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RECENT PSYCHOLOGY NEWS

Below are titles of several recent psychology articles. Click here to read these and other articles.

 
  • How to Build Resilience in Midlife
  • An Age-By-Age Guide to Helping Kids Manage Emotions
  • The Polluted Brain: Evidence Builds That Dirty Air Causes Alzheimer's, Dementia
  • Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself
  • Neuroscience Says Listening to This 1 Song Reduces Anxiety By Up to 65 Percent
  • Body Scan for Kids
  • How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids (According to Science)
  • Link Discovered Between Touch of Individuals With Autism and Their Social Difficulties
  • What's the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?
  • 49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
  • Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier.
  • Teach Your Child to Love Learning: Keys to Kids' Motivation
  • How to Help: 4 Things to Say to Bereaved Parents... And One Thing Never to Say
  • Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right
  • How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science
  • The Science of Giving: Why Being Generous is Good for You
  • "Mommy, Why Do I Worry So Much?" Anxiety Explained via Infographic
  • Are You Raising Nice Kids? A Harvard Psychologist Give 5 Ways to Raise Them to Be Kind
  • When a Child Lies
  • The Habits of Supremely Happy People
  • Repeated Exposure to Traumatic Images May Be Harmful to Health
  • How Heart Patients Can Combat Post-Operative Depression
  • Reduced Brain Connections Seen in People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Are You a Hero or a Bystander?
  • Lunch Workers Study How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy
  • Obesity in Middle Age May Hasten Cognitive Decline
  • How Lying Affects Your Health
  • Focusing on Children Instead of Relationship Problems Helps Separated Couples Parent Effectively, Civilly
  • Why Are the Elderly So Often Scammed?
  • Understanding Brain Performance: People Who Take Ritalin Are Far More Aware of Their Mistakes
  • Is 9 Hours of Sleep Too Much for Teens?
  • ADHD: Diet Might Matter, But Less Than Many Parents Think
  • Babies' Sleep Problems May Persist Over Years, Study Says
  • On the Other Hand: Understanding Left-Handedness
  • Blink Patterns May Be a Window Into Autistic Mind
  • Childhood Disorder Prompts Study of Infection Link to Mental Illness
  • Study: Mild Strokes May Have Hidden Effects
  • Eating Sweets Early in Pregnancy Can Mean Obese Baby
  • What Damage Does Alcohol Do to Our Bodies?
  • Sleep Disruption May Be Tied to Alzheimer's
  • Psychological Interventions Can Alleviate Chronic Pain and Improve Quality of Life
  • The Science Behind Pleasure-Seeking
  • A Healthy Dose of Repetitive Behavior Reduces Anxiety
  • Want to Succeed? Stop Trying So Hard
  • Single-Sex Schools Fail to Improve Learning
  • Men Cooperate as Well as Women -- Sometimes
  • For Kids With OCD, Adding Therapy to Drugs Helps
  • Diabetes Increases the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
  • Child Abuse Rose During Recession, Research Says
  • Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World
  • Drug Deaths Now Outnumber Traffic Fatalities in U.S., Data Show
  • Science Looks at the Sibling Effect
  • Serotonin Levels Affect Brain's Response to Anger: Study
  • Links Between Racial Discrimination, Stress and Health
  • Living With Psoriasis: Emotional Health
  • Cure Insomnia by Rescheduling Bedtime
  • Never Too Soon: Means to Reduce Violence May Start in Utero
  • No Greater Risk of Depression for Pregnant Women Who Stop Antidepressants
  • The Psychology of Excellence
  • Boorish Coworkers Can Damage Your Home Life
  • Teen Marriage Tied to Higher Risk for Mental Illness in Women
  • Why the Trip Home Seems to Go by Faster
  • Parents Need An Attitude Adjustment to Improve Their Children's Homework Motivation
  • Why Memorialize Disasters? The Good and Bad in Trauma Memorials and Anniversaries
  • Children's Social Goals Help Determine Their Response to Bullying
  • Bilingual Babies' Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation
  • Doctors' Groups Say Teens Shouldn't Box
  • Child Has Sleep Problems? Your Doc May Be Little Help
  • Memory and Amnesia: How Do I Remember That I Know You Know That I Know
  • LGBT Teens and Stress
  • Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users
  • Lingering Questions: Is It Possible for a Child's Death to Be Deemed a Success? 
  • Advocates: Importance of Play Time for Children Neglected
  • Prevention Program for Postpartum Anxiety Disorders
  • Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?
  • Analysis: Watch and Wait Before Treating Norway Trauma Victims
  • Why Do Some People Become Addicts?
  • Comparing Yourself to Others: It's Not All Bad
  • Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
  • 10 Exercise Myths That Won't Go Away
  • Brain Calisthenics for Abstract Ideas
  • Head Injuries in Young People May Be Linked to More Violent Behavior
  • Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism... Now What?
  • Unique Study Explores Cumulative Effect of Hits in High School Football
  • Classroom Environment Impacts 1st Graders' Mental Health
  • A Couple's Touch Reveals More Than Affection
  • Knowing Why Teens Lie Will Help You Get to the Truth
  • Is There a Genius in All of Us?
  • Too Much Screen Time Means Health Decline
  • How to Teach Children to Be Optimists: Listen, Don't Label
  • Effort to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum
  • Touching Makes You Healthier
  • Get Some Sleep: ADHD, Sleep Disorders Often Entwined
  • Best Fitness Routines Fit Your Personality, Studies Show
  • The Secrets to a Super-Happy Winter
  • Placebos Help, Even When Patients Know About Them
  • Scans Could Predict Onset of Schizophrenia
  • Teaching Kids Gratitude
  • Happiness is a Focused Mind; Sex Helps Focus
  • The Kids Can't Help It
  • How to Stop Procrastinating
  • A Box? Or a Spaceship? What Makes Kids Creative
  • Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Healthy Eating
  • TV Watching is Bad for Babies' Brains
  • Tracing the Spark of Creative Problem-Solving
  • Why is It So Hard to Say Thanks?
  • Children Born "Late Pre-Term" More Prone to Low IQ
  • Buyer Beware -- of How You're Being Coaxed Into Spending
  • Holiday Travel: 3 Ways to Reduce Stress
  • New Study Delves Inside a Suicide Bomber's Mind
  • Ability Seen in Toddlers to Judge Others' Intent
  • Keep Upbeat on the Job Search When You're Down in the Dumps
  • City Life Taxes Brain Power
  • Where's My Car? How Do I Know You? Beating Brain Glitches
  • Cruelest Cut: Tiny Injuries Can Bring the Biggest Pain
  • How to Cope With Alzheimer's During the Holidays
  • As More Older Workers and Younger Bosses Are Thrown Together the Old Workplace Order is Upended
  • The Food-Mood Connection
  • Why We Conform to the Group: It Gets Your Brain High
  • Excuses, Excuses: 11 Health Cop-Outs That Hold You Back
  • Halloween Science: Why We Love to Scare Ourselves
  • Surviving ADHD at Work and School
  • Along Came a Spider...
  • Parents: How to Raise a Creative Genius
  • Gay Teens Told "It Gets Better"
  • Need a Study Break to Refresh? Maybe Not, Say Stanford Researchers
  • Hide the Dessert! Feds Use Psychology in School Lunch Line
  • Beyond Book Learning: Schools Teach Social and Emotional Skills
  • Life Changes Can Make You Happy
  • 7 Ways to Work Yourself to Death
  • Why So Many People Can't Make Decisions
  • Noise Pollution Rattles Nerves, Harms Health
  • "I Hate School" Extreme Edition
  • Human Connections Start With a Friendly Touch
  • Books, Stress, Pizza: A Recipe for the "Freshman 15"?
  • The Trials of Living With Tourette Syndrome
  • A Single Massage Can Boost the Immune System
  • Insomnia, Anxiety Meds May Shorten Life Span
  • Troubled Teens Find New Way to Self-Harm -- Embedding
  • Kids Who Grow Stronger After Trauma
  • A Way Out of Depression
  • Having a Dog Does Improve Your Health
  • "Inception" in Real Life? Researchers Rewrite Nightmares of PTSD Patients
  • If Baby Doesn't Like to Gaze at Faces, It Could Be an Early Sign of Autism
  • When Texting Becomes an Addiction
  • In Depression, It's the Physical Symptoms That Carry Heart Risk
  • Think the Answer's Clear? Look Again
  • New Moms Get Enough Sleep, Just Not Good Sleep
  • Partners Start Off Alike, And Do Not Tend to Become More Similar With Time
  • Scared Straight? Recalls Change How We Eat -- Briefly
  • Can Preschoolers Be Depressed?
  • Tai Chi May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
  • Sign Language Cuts Frustration Levels, Helps Babies Communicate
  • Guy Time's Good for You
  • Heart Attack, Stroke-Prone Arteries More Common in Nasty People
  • 7 Ways to Get the Best Sleep Ever
  • The Power Trip
  • Experiencing Teen Drama Overload? Blame Biology
  • Stereotyping Has Lasting Negative Impact
  • Preparing Kids for Life in 6th Grade
  • From Grunting to Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk
  • A Dose of Sibling Rivalry
  • Most Senior Citizens Learn to Adapt to the Loss of a Partner
  • Babies May Show Signs of Autism
  • But Will It Make You Happy?
  • Children Who Resist Going to Sleep May Need a Calm and Careful Parent
  • Violent Dreams May Predict Illness in Advance
  • How to Help Small Children Overcome Common Fears
  • Military Dog Comes Home From Iraq Traumatized
  • Having a Sister Can Be Good for Your Emotional Health
  • Study: Working Mothers Not Necessarily Harmful to Child Development
  • The Women Who Choose Not to Be Mothers
  • ADHD, Smoking May Be Linked With Dropping Out of School
  • Recipe for Longevity: No Smoking, Lots of Friends
  • The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers
  • Varying Your Practice Moves May Help Improve Skills
  • How Low Self-Esteem Can Cost You the Job
  • How to Tame Your Nightmares
  • Do You Feel "Righteous Rage" on the Road?
  • Career Coach: In Our Fast-Paced Area, Patience Takes Works
  • Making That Awkward Talk a Little Easier
  • New Scan May Spot Alzheimer's
  • What, Me Worry?
  • Is Sitting While Autistic a Crime?
  • Caregivers Get Training That Simulates Sensory and Memory Losses of Dementia
  • What You Need to Know About Childhood Depression
  • Why We Can't Unplug on Vacation
  • Think You're Operating on Free Will? Think Again
  • Divorce Not Always Bad for the Kids
  • Teen Girls Drinking More Alcohol
  • How to Tell Your Child You Might Be Dying
  • Money Can Buy One Form of Happiness, Massive Global Study Concludes
  • Circadian Rhythms Are Powerful, But People Can Change Their Sleep-Wake Cycles
  • Worried About a Moody Teen?
  • Discovering the Virtues of a Wandering Mind
  • Entertaining Emotions: TV May Be Teaching Us to Overreact
  • Miracle Grow: The Teen Brain is a Marvel of Smarts. It's Just Not All Filled In (Yet).
  • "Mozart Effect" Was Just What We Wanted to Hear
  • Scientists Find Way to Predict Timing of Menopause
  • Now Scientists Read Your Mind Better Than You Can
  • Why E-Mail May Be Hurting Off-Line Relationships
  • The Best Vacation Ever
  • The Surprising Toll of Sleep Deprivation
  • Dads Empower Kids to Take Chances
  • Quitting Smoking May Ease Stress Levels
  • Be a Better Worker -- Take a Vacation
  • Study: Lifestyle May Not Prevent Alzheimer's
  • Stop Texting, Dad! I'm Talking to You
  • Conceiving With Donor Sparks Dilemma Over How to Tell the Kids 
  • When to Buy Your Child a Cellphone 
  • Sleep Deprivation Linked to Depression in Teens
  • Do Pregnancy and Bipolar Disorder Mix?
  • Grandpa's Decision-Making Skills May Be Just Fine
  • Are We Joyless Working Machines?
  • Botox Gap in Understanding Emotion
  • Kids Face Up to Disgust Surprisingly Late
  • Habitual Meditation Reduces Pain Perception
  • How to Prepare Your Child for a New Baby
  • Making "Scents" of a Partner's Feelings
  • "Subtle Suicide" Destroys Lives of Millions; Often Misdiagnosed
  • Baby Blues Not Just a Mom and Her Hormones Thing
  • Creative Minds "Mimic Schizophrenia"
  • Skin Color Affects Ability to Empathize With Pain
  • People Who Think They Stink May Have Mental Disorder "Olfactory Reference Syndrome"
  • What's the Difference Between Being Lonely and a Loner?
  • As Autism Web Sites Boom, Experts Urge Caution
  • Cartoon Network Plans Major Anti-Bullying Campaign
  • Why Do Mothers Judge One Another and Their Parenting?
  • Conceiving After Loss: "You Can Never Replace a Child"
  • Sex Talk: Telling Friends Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sex Problems
  • Families' Every Fuss, Archived and Analyzed
  • Yoga May Help Cancer Patients After Treatment
  • Shadows May Distract Autistic Children
  • Can Caring Make You Sick?
  • Throwing Away the Key: Is a Lifetime in Jail the Best Way to Deal With Sex Offenders?
  • Four Behaviors Linked to Divorce
  • Behavior Therapy Matches Drugs for Calming Tics
  • More Often Than Not, Brain Injuries Lead to Depression
  • Even Sleeping Babies Learn Quickly
  • People Are Happier, Less Stressed After Age 50
  • Postpartum Depression: When Moms Feel Out of Control
  • If You're Good, I'll Buy You a Toy: The Difference Between Bribing Your Child and Rewarding Your Child
  • Simple Gestures Can Mislead Children
  • Green Light Can Reset Your Internal Body Clock, Affect Sleep
  • Music Aids Alzheimer's Patients in Remembering New Information
  • Hit Me Again! The Gambling Brain
  • Brain Differences Linked to Dyslexia
  • Help Me Fix It: Dr. Richard Besser Takes on Insomnia
  • Dementia Takes Away the Meaning of Flavours: Clues to Brain Basis for Abnormal Food Preferences
  • Babies Know the Difference Between Good and Evil at Six Months, Study Reveals
  • Dreams About Taking Exam, Being Naked -- What They Mean
  • Behavioral Therapy Can Quickly Calm Irritable Bowels
  • Mom's Favoritism Can Affect Kids, Sibling Rivalry as Adults
  • Kids' TV Time Linked to School Woes, Bad Habits
  • A Genetic Drive to Love, Yet Distanced by Differences
  • Denial Helps Dial Down a Nagging Worry, And It Can Actually Help Healing Process
  • 5 Minutes in the Green Can Boost Mood
  • "Cuddle Hormone" Makes Men More Empathic
  • New Braille Technology Helps Visually Impaired "See" Emotions
  • Reward-Driven People Win More, Even When No Reward at Stake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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