PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire
Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens
February 5, 2016, Fox News
February 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.
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.
'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.
Moderate drinkers less depressed than teetotalersJanuary 29, 2016, Fox News
Poll found that moderate drinkers were slightly more likely than both nondrinkers and heavy drinkers to report experiencing positive emotions on any given day, and slightly less likely to report experiencing negative emotions.
Maternal obesity, diabetes tied to increased autism risk in kidsJanuary 29, 2016, Reuters
Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests.
Study finds no proof of 'seasonal depression'January 28, 2016, U.S. News & World Report
A new study cast doubts on the existence of seasonal depression -- a mood disorder linked to reduced sunlight in the winter months.
Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discoveryJanuary 27, 2016, The Washington Post
For the first time, scientists have pinned down a molecular process in the brain that helps to trigger schizophrenia.
How meditation, placebos and virtual reality help power 'mind over body'January 26, 2016, NPR
The mind can play an important role in dealing with a variety of health concerns, including pain, heart disease and depression.
Panel calls for depression screenings during and after pregnancyJanuary 26, 2016, The New York Times
Women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth, an influential government-appointed health panel said, the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental illness.
Can your brain reveal you are a liar?January 25, 2016, BBC News
Psychologists are interested in how the human brain controls the memories stored from participating in criminal acts, and the extent to which they can be hidden.
Social media red flags parents should know aboutJanuary 25, 2016, CNN
Parents can often disable certain features of apps so they are no longer a problem for children.