Psychology

Therapeutic Value Of Meditation Unproven, Says Study

“There is an enormous amount of interest in using meditation as a form of therapy to cope with a variety of modern-day health problems, especially hypertension, stress and chronic pain, but the majority of evidence that seems to support this notion is anec ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 28 2007 - 5:01pm

The Twilight Of Expertise (part 2: Medical Doctors)

The first experts were shamans, an occupational category that eventually divided into doctors and priests. As the Catholic Church became more and more powerful, abuses of priestly power became more and more apparent and upsetting, leading to the Protestan ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Jun 28 2007 - 10:50pm

Cloned Pigs Help Scientists Towards A Breakthrough In Alzheimer's

The first pigs containing genes responsible for Alzheimer’s disease will be born in Denmark in August. This event is a landmark achivement in the effort towards finding a cure for the disease. Scientists from the universities of Copenhagen and Århus, Denma ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2007 - 10:35am

Why We Learn From Our Mistakes

Psychologists from the University of Exeter have identified an 'early warning signal' in the brain that helps us avoid repeating previous mistakes. Published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, their research identifies, for the first time, ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 1 2007 - 6:25pm

Do Women Really Talk More Than Men?

Refuting the popular stereotype that females talk more than men, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found women and men both use an average of 16,000 words each day. The psychology researchers have published their findings in “Are Women ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2007 - 2:13pm

Why Tapas And Dim Sum?

Elizabeth Rode, Paul Rozin, and Paula Durlach measured the remembered pleasure for meals. It didn’t matter how long the meal lasted. They called this “duration neglect.” To quote the article: The existence of duration neglect implies that, with respect to ...

Article - Seth Roberts - Jul 15 2007 - 10:06pm

Psychotherapy Instead Of Viagra, Review Says

Taking part in group psychotherapy can help men who have erectile dysfunction to overcome their problem, and adding sildenafil to group therapy was more effective that sildenafil alone. In addition, group psychotherapy was more effective than taking silden ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 18 2007 - 5:02pm

Young Children's Defiance Toward Mothers Part Of Healthy Development

At very young ages, children’s defiant behavior toward their mothers may not be a bad thing. This defiance may in fact reflect children’s emerging autonomy and a confidence that they can control events that are important to them. Those are the findings of ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2007 - 1:52am

Therapy Adds Little Value In Severe Depression, Study Says

Should adolescents with depression be prescribed antidepressants, and if so, should they be given only with a psychological therapy, as advocated by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)? A study published on bmj.com last month f ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2007 - 5:57pm

Seeing The Colors In Music

In the psychological phenomenon known as “synesthesia,” individuals’ sensory systems are a bit more intertwined than usual. Some people, for example, report seeing colors when musical notes are played. One of the most common forms is grapheme-color synesth ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2007 - 12:58pm