Psychology Newswire Archive
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.
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.
The problem with getting too much light at nightAugust 31, 2014, Huffington Post
Research shows artificial light exposure at night is associated with depression and other negative symptoms.
KKK recruits with candies and fliersAugust 31, 2014, CNN
The Ku Klux Klan may be seizing on a time when race and immigration are dominant issues.
There's a cure for those end-of-summer bluesAugust 29, 2014, USA TODAY
Psychologist suggests ways to view the change in seasons in less all or nothing terms.
Researchers find way to turn bad memories into happier onesAugust 29, 2014, Fox News
Neuroscientists have found a way to use light to rewrite a mouse's memories to reduce the feelings of a bad memory or stress they have had.
How to cope when kids fly the coopAugust 28, 2014, Chicago Tribune
Several experts share tips for how to deal with life with an empty nest.
President plans more measures to improve health care for veteransAugust 26, 2014, The New York Times
Among other actions, new legislation devotes money to hire more providers to shorten waiting times.
Sensors let Alzheimer's patients stay at home, safelyAugust 25, 2014, CNN
Technology can help caretakers monitor people with Alzheimer's and dementia from afar.
Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobaccoAugust 25, 2014, The Washington Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that adolescents who vape say they are much more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes.
Pediatricians say school should start later for teens' healthAugust 25, 2014, NPR
The nation's pediatricians say that making middle and high schoolers start classes too early threatens children's' health, safety and academic performance.
Talk less, listen more to be the friend of a person with depressionAugust 25, 2014, Wall Street Journal
The most well-intentioned words or gestures can seem to do more harm than good.
Teens who skimp on sleep may face later obesity riskAugust 21, 2014, Huffington Post
Sleep deprivation has been shown in past research to affect the health of teens in a number of ways.
Attention is drawn to the prevalence of suicide among vetsAugust 21, 2014, USA TODAY
Combat-related guilt is the most significant predictor of suicide attempts and of preoccupation with suicide after discharge from the military.
Charm the pants off of everyone, all the timeAugust 20, 2014, Forbes
Making a great first impression at social functions can be a daunting task, but there are ways to make it easier.
To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big weddingAugust 20, 2014, Los Angeles Times
Study shows couples who had at least 150 guests at their weddings were more likely to go on to have successful marriages.
Virginia same-sex marriage ruling is placed on holdAugust 20, 2014, Washington Post
The action stops Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least for now.
More people going to Switzerland for assisted suicideAugust 20, 2014, The New York Times
A study has found an increase in the number of people from other countries traveling to Switzerland to end their lives under the auspices of right-to-die organizations.
Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skillsAugust 18, 2014, Fox News
How well kids make the shift to memory-based problem-solving is known to predict their ultimate math achievement.
The power of the peer group in preventing campus rapeAugust 18, 2014, NPR
Prevention efforts are exploring the idea that having male friends who object to violence against women can be a powerful antidote to rape on college campuses.
The tough transition to middle schoolAugust 18, 2014, CNN
Many parents and teens are anxious about the start of middle school.
Parent-reported cases of disability in children riseAugust 17, 2014, USA TODAY
Study shows that more parents, especially upper-income ones, are reporting that their children have a physical, developmental or mental health disability.
Cleaning up Internet bullyingAugust 15, 2014, USA TODAY
The death of actor Robin Williams brought the subject of Internet bullying to the forefront.
Maternal singing calms preemies and lowers anxietyAugust 15, 2014, Fox News
Study shows the combination of a mother's voice softly singing while holding a preemie calms both the baby and the mother.
An unintended consequence of border crisisAugust 15, 2014, MSNBC
School districts are bracing for the thousands of unaccompanied minors who are expected to join classrooms this upcoming fall.
To know suicideAugust 15, 2014, The New York Times
The most important risk factor for suicide may be mental illness, especially depression or bipolar disorder.
A new key to understanding depressionAugust 14, 2014, TIME
New research looks at the possible link between inflammation and depression.
Vitamin D tied to Alzheimer's riskAugust 14, 2014, The New York Times
Low vitamin D is associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Parkinson’s disease and depression often go hand in handAugust 14, 2014, The Washington Post
Both conditions are associated with a shortage of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate movement and control the brain's pleasure center.
What American parents fear mostAugust 12, 2014, MSNBC
School violence and gun-related injuries ranked among American families’ top worries, along with child obesity, teen pregnancy and drug abuse.
How to make positive changes in your lifeAugust 12, 2014, CNN
Changing your sleep schedule is just one of the ways to make a positive change in your life.
The benefits of lucid dreamingAugust 12, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Researchers decipher clues from those with greater awareness and control of behavior in dreams.
A good IT person needs to be half technologist, half psychologistAugust 11, 2014, NPR
Getting machines to work is an essential part of an IT job, but so is making the customer feel better.
Tactic in Alzheimer's fight may be safeAugust 11, 2014, The New York Times
Study finds that missing a gene, when present in one form, greatly increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Counselors say men are more willing to try couples therapy when it focuses on resultsAugust 11, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Strategies to get a reluctant partner to try couples therapy involves discussing positive outcomes and avoiding ultimatums.
Computer games beneficial in treating elderly depressionAugust 6, 2014, Fox News
Research shows computer games could help in treating older people with depression who haven't been helped by antidepressant drugs or other treatments.
Why are people addicted to certain exercise workouts?August 6, 2014, TIME
Among several theories, research shows taking control of exercise helps balance the loss of control people feel in other areas of their lives.
Depression can start as young as preschoolAugust 6, 2014, CBS News
Research shows that preschoolers who are depressed are more likely to experience symptoms throughout childhood.
Scientists say child's play helps build a better brainAugust 6, 2014, NPR
Play appears to initiate lasting changes in areas of the brain used for thinking and processing social interactions.
Obamacare helping more youth to get mental health treatmentAugust 5, 2014, MSNBC
Provision allows young people to stay on their parents' health plan until they turn 26, making mental health care more affordable.
One question reveals: Are you a narcissist?August 5, 2014, USA TODAY
Study shows the answer to just one question had the same result as a 40-item questionnaire about narcissism.
Left behind: LGBT homeless youth struggle to survive on the streetsAugust 3, 2014, NBC News
Despite the gains made for gay rights in recent years, homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are struggling to find safe shelter.