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Research Shows Older Adults More Alert in the Morning

August 7th, 2014
A new study provides strong evidence of noticeable differences in brain function through the day for older adults. Canadian researchers discovered older adults perform better on demanding cognitive tasks in the morning. Moreover, brain imaging shows that during this time of the day, ...

Marital Strife Interferes with Parent-Child Bond

August 6th, 2014
New research finds that marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with their children. Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers discovered dads, in particular, let conflict adversely impact relationships with children, while moms compartmentalize marital conflict after first day. Investigators found ...

It Takes Just One Question to Identify Narcissism

August 6th, 2014
Ohio State researchers believe they have developed and validated a new method to identify which people are narcissistic. And, the beauty is that the tool is only a single question. In a series of 11 experiments involving more than 2,200 people of all ...

Brief Counseling Helps Alcohol Abuse, Does Not Help Substance Abuse

August 6th, 2014
Over the past decade the federal government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has advocated for screening and brief interventions to address unhealthy alcohol and drug use. Physician's have been urged to screen for alcohol and substance abuse and to use office ...

Crank the Subwoofers to Feel Powerful

August 6th, 2014
New research substantiates a common behavior displayed by many athletics, teens, and younger adults. The action is the blasting of music through headphones or in cars in preparation for an event, or as a statement of dominance or confidence -- with bass ...

Some Take Pride in Anorexic Weight Loss

August 5th, 2014
A new study finds that misguided pride may play a significant role in anorexic behaviors. Researchers discovered positive emotions -- despite their fallacy -- may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. Tragically, anorexia nervosa has a death rate ...

New Depression Approach Tailored to the Individual

August 5th, 2014
New research suggests treatment for clinical depression should be adjusted or tailored for the individual according to the stage or phase of depression as the disorder is more complex than commonly believed. University of Adelaide researchers believe their findings demonstrate that there cannot ...

Online Breaks Enhance Productivity

August 5th, 2014
A new study suggests ubiquitous technology and social media opportunities may promote, rather than hinder, employee efficiency. Specifically, the use of online breaks at work can refresh workers and boost productivity. The research provides a prescient view of how emerging technology can be ...

Risk Glorifying Video-Games Stimulate Bad Behaviors

August 5th, 2014
Emerging research suggests teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely to engage in a wide range of deviant behaviors. Dartmouth researchers found that playing the games increased subsequent risk of behaviors beyond aggression, including alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency, and ...

Happiness Depends on Recent Rewards and Expectations

August 5th, 2014
Scientists at University College London (UCL) have developed a mathematical equation to accurately predict how happy people will say they are at a specific point in time. The model was tested on over 18,000 people worldwide with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects ...
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