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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science The Economics of Losing a Loved One Delayed Reward Discounting in Prolonged Grief Fiona Maccallum and George A. Bonanno Prolonged grief PG is a syndrome marked by intense and prolonged bereavement and is accompanied by significant impairment. Researchers still have much to learn about PG, including how it influences decision making. People who had lost a parent, partner, or sibling ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 8
Faces of Black Children as Young as Five Evoke Negative Biases
A new study suggests that people are more likely to misidentify a toy as a weapon after seeing a Black face than a White face, even when the face in question is that of a five-year-old child. The research is published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our findings suggest that, although young children are typically viewed as harmless and innocent, seeing faces of five-year-old Black boys appears to trigger ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Feb 8
Study Links Concussion to Higher Risk of Later Suicide
Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests. Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs during a weekend, researchers found. Based on these results, loved ones and physicians should keep a close eye on anyone who s had a concussion, even if the head injury happened years ago, said senior author Dr. Do ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 8
Brain Cells in Mice May Reveal Clues to Your Sighs
Scientists working with mice say that they ve pinpointed brain cells that control sighing. In lab experiments, the researchers found that two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem trigger sighs. Sighing appears to be regulated by the fewest number of neurons we have seen linked to a fundamental human behavior, said study researcher Jack Feldman, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. One of the holy grails in neurosc ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 8
Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says
Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say. Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and appropriate follow-up, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF said in a final recommendation released Monday. Screening tools are available to help primary care doctors accurately identify major dep ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 8
How we label people with mental illness influences tolerance toward them
Would you call an individual with depression mentally ill or a person with a mental illness According to a new study, the label one gives a person with such an illness can influence how they are tolerated by society.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 8
Bullies With a Cause
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right, and forms the foundation of both liberal arts education and democracy itself. Nonetheless, colleges are now acquiescing to calls for restrictions on speech that upsets or offends, and in a worthy effort to protect civil rights, universities are paradoxically creating a less civil atmosphere on campus . Students now seem to feel free to respond with vitriol to those with whom they disagree. Brown University stud ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger
Every week, it seems there is new cutting-edge research that confirms the brain benefits of physical activity. For example, a study released today reports that sustained aerobic exercise increases the birth of new neurons neurogenesis in the brain. Over ten years ago, when I wrote The Athlete s Way manuscript, I included the revolutionary idea that aerobic exercise could stimulate neurogenesis as a prime source of motivation to inspire people of all ages t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
7 Steps To A Guiltless Breakup From A Narcissist
Narcissism is a topic of great importance, both for individuals and in terms of relationships. Blogs offer advice about how to tell if someone is a narcissist, about how to break up with a narcissist, even figuring out if you re a narcissist yourself. An important, often unasked question, is how do relationships involving narcissism get going Does focusing on one person s or another person s issues work, rather than what the two do together Because people ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 8
Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have...
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the February issue of the journal Obstetrics Gynecology , the study was led by Xiao Xu, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology Reproduc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Researcher warns US could see substantial impact of Zika virus
BOSTON - A researcher at Boston Medical Center BMC and the Boston University School of Public Health BUSPH warns that Zika virus could spread quickly to and potentially within the US. The mosquito-borne virus, which is believed to cause microcephaly in infants who are exposed in utero, causes rash and flu-like symptoms in adults and children who have been infected. Zika virus dates back to 1947 however, the first well-documented outbreak in humans was not ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
Super Bowl celebrations spread flu according to Tulane researchers
Cover your coughs in the Carolinas and don t double dip in Denver. A Tulane University study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu deaths. Lead author Charles Stoecker of Tulane University School of Public Health along with economists Alan Barreca of Tulane and Nicholas Sanders of Cornell University looked at county-level statistics from 1974-2009. The researchers found having a te ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 1
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