PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire
Weed users found to have poorer verbal memory in middle age
February 10, 2016, CNN
February 10, 2016, CNN
A recent study found current marijuana use was associated with poorer verbal memory and processing speed.
Refugee mental health needs could overwhelmFebruary 10, 2016, Fox News
Agencies are increasingly asking refugees about their emotional state as part of initial health screenings which is something not done in years past.
Pregnancy may help soothe PTSD symptoms in at-risk womenFebruary 10, 2016, Fox News
Researchers hope their results will encourage providers to make PTSD screening part of their regular prenatal care.
Ebola still takes mental toll on West Africa's 'burial boys'February 10, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
Few services are available for people who worked on front lines and are now ravaged by addiction and depression.
Your brain may work differently in winter than summerFebruary 10, 2016, Fox News
The way your brain works may vary from season to season, a new study suggests.
Why contemplating death changes how you thinkFebruary 9, 2016, BBC News
Dozens of studies show that being reminded of death strengthens our ties to the groups we belong to, to the detriment of those who are different from us.
New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youthsFebruary 6, 2016, The Washington Post
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, joining a number of states that have acted against what’s known as gay conversion therapy.
Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teensFebruary 5, 2016, Fox News
Social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, but emotional distress and substance abuse appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike.
'Resting bitch face' is real, scientists sayFebruary 4, 2016, CNN
Cultural differences and gender bias may play a role in people's perception of someone's underlying emotions.
Research explores consequences of revealing embarrassing detailsFebruary 4, 2016, NPR
Research finds that people distrust withholders of details more than they dislike revealers of unsavory information.
'Suicide prevention app' trialFebruary 4, 2016, BBC News
An NHS mental health trust is working with US researchers to develop an app that may stop people from killing themselves.
The health benefits of huggingFebruary 3, 2016, U.S. News & World Report
Besides helping you feel close and connected to people you care about, it turns out that hugs can bring a host of health benefits to your body and mind.
End prejudice by watching a sitcomFebruary 2, 2016, CNN
Science has shown that exposure to certain programs can make a huge impression, especially if you've had limited exposure to a particular group in the past.
The science of getting kids organizedFebruary 2, 2016, NPR
Research shows there is a connection between executive function skills and academic success, but the studies did not show that working on those skills leads to achievement.
The psychology of fresh startsFebruary 1, 2016, U.S. News & World Report
Research suggests those who adopt intrinsic as opposed to external motivators better maintain and adhere to goals.
Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depressionFebruary 1, 2016, The Washington Post
Dozens of studies have reported that ketamine can reverse the kind of severe depression that traditional antidepressants often don’t touch.