BHSU Psych Department
Studies show color greatly influences human emotion and behavior.
Hockey players who sustained concussions during a recent season experienced acute microstructural changes in their brains.
Prescription pain-pill addicts have switched to heroin as pills have become more expensive and less accessible.
Adolescents who experienced frequent racial discrimination without emotional support from parents and peers had a greater risk for chronic disease.
Parents' safety worries and school physical education cuts play a part.
Study shows people who had their height “virtually lowered” felt inferior and mistrustful.
Study suggests sharing your feelings of stress with someone having a similar emotional reaction to the same situation reduces levels of stress more than sharing them with someone who is not.
A child's weight in kindergarten can foreshadow a struggle with obesity later in life, and the warning signals probably start even earlier.
“Veterans Courts” give former military service members a chance to get treatment rather than do time.
Binge eating is the most common eating disorder among men.
The drug may affect teens' memories and ability to problem-solve.
Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby's brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired.
Working with a therapist to create music videos may help young cancer patients feel better about themselves and their situation.
New law would finance a program to provide optional electronic tracking devices to be worn by children with autism.
Rearch shows memory problems increase with age, but in all age groups, men reported more memory problems than women.
The marketplace is full of products that claim to melt off pounds by relieving stress or blocking hormones, but medical experts say it isn't that simple.
A new study is shedding some light on women who may actually fit the profile of an addict.
Virginia's attorney general announced that their gay marriage ban is unconstitutional and will not defend it against federal lawsuits.
For the first time, a slight majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana use.
Study shows that Americans today believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools.
Experts discuss the difficulty of trying to persuade teens not to text while behind the wheel.
Two drugs designed to improve the clearance of sticky plaques from the brains of those with Alzheimer's disease failed to slow the steady loss of cognitive function.
Women who reported having supportive spouses who truly cared about them had stronger bones.
Doing the night shift throws the body into chaos and could be causing long-term damage, warn researchers.
Being healthy can make a person happy, but happiness itself may also lead to better health, according to a new study.
New study shows young female soccer players may get more concussions than their high school and college counterparts, and many of them continue to play while they have symptoms.
People may have heightened risks of dying from suicide and murder if they own or have access to a gun, according to a new analysis of previous research.
Older women who spend the most time sitting and resting have a higher risk of dying early, according to a new study.
Exposure therapy and gene stimulation may be the best way to alter fear-provoking memories that are the persistent core of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, a new study suggests.
Car color can act as a psychological shortcut that expresses how we want the world to think about us.
Having an unusual personality structure could be the secret to making other people laugh.
Whether teachers should be encouraged to confront gunmen is a policy question not yet decided.
Study suggests rodents are influenced by social experience.
Research shows children with autism have trouble putting together what they see with what they hear, and that these deficits may underlie speech and communication problems.
Study shows having two and a half drinks per day speeds up memory loss in middle-aged men.
Findings suggest that people who choose one lifestyle over another will be fairly satisfied with their decision.
Studies show that coffee has similar hydrating qualities to water, and may enhance memory.
New research says sexual activity can grow brain cells, but keeping them may be another matter.
School officials are grappling with the best way to offer mental health services in a patchwork, underfunded system.
Blowing up over small things takes a strong physical and emotion toll over the years.
Study shows that training improves cognitive function in older adults and could reduce the number of people experiencing functional impairment.
Pentagon report finds that students at U.s. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior.
Young veterans are taking their own lives at a higher rate than the civilian population.
A voluntary effort by food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from their products to help combat the nation's obesity epidemic has exceeded its goal.
Being the victim of racism and internalizing racist beliefs may speed up the aging process, a new study suggests.
Parents who emphasize vowels and different sounds within words, are much more likely to help their children's language development.
A recent study of Google queries suggests that the recent recession makes people feel physically ill.
More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or emotional problems has recently engaged in sexting, according to a new study.
During a concussion, the brain bounces against the skull, and researchers believe the impact can cause changes they hope can be detected in blood tests.
A panel of judges ask how bad is too bad for Texas women seeking abortions.
Army researchers are wondering if toxic officers have contributed to soldiers' mental health problems.
A new study suggests that a person's view on creationism may depend on whether or not they take in information by way of their senses or by intuition.
A new study provides some of the first evidence showing "cognitive rest" does make a difference.
A NYC nonprofit offers surgery for low-income teens tormented for how they look.
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Saturday, December 20, 2014