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Withdrawn Children Show Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions
A study using functional-MRI brain scanning reveals certain areas of the brain have higher activity in children who are socially withdrawn or reticent compared to children who are not withdrawn. In the study, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , researchers recorded children 8217 s brain activity as the children experienced a cartoon classroom in which they were portrayed as new students involved in ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 9
What Really Motivates the Presidential Candidates?
This is my first ever blog on the Psychology Today website, and I m excited to be posting it So welcome
Psychology Today - Sat. May 7
Nature's Perfect Partners: A PBS Film on Animal Cooperation
Watch members of the same and different species -- odd couples -- working together to achieve win-win outcomes for all Once again PBS Nature produces a winner called Nature s Perfect Partners wonderful photographs can also be seen here . It simply is outstanding. Nature s Perfect Partners will air Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8pm ET on PBS please check local listings . The film s description lays out just what you will see. It won t come as any surprise that ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 7
Smartphones uncover how the world sleeps
ANN ARBOR--A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sleep schedules. The study, led by University of Michigan mathematicians, used a free smartphone app that reduces jetlag to gather robust sleep data from thousands of people in 100 nations. The researchers examined how age, gender, amount of light and home country affect the amount of shut-ey ...
EurekAlert - Sat. May 7
Study suggests testosterone therapy does not raise risk of aggressive prostate...
Men with low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone need not fear that testosterone replacement therapy will increase their risk of prostate cancer. This is the finding of an analysis of more than a quarter-million medical records of mostly white men in Sweden, research led by investigators at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center. The international team of study authors will present these results on May 9 at the ...
EurekAlert - Sat. May 7
Use Psychology to Handle These 7 Sticky Situations
Each day presents us with personal and relationship challenges. Can psychology research help you meet those challenges Yes, most definitely Not only can research studies help you understand what is going on in a given situation, they can provide guidelines for action.
Psychology Today - Fri. May 6
No, You Cannot Eradicate a Fetish
The field of sexology is still in its infancy, and so its application is uneven and rife with regional and individual biases , largely due to general sex phobia and a subsequent lack of empirical research within the field. A few years ago, an online debate I was privy to illustrates the intense discrepancies within the field. The discussion in question concerned whether or not it is possible to eradicate a fetish. Most respondents were in agreement that, l ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 6
Social Anxiety: Mapping Its 7 Key Components
Apart from depression , social anxiety a.k.a. social phobia is probably the most common clearly diagnosable mental health condition I see in the clinic. Although there is much information on the web about social anxiety , I rarely see it explained at the level of psychological depth necessary for folks to understand all the various elements that go into it. Instead, it usually is just described as a list of symptoms that are fairly obvious, such as the ind ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 6
Immunization rates climb when pediatricians have easy access to vaccination re...
May 5, 2016 -- Exchange of immunization data between a centralized city immunization registry and provider electronic health records led to significant improvements in pediatric immunization coverage, a reduction in over-immunization for adolescents, and increased completeness of immunization records, according to a study conducted at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and the Ne ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Improvements to online health information can help reduce barriers to care for...
BOSTON - The Internet has become a powerful and important resource for daily life. When patients receive a medical diagnosis, particularly a difficult one like pancreatic cancer, the web can be an essential information tool, helping to enable patients to have meaningful discussions with health care providers. However, new research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC published today in JAMA Surgery suggests that online information about pancreat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease have declined in recent years
Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease GERD in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.047 percent in 2013. The numbers of overweight and obese patients having this surgery have increased, however. Also, women are more likely than men to have surgery for GERD. Importantly, surgery was not found to bring complete relief from GERD symptoms 80 of patients ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
Bisexual and questioning young women more susceptible to depression, Drexel st...
A study exploring the prevalence of mental health symptoms in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning LGBQ community, found that the oft-overlooked questioning and bisexual youth face their own significant challenges, particularly when it comes to depression, anxiety and traumatic distress. I think the failure to include bisexual individuals in research studies reflects a larger culture of bisexual invisibility, said Annie Shearer, a research assistant ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 6
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