Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Psych in the news

You see embedded spirals, right, of green, pinkish-orange, and blue? Incredibly, the green and the blue spirals are the same color! The blue and the green

Researchers at Duke have found that 30 minutes or less of question-and-answer about the family history of depression, anxiety, or substance abuse is enough to predict a patient's approximate risks for developing each disorder and how severe their future illness is likely to be.

The FDA issues warnings about two stop-smoking drugs as reports mount of suicides by users.

Keeping "the imp" at bay: researchers look at the impact of those thoughts that lurk just beneath the surface. We don't say them (usually) but do they affect us?

Several recent studies, at Ohio State and elsewhere, have found that having a roommate of a different race can reduce prejudice, diversify friendships and even boost black students’ academic performance. But, the research found, such relationships are more stressful and more likely to break up than same-race pairings.

Are there beneficial aspects to video game playing
? (I mean, besides being the KEWLEST d00dz!!!)

Weird! Photoshopped portraits so that the bodies are turned upside down but the faces are correct.

Fellow students smell your exam fear.

More for the teachers than students: MindHacks looks at the psychology of wine.

A sobering (pardon the pun following the link above) look at the latest on schizophrenia research. "Schizophrenia too seems to be not a single disease, but the end point of 10,000 different disruptions to the delicate architecture of the human brain."

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