Guns

14 Mar

A study shows that police officers are no better than untrained observers at detecting when a suspect is holding a gun or explosive device. (In brief. Armed and dangerous. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 14) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

11 Mar

Amanda Lear: I hate to spread rumors, but what else can one do with them?
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Mood Disorders

3 Mar

Evidence is accumulating about people diagnosed as bipolar who never have had depression but only mania. Some think that unipolar mania should be a separate diagnosis in the same way that unipolar depression is, but others want it to be a subtype of bipolar. More research is needed. (Makin, S. The undiscovered illness. Scientific American, 320(3), 36-41) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Work-life balance

28 Feb

Both women and men in the US, Asia, and Europe report similar problems with balancing the demands of family and work. (In brief. Work-life balance. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 14) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Suicide

24 Feb

More gun use in rural areas is the primary explanation for more suicides there than in cities. Non-gun suicide rates are about the same. (In brief. Rural suicide, 2017, November, p. 12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Parenting

10 Feb

Adopted children of heterosexual and homosexual couples show no significant differences in their gender-typed behaviors. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 11) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Relationships

3 Feb

“Americans are becoming less socially connected (p. 519)” From Holt-Lunstad, J. A., Robles, T. F., & Sbarra, D. A. Advancing social connection as a public health priority in the United States, American Psychologist, 2017, 72(6), 517-530. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com