A family-based prevention program designed to help adolescents avoid substance use and other risky behavior proved especially effective for a group of young teens with a genetic risk factor contributing toward such behavior, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), components of the National Institutes of Health, supported the study, which appears in the May/June issue of Child Development.
Washing your hands “wipes the slate clean,” removing doubts about recent choices. That’s the key finding of a University of Michigan study published in the May 7th issue of Science.
In a new study, researchers scoured the genomes of several identical twin pairs, in which one twin had developed multiple sclerosis (MS) while the other did not. The researchers were searching for any genetic differences that could explain the twins’ different fates.
Scientists have developed a brain implant that essentially melts into place, snugly fitting to the brain’s surface. The technology could pave the way for better devices to monitor and control seizures, and to transmit signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord.
Although in the dating world the phrase “nice guys finish last” has become something of a truism, according to a study published in Sex Roles, the majority of women prefer “nice guys” to “macho men.”
According to research published in Psychoanalytic Psychology in 2010, attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety are associated with differences in how past information is recalled.
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According to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, self-esteem moderates the psychological and hormonal response to interpersonal rejection.
Some of the same brain mechanisms that fuel drug addiction in humans accompany the emergence of compulsive eating behaviors and the development of obesity in animals, according to research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health.
According to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, being involved in a romantic relationship reduces levels of testosterone in men, but only if they are committed to monogamy in that relationship.
In 2010, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology published a study that investigated the association between relationship quality and anxiety disorders.
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.
The problematic use of mobile phones is associated with addictive personality traits, according to a study published in CyberPsychology & Behavior.
Investigators have found that a state-of-the-art brain imaging method may be useful for detecting and monitoring mild traumatic brain injury, a controversial diagnosis that is based largely on a patient’s subjective experience.
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.