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Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life

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People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt…
Teenagers less likely to respond to mothers with controlling tone of voice

September 27, 2019

Teenagers are less likely to cooperate and put effort into their mother’s requests when they are said in…
Study: Children with higher self-esteem who ‘age out’ of foster care able to cope with childhood emotional abuse

September 18, 2019

Children in foster care are in a better position to cope with childhood emotional abuse if they have…
Dishonest behavior damages ability to read other people’s emotions

September 17, 2019

People who act dishonestly don’t only hurt the people they’ve wronged—they also harm themselves. Julia Lee, an assistant…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
First-person memories stay sharper longer, research suggests

August 23, 2019

Our ability to edit our memories allows us to grow and change how we perceive ourselves and our…
Dancin’ to the Music: More than Just Exercise

August 7, 2019

“Music evokes emotion, and emotion can bring with it memory… it brings back the feeling of life when…
‘Prescribed’ smartphone app offers hope to young people who self-harm

August 5, 2019

A new mental health app, designed to help manage negative emotions and periods of extreme anxiety for young…
Loneliness affects long-term brain function, according to new study

July 26, 2019

Using the zebra finch, a songbird, the researchers looked at the effects of short-term social isolation on measures…
Researchers improve AI that can tell from your voice if you’re depressed

July 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence can now more accurately detect whether you’re depressed by analyzing the sound of your voice, thanks…
Goats can distinguish emotions from the calls of other goats

July 11, 2019

Goats can probably distinguish subtle emotional changes in the calls of other goats, according to a new study…
Sounds of intense emotion may be universal language across species, study shows

July 11, 2019

People can tell how other people are feeling by the sounds they make and now, new research from…
Scientists identify possible source of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the brain

July 3, 2019

Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the phenomenon of the ‘Uncanny Valley’…
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

July 2, 2019

For years, Paula Walters had no idea why she was forgetting things, losing control of her emotions, struggling…
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers’ emotions

June 28, 2019

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the…
Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 28, 2019

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than…
An ‘awe-full’ state of mind may set you free

June 27, 2019

An induced feeling of awe, or state of wonder, may be the best strategy yet for alleviating the…
Settling the Debate on Serotonin’s Role in Sleep

June 25, 2019

Serotonin is a multipurpose molecule found throughout the brain, playing a role in memory, cognition, and feelings of…
Memories form ‘barrier’ to letting go of objects for people who hoard

June 21, 2019

New research conducted via the University’s Department of Psychology has demonstrated important differences in how people with and without hoarding…
Altered brain activity in antisocial girls – new study

June 17, 2019

Teenage girls with severe antisocial behaviour display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated…
Sticking to sports can help kids adjust

June 4, 2019

Thinking of getting your child to take up a sport that involves a coach or instructor? Good news:…
Greater well-being when awareness of stress aligns with the heart

May 27, 2019

We can feel stress in the body through common sensations: sweaty palms, racing heart and shallow breathing. Some…
Fellowship to help doctoral student advance research in socio-emotional development of children

May 27, 2019

Emotion-related conversations among family members and the potential impact it can have on the socio-emotional development of children…
New study to help uncover childhood risks for self-harm or eating disorders

May 22, 2019

A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm…
Obesity linked to psychological distress

May 9, 2019

New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely…
Suicidal thoughts? Therapy-oriented website might help

May 6, 2019

Mental health researchers behind  nowmattersnow.org have demonstrated that the site could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts. Researchers asked more…
Brain regions linked to memory and emotion help humans navigate smell

April 23, 2019

The work points to the existence of a grid-like hexagonal structure in olfactory-related brain areas, similar to mapping…
Robots reading feelings

April 15, 2019

Robots are getting smarter—and faster—at knowing what humans are feeling and thinking just by “looking” into their faces,…
A sleep-deprived brain interprets impressions negatively

April 12, 2019

A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, it also makes us interpret things more negatively…
Achieving health goals may depend on how you see yourself

April 12, 2019

Nearly everyone has struggled at some point to lose weight, eat better or exercise more. People often visualize…
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