Psychology

Why Should You Always Assume You're Wrong? Science.

The theories we build to navigate the world, both scientifically and in our personal lives, all contain assumptions. They're a critical part of scientific theory.Cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman urges us to always question those assumptions. In...

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Cow Companions And A Consciousness Competition: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Researchers have painted a picture of how our happiness has fluctuated over the past two centuries, by analysing the frequency of positive and negative words contained in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Wellness Boost Of A Purposeful Life

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Research has long shown how psychological disorders lead to poor physical health. Now scientists are learning more about the flip side of emotions, how living a purposeful life may have as many physical benefits as...
Related topics: Medical Research

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People Think About Breaking Up More When They Look Outside Their Relationship For Psychological...

By Matthew Warren As humans we all have psychological needs that we are driven to fulfil, be they companionship or safety, a sense of belonging or personal growth. And we often meet these needs through our relationships with others: they care for...

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Children Without Siblings Are Not More Narcissistic, Study Finds

The widely held belief that only children tend to be more selfish and self-centered than children with siblings is unfounded, according to German researchers. In a study published this week in the journal Social Psychological and Personality...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Rat's Brain, On And Off Methamphetamine

Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report metabolic changes in the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Nimh Funds Youth Violence Prevention Research At Depaul University

Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. The project will reach ninth graders in Chicago Public Schools and teach them...
Related topics: Medical Research, African-American

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Stress During Pregnancy May Affect Baby's Sex, Risk Of Preterm Birth

A new study has identified markers of maternal stress -- both physical and psychological -- that may influence a baby's sex and the likelihood of preterm birth.
Related topics: Stress, Medical Research

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Hope Is A Key Factor In Recovering From Anxiety Disorders

A psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore in patients to move them forward toward recovery.
Related topics: Anxiety

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Brain Training And Counting Bees: This Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web There’s not much evidence that brain training apps really improve our cognitive abilities –  so why do so many people use them? Sabrina Weiss at Wired has the...

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Psychological Society Says Transgender Children Should Be Able To Undergo Sex Reassignment Surgery...

The Australian Psychological ­Society says that transgender kids shouldn't need parents' permission for sex reassignment surgery, and adds that pre-transition counseling is likely an "unnecessary burden." Details, please? According to The...

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Siblings Of Problem Gamblers Also Impulsive, Prone To Risk-taking

Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new psychology study. The findings suggest people with gambling disorder -- a psychiatric term for serious gambling...
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Next Great Mental Health App Will Look Like Pokemon Go, According To A Silicon Valley...

Dozens of mental health apps are available in the App Store, which remind users to drink water, take note of their feelings, and more. Apps like SuperBetter adopt aspects of traditional games, like powerups and quests. According to a Silicon Valley...
Related topics: Silicon Valley

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Harvard Psychology Prof ‘truly Alarmed’ By Trump’s ‘unmatched Wisdom’: Left And Right...

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Famed Harvard Psychologist Alarmed By Trump’s Tweets: ‘wouldn’t These Normally Trigger A...

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump alarmed military experts and fellow Republicans when he announced that he’d back a Turkish military operation in Syria. He then pivoted, claiming that he wouldn’t let Turkey go too far. As usual,...
Related topics: Harvard University, Donald Trump

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Joking Robots And Intelligent Apes: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web An MIT professor gave his students Fitbits to find out how exercise affected their academic performance — but instead stumbled upon some interesting insights into sleep,...
Related topics: Robots

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Psychologists Show Leading With Flavor Encourages Healthy Eating

Eating well isn't always easy, and the reality is simply telling people which foods to avoid doesn't do much to get them to eat better.

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Arizona State's Mcnamara First Editor Of New Open-access Apa Journal

Danielle S. McNamara, PhD, has been named the inaugural editor of the new journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior, to be published by the American Psychological Association.

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A Study Of Educational Sabotage

A study published in the journal Violence Against Women by a domestic violence expert at The University of Texas at Arlington focuses on an overlooked form of psychological abuse—educational sabotage.
Related topics: Medical Research, Domestic Abuse

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The Medical Minute: Making Adhd Less Stressful On The Family

Parenting is hard work. Parenting a child who struggles with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is even more difficult. According to one psychologist, the best situation is when parents and teachers work together to manage behaviors and...
Related topics: ADHD

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