Psychology News

These research articles involve many aspects of psychology such as cognitive psychology, depression studies, mental health, stress, happiness and neuropsychology, Scroll below for more specific categories.

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According to a new Frontiers in Neuroscience study, children who participate in structured music lessons showed enhancements in cognitive abilities over their peers who did not receive music lessons. The researchers note the improvements in short term memory, language based reasoning and planning seen in children who had music lessons had a positive impact on academic achievement.
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The protein tubulin blocks molecules that trigger the production of cAMP, leading to reduced messaging in the brain. Previous studies have found those with depression have less cAMP in their brains. The findings suggest tubulin could be a potential biomarker for depression.

These research articles involve depression, seasonal affective disorders, grief, pain, sadness, happiness and generally news regarding mental health research.

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Mothers who report estrangement from their adult children report they often believe their ex-husbands, and the current partner of the child is responsible for the break in their relationships. Additionally, some cite mental health problems experienced by their child as a factor for estrangement.