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December 06, 2011

Acceptance is Protection: How Can Parents Support Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Children?

How should parents respond when their four years old son insists on wearing girls’ clothes, or their daughter switches to using a male version of their name? These are the questions increasingly being asked of family therapist Jean Malpas who writes in Family Process about a new approach to support parents with gender nonconforming and transgender children.

November 29, 2011

New book Identity Shift explores how technology and our personal identities are blurring in today’s networked world

Research drawn from thousands of consumers provides unique new insight into the convergence of real and virtual life – including the impact of communications technology on families and individuals

12:00 AM EST November 22, 2011

Psychological Intervention Reduces Disability and Depression in Adolescents with Fibromyalgia

A recent trial shows cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces functional disability and depressive symptoms in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia. The psychological intervention was found to be safe and effective, and proved to be superior to disease management education. Full findings from this multi-site clinical trial are published in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

November 03, 2011

Secluding aggressive young offenders is always the last resort says four-country study

Seclusion should always be the last resort when it comes to dealing with aggressive episodes involving young offenders with psychiatric disorders, according to staff who took part in a four-country study published in the November issue of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.

October 31, 2011

Bright Not Broken

Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they’re stuck.  The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children.

October 28, 2011

THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN BOOK OF LOVE, SEX AND THE BRAIN: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love

COMING IN JANUARY 2012:  A fascinating look at how the brain controls our relationships and romances

October 26, 2011

Teenage girls and senior students suffered highest levels of PTSD after major earthquake

Teenage survivors of a major earthquake experienced high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with girls and older students being the most severely affected, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

October 19, 2011

New aggression tool predicted violent patients in medical and surgical wards

Using a specially designed risk assessment tool was an effective way of identifying violent hospital patients in medical and surgical units, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

October 18, 2011

Caveman Politics: Has Our Violent History Led to an Evolved Preference for Physically Strong Political Leaders?

New research into evolutionary psychology suggests that physical stature affects our preferences in political leadership. The paper, published in Social Science Quarterly, reveals that a preference for physically formidable leaders, or caveman politics, may have evolved to ensure survival in ancient human history.

September 09, 2011

Emotional Impact of 9/11 Attacks Seen in Brain’s Response to Negative Visual Images

In the wake of the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, research published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how the attacks impacted the psychological processes of those not directly exposed to the event.

August 30, 2011

Location, Location, Location; Study Shows the Middle Is the Place to Be

A recent study appearing in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology suggests that there are factors that can significantly influence our free will without us even knowing it.

August 24, 2011

Is Perfectionism an Attribute or Detriment?


The Perfectionist's Handbook by Dr. Jeff Szymanski helps readers navigate out of the "perfectionism paradox". If your intentions are good (wanting to excel) and the outcomes you want are reasonable (to feel competent and satisfied), why would perfectionism backfire and result in unhappiness and stress?


August 03, 2011


A new and proven way to cope with loved ones who are suffering through dementia -- without destroying your own sanity or health. Dr. Boss presents a method for managing caring for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, when a person you love both "is" and "is increasingly not" the person you once knew.

July 27, 2011

British Academy and Wiley-Blackwell Announce Result of 2011 Wiley Prize

American developmental psychologist, Dr. Michael Tomasello, has been named as this year’s recipient of the Wiley Prize in Psychology, awarded by the British Academy in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb).

July 07, 2011

Author of 'Such Stuff as Dreams' on Radio 4 Today Programme

Is reading fiction good for you?

June 21, 2011

Creating Your Perfect Family Size

This groundbreaking book offers answers to crucial questions that have a large impact on family success and well-being. The author has been researching and treating couples for more than twenty years, addressing such critical issues as: When should you have kids? How many and why? Can you afford a family? What's the best interval between children's birth in a family? How does your work life influence how many kids to have? What's the impact of divorce, remarriage and blended families on the decision to have more kids?

June 09, 2011

Sucking Up to the Boss May Move You Up and Keep You Healthy

Savvy career minded individuals have known for some time that ingratiating oneself to the boss and others – perhaps more commonly known as ‘sucking up’– can help move them up the corporate ladder more quickly. However, a recent study published in the Journal of Management Studies suggests that politically savvy professionals who use ingratiation as a career aid may also avoid the psychological distress that comes to others who are less cunning about their workplace behavior.

June 03, 2011

Letters from home may help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder in happily married soldiers

A new study from the Journal of Traumatic Stress finds that for active-duty male soldiers in the U.S. Army who are happily married, communicating frequently with one's spouse through letters and emails during deployment may protect against the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms after returning home.

April 18, 2011

The following authors are available to comment as resources on stories about the tragedy in Japan

Click through to get a list of our author experts available to discuss the nuclear situation, structural engineering, environmental impacts, business and finance, the geography of the region as well as lifestyle topics including grief, depression, parenting, and giving back

April 13, 2011

Farmers with acute chest pain are uncertain how and when to seek help

A pilot study of the prevalence of cardiac risk factors in a group of agricultural workers and of their decision-making abilities with regard to when and how they would seek help when experiencing chest pain has found that most put themselves at risk of dying.