Psychology News

Roseroot Herb for Depression

Roseroot Herb for Depression

March 27th, 2015
A new preliminary study suggests a herbal remedy may someday serve as a treatment option for depression. This outcome stems from a small study that found the alternative medical approach provided almost the same relief without side effects. Researchers at the Perelman ...
New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

March 27th, 2015
A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) led research team has validated a standard protocol that can be used to detect one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The approach detects atrophy in the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. The ...
Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution May Hike Risk of Cognitive, Behavior Problems

Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution May Hike Risk of Cognitive, Behavior Problems

March 26th, 2015
A new study suggests a pregnant woman's exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), the toxic air pollution caused in part by vehicle emissions, coal burning and smoking, may be bad for her child's brain. In a small study, researchers found a powerful relationship between ...
DBT Shown to Reduce Suicide Tries in High-Risk Women

DBT Shown to Reduce Suicide Tries in High-Risk Women

March 26th, 2015
New research discovered a variety of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a group of high-risk women. As published online by JAMA Psychiatry, the randomized clinical trial was performed on women with borderline personality ...
Do More Academic Challenges = Higher IQ?

Do More Academic Challenges = Higher IQ?

March 26th, 2015
The argument on the role of nature (genetics) verse nurture (environment) for influencing a person’s intelligence has taken a new chapter. Pennsylvania State University researchers believe more schooling -- and the more mentally challenging problems tackled in those schools -- may be the ...
'Bystander Effect' Evident in Young Kids

‘Bystander Effect’ Evident in Young Kids

March 26th, 2015
As young as five years old, children begin to show the “bystander effect,” meaning that they are less likely to help a person in need when there are other children available to help, according to a new study published in the journal ...
Marital Partners Usually Share Religious Beliefs

Marital Partners Usually Share Religious Beliefs

March 26th, 2015
New research suggests we tend to marry people with similar religious or non-religious beliefs because we perceive they will have similar personality traits. Investigators from New Zealand's University of Otago believe this phenomenon, known as "religious homogamy" is partially a result of inferences ...
Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

March 26th, 2015
A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. "Our review of the literature suggests we have a ...
The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

The Consequences of Failed Fertility Treatment

March 25th, 2015
The mental health impact of failed fertility treatment has been explored in a recent study. Dr. Sofia Gameiro of Cardiff University, UK, and her team explored the factors that may affect women's mental health more than a decade after unsuccessful fertility treatment. ...
MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

MDs Urged to Disclose Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25th, 2015
A new report by the Alzheimer's Association's discovered that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. Although physicians may be fearful of causing a patient distress, researchers found that more ...