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Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

Even Mild Depression in Moms May Affect Child’s Well-Being

New research suggests the mental well-being of both parents, and especially the mother, should be monitored during pregnancy and after the birth of the child. In the study, Finnish researchers...
Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

In a new series of studies, investigators discovered people showed greater goal commitment and performance when they told their goal to someone they believed had higher status than themselves. Ohio...
Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Even the happiest couples argue, and new research suggests those couples judiciously pick their fights, choosing issues that have clear solutions. A focus on more solvable problems may serve as...
Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Emerging research may provide sage advice for introverts as investigators discovered “forced extraversion” for a prolonged time period improves well-being. So, for introverts, faking it as an

Life Helper: Don’t Make Major Decisions When Hungry

New research from Scotland supports the notion that hunger can influence our thoughts — and suggesting that we delay making important decisions when we are hungry. Researchers from the University...
Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

A new study from the U.K. finds that popular cellphones games could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline. Cognitive decline refers to the...
Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

A new study finds that participation in risky behavior during adolescence can lead to more risk taking, but it may also lead to an enhanced concern for the rights, feelings...
Parent Burnout Not Good for Parent or Child

Parent Burnout Not Good for Parent or Child

For most people, the term “burnout” is associated with a job or career, but new research now suggests individuals can become burnt out when the daily stress of parenting becomes...
How Adults Deal With Success & Failure Can Help Foster Kids’ Persistence

How Adults Deal With Success & Failure Can Help Foster Kids’ Persistence

A new study explores ways in which parents and educators can help foster persistence in children before they begin formal schooling. Researchers looked at the interactions of preschool-age children
For Most People, Narcissism Declines with Age

For Most People, Narcissism Declines with Age

Narcissism is a personality trait associated with the belief that one is smarter, better looking, more successful and more deserving than others. New research finds that in most cases, this...
New Intervention Can Ease Burden of Caregiver Stress, Improve Health

New Intervention Can Ease Burden of Caregiver Stress, Improve Health

Emerging research suggests that being a caregiver to an individual with cardiovascular disease can increase the caregiver’s risk of cardiovascular disease. In response, a new Canadian study
Oral Health May Put Older Chinese-Americans’ Mental Health at Risk

Oral Health May Put Older Chinese-Americans’ Mental Health at Risk

Two new studies review the impact of poor oral health on the psychological well-being and overall health of older Chinese-Americans. The studies examined the relationship between poor oral health
Pet Support Helps Older Adults Cope With Loss of Partner

Pet Support Helps Older Adults Cope With Loss of Partner

New research suggests the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults. In fact, investigators discovered that...
Mindfulness Training Improves Middle School Academic Performance

Mindfulness Training Improves Middle School Academic Performance

Emerging research suggests mindfulness training can improve academic performance, decrease incidence of school conduct disorders and relieve stress among adolescents. In two new studies, MIT
Treatment for PTSD May Lower Risk of Diabetes

Treatment for PTSD May Lower Risk of Diabetes

New research suggests successful treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may bring a double benefit as treatment was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. “Some...
Great Recession Linked to Lasting Mental Health Issues

Great Recession Linked to Lasting Mental Health Issues

New research finds that people who suffered a financial, housing-related, or job-related hardship as a result of the last major recession (from December 2007 to June 2009) were more likely...
Autism Study Finds Extra Speech Exposure Helpful for All Kids

Autism Study Finds Extra Speech Exposure Helpful for All Kids

New research on language skills development suggests that all children can benefit from exposure to more speech from their caregivers. The study is the first to extend research about the...
Posting a ‘Posie’ Rather than ‘Selfie’ Is Best for Impression Management

Posting a ‘Posie’ Rather than ‘Selfie’ Is Best for Impression Management

If the way others perceive you is important, then you may want to rethink the way you visually present yourself on social media. At least, that is the lesson learned...
Lack of Sleep Plus Extra Screen Time Leads to Impulsivity in Kids

Lack of Sleep Plus Extra Screen Time Leads to Impulsivity in Kids

New Canadian research suggests that children and youth who do not sleep enough and who use screens more than recommended are more likely to act impulsively and make poorer decisions....