PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire
May 21, 2013, ABC News
Children's meditation is gaining ground as studies find meditation is good for growing minds.
- Making mentally ill defendants ready for trial
May 19, 2013, Associated Press
KERRVILLE, Texas - The judge ascended the bench. He looked down at cafeteria-style tables marked "Prosecuting Attorney" and "Defense Attorney." To his left, two men sat in a box marked "Jury." The witness stand was marked "Witness."
- Obama planning mental health conference in June
May 15, 2013, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is planning a mental health conference next month in response to gun violence.
- NYC mayoral candidate reveals bulimia struggles
May 14, 2013, Associated Press
NEW YORK - New York City Council Speaker and Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says she struggled in the past with bulimia and alcoholism.
Other News Stories
Practice may not make perfect, but it helps
May 21, 2013, Psych Central
New research suggests it takes more than just practice to reach an elite skill level.
Can you catch up on lost sleep?
May 20, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
Banking sleep in advance of a long night can actually offset upcoming sleep deprivation.
Not my kid: Most parents unaware teen is using study drugs
May 20, 2013, Fox News
New "study" drugs have more subtle effects than drugs such as heroin and cocaine, which allow teens to more easily hide their drug use from parents.
Bans of same-sex marriage can take a psychological toll
May 20, 2013, NPR
When several states passed laws to prohibit same-sex marriage, the mental health of gay residents seemed to suffer, while stress-related disorders dropped in at least one state after gay marriage was legalized.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder linked to adult obesity
May 20, 2013, Chicago Tribune
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows.
How to buy happiness
May 19, 2013, Los Angeles Times
The new science of spending points to a surprising conclusion: How we use our money may matter as much or more than how much of it we've got.