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.
What Do Happy People Talk About?
Bobby McFerrin may have been wrong when he sang, "Don't worry, be happy." A new study shows that people who tackle heavy topics in daily conversation actually report higher levels of happiness than those who keep it light.
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Depression Plus Diabetes A Recipe For Dementia
A new study shows that adults with diabetes and a history of major depression face more than double the risk of dementia as other diabetics.
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"We" The Key to Marital Harmony
How using words like "we" and "ours" may help ease conflicts and create a happier marriage.
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UK Researchers Link Excessive Internet Use to Depression
Is it time to sign off? A large-scale study confirms that using the Internet for excessive periods of time is linked to depressive symptoms.
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Why Some Kids Don't Fit In
Researchers pinpoint key factors that may make social interaction difficult for children.
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The End of Social Television Viewing?
Watching television together is quickly becoming a social activity of the past.
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How Do Cat and Dog Owners Differ?
Psychology research shows real personality differences between people who own cats and dogs.
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The Connection Between Bedtime & Teen Mental Health
Teenagers' bedtimes have been found to be linked to rates of depression and thoughts of suicide. Find out what you can do to help your teen get an appropriate night's sleep.
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Happiest Couples Share Work Equally
New research shows that couples who split paid and unpaid work about equally report highest levels of happiness and life satisfaction.
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Autism Rates Rise to Almost 1 Percent
The CDC reports a 57 percent increase in the incidence of autism, bringing rates close to 1 percent.
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