Psychology is the study of human mental functions, behavior and processes.
Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music-;these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
Wearable devices have been heralded as one of the next great technological frontiers. They can provide all users, including older ones, with constantly updated medical information by tracking cardiac health, identifying potential illnesses, and serving as emergency alert systems, among other benefits.
People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.
Specific cerebral circuitry bridges chemical changes deep in the brain and the more outward behavioral expressions associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which could lead to more objective biomarkers for the disorder, according to a comprehensive review of rapidly changing data published June 22 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
In a new study, Norwegian researchers have documented that the cerebellum is among the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia.
When trying to memorize information, it is better to relate it to something meaningful rather than repeat it again and again to make it stick, according to a recent Baycrest Health Sciences study published in NeuroImage.
A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society has been published online today in the Society's journal, Menopause.
A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Life is full of emotional highs and lows, ranging from enjoying an activity with a loved one and savoring a delicious meal to feeling hurt by a negative interaction with a co-worker or that recent scuffle with a family member.
The birth of a child is often a long-awaited and deeply meaningful event for the parents. However, the transition to parenthood also forces the parents to revise their interparental romantic relationship and to answer the new questions arising from parenthood.
Potential new ways of understanding the cause of cognitive impairments, such as problems with memory and attention, in brain disorders including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's are under the spotlight in a new research review.
Young adults who had chemotherapy as a child have decreased cognitive flexibility and a weaker short-term memory.
"Oh, my aching back!" It's not an uncommon complaint heard from both men and women as they age and experience lumbar disc degeneration.
Parents should not give up on encouraging their children to eat their greens. This is the advice of researchers at Loughborough University who found that 'repeated exposure' to vegetables at snack and mealtimes worked when trying to improve a child's diet.
Healthier foods are often perceived as less tasty by majority of the population. This was studied by researchers who tried to see if healthy foods such as vegetables could be made more interesting.
In a new review of the effects of acute exercise published in Brain Plasticity, researchers not only summarize the behavioral and cognitive effects of a single bout of exercise, but also summarize data from a large number of neurophysiological and neurochemical studies in both humans and animals showing the wide range of brain changes that result from a single session of physical exercise.
Research into a blood test that may spot cancers sooner and allow more targeted treatment is to be presented by a University of Leicester researcher.
A new study led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis assistant professor of psychology Tamika Zapolski has found differing risks for binge drinking based on race, income and age.
The human brain naturally makes its best guess when making a decision, and studying those guesses can be very revealing about the brain's inner workings.
If you feel as though you can't do as much physically as you've gotten older, there may be a reason. Both aging and menopause are known to affect sarcopenia, which is a loss of muscle mass and strength, which in turn affects balance, gait, and overall ability to perform tasks of daily living.