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  • Low Self-Esteem Challenges Relationship Satisfaction
    Source: Psych CentralNew research discovers people with low self-esteem often make relationship sacrifices that they believe are unappreciated. The regret can cause more negative mood, greater stress and lower life satisfaction over […]. link to source

  • U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20% in Two Years
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportPlastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments. link to source

  • Can You Reduce Depression by Changing the Way You Think?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceDepression is classified as a mood disorder, but which came first: the disorder or the distressed mood? Conversely, if depression results in negative thoughts and emotions, can changing those thoughts and emotions alleviate depression? link to source

  • The Link Between Menopause and Anxiety
    Source: Medical News TodayIn this article, we look at the connection between menopause and anxiety, including panic attacks. What are the psychological effects of menopause? link to source

  • Key to Empathy May Be in Knowing Yourself
    Source: Psych CentralA new study finds that when we are taught to identify and understand our own inner parts, or sub-personalities—such as the “inner manager” or the “inner child” we become far more understanding of the mental states of others, essentially increasing our levels of social intelligence and empathy. link to source

  • 1 in 6 Newlywed Spouses in U.S. Differ by Race or Ethnicity
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA new study says that 1 in 6 people who married in 2015 wed someone of a difference race or ethnicity, the highest proportion in American history. link to source

  • Data Sharing Can Offer Help in Science's Reproducibility Crisis
    Source: ScienceDailyCriticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to researchers. link to source

  • Atheism May Be More Common Than Assumed, U.S. Study Suggests
    Source: ScienceDailyUsing a subtle, indirect measurement technique, psychology researchers have found that there are probably a lot more atheists (people who don't believe in God) in the U.S. than show up in telephone polls. link to source

  • Nevada Outlaws Antigay Clinical Therapy on Children
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportNevada is outlawing what leading medical organizations call the scientifically disproven practice of attempting to talk children out of being gay. link to source

  • Climate Vulnerable Forum Says Paris Deal Is "Lifeline"
    Source: BBC News - Science and EnvironmentThe countries most vulnerable to climate change say the rapid implementation of the accord is key to their survival. link to source

  • Gay Rights Supporters Demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAbout 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe International Day Against Homophobia and to call attention to claims of gay persecution and torture in Chechnya. link to source

  • Racial Segregation in Neighborhoods Linked to Hypertension
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsA study by the National Institutes of Health has found people living in racially segregated neighborhoods are at a higher risk of high blood pressure. link to source

  • Mean Drunk? Alcohol Personality Study Says Maybe Not
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA new study by psychologists at the University of Missouri found that many of the mood changes we experience as a result of alcohol are not always so apparent to others—despite what we may think. Rachel Winograd, clinical psychologist at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and colleagues wanted to understand the discrepancy between how we see ourselves and how others see us as the mood-altering effects of alcohol set in. A new study found... link to source

  • Top 100 Solutions to Climate Change Ranked in New Analysis
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsAn ambitious new effort to "map, measure, and model" solutions to climate change has yielded some surprising results. link to source

  • First Genetic Location Found for Anorexia Nervosa
    Source: ScienceDailyA landmark study has identified the first genetic locus for anorexia nervosa and has revealed that there may also be metabolic underpinnings to this potentially deadly illness. link to source

  • Mental Illness Linked to Much Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
    Source: ScienceDailyThere is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals. link to source

  • Understanding IQ: Can a 12-Year-Old Be Smarter Than Einstein?
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceA 12-year-old girl in Cheshire County, England, has scored 162 on an IQ test, putting her in the top 99.998 percentile of test takers. IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a score of mental ability relative to one's peers of the same age. IQ scores are normalized so that 100 is average. link to source

  • Domestic Violence Hotline: Immigration-Linked Calls Increase
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe most prominent domestic violence hotline in the U.S. says there's been a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status. link to source

  • U.S. Intel Agencies Warn That Climate Change Threatens National Security
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceEach year the intelligence community puts together a "Worldwide Threat Assessment" report, and it inevitably scares the hell out of Congress and the public by detailing all the dangers facing the U.S. (Hint: there are a lot of them.) This year's report, published Thursday and discussed at a congressional hearing, makes for particularly disquieting reading. While it focuses on the increasing danger that North Korea's nuclear... link to source

  • Crews Dismantle Confederate Monument in New Orleans
    Source: Reuters - US NewsA statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis was dismantled in New Orleans early on Thursday, the second of four monuments slated to be taken down by the city where critics say the displays glorify the era of slavery in the U.S. south. link to source


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