Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bisexual and Questioning Young Women More Susceptible to Depression, Drexel Study Finds
A study exploring the prevalence of mental health symptoms in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) community, found that the oft-overlooked questioning and bisexual youth face their own significant challenges, particularly when it comes to depression, anxiety and traumatic distress.
Journal of Adolescent Health
– Drexel University
Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children
Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.Media embedded: Image(s)
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, April-2016
– Binghamton University, State University of New York
The Contented Shall Inherit the Earth. The Glum? Not So Much
ITHACA, N.Y. The survival of the fittest might just be the survival of the steadfast instead. Having a positive attitude could be evolutionarily advantageous, according to Cornell researchers who simulated generations of evolution in a computational model.
– Cornell University
Wichita State University Researcher Finds Link Between College Students' Use of Facebook and Increased Career Confidence
College students who spend hours scrolling through Facebook are actually more prepared for the real world than we once thought. That's according to Wichita State University researcher David (Jingjun) Xu, who found that students who look at friends' status updates and receive social feedback through likes and comments on Facebook are more confident in their ability to perform job-related tasks when they graduate.Media embedded: Image(s)
– Wichita State University
Come to Think of It or Not: Study Shows How Memories Can Be Intentionally Forgotten
Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love -- or your first speeding ticket. But a Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study shows that people can intentionally forget past experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.Media embedded: Image(s)
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
– Dartmouth College
E-Cigarette Researchers Interview Availability
RTI International is at the forefront of e-cigarette research and has conducted studies on e-cigarette contents, emissions, secondhand exposure, and the effects of e-cigarette advertising on teens.
– RTI International
Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories
People who may be exposed to trauma can train themselves to think in a way that could protect them from PTSD symptoms, according to a study from Kings College London and Oxford University.
– University of Oxford