Psychology News and Research Briefs
Brief summaries of the latest news related to mental health and mental illness, as well as brief abstracts of the latest research in anxiety, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, and more.
Nurturing Moms Boost Brain Growth
Study shows nurturing behaviors lead to a larger hippocampus in children.
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Exercise Equals Good Grades
Physical activity boosts academic performance.
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Lower Class Experiences Compassion More Easily
Individuals from a lower class background recognize suffering and experience compassion more quickly than their upper class counterparts.
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Gay Marriage Has Medical, Mental Repercussions
Columbia researchers examine one clinic before and after passage of Massachussetts' gay marriage law.
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Mother's Mental State Crosses Placenta
Fetal brains sense their mothers moods and develop according to the environment they will enter based on the mental state of their mothers, shows a study on mothers and babies from the University of California-Irvine.
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HIgh Rates of Violence and Gang Membership in Teens of Deployed Parents
Teens with deployed parents are more likely to join gangs, get in physical fights, and carry weapons to school.
More Than 1 in 10 Americans on Antidepressants
The October 2011 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief reveals that 11 percent of Americans over age 12 take antidepressant medications.
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Hyperbole and a Half Takes On Depression
Popular web comic Hyperbole and a Half takes on depression.
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Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Behavior Problems in Girls
Daughters exposed to high levels of a chemical found in common plastics have been found to have higher levels of behavior problems in early childhood.
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Teens May Experience Big Changes In IQ
Study shows teen IQs can jump -- for better or worse.
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