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Psychology - Life Sciences - 13.06.2022
Theta waves: a marker of emotional regulation
New findings on theta waves generated in the brain during emotional regulation could lead to more treatment options for disorders such as anxiety and schizophrenia. Without realizing it, we all rely on emotional regulation many times a day. It's the process by which we mitigate the effect of disturbing stimuli in order to stay focused, improve our well-being and respond to demands from our environment.

Psychology - Health - 05.06.2022
COVID-19 affects the mental health of pregnant women
According to a study led by Professor Anick Bérard, 23% of pregnant and postpartum women experienced major depressive symptoms during the first three waves of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canadian women's mental health both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, confirms the CONCEPTION study led by Anick Bérard, researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine and professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal.

Psychology - Health - 01.06.2022
Does grief depend on how the loved one died?
Ph.D. candidate Philippe Laperle explores the grief experience after medical assistance in dying and natural death with palliative care. Is the grief experience different for individuals who have lost a loved one by medical assistance in dying (MAiD) compared to natural death with palliative care (NDPC)? Philippe Laperle examines this sensitive issue in a recent article published in the Journal of Death and Dying , based on his Ph.D.

Psychology - Social Sciences - 04.05.2022
Shielding children from food insecurity - no protection from psychological problems
Shielding children from food insecurity - no protection from psychological problems
It's easy to imagine the emotional distress of both parents and children in families where there isn-t enough to eat. Especially if it happens regularly. An increasing number of studies have shown an association between food insecurity and adverse mental health outcomes. Now, new research from McGill University has looked at the impacts of food insecurity on the mental health of both parents and children separately.

Health - Psychology - 02.05.2022
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone
May 2, 2022 Waterloo researchers use survey data to uncover pandemic mental health insights By by Suzanne Bowness Writer If you feel more stressed than you did before the pandemic, you're not alone. Despite high rates of vaccination and our deeper familiarity with COVID-19, Canadians are still anxious.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 17.03.2022
LSD, a future anti-anxiety pill?
LSD, a future anti-anxiety pill?
The craze for psychedelics used for therapeutic purposes is real. However, the scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness and explaining their mode of action in treating mental health disorders is still very thin. A new study led by Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, a senior scientist in the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), sheds light on previously unexplained neurobiological mechanisms by which LSD is believed to relieve anxiety.

Psychology - 03.03.2022
Higher education and language skills may help ward off dementia
People with mild cognitive impairment may not inevitably develop dementia By New research has found that people with mild cognitive impairment may not inevitably develop dementia and, in fact, having higher education and advanced language skills more than doubles  their chances of returning to normal.

Psychology - Campus - 13.02.2022
Understanding how your romantic partner sees your emotions may help couples cope with conflict
Beliefs about how we are seen by our romantic partners may affect the quality of our relationships, McGill Psychology study finds A study by researchers at McGill University is shedding new light on the importance of the perception of emotion in romantic relationships. The all-McGill team found that, regardless of how an individual is truly feeling, knowing their partner sees their emotions as a typical reaction to a given situation may lead to better relations within a couple - especially in situations of conflict.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 07.02.2022
Western researchers zero in on math anxiety
If long division or finding the lowest common denominator makes your kids' palms sweat, it may be a case math anxiety. And scientists are finding it's a condition many students around the world are experiencing. Psychologists at Western University studied data from more than one million students across the globe and found not only is math anxiety a real phenomenon but as a result, performance is also greatly affected.

Psychology - Criminology / Forensics - 07.02.2022
Do emotions impact decisions on punishment in the context of crime?
Anger is a key emotion in understanding public opinion towards crime and punishment: it is frequently mobilized in public discourse and is elicited by specific incidents. But what role do emotions play in questions of punishment for crime? In a new article published in Psychology, Crime & Law , a research team from McGill University, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the University of Ottawa, were able to quantify for

Psychology - Health - 27.01.2022
When COVID-19 disrupts multi-child families, one sibling is affected more
Returning to in-person experiences in February: for more information. Struggles with mental health among family members exacerbate each other in a feedback loop COVID-19 disruptions in homes with two or more children affect one sibling more than the other, according to a new study. When caregivers are experiencing stress associated with the pandemic, many other areas of family life are disrupted-often with higher levels of mental-health struggle for children, including anger, anxiety, and depression.

Health - Psychology - 26.01.2022
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
When relationships break down, men are at risk of mental illness
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart A new UBC study confirms that when men transition out of relationships, they are at increased risk of mental illness, including anxiety, depression and suicide. "Most men experienced the onset or worsening of mental illness symptoms during a distressed relationship or following the breakdown of a relationship," says the study's lead author Dr. John Oliffe , a Canada Research Chair and UBC professor of nursing whose work focuses on men's mental health.

Psychology - 20.01.2022
Using cannabis does impair your brain
Using cannabis does impair your brain
An UdeM-led meta-review of scientific literature highlights several areas of cognition impaired by cannabis use, including problems concentrating and difficulties remembering and learning. Cannabis use leads to acute cognitive impairments that may continue beyond the period of intoxication, according to a systematic scientific review published today in Addiction and led by Alexandre Dumais , an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Université de Montréal.

Psychology - Health - 08.12.2021
A new understanding of mental illness
A new understanding of mental illness
The causes of psychiatric disorders are poorly understood. Now, in work led by researchers at McGill University, there is evidence that a wide range of early onset psychiatric problems (from depression, anxiety and addictions to dyslexia, bulimia, and ADHD) may be largely due to the combination of just three factors.

Health - Psychology - 02.12.2021
New survey reveals pandemic impact on Canadian youth
The emotional toll of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic weighed heavily on everyone in Canada: young and old. Nevertheless, the sense of loss was perhaps most evident on the country's teens as their world stopped spinning instantly and pivoted quickly to a virtual space. While adept (more than most age groups) at navigating school and friendships via Zoom, FaceTime and other social media platforms, this technological ability didn't mitigate teens experiencing psychological distress.

Psychology - Health - 01.12.2021
Researchers use AI to successfully detect signs of anxiety
Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect behavioural signs of anxiety with more than 90 per cent accuracy, and suggest that AI could have future applications for addressing mental health and wellbeing. Their research is published in the journal Pervasive and Mobile Computing. "In the two years since the onset of COVID-19, and one climate disaster after another, more and more people are experiencing anxiety,- says SFU visiting professor and social psychologist Gulnaz Anjum.

Psychology - 26.11.2021
New loneliness numbers ’not a fluke’: Western expert
A Statistics Canada survey shows more than 1 in 10 Canadians reports being lonely often or all the time. Photo by Mike Toraw of Pexels Elvis knew lonely. And if even the king of rock-and-roll sometimes checked into Heartbreak Hotel down at the end of Lonely Street, it's hardly surprising that a lot of ordinary Canadians are also feeling a bit forlorn these days.

Social Sciences - Psychology - 15.11.2021
New study makes sense of sensory processing in autistic children
A child plays with sensory-based objects during a day camp in January 2020, held by the Sensory Perception Research lab at Western University. (Maggie MacLellan/Western Communications) By Maggie MacLellan, Special to Western News November 15, 2021 Results of a recent study on sensory abilities in autistic children may have positive consequences to the way supports are provided to them, helping increase their quality of life.

Psychology - 08.11.2021
Despite understanding the concept of mindfulness, people are applying it incorrectly
People are confusing the practice mindfulness with passive acceptance of problems Mindful awareness is about both accepting and engaging with life's challenges, and that's what popularized concepts of mindfulness tend to miss, new research has found. Studying popular concepts of mindfulness, the researchers found most laypeople are confusing the practice with passive acceptance of problems-a misconception scientists say ignores the important work of engaging with them.

Health - Psychology - 07.10.2021
New study explores transgender youth experiences in Canada
Western has published a new, first-of-its-kind study that followed and examined the experiences of transgender youth in Canada. Trans Youth CAN! explored the medical, social and family contexts of trans youth under the age of 16 seeking gender-affirming care in Canada. The study followed youth and their families over a two-year period from their first clinic visit, and includes youth referred to ten Canadian clinical sites for medical care that can put a hold on puberty.