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Facebook status updates reveal low self-esteem and narcissism

Facebook status updates can reveal a lot about the user ...

Memory improvement after weight loss

Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the ...

Hiding Your True Colors May Make You Feel Morally Tainted

The advice, whether from Shakespeare or a modern self-help guru, is common: Be true to yourself. ... Full story

Animals’ presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism

NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment ... Full story

Men experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence linked with two to three-fold increase in mental health problems

Men visiting their GP with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to have experienced or carried out some form of behaviour linked to domestic violence and abuse, according to a new University of Bristol study. Researchers say the findings highlight the need for GPs to ask male patients with mental health problems about domestic abuse. ... Full story

Awe May Promote Altruistic Behavior

Sense of something greater than the self encourages cooperative behavior, study says ... Full story

Flood aftermath linked to post-traumatic stress: QUT study

Brisbane flood victims suffered more psychological distress during the rebuilding phase than as waters inundated their homes and businesses, a QUT study has found. ... Full story

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

Columbus - While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white children. ... Full story

Imagination Beats Practice in Boosting Visual Search Performance

Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Are temper, anxiety, homework trouble medical issues? Many parents don’t realize it

Just half of parents of school-aged children would discuss anxiety or temper tantrums that seemed worse than peers ... Full story

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