Psychology Newswire Archive
Brain inflammation linked to clinical depressionJanuary 29, 2015, Fox News
Researchers show that brain inflammation is linked to depressive symptoms such as low mood, loss of appetite and inability to sleep.
Panic attack mythsJanuary 29, 2015, Huffington Post
Psychologist highlights several common misconceptions people believe about panic.
Early Alzheimer’s in parent exacts heavy toll on young adult childrenJanuary 28, 2015, The Washington Post
Some twentysomethings may find themselves thrown into the unfamiliar role of their parent’s caregiver.
Why teens are impulsive, addiction-prone and should protect their brainsJanuary 28, 2015, NPR
Research into how the human brain develops shows that a teenager's frontal lobe isn't fully insulated, so signals move slowly.
Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structureJanuary 27, 2015, Fox News
Research shows the brain's wiring is profoundly changed by neglect.
Sex traffickers among federal authorities' most wantedJanuary 27, 2015, USA TODAY
The Obama administration has trained more police to identify trafficking victims and has pushed for more counseling, legal services and other help.
Autism genes randomly mutatedJanuary 26, 2015, Today
A new genetic study shows even siblings with autism often have very different DNA mutations from one another.
Learning from animal friendshipsJanuary 26, 2015, The New York Times
Studying cross-species relationships can give insight into the factors that go into normal relationships.
Searching for sexJanuary 24, 2015, The New York Times
One of the many reasons sex is puzzling is that we lack reliable data.
The psychological power of princess moviesJanuary 23, 2015, CNN
Psychologists say the success of "Frozen" involves universal themes about family and being good.
Lose weight using just your mindJanuary 23, 2015, Time
Researcher says people may be able to control their hunger pangs (to an extent) if they try to remember the last food they’ve eaten.
Happiness can be learnedJanuary 23, 2015, The Huffington Post
Researchers suggest that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated.
New study reveals healing power of voicesJanuary 22, 2015, CBS News
When comatose patients hear familiar voices, brain scan shows significant activity.
For career success, pick a conscientious spouseJanuary 22, 2015, Fox News
Research suggests that a spouse's personality has a significant impact on the success and work satisfaction of the other spouse.
How the brain stores trivial memories, just in caseJanuary 21, 2015, The New York Times
Study shows that memory is an adaptive process, continually updating itself according to what knowledge may be important in the future.
Parents may be able to lower kids' autism riskJanuary 21, 2015, Time
With the help of videos and trained therapists, parents of at-risk kids may eventually help their toddlers to avoid an autism diagnosis.
Couples who set health goals together have more successJanuary 20, 2015, Fox News
Couples who work together to change their unhealthy habits appear to have more successful outcomes, a new study suggests.
Talking to kids about racismJanuary 19, 2015, CNN
Teachers and parents don't always know how to talk to young children about bias and bullying.
Writing your way to happinessJanuary 19, 2015, The New York Times
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
What really makes us more attractiveJanuary 19, 2015, Today
The trick to appearing more attractive to others may have as much to do with our facial expressions or body language as the cosmetics we wear.
Fighting for those who need it mostJanuary 17, 2015, CNN
There are warriors for mental wellness in many fields, fighting for better treatment and working to defy stigma.
Poor sleep 'link to teen drink risk'January 16, 2015, BBC News
Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and regretful sexual behavior.
How men and women experience depression differentlyJanuary 14, 2015, Fox News
Women experience depression at twice the rate of men, and the genders often experience depression in distinctly different ways.
Veterans say experimental PTSD treatment has changed their livesJanuary 13, 2015, The Washington Post
Some of the latest tools to help vets recover from wounds both mental and physical include bionics, virtual reality and magnetic waves.
Computers judge personality better than friendsJanuary 12, 2015, BBC News
By analyzing "likes" on Facebook, a computer model deduced a person's character on five key traits better than brothers, mothers and even some partners.
How optimism might be good for your heartJanuary 12, 2015, Time
New research links a positive attitude with better cardiovascular health.
Mobile phone separation anxiety is realJanuary 12, 2015, USA TODAY
Study shows that the effects of being separated from one's phone turns out to be both psychological and physiological.
Naps may be good for a baby's learningJanuary 12, 2015, The New York Times
A new study suggests that sleeping after learning and memorizing aids infants in retaining new information.
Why you can't tickle yourselfJanuary 9, 2015, BBC News
It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.
Music therapy may bring troubled families togetherJanuary 9, 2015, Fox News
For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.
To treat depression: Drugs or therapy?January 8, 2015, The New York Times
Recent studies identify individual factors that might predict a better response to one type of treatment over another.
Yoga: A treatment for grief?January 7, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
The practice may help people heal from the inside and out when coping with loss.
Jealousy: One more way men and women are differentJanuary 7, 2015, Time
How one reacts to being cheated on in a relationship is heavily dependent on one's sex.
Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in childrenJanuary 7, 2015, The Washington Post
Study shows music training not only helps children develop fine motor skills, but also aids emotional and behavioral maturation.
Smartphone screens impact kids' sleepJanuary 5, 2015, Today
A new study finds that even small-screen devices interrupt children’s sleep.
Major study of bereaved military families underwayJanuary 5, 2015, Fox News
Widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America's military families as they go through bereavement.
Gut bacteria and anxietyJanuary 4, 2015, Huffington Post
New research shows evidence of a connection between gut bacteria and mental health.
Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human errorJanuary 2, 2015, Los Angeles Times
Researcher asks if current safety measures are effective, or if lapses are early warning signs of systemic problems.
The transgender life: What to know, say and understandJanuary 2, 2015, CNN
The recent suicide of a transgender teen in Ohio has sparked an intensely emotional reaction across social media.
Self-defeating thoughts can wreck your workoutJanuary 2, 2015, Today
Negative self-talk can lower your morale and make it less likely you’ll continue working out.
Lack of sleep, parents’ anxiety may affect kids’ pain after surgeryJanuary 2, 2015, Fox News
Children who didn’t sleep well before a scheduled surgery, or whose parents made a big deal of the pain the child would feel, had worse pain after surgery.
Why New Year's resolutions failDecember 31, 2014, Huffington Post
People tend to set unreasonable goals then experience negative emotions and lack of motivation for not reaching them.
Early intervention could change nature of schizophreniaDecember 31, 2014, USA TODAY
Intervening early has the potential to both save money and avert suffering for those with schizophrenia.
How the effects of trauma can be passed down to the next generationDecember 28, 2014, Huffington Post
New study suggests that in addition to the negative effects, the adaptive benefits of trauma might also stay alive in families through the years.
Imagination and reality look different in the brainDecember 26, 2014, Fox News
Findings may lead to a better understanding of how the brain processes short-term memories and how memory is connected to imagination.
Life choices are 'behind more than four in 10 cancers'December 25, 2014, BBC News
Research center shows smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, following by unhealthy diets.
Why happiness is healthyDecember 25, 2014, CNN
A review of research found a link between emotional well-being and physical health.
Earlier bullying tied to quality of life in collegeDecember 24, 2014, Fox News
Researchers suggest that quality of life for college students is linked with their bullying experiences in primary school and high school.
Terrorism fears may shorten your lifeDecember 23, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Long-term fear of terrorists may damage your heart and increase your risk for an early death, study shows.
A hug a day may keep the sniffles awayDecember 22, 2014, Today
Study shows the warm embrace of a close friend or loved one may actually improve immune system functioning.
Fast food may lead to lower school results for US kidsDecember 22, 2014, Fox News
Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science and reading, a recent study of U.S. school children said.
Why it feels 'blessed' to giveDecember 22, 2014, ABC News
Researchers explore why we give things away and what, if any, benefits we receive.
Study looks at marijuana's impact on the brainDecember 20, 2014, USA TODAY
Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain.
Can music can enhance the flavor of your food?December 20, 2014, NPR
Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste.
Why boredom is bad... and good for youDecember 18, 2014, BBC News
Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realize, but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics.
People who feel younger at heart live longerDecember 17, 2014, CNN
Research found people who felt younger than their age lived longer than those who felt their age or older.
E-cigarettes 'help smokers quit or cut down'December 16, 2014, BBC News
E-cigarettes appear to help smokers cut down but some say they are creating a new generation of addicts.
Most U.S. doctors now support assisted suicideDecember 16, 2014, NBC News
Survey shows for the first time most U.S. doctors back the rights of patients with an "incurable illness" to seek "a dignified death."
Educating first responders across U.S. on autism safetyDecember 16, 2014, Fox News
A retired police officer has made it his mission to educate first responders and others about how to more effectively interact with people with autism spectrum disorder.
How to survive emotionally during the holidaysDecember 16, 2014, CNN
Spending time with family during the holidays can lead to stress and resentment.
How being an extrovert may give your immune system a boostDecember 15, 2014, Huffington Post
Researchers say your personality may play a role in your ability to ward off infection.
India tackles worryingly high level of suicides among young peopleDecember 12, 2014, CNN
India has the highest suicide rate worldwide for ages 15 to 29.
Mental health problems still emerging, 2 years after Sandy Hook school shootingDecember 11, 2014, CBS News
The scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist a long time.
Sexual assault: Who are likely victims?December 11, 2014, USA TODAY
Study shows that female college students are less likely than non-students to be sexually assaulted, but they're also less likely to report an assault to police.
Why painful memories lingerDecember 11, 2014, Fox News
Memories of traumatic events can be hard to shake, and now scientists say they understand why.
Gay advocates can shift same-sex marriage viewsDecember 11, 2014, CNN
Study found that gay door-to-door canvassers could trigger a persistent change in same-sex marriage voting attitudes.
People with autism share common pattern of brain inflammationDecember 10, 2014, Huffington Post
Study shows inflammation is caused by an overactive immune response.
Obese lose up to eight years of lifeDecember 5, 2014, BBC News
Study shows being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health.
Rule will allow high school athletes to pick their sports genderDecember 4, 2014, Fox News
Proponents say transgender athletes will feel more welcome to participate in sports; while those opposed bring up potential safety issues in the case of girls facing off with boys.
Boys may actually be meaner than girlsDecember 3, 2014, Time
Study reveals that at every grade level, boys engage in aggressive relationship behavior more often than girls.
Close to 8 percent of Americans are depressed, but few seek mental health treatmentDecember 3, 2014, Los Angeles Times
Study says one in 13 Americans suffers from moderate or severe depression, with women disproportionately affected.
Creating bonds when memory fadesDecember 2, 2014, Today
There are ways to stay emotionally connected even when a parent or loved one suffers from dementia.
Seasonal Affective Disorder and the difference from winter bluesDecember 2, 2014, BBC News
Winter blues often involves a lack of sleep while SAD means people are permanently tired and spend longer in bed.
Do most people get PTSD after terrifying incidents?December 1, 2014, BBC News
The assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn’t the only myth that exists about post-traumatic stress disorder.
Science suggests intermittent fasting may have health benefitsDecember 1, 2014, Fox News
An eating schedule that involves "intermittent fasting" could help fight many related diseases of modern life, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's.