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Misconduct-related separation from the military linked with risk of being homeless Among U.S. veterans who returned from Afghanistan and Iraq, being separated from the military for misconduct was associated with an increased risk of homelessness, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA. Adi V. Gundlapalli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, and colleagues [...] The post Misconduct-related separation from the military linked with risk of being homeless appeared first on PsyPost.
Playing adaptive sports linked to higher employment, economic impact Wheelchair rugby and basketball players are aggressive, conditioned and determined, just like people without disabilities. Unlike them, though, is their likelihood of employment and economic independence. A new study from the University of Houston Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the [...] The post Playing adaptive sports linked to higher employment, economic impact appeared first on PsyPost.
New Yorker cartoons reveal attitudes toward parenting Jaclyn Tabor and Jessica Calarco tap a novel data source to track changing attitudes toward parenting during the 20th and early 21st centuries: cartoons in the New Yorker magazine. “We find that portrayals of children and child-rearing are both more varied and more fluctuating than existing research would suggest,” said Tabor, an Indiana University Bloomington [...] The post New Yorker cartoons reveal attitudes toward parenting appeared first on PsyPost.
The greater a country’s gender equality in employment, the higher its homicide rate The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, according to a Baylor University study of 146 countries. “The finding does not mean that gender equality in employment increases homicide rates, but there is a correspondence,” said sociologist Katie Corcoran, Ph.D. “What remains uncertain is the ‘why’ [...] The post The greater a country’s gender equality in employment, the higher its homicide rate appeared first on PsyPost.
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Glitter from silver lights up Alzheimer’s dark secrets Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer’s molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light and fat-coated silver nano-particles. While the origin of Alzheimer’s Disease, one that robs the old of their memory, is still hotly [...] The post Glitter from silver lights up Alzheimer’s dark secrets appeared first on PsyPost.
Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse. A team of researchers, that included the dean of Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, found that people who substitute electronic interaction for the real-life human kind find little if any satisfaction. In a paper published [...] The post Depressed people who turn to their smart phones for relief may only be making things worse appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Lazy eye’ may bully the brain into altering its wiring Colorful and expressive, the eyes are central to the way people interact with each other, as well as take in their surroundings. That makes amblyopia — more commonly known as “lazy eye” — all the more obvious, but the physical manifestation of the most common cause of vision problems among children the world over is [...] The post ‘Lazy eye’ may bully the brain into altering its wiring appeared first on PsyPost.
Mental visual imaging training improves multiple sclerosis patients’ well-being Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS), the most common form of the disease, often have deficits in two neuropsychological functions, autobiographical memory (AM) and episodic future thinking (EFT), which impact quality of life. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers report that training RR-MS patients in mental visual imagery (MVI) can [...] The post Mental visual imaging training improves multiple sclerosis patients’ well-being appeared first on PsyPost.
Study uncovers the neuropsychological profiles of men who murder spouses, family Murderers who kill intimate partners and family members have a significantly different psychological and forensic profile from murderers who kill people they don’t know, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study that examined the demographics, psychiatric history and neuropsychology of these individuals. The new knowledge about murderers who commit what is called spontaneous domestic homicide — [...] The post Study uncovers the neuropsychological profiles of men who murder spouses, family appeared first on PsyPost.
Prison and the brain: What we know about deficits in executive functioning among inmates The results of a study published in Frontiers in Psychology earlier this year suggest that the executive functioning of prisoners may be impaired — especially that of recidivists, or repeat offenders. According to the study, more than 11 million people are currently imprisoned and recidivism rates in the United States are at an all-time high. The most [...] The post Prison and the brain: What we know about deficits in executive functioning among inmates appeared first on PsyPost.
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Why Narcissists Try to Make You Feel Bad About Yourself It’s never pleasant to be the target of an insult. However, before you let an insulting remark get the better of you, stop and consider who’s doing the insulting. It’s likely that it’s just a narcissist, trying to feel better by making you feel bad.