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  • Mindfulness in Schools: When Meditation Replaces Detention
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportWhy breathing and movement exercises – and quiet time – belong in the classroom. link to source

  • IBM to Begin Beta Testing for Watson-Led Cybercrime Fight
    Source: Globe and Mail - TechnologyCaleb Barlow, vice-president of IBM Security, says 40 organizations will begin beta testing of the cognitive technology. link to source

  • Mental Health Advocates Cheer Passage of 21st Century Cures Act
    Source: USA Today - Top StoriesThe Senate passed the first major mental health legislation in nearly a decade Wednesday, sending the 21st Century Cures Act to President Obama, who has promised to sign it. link to source

  • Lady Gaga Reveals Battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthPop icon Lady Gaga has revealed an ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), part of the emotional fallout from having been raped as a teenager. The singer-songwriter made the revelation during a television interview on Monday at a New York homeless shelter for gay and lesbian (LGBT) youth. "I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness -- I suffer from PTSD," said Gaga, speaking to NBC television's... link to source

  • Attractive and at Your Command: Is Artificial Intelligence Sexist?
    Source: BBC News - BusinessWhy do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars? link to source

  • Policing in Black and White
    Source: APA MonitorPolice departments are eager for ways to reduce racial disparities—and psychological research is beginning to find answers. link to source

  • Natural Remedies for Treating Bipolar Disorder
    Source: Medical News TodayBipolar disorder is a serious mental illness but a number of lifestyle remedies and natural treatments could help to reduce symptoms. link to source

  • What Percentage of U.S. Psychology Degree Holders Are Employed?
    Source: APA MonitorIn 2013, there were 2.5 million people in the labor force with psychology as their highest degree: link to source

  • Heavy Teenage Drinking Linked to Abnormal Brain Development
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthTeens who drink heavily are more likely than their peers to have less gray matter, an important brain structure that aids in memory, decisions, and self-control, according to a Finnish study. The study was observational, so it is impossible to say whether heavy drinking caused this stunted brain development. “Substance use has been found to be connected to social exclusion, mental health problems and lower educational attainment,” said lead... link to source

  • Fast Imaging Technique Can Capture You Thinking
    Source: ScienceDailyFast fMRI has been used to image rapidly fluctuating brain activity during human thought. fMRI measures changes in blood oxygenation, which were previously thought to be too slow to detect the subtle neuronal activity associated with higher order brain functions. The new discovery is a significant step towards realizing a central goal of neuroscience research: mapping the brain networks responsible for human cognitive functions such as... link to source

  • Small Delay in School Start Time May Improve Teens’ Sleep and Focus
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthTeens in Hong Kong whose high school delayed the start of the day by just 15 minutes got to sleep a little longer, were late to school less often and showed better mental health and focus, according to a new study. link to source

  • After Concussion, Rest May Not Always Be the Best Medicine, Experts Say
    Source: ScienceDailyPrescribed rest—both physical and mental—is the standard treatment for concussion. But a growing body of evidence suggests that a more active, targeted approach might provide better outcomes for some patients, reports a new article. link to source

  • Does Web-Based Cognitive Therapy Work for Insomnia?
    Source: ScienceDailyHow well did a web-based cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia intervention work in a randomized clinical trial? A new article reports that adults assigned to receive the fully automated and interactive web-based Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi) intervention had improved sleep compared with those adults just given access to a patient education website with information about insomnia. link to source

  • Study Finds Difference in How Women and Men Look at Faces
    Source: Psych CentralA new study finds that women and men really do see some things differently: They look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests a gender difference in understanding visual cues. link to source

  • Chrome Extension Changes "Alt-Right'" to '"White Supremacy"
    Source: MSNBC - US NewsA group opposing what it called normalization of white nationalism under the term "alt-right" has created a Google Chrome extension that changes the phrase to "white supremacy." link to source

  • Behavioral Activation: A Little-Known Depression Therapy
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportResearch finds a simple action-oriented approach is effective in treating the common mood disorder. link to source

  • Vegetable Compounds Found to Improve Cognition in Old Age
    Source: Medical News TodayNew research suggests the pigment that gives vegetables and plants their vibrant color may improve cognitive function in elderly adults. link to source

  • The Hidden Risks of Eating Disorders in Guys
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportEating disorders in men often go unrecognized and untreated. link to source

  • How Service Dogs Provide Support
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportEmotional support animals and service dogs are two different breeds, so to speak. Much more than loving pets with a purpose, highly trained service dogs spend months learning how to best help their handlers perform major life tasks despite physical or psychiatric challenges. For handlers and service dogs alike, intense commitment to working together leads to life-changing partnerships. link to source

  • Inclusive Environment Key to Closing STEM Gender Gap
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportIn order to tighten the gender gap in certain male-dominated science, technology, engineering and math fields, educators must develop a more inviting culture, according to a study published in the October issue of Psychological Bulletin. link to source

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