Monthly Archives: February 2015

Risk Factors for Sexual Assault May Help Prevent It

By Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 16, 2014 Risk Factors for Sexual Assault May Help Prevent It

A new Danish study identifies risk factors associated with sexual assault and finds that most women were in their late teens or early 20s and knew their attacker before the incident.

Many of the assaults were not associated with physical injury, but alcohol often played a role. Continue Reading

5 Practices for Calming Racing Thoughts

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Racing thoughts may be a daily reality for you or an occasional annoyance. Racing thoughts are common for people with anxiety when they’re facing a stressor. They’re also common in bipolar disorder, ADHD and other medical conditions, according to Marla Deibler, PsyD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. For… Continue Reading

Parenting Style Impacts Teen Autonomy, Relationships

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 24, 2014 New research suggests a controlling parenting style can hinder autonomy and relationship development among teens. Investigators at the University of Virginia believe their findings are important because the teenage years are a time to establish a healthy degree… Continue Reading

Help: My Boyfriend Keeps Talking to His Ex!

By Marni Battista It’s inevitable, an ex is bound to pop up in almost every relationship. It can either cause your relationship to fail, or make you stronger. It’s all in the approach of how it’s dealt with. Although I believe it’s possible, I don’t believe it’s common for “friendships” with ex’s to work out well… Continue Reading

Alcohol Lets Men Respond More Easily to Smiles

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on October 1, 2014 Drinking alcohol appears to foster a sort of “social bravery” among men, enabling them to be more responsive to the smiles of others. Researchers discovered that for men, alcohol increases male’s sensitivity to rewarding social behaviors like smiling. Continue Reading

Self-love 101: What It Really Means to ‘love Yourself’

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards The Heart Beat If you’re looking for romantic love, you’ve probably heard the advice that the key to getting someone to love you is to love yourself first. Yet the phrase is thrown around so casually, it’s assumed we should all know what it means. However, the “how to” isn’t always… Continue Reading