Psychology Newswire Archive
Female bosses 'more depressed'November 21, 2014, BBC News
Research shows that women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression.
Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholicsNovember 20, 2014, The New York Times
A government study reveals that nine out of 10 people who drink too much are not addicts, and can change their behavior with support.
Stressful relationships tied to mental declineNovember 20, 2014, Fox News
Having close personal relationships in middle age that cause stress, problems or worries, may contribute to a decline in thinking ability in older age, according to a new study.
Mathematically gifted men and women report both being happy despite pay inequalityNovember 19, 2014, The Washington Post
Many factors go into the emotional well-being of the adults who have been studied since they were gifted teenagers.
Mothers comforting babies in pain actually changes the gene activity in infants’ brainsNovember 18, 2014, The Washington Post
Study on rats show that hundreds of genes in baby rats' brains were more or less active, depending on whether the mothers were present while the babies were in pain.
Home cooks eat better — and fewer calories when they eat outNovember 18, 2014, Today
Study shows home cooks have a mindfulness of healthy and nutrient dense meal preparation along with portion control, and maintain these qualities when dining outside the home.
Unattractive men look better to women on the pillNovember 18, 2014, Fox News
Picking a partner while on the pill might have lasting ramifications on marital satisfaction, new research finds.
Ready to quit smoking?November 17, 2014, USA TODAY
There are several proven methods to help people quit the habit.
Obesity in some tied to pollutantsNovember 17, 2014, The New York Times
A new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents.
Online life for teens may lead to real-life problemsNovember 17, 2014, Fox News
Teens' online behaviors may create real-life problems like relationship abuse and negative thoughts on body image, according to two new studies.
Is drinking soda the new smoking?November 14, 2014, CBS News
Lawmakers think it's time to warn people about the detrimental health effects of drinking soda much like cigarette labeling did in the 1960's.
People who speak two languages have more efficient brains, study saysNovember 13, 2014, Fox News
New research suggests that bilingual people require less brain power to complete tasks compared to people who speak only one language.
United Nations asks United States to clarify its position on tortureNovember 12, 2014, The Washington Post
A 2005 interpretation of a law banning torture or cruel treatment of U.S. detainees overseas did not apply “with respect to aliens overseas."
Cities 'way ahead' of states in LGBT equalityNovember 12, 2014, USA TODAY
Cities have pushed ahead of states to pass laws barring discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQNovember 11, 2014, CNN
Study of long-term marijuana users finds they have smaller decision-making area of brain.
Autism advocates hope Jerry Seinfeld's words help fight stigmaNovember 7, 2014, NBC News
Comedian's revelation sends a positive message that the autism community is much larger and more diverse than people often understand.
Children exposed to high levels of pollution five times more likely to have ADHDNovember 7, 2014, The Washington Post
Study could help solve the mystery of what causes ADHD which could lead to ways to prevent it.
Gay marriage bans in four states upheld by federal appeals courtNovember 7, 2014, USA TODAY
The ruling creates a split among the nation's circuit courts and virtually guarantees Supreme Court review.
Why being a workaholic is awful for you and everyone around youNovember 7, 2014, Huffington Post
Workaholics display many of the same characteristics as those addicted to drugs or alcohol, such as compulsively engaging in behavior that is ultimately destructive.
PTSD raises the risk of premature birthNovember 6, 2014, Time
Researchers hope that treating PTSD could reduce the risks of premature birth.
Happiness 'dips in midlife in the affluent West'November 5, 2014, BBC News
Happiness nose dives as you hit middle age - but only if you live in affluent Western countries, latest research suggests.
Conservative and liberal brains may be wired differentlyNovember 4, 2014, The Washington Post
Study finds that depending on their political point of view, people respond differently to disgusting pictures.
Researchers look at why autism cases are increasingNovember 4, 2014, Fox News
It's not clear whether the rise is due to changes in how doctors diagnose autism and report cases, or if there is some factor in children's environment that is affecting autism rates.
Shift work may dull your brainNovember 3, 2014, BBC News
Scientists warn that working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability.
Moms may favor girls when talking to infantsNovember 3, 2014, Today
Researchers found that moms interacted vocally more with infant daughters rather than sons both at birth and at one month.
Important reasons to start making time for silence, rest and solitudeNovember 3, 2014, Huffington Post
During silence, the mind is best able to cultivate a form of mindful intention that later motivates us to take action.
Brain training may help calm the storms of schizophreniaNovember 3, 2014, NPR
Researchers want to help people with schizophrenia simply think more clearly.
Mental health problems related to superstorm Sandy endureNovember 2, 2014, Newsday
After superstorm Sandy, many people reported feeling betrayed by the ocean or afraid of it.
How deep brain stimulation could unlock secrets of Tourette'sOctober 27, 2014, CNN
Small electrodes implanted into the brain stimulate affected regions in patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease or tremors.
Compound in cocoa found to reverse age-related memory lossOctober 26, 2014, The Washington Post
A new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can aid in lost memory skills.
How to talk to kids about ebolaOctober 24, 2014, Time
For kids, seeing alarming headlines without understanding the context of the disease, Ebola can seem like a looming and personal threat.
Chromosome linked to cancer and death risk in menOctober 22, 2014, BBC News
Research shows that Y chromosome loss in aging men may play a role in determining lifespan and ability to fight cancer.
What a panic attack physically feels likeOctober 21, 2014, Huffington Post
Sufferers share how a panic attack manifests itself physically.
Majority of men want flexible workOctober 21, 2014, The Washington Post
Research is showing that having a measure of control over when, where and how work gets done is something nearly everybody wants, including men.
Walnuts may prevent or slow onset of Alzheimer’sOctober 21, 2014, The Washington Post
Study found that mice, fed the equivalent for humans of about ounce of walnuts a day, performed better on memory tests.
The psychology behind the mass fear of EbolaOctober 20, 2014, Time
It is human nature to be fearful despite the almost-zero probability of acquiring Ebola in the United States.
Halting schizophrenia before it startsOctober 20, 2014, NPR
A new type of program in California aims to prevent schizophrenia before it officially begins.
Overcoming obesity and making it lastOctober 20, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Even a modest weight loss can improve overall health.
Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower health risksOctober 17, 2014, Fox News
Emotional support may protect against the negative effects of increasing poverty by offering a measure of empowerment to cope with problems.
What the dying really regretOctober 17, 2014, CNN
For many patients, it's the realization that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.
Helpful things to say to someone with anxietyOctober 16, 2014, Huffington Post
The key way to make a connection with an anxiety sufferer is by offering support without judgment.
How to tame a wandering mindOctober 16, 2014, BBC News
Evidence suggests that mind-wandering and procrastination can lead to stress, illness and relationship problems.
Relationships are the key to retirement happinessOctober 16, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Aging adults find that fulfillment is found not in having more, but in connecting more to other people.
Professors say new sexual assult policy is one-sidedOctober 15, 2014, NPR
Months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.
Children who care for adults spend nearly 2 hours a day as caregiversOctober 13, 2014, The Washington Post
Study found that kids providing care do so at the expense of their own school work and well-being.
A new Alzheimer's breakthrough could be a game changerOctober 13, 2014, Time.com
Scientists have recreated what goes on in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients in a 3D culture dish that could speed development of new drugs for the disease.
Can shopping help anxiety?October 13, 2014, Huffington Post
The shopping process may allow for the feeling of more control over a situation, which in turn eases anxiety.
When your child’s behavior is troubling youOctober 13, 2014, Fox News
Sometimes parents are fearful that a child's behavior may be an indication of a disorder.
Emotions linger after forgotten events in Alzheimer's patientsOctober 12, 2014, NPR
A new study suggests that people with Alzheimer's can hold on to happy or sad feelings, even if they forget what triggered them.
Why exercise boosts IQOctober 10, 2014, BBC News
Research shows exercising the body is one of the best ways to boost intelligence and preserve it through old age.
Why relationships are crucial to your health and happinessOctober 9, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Close relationships influence your emotional well-being and development.
Moderation, a radical option in treating addictionOctober 9, 2014, CBS News
Some experts say that for certain people in early stages of alcoholism, moderation management can be a solution.
Prejudices about moneyOctober 8, 2014, Time
Financial planners need to understand that their feelings about wealth are in fact their feelings — not necessarily their clients'.
When healthy eating becomes an obsessionOctober 7, 2014, CNN
Health experts say extreme "healthy eating" can threaten health and relationships.
Countering negative self-talkOctober 7, 2014, PsychCentral
Negative self-talk can sabotage and undermine our efforts in any part of our lives.
Cannabis is as addictive as heroinOctober 7, 2014, Telegraph
British study shows cannabis can be as addictive as heroin or alcohol, and may cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use.
Why saying is believingOctober 7, 2014, NPR
The science of self-talk shows that the internal sense of oneself is a powerful thing.
Why saying is believingOctober 7, 2014, NPR
The science of self-talk shows that the internal sense of oneself is a powerful thing.
What's next in the fight over same-sex marriage?October 7, 2014, CNN
The Supreme Court refused to rule on gay marriage cases, clearing the way for such marriages to be legal in additional states.
Teens taught that personality traits change cope with depression betterOctober 6, 2014, The Washington Post
Learning that personalities and social situations aren't permanent helps teens deal with high school more positively.
How exercise may protect the brain against stress-induced depressionOctober 6, 2014, The Washington Post
Study shows exercise helps rid the body of a stress-induced amino acid associated with mental illness.
Extraordinary experiences could hurt your relationshipsOctober 6, 2014, Fox News
Because social interaction is grounded in similaries, gushing about an adventurous trip could leave you feeling alone.
HIV treatment, awareness lacking among US gay, bisexual menOctober 3, 2014, Fox News
Data shows that barriers still exist in the fight against the still-growing epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, among gay and bisexual men.
Antibiotics in infancy may be linked to childhood obesityOctober 2, 2014, Huffington Post
Kids who receive several rounds of antibiotics before age two may be at an increased risk of being overweight by age five, suggests a new study.
Ways to deal with a toxic co-workerOctober 2, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
A co-worker who is unhappy at work and shows it in a negative way can foster an emotionally draining situation for everyone else.
Helping kids take criticism constructivelyOctober 2, 2014, The New York Times
Receiving feedback is a skill, and like most skills, it requires practice, and a willingness to change and improve.
Excessive worry in women linked to higher Alzheimer's riskOctober 1, 2014, The Washington Post
Research found a link between middle-age women with neurotic traits and a higher Alzheimer's risk.
Are we hard-wired to doodle?September 30, 2014, BBC News
One study shows doodling can prevent our minds from wandering into daydreams about the past or future, boosting concentration and memory.
Brain structures differ among media multitaskersSeptember 29, 2014, The Boston Globe
Study shows that the brains of multitaskers look significantly different from those who commit to only one task.
How disappointment works in the brainSeptember 29, 2014, Fox News
Researchers believe that competing neurotransmitters in the brain might be an avenue that leads to the discovery of a new generation of antidepressants.
Ways to be a happier personSeptember 28, 2014, Time.com
Psychologists suggest easy ways to find happiness in everyday life.
Why some men develop signs of pregnancySeptember 26, 2014, The Washington Post
There are a range of theories as to why some men develop an involuntary manifestation of pregnancy.
Is beer good for your brain?September 26, 2014, CNN
Research suggests a flavonoid found in beer may play a role in cognitive function.
Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal'September 25, 2014, BBC News
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.
Keeping your dignity at the hospitalSeptember 23, 2014, Fox News
Doctors are looking into how patients' experiences while in the hospital could be improved if they were simply allowed or even encouraged to wear pants.
Are Americans ready for another war?September 23, 2014, CNN
The United States appears to have one of the highest rates of veterans and soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome in the world.
Brainwave test may help diagnose autismSeptember 23, 2014, CBS News
Study shows measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism.
$10.1 million allocated to counter gender bias in studiesSeptember 23, 2014, The New York Times
Researchers will include more human participants, generally women, in clinical trials and will ensure that their laboratory animals are representative of both genders.
Southern states are now epicenter of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.September 22, 2014, The Washington Post
The infection rate among African American and Latina women in the South rivals sub-Saharan Africa.
Tourism to Switzerland for assisted suicide is growing, often for nonfatal diseasesSeptember 22, 2014, The Washington Post
More and more people with a nonfatal disease are making the trip to end their lives.
White House begins campaign against campus sex assultSeptember 19, 2014, Time
A new public awareness and education campaign is designed to change the culture on college campuses and prevent sexual assault before it happens.
Ways to boost happinessSeptember 19, 2014, CNN
Science shows happy people live longer and healthier lives.
One in five workers has left their job because of bullyingSeptember 18, 2014, Forbes
Study shows nearly one third of workers report having felt bullied at work.
Former addicts may be at lower risk of new addictionsSeptember 18, 2014, Fox News
Research shows people who get clean after being addicted to drugs are at lower risk of becoming addicted to something else than people who never overcame the first substance use disorder.
PTSD is linked to food addiction in womenSeptember 18, 2014, Time
Study shows that women who suffer from the worst symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are twice as likely to be addicted to food than those who do not.
Boys struggle with body image, tooSeptember 17, 2014, Huffington Post
Body image issues often go unreported or undiagnosed for boys, which may explain varying statistics.
The most important ingredient for a happy retirementSeptember 15, 2014, Huffington Post
Study reveals the overwhelming key to a satisfying retirement is having your health.
Can looking at food photos make you feel full?September 15, 2014, NPR
Research indicates that looking at images of food might have the effect of making people feel more satisfied.
Study questions Alzheimer's treatmentsSeptember 15, 2014, The Boston Globe
Research shows that more than half of patients with advanced dementia who are in the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease continue to receive drugs that have questionable benefits.
Walking, biking to work seems to have mental health benefitsSeptember 15, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Daily commuters who stopping driving to work and started walking or riding a bike were under less stress and were able to concentrate better.
A texting driver's educationSeptember 13, 2014, The New York Times
Technology distraction is an issue that scientists say is playing out in many aspects of life — not just behind the wheel, but also at work and at home.
Brain trauma to affect one in three NFL playersSeptember 12, 2014, The New York Times
Data shows nearly a third of retired football players will develop long-term cognitive problems which are likely to emerge at much younger ages than in the general population.
Happy wife, happy life?September 9, 2014, Fox News
New research shows that for married couples, when the wife is happy with the marriage, the husband has a higher life satisfaction.
Frequent teen marijuana use linked to issues later in lifeSeptember 9, 2014, CNN
The study found daily adolescent users were more likely to become dependent on marijuana, more likely to attempt suicide, and more likely to use other illegal drugs in the future.
Early treatment may decrease autism signsSeptember 9, 2014, Los Angeles Times
New research suggests intervention during infant years may improve autism symptoms by age three.
Couples on different sleep schedules can expect conflict—and adaptSeptember 9, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Researchers found spouses who go to bed at different times report significantly less relationship satisfaction than those on the same schedule.
Happy reunions can obscure the challenges that military families face after deploymentSeptember 8, 2014, The Washington Post
Military families face challenges that don’t get the same attention as reunion “Hallmark moments,” experts say.
How trauma can help you growSeptember 8, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Survivors of traumatic events can learn to cope with their pain through a phenomenon called “post-traumatic growth.”
Are antidepressants safe for pregnant women?September 7, 2014, Fox News
The latest research shows what pregnant women should consider before taking anti-depressant medications.
CDC: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been rapedSeptember 5, 2014, The Washington Post
Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that it is very likely that their results actually underestimate the prevalence of sexual violence in American society.
Weight loss may not improve mood, study saysSeptember 5, 2014, Fox News
Advertisements for weight-loss programs usually show cheery dieters, but a new study finds that in the real world, weight loss may be linked with worsening mood.
Lack of sleep may shrink your brainSeptember 4, 2014, CNN
Researchers found that individuals with sleep problems had a more rapid decline in brain volume or size over the course of their study than those who slept well.
Why flunking exams is actually a good thingSeptember 4, 2014, The New York Times
Pretesting, a new development in learning-science, raises performance on final-exam questions by an average of ten percent.
More evidence happiness doesn't come from buying new thingsSeptember 3, 2014, Huffington Post
Research shows that there is something intrinsically unpleasant about anticipating the purchase of a material good, which may put shoppers on edge and help create the conditions for violence.
Childhood diet habits set in infancySeptember 2, 2014, The New York Times
Research indicates that efforts to improve what children eat should begin before they even learn to walk.