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July 21, 2014

Many Individuals May Be Predisposed to Empathy

A new study in Brain and Behavior provides physical evidence that highly sensitive individuals respond especially strongly to social situations that trigger emotions.

July 21, 2014

Mental Health Issues Uncovered in Children with Relatives Who Participated in Manhunt after Boston Marathon Attack

Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.

June 19, 2014

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, 5th Edition

Save time with adaptable prewritten progress notes

June 02, 2014

Study Explores Psychological Impact of Surviving a Campus Mass Shooting

The Journal of Traumatic Stress explores the long-term psychological impact for survivors of campus shootings

May 19, 2014

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate

May 19, 2014

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking

New research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group – young offenders – adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system.

May 06, 2014

Family Men: Mafia Men Are Unlikely to Suffer from Psychopathic Disorders

Research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health has found that convicted mafia men displayed fewer psychopathic traits then regular criminals, experienced fewer drug problems and were more concerned about their families

5:00 PM EDT April 10, 2014

Abstention from alcohol has increased sharply among Australian adolescents

A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.  The percentage of Australians aged 14-17 who do not drink alcohol has increased from almost 33% in 2001 to over 50% in 2010.  This trend has occurred broadly across a wide range of regional, socio-economic, and demographic subgroups.

April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

March 26, 2014

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

For those who want to make a difference but don't know where to start, Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies is a friendly and practical guide to undertaking a range of charitable activities.

12:00 AM EDT March 25, 2014

Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don’t understand the dangers

Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology.

March 18, 2014

Some truth to the ‘potent pot myth’

New research from The Netherlands shows that people who smoke high-potency cannabis end up getting higher doses of the active ingredient (THC). Although they reduce the amount they puff and inhale to compensate for the higher strength, they still take in more THC than smokers of lower potency cannabis.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

March 03, 2014

Tears and Fears: How Do Emotions Change our Political Attitudes?

Political Psychology explores how emotions such as anxiety, even if their cause has nothing to do with politics, can result in a hardening of our views

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

January 28, 2014

Chinese Scientist Wins Wiley-IPCAS Psychological Award for Analysis of Overconfidence

Shu Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the annual Wiley-IPCAS prize for excellence in Chinese psychological science

January 27, 2014

Shadowy World of Britain’s Discount Hitmen Revealed in New Study

The first typological study of British hitmen, published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master

January 21, 2014

It’s All About Me: Do Narcissists Make Good Line Managers?

Does your boss lack empathy or have a ‘grandiose sense of self importance,’ if so they may be a narcissist, claims new research in Personnel Psychology

January 21, 2014

Rethinking Aging: Older Brains Slower Due to Greater Experience, Rather than Cognitive Decline

Topics in Cognitive Science refutes the idea that age results in cognitive decline

December 20, 2013

Want to stop smoking? See a specialist!

Smokers in England who want to stop smoking are three times more likely to succeed if they see a trained advisor than if they try by themselves, according to a new study published online today in the medical journal Addiction. Worryingly, just buying nicotine patches, gum or other licensed nicotine products from a shop does not seem to improve the chances of quitting.

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