News tagged with social issues
(HealthDay)—Using a kid-friendly robot during behavioral therapy sessions may help some children with autism gain better social skills, a preliminary study suggests.
Autism spectrum disorders May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues. The notion that the field discriminates ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 15 |
The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study from a Tel Aviv University researcher says that children with learning disabilities develop less secure attachments with mothers and teachers, and that closer and more secure relationships with parents and adults ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at The University of Queensland have been documenting the lives of mothers and their children over 30 years to uncover what role genetic and environmental factors have on mental illness, substance abuse and heart ...
Health Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Are you one of those people who can't sit still? A UC researcher develops a questionnaire to explore the physical, cognitive and social issues surrounding the anxiety related to kicking back a little.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 14, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Routine screening for psychiatric, cognitive and social problems could enhance the quality of care and quality of life for children and adults with epilepsy, according to a study by UC Irvine neurologist ...
Neuroscience Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Parents get physical with their misbehaving children in public much more than they show in laboratory experiments and acknowledge in surveys, according to one of the first real-world studies of caregiver discipline.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
A study published in the June 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that young children who have been investigated for maltreatment by child welfare agencies have a high ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Among Latinos living in the United States, acculturation is associated with sunscreen use, but not with use of sun-protective clothing, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology.
Cancer Jul 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Social stigma is harming attempts to combat cervical cancer in India where more women die annually of the disease than anywhere else in the world, a new report said Friday.
Cancer May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Methadone treatment for opioid dependence remains widely unavailable behind bars in the United States, and many inmates are forced to discontinue this evidence-based therapy, which lessens painful withdrawal symptoms. Now ...
Addiction Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
"Communicating With Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Review of What Really Works," the latest report from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), provides 40 pages of recommended guidelines for health care providers i ...
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new report, published today, provides an in-depth examination into why men from disadvantaged backgrounds in their 30s, 40s and 50s are at higher risk of suicide than the rest of society. Men from low socio-economic backgrounds ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 21, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1