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Super bowl won’t make you feel super, even if your team wins

Communication researchers have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year’s Super Bowl.

Health-care disparities contribute to delayed testicular cancer diagnosis in a transgender woman

A family physician reports the case of a transgender woman whose testosterone levels rose unexpectedly while on feminizing hormones, leading eventually to a diagnosis of a rare, virilizing form of…

Parental preference for boys damages girls’ self-esteem and happiness

While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a cultural preference for boys, a new study examines its psychological effects on the…

UCI researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful.

Phantom cell phone signals – who hears them and why?

If you think you hear your cell phone ringing or feel it vibrating to signal an incoming call or message, but there actually is none, you may have “ringxiety” and be psychologically primed to…

Targeting the mind/body connection in stress

Our ability to cope with stress depends on how efficiently our body and mind regulate their response to it.

International study explores the good, the bad and not-so ugly of hallucinations

Hallucinations can be a terrifying part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia.

Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging.

New non-invasive form of vagus nerve stimulation works to treat depression

Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem.Researchers of a new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in…

Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating

How much you eat when you’re not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the…