A study published in 2009 found that stressful events that occurred during or immediately prior to the treatment of depression were associated with poor responses from antidepressant medication. Stressful events did not appear to cause this lack of responsiveness to treatment in psychotherapy, though.
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After analyzing 20,221 smoking questionnaires, researchers were able to conclude that male adolescents who smoke cigarettes had lower cognitive test scores compared to non-smokers.
Women are less likely than men to report having experienced love at first sight, although they tend to report having the same number of loves.
Those with attachment anxiety tend to have sex with their partner in order to please them and express their love, whereas those with attachment avoidance tend to have sex in order to maintain their relationship, according to a study published in Personal Relationships in 2008.
The problematic use of mobile phones is associated with addictive personality traits, according to a study published in CyberPsychology & Behavior.
According to research published in the journal Human Communication Research in 2009, exposure to internet pornography reduces adolescents’ satisfaction with their sexual lives.
Although some may expect that as the proportion of young men in a society decreases, their likelihood to be married would increase, but according to an article published inEvolutionary Psychology , the opposite is true. In societies with a larger amount of women than men, young men are less likely to be married compared to young men from societies with more men than women.
According to research published in Evolutionary Psychology, although students believe that what they desire in a relationship changes as they mature, their actual preference in romantic and sexual partners varies little with age.
In romantic relationships, men are much more likely than women to overestimate the likelihood of their partner’s infidelity. According to an article published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, this overestimation may be a cognitive bias with an important evolutionary function.
Can the efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in research settings be translated into effectiveness in clinical practice? A recent article in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology tries to tackle this issue.
A study from the University of Albany found that the administration of the hormone estradiol to aged female mice decreased anxiety-like and depression-like behaviors. This finding may help explain the onset of depression during and after menopause.
A study published in 2009 examined men’s experience of depression. The article, entitled “A Qualitative Investigation of Depression in Men,”…
Research published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology in 2009, found an association between depressive symptoms and reduced emotional disclosure.
A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that a high self-esteem does not lessen the effect of stressful events on depression. The study was conducted by Ulrich Orth and Richard Robins of the University of California and Laurenz Meier of the University of Bern.
Social norms may play a role in the choice of privacy settings on social networking sites, according to research published in the Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace in 2010.