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Psychological Issues
Your Holiday Stress Has Nothing to do With Your Mother-in-Law

( - As lovely as the holidays can be, this whole time of year just seems to pile on the stress, doesn’t it?

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:32:56 AM

Psychological Issues
What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About Dealing with Grief

( - November 2 is All Souls’ Day, when many Christians honor the dead. As much as we all know about the inevitability of death, we are often unable to deal with the loss of a loved one.

Nov 2, 2017 - 11:34:02 AM

Psychological Issues
People Who Value Virtue Show Wiser Reasoning

( - From romantic dramas to tensions at work, we’re often better at working through other people’s problems than our own....

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:37:06 AM

Psychological Issues
Put the News on Snooze… Taking a Break is Healthy

( - Overloaded on bad news? You're not alone. When we tune in to see what's going on all we see is suffering from natural disasters, shootings, terror attacks, reports about economic uncertainty and a divided political climate

Oct 10, 2017 - 7:58:13 AM

Psychological Issues
Feeling Sated Can Become a Cue to Eat More

( - When hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating.

Oct 2, 2017 - 6:52:21 AM

Psychological Issues
Cooperation Driven by Reciprocity, Not Conformity

( - From an evolutionary perspective, cooperating with others can yield benefits that increase chances of survival. But what are the conditions that motivate us to cooperate?

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:15:34 AM

Psychological Issues
Link Between Positive Emotions and Health Depends on Culture

( - Positive emotions are often seen as critical aspects of healthy living, but new research suggests that the link between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context.

Sep 7, 2017 - 11:13:30 AM

Psychological Issues
2 Distinct Brain Regions Have Independent Influence on Decision-Making

( - Often when we make a decision, we calculate its “expected value,” by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:31:17 AM

Psychological Issues
Romantic Matches Are Hard to Predict Before People Meet

( - Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion.

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:43:16 PM

Psychological Issues
Confederate Symbols on Campuses Inflict Psychic Violence Today

( - What place do Confederate statues and symbols have in society today? The question has triggered national debate and continues to fuel political clashes across the country.

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:19:37 PM

Psychological Issues
Like Adults, Children Show Bias in Attributing Mental States to Others

( - Young children are more likely to attribute mental states to characters that belong to the same group as them relative to characters that belong to an outside group

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:47:21 PM

Psychological Issues
Why (We Think) Atheists are More Likely to be Serial Killers

( - UConn anthropologist Dmitris Xygalatas and colleagues this week published research that showed global moral prejudice against atheists.

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:03:44 PM

Psychological Issues
High Moral Reasoning Associated with Increased Activity in the Human Brain’s Reward System

( - PHILADELPHIA – Individuals who have a high level of moral reasoning show increased activity in the brain’s frontostriatal reward system

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:03:17 AM

Psychological Issues
People Favor Highly-Reviewed Products, Even When They Shouldn’t

( - When we’re trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose.

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:54:17 PM

Psychological Issues
Cognitive Abilities Seem to Reinforce Each Other in Adolescence

( -
One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related – on average, people who are better at a skill like reasoning are generally also better at a skill like vocabulary.

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:39:23 AM

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Neuroticism May Postpone Death for Some

( - Data from a longitudinal study of over 500,000 people in the United Kingdom indicate that having higher levels of the personality trait neuroticism may reduce the risk of death for individuals who report being in fair or poor health.

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:49:15 AM

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PTSD May Be Physical and Not Only Psychological

( - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:16:14 AM

Psychological Issues
Your Hands May Reveal the Struggle to Maintain Self-Control

( - It takes just a few seconds to choose a cookie over an apple and wreck your diet for the day. But what is happening during those few seconds while you make the decision?

Jul 6, 2017 - 1:19:18 PM

Psychological Issues
Systematic Research Investigates Effects of Money on Thinking, Behavior

( - Numerous studies have shown that being prompted to think about money can predispose people to engage in self-sufficient thinking and behavior—

Jul 6, 2017 - 8:45:31 AM

Psychological Issues
Meaningless Accelerating Scores Yield Better Performance

( - Seemingly any behavior can be “gamified” and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you’ve walked to the online purchases you’ve made and even the chores you’ve completed.

Jul 5, 2017 - 6:59:33 AM

Psychological Issues
White People Show Race Bias When Judging Deception

( - When making judgments about who is lying and who is telling the truth, new research shows that White people are more likely to label a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:50:43 AM

Psychological Issues
Strategic Studying Limits the Costs of Divided Attention

( - Multitasking while studying may impair overall memory for the study material, but your ability to strategically identify and remember the most important information may stay intact

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:56:43 AM

Psychological Issues
Unearned Fun Tastes Just as Sweet

( - We may be inclined to think that a fun experience – say, watching a movie or indulging in a tasty treat – will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we’ve finished our work or chores

Jun 19, 2017 - 11:18:36 AM

Psychological Issues
Why the ‘Peculiar’ Stands Out in Our Memory

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Memories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other things we remember – but have a slightly weird twist.

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:49:35 AM

Psychological Issues
Investigating Emotional Spillover in the Brain

( - Life is full of emotional highs and lows, ranging from enjoying an activity with a loved one and savoring a delicious meal to feeling hurt by a negative interaction with a co-worker or that recent scuffle with a family member.

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:44:29 PM

Psychological Issues
Science Shows How Faces Guide, and Reflect, Our Social Lives

( - For most of us, faces provide untold amounts of information about the people in our world.

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:23:59 AM

Psychological Issues
PTSD Most Prevalent Mental Health Challenge, Treatment Available

( - NICEVILLE, Florida – (June 13, 2017) June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day, and the perfect time for a discussion on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jun 13, 2017 - 10:18:46 AM

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DoD Offers Wellness Resources for the Military Community During PTSD Awareness Month

( - JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash., June 5, 2017 -- Between 2004 and 2012, the percentage of all active-duty service members with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased from 1 to 5

Jun 5, 2017 - 9:34:21 AM

Psychological Issues
Personality May Change When You Drink, But Less Than You Think

( - People typically report substantive changes to their personality when they become intoxicated....

May 15, 2017 - 8:49:45 AM

Psychological Issues
Group Rituals Can Make Us Biased Against Outsiders

( - From our greetings to our celebrations to how we take our coffee, everyday life is full of shared rituals.

May 5, 2017 - 12:06:22 PM

Psychological Issues
Staking Self-worth on the Pursuit of Money Has Negative Psychological Consequences

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money....

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:12:21 AM

Psychological Issues
Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again

( - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry.

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:03:26 AM

Psychological Issues
Understand Others’ Minds, ‘Being’ Them Beats Reading Them

(Health - We tend to believe that people telegraph how they’re feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they’re experiencing

Mar 2, 2017 - 12:38:11 PM

Psychological Issues
To Please Your Friends, Tell Them What They Already Know

( - We love to tell friends and family about experiences we’ve had and they haven’t—from exotic vacations to celebrity sightings—but

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:16:49 AM

Psychological Issues
When a “Golden Opportunity” to Bribe Arises, It’s Hard to Pass Up

( - The path to corrupt behavior may sometimes be a steep cliff instead of a slippery slope

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:57:37 AM

Psychological Issues
Coping Through Holiday Season Anxiety

( - With the holiday season upon us, UConn Health’s Dr. Michael Kisicki, assistant professor of psychiatry, shares his best advice to help you and your family get through any potential stressful and anxiety-provoking holiday activities

Nov 23, 2016 - 2:26:22 PM

Psychological Issues
Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch?

( - BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 14, 2016) – Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Adolescents with a delinquent brother or sister are more likely to misuse alcohol and other substances than those without a delinquent sibling.

Nov 14, 2016 - 1:24:46 PM

Psychological Issues
Faced With Ambivalence, Powerful People Are Less Decisive

( - Although powerful people often tend to decide and act quickly, they become more indecisive than others when the decisions are toughest to make

Oct 25, 2016 - 2:08:53 PM

Psychological Issues
Believing That Others Understand Helps Us Feel That We Do, Too

( - Our sense of what we know about something is increased when we learn that others around us understand it

Oct 5, 2016 - 3:57:11 PM

Psychological Issues
Psychics Help Psychiatrists Understand the Voices of Psychosis

( - New Haven, Conn.—People with psychosis are tormented by internal voices. In an effort to explain why a Yale team enlisted help from an unusual source:

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:43:37 AM

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