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Responsiveness Is an Important Quality of Mothers
Mothers who consistently respond to their children’s emotions, through mirroring, have smarter, more socially competent children.
Untrustworthy People Grab Our Attention - Whether We Want Them to or Not
Our automatic attention to injustices and untrustworthy people has the potential to distract us from more relevant concerns. It can make us overly cautious and wary of risk-taking. It can even cause errors in decision-making. ...
People Who Punish or Reward Tend to Moralize Even Conventional Behaviour
Managers who have to reward or punish others may be prone to moralizing. This can create problems because it may make the manager less tolerant of errant behavior while others in the social group, who may be wary of ...
Retribution Drives Our Decisions to Punish, but Punishment Is Not the Only Moral Choice
When people decide to punish others, their choice is driven almost entirely by retribution. However, the decision not to punish, although often interpreted as self-interested or morally disinterested, may in fact be based ...
Reading Fiction Predicts People's Empathy
Reading fiction, in and of itself, predicts people’s empathy. People who read fiction tend to feel that they have more social support than those who read non- fiction.
Attachment and Treatment Response for PTSD Patients
Attachment is an important factor to address with trauma patients. Using an inpatient, group therapy setting can enhance the impact of treatment, increase secure attachments with others, and reduce trauma symptoms.
Dating Aggression Is a Global Problem Among Teens
Dating aggression is a global problem among teenagers. International efforts need to focus on prevention.
Aggressive Media Leads to Aggressive Dating
TV shows, movies, and other forms of media that depict aggressive behaviours can lead to dating aggression among youth. Teenagers who are ethnic minorities are especially at risk.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) May Help People Who Worry Excessively
Motivational Interviewing (MI), when administered prior to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), may help reduce worry in people, especially severe cases.
Graduate Students Who Hold Themselves to High Standards Are More Prone to Depression Than Others
Academic perfectionists are more prone to major depression than others. Self-critical and 'needy' personality types are at risk for experiencing recurring bouts of major depression.