A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion — ScienceDaily

A third of children and adolescents develop a mental health problem after a concussion, which could persist for several years post-injury, according to a new literature review. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found mental health should be evaluated as part of […]

Air pollution in the UK is at its LOWEST since records began

Air pollution in the UK is at the lowest since records began, according to official Government statistics.  Three of the most problematic pollutants — nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5 and PM10) — dropped to all-time low levels last year due to lockdown. These pollutants are spewed out in high levels by engines, industry, […]

A psychologist’s guide to donating more effectively to charities — ScienceDaily

The decision to donate to a charity is often driven by emotion rather than by calculated assessments based on how to make the biggest impact. In a review article published on April 29 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers look at what they call “the psychology of (in)effective altruism” and how people can […]

Anesthesia doesn’t simply turn off the brain, it changes its rhythms — ScienceDaily

In a uniquely deep and detailed look at how the commonly used anesthetic propofol causes unconsciousness, a collaboration of labs at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT shows that as the drug takes hold in the brain, a wide swath of regions become coordinated by very slow rhythms that maintain a commensurately […]

Risk factor is equivalent to lead exposure, study finds — ScienceDaily

A multidecade study of young adults living in the United Kingdom has found higher rates of mental illness symptoms among those exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, during childhood and adolescence. Previous studies have identified a link between air pollution and the risk of specific mental disorders, including depression and […]

Researchers find that people with the learning disorder sample visual material slower and with more difficulty — ScienceDaily

Researchers have long noted that readers with dyslexia employ eye movements that are significantly different from non-dyslexics. While these movements have been studied in small sample sizes in the past, a new paper written by Concordia researchers and published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports looks at a much larger group. The study used eye-tracking […]

Research delves into link between test anxiety and poor sleep — ScienceDaily

College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused the anxiety in the first place. New research from the University of Kansas just published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine is shedding light on this biopsychosocial process that […]

No bounce back for declines in positive emotion — ScienceDaily

Astronauts who spend extended time in space face stressors such as isolation, confinement, lack of privacy, altered light-dark cycles, monotony and separation from family. Interestingly, so do people who work at international research stations in Antarctica, where the extreme environment is characterized by numerous stressors that mirror those present during long-duration space exploration. To better […]

Role of physical, mental health in cognitive impairment — ScienceDaily

A recent study suggests that preserving physical and mental health helps older adults experiencing cognitive impairment stave off declines in cognitive engagement. “We found that declines in physical and mental health were associated with more pronounced cognitive disengagement,” says Shevaun Neupert, corresponding author of the study and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State […]

Is social media use a potentially addictive behavior? Maybe not — ScienceDaily

Frequent use of social media may not amount to the same as addiction, according to research at the University of Strathclyde. The study invited 100 participants to locate specific social media apps on a simulated smartphone screen as quickly and accurately as possible, while ignoring other apps. The participants were varied in the extent and […]

Our attention is captured by eye-glance — ScienceDaily

Eyes play an important role in social communication by expressing the intentions of our interlocutors, and even more so in times of pandemic when half of the face is hidden. But is this eye contact automatic and rapid? Is it based on a priority attentional reaction or, on the contrary, on a particular emotional reaction? […]

Coronavirus: Lockdown did NOT cause a spike in suicides in England, study finds

England’s first coronavirus lockdown did not lead to a rise in suicides, a study has claimed.   A team of researchers at Manchester University examined official suicide rates in England throughout 2020 and found there was no change in the trend.  They say people may have got through the tough year by checking in with family and […]

Being on video didn’t impact feelings of fatigue, study finds — ScienceDaily

Videoconferences may be less exhausting if participants feel some sense of group belonging, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. As remote work and the use of videoconferences have dramatically increased during the coronavirus pandemic, more people are fatigued from meeting through computer screens instead of in person. In this study, 55 […]

Health campaign style is as important as content, research suggests — ScienceDaily

Most young women already know that tanning is dangerous and sunbathe anyway, so a campaign informing them of the risk should take into account their potential resistance to the message, according to a new study. Word choice and targeting a specific audience are part of messaging strategy, but there is also psychology at play, researchers […]

New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment — ScienceDaily

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it. […]

How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online — ScienceDaily

In 2018, when Professor Laurie Santos introduced her course “Psychology and the Good Life,” a class on the science of happiness, it became the most popular in the history of Yale, attracting more than 1,200 undergraduate enrollees that first semester. An online course based on those teachings became a global phenomenon. By latest count, 3.38 […]

New measure to predict stress resilience — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an objective neurobiological measure for stress resilience in humans. Some people don’t seem to be too bothered when it comes to handling […]

A pioneering new study examines the social effects of mindfulness — ScienceDaily

Mindfulness is big business. Downloads of mindfulness apps generate billions of dollars annually in the U.S., and their popularity continues to rise. In addition to what individual practitioners might have on their phones, schools and prisons along with 1 in 5 employers currently offer some form of mindfulness training. Mindfulness and meditation are associated with […]

Brain scans reveal special case in frontotemporal dementia — ScienceDaily

People with early-onset dementia are often mistaken for having depression and now Australian research has discovered the cause: a profound loss of ability to experience pleasure — for example a delicious meal or beautiful sunset — related to degeneration of ‘hedonic hotspots’ in the brain where pleasure mechanisms are concentrated. The University of Sydney-led research […]

Joyful screams perceived more strongly than screams of fear or anger — ScienceDaily

The human scream signals more than fear of imminent danger or entanglement in social conflicts. Screaming can also express joy or excitement. For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that non-alarming screams are even perceived and processed by the brain more efficiently than their alarming counterparts. Screaming can save lives. Non-human primates and other mammalian […]

New study showing how the brain retrieves facts and personal experiences may help people with memory disorders — ScienceDaily

A shared set of systems in the brain may play an important role in controlling the retrieval of facts and personal memories utilised in everyday life, new research shows. Scientists from the University of York say their findings may have relevance to memory disorders, including dementia, where problems remembering relevant information can impact on the […]

Leaking calcium in neurons an early sign of Alzheimer’s pathology — ScienceDaily

Alzheimer’s disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease’s ravages, while others remain resilient? A new study led by researchers at the Yale School of Medicine has found that susceptible neurons in the prefrontal cortex […]

Spanking may affect the brain development of a child — ScienceDaily

Spanking may affect a child’s brain development in similar ways to more severe forms of violence, according to a new study led by Harvard researchers. The research, published recently in the journal Child Development, builds on existing studies that show heightened activity in certain regions of the brains of children who experience abuse in response […]

Key is for men to also believe they should nurture, study finds — ScienceDaily

In some men, having traditional masculine characteristics such as competitiveness and adventurousness was linked to being better fathers to infants, a new study found. But the men in this study — highly educated and from dual-earner couples — combined those stereotypically masculine traits with the belief that they should be nurturing, highly involved fathers. The […]

A new study suggests that when men and women express the same amount of pain, women’s pain is considered less intense based on gender stereotypes. — ScienceDaily

In a recent study published by the Journal of Pain, co-authored by Elizabeth Losin, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Social and Cultural Neuroscience lab at the University of Miami, researchers found that a patient’s pain responses may be perceived differently by others based on their gender. According to “Gender biases in estimation […]

A quick morning reflection could make you a better leader — even if you’re not the boss — ScienceDaily

Starting your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be can make you more effective at work, a new study finds. “It’s as simple as taking a few moments in the morning while you’re drinking your coffee to reflect on who you want to be as a leader,” said Remy Jennings, […]

Late night snacks may hurt your workplace performance, study finds — ScienceDaily

A recent study finds that unhealthy eating behaviors at night can make people less helpful and more withdrawn the next day at work. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology […]

Researchers explain the human tendency to make change through addition — ScienceDaily

In a new paper featured on the cover of Nature, University of Virginia researchers explain why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving — in all kinds of contexts — and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always add some element, whether it helps or not. […]

Study used eye-trackers to see how people selected snack foods — ScienceDaily

It’s one thing to decide among two or three snacks available at a friend’s house. But what do people do when they’re faced with a vending machine offering 36 different options? A new study using eye-tracking technology suggests that the amount of time people spend looking at individual items may actually help them decide. Findings […]

New study examines promising approach to treating attention and working memory difficulties in children — ScienceDaily

An adaptive cognitive training program could help treat attention and working memory difficulties in children with sickle cell disease (SCD), a new study published in the of Journal of Pediatric Psychology shows. These neurocognitive difficulties have practical implications for the 100,000 individuals in the U.S. with SCD, as 20-40% of youth with SCD repeat a […]

Is it lying or just being persuasive? — ScienceDaily

Doublespeak, or the use of euphemisms to sway opinion, lets leaders avoid the reputational costs of lying while still bringing people around to their way of thinking, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that the use of agreeable euphemistic terms biases people’s evaluations of actions to be more favourable. […]

Lidhja komplekse midis depresionit dhe intimitetit

Dihet mirë se depresioni dhe disa trajtime të caktuara të ilaçeve për depresionin, siç janë frenuesit selektivë të rimarrjes së serotoninës (SSRI) – mund të ulin interesin seksual, dëshirën dhe aktivitetin Sidoqoftë, rezulton se historia sesi lidhen depresioni dhe seksi është më e ndërlikuar se kaq. Depresioni mund të prekë njerëz të ndryshëm dhe jetën […]

Studimi i fundit: Stresi mund t’ju ‘dhurojë’ më shumë kalori se dy hamburgerë

Paratë, puna dhe përgjegjësitë e familjes janë tre arsyet kryesore pse gratë ndihen të stresuara Një studim nga Universiteti Yale zbuloi se ky stres mund të jetë edhe më shqetësues se sa duket, pasi jo vetëm që mund të prekë mendjen e njerëzve, por edhe shëndetin e tyre fizik, shkruan “Psychology Today”. Ka disa arsye […]

A na bën inteligjenca më të pëlqyeshëm nga të tjerët?

Pse na pëlqen dikush tjetër? Ka disa arsye që na vijnë në mendje: Vlera dhe mendime të ngjashme, një personalitet i pëlqyeshëm, tërheqja fizike etj. Një faktor që mund të jetë pak më i komplikuar është inteligjenca. Mund të supozohet se njerëzit në përgjithësi i pëlqejnë njerëzit shumë inteligjentë, por mendojeni pak: Po qe se […]

Vetitë Terapeutike të Muzikës – Si Ndikon Ajo Tek Gjendja Emocionale

Muzika është një formë arti dhe kulture e përhapur ndër shekuj në mënyra të ndryshme në të gjithë botën. Format e para të muzikës janë gjetur që rreth 40.000 vite më parë. Në këto shekuj e deri në ditët e sotëme meloditë kanë lënë shenja të rëndësishme për të gjithë njerëzimin. Që nga flauti i […]

Si të flisni me fëmijët që kanë frikë nga infektimi me COVID-19?

Viti 2020 ka qenë një nga vitet më të dëmshme për të gjithë njerëzimin. Shumë fëmijë kanë pasur frikën se mos humbin ndonjë person të dashur, po ashtu kanë menduar se kjo pandemi s’ do të përfundoi kurrë, transmeton Indeksonline. Për gjatë 1 viti kemi kuptuar se sa shumë është ndryshuar jeta, ku me gjithë […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching back […]

10 kuriozitete të veçanta që ndoshta iu sjellin pak buzëqeshje

Në këto kohë krize, stresesh, problemesh, lajmesh të hidhura duhet një dozë e vogël lumturie apo jo! Ja 10 kuriozitete që ndoshta do t’ju sjellin pak buzëqeshjen! 10- Lundërzat, kur flenë në ujë, mbahen për dore që të mos humbin! A e dinit se lundërzat, shpesh në mënyrë të pavetëdijshme, i zë gjumi duke mbajtur […]

Chemicals in plastics damage babies’ brains and must be banned immediately, a group of scientists says

Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to accomplish is to move the public health community, including regulators, toward this goal of elimination of phthalates,” said lead […]

specialistët shpjegojnë se si ëndrrat mund të ngatërrohen me kujtimet tuaja

A keni pasur ndonjëherë një kujtim kaq të gjallë sa betoheni se ka ndodhur, por askush s’ mund ta verifikojë atë? Ndonjëherë kufiri midis realitetit tuaj të zgjuar dhe përvojave të ëndërruara mund të mjegullohet. Pra, a mund të shkaktojnë kujtime të rreme ëndrrat? Përgjigja e shkurtër është po. Për fillestarët, kujtesa njerëzore është mjaft […]

Mendimet e tepërta dhe të vazhdueshme: Çfarë mund të bëni për t’i lehtësuar

Shqetësimi dhe mendimi i tepërt janë pjesë e përvojës njerëzore, por Po qe se lihen të pakontrolluar, ato mund të dëmtojnë mirëqenien tuaj Të qëndroni në të njëjtat mendime madje mund të rrisë rrezikun për kushte të caktuara të shëndetit mendor, sipas një studimi të vitit 2013. Pra, çfarë duhet të bëjë një person që […]

Study finds gamblers ignore important information when placing bet

Credit: Keenan Constance/Unsplash People with gambling problems are less likely to consider important information that could prevent them from losing, according to new research published today from the UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research. Instead, people with gambling disorder pay more attention to irrelevant information from the previous gamble to inform their next choice. “Our research […]

Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men

Many boys and men I interviewed for my book assured me they didn’t need support networks, because they had a close friend or two in whom they confided. What these boys and men ultimately sought from male friends wasn’t emotional support; they used what I call “targeted transparency” for solutions to the few, carefully vetted […]

Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances—either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new study. Researchers developed two separate intervention programmes—one targeting moral factors associated with doping likelihood, the other introducing doping and providing […]

Why people become defensive and how to address it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Defensive behaviors are common responses when people feel personally attacked but can undermine our ability to identify problems and find solutions. Addressing why defensiveness manifests will help relationships, conflict management and decision making to reduce defensiveness meet people’s psychological need for belonging, according to a study. Research published in the British […]

Study identifies countries and states with greatest age biases

Two studies from Michigan State University pinpoint where in the world you’ll find the most age bias, and where the “golden years” are considered truly golden. Credit: Creative Commons via PxHere Elders are more respected in Japan and China and not so much in more individualistic nations like the United States and Germany, say Michigan […]

Scotland begins student virus tests before Christmas

The centuries-old university has set up the centre as part of a rollout of Covid-19 tests for students across Scotland As an unusual term comes to a close and Christmas holidays draw closer, students at the University of St Andrews in Scotland filed in and out of a sports hall that has been transformed into […]

It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)

When is enough enough? Even though the presidential election is over, we’re still doomscrolling through gloomy news about the coronavirus surge. The rest of your daily routine is probably something like mine while stuck at home in the pandemic: Divided among streaming movies on Netflix, watching home improvement videos on YouTube and playing video games. […]

Measuring risk-taking—by watching people move computer mice

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain How you move a computer mouse while deciding whether to click on a risky bet or a safe choice may reveal how much of a risk-taker you really are. Researchers found that people whose mouse drifted toward the safe option on the computer screen—even when they ended up taking the risky […]

Ad Council’s Challenge: Persuade Skeptics to Believe in Covid Vaccines

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study during a measles outbreak last year and concluded that “a relatively high number of individuals are at least somewhat misinformed about vaccines,” often expressing mistaken beliefs about the treatments’ association with autism and toxins. The researchers also found a correlation between belief in vaccine misinformation and […]

Sycho – Psychology and Counseling WordPress Theme

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French ‘documentary’ lends voice to Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Lampooned by experts and debunked by fact-checkers, the controversial French film “Hold-Up” claims to uncover a global conspiracy by world elites to control citizens through the Covid-19 pandemic. FRANCE 24 takes a look at the reasons for its astonishing success. As France grapples with its second Covid-19 wave and nationwide lockdown, “Hold-Up”, an almost three-hour-long film […]

How to choose the right Christmas gift: tips from psychological research

Credit: Shutterstock Christmas is a time of celebration, relaxation and gift giving. But choosing gifts can also make it a time of stress and anxiety. The wrong gift can actually do more harm than good. Here is some advice, based on decades of research, on how to side-step such pitfalls. Why do we give gifts? […]

How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises

Parents expect a lot from themselves normally. But when the world is in a state of upheaval, it’s no longer parenting-as-usual. How can overwhelmed parents keep their families afloat? Attend to Your Own Needs Kids take emotional cues from parents, so when parents calm themselves, they can help calm family members. Psychologists call this co-regulation. […]

Psychologist offers tips for beating seasonal and pandemic blues

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Fleeting daylight. Colder weather. Gloomy skies. The churn of conflicting emotions and financial distress that can accompany the holidays. These elements constitute the recipe for the annual anxiety stew that Jon Weingarden’s patients have to swallow. Add to that the recent fallout of a vitriolic presidential election and the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Study shows mindfulness might not work as you expect

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain If dispositional mindfulness can teach us anything about how we react to stress, it might be an unexpected lesson on its ineffectiveness at managing stress as it’s happening, according to new research from the University at Buffalo. When the goal is “not to sweat the small stuff,” mindfulness appears to offer […]

How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

Sofia Pelaez, 21, left her Texas A&M University, San Antonio, campus three weeks earlier than planned to travel to her home in League City, Tex., because cases in her dorm were on the rise, but she worried about putting her mother, who has high blood pressure, at risk. “I feel like if something would happen […]

Hearing test may detect autism in newborns

Credit: CC0 Public Domain For years, researchers have known through numerous studies that hearing and other sensory systems of adults and children who have autism differ from children or adults without autism. Now, University of Miami and Harvard Medical School researchers who explored responses to the standard hearing test administered to millions of newborns around […]

Doctors, nurses in COVID-19 epicenter aided by proactive personality

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Management scholars generally agree that being proactive at work yields positive outcomes. Studies show proactive—as compared to reactive—people tend to perform at higher levels. A new study from the University of Notre Dame offers the first examination of proactive personality in times of immediate response to a crisis—the early days of […]

Once begun, insomnia is tough to shake: study

(HealthDay)—Tossing, turning and can’t fall asleep? The answer isn’t waiting it out—it’s getting help so your insomnia doesn’t persist, a new Canadian study shows. Among more than 3,000 adults followed for five years, researchers found that 37.5% of those who started the study with insomnia still had it five years later. The persistence of that […]

An Amazonian tea stimulates the formation of new neurons

Preparation of ayahuasca in Ecuador. Credit: Terpsichore. One of the main natural components of ayahuasca tea is dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which promotes neurogenesis —the formation of new neurons—according to research led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). In addition to neurons, the infusion used for shamanic purposes also induces the formation of other neural cells […]

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20 Minuta Ecje Në Natyrë, Kaq Të Duhen Për Të Zhdukur Stresin

Një studim i pak muajve më parë, të cilit i referohet AgroWeb.org ka arritur në konkluzionin se mjaftojnë 20 minuta në ajër të pastër për të zhdukur stresin. Studimi është publikuar në revistën Frontiers in Psychology. Ky studim është i pari në llojin e vet që përcakton saktë minutazhin e duhur që i duhet njeriut […]

Europe’s quiet success in COVID-19 fight

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As millions across Europe face new lockdown measures to tackle the resurging coronavirus, Finland is bucking the trend: infection rates are falling, while attitudes to restrictions remain the most positive on the continent. Although much international attention has been focused on next-door Sweden’s light-touch response to the virus, Finland has quietly […]

Falni njerëzit që ju kanë lënduar – do jetoni më shëndetshëm

Është shumë e dhimbshme ta falësh dikë që të ka lënduar, por a ja vlen t’i mbash inat? Studimet tregojnë që një person që falë, ndihet më mirë. Shpeshherë të falësh një person të afërt që të ka lënduar shumë duket pothuajse e pamundur, por s’ ka asgjë që s’ falet. Madje, shumë persona që […]

Living near green space linked to lower rates of smoking and higher chances of quitting

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People are significantly less likely to smoke—and are more likely to successfully quit—if they live in green neighbourhoods, new research has found. The study is the first to demonstrate that access to neighbourhood greenspace is linked to lower rates of current smoking, and that this is due to higher rates of […]

Have a Creepy, Crawly Halloween

“Insects in the home produced more disgust in the brain than insects in the wild, especially cockroaches,” said Dr. Eric Schumacher, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Brain Imaging. “Our research suggests that we may be conditioned against pests in the home because they may be associated with contamination or illness. It’s not clear […]

Despite COVID-19 risks, older people experience higher emotional well-being than younger adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Despite being most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and suffering health complications due to the virus, older adults reported feeling calm more often than younger people, and were less likely to report negative emotions like anxiety compared to people their junior, according to a recent study by Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen. […]

People with autism may have large deficits in facial recognition

Credit: Rachel Kittenbrink The ability to recognize faces varies greatly, but individuals with autism spectrum disorders can especially struggle, having huge implications for social interaction. Penn State researchers, for the first time, recently analyzed 40 years of autism data to determine deficits in face recognition. According to Jason Griffin, doctoral candidate in the department of […]

Respecting Children’s Pain – The New York Times

The second goal was to make pain understood. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Eccleston said, research has elucidated the pain system, including the peripheral and central neurological pathways involved, and also the psychological mechanisms. But taking account of a child’s individual needs means coming to terms with the complexity of pain pathways and the […]

Studies show negative effects of surgical cancelations and postponements

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A pair of University of Manitoba studies show the detrimental impact on patients’ physical and mental health caused by surgical cancelations and postponements. These findings are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic because of heightened surgical scheduling difficulties. “There’s a lot of implications for difficulties in accessing surgical care not only […]

Studimet: Nënat po flenë më pak gjatë pandemisë

Një studim ka dalë me përfundime se nënat po flenë shumë më pak se zakonisht gjatë periudhës së pandemisë. Kërkuesit e Universitetit Ben Gurion thonë se insomnia te nënat është shumë më e madhe se më parë. Në fillim të pandemisë, numri i nënave që përjetonin pagjumësi s’ ishte shumë i lartë. Ishin vetëm 11 […]

Shared religious experiences bring couples together

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Couples that pray together stay together. It’s a common religious saying, but a new study from the University of Georgia is giving the proverb some scientific credence. Churches, mosques and synagogues provide a kind of built-in social life for their members, with religious services, classes and various other gatherings. Going to […]

Meaning in life and self-control protect against stress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Numerous studies over the last few weeks have pointed out that the effects of the Corona pandemic on people’s mental health can be enormous and affect large parts of the population. In spring, Prof. Tatjana Schnell from the Existential Psychology Lab at the Department of Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, […]

How fear encourages physical distancing during pandemic

Hypothetical supermarket sign displaying anthropomorphic preventive messaging. Credit: University of Houston Welcome to shopping during the coronavirus pandemic: customers clad in masks, slathered with sanitizer and surrounded by signage urging them to avoid close contact. Despite guidelines plastered on the walls and floors of grocery and retail stores encouraging customers to maintain six-feet of physical […]

Dual brain imaging provides insight into neural basis of patient-clinician relationship

One of the research staff (right) managing the hyperscanning protocol from the MRI control room. The clinician lies inside the MRI scanner (middle, behind the window), while communicating with, and treating, the patient who is in the other scanner. Credit: Vitaly Napadow The potential impact of the patient-clinician relationship on a patient’s response to treatment […]

Newborn brains lack maturity to process emotions as adults do

Newborn brains aren’t ready to process emotions right from birth. Credit: Isaac Taylor from Pexels Humans aren’t born with mature brain circuitry that attaches emotions to the things they see or hear in their environment, a new study shows. Researchers studying brain scans of newborns found that the part of the brain involved in experiencing […]

Study shows fear and anxiety share same bases in brain

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anxiety, the most common family of mental illnesses in the U.S., has been pushed to epic new heights by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults and a staggering 41% of people ages 18-29 experienced clinically significant anxiety symptoms […]

Unhealthy behaviors trigger same brain responses as bad smells

Part of the human brain contributing the most to the prediction of pain and olfactory disgust. Credit: UNIGE/Corradi-Dell’Aqua Unhealthy behaviors trigger moral judgments that are similar to the basic emotions that contribute to our ability to survive. Two hypotheses are prevalent in the current scientific literature as to the identity of these emotions. Some researchers […]

When We Can Hug Again, Will We Remember How It Works?

Alexis Block was worried that the robot she’d built was malfunctioning. She was testing the optimal hug duration for her “HuggieBot 1.0,” a purple-furred, on-demand squeeze machine. Ms. Block had built pressure sensors into the machine’s torso, so if the human tester tapped or squeezed the robot on the back, it let go. But this […]

Remember that fake news you read? It may help you remember even more

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who receive reminders of past misinformation may form new factual memories with greater fidelity, according to an article published in the journal Psychological Science. Past research highlights one insidious side of fake news: The more you encounter the same misinformation—for instance, that world governments are covering up the existence of […]

Traditions, change are on the table

Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always. Bryant works as an executive chef. But in her own family, she’s the one everyone depends on to prepare her grandmother’s recipes, which spark memories at the holidays. So along with a turkey, Bryant will make her grandmother’s sweet potato souffle, and fingerling […]

Herd immunity approaches to COVID-19 control are a ‘dangerous fallacy’

A group of 80 researchers warn that a so-called herd immunity approach to managing COVID-19 by allowing immunity to develop in low-risk populations while protecting the most vulnerable is “a dangerous fallacy unsupported by the scientific evidence”. Faced with a second wave of COVID-19, and more than a million recorded deaths worldwide, the authors present […]

Disa arsye që na bën të përdorim fjalë “të pista”

Mësuesit dhe prindërit tërë aktivitetin e tyre e orientojnë te fëmijët, që të jenë të sjellshëm dhe të mos përdorin fjalë të pahijshme. Edhe pse ka përpjekje të mëdha nga të dyja palët, në të shumtën e rasteve, fëmijët do të mësohen të shajnë apo të përdorin fjalë joadekuate. Në përgjithësi, janë disa faktorë që […]

Recovery from grief is a slow, difficult process for families of terrorism victims

Grief is a natural reaction to the death of a loved one, but in cases of tragic or unexpected loss, that sadness can stretch out, affecting day-to-day functioning and reducing quality of life. Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) is a condition characterized by intense longing for the deceased, and by severe and persistent emotional pain. People […]

Why French police are ill-equipped to ‘reconquer’ Paris suburbs

Brazen attacks on French police have highlighted the divide between law enforcement and youths in France’s most deprived suburbs. Analysts say bridging the chasm requires changing the entrenched culture of a police force that is answerable to the state, not the people. With its fresh coat of paint, refurbished offices and supplementary cells, the revamped […]

How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Once we’ve acknowledged the hardship, “the critical piece is to not stay stuck there,” Dr. Teachman said. “We can recognize that things are hard, without wallowing.” Identify what we have lost (such as socializing), and then find alternatives — maybe online meet-ups, a pod with another family or simply bundling up. “If you have the […]

Coronavirus Safety Runs Into a Stubborn Barrier: Masculinity

On Tuesday, and not for the first time, Joseph R. Biden Jr. described President Trump’s reluctant attitude toward wearing masks as “macho.” Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator and Fox Nation host, countered that Mr. Biden “might as well carry a purse with that mask.” They were among the most direct comments yet that have tied […]

When stuck in a rut, it may be time to try ideas from others

Credit: CC0 Public Domain When attempting to solve a problem, people often fall back on prior experiences that worked, sometimes without considering other solutions. In other words, they stay in their comfort zone, which psychologists call ‘fixation.’ Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of Limerick and Iowa State University investigated what happens when new […]

Focus on mental health during COVID-19

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain 2020 is turning out to be a bummer—and acknowledging this fact is A-OK. That’s a recommendation from Dr. Amy Dawel, a clinical and cognitive psychologist in the Research School of Psychology at ANU. “Sometimes things are just rotten,” Dr. Dawel says. “It’s normal to feel rotten in response. Learning to sit […]

Detecting neurodegeneration biomarkers through magnetic resonance imaging

This tool is able to identify single-person neurodegeneration before the symptom’s appearance, which could significate a more effective and personalized medicine. Credit: Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) Magnetic resonance imaging is the most sensitive and reliable technique for diagnosing and monitoring neurodegenerative diseases. Through the images obtained, clinicians can make a complete anatomical analysis of […]

The effects of oxytocin on social anxiety depend on location, location, location

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Studies have long suggested that oxytocin—a hormone that can also act as a neurotransmitter—regulates prosocial behavior such as empathy, trust and bonding, which led to its popular labeling as the “love hormone.” Mysteriously, oxytocin has also been shown to play a role in antisocial behaviors and emotions, including reduced cooperation, envy […]

Same-gender couples interact better than heterosexual couples: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Same-gender couples have higher-quality interactions with one another than heterosexual couples in Southern California, a new UC Riverside study finds. The study also holds that couples with two men have the smallest social networks. Researcher Megan Robbins says the recently published study is the first to compare same- and different-sex couples’ […]

What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us

Back in June, a few hundred epidemiologists and infectious disease experts interviewed by The New York Times said that it would likely be a year or more before they would feel comfortable hugging or shaking the hand of a friend. Thirty-nine percent said it would likely be three to 12 months. (Also of note: Many […]

Lockdown stress not so bad after all, but vulnerable families hit harder

Credit: Leiden University During the ‘intelligent lockdown’ in the Netherlands this spring, the respondents in a Leiden study reported a mild increase in their stress levels. This extra stress could have a negative effect on families, particularly if parents already had psychological problems before the corona crisis. Suddenly we were all at home. In March […]

Smartphone surveys find a connection between daily spiritual experiences and well-being

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national study have found a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers from Baylor University and Harvard University. While other studies have found such a connection between spirituality and positive emotions, the new study is […]

Joan Marks, Doyenne of Genetic Counselors, Dies at 91

Joan H. Marks, who was a pioneer in genetic counseling, the practice of helping patients understand their risk of an inherited medical condition, and who developed it into a full-blown profession, died on Sept. 14 at her home in Manhattan. She was 91. Her son Dr. Andrew Marks said the cause was heart failure. Ms. […]

Care home workers suffer COVID trauma, anxiety: study

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Nearly half of care home workers in northern Italy may be suffering from post-traumatic stress or anxiety following the first wave of the pandemic, new research showed Wednesday. As COVID-19 began its spread throughout Europe, northern regions of Italy—home to a high proportion of elderly people—were at the frontline as intensive […]

Qani dhe mos ndaloni; Qe pse mërzitja dhe stresi janë të lidhura me shtimin në peshë

A e shihni ndonjëherë veten duke luftuar me lotët kur ndiheni emocional dhe të mbingarkuar? Mos u shqetësoni më dhe lërini ato lot të shkojnë Ekziston një mënyrë e natyrshme për të lehtësuar dëshpërimin dhe për të nxitur humbjen e peshës. Studimet tregojnë se emocionet me intensitet të lartë rrisin kortizolin, një hormon stresi që […]

Pandemic sets off future wave of worsening mental health issues

Catastrophizing the pandemic amplifies the actual stress impact, increasing symptoms and creating the possibility for substance abuse. Credit: University of Houston Long after a COVID-19 vaccination is developed and years after the coronavirus death toll is tallied, the impact on mental health will linger, continuing to inflict damage if not addressed, according to new research. […]