Personality News

Common Genes Linked to Autism

July 21st, 2014
New research sheds light on autism as scientists discover most of the genetic risk for the disorder comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous mutations. In the largest study of its kind ...

Physician Training Program Improves Care for Depression

July 21st, 2014
A new performance improvement initiative for physicians has been found to significantly increase their use of evidence-based practices in screening for and treating depression. In a new study, Dr. Michael E. Thase of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and colleagues ...

The Look of Love Differs from Lust

July 18th, 2014
New research suggests that where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or lust is the plan. University of Chicago researchers found that eye patterns concentrate on a stranger’s face if the viewer sees that person as a potential partner in ...

Childcare Duties Similar for Supermoms and Dads

July 18th, 2014
A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple's children, the more equal the child care balance is between a couple. Conversely, the more ...

Does the Gender of Children Predict Divorce?

July 17th, 2014
Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. This knowledge has led many scholars to imply that daughters cause divorce. However, new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be ...

Poor Sleep Lowers Activity Level of Those With PTSD

July 17th, 2014
A new study suggests that compromised sleep quality as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Limited physical activity, in turn, is linked to negative health outcomes such as obesity. “We found that sleep quality was ...

Mediterranean Diet has Race-Specific Effect on Cognition

July 17th, 2014
New research suggests the Mediterranean diet reduces cognitive decline among some race-specific populations but not among others. In the study, African-Americans experienced a slower rate of cognitive decline than white, older adults. Study methodology included the analysis of over eight years of data collected ...

Wisdom, Selective Engagement Help Older Adults Cope with Aging

July 17th, 2014
Emerging research suggests older adults have tricks up their sleeve to combat cognitive aging. A set of three articles in a recent edition of the journal Perspectives in Psychological Science discusses a variety of factors -- including motivation and crystallized knowledge -- that ...

Activity in Amygdala May Be Key to Developing PTSD

July 16th, 2014
Emerging research suggests that the amygdala, the small brain structure involved in emotional learning and fear acquisition, may hold the key to who is likely to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In a new study, a disparate group of researchers collaborated on a ...

More Teen Boys Look for Relationships, Not Flings

July 16th, 2014
A new study determines teenage boy’s desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships. The finding may be a surprise to those who view teenage males as testosterone-laden aggressors. Investigators from Columbia University's Mailman School ...