3 May

A study in Nature Neuroscience suggests that pregnancy can make long-term changes in women’s brains that may improve their parenting. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(3), pp. 13-14)



30 Apr

Research in the Journal of Memory found that as many as half of us can be convinced to believe a false childhood memory. Most will believe it actually happened and many think that they actually remember it, sometimes in detail. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(3), p. 12)


27 Apr

William H. Whyte: The great enemy of communication is the illusion of it.

Mental Health

22 Apr

Most people will have emotional problems that reach diagnostic proportions at some point in their lives. Life-long mental health is the exception and occurs in a minority of the population.(In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(2), p. 11)

Anxiety and Heart Attacks

19 Apr

Anxiety may be a protective factor in a heart attack. A study found that people with an anxiety disorder responded more quickly to symptoms of an acute heart attack and came to an emergency room faster.( News briefs. Mind, Mood, & Memory, 14(5), p. 2)


15 Apr

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.


13 Apr

People who don’t want to depend on others or be depended upon value gifts or favors from others less than those who self-report less independence. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(3), p. 10)