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Why do we gamble? Psychologist to lead new research centre examining gambling’s appeal and problems

A psychologist specialising in the study of why people gamble will lead a new research centre dedicated to examining the topic at ...

Clues to stopping teenage male aggression

UNSW researchers are recruiting for a study that could reveal the drivers of aggression in boys, opening up new treatments to stem ...

Research hints at why stress is more devastating for some

Some people take stress in stride; others are done in by it. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular mechanisms of this so-called stress gap in mice with very similar genetic backgrounds — a finding that could lead researchers to better understand the development of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. ... Full story

People with learning disabilities lack referendum information

People with learning disabilities may be missing out on their right to vote in the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence. ... Full story

Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying

McGill study suggests frequent family time protects mental health among adolescent victims of online bullying ... Full story

Smartphone app tackles Indigenous youth suicide

The app will make it easier for young people to get quick and accessible help ... Full story

Can we predict stress-related illnesses?

By Rosanne Fohn - SAN ANTONIO―Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity. ... Full story

Breathing new life into psychiatric education in Zimbabwe

A programme of education and research in Zimbabwe, led in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s, has boosted the number of psychiatrists in the country, and allowed a once fledging faculty to embrace research, and develop new specialist mental health services. ... Full story

Group Identity Emphasized More by Those Who Just Make the Cut

People and institutions who are marginal members of a high-status or well-esteemed group tend to emphasize their group membership more than those who are squarely entrenched members of the group, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Self-deceived individuals deceive others better

Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found. ... Full story

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