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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Hyperactivity in a serotonin-dopamine circuit in the brain appears to be responsible for persistent anorexia in animal models. The DRD1 receptor appears to drive the hyperactivity. Deleting the DRD1 gene restored normal eating behaviors in animals.
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At age 13, teenagers no longer find their mother's voice uniquely rewarding, and tune into unfamiliar voices more. A new study reveals the neurobiology behind why teens begin to separate from their parents at this point of development and how it shapes them to become more socially adept outside a family setting.