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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Combining deep-brain stimulation with intracranial EEG, researchers achieved an individualized understanding of specific brain networks that contributed to an individual's depression symptoms and identified stimulation patterns best suited to each patient for symptom relief.
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A growing body of evidence suggests psychedelics including psilocybin and LSD show promise in providing lasting relief from symptoms for those suffering some mental health disorders. Researchers found DOI, a similar drug to LSD, reduced negative behavioral responses following fear triggers in mouse models of anxiety.
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By two months, 50% of infants begin to appreciate humor, researchers report. 50% of infants being to produce humor at 11 months. Children under one appreciate auditory, physical, and visual humor, including tickling, funny voices, and funny faces. Two-year-olds appreciate humor based on language development.
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Brain scans of grandmothers taken when viewing photos of their grandchildren revealed greater activation in brain areas associated with emotional empathy, suggesting grandmothers are geared towards feeling what their grandchild is feeling when interacting with them. By contrast, when viewing images of their adult children, brain areas associated with cognitive empathy become activated.
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A comparison of medical records reveals people who took SSRI antidepressants, specifically fluoxetine (Prozac), were less likely to die of COVID-19 than a matched control group. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that SSRIs may have beneficial effects against the worst symptoms of coronavirus.