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Recent Psychology News!
« on: December 30, 2018, 11:38:43 am »
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Psychology is not all about Pavlov's dog or research methods, there's a lot more to it! Occasionally I'll post up some articles I find on the net relating to psychology- but feel free to share some too! ^-^


To start:

A BBC article about a hospital providing solace from shell shock in WW1 (BBC)

Uncover the secret to not overspend by uncovering the psychology behind buying (The Conversation)

Imaginary friends can boost children's development (The Conversation)

A short article about where dreams come from (The Conversation)

How lockdowns traumatise schoolkids. (MSN/Washington Post)

The opioid overdose epidemic is evolving and getting worse. (CNN)

The joy associated with giving lasts longer than the joy of getting. (Science Daily)

A new insight into how our memories work! (Science Daily)

A mechanism has been found that explains how the brain can rapidly focus attention (Science Daily)

One for the foodies out there: A study has shown that your brain rewards you twice when eating! (Science Daily)

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Re: Recent Psychology News!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 12:13:08 pm »
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Psychology is not all about Pavlov's dog or research methods, there's a lot more to it!

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Here's an article I've found recently: solving phantom limb pain - science is getting closer (The Conversation)



Thanks insanipi for the great start to a promising thread! :)
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Re: Recent Psychology News!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 02:59:21 pm »
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Thanks insanipi for the great start to a promising thread! :)
Anytime haha <3

Another couple that I've found:

- Obese mice that have 'zombie cells' leave the brain become less anxious! (ScienceDaily)

- Find out about controlling neurons with light! (ScienceDaily)

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Re: Recent Psychology News!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2019, 04:53:20 pm »
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Two more articles I've recently found (again on ScienceAlert):

Exercises in hapiness could boost mood of those recovering from substance use disorder.
Summary
Short self-administered text-based exercises can increase the instant happiness in those that are recovering from substance use disorders. This study is the first of its kind to test the effects of positive psychology on instantaneous happiness levels on people recovering from substance abuse.

The cerebrum has been found to have a surprising role in social behaviours and reard.
Summary
Researchers have found a direct neural connection between the cerebrum (most famously known for its role in motor coordination) and ventral tegmental area (involved in reward processing and encoding). Researchers used optogenetics to activate the neurons with light pulses- and have seen a connection between the two areas. They then tested for preference of reward, and then a social task for the mice.