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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is both easy …

Public Speaking

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Why we should be cautious about mental health apps that collect smartphone data.

<i>This article is part of</i> <i>Future Tense</i><i>, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and Slate. On Thursday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m., Future</i> …

Mental Health
Mental Health

The doctor will analyze you now

A health center for native Alaskans brought mental and physical care under one roof, with impressive results. Why isn’t it more popular?<p>As a child growing up in rural Alaska, Vera Starbard was diagnosed with major depression. She’d been sexually abused by her uncle and was plagued by thoughts of …

Health Care

Do blind people express their emotions in the same way as people who can see?

<i>Facial expressions produced by blind athletes (left) and sighted athletes (right). Images from the study by Matsumoto & Willingham (2009). © Bob</i> …

Psychology

Se sei ansioso puoi avere difficoltà a riconoscere le emozioni altrui

L'Università di Bristol ha stabilito che le persone più ansiose hanno maggiori difficoltà nell'interpretare correttamente le emozioni degli altri, …

Anche i feti sanno riconoscere i volti

Anche i feti hanno la capacità di riconoscere i volti e ne sono così attratti da girare perfino la testa per non perderli di vista: a documentarlo, …

Genes influence ability to read a person's mind from their eyes

Our DNA influences our ability to read a person's thoughts and emotions from looking at their eyes, suggests a new study.

University of Cambridge

Anxiety during pregnancy may affect the neural responses underlying caregiving

Scientists are beginning to understand the neural processing underlying anxiety during pregnancy. In a study of 43 women in their third trimester, …

Pregnancy

Ph.D. Students Are More Vulnerable to Mental Illness

Ph.D. students appear to experience more symptoms of common psychiatric disorders like depression than their highly educated counterparts.<p>A recent …

Mental Health

Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children’s neural basis of empathy

Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child’s susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, …

Seminario per insegnanti su Bullismo e Cyberbullismo

Chi fa l’insegnante lo sa: ormai non passa anno scolastico senza che un ragazzo o una ragazza venga attaccato tramite whatsapp o social network. Si …

Surprising Benefits for Those Who Had Tough Childhoods

Sarah* grew up as an only child in a middle-class Los Angeles home that wasn't nearly as sunny as it appeared from the outside. On the rare evenings …

Psychology

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost-Effective? Not So Much, Study Says

Consultations with doctors by phone or video conference appear to be catching on, with well over a million virtual visits reported in 2015.<p>The …

A digital revolution in health care is speeding up

WHEN someone goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on how quickly the heart can be restarted. Enter Amazon’s Echo, a voice-driven computer that …

Psychosocial Dynamics of College Students' Use of Mental Health Services

Abstract<p>The authors present and empirically test a multivariate model of the use of mental health counseling services. Use of such services by …

Disentangling functions of online aggression: The Cyber‐Aggression Typology Questionnaire (CATQ)

Abstract<p>Aggression in online contexts has received much attention over the last decade, yet there is a need for measures identifying the proximal …

La gravidanza cambia il cervello delle donne, così - Galileo

<b>La gravidanza provoca nelle donne alterazioni a livello della corteccia cerebrale, cambiamenti adattativi che permettono di sviluppare circuiti</b> …

Early Life Stress: Effects on the Regulation of Anxiety Expression in Children and Adolescents

Abstract<p>This study examined children's (N = 79; 9–10 years) and adolescents’ (N = 82; 15–16 years) ability to regulate their emotion expressions of …

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.<p>You’ve likely seen the video before: a stream of kids, confronted with a single, alluring marshmallow. If they can resist eating it for 15 minutes, they’ll get two. Some do. Others cave …

Psychology

Empty Looks or Paying Attention? Exploring Infants' Visual Behavior during Encoding of an Elicited Imitation Task

Abstract<p>Recently, there has been an increased interest in the relationship between looking time during encoding and subsequent memory performance in …

New mothers preoccupied with their problems can find it more difficult to respond to their babies

Mothers who have repetitive and self-focused negative thoughts about their own problems can have poorer-quality relationships with their …

Anxiety, Depression Tied to Teens' Physical Problems

European researchers have identified patterns in youth linking mental problems to physical disorders such as arthritis and skin …

Students Flood College Mental-Health Centers

Colleges from Ohio State to Central Florida devise more programs to triage students; determining who needs therapy and who may be fine with some peer counseling<p>Columbus, Ohio<p>On a recent Thursday afternoon at Ohio State University, about 30 students sit in a classroom listening to instructor Kipp …

Mental Health