Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/28/2002
Talking in Images Creates Presidential Charisma

Those whose speeches paint pictures are seen as great leaders

1/25/2002
A Kinder, Gentler America?

Survey suggests terrorist attacks prompted character changes in people

1/23/2002
Study Reinforces Power of the Golden Rule

Could help solve global problems like climate change, researchers say

1/14/2002
Women Should Let the Fur Fly

Study says women who suppress anger end up even angrier

1/4/2002
Losing a Pet Is Painful -- No Matter Who You Are

Former First Family isn't alone in mourning the death of a pet

1/3/2002
The Flushed Face of Falsehood

Thermal imaging shows blushing points to lies

1/2/2002
Keeping Kids Out of Gangs

Parents have more influence than they might think

12/24/2001
Home Field Advantage

The pluses of playing on your own turf

12/22/2001
Believing Is Seeing

Using guided imagery to imagine good health may help you feel better

12/22/2001
Keeping Those Holiday Blues at Bay

Reassess what's important to you, and consider the needs of others, for starters

12/20/2001
Deadly Trouble for Troubled Minds

Mentally ill more likely to be murdered, study says

12/18/2001
Beating the Winter Blues

Staying happy as the days get shorter

12/17/2001
In Sports, Over-Analysis Leads to Paralysis

'Choking' attributed to thinking too much

12/17/2001
There's More to Smarts Than IQ

Think you're smart? Not if you can't visualize and relate, says study

12/16/2001
'Tis the Season of Receiving

Materialistic parents breed materialistic children, study suggests

12/14/2001
Risky Business

Which occupations are prone to mental illness

12/12/2001
Impulsive?

Take this test to find out

12/10/2001
Want To Feel Better? Wait for the Punch Line

Anticipation of laughter improves mood

12/7/2001
Keeping Brain Power in Hand

Gesture, and your mind will thank you

12/6/2001
There's No Denying It

Brain scans show a difference between truth and deception

12/4/2001
The Thin Blue Stressed Line

Stressed-out cops and their wives can't communicate, study finds

11/29/2001
Put on a Happy Face

It might save your heart

11/24/2001
Teaching Tolerance

Educators can unwittingly encourage prejudices in their students, study says

11/15/2001
Healthy Denial Does Wonders

Post-Sept. 11 jitters can be helped by turning down the information volume, experts say

11/9/2001
Odds Are Men and Women Gamble Differently

Strategy, personal involvement seem to vary by sex

11/3/2001
Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

The burden of trichotillomania

10/27/2001
Trauma Counseling for Parents Helps Kids

New research on war refugee mothers proves there are emotional, physical benefits

10/27/2001
Overexposed

Disturbing images in wake of terror attacks are common yet treatable, experts note

10/26/2001
Middle Easterners Should Take Care on Halloween

Holiday could be used as an excuse for violence

10/26/2001
Not in the Mood for Love?

Current stress may affect your sexual desire

10/25/2001
Caspar the Friendly…Mommy?

Young kids lose sight of who's behind that Halloween mask, caution experts

10/19/2001
Gut Reactions Are Risk Deciders

Logic, reason, education play roles in taking risks, but intuition counts, too

10/16/2001
TV Is a Wasp-Waist Land

Weight's a heavy on top prime time shows, new research finds

10/15/2001
Wives of Athletes Have to Play Ball

Wives of professional jocks find ways to cope, says researcher

10/13/2001
The Young and the Anxious

For today's kids, stress is an unwanted companion

10/12/2001
Can't Concentrate?

Anxiety following terror attacks may be to blame

10/12/2001
Welfare May Be 'Sick'-fare

Recipients feel sicker than other jobless people, says study

10/11/2001
A Voice That's a Little Bit You

Talking computer's more appealing when suited to user's personality, says study

10/10/2001
Water Cooler Humor Pays Off

It helps to laugh once in a while

10/1/2001
Regis Philbin: Messenger of the Gods?

Study comparing 'Millionaire' to myth puts author in hot seat

9/29/2001
You Bet Your Life

From casinos to instant lotteries, the games compulsive gamblers play can put a lot more than their money at risk

9/28/2001
Gruffer Duffer Makes Game Rougher

Getting teed off in golf doesn't help your game, study finds

9/27/2001
19 Million Americans Have Anxiety Disorders

But one-third don't seek treatment

9/26/2001
Understanding Altruism

When plain folks do heroic things

9/24/2001
Drowning in 'Stuff'

Lone elderly tend to hoard possessions, says new study

9/20/2001
Chronic Fatigue: Do Sweat It

Exercise, psychotherapy help, but verdict's out on other methods

9/19/2001
From Temper Tantrums to Time Served

Study links pre-school behavior and adult crime

9/17/2001
Does a Giggle a Day Keep Pain Away?

One more study says it just might

9/17/2001
Don't Spoil That Child

Giving kids too much is unhealthy for children and parents

9/14/2001
Helping Kids Get Through a Hospital Stay

Some tips to ease the stress