Survey data indicates that 30 percent of Internet pornography users are women (1). This is a problem for evolutionary psychologists who claim that women choose relationship-based romance literature over visual erotica (2).
Researchers testing mental illness figured out how to induce schizophrenic symptoms in a computer, causing it to place itself at the center of crazy delusions, such as claiming responsibility for a terrorist bombing. The results bolster a hypothesis that claims faulty information processing can lead to schizophrenic symptoms.
"Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update", by Natalie Stewart: A free online newspaper with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about psychology - for students and professionals in the field.
"In a jaw-dropping feat of engineering, electronics turn a person's thoughts into commands for a robot. Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.
The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it's completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.
Did you know, that the majority of children that have Autism are not diagnosed until after age 4. For Asperger’s Syndrome this is most likely to be after age 6 when teachers start to notice behavioral problems at school.One of the things parents often struggle with is recognizing the early signs of Autism. We wanted to share with you a short presentation that Leslie Burby did on spotting the early signs of Autism in children. You can find the presentation at:
Young girls who have been sexually abused are at far greater risk of picking up their first drink or using drugs as preteens, a new study finds
Many studies have confirmed the link between childhood sexual abuse and substance-related problems in adulthood. But a new investigation finds that being raped or molested at a young age also makes young girls far more likely to start drinking or doing drugs during their preteen years.
The study, published in the May issue of the journal Addiction, is the first to demonstrate that childhood sexual abuse has an early impact on girls’ use of alcohol, marijuana and tobacco, with many picking up their first drink before age 10.
Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer’s disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons in the brain.
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The skull’s left corner is gone, leaving a jagged, diagonal edge drenched in red. The eyes are black and frantic. All of it resembles the Iraqi man who, in his final minute alive, stared up at Maj. Jeff Hall.
In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation ... and transcend it.
Faulty energy production in brain cells leads to disorders ranging from Parkinson’s to intellectual disability
Well-functioning mitochondria – the organelles that generate energy in cells – are essential for a healthy brain. They provide the energy needed for communication between brain cells, which is crucial for transmitting stimuli and signals and thus for optimal functioning of the body. Earlier research has shown that Parkinson's disease is often paired with dysfunctional mitochondria. Moreover, dysfunctional mitochondria are not efficiently discarded from the cell, which complicates the operation of other healthy mitochondria and leads to insufficient energy production in the cell. They can be compared to a faulty engine that emits toxic fumes.
"This study examined the relationship between mindfulness and various addictive behaviors (i.e. alcohol abuse, pathological gambling, sex addiction, and compulsive buying) in a community sample. A short but comprehensive composite measure of mindfulness was constructed...... Inverse correlations emerged between the nonjudgmental attitude and alcohol abuse, pathological gambling, and sexual addiction, ......The findings of this study support the use of mindfulness as a treatment for substance abuse and suggest the possible usefulness for the treatment of other addictive behaviors."
A competent practitioner working online will always adhere to at least the following minimum standards and practices in order to be considered to be working in an ethical manner.
Practitioners have a sufficient understanding of their Ethics Codes and Social Media and can integrate how they relate to professional conduct online. Practitioners are mindful that Social Media activity can blur the boundaries between personal and professional lives, and they take great care to consider the potential impact of these activities on their professional relationships.
We hear a lot about the downsides of stress. Too much of it can impair thinking, harm our health and, more prosaically, put us in a bad mood. But anyone who pontificates about the risks of chronic stress would be remiss in not pointing out that some measure of psychological tension is an important (not to mention unavoidable) part of life. The problem with stress for many of us is not its existence, but our inability to handle it. Luckily, we can train ourselves to make stress work for–rather than against–us.
So much of performing well in sport is about motivation, stress, endurance, will power - all psychological factors. So it is not surprising that our psychological knowledge about such factors is now beings applied to sport in a scientific way.
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Sixty-seven percent of couples see their marital satisfaction plummet within one year post-baby, according a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology.
Between lack of sleep, wacky hormones, and the stress of figuring out how to change a diaper or calm a crying kid—on top of the effort required to maintain a happy, healthy relationship, whether or not you have an infant to worry about—it’s no wonder people go through a rough spell.
A masters in educational psychology provides the skills and knowledge required to proceed on a variety of career paths. This page tells you more about this field of psychology, the program, the career possibilities, helps you to locate suitable university programs, and more ...
The research shows that people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and several other neurodegenerative conditions often experience sleep disturbances many decades before any symptoms appear, and that these disturbances are somehow linked to disruptions of the circadian rhythm. They include common sleeping difficulties such as insomnia, sleep apnoea, and daytime drowsiness, and some slightly more unusual ones. According to one small study published in 2011, for example, the early stages of Parkinson's disease are characterised by alterations inthe content of dreams, particularly the presence of animals and increased aggressiveness.
The American Psychological Association says that psychology is the third fastest-growing field in America requiring a college degree. For the best jobs in the field, you really need a doctorate in clinical psychology.
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