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Psychology - 22.05.2023
Married people who cheat don't regret it
Married people who cheat don’t regret it
Married people who have affairs find them highly satisfying, express little remorse, and believe the cheating didn't hurt their otherwise healthy marriages, finds a new Johns Hopkins report on the psychology of infidelity M arried people who have affairs find them highly satisfying, express little remorse and believe the cheating didn't hurt their otherwise healthy marriages, finds a new report on the psychology of infidelity.

Psychology - Health - 16.05.2023
AI voice coach shows promise in psychotherapy for depression and anxiety
May 16, 2023 With scarce clinical resources unable to keep pace with elevated rates of mental illness, technological solutions could help decrease waitlists and disparities in access to therapy. Recent advances in artificial intelligence have fueled interest in the use of chatbots and virtual assistants for mental health treatment.

Psychology - Health - 09.05.2023
Six-year University of Toronto study to focus on cognitive abilities and functioning following substance use
A team of University of Toronto researchers have launched a six-year study looking at the effect of addiction recovery on cognitive ability. The research will be done in collaboration with the  Canadian Centre for Addictions (CCFA) and involves studying whether thinking abilities return to normal after abstaining from various substance use, how long it takes, and whether rehabilitative strategies can help this process.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 09.05.2023
Understanding and changing how we see ourselves
May 9, 2023 New neurocognitive model for understanding - and changing - how we see ourselves and the world could improve therapies for treating mental health By Elizabeth Rogers and Zoe Tipper Faculty of Arts Throughout our lives, our experiences shape how we view ourselves and the world around us. These views, known in psychology as schemas, can negatively impact our mental health and be difficult to change.

Psychology - Health - 25.04.2023
Junk food ads trigger positive emotions, healthy foods not so much
Study: A randomized experiment of the effects of food advertisements on food-related emotional expectancies in adults You might not care about the fast-food commercial shots of juicy burgers or creamy milkshakes, but they might change your beliefs about these items, whereas shots of fresh salads and berries might not, according to a new study.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 24.04.2023
Problems with 'pruning' brain connections linked to adolescent mental health disorders
Problems with ’pruning’ brain connections linked to adolescent mental health disorders
Problems with the brain's ability to -prune- itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published today.

Health - Psychology - 19.04.2023
Study highlights need for better access to help for people who have self-harmed
People who have self-harmed struggle to access appropriate aftercare and psychological therapies, according to a new study carried out by researchers at The University of Manchester. And the barriers to access that they found, may impact significantly on the risk of them self-harming again or developing other mental health problems.

Health - Psychology - 19.04.2023
Talking therapies could reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease
Talking therapies could reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease
Using talking therapies to effectively treat depression in adults over the age of 45 may be linked with reduced rates of future cardiovascular disease, finds a new analysis of health data led by UCL researchers. In the first-of-its-kind study, published in the European Health Journal , researchers assessed whether evidence-based psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), used to treat depression could play a role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 17.04.2023
How music can prevent cognitive decline
How music can prevent cognitive decline
A team from UNIGE, HES-SO Geneva and EPFL shows the positive impacts of musical activities to counteract brain ageing. Normal ageing is associated with progressive cognitive decline. But can we train our brain to delay this process? A team from the University of Geneva , HES-SO Geneva and EPFL has discovered that practicing and listening to music can alter cognitive decline in healthy seniors by stimulating the production of grey matter.

Health - Psychology - 13.04.2023
High blood pressure affects mental health
New approaches to therapy and prevention could focus on the interplay between mental and physical health Our mental health and that of our cardiovascular system have a complex interaction. A recent study from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, now shows the links between higher blood pressure and depressive symptoms, well-being and emotion-related brain activity that may be relevant to the development of hypertension.

Psychology - 05.04.2023
How distrust harms society
Populists and adherents of conspiracy theories have something in common: According to a new publication by Isabel Thielmann and Benjamin Hilbig, both have a high tendency for distrust. To arrive at this finding, Isabel Thielmann (a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law and a doctor of psychology) and Benjamin Hilbig (Professor of Psychology at Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau) conducted three studies in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Health - Psychology - 05.04.2023
Children with asthma at risk of anxiety
Children diagnosed with asthma were at significantly increased risk of developing anxiety, a University of Queensland study has found. Researchers from the UQ School of Public Health analysed 9369 reports using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), which has followed the development and wellbeing of 10,000 children since 2004.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 31.03.2023
Harsh discipline increases risk of children developing lasting mental health problems
Parents who frequently exercise harsh discipline with young children are putting them at significantly greater risk of developing lasting mental health problems, new evidence shows.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 30.03.2023
’Spatial computing’ enables flexible working memory
The brain applies rhythms to physical patches of the cortex to selectively control just the right neurons at the right times to do the right things. Close Previous image Routine tasks that require working memory, like baking, involve remembering both some general rules (e.g., read the oven temperature and time from the recipe and then set them on the oven) and some specific content for each instance (e.g., 350 degrees for 45 minutes for a loaf of rye, but 325 degrees for eight minutes for cookies).

Psychology - 29.03.2023
Rats! Rodents seem to make the same logical errors humans do
Rats! Rodents seem to make the same logical errors humans do
Health + Behavior Both tend to judge the co-occurrence of two events as more probable than one event alone. Could mental shortcuts be to blame? Health + Behavior Both tend to judge the co-occurrence of two events as more probable than one event alone. Could mental shortcuts be to blame? March 29, 2023 Animals, like humans, appear to be troubled by a Linda problem.

Health - Psychology - 29.03.2023
Transportation Noise Increases Risk for Suicides
Transportation Noise Increases Risk for Suicides
Mental health disorders affect nearly one billion people worldwide and are a leading cause of suicide. A study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) has now found that the risk to commit suicide increases for people exposed to high levels of transportation noise. The results were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Psychology - Art and Design - 29.03.2023
How people move in front of an art work can impact their experience
How people move in front of an art work can impact their experience
The objective measurement of the ways in which people move in front of art shows that there are four different groups that also report different art experiences. A recent study led by University of Vienna psychologists has shed light on the impact of viewers' movements and positioning when looking at art.

Psychology - 28.03.2023
Creativity results from the inner attitude - drugs have no positive influence
Creativity results from the inner attitude - drugs have no positive influence
A study shows: Diversity of methods leads to improvement of creative cognitive abilities There are many ways to positively influence and promote creative thinking. Scientists at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU), Essex University in the UK, and the University of Potsdam have conducted a study to find out how creativity can be improved.

Health - Psychology - 28.03.2023
Compassion could be key to combating body shame
University of Queensland researchers have found compassion could reduce self-criticism, body shaming and depression in overweight or obese adults. Dr James Kirby from UQ's School of Psychology trialled a 12-week compassion focused therapy program, to change how participants felt about and related to their bodies.

Health - Psychology - 27.03.2023
Analysis: People with a history of poor mental health likelier to face hardships during the pandemic
Analysis: People with a history of poor mental health likelier to face hardships during the pandemic
Dr Vanessa Moulton (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies) and Professor George Ploubidis (UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies) highlight in The Conversation their findings that adults with long-term psychological difficulties were disproportionally affected by the pandemic. More than a million people in England are waiting for mental health support due to soaring demand exacerbated by the pandemic.
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