|What Ronald Reagan’s speech patterns can reveal about Alzheimer’s disease
||Toward the end of his presidency, Ronald Reagan, once famed as “The Great Communicator,” began losing the luster on his oratory prowess. In November of 1994, five years out of office, doctors diagnosed him with Alzheimer’s disease. A new analysis suggests the signs may have been evident even before he left the White House. The [...]The post What Ronald Reagan’s speech patterns can reveal about Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
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|Study finds being exposed to Buddhist concepts reduces prejudice and increases prosociality
||Researchers from Belgium and Taiwan have found that being exposed to Buddhist concepts can lead to increased prosocial behavioral intentions and undermine prejudice towards others. Buddhism contains a variety of teachings and practices – such as meditation – intended to help individuals develop a more open-minded and compassionate personality. Unlike the three dominant monotheistic religions, [...]The post Study finds being exposed to Buddhist concepts reduces prejudice and increases prosociality appeared first on PsyPost.
|Facebook Friends and Attraction
||People who spend excessive time on Facebook are often seen as more introverted.
|The Decisive Decade
||The ten years from eighteen to twenty-eight are the pivotal decade in a person’s life.
|VASER HD Liposuction In Recovery from Substance Abuse?
||One aspect of recovery from substance abuse is self-esteem. The better a person feels about their appearance, the stronger they are in recoverying from self-defeating messages which may have helped … ...
|Embracing Your Disease
||When, exactly, did our society become so obsessed with sickness? I was just thinking of the many diseases and mental disorders we experience and talk about on a daily basis: Anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cancer, cardiovascular disease, skin disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s … ...
|Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs
Study debunks long-held myth probably arising from the confirmation bias.
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|Improving mental health via social network
||A social networking app is designed to help people suffering from clinical depression.
|Taylor Swift and the Unabashed Love of Cats
||The op-ed page of the New York Times included this great headline, “Stand up for your cats.” In the essay, Julia Baird heaped praise on celebrities such as Taylor Swift … ...
|9 Signs that Your Doctor Understands You
||Health experts agree about the importance of good physician-patient communication. However, until recently, they did not have a way to measure how well people feel they can relate to their health professional. Diagnose your own relationship with your health care provider using this simple 9-item scale.
|Psychology Around the Net: April 4, 2015
||This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers pilots and psychiatric evaluations, the effects of multitasking on your brain, the science-based claim that money can buy happiness (say what?!) and more. Inside a Pilot’s Mind: After Germanwings Plane Crash, Pondering Pilot Psychology: One former pilot’s op-ed … ...
|The Truths About Creativity
||There are many myths and assumptions about what creativity is and what it isn’t. And these sticky beliefs tend to stop us from embracing our birthright — to create in … ...
|Happy Calm and Whole
||Living the Good Life With Bipolar Enough of all the serious talk about all of the things we must do in order to take care of bipolar! Yes, taking medications … ...
|Beta secretase inhibitors to treat Alzheimer’s disease
||With each new amyloid-targeting treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that has been developed, there has been a corresponding concern. For example, antibodies targeting amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) produce inflammation in the brain in some patients. Gamma secretase inhibitors tend to produce adverse effects by interacting with Notch, an important pathway for cellular signaling. Beta secretase 1 (BACE1) [...]The post Beta secretase inhibitors to treat Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
|Poor behavior linked to time spent playing video games, not the games played
||Children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, get involved in fights and not be interested in school, says a new study. It examined the effects of different types of games and time spent playing on children’s social and academic behaviour. The researchers from the [...]The post Poor behavior linked to time spent playing video games, not the games played appeared first on PsyPost.
|Stereotypes persist that class and privilege determine intellect and success
||A meritocracy holds that if you work hard enough, you can succeed in life, regardless of race, religion, gender or social status. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that, despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station [...]The post Stereotypes persist that class and privilege determine intellect and success appeared first on PsyPost.
|Why slimy cheats don’t win the game of evolution
||Darwin’s evolutionary theory predicts survival of the fittest. So why do different survival tactics co-exist, if evolution should always favour the winning strategy? To answer that question scientists at the Universities of Bath and Manchester have been studying a single-celled amoeba, also known as slime mould, which displays certain behaviours that have been labelled as [...]The post Why slimy cheats don’t win the game of evolution appeared first on PsyPost.
|How does fertility affect women’s desire for variety in products?
||Women seek a greater variety of products and services when they are ovulating, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “Fertile women seek more options in men and this drives their desire for alternative options as consumers. If you are open to checking out alternatives, you are simply more likely to [...]The post How does fertility affect women’s desire for variety in products? appeared first on PsyPost.
|Possible progress against Parkinson’s and good news for stem cell therapies
||Brazilian researchers at D’OR Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have taken what they describe as an important step toward using the implantation of stem cell-generated neurons as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Using an FDA approved substance for treating stomach cancer, Rehen and colleagues were able [...]The post Possible progress against Parkinson’s and good news for stem cell therapies appeared first on PsyPost.