Psychology Newswire Archive
Lose weight using just your mindJanuary 23, 2015, Time
Researcher says people may be able to control their hunger pangs (to an extent) if they try to remember the last food they’ve eaten.
New study reveals healing power of voicesJanuary 22, 2015, CBS News
When comatose patients hear familiar voices, brain scan shows significant activity.
For career success, pick a conscientious spouseJanuary 22, 2015, Fox News
Research suggests that a spouse's personality has a significant impact on the success and work satisfaction of the other spouse.
How the brain stores trivial memories, just in caseJanuary 21, 2015, The New York Times
Study shows that memory is an adaptive process, continually updating itself according to what knowledge may be important in the future.
Parents may be able to lower kids' autism riskJanuary 21, 2015, Time
With the help of videos and trained therapists, parents of at-risk kids may eventually help their toddlers to avoid an autism diagnosis.
Couples who set health goals together have more successJanuary 20, 2015, Fox News
Couples who work together to change their unhealthy habits appear to have more successful outcomes, a new study suggests.
Talking to kids about racismJanuary 19, 2015, CNN
Teachers and parents don't always know how to talk to young children about bias and bullying.
Writing your way to happinessJanuary 19, 2015, The New York Times
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
What really makes us more attractiveJanuary 19, 2015, Today
The trick to appearing more attractive to others may have as much to do with our facial expressions or body language as the cosmetics we wear.
Fighting for those who need it mostJanuary 17, 2015, CNN
There are warriors for mental wellness in many fields, fighting for better treatment and working to defy stigma.
Poor sleep 'link to teen drink risk'January 16, 2015, BBC News
Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and regretful sexual behavior.
How men and women experience depression differentlyJanuary 14, 2015, Fox News
Women experience depression at twice the rate of men, and the genders often experience depression in distinctly different ways.
Veterans say experimental PTSD treatment has changed their livesJanuary 13, 2015, The Washington Post
Some of the latest tools to help vets recover from wounds both mental and physical include bionics, virtual reality and magnetic waves.
Computers judge personality better than friendsJanuary 12, 2015, BBC News
By analyzing "likes" on Facebook, a computer model deduced a person's character on five key traits better than brothers, mothers and even some partners.
How optimism might be good for your heartJanuary 12, 2015, Time
New research links a positive attitude with better cardiovascular health.
Mobile phone separation anxiety is realJanuary 12, 2015, USA TODAY
Study shows that the effects of being separated from one's phone turns out to be both psychological and physiological.
Naps may be good for a baby's learningJanuary 12, 2015, The New York Times
A new study suggests that sleeping after learning and memorizing aids infants in retaining new information.
Why you can't tickle yourselfJanuary 9, 2015, BBC News
It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.
Music therapy may bring troubled families togetherJanuary 9, 2015, Fox News
For families with emotional neglect issues, music therapy can improve parent-child communication and stress levels, according to a study from Denmark.
To treat depression: Drugs or therapy?January 8, 2015, The New York Times
Recent studies identify individual factors that might predict a better response to one type of treatment over another.
Yoga: A treatment for grief?January 7, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
The practice may help people heal from the inside and out when coping with loss.
Jealousy: One more way men and women are differentJanuary 7, 2015, Time
How one reacts to being cheated on in a relationship is heavily dependent on one's sex.
Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in childrenJanuary 7, 2015, The Washington Post
Study shows music training not only helps children develop fine motor skills, but also aids emotional and behavioral maturation.
Smartphone screens impact kids' sleepJanuary 5, 2015, Today
A new study finds that even small-screen devices interrupt children’s sleep.
Major study of bereaved military families underwayJanuary 5, 2015, Fox News
Widowers, parents, siblings and children are sharing accounts of their grief as part of the largest study ever of America's military families as they go through bereavement.
Gut bacteria and anxietyJanuary 4, 2015, Huffington Post
New research shows evidence of a connection between gut bacteria and mental health.
Ebola lapses show lab safety protocols should factor in human errorJanuary 2, 2015, Los Angeles Times
Researcher asks if current safety measures are effective, or if lapses are early warning signs of systemic problems.
The transgender life: What to know, say and understandJanuary 2, 2015, CNN
The recent suicide of a transgender teen in Ohio has sparked an intensely emotional reaction across social media.
Self-defeating thoughts can wreck your workoutJanuary 2, 2015, Today
Negative self-talk can lower your morale and make it less likely you’ll continue working out.
Lack of sleep, parents’ anxiety may affect kids’ pain after surgeryJanuary 2, 2015, Fox News
Children who didn’t sleep well before a scheduled surgery, or whose parents made a big deal of the pain the child would feel, had worse pain after surgery.
Why New Year's resolutions failDecember 31, 2014, Huffington Post
People tend to set unreasonable goals then experience negative emotions and lack of motivation for not reaching them.
Early intervention could change nature of schizophreniaDecember 31, 2014, USA TODAY
Intervening early has the potential to both save money and avert suffering for those with schizophrenia.
How the effects of trauma can be passed down to the next generationDecember 28, 2014, Huffington Post
New study suggests that in addition to the negative effects, the adaptive benefits of trauma might also stay alive in families through the years.
Imagination and reality look different in the brainDecember 26, 2014, Fox News
Findings may lead to a better understanding of how the brain processes short-term memories and how memory is connected to imagination.
Life choices are 'behind more than four in 10 cancers'December 25, 2014, BBC News
Research center shows smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, following by unhealthy diets.
Why happiness is healthyDecember 25, 2014, CNN
A review of research found a link between emotional well-being and physical health.
Earlier bullying tied to quality of life in collegeDecember 24, 2014, Fox News
Researchers suggest that quality of life for college students is linked with their bullying experiences in primary school and high school.
Terrorism fears may shorten your lifeDecember 23, 2014, U.S. News & World Report
Long-term fear of terrorists may damage your heart and increase your risk for an early death, study shows.
A hug a day may keep the sniffles awayDecember 22, 2014, Today
Study shows the warm embrace of a close friend or loved one may actually improve immune system functioning.
Fast food may lead to lower school results for US kidsDecember 22, 2014, Fox News
Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science and reading, a recent study of U.S. school children said.
Why it feels 'blessed' to giveDecember 22, 2014, ABC News
Researchers explore why we give things away and what, if any, benefits we receive.
Study looks at marijuana's impact on the brainDecember 20, 2014, USA TODAY
Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain.
Can music can enhance the flavor of your food?December 20, 2014, NPR
Researchers at the University of Oxford have been looking for a link between sound and taste.
Why boredom is bad... and good for youDecember 18, 2014, BBC News
Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realize, but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics.
People who feel younger at heart live longerDecember 17, 2014, CNN
Research found people who felt younger than their age lived longer than those who felt their age or older.
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.