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Positive Thinking During Pregnancy Could Help Children’s Ability In Math And Science

Using data from Bristol’s Children of the 90s study the research is one of a series from the University of Bristol, that examines a parental personality attribute known as the ‘locus of control’. This is a psychological measure of...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Psychology: Robot Saved, People Take The Hit

To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives -- out of concern for robots.
Related topics: Robots, Medical Research

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Being Kind To Yourself Has Mental And Physical Benefits

Taking time to think kind thoughts about yourself and loved ones has psychological and physical benefits, new research suggests.
Related topics: Medical Research

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