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Should Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder Be Considered an Impulse Control Disorder?

Compulsive sexual behavior is more commonly known as sex addiction but covers a broader range of terms such as problematic hypersexuality/hypersexual disorder and sexual compulsivity. The topic of CSB has been discussed for decades under various names such as nymphomania, satyriasis, erotomania, and Don Juanism.... click to read more

  • Scott L. Moore | Licensed Master Social Worker at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Shane W. Kraus | Professor at VISN 1 New England MIRECC, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School
Views 2103
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Mar 13, 2019
Infants distinguish between leaders and bullies

We all know well the difference between a bully and a leader. We can easily spot the difference between a power based on fear, coercion, and violence, and a power based on mutual respect. We may call the latter authority or leadership, and the former... click to read more

  • Francesco Margoni | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
Views 1219
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 1, 2019
The hidden emotions within our blood flow

Researchers generally agree that human emotions correspond to the execution of a number of computations by the central nervous system (CNS). Previous researchers (most famously Duchenne and Darwin) have assessed the hypothesis that some of these computations yield visible facial muscle actions. These facial muscle... click to read more

  • Aleix M. Martinez | Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
Views 1265
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 17, 2018
How babies learn what we want

When someone reaches on tiptoes for the cookie jar, ignoring the baby carrots on her plate, we see more than a literal act of reaching: We understand the beliefs, desires, and motivations that lead to the action in the first place. Research from developmental psychology... click to read more

  • Shari Liu | PhD student at Lab For Developmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Views 1638
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 12, 2018
Children Prefer the Real Thing to Pretending

Pretend-play is a favorite pastime for American children. They mentally transform the here and now, preparing pretend meals in toy kitchens, frolicking around on fake horses, and feeding baby dolls with plastic bottles. By age 4, children spend approximately 20% of their waking hours engaged... click to read more

  • Angeline Lillard | Professor at Early Development Lab, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Jessica Taggart | PhD student at Early Development Lab, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Views 4575
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 1, 2018