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New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science The Effect of Relative Encoding on Memory-Based Judgments Marissa A. Sharif and Daniel M. Oppenheimer Some theories of decision making suggest that when people encode a stimulus, they represent where the stimulus lies in a distribution rather than the absolute value of the stimulus. How does this tendency to represent information as relative rather than absolute influence decision making In ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Aug 5
Locking doors in mental health hospitals does not lower suicide rate
Locking the doors of mental health hospitals does not reduce the risk of suicide or of patients leaving without permission, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry .
Medical News Today - Fri. Aug 5
Why 'Eroticized Rage" Is a Nonsense Concept
The term eroticized rage may be unknown to most, but it is very familiar amongst therapists who specialize in sex addiction . Now, sex addiction is very controversial in its own right and the American Psychiatric Association APA declined to include it in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM 5 which came out in 2013. I take a very critical view of it in my upcoming book Modern Sexuality , but instead of harping more on it here, I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Above and Beyond
As a firefighter in Pierce County, Washington, it is Jo Kummerle s job to save lives. But, going above and beyond the call of duty, she has saved lives off-duty as well. Three years ago, Kummerle s mother was in kidney failure and had to start dialysis. Kummerle tried to donate one of her own kidneys, but learned she wasn t a match. Luckily, even though no family members or friends turned out to be matches, Kummerle s mother was able to receive a transplan ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Are the Results of Animal Therapy Studies Unreliable?
Animal-assisted therapy is a growth industry. According to a survey conducted by the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, 69 of family practice physicians have worked with animals in medical settings. And Yale researchers reported that when it comes to the treatment of children with behavior problems, the public views animal-based therapies about as acceptable as psychotherapy and much more acceptable than drug treatments. These interventions are attract ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Aug 5
Cara Delevingne Hopes Talking About Depression Will Help Her Fans
When it comes to mental health, Cara Delevingne just gets it.
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
How Can 12-Year-Olds Be Adults?
In 2014, two 12-year-old girls were alleged to have stabbed a classmate to please an Internet based fictional villain called Slenderman. This week, a Wisconsin state appeals court ruled that these young girls will be tried as adults . Yes, you read that right. Tried as adults. If accepted beyond this specific case, the reasoning behind this decision challenges the rationale for having a juvenile court at all, and flies in the face of everything juvenile ju ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
Research Shows 'Dr. Phil' Viewers Are More Likely To Seek Mental Health Treatm...
A new study reveals that those who watch Dr. Phil rsquo s daytime talk show regularly are more likely to seek treatment for mental health issues for both themselves and their children than those who do not watch the program.
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 5
Mental illness: Could brain size be a risk factor?
A study published in the journal PLOS Biology could explain why large brains are more vulnerable to brain disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer s disease.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 30
Transgender identity 'should not be classified as a mental disorder'
The World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association should no longer classify transgender individuals as having a mental disorder. This is the conclusion of a new study, which finds that mental health issues among transgender individuals are largely fueled by stigma, rather than transgender identity itself.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jul 30
What Makes a Marriage Stop Working? What You Can Do About It
Linda , a thirty-something working mom, says, The marriage started to fall apart when our child was born. We thought we were on the same page about everything, but when we were faced with the realities of parenting , nothing was what we had imagined. I wasn t getting any sleep , nursing was a nightmare, and on top of everything, I felt like he was competing with the baby for my attention. Dave, her husband, has a different story. I couldn t do anything rig ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 30
Car Talk: Innovative Ways to Connect with Teens
Has your teen hit the brakes on communicating with you Does he shrug his shoulders when you ask him how his day was There is no doubt it, communicating with a teen can feel like being in stuck in gridlock, but there are some things you can do to try to jump start a conversation and it begins in the car. Yes, that small space can be a perfect place to crank up a dialogue with your teen and begin to tune up your relationship. So, buckle up because it may be ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 30
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