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Lightness/darkness of skin affects male immigrants’ likelihood of gaining employment Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new study by two University of Kansas (KU) researchers. The researchers, Andrea Gomez Cervantes, a doctoral candidate in sociology, and ChangHwan Kim, an associate professor of sociology, found that among men, darker skin color [...] The post Lightness/darkness of skin affects male immigrants’ likelihood of gaining employment appeared first on PsyPost.
Study links higher intelligence to lower psychological well-being in freshmen college students Developmental factors linking intelligence and well-being in young adults may differ from those found in children and adolescents, according to researchers from James Madison University in Virginia. The study, designed to examine the relationship between intelligence and well-being in young adults, was conducted by Dr. Clifton J. Wigtil and his colleague Dr. Gregg R. Henriques [...] The post Study links higher intelligence to lower psychological well-being in freshmen college students appeared first on PsyPost.
When people don’t take your eating disorder seriously, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy Having an eating disorder can be a lonely experience at the best of times. But imagine if, despite having a medical diagnosis, you felt you were at the back of the queue because you weren’t worthy enough of help; because clinicians didn’t think your case was serious enough. This is what can happen if you [...] The post When people don’t take your eating disorder seriously, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy appeared first on PsyPost.
Men who feel they fall short of masculine gender norms more prone to violence: study Men whose image of themselves falls short of the traditional masculine gender norms, and who feel that others think this about them too, may be more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in their own skin, suggests research published online in the journal Injury Prevention. How men perceive traditional male gender norms and [...] The post Men who feel they fall short of masculine gender norms more prone to violence: study appeared first on PsyPost.
Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response Today’s workforce is highly sex-segregated — for example, most elementary school teachers are women, while most chemistry professors are men. Indiana University Bloomington researchers Bianca Manago, a doctoral student in sociology, and Cate Taylor, an assistant professor of sociology and gender studies, examine one important consequence of this occupational sex segregation: the stress exposure of [...] The post Women in mostly male workplaces exhibit psychological stress response appeared first on PsyPost.
Effects of Indiana’s strict voter identification law hard to pinpoint Indiana’s strict voter identification law may have prevented some elderly citizens from voting in the last two presidential elections, but there’s little evidence it kept large numbers of voters from the polls, according to research by Indiana University Bloomington doctoral student Adam Nicholson. Nicholson compared turnout figures in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections [...] The post Effects of Indiana’s strict voter identification law hard to pinpoint appeared first on PsyPost.
Psychologists examine why crying does and sometimes does not alleviate bad moods Yes, a good cry indeed might go a long way to make you feel better, says Asmir Gračanin of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, lead author of a study in Springer’s journal Motivation and Emotion. These findings were established after a research team videotaped a group of participants while watching the emotionally charged films [...] The post Psychologists examine why crying does and sometimes does not alleviate bad moods appeared first on PsyPost.
For older people, beating loneliness isn’t just about where and who they live with Social isolation and loneliness among older people are public health issues in the UK and have a terrible effect on well-being, physical health – causing depression and mental decline. The health risks associated with social isolation have been compared to the harmful effects of smoking and obesity. Some new forms of accommodation are trying to [...] The post For older people, beating loneliness isn’t just about where and who they live with appeared first on PsyPost.
Scientists show how exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain. Moreover, the research team, working with rats, says it was able to chemically stimulate those biological pathways in the locus coeruleus — [...] The post Scientists show how exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories appeared first on PsyPost.
Study links physical activity to greater mental flexibility in older adults One day soon, doctors may determine how physically active you are simply by imaging your brain. Physically fit people tend to have larger brain volumes and more intact white matter than their less-fit peers. Now a new study reveals that older adults who regularly engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity have more variable brain [...] The post Study links physical activity to greater mental flexibility in older adults appeared first on PsyPost.
Translating oppression: Gay and bisexual white men more empathic towards fellow minorities White sexual-minority men may be more empathic toward other minority groups compared to their heterosexual white peers. A new study from the University of Houston College of Education compared the attitudes of white heterosexual men to those of white sexual-minority men. “Racial empathy is a crucial component of social justice,” said Nathan Smith, associate professor [...] The post Translating oppression: Gay and bisexual white men more empathic towards fellow minorities appeared first on PsyPost.
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When Did You Last Share a Gaze With Someone for More Than a Few Seconds? A recent study found that extended bouts of eye contact could trigger “dissociative symptoms, dysmorphic face perceptions, and hallucination-like strange-face apparitions.” Sounds like a fun experiment to try at home, right? Maybe—if you can stomach ten minutes of direct eye contact....
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