Archive for 2008

Cardiovascular Proteins Active in Alzheimer’s

December 22nd, 2008
Cardiovascular Proteins Active in AlzheimersResearchers have found that two proteins which work in tandem in the brain's blood vessels present a double whammy in Alzheimer's disease. Not only do the proteins lessen blood flow in the brain, ...

Alzheimer’s Prevalent Among Women

December 22nd, 2008
Alzheimer’s Prevalent Among WomenNearly 4.5 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the United States, and more than half of them are women. As the general population continues to age, this number is expected to increase significantly ...

People Will Still Torture Others When Ordered To Do So

December 21st, 2008
People Will Still Torture Others When Ordered To Do SoNearly fifty years ago, researcher Stanley Milgram devised an ingenious experiment to test how far a person would go when ordered to administer fake electrical shocks to another human ...

Experience Nature to Improve Mental Process

December 19th, 2008
Experience Nature to Improve Mental ProcessIf you live in the city, a new study in Psychological Science reveals that spending time in nature can restore and benefit mental processes. Psychologists Marc G. Berman, John Jonides, and Stephen ...

Depression Medication for Parkinson’s

December 19th, 2008
Depression Medication for Parkinson’sA new study shows that antidepressant drugs which only affect serotonin, often used as first-choice treatments, may not be best for depression in people with Parkinson's disease. The study is the first to compare ...

Give and Take In Social Situations

December 19th, 2008
Give and Take In Social SituationsWe all know the type -- individuals who come across as mean and narcissistic. In everyday social exchanges, being mean to people has a lot more impact than being nice. Feeling slighted can have ...

Link Between Autism and Schizophrenia?

December 19th, 2008
Link Between Autism and SchizophreniaA developmental psychologist posits a connection between disorders in the first month of pregnancy and the development of schizophrenia and autism. The research follows the observation that many physical abnormalities of autistics are ...

The Psychology of Crying

December 19th, 2008
The Psychology of CryingWe’ve all experienced a "good cry" -- and the event appears to make some of us feel better and help put things in perspective. But is crying beneficial for everyone? And is there such a ...

Women’s Preference in Partners

December 18th, 2008
Women’s Preference in MatesA new study in the journal Personal Relationships reveals that women prefer mates who are recognized by their peers for their skills, abilities, and achievements, while not preferring men who use coercive tactics to subordinate ...

Does Power Mitigate Compassion?

December 18th, 2008
Does Power Mitigate CompassionThe fact that many cultures emphasize the concept of "noblesse oblige" (the idea that with great power and prestige come responsibilities) suggests that power may diminish a tendency to help others. Psychologist Gerben A. van ...
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