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Psychology covers a broad spectrum of psychological disciplines that include social, behavioral, interpersonal, mental health, personality, and assessment. There is special emphasis on scientific research into human emotional and behavior and how this information can be used to live more productive and happy lives. In addition, the interrelated nature of physical and mental health receives much attention.

Ned Kalin

Inherited Brain Activity Predicts Childhood Risk For Anxiety

A new study focused on anxiety and brain activity pinpoints the brain regions that are relevant to developing childhood anxiety. Specifically, Kalin and colleagues demonstrated that increased brain activity in the amygdala and anterior hippocampus could predict anxious temperament in young primates. The findings, published in the August 12th edition of the journal Nature, may […]

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Dr. Joe Verghese

Brain Fitness Programs May Help Frail Elderly Walk Faster

Computerized brain fitness programs are known to help seniors improve their memory and focus. Now, a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found preliminary evidence that such programs may help frail seniors walk faster, potentially preventing disability and improving quality of life. Results appear in the July […]

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Male And Female Domestic Violence Perpetrators Have Similar Personality Types

New research published in the August edition of the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Abnormal Psychology, is providing a better picture of the roles played by gender, personality, and mental illness in domestic violence. “Intimate partner violence is a major public health concern,” says the study’s lead author Zach Walsh, assistant professor of psychology at […]

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Experimental Medication Lifts Depression Symptoms In Bipolar Disorder Within One Hour

People with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder experienced relief from symptoms of depression in as little as 40 minutes after an intravenous dose of the anesthetic medication ketamine in a preliminary study; while the patient group was small, this work adds to evidence that compounds in the class to which ketamine belongs have potential as rapid and […]

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