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An experimental neurofeedback imaging treatment has emerged for psychiatric patients. Does it work?

Mon, 22 Feb 2021

A study by University of Rochester psychologists finds some positive results for the new approach.


How to be happier in 2021

Fri, 18 Dec 2020

Toss out your usual list of New Year's resolutions and do things that make the world a better place, says a Rochester expert on motivation and well-being.


What’s the secret ingredient that makes a happy couple or family?

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

Analysis by University of Rochester researchers shows that psychological flexibility can shape how individuals interact with the people closest to them.


Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media can make teens anxious and depressed

Thu, 24 Sep 2020

Lack of positive feedback on social media can decrease adolescents’ feelings of self-worth, multi-institutional team of psychologists finds.


Like rose-colored glasses, a ‘sexy mindset’ helps you see what you want to see

Wed, 23 Sep 2020

Researchers find that having a “sexy mindset” makes people perceive potential partners as way more attractive.


Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

Mon, 08 Jun 2020

“Playing hard to get makes it seem as if you are more in demand—we call that having higher mate value,” says Harry Reis, a University of Rochester psychologist who collaborated on a new study that examined the mating strategy.


Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

Tue, 19 May 2020

A new study shows that couples who accurately perceive appeasement emotions, such as embarrassment, have better relationships than those who feel anger or contempt.


‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.


Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Mon, 03 Feb 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.


Parents aren’t powerless when it comes to sleep-deprived teenagers

Wed, 08 Jan 2020

Teenagers in the US don’t get enough shut eye, and the consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive. But researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple solution yields solid results: setting a bedtime and sticking to it.