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Psychologist Warns of Major ‘Crisis’ Created by Excessive Porn and Video Games: ‘Boys’ Brains Are Becoming Digitally Rewired’

Famed psychologist Philip Zimbardo is claiming that young men’s brains are becoming “digitally rewired” due to excess video game and porn consumption — a social “crisis” that he believes parents and the public must address.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>Zimbardo, whose new book “Man (Dis)connected” …

Mysterious condition causes people to live life 'in the third person'

A new study is providing insight into a mysterious memory condition: For people with lifelong severely deficient autobiographical memory, a researcher says, "it's as if their past was experienced in the third person." Those with SDAM don't have "personal recollection," Dr.<p>Brian Levine notes in a …

Power of Negative Emotion: psychologists believe bad feelings produce success

Well, sort of.<p>With 30 kilogram backpacks on, the candidates are told to go for a run down a remote road.<p>Simple enough. Except they are not told the …

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

'100-Year-Old-Teenager' With Rare Genetic Condition Dies at 17

Hayley Okines, who became known as the “100-year-old teenager” because of a rare genetic condition that made her age at eight times the normal rate, …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Brain Activity Changes When We View A Murder As Justified: Understanding The Criminal Mind

To our brain, not all murders are alike. A recent study explored how we respond to murder and revealed that different areas of the brain are …

Psychology of smiling: can you tell a fake smile from a genuine one?

A smile is the universal welcome, the writer Max Eastman once remarked. But how sure can we be that a person’s smile is genuine? The answer is the empathy test, created by psychologist Richard Wiseman, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance.<p>A …

Psychology

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Psychology

Sunday Satire or Not? Nostalgia Disorder & the Future of Psychiatric Innovation

On the blog <i>White Coats & Clever Minds</i>, a medical student methodically details the discovery of “Major Recurrent Nostalgia Disorder,” and how it led …

Labeling Negative Emotions In The Moment Can Help You Overcome Them

A new study has found that labeling negative emotions as you experience them can help you overcome them.<p>Researchers at UCLA recruited 88 participants …

MIT Student Develops A Facebook For Depression

Koko is an upcoming iPhone app that aims to help people fix the bugs in their thinking by crowdsourcing cognitive behavioral techniques.<p>Koko, an upcoming app based on an MIT experiment, is designed to build the world’s first social network for dealing with depression. If it takes off, it could …

CIA and NSA analysts who spend all day watching ISIS beheadings, brutal attacks and hard core child pornography are treated by specialist psychologists

• <b>Intelligence agencies like the CIA, NSA, and National Counterterrorism Center employ therapists to help analysts deal with emotional trauma</b>• <b><br>Analysts</b> …