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New Research Emphasizes Gaming's Positive Impact on Psychological Development

As video games become the straw man in a battle against gun violence, it is good to see that some researchers are looking at the positive side of gaming. Paul J. C. Adachi and Teena Willoughby recently published a study in the <i>Journal of Adolescent Research</i> entitled “Do Video Games Promote Positive …

Sport psychologists help professional and amateur athletes

Sport psychologists help professional and amateur athletes overcome problems, enhance their performance and achieve their goals.<p>How sport psychology …

15 Rules Your Toddler Follows

It appears as though our toddler operates under his own set of rules that not only don't coincide with civilization's, but often undermine society's very core. I am pretty sure that if you have a toddler, you know what I mean.<p>Participation in modern-day civilization requires familiarity with some …

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Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry

When kids say “the darnedest things,” it’s often in response to something they heard or saw. This sponge-like learning starts at birth, as infants …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Children paralysed in Ukraine polio outbreak

<b>Two children have been paralysed in the first polio outbreak in Europe for five years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>Both cases were in Ukraine where only half the children are fully immunised.<p>It is likely large numbers of other children have also been infected without developing …

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

<b>A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, early research in the journal Nature suggests.</b><p>An international team of scientists gave the drug to patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia, alongside standard treatment.<p>Those who received the combination therapy were more …

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the …

Brain Disease

Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

<b>A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.</b><p>Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.<p>This could help people to get back to work or …

Drug restores cells that are missing in MS patients

New cells can restore the missing insulation around nerve cells.<p>Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys …