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Psychopathy increases risk of violence in romantic relationships

People with higher levels of psychopathic tendencies are more likely to assault their romantic partners. They are also more likely to drink alcohol, a UBC study has found.

Source: Psychopathy increases risk of violence in romantic relationships — ScienceDaily

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Why Balanced Grandparenting is Great for Both Kids and Their Grandparents

Did you know recent research suggests taking care of your grandchildren at least once a week benefits grandparents’ overall mental health? How? You strengthen your brain by doing more mental activi…

Source: Why Balanced Grandparenting is Great for Both Kids and Their Grandparents – Psychology Benefits Society

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Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background

Source: Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health | Brain Blogger

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Personality traits, psychiatric disorders linked to specific genomic locations

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this week’s advance online publication of Nature Genetics. The findings also show correlations with psychiatric disorders.

Source: Personality traits, psychiatric disorders linked to specific genomic locations: Researchers also find correlations between traits and distinct disorders — ScienceDaily

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One quarter of Australian teens in psychological distress

A joint report released today by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness and young females twice as likely as males to report high psychological distress.

Source: Urgent action needed: one quarter of teens in psychological distress — EducationHQ Australia

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Half of people believe fake facts

Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

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Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension

Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension, according to a study presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI).

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Do dolphins use language?

The sounds that dolphins make say far more than what meets the human ear: For the animals, those clicks and whistles are a complex chain of words and sentences, allowing them to convey messages with one another in a language that mirrors human communication, according to a new study.

Source: Do dolphins use language? – CSMonitor.com

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Blood flow to the brain increased by 600% during evolution, research reveals

While brain size has increased by about 350% over human evolution, blood flow to the brain has increased by an amazing 600%. The increase in the supply of blood to the brain appears to be closely linked to the evolution of human intelligence where the human brain has evolved to become not only larger, but more energetically costly and blood thirsty than previously believed.

Source: Blood flow to the brain increased by 600% during evolution, research reveals

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Is mindfulness all it’s cracked up to be?

Mindfulness is the latest philosophical movement to capture the Western imagination. But is it really the cure-all for our psychological woes that its adherents claim it to be?

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