Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Research Articles

New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior

Washington, DC, April 2, 2020 - A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based…

Updated : Apr 02, 2020 in Feature

Stressed about COVID-19? Try tapping into the power of music

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” – “goodnight, beautiful” – together into the…

Updated : Mar 26, 2020 in Research Articles

Travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic

Analysis of human mobility and epidemiological data by a global consortium of researchers, led by the University of Oxford and Northeastern University, shows that human…

Updated : Mar 24, 2020 in Feature

UW researchers to study resilience, well-being among King County residents during pandemic

  As the COVID-19 pandemic prompts governments to close schools, shutter restaurants, ban many gatherings and curtail travel, researchers at the University of Washington want…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Research Articles

How sound and visual effects on slot machines increase the allure of gambling

The sights and sounds of winning on a slot machine may increase your desire to play--and your memories of winning big, according to new research…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Research Articles

New research takes p*** out of incontinence

Millions of people might eventually be spared the embarrassment and extreme isolation caused by wetting themselves, thanks to new research. One in every five people…

Updated : Jan 14, 2020 in Research Articles

In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture

Employing advanced technologies that allow whole brain imaging at single-cell resolution, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that in an…

Updated : Dec 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes…

Updated : Nov 27, 2019 in Research Articles

Neurons mirror hierarchy of behaviours

Already in the 1940s, behavioural scientists observed that animals divide complex behaviours, such as mating, into sub-tasks: to reproduce, a stickleback fish needs to decide…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Research Articles

Deaf Infants’ Gaze Behavior More Advanced Than That of Hearing Infants

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult’s gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Research Articles

ARIZONA STATE’S McNAMARA FIRST EDITOR OF NEW OPEN-ACCESS APA JOURNAL

WASHINGTON -- Danielle S. McNamara, PhD, has been named the inaugural editor of the new journal Technology, Mind, and Behavior, to be published by the…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Expert Pitch

Street Smart NJ Program Reduces Traffic Violations, Boosts Safety

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2019) – Street Smart NJ campaigns on pedestrian safety at intersections in eight communities reduced traffic violations and increased safety,…

Updated : Sep 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Decoding how kids get into hacking

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Is your kid obsessed with video games and hanging out with questionable friends? These are common traits for involvement in cybercrime,…

Updated : Sep 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Three Faces of Teen Popularity: Being Feared, Being Loved, and Being Feared and Loved

Adolescents place a lot of emphasis on popularity and they are keenly aware of the difference between being liked and being popular. If forced to…

Updated : Sep 06, 2019 in Research Articles

Empathy for robots can have life-changing consequences for troops

­­­ It is increasingly common to use robots in war zones to examine and disarm hazards or recover objects with the understanding that the loss…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Young adults exposed to incarceration as children prone to depression

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Is childhood criminal justice exposure associated with risk of poor adult mental health?

Bottom Line: A childhood history of both personal involvement in the juvenile justice system and parental incarceration was associated with a greater likelihood of depression,…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

How ‘information gerrymandering’ influences voters

Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now, an experiment…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Share your goals — but be careful whom you tell

COLUMBUS, Ohio - If you want to achieve a goal, make sure you share your objective with the right person. In a new set of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health declines

People who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in symptoms of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Unhappy mothers talk more to their baby boys, study finds

Mothers who are dissatisfied with their male partners spend more time talking to their infants - but only if the child is a boy, according…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Wealth can lead to more satisfying life if viewed as a sign of success vs. happiness

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Money can't buy you happiness, but it could motivate you to live a better life. A new study featuring researchers at Binghamton…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers will shine light into the black box of artificial intelligence in medicine

BROOKLYN, New York, Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - As artificial intelligence and data science enable computer tools to make predictions previously made by skilled humans,…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poverty as disease trap

No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 3, 2019) - Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have mapped a previously uncharted region…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In the largest study of its kind, no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy

It's long been known that autism is far more prevalent in males than in females. What hasn't been understood is why. "Of course, the primary…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Providing more testing choices does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Offering patients the choice between home screening or in-office colonoscopy does not increase participation in colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Penn Medicine study.…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emotion recognition deficits impede community integration after traumatic brain injury

East Hanover, NJ. August 30, 2019. Kessler Foundation researchers have found a correlation between deficits in facial emotion recognition and poor community integration in individuals…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke

East Hanover, NJ. August 30, 2019. A recent report by Kessler researchers and clinicians described the effects of binocular occlusion in a patient with spatial…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Much fridge food ‘goes there to die’

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Americans throw out a lot more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

‘Mental rigidity’ at root of intense political partisanship on both left and right — study

People who identify more intensely with a political tribe or ideology share an underlying psychological trait: low levels of cognitive flexibility, according to a new…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Friendships factor into start-up success (and failure)

New research co-authored by Cass Business School academics has found entrepreneurial groups with strong friendship bonds are more likely to persist with a failing venture…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parenting stress may affect mother’s and child’s ability to tune in to each other

A study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has revealed the effects of the stress of parenting in the brains of both mothers…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Parental burnout can lead to harmful outcomes for parent and child

When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Millennials, think you’re digitally better than us? Yes, according to science

Emails, instant messaging, app notifications, RSS feeds, and a plethora of social networks inundate almost every aspect of daily life from work to home or…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Autism rates increasing fastest among black, Hispanic youth

Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding those of whites…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clues to early social structures may be found in ancient extraordinary graves

Elaborate burial sites can provide insight to the development of socio-political hierarchies in early human communities, according to a study released August 28, 2019 in…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Some vaccine doubters may be swayed by proximity to disease outbreak, study finds

An individual's trust in institutions such as the CDC, and how close they live to a recent measles outbreak, may affect their attitudes on measles…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Clickbait secrets exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence -- AI -- model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Ecopipam reduces stuttering symptoms in proof-of-concept trial

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- A team led by a psychiatrist at the University of California, Riverside, has tested the orally administered investigational medication ecopipam on adults…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Youth: Transgender people should use bathroom they’re most comfortable in

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Young people clash with older adults when it comes to bathroom policies related to gender identity, a University of Michigan study…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Social networking sites (SNS)…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness -- the practice of focusing one's awareness on the present moment -- can enhance…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Spontaneous brain fluctuations influence risk-taking

Minute-to-minute fluctuations in human brain activity, linked to changing levels of dopamine, impact whether we make risky decisions, finds a new UCL study. The findings,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Rates of colonoscopies boosted by text reminders, instructions

Having simple text conversations with patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the "no-show" rates, according to a recent study…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

A lack of background knowledge can hinder reading comprehension

The purpose of going to school is to learn, but students may find certain topics difficult to understand if they don't have the necessary background…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Study finds that teens are using a highly potent form of marijuana

Tempe, Ariz. (August 26, 2019) - Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

American Psychological Association conference on technology, mind and society

Technology, Mind, and Society - an interdisciplinary conference exploring the links between psychology and technology The conference will focus on efforts to understand and shape…