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Psychology - 17.08.2022
Back to school: Transitioning back to in-person interactions
For many kids, returning to school in the fall can be a challenge. This year, our reliance on technology for interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic might be complicating things further when it comes to a return to in-person learning, according to UCLA Health psychologists.

Health - Psychology - 16.08.2022
Monash receives $30 million to support vital Australian brain and mental health research
Monash University has received a $30 million philanthropic gift that will fund vital mental health research and preventative treatment initiatives to improve the lives of millions of Australians.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 11.08.2022
New paradigm for treating PTSD
Approximately nine per cent of Canadian adults will experience PTSD in their lifetimes, which occurs when an individual experiences a traumatic event, often leading to persistent flashbacks and severe anxiety.

Psychology - Health - 04.08.2022
With $12 million in federal funding, UCLA to expand reach of its depression treatment
Faculty with the Depression Grand Challenge have created a system for managing mental health that they hope can be scaled and customized Faculty with the Depression Grand Challenge have created a sys

Psychology - 03.08.2022
Ukrainian celebrity backs psychologists helping families affected by war
A popular Ukrainian celebrity has joined forces with University of Manchester psychologists to encourage families affected by the war to access the widely shared psychological support leaflets they created.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 03.08.2022
Mothers use the benefits of song to promote infant development
Professor Shannon de l'Etoile knows the impact of a mother's lullaby. As a young music therapist in Colorado, de l'Etoile saw that when disadvantaged mothers were encouraged to sing to their babies, they were amazed by the positive responses they received.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 31.07.2022
Collateral damage of immigration detention: new research
Australia's policy of indefinite mandatory detention is harming detainees' friends, family and supporters, according to a new study by the Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies (SCHS) at The University of Sydney.

Health - Psychology - 28.07.2022
Psychological strain and eating habits in the pandemic
Survey: 35 percent report weight gain since the beginning of the Corona pandemic Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have investigated possible changes in adult dietary habits and body weight after more than two years of pandemic.

Health - Psychology - 21.07.2022
Pictures speak louder than words: pioneering psychosis therapy trial launches
Pictures speak louder than words: pioneering psychosis therapy trial launches
A clinical trial of a pioneering therapy which helps people with psychosis and schizophrenia to control frightening and intrusive images is launching in Manchester.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 20.07.2022
Analysis: Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain - new study
Analysis: Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain - new study
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Joanna Moncrieff and Dr Mark Horowitz (both UCL Psychiatry) report on their new research showing no clear evidence that serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression. For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a "chemical imbalance" in the brain - namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin.

Health - Psychology - 14.07.2022
The psychedelic Rx: Hallucinogens and mental health
The psychedelic Rx: Hallucinogens and mental health
Can drugs like psilocybin and ecstasy effectively treat depression, PTSD, addiction and other conditions? UCLA and UC researchers are working to find out Can drugs like psilocybin and ecstasy effectively treat depression, PTSD, addiction and other conditions? UCLA and UC researchers are working to find out For more than three decades, UCLA's Dr. Charles Grob has engaged in research that is guaranteed to make him a hit at cocktail parties, if not always among gatherings of traditional funders of scientific studies.

Health - Psychology - 14.07.2022
Breaking up is hard to do - but many men find healthy ways to cope
Breaking up is hard to do - but many men find healthy ways to cope
The popular stereotype that men don't want support during a breakup, separation or divorce is simply not true, according to a new paper by researchers at the UBC school of nursing.

Sport - Psychology - 11.07.2022
UvA News
UvA News
Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the UEFA Women's Euro 2022. Another summer of top-level sport. Yannick Balk, sport psychologist and 'Head of Mindset' of the DSM cycling team, works to promote the mental health of athletes.

Health - Psychology - 04.07.2022
Most British COVID-19 mourners suffer PTSD symptoms: survey
More than eight out of 10 British people who are seeking support for having lost a loved one to COVID-19 reported alarming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, new Curtin University-led research has found.

Computer Science - Psychology - 21.06.2022
Digital psychosis monitoring system trial launches
Digital psychosis monitoring system trial launches
A groundbreaking smartphone app for remote digital data collection which aims to predict if an individual will relapse into psychosis is to be trialled across the UK in a £12.5 million study. Led by University of Manchester researchers, the system will be tested across six Higher Education Institutions and their partnering NHS Trusts in England, Wales and Scotland.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 15.06.2022
Level Up! Researchers explore impact of gaming on well-being of LGBTQ+ youth
When Dane Marco Di Cesare was a child, he turned to video games for more than entertainment or diversion. As a queer youth, he found them to be a safe place to immerse himself in fantastic worlds - far away from a reality that could be stressful and even unsafe.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 07.06.2022
Activating an Amygdala-Brainstem Pathway Relieves Pain and Improves Emotional State in Rats
Activating a circuit between the amygdala and brainstem relieves pain and reduces defensive behaviors in rats, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by a study team at MedUni Vienna's Center for Brain Research.

Psychology - Pharmacology - 01.06.2022
UCLA psychologist looks for new ways to treat alcohol addiction
UCLA psychologist looks for new ways to treat alcohol addiction
Lara Ray, professor of psychology at UCLA, has been studying alcohol use disorders since long before the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2008, she established the UCLA Addictions Lab to research medications and other treatments for those who want to quit or reduce their drinking. But a spike in alcohol consumption during the pandemic has brought substance abuse back into the spotlight.

Psychology - Campus - 31.05.2022

Psychology - 30.05.2022
Don't think twice about changing your mind
Don’t think twice about changing your mind
If you've ever wondered whether changing your mind is the best decision, then you should be reassured that your chances of success are better if you do, according to University of Queensland research.

Health - Psychology - 26.05.2022
Study assesses mental health effects of pandemic-related school closures
Data from 44 hospitals in 26 states show that suicide or self-injury and depressive disorders were the primary mental health reasons children received emergency department or hospital inpatient care after statewide school closures were enacted during the first part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psychology - 19.05.2022
Talking about sexual consent and expectations can improve relationships and wellbeing
May 19, 2022 Consent communication can lead to misunderstandings between partners By Teaching the benefits of affirmative sexual consent while also validating anxieties people might experience about c

Psychology - Health - 17.05.2022

Psychology - Health - 16.05.2022

Psychology - Social Sciences - 12.05.2022
Amparo Luján: ’The addiction to technologies awakens the cerebral systems of pleasure, generates dopamine and makes the behavior repeat itself’
Amparo Lucía Luján Barrera is a researcher at the Department of Psychobiology at the University of Valencia and for years she has been treating addiction to technologies (mobile phones, video games a

Psychology - 11.05.2022
Reform to Mental Health Act must prompt change in support for families
As the Queen's Speech outlined plans for changes to the Mental Health Act, a study highlights the challenging experiences for family members of people detained. Family members of people with severe mental health challenges need greater support to navigate the UK-s care system following changes announced in yesterday's Queen's Speech, say the authors of a new study published in the British Journal of Social Work .

Criminology / Forensics - Psychology - 04.05.2022
Campus management of the April 21st Shelter-In-Place
Today, May 4th, Chancellor Carol Christ, and Catherine Koshland, interim executive vice chancellor and provost, issued a Cal Message regarding the campus's response to the recent shelter-in-place , including a commitment to applying lessons learned from that event.

Psychology - 28.04.2022
Teenagers' wellbeing seems to have little effect on GCSE performance
Teenagers’ wellbeing seems to have little effect on GCSE performance
Pupils who feel particularly joyful do not do any better in their GCSEs than their peers who do not feel as happy, according to UCL research led by Professor John Jerrim. The peer-reviewed study, published in Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, analysed data from 4,000 pupils aged 15 and 16 in England from PISA (Programme of International Assessment) 2018.

Health - Psychology - 28.04.2022
More than a million smokers likely to quit after U.S. bans menthol cigarettes
April 28, 2022 Popularity of menthols in the U.S. suggests banning them will lead to massive public health benefits By A new study projects that a U.S. ban on menthol cigarettes, proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will lead more than 1.3 million smokers to quit.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 20.04.2022
Feeling sensations - including ones connected to sadness - are key to depression recovery: University of Toronto study
The physical sensations that accompany sadness can feel as undesirable as they are intense - a constriction of the chest, watery eyes and a raw throat, to name a few.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 20.04.2022
Windrush scandal victims to speak up about mental health and trauma
Windrush scandal victims to speak up about mental health and trauma
The intergenerational mental health consequences of the Windrush scandal on Caribbean and Black African families in the UK will be explored in a new project launched by UCL academic Dr Rochelle Burgess and social commentator and historian, Professor Patrick Vernon OBE.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 20.04.2022
Windrush scandal victims to speak up about mental health and trauma in UCL project
Windrush scandal victims to speak up about mental health and trauma in UCL project
The intergenerational mental health consequences of the Windrush scandal on Caribbean and Black African families in the UK will be explored in a new project launched by UCL academic Dr Rochelle Burgess and social commentator and historian, Professor Patrick Vernon OBE.

Career - Psychology - 19.04.2022
Women are 'running with leaded shoes' when promoted at work, says study
Women are ’running with leaded shoes’ when promoted at work, says study
Promotion at work has greater emotional benefit for men than women, says a new study on gender and workplace emotion.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 19.04.2022
How to be a better manager, parent and teacher
A new study suggests that management, teaching, and parenting strategies that are "autonomy-supportive" rather than controlling unlock people's "good sides".

Psychology - 07.04.2022
Forever alone... and thriving? University of Toronto expert examines link between attachment styles and life satisfaction
Why are some happier flying solo while others want a romantic partner? Are some people truly better off alone? Geoff MacDonald , a professor in the department of psychology in the University of Toron

Social Sciences - Psychology - 06.04.2022
Only children more likely to care for ageing parents, but don't suffer worse mental health
Only children more likely to care for ageing parents, but don’t suffer worse mental health
Only children can manage the emotional and psychological demands of caring just as well as those who share duties with siblings, according to UCL researchers.

Health - Psychology - 05.04.2022
Expert Insights: Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis draws attention to cognitive disorder
Bruce Willis speaking at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con International - Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 04.04.2022
Millionaires more risk-tolerant and emotionally stable
Millionaires more risk-tolerant and emotionally stable
According to a study by researchers from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and the University of Münster, millionaires are more risk-tolerant, emotionally stable, open, extroverted, and conscientious than the general population.

Psychology - Health - 04.04.2022
Time, in perspective
Time, in perspective
For some, the coronavirus pandemic has made time drag on. For others, days and weeks have flown by. Ian Phillips, whose research intersects philosophy and the brain sciences, shares what is at the heart of these changes in our perception of time.
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