Psychology & Psychiatry

The psychological impact of early life stress and parental separation

In recent months, more than 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their families at the United States/Mexico border. Questions about the policy, including how it affects the children's well-being, has led to a suspension ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Appetizing imagery puts visual perception on fast forward

People rated images containing positive content as fading more smoothly compared with neutral and negative images, even when they faded at the same rate, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Being heard key for women after gender-based violence

(HealthDay)—For women who have experienced gender-based violence, feelings of being listened to and respected are important for defining a positive health care encounter, according to research published online Aug. 22 in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do you brood too much?

Your mind begins to churn, and you start brooding about something that's happened or worry about what's going to happen. Most people have had this experience, and many often feel powerless to stop their brooding once it has ...

Neuroscience

Stress hormone linked to mood and hippocampus volume

Individual differences in the pattern of release of the hormone cortisol in response to a stressful experience reveal how stressed a person actually feels, suggests a study of healthy women published in The Journal of Neuroscience. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Accentuate the positive to reduce risk of chronic disease

People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Race and gender affect response to weight stigma

A new study by researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at UConn has found that although people of all races and genders are stigmatized for being overweight, there are differences in how particular groups ...

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