Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development
8 hours ago
A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex - and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions - explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive ...
Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids
10 hours ago
Parenting is a complicated journey full of questions, and when a beloved child begins to show signs of a behavioural disorder, a parent's challenges become even more difficult to navigate.
Study uncovers possible roots of schizophrenia
11 hours ago
An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology ...
What is dance movement psychotherapy?
12 hours ago
Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) uses the body, movement and dance as a way of expressing oneself and findings ways of exploring and addressing psychological problems or difficulties. It is an approach to psychological ...
Young victims of cyberbullying twice as likely to attempt suicide and self-harm, study finds
12 hours ago
Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.
Deficiencies in early brain activity linked to delinquent behavior in teens
13 hours ago
Lower levels of brain activity during childhood may lead to decreased self-control and, eventually, delinquent behavior in adolescence, according to a new study published by a team of researchers from FIU and the University ...
Depression overshadows the past
13 hours ago
Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past – rather than glorifying the 'good old days', they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research.
Life at home affects kids at school
14 hours ago
Some children are more susceptible to changes than others. They carry the relationship with their parents to school with them. Genetics can help explain why.
Communicating in a foreign language takes emotion out of decision making
15 hours ago
If you could save the lives of five people by pushing another bystander in front of a train to his death, would you do it? And should it make any difference if that choice is presented in a language you speak, but isn't your ...
Researchers analyze connections between competitiveness, aggression and hormone levels
16 hours ago
Feelings can run high in competitive situations and lead to heated arguments and disputes. But not everyone reacts in the same way—men react differently to women and the reactions of individuals are dissimilar to those ...