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The Molecule of More: Dopamine with Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Michael E. Long (SOP76)

Kaitlin Luna: Welcome to Speaking of Psychology, a biweekly podcast from the American Psychological Association. I’m your host, Kaitlin Luna. The topic for this episode is dopamine. It’s known as the chemical of love, sex, creativity and addiction. Dopamine always wants more. It pushes us to achieve greatness but can also lead to our downfall. […]

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) – causes, symptoms & pathology

What most people know—or think they know—about attention deficit disorder, or ADD, is that it’s used to describe somebody who can’t stay focused…and when they REALLY can’t focus, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. This continuum from one to the next isn’t quite how it works, though. ADD and ADHD are actually synonymous, […]

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What is bipolar disorder? – Helen M. Farrell

What is bipolar disorder? The word bipolar means two extremes. For the many millions experiencing bipolar disorder around the world, life is split between two different realities – elation and depression. Although there are many variations of bipolar disorder, let’s consider a couple. Type 1 has extreme highs alongside the lows, while Type 2 involves […]

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Cheating Is in Our Genes: What Science Says about Monogamy

Everywhere you look in the world people are adulterers, even where you can get your head chopped off for it or stoned. That means that it probably has some biological predisposition. There’s all kinds of cultural reasons that people are adulterers. If you ask a person why they’re adulterers they may say well I get […]

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