- Different Parent Personalities Help Kids With Negative Emotions
When a child is distressed, anxious, or angry, mom and dad don’t have to respond in the same way. A new study finds that when both parents are supportive, they may shield the child from handling negative emotions. The researchers suggest that when one pare ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 30 2007 - 12:26pm
- Black Gay Men, Lesbians, Have Fewer Mental Disorders Than Whites, Says Study
Based on the theory that stress related to prejudice would increase risk for mental disorders, researchers typically expect that black lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals face prejudice related to both racism and homophobia and therefore would have more disor ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2007 - 9:39pm
- Loss Aversion: Why We Think More About Potential Loss Than Gain
The theory of loss aversion is used in many contexts to explain why potential loss has a greater mitigating influence on behavior than potential gain. In trading situations, consumers will most likely opt to keep what they have, tending to place a larger v ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2007 - 6:18pm
- Fair Play Is A Human Concept, Says Study
New research from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig shows that, unlike humans, chimpanzees do not show a willingness to make fair offers and reject unfair ones. The research, conducted by Keith Jensen, Josep Call and Michael ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 5 2007 - 10:54am
- Want To Be Happy? Stop Trying To Be Happier
Are you happy? Well don't try to be happier; you might become less happy. That is the gist of a multi-cultural study published this month in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The study by University of Virginia psychology professor Shi ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2007 - 11:04pm
- Terror Management Theory- How Death Makes Us Think Happy Thoughts
Philosophers and scientists have long been interested in how the mind processes the inevitability of death, both cognitively and emotionally. One would expect, for example, that reminders of our mortality- like the sudden death of a loved one- would throw ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2007 - 10:43am
- Does Hypnosis Help Stop Smoking? New Study Says Yes
Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods according to a new study presented at CHEST 2007,the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Phys ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2007 - 11:45am
- Should Mark Twain Have Won A Nobel Prize?
Of course. He didn't. And dozens of writers you have never heard of, much less read, much less quoted in everyday conversation, have. These wrongs are corrected in an alternative universe described here. The Biology/Medicine Prize has also been fairly ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Oct 30 2007 - 10:17pm
- ADHD And Psychiatry: One Third Of Visits Don't Address Parents' Greatest Concerns
According to a small-scale, in-office, observational study, psychiatrists and parents have significantly different perceptions of the importance of pediatric ADHD and psychiatric comorbidities, particularly regarding the patients’ most concerning behavior. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2007 - 4:23pm
- Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Bad Also
People who are optimistic are more likely than others to display prudent financial behaviors, according to new research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. But too much optimism can also be a problem: people who are extremely optimistic tend t ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2007 - 4:32pm