Boys with good motor skills excel at problem-solving, too

Boys with good motor skills are better problem-solvers than their less skilful peers, a new study from Finland shows. In contrast to previous studies, the researchers found no association between aerobic fitness or overweight and obesity with cognitive function in boys. The results are based on the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study conducted at the University of […]

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Seriously ill, and left alone: therapists deficiency endangers human life

In Germany, patients wait an average of 20 weeks to the beginning of a psychotherapy. It would be faster, if to the degree would be distributed – says the Minister of health Spahn. Or if there are more psychotherapists would get an approval – says your professional representation. Actually, it’s not a bad message, that there are more and more […]

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Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds

The link between the two has been talked about for years, but a causal connection had never been proven. For the first time, University of Pennsylvania research based on experimental data connects Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use to decreased well-being. Psychologist Melissa G. Hunt published her findings in the December Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. Few prior studies have […]

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How Can I Find the Best Psychiatrist?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults lives with a mental illness.(Getty Images) The brain is an intricate organ, and with that complexity comes the possibility for things to go wrong. Although neurologists take care of certain aspects of the brain and diseases that begin there, there’s more to having a healthy brain […]

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Researcher explains the psychology of successful aging

Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73. Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined […]

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“Views of the late Triumph”: What Merz drives for Merkel to run for a successor

Now, Friedrich Merz, has thrown his hat in the Ring as the new CDU party Chairman and successor to Angela Merkel. 16 years ago he lost his Post as a Faction leader of the Union. Also, the desire for a Triumph over his former rival, is behind the planned Comeback in politics? FOCUS Online has asked a psychologist. FOCUS Online: […]

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