Psychology Newswire Archive
Mental health effects of bullying worse than effects of abuse by adultsApril 28, 2015, Forbes
According to a new study, those bullied by peers often suffer even worse long-term mental health outcomes than those maltreated by adults early in life.
Girls diagnosed with autism later than boys, study findsApril 28, 2015, Fox News
A new study proves that in addition to being diagnosed less, girls are also diagnosed at a later age than boys.
Will Jenner change things for transgender community?April 27, 2015, USA TODAY
Bruce Jenner's confirmation that he is transgender makes him part of an embattled population that activists hope will benefit from a new high-profile member.
Adolescents’ drinking takes lasting toll on memoryApril 27, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
New research indicates that even moderate drinking by adolescents on a regular basis can cause potentially lasting changes to the part of the brain that affects memory.
First infant MRI study finds babies feel pain 'like adults'April 21, 2015, Fox News
Research shows the brains of babies "light up" in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do.
How poor sleep might shape mental health laterApril 20, 2015, Huffington Post
Evidence suggests a poor night's sleep can affect performance at work the next day, but also could disrupt brain function in a permanent way.
Researched-based reasons to be kindApril 20, 2015, Huffington Post
Selfless acts of giving can result in an emotional lift not only for others, but also for our self.
The most toxic types of people to avoid at workApril 20, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
While it’s impossible to avoid all difficult people at work, learning to recognize common problematic personalities can be helpful, and could save your career.
Workers seekng productivity in a pill are abusing ADHD drugsApril 18, 2015, The New York Times
Reliable data to quantify how many American workers misuse stimulants does not exist.
Divorce tied to increased heart attack riskApril 15, 2015, Fox News
Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married.
Constant praise may be damaging childrenApril 15, 2015, Huffington Post
The solution is not to stop praising children, but to praise appropriately.
The science of procrastination explains why we delayApril 14, 2015, ABC News
Psychologists say those who procrastinate do it because they've learned the behavior over time as a coping mechanism.
Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?April 14, 2015, CNN
The living brains of two ex-soldiers show damage similar to that of football players who have committed suicide.
A year after escaping Boko Haram, girls share their storyApril 13, 2015, The Washington Post
A group of human rights advocates and volunteers are trying to raise awareness and aid for the victims of Boko Haram.
Good mental health away from home starts before collegeApril 13, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
Why mental illness seems to be rising among college students is unclear.
How couples can resolve their biggest fights over moneyApril 12, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
Money is one of the biggest sources of marital discord and it can be one of the toughest to resolve.
Near-death experiences: What happens in the brain before dyingApril 7, 2015, Fox News
Scientists believe it might be possible to help people survive after their hearts stop by cutting off signals from the brain.
Why your commute is bad for youApril 6, 2015, CNN
Researchers found that mental health scores decreased for car commuters as time spent behind the wheel increased.
The cost of faking your personality at workApril 6, 2015, New York Magazine
Research suggests that people are able to act against their natures when the situation calls for it.
Improving mental health via social networkApril 4, 2015, NPR
A social networking app is designed to help people suffering from clinical depression.
Binge drinking as a teenager could make you a more anxious adultApril 3, 2015, Huffington Post
Binge drinking during adolescence may disrupt gene expression and brain development, possibly contributing to behavioral changes in adulthood.
The right way to do family timeApril 3, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
Research finds that quality, rather than quantity, counts most when it comes to spending time with your children.
Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointmentsMarch 31, 2015, Fox News
Teens with HIV do better at keeping the virus in check when their parents or guardians come with them for clinic visits.
No easy, reliable way to screen for suicideMarch 31, 2015, NPR
Studies show that mental health professionals "perform no better than chance" when it comes to predicting which patients will attempt suicide.
'Religious freedom' law not intended to discriminateMarch 31, 2015, CNN
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledges to "fix" Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Parents rarely spot child obesityMarch 30, 2015, BBC News
Doctors warn that parental lack of recognition to spot a child's obesity has damaging consequences.
Profiling the distracted driver: Young, female and soloMarch 30, 2015, The New York Times
Researchers say lone drivers are more likely to be talking on the phone than drivers carrying passengers, and women are more likely to be texting than men.
Should pilots be outed for their psychological problems?March 30, 2015, CNN
Stigma can make pilots fear job loss and thus hide diagnoses and not seek treatment.
Moms' excess pregnancy weight linked to kids' obesityMarch 27, 2015, Fox News
Researchers say mothers who are overweight before pregnancy and those who gain too much while pregnant are more likely to have obese seven-year-olds.
A high-fat diet could be altering your behavior and not just your waistlineMarch 27, 2015, Time
Study finds that heart disease and obesity aren't the only effects of eating too many fatty foods.
Feeling anxious or depressed? Sleep deprivation may be to blameMarch 27, 2015, Huffington Post
Sleeping habits might be why you feel emotionally overwhelmed during times of stress.
Some students feeling college-admission stressMarch 27, 2015, USA TODAY
College advisers and psychologists who work with students have some advice for putting it all into perspective.
Airlines largely rely on pilots 'self-monitoring' mental healthMarch 27, 2015, USA TODAY
Aviation experts say psychological screening is minimal for pilots.
Most Alzheimer's patients not given diagnosis by their doctorsMarch 25, 2015, CNN
Advocates say truthful diagnosis is critical to quality of life and future planning.
Rethinking alcohol: Can heavy drinkers learn to cut back?March 23, 2015, NPR
Those who are in the habit of drinking more than one or two drinks a day, may be able to cut back or moderate their consumption and reduce their risk.
Weight loss doesn't always lead to happinessMarch 23, 2015, The Atlantic
Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.
Brain powers change as you ageMarch 23, 2015, Forbes
Certain areas of the brain never stop changing, according to new research.
Why loneliness is a growing public health concernMarch 21, 2015, Huffington Post
Research shows chronic loneliness raises the risk of a number of physical and psychological health problems.
Women who sleep more also have more sexMarch 20, 2015, Time
Researchers suggest that each additional hour of sleep increases the next day's possibility of sex by more than 10 percent.
The psychology behind why some people become environmentalistsMarch 19, 2015, The Washington Post
A recent study found a correlation between empathy and environmental values, as well as environmental activities.
Blockbuster or bust? Brain waves may predict movie successMarch 16, 2015, Fox News
People's brain waves may reveal which movies they like, and even predict which movies will do well at the box office, a new study suggests.
Inactive children 'become middle-aged couch potatoes'March 15, 2015, BBC News
Research shows children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to be less active, overweight or obese.
Are smartphones making us lazy thinkers?March 15, 2015, Today
Study shows the connection between reliance on smartphones and not thinking deeply about how to solve problems.
Fear of Friday the 13th could be self-perpetuatingMarch 13, 2015, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Believing bad luck happens on a specific day fulfills the need to predict and control the future.
Raising the smoking ageMarch 13, 2015, CNN
Report predicts big health benefits if the legal smoking age was raised, including a quarter-million fewer premature deaths.
Why women like war heroes more than any other kind of guyMarch 12, 2015, Time
Women are more sexually attracted to men who have been deemed heroic during conflict than men who have merely served in the armed forces.
Loneliness and isolation are as bad for you as obesityMarch 12, 2015, Huffington Post
Study finds that being alone threatens longevity as much as being overweight.
The science of protecting people’s feelings: why we pretend all opinions are equalMarch 10, 2015, The Washington Post
Researchers uncover the value, and sometimes high cost, of being social animals.
What it's like to be a woman with HIVMarch 10, 2015, U.s. News and World Report
The disease is more manageable than ever, but for women in particular, there's more progress to be made.
Aggressive boys stronger than other teensMarch 9, 2015, U.S. News & World Report
Aggressive boys tend to develop more physical strength when they're teens than nonaggressive boys do, a new study finds.
Where young people are more likely to commit suicideMarch 9, 2015, Time
Research reveals that young people who live in rural areas kill themselves at twice the rate as youth who live in cities.
Daylight-saving time is bad for your relationshipsMarch 9, 2015, The Wall Street Journal
A small loss of sleep when clocks spring forward can make you more prone to fighting and even hurt your health.
Parents may be to blame for narcissistic kidsMarch 9, 2015, CNN
Study shows children whose parents overvalued them were more likely to develop narcissistic traits, such as superiority and entitlement.
Dress meme used in anti-violence campaignMarch 6, 2015, NBC News
The Salvation Army in South Africa has adapted the viral sensation color-confusing dress to help stop abuse against women.
The surprising but curiously logical differences between male and female serial killersMarch 6, 2015, The Washington Post
Female serial killers are a rarely studied phenomenon, because of culturally ingrained notions that women would be incapable of such crimes.
Smoking affects sleepMarch 5, 2015, The Huffington Post
Smoking regularly can wreak havoc on the body's natural sleep routine, and some of that damage cannot be undone.
LGBT people in rural areas struggle to find good medical careMarch 5, 2015, CNN
People who wait to seek care, worried they won't find an LGBT-friendly doctor, can face serious medical consequences.
Michelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health careMarch 4, 2015, ABC News
The first lady asserts that mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue.
The health risks of cyberbullying in collegeMarch 3, 2015, CNN
Girls who reported being cyberbullied were three times more likely to meet clinical criteria for depression.
How men use the word ‘drama’ to win fights against womenMarch 2, 2015, The Washington Post
There are sociological, even biological, differences between how men and women handle conflict.
Too much Facebook leads to depressionMarch 2, 2015, CNN
Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could lead to some serious depression.
Child mental health wait increases 'are horrifying'March 1, 2015, BBC News
The number of Scottish children waiting to be treated by mental health services has increased 10-fold in a year.
Suicide in fast rise among some AmericansMarch 1, 2015, Newsweek
Researchers note that the increase is similar to that of the worst years of the Great Recession.
Medicating women’s feelingsMarch 1, 2015, The New York Times
Emotion should be seen as a sign of health, not disease.
Are humans getting cleverer?March 1, 2015, BBC News
Research shows that education is training people to think better.