Category: Psychology

apples, fruits, vegetables, food

Study Finds that Pushing Picky Eaters Does No Good

Picky eaters are a common challenge for parents, but does it help to force them to eat their vegetables? Researchers at the University of Michigan wanted to answer the question of whether parents should pressure their children into eating food they don’t like. Furthermore, they wanted to find out whether doing so affected the child’s …

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Does Screen Time Increase the Risk of Childhood ADHD?

What does screen time have to do with the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Apparently a lot, according to a new study. Recently, Adam Leventhal of USC’s Health, Emotion and Addiction Laboratory and colleagues decided to take a look at how screen time – if any – played a role in ADHD symptoms …

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medicine, marijuana, health

Marijuana Addiction is Real, and It’s On the Rise

As recreational marijuana becomes legal in a number of states, medical professionals are beginning to wonder what the impact is on our well-being. Now, some are beginning to raise awareness of marijuana addiction – an under-the-radar condition that impacts many people who use the drug. “There should be no controversy about the existence of marijuana …

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video games, gaming

WHO to Include “Gaming Disorder” in Its Latest Edition of Mental Health Ailments

You might have it or know someone who shows symptoms of it – an obsessive love of video games. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is finally acknowledging it as a form of mental illness. “Gaming disorder,” as it’s been called, is set to be included in the 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases …

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kids, school

How Can Parents Pass on Healthy Relationship Traits to Their Children?

Depending on your relationship with your parents, you may have learned skills to maintain relationships in your own life. At least this is what a new study suggests, as conducted by researcher and graduate student Mengya Xia and her colleagues. The results indicate that depending on how warm and nurturing your relationships with your parents …

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Report: 44 Genomic Variants Now Tied to Major Depression

Major depression can interfere with everyday life and make it difficult to function. Now, researchers claim that they have identified 44 different genomic variants (loci) that have a statistically significant association with depression. With this information, it may be easier for doctors to spot and treat the condition in patients in the future (“Forty-four genomic …

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Your Sci Business and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can take a massive hit when there is a setback in business. If there’s one question we get from our clients all the time at Insanitek, it’s “What am I doing wrong?!” This comes after a minor failure such as a machine failing to a massive set back like not growing at the pace they …

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Could You Predisposed to Social Media Addiction?

We all have a fascination with social media, whether we prefer Facebook, Instagram or one of the many other platforms that have taken over our digital lives. But is it possible to be predisposed to social media addiction? One new study suggests that this might actually be the case. Recently, researchers from Binghamton University took …

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