Category Archives: Psychology

An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used Comments Off on An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Open Science Collaboration, Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science, Science 349(6251): 943- [not paginated], DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 (28 August 2015) (Collaboration’s participants are listed at the end of this posting) Citation — to press release University of Virginia, Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings, ScienceDaily […]

A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks Comments Off on A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks

© Peter Free Citation — to study Gillinder Bedi, Facundo Carrillo, Guillermo A Cecchi, Diego Fernández Slezak, Mariano Sigman, Natália B Mota, Sidarta Ribeiro, Daniel C Javitt, Mauro Copelli, and Cheryl M Corcoran, Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths, NPJ [Nature Partner Journals] Schizophrenia 1: 15030, DOI: 10.1038/npjschz.2015.30 (26 August […]

Consciously inaccessible (emotional) state-dependent memory — may be stored via a separate neurotransmitter-receptor system — which needs to be reactivated, so as to bring the traumatic memory to consciousness — a mouse study — with therapeutic implications for some forms of human psychic trauma Comments Off on Consciously inaccessible (emotional) state-dependent memory — may be stored via a separate neurotransmitter-receptor system — which needs to be reactivated, so as to bring the traumatic memory to consciousness — a mouse study — with therapeutic implications for some forms of human psychic trauma

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Vladimir Jovasevic, Kevin A Corcoran, Katherine Leaderbrand, Naoki Yamawaki, Anita L Guedea, Helen J Chen, Gordon M G Shepherd, and Jelena Radulovic, GABAergic mechanisms regulated by miR-33 encode state-dependent fear, Nature Neuroscience DOI: 10.1038/nn.4084 (advance online publication, (17 August 2015) Citation — to press release Marla Paul, […]

Military children — grades 5 through 12 — are more likely to experience violence, carry weapons, and use substances— says a study of 54,679 military and 634,034 non-military public school students in California — the trend has deepened since 2011 Comments Off on Military children — grades 5 through 12 — are more likely to experience violence, carry weapons, and use substances— says a study of 54,679 military and 634,034 non-military public school students in California — the trend has deepened since 2011

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Kathrine Sullivan, Gordon Capp, Tamika D. Gilreath, Rami Benbenishty, Ilan Roziner, and Ron Avi Astor, Substance Abuse and Other Adverse Outcomes for Military-Connected Youth in California: Results from a Large-Scale Normative Population Survey, JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association] Pediatrics, DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.1413 (online first, 17 August […]

Post-traumatic stress disorder treatments not working especially well in war veterans — according to a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials — that included 2,083 patients Comments Off on Post-traumatic stress disorder treatments not working especially well in war veterans — according to a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials — that included 2,083 patients

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Maria M. Steenkamp, Brett T. Litz, Charles W. Hoge, and Charles R. Marmar, Psychotherapy for Military-Related PTSD: A Review of Randomized Clinical Trials, Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA] 314(5): 489-500, DOI:10.1001/jama.2015.8370 (04 August 2015) Citation — to press release NYU Langone Medical Center / New […]