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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Even Thinking About Marriage Gets Young People to Straighten Up

July 27, 2016 — You don't have to get married to settle down and leave behind your wild ways -- you just have to expect to get married ... read more

Sociologists Pilot Sketching as Way to Unlock New Data

July 26, 2016 — Sketching is being piloted as a research tool by social ... read more

Aging Can Drive Progress, Say Scientists

July 25, 2016 — Twenty years from now, the number of retired persons worldwide will have grown by 600 million, almost double the current number. Life expectancy will have increased, bringing new economic challenges. ... read more

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

Here's Why Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores

July 21, 2016 — More than 230 New York City public middle schools were involved in a study that found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, broken furniture, and run-down classrooms made ... read more

Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Diverse Populations

July 20, 2016 — Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Making Parenting a National Priority in U.S.

July 20, 2016 — A new report calls for a new national framework to support struggling parents. Developmental psychologists say the findings emphasize making parenting a national U.S. ... read more

Higher-Income Students Have an Edge When It Comes to Working Memory

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their ability to use working memory, a key brain function responsible for everything from remembering a ... read more

One Third of Women With ADHD Have Anxiety Disorders, Almost Half Have Considered Suicide, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD, according to a new ... read more

Changes in Brain Activity After Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Adolescents

July 20, 2016 — Researchers are studying how cognitive therapy that uses mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, quiet reflection and facilitator-led discussion, may serve as an adjunct to pharmacological ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Social robots can be used in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to ... read more

Dogs De-Stress Families With Autistic Children, New Research Shows

July 20, 2016 — Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Researchers suggest that while no gene 'causes' mental ill health, some genes can make people more sensitive to the effects of their environment -- for better and for worse -- leading to ... read more

Blue, Green or 'Nol'?

July 18, 2016 — Even in infants too young to speak, the object categories infants form and their predictions about objects' behavior, are sculpted by the names we use to describe them, new research shows. As ... read more

Tiger Moms Are the Same Everywhere, Study Shows

July 18, 2016 — It doesn’t matter if you’re an American “tiger mom,” or a Chinese one, evidence shows that parents’ attempts to control children through psychological means (e.g., shaming children) are ... read more

Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

July 18, 2016 — Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, ... read more

Weight Gain Studied for Second-Generation Antipsychotics for Autism Spectrum Disorders

July 18, 2016 — Some of the most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are also well known for their risk of weight gain and subsequent health complications. For the first time, however, ... read more

Children Are Affected by Parental Substance Use

July 18, 2016 — Children whose caregivers misuse alcohol or use, produce or distribute drugs face an increased risk of medical and behavioral problems. According to a new clinical report, pediatricians hold the ... read more

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