Clinical Psychology & Mental Health

Romantic Partners May Influence Young Adults’ Binge Drinking

If you ever dated someone your parents thought was a "bad influence," it turns out they might have been onto something. Romantic partners may influence young adults’ binge drinking behaviors more than ...
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What Happens When College Students Disclose Mental Health Problems?

To disclose or not to disclose? For people with mental health conditions, it’s a common question. On one hand, disclosing your mental health condition is a step toward obtaining accommodations or support ...
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Two Ways to Use Social Media

In my last post, I talked about how children in neighborhoods with faster internet apparently evaluate their lives more negatively. That study is one of several that has explored a possible link ...
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In Neighborhoods With Faster Internet, Children Feel Worse About Their Lives

Who wouldn’t want a faster internet connection? Kids who want to feel good about their lives, maybe. A new analysis of data from 6,300 children carried about by researchers at University of ...
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Personality Traits and Holiday Spending

Not everyone approaches the holiday season in the same way, financially speaking. Some will run up credit card bills with heaps of lavish gifts while others take a more tightfisted approach. A ...
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Depression Might Be Part of the Reason Psychopaths Go to Bed Later

When the sun sets, all kinds of creatures come out of the woodwork. Owls, bats and … psychopaths? Some previous research suggests that the darker side of human nature really does have ...
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Can a Cartoon Character Fight Stigma Against Autism?

Cartoons might seem like nothing more than a fun way to pass the time. Presumably, though, children who watch cartoons are integrating the things they see into how they view the world, ...
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Family Connectedness Predicts Teen Coping Skills

The family someone comes from can shape how they relate to the world around them – including how they cope with stressful situations, as it turns out. A new study from researchers ...
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“Dark” Personality Traits Aren’t Always Obvious to Others

In my last post, I talked about good liars and what sets them apart. As it turns out, today’s topic is going to continue our look at the darker side of human ...
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Is Your Phubbing Hurting Your Kids?

"Phubbing" is an invented word for a phenomenon we all know to be quite real: the act of snubbing someone by burying your face in a smartphone. Psychologists have previously tied phubbing ...
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