Archive for August, 2013

Mindfulness Training Can Lessen Teacher Stress & Burnout

August 29th, 2013
Mindfulness Training Can Lessen Teacher Stress and BurnoutA new study suggests the practice of "mindfulness" can help teachers reduce stress and prevent burnout. Mindfulness stems from centuries-old meditative traditions, particularly ...

ADHD Diagnosis Used Much Less in UK

August 29th, 2013
ADHD Diagnosis Used Much Less in UKA new study suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the U.K. than they are in ...

Tall & Smart Are Often Twinned

August 28th, 2013
Tall & Smart Are Often TwinnedA new study appears to substantiate the observation that taller individuals are also smart. Researchers say the reason for this is twofold: the same genes affect both traits ...

Divorce May or May Not Increase Risk for Depression

August 28th, 2013
Divorce May or May Not Increase Risk for DepressionDivorce and depression are not inextricably linked although for certain people, divorce can increase the risk of future depressive episodes. Investigators from the University of ...

SAD: Wintertime Blues May Not Be as Common as Once Thought

August 28th, 2013
SAD: Wintertime Blues Not as Common as Once ThoughtSeasonal affective disorder's mood changes are often attributed to a change in circadian rhythm, drops in the neurotransmitter serotonin due to reduced ...

Is Female Math Anxiety a Myth?

August 28th, 2013
Is Female Math Anxiety a Myth?A new study finds that while girls report more math anxiety on general survey measures, they are not actually more anxious during math classes and exams. Existing ...

Mild Stress Can Undermine Therapy for Emotional Control

August 27th, 2013
Mild Stress Can Undermine Therapy for Emotional Control  Neuroscientists have discovered that even mild stress can impede therapeutic measures to control emotions. Experts say the findings demonstrate that clinical techniques may be less effective ...

Physiological Arousal May Help or Hinder Negotiations

August 27th, 2013
Physiological Arousal May Help or Hinder NegotiationsPeople have long been warned to control their emotions during negotiations -- that sort of arousal, it was thought, would cloud an individual’s decision-making. Now, new research suggests that sweaty palms ...

Dispositional Attitude: How Much You Like, Dislike Matters

August 27th, 2013
Dispositional Attitude: How Much You Like, Dislike MattersIt seems that some people dislike most of everything, while others go along or agree with nearly anything. Apparently, it’s all part of personality -- a dimension that ...

In New Study, Video Games Not Tied to Violence in High-Risk Youth

August 27th, 2013
In New Study, Video Games Not Tied to Violence in High-Risk Youth  In a debate that has been raging for nearly two decades, the latest research suggests the impact of violent video games ...