Psychology Newswire Archive
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.
Why everything you think about aging may be wrongNovember 30, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Research shows that as people age, friendships, creativity and satisfaction with life can flourish.
Public schools separate girls and boysNovember 30, 2014, The New York Times
Single-sex education is on the rise again in public schools as educators seek ways to improve academic performance, especially among the poor.
Loneliness isn't a symptom, it's a diseaseNovember 30, 2014, Forbes
A new study suggests that loneliness is it's own condition and not a symptom of something worse.
Your adult siblings may be the secret to a long, happy lifeNovember 27, 2014, NPR
As people age, indicators of emotional health and life satisfaction may be tied to feelings about brothers and sisters.
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.
Study says a bad marriage could literally break your heartNovember 21, 2014, CNN
A study has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those who are happily wed.
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.