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Stress Reduction from Brief Mindfulness Meditation

July 3rd, 2014
New research suggests that short-term mindfulness meditation practice -- 25 minutes for three consecutive days -- alleviates psychological stress. Mindfulness meditation has rapidly gained popularity as a method to help people relieve stress and improve overall health. But despite its growing acceptance, most research ...

CBT With Drug Therapy Cuts Depression Relapse in Kids Compared to Meds Alone

July 3rd, 2014
A combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy along with medication enhances treatment for children and adolescents suffering from depression. In a new clinical trial, investigators discovered depression relapse rates were substantially lower in a group of youths who received both forms of treatment versus medication ...

Cyberbullying Creates Fear in Students

July 2nd, 2014
Cyberbullying, like traditional bullying, creates fear among students about being victimized at school. While traditional bullying still creates the most fear among students, cyberbullying is a significant factor for fear of school victimization. The fear is especially pronounced among students who have experienced bullying at ...

Workplace Double Standard on Social Media

July 1st, 2014
A new study finds that while managers have a negative view of employee use of social media for private purposes during work, top executives frequently surf the web during work hours. Experts say that every day, more than one billion people worldwide use ...

Atrocious Video Game Behavior Can Boost Moral Sensitivity

June 30th, 2014
A new study suggests wicked video game behavior can, paradoxically, lead to players’ increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they violated. “Rather than leading players to become less moral,” said Matthew Grizzard, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo Department of ...

Feeling Powerful Helps People Save More Money

June 28th, 2014
A new study has found that people save more money when they feel powerful. Researchers Emily Garbinsky, doctoral student in marketing, and Drs. Jennifer Aaker from Stanford University and Anne-Kathrin Klesse from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, conducted five experiments to see whether the decision ...

How Sweet Talk Emotionally Engages The Brain

June 28th, 2014
New research shows that taste-related words, such as describing something as “sweet” or “bitter,” engage the emotional centers of the brain more than literal words with the same meaning. For their study, researchers from Princeton University and the Free University of Berlin had ...

More Women Than Men With Chronic Illness Seek Mental Health Services

June 27th, 2014
New research finds that women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses. Moreover, they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men. "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," ...

Unhappy Marriage Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Disease

June 27th, 2014
Emerging research suggests a conflictual marriage is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular illness. “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease,” said Dr. Thomas Kamarck, professor ...

The Way We Speak Mimics the Way We Feel

June 27th, 2014
Ground-breaking European research has uncovered a link between language and emotions. Psychologist Dr. Ralf Rummer and phoneticist Dr. Martine Grice were able to demonstrate that the articulation of vowels systematically influences our feelings and vice versa. The researchers looked at the question of whether and to ...
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