Psychology & Psychiatry

Behavior called 'joint attention' studied in infants and mothers

Scientists have shed new light on a human behavior called joint attention—the ability for two or more people to share attention about something. For instance, a child and mother may both see a beautiful butterfly, then ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Helping new moms sleep better without medication

Poor sleep during pregnancy and in the first months post-birth can have long lasting psychological and physical consequences for both mother and baby. New research from Monash University has found that a non-drug sleep program, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exercise, mindfulness help children with ADHD

Just 10 minutes of exercise and 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with their mood, self-efficacy and attention.

Sleep apnea

More exercise and fewer hours watching TV cuts sleep apnoea risk

Being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching TV is linked to a substantially lower risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to new research published in the European Respiratory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New guidance for people to seek mental health treatment

In spite of many clinical options, people with mental health problems including eating disorders often do not access professional help within the crucial first 12 months—in part because of lack of information in the community ...

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Behavior

Behavior or behaviour (see American and British spelling differences) refers to the actions and mannerisms made by organisms, systems, or artificial entities in conjunction with its environment, which includes the other systems or organisms around as well as the physical environment. It is the response of the system or organism to various stimuli or inputs, whether internal or external, conscious or subconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary.

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