Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists determine four personality types based on new data

Northwestern University researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, "Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging" (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. ...

Pediatrics

Daily exercise can boost children's exam grades – new research

Most parents are aware that physical activity is good for children—as it can help to improve their sense of self and have a positive impact on their mental health and well-being. But it's less well known that being fit ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: 'Superwomen' in movies affect real women

An Angelina Jolie character who crushes a robot in “Tomb Raider” is perceived by young women as a better role model than a mouthy Kathy Bates character who carries a gun in “Primary Colors,” a UC Davis ...

Health

Doctors need nutrition education, says commentary

Nutrition knowledge is essential for today's physicians, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine commentary published July 1. The commentary—authored by Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Note to dads: Good parenting makes a difference

Father's Day this Sunday is a chance to recognize dads for putting up with all manner of nonsense that kids manage to cook up on the way to adulthood.

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