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Posting of Selfies May Suggest Personality Issues

January 7th, 2015
A new study does not paint a pretty picture for guys who post a lot of selfies on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Ohio State University researchers found that men who posted more online photos of themselves than others scored higher ...

Economic Uncertainty Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

January 3rd, 2015
A new study has found a link between poor diabetes control and a patient’s difficulty in paying for food and medication. For their study, researchers led by Seth A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston set out to determine the ...

More Friends on Facebook Tends to Mean Less Money for Charity

January 3rd, 2015
People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of friends, according to a new study. For her study, Dr. Kimberley Scharf, an economist at the University of Warwick, analyzed data from JustGiving.com and found a negative correlation ...

Mental Illness Linked to Perception of Power

January 1st, 2015
There are higher concentrations of people with mental illness at both ends of the perceived power spectrum; in those who feel supremely powerful and in those who feel totally helpless, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that ...

Pets Improve Autistic Kids’ Social Skills

December 31st, 2014
[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://g.psychcentral.com/news/u/2014/12/Children-with-Autism-Who-Live-With-Pets-Are-More-Assertive-sm.mp4"][/video] A new study shows that children with autism have stronger social skills when there’s a pet living in the home. Previous research has focused on how dogs can improve autistic kids’ social skills, but the new research shows that any ...

Parent Suicide Attempts Linked to Increased Risk in Kids

December 31st, 2014
A new study has found that a suicide attempt by a parent increased the odds nearly fivefold that a child would attempt suicide. For the study, David A. Brent, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his colleagues followed the children ...

Self-Reporting Brain Monitor Helps Track Dementia

December 30th, 2014
A new study has found that a patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor, which measures cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms, is user-friendly, reliable and sensitive to changes in symptoms. The Healthy Aging Brain Center Monitor measures 27 items on ...

Quality of Parent-Infant Relationship Linked to Teen Anxiety

December 29th, 2014
The quality of parent-infant relationships can predict social anxiety in adolescence, according to a new study. Infants who are not securely attached to their parents often grow up to be inhibited children who develop anxiety problems, especially social anxiety, as they get older, ...

Introverts Can Hinder Extroverted Co-Workers’ Careers

December 29th, 2014
A new study shows that introverted employees are more likely to give poor job performance evaluations to extroverted co-workers. This gives introverts a powerful role in workplaces that rely on peer-to-peer evaluation tools for awarding raises, bonuses, or promotions, according to researchers at ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...