Psychology News

Test Helps ID Alzheimer’s Risk Before Signs of Dementia

September 21st, 2014
A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect a heightened risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, even before there are any signs of dementia, according to scientists at York University in Toronto. For their study, Faculty of Health Professor Lauren ...

Domestic Violence More Likely for Same-Sex Couples

September 21st, 2014
Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently -- and likely more so -- between same-sex couples, according to a review of literature conducted by researchers at Northwestern Medicine. “Evidence suggests that the minority stress model may explain these high prevalence rates,” said senior ...

Single Dose of Antidepressant Changes the Brain

September 20th, 2014
Just one dose of an antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the brain, according to a new study. According to researchers, brain scans taken of people before and after one dose of escitalopram, a commonly prescribed serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), revealed ...

Habitual Facebook Users More Likely to Be Scammed

September 20th, 2014
A new study has found that people who habitually use Facebook are more susceptible to being victims of online scams. For his study, Arun Vishwanath, Ph.D., an associate professor of communication at the University at Buffalo–State University of New York, subjected 150 college ...

Reliable Spouse Important for Successful Career

September 19th, 2014
Having a successful career may hinge upon your marital choice as new research suggests a spouse’s personality influences how well you climb the career ladder. As people spend more and more time in the workplace, it’s natural for co-workers to develop close bonds ...

Telecommuting Can Aid Employee Moral without Productivity Loss

September 19th, 2014
Despite the fact that we live in a hyperconnected world, employers are still concerned that productivity will be negatively impacted by telecommuting, A new study may quell concerns as University of Illinois researchers discovered telecommuting yields positive effects for two important measures of ...

Older Girls in Middle School Can Contribute to Body Image Issues

September 19th, 2014
New research finds middle schools that include fifth through eighth grades may set the stage for dissatisfied body image among younger girls. Researchers found that although the media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents, the source for body ...

Fighting Parents Harm Child’s Emotional Balance

September 19th, 2014
New research suggests combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Investigators discovered the effect of protracted household tension is cumulative as prolonged exposure to marital aggression takes a substantial toll on the emotional adjustment of young children. Moreover, ...

New App Monitors Students’ Mental Health

September 19th, 2014
Researchers have developed a smartphone application that passively monitors a student’s mental health and compares their mental status to academic performance and recent behavior. Dartmouth researchers say the StudentLife app, compares students' happiness, stress, depression, and loneliness to their academic performance. They say the ...

Survey Finds Promise in Yoga for Bipolar Disorder

September 18th, 2014
A new survey takes the first steps toward assessing the value of yoga for people with bipolar disorder (BD). As reported in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice,  the survey finds generally positive results, with a few exceptions. “There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga ...