July’s Top 15 Psychology Researches

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I know there are many of you, who enjoy reading psychology news, but might not have the time to read through all of them. So, I have made a short list of my top 15 favorite researches I have read during the month of July. What you will read is the result or conclusion of each research followed by the source (link), so you can read more about it, if it catches your attention.

  1. Individuals who suffer from long term chronic pain fail to deactivate the cortex associated with emotion, wearing out their neurons and harming the brain. (Source)
  2. The cerebral cortex correlates with ancestral background because cortical patterns varies among ancestral lineages. (Source)
  3. Differences in arterial anatomy lead to asymmetries in cerebral blood flow that trigger migraine. (Source)
  4. Roughness of screams that ranges from 30 to 150 Hz have a greater activation in the amygdala. (Source)
  5. Research shows that one area of the brain could change with treatment, but another area could predict the treatment response. (Source)

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  6. People who are empathic prefer mellow, unpretentious, and contemporary music. While systematics prefer intense and complex music. (Source)
  7. Aquariums have the power to reduce stress and improve moods in people by adding more fish to the tank. (Source)
  8. Toddlers who watch more than 2 hours of television per day may have a higher risk of being bullied later in life. (Source)
  9. Patients with brain injuries can heal quicker if they become physically active. (Source)
  10. School shootings and mass killings are contagious for approximately 13 days. (Source)
  11. Sex hormone levels in transgender youth are consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth. (Source)
  12. Teenagers that frequently use social media have a higher probability to struggle with mental health. (Source)
  13. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a new drug called Rexulti for schizophrenia and major depression. (Source)
  14. Brain training apps could improve memory function for those who have schizophrenia. (Source)
  15. Research suggests that children who are picky eaters may become depressed and anxious. (Source)

I hope you enjoyed my top 15 picks for the month of July. Which research caught most of your attention? Have you read other interesting news you would like to share with others? If so feel free to share your thoughts. Would like me to post “my top 15 researches” at the end of each month? Let me know by commenting at the bottom of the page.

PS. This is my first time making a top 15 list. Any suggestions and criticism are welcomed!


Alan Mozes. (2015). Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/07/31/too-much-facebook-twitter-tied-to-poor-mental-health-in-teens

Ben Smart. (2015). School shootings, mass killings are ‘contagious,’ study finds. http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/02/health/contagious-mass-killings-study/

Jessica Glenza. (2015). Picky eaters may grow into depressed and anxious kids, research suggests. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/03/picky-eaters-depression-anxiety-adhd-study

Linda Carroll. (2015). Too much TV time for toddlers linked to risk of being bullied, study suggests. http://www.today.com/parents/study.-tv-time-toddlers-linked-risk-being-bullied-t32821

Markus MacGill. (2015). Special part of brain registers screaming, scientists find. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/296753.php

Medical News Today. (2015). ‘Brain training’ app could improve lives of people with schizophrenia.  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/297563.php

NPR. (2015). People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/06/419519145/people-with-brain-injuries-heal-faster-if-they-get-up-and-get-moving

Rick Nauert. (2015). Musical Preferences Can Indicate Cognitive Style. http://psychcentral.com/news/2015/07/23/musical-preferences-indicate-cognitive-style/87227.html

Robert Gebelhoff. (2015). Feeling stressed? Try an aquarium. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/07/30/feeling-stressed-try-an-aquarium/

Robert Preidt. (2015). Transgender Youth Don’t Have Hormone Abnormalities. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/07/24/transgender-youth-dont-have-hormone-abnormalities

Robert Preidt. (2015). U.S. FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Major Depression. http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/07/13/us-fda-approves-new-drug-for-schizophrenia-major-depression

ScienceDaily. (2015). A new wrinkle: Geometry of brain’s outer surface correlates with genetic heritage. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150709180214.htm

ScienceDaily. (2015). Chronic Pain Harms The Brain. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080205171755.htm

ScienceDaily. (2015). In pursuit of precision medicine for PTSD. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150721162501.htm

ScienceDaily. (2015). Migraines associated with variations in structure of brain arteries. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130726191731.htm

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