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Health - Psychology - 05.02.2010
Youth who self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual at higher suicide
Montreal - McGill Mental health professionals have long-known that gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) teens face significantly elevated risks of mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts and suicidal attempts.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 04.02.2010
Puzzle book provides the science behind the sudoku
Puzzle book provides the science behind the sudoku
A psychologist from the University of Sheffield has written a new brain training book designed to give the reader a thorough mental work out, whilst also answering the scientific questions about how brain training works. The Rough Guide Book of Brain Training which is written by Dr Tom Stafford, from the University of Sheffield´s Department of Psychology, and Dr Gareth Moore, a brain training and puzzle author, contains 100 days worth of puzzles designed to exercise our brains.

Health - Psychology - 02.02.2010
UCLA brings wellness to the community
The UCLA Family Commons in Santa Monica is the first step in a nationwide effort to merge science with fun to promote healthy living Researchers at UCLA will be introducing a new concept to the Santa

Health - Psychology - 28.01.2010
Hospitals still not smoke-free
Hospitals still not smoke-free
Although smoke-free policies have been introduced at all NHS Hospital Trusts a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found that smoking is still prevalent, even by staff in uniform.

Psychology - Health - 28.01.2010
Researchers appeal for Samaritans study
Researchers appeal for Samaritans study
PA 170/08 Mental health researchers at The University of Nottingham are appealing for people who have contacted Samaritans to come forward to take part in a new study. They have been commissioned by the charity, which offers round-the-clock emotional support to people in distress or despair including those who may be at risk of suicide, to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Samaritans' three main services - its 24-hour confidential helpline, e-mail and SMS text message support systems.

Psychology - 28.01.2010
They are rich who have true friends
PA 258/08 An extensive study into how our social networks affect our emotional well-being has found that the more friends we have, the happier we are - and those of us lucky enough to have more than ten good friends are more likely to be happy than unhappy.

Psychology - 27.01.2010
Couples who say "we" have a better shot at resolving conflict, researchers says
People often complain about those seemingly smug married couples who constantly refer to themselves as "we.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 26.01.2010
Whom do we fear or trust? Faces instantly guide us, scientists say
What's in a face? Plenty, according to scientists at Princeton University. A pair of Princeton psychology researchers has developed a computer program that allows scientists to analyze better than ever before what it is about certain human faces that makes them look either trustworthy or fearsome.

Health - Psychology - 26.01.2010
Kolligian selected to lead University Health Services
John Kolligian, director of Counseling and Psychological Services in University Health Services (UHS) since 2004, has been named executive director of UHS, effective Feb.

Health - Psychology - 24.01.2010
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers Findings may help teachers and health professionals to identify children at risk of developi

Life Sciences - Psychology - 22.01.2010
Brain structure predicts ability to learn video games
MIT - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers can predict your performance on a video game simply by measuring the volume of specific structures in your brain, a multi-institutional team reports this week.

Psychology - Event - 20.12.2009

Psychology - 24.11.2009

Psychology - Health - 13.11.2009
Can thinking of a loved one reduce your pain?
—from the song "The Very Thought of You" by Ray Noble Can the mere thought of your loved one reduce your pain? Yes, according to a new study by UCLA psychologists that underscores the importance of social relationships and staying socially connected.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 05.11.2009
Feature: Think twice before you boo your competitor
PhD student Irma'T. Kurniawan discusses the surprising motivations for sporting performance in the latest issue of Opticon1826 . Next time you watch a heavy weight lifting tournament, tell the person next to you not to boo the person that he doesn't want to win. A study recently published shows that modifying someone's arousal level can influence their force production.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 05.11.2009
Feature: Think twice before you boo your competitor
PhD student Irma'T. Kurniawan discusses the surprising motivations for sporting performance in the latest issue of Opticon1826 . Next time you watch a heavy weight lifting tournament, tell the person next to you not to boo the person that he doesn't want to win. A study recently published shows that modifying someone's arousal level can influence their force production.

Computer Science - Psychology - 13.10.2009
Like humans, monkeys fall into the 'uncanny valley'
Princeton - Princeton Princeton University researchers have come up with a new twist on the mysterious visual phenomenon experienced by humans known as the "uncanny valley.

Health - Psychology - 07.10.2009
Walking back to happiness
Walking back to happiness
PA 261/09 A unique exercise programme which has been proven to help women living with depression has been unveiled by researchers from The University of Nottingham.

Health - Psychology - 28.07.2009
Cancers set to ’explode’ in Latino/a populations, expert says
University of Illinois professor Lydia Buki expects that diagnoses of breast and cervical cancers among Latinas will increase significantly, and not enough is being done to anticipate women's needs.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 15.07.2009
Childhood Adversity May Affect Processing in the Brain’s Reward Pathways
Scientists at Harvard University used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to monitor brain activity as participants played a game involving cues that predicted monetary rewards and penalties.

Art and Design - Psychology - 04.06.2009
Sheffield graduate explores the mind of a musician
Terry Curran, a graduate from the University´s Department of Music, also presents on the show, Performing to the Red Light, which takes listeners behind the scenes of the recording process to gain an insight into performers thoughts before they enter the studio.

Health - Psychology - 04.06.2009
Appeal to help the silent sufferers
Appeal to help the silent sufferers
PA 153/09 A unique research project into the highly sensitive problem of domestic violence towards older women is appealing for more volunteers to come forward to share their past or present experience confidentially.

Psychology - 29.05.2009
From Stage to Stadium: New 3D Dance Research Could Aid Athletic Perfomance
A new study which could help athletes and dancers improve their synchronisation will headline a University of Birmingham showcase about psychology and dance on May 28 and 29.

Psychology - 27.05.2009
Piece by renowned Italian sculptor Pietro Coletta to be installed at UCLA May 29
UCLA's Department of Italian is about to get another piece of art by a prominent contemporary artist from Italy.

Health - Psychology - 27.05.2009
Creativity and emotion new exhibition explores mental health
Creativity and emotion new exhibition explores mental health
PA 146/09 An exhibition examining the interaction between creativity and mental health is showcasing the work of local artists on Jubilee Campus.

Health - Psychology - 12.05.2009

Health - Psychology - 11.05.2009
UCL & Mental Health Week 9 to 16 May
Mind,  the leading mental health charity, is running its 2009 Mental Health week from 9?16 May. This year, the charity is aiming to raise awareness on men's mental health problems by hosting media events and appealing for parliamentary action.

Health - Psychology - 11.05.2009
UCL & Mental Health Week 9 to 16 May
Mind,  the leading mental health charity, is running its 2009 Mental Health week from 9?16 May. This year, the charity is aiming to raise awareness on men's mental health problems by hosting media events and appealing for parliamentary action.

Psychology - 27.04.2009
Parents: Slow Down and Get Off the Marriage-Go-Round
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 After a divorce or break-up, parents need to

Health - Psychology - 27.04.2009
ADHD medication can improve math and reading scores, study suggests
BERKELEY — Pediatricians and educators have long known that psycho-stimulant medications can help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) concentrate on learning for short periods of time. But a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has found evidence that grade schoolers with ADHD who take medications can actually improve their long-term academic achievement, and make greater gains in standardized math and reading scores than students with ADHD who do not take medications.

Psychology - 19.04.2009
Women tend towards modesty in self-estimates of intelligence
Links: Article abstract in the British Journal of Psychology Professor Adrian Furnham A recent UCL study by Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology) demonstrates that men show off a boastful nature while women maintain their modesty, when estimating their intelligence. The worldwide study, published in the current issue of the British Journal of Psychology, investigates the self-rated levels of intelligence of 2,006 people across 12 countries.

Psychology - Linguistics / Literature - 16.04.2009
Sign language research on BBC See Hear?
Research into the development of British Sigh Language by the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre at UCL featured on the BBC programme 'See Hear? on  15 April.

Health - Psychology - 29.03.2009
UCL to develop training for smoking cessation workforce
A consortium headed by UCL has been chosen by the Department of Health to lead a nationally accredited training system for NHS Stop Smoking practitioners.

Psychology - 19.03.2009
Stranger Knows Best: Other People Know More About What Will Make Us Happy Than We Do
Cambridge, Mass. March 19, 2009 - Want to know what will make you happy? Then ask a total stranger - or so says a new study from Harvard University, which shows that another person's experience is often more informative than your own best guess. The study, which appears in the current issue of Science, was led by Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard and author of the 2007 bestseller "Stumbling on Happiness," along with Matthew Killingsworth and Rebecca Eyre, also of Harvard, and Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia.

Psychology - Health - 10.02.2009
Pressure to be a supergirl is causing teen mental health crisis
BERKELEY — Expectations for teenage girls to be brainy, athletic, nurturing, and look like supermodels - while juggling homework, social networking and resumé-padding activities - are fueling a generational mental health crisis, according to a new book by University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Stephen Hinshaw.

Health - Psychology - 06.02.2009
Running away from depression
Running away from depression
A new study into how exercise can help women overcome depression is looking for volunteers to step on to the treadmill.

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2009
New tactics to tackle bystander’s role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialled by UCL and US researchers.

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2009
New tactics to tackle bystander’s role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialled by UCL and US researchers.

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2009
Girls ability with language helps social interaction
A team of researchers from UCL's Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have identified a correlation between natural ability to use language well and social communication competence according to gender. In an article published in the current issue of the 'Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', Professor David Skuse and William Mandy, lead authors of the study, show that above-average verbal IQ seems to confer protection against social communication impairments in girls but not in boys.

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2009
Girls ability with language helps social interaction
A team of researchers from UCL's Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have identified a correlation between natural ability to use language well and social communication competence according to gender. In an article published in the current issue of the 'Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', Professor David Skuse and William Mandy, lead authors of the study, show that above-average verbal IQ seems to confer protection against social communication impairments in girls but not in boys.
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