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Dislike And Dehumanization Are Two Different Psychological Processes, Study Shows

While some would believe dehumanizing someone is a way of expressing dislike, new findings suggest that the two may actually be different psychological processes. The study titled "Denying humanity: The distinct neural correlates of blatant dehumanization" was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology on May 31. "When people are dehumanizing others, they are mobilizing different brain regions than [...]

By |2018-07-09T10:54:04+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Gambling With Children’s Lives in ‘Uncontrolled Social Experiment’

Children are being bombarded with gambling adverts in an ‘uncontrolled social experiment on today’s youth’, a Government report has warned. In a damning review, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board said nine out of ten young people had been exposed to gambling adverts and marketing on TV and social media. As a result, gambling risks becoming [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:41:23+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Gambling, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mums Under 25 ‘Most Likely to Get Postnatal Depression’

Women who have a baby before they are 25-years-old are more likely than any other age group to have post-natal depression. A new study by Public Health England spoke to 7,000 women about their reproductive health. It also found mums aged 16 to 24 were the least likely to share how they're feeling. Symptoms include frightening [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:53:44+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Childhood ‘Toxic Stress’ Leads to Parenting Challenges

Parents who endured “toxic stress” during childhood may be more likely to have kids with developmental delays and have a harder time coping with their children’s health issues, new research suggests. Adverse childhood experiences, commonly called ACEs, can include witnessing parents fight or go through a divorce, having a parent with a mental illness or [...]

Social Media More Harmful To Girls Than Boys

It’s no secret that social media isn’t great for mental health - studies have shown it again and again, and some of the developers of social media have sounded warnings about the addictiveness of certain features. Now, to add to the growing body of evidence on how it affects mental health, a new study finds a link between [...]

Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.” Engaging the brain to stay busy with problem-solving appears to be an effective buffer against debilitating anxiety, especially in those prone to the worst of the condition, according to a new brain imaging study from Duke University researchers. The [...]

By |2018-01-22T10:56:29+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Balancing work and study is getting harder in Australia. Australia has experienced progressive higher education policies, a social inclusion agenda and widened tertiary access. This has resulted in a rise in working-class, mature-aged, first-in-family and Indigenous students attending university. But government income support has not been quite so progressive. In fact, [...]

Early Intervention Key to Supporting Students With Anxiety

Roughly one in five students drop out of university in Australia in their first year. Students with prior emotional difficulties, who are doing their degrees part-time, mature age at entry, or from a lower socioeconomic status background are most likely to be in this category. Not all of these factors can be changed. But there are ways parents and [...]

By |2018-01-08T15:04:23+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

First ‘Gold-standard’ Trial Of Ketamine’s Anti-depressant Effects Launched

Flickr Images The first “gold standard” clinical trial of ketamine for the ongoing treatment of major depression was launched in Sydney on Tuesday and will involve seven research institutions and 200 patients from across Australia and New Zealand. Several pilot studies have examined the effectiveness of ketamine for depression but these have typically [...]

Being Lazy Could Mean You’re Highly Intelligent

Pixabay Images Need a new excuse for binge watching Stranger Things and living off Uber Eats? Research published in the Journal of Health Psychology, suggests that people who spend more time lazing around tend to be more intelligent than than those who are more active. The study conducted by the Florida Gulf Coast University found [...]