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Study of the Day: 6 Million U.S. Teens Live With Uncontrollable Anger

Study of the Day: 6 Million U.S. Teens Live With Uncontrollable Anger | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
New research estimates that one in 12 adolescents have persistent bouts of rage that involve property damage and violence toward others.
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The Generational Stress Gap Is Real

The Generational Stress Gap Is Real | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
New research finds young people are more anxious than their elders -- but they're even less well-equipped to handle the pressure.
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Study: Why Attention Deficit Disorder Is Over-Diagnosed

Study: Why Attention Deficit Disorder Is Over-Diagnosed | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Researchers in Germany find that mental health practitioners tend to diagnose ADHD using their intuition and unclear rules of thumb, not recognized diagnostic criteria.
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Study of the Day: Strict Parenting and Same-Sex Urges Lead to Homophobia

Study of the Day: Strict Parenting and Same-Sex Urges Lead to Homophobia | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
New research in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests that anti-gay prejudice may stem from restrictive upbringings and repressed homosexual desires.
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Most Teens Have Experimented With Drugs Or Alcohol

Most Teens Have Experimented With Drugs Or Alcohol | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
According to results of a nationally representative sample of U.S.

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Study of the Day: Narcissism Mixed With Religion Breeds Hypocrisy

Study of the Day: Narcissism Mixed With Religion Breeds Hypocrisy | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
New research shows that, though religious skeptics exhibit the worst ethical judgment, narcissistic believers aren't far behind.

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Ψυχική Υγεία: σε αδιέξοδο η μεταρρύθμιση, του Βασίλη Βενιζέλου | Protagon

Ψυχική Υγεία: σε αδιέξοδο η μεταρρύθμιση, του Βασίλη Βενιζέλου | Protagon | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Η εγκεκριμένη από τον κρατικό προϋπολογισμό χρηματοδότηση των μονάδων Ψυχικής Υγείας και αποασυλοποίησης είναι μειωμένη κατά 55% για το 2012, σε σχέση με πέρυσι.

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Pavlov and placebos could reduce the side-effects of drug treatments

Pavlov and placebos could reduce the side-effects of drug treatments | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Corrinne Burns: A new study suggests patients can be conditioned to respond to a placebo in place of a drug, allowing doses to be reduced...

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Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds

Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Abuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, researchers reported Thursday.

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Smoking May Restore Tapped-Out Self-Control Resources

Smoking May Restore Tapped-Out Self-Control Resources | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found that when they deplete a smoker's self control, smoking a cigarette may restore self-control.The study, published in a rec...
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Η «ναρκισσιστική» πλευρά του Facebook — ΣΚΑΪ (www.skai.gr)

Η «ναρκισσιστική» πλευρά του Facebook — ΣΚΑΪ (www.skai.gr) | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Σύμφωνα με έρευνα, η εμμονή με τον ψηφιακό αντικατοπτρισμό του εαυτού μας και η ανάγκη για «εικονικές φιλίες», με τους δικούς της, διαφορετικούς κανόνες είναι ορισμένες από τις επιπτώσεις που εμφανίζονται από την συμμετοχή στο Facebook και άλλα...
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Anorexia and Obesity: opposite sides of the reward coin?

Anorexia and Obesity: opposite sides of the reward coin? | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it

Could anorexia be a disorder of reward? Obviously, it’s much more complicated than just a disorder of reward. But when people who are anorexic fall into disordered eating patterns, rewards themselves may become different. That was what the scientists wanted to look at in this paper.


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Decoding Psychotic Delusions: The Push to Find Meaning in 'Mental Differences,' Not Mental Disability | Healthland | TIME.com

Decoding Psychotic Delusions: The Push to Find Meaning in 'Mental Differences,' Not Mental Disability | Healthland | TIME.com | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Do psychotic symptoms like hallucinations have meaning, or are they just the products of a broken brain that misfires neurons?
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Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds

Abuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study finds | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Abuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, researchers reported Thursday.
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Γιατί κάποιοι δεν παθαίνουν ποτέ κατάθλιψη;

Γιατί κάποιοι δεν παθαίνουν ποτέ κατάθλιψη; | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Η κατάσταση είναι γνωστή και ανάμεσα στους ψυχιάτρους με το όνομα Ανθεκτικότητα...
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[ΓΝΩΜΕΣ] Εθισμένοι στο ίντερνετ. Από την ψυχίατρο Αντωνία Κατιδένιου

[ΓΝΩΜΕΣ] Εθισμένοι στο ίντερνετ. Από την ψυχίατρο Αντωνία Κατιδένιου | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Έχουμε μία καινούρια μορφή ‘κυβερνομανίας’; Για ποιο λόγο οι νέοι εξαρτώνται σε σημείο εθισμού από το διαδίκτυο? Για ποιο λόγο ενώ οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι είναι εκτεθειμένοι σ’ αυτό, άλλοι εξαρτώνται και άλλοι όχι?
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Autism Awareness is Not Enough: Here’s How to Change the World | NeuroTribes

Autism Awareness is Not Enough: Here’s How to Change the World | NeuroTribes | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
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Ειδήσεις - Νέα - Επιστήμη & Ζωή - Σε αυξητική τροχιά το εργασιακό άγχος των Ευρωπαίων

Ειδήσεις - Νέα - Επιστήμη & Ζωή - Σε αυξητική τροχιά το εργασιακό άγχος των Ευρωπαίων | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Το άγχος στον χώρο εργασίας πρόκειται να αυξηθεί, υποστηρίζουν 8 στους 10 ερωτηθέντες σε μεγάλη πανευρωπαϊκή δημοσκόπηση.

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How Getting Tipsy May Inspire Creativity

How Getting Tipsy May Inspire Creativity | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
A new study finds that men who got moderately drunk on vodka cranberries did better on tests of inspired thinking.

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How Electroconvulsive Therapy Works for Depression | Healthland | TIME.com

How Electroconvulsive Therapy Works for Depression | Healthland | TIME.com | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has always seemed like a barbaric treatment.

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Study of the Day: Why Fear Persists

Study of the Day: Why Fear Persists | Psychology Spot | Scoop.it
New research from psychologists working at Ohio State University finds that the objects of our phobias appear much larger -- and therefore scarier -- than they actually are in real life.
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