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Bad Reviews May Actually Be Good For Sales We've all spent some time checking out online reviews. While businesses want nothing but good reviews, a new study shows that sometimes mixed reviews can actually help drive up sales. Here's why....
Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointments Teens with HIV do better at keeping the virus in check when their parents or guardians come with them for clinic visits.
No easy, reliable way to screen for suicide Studies show that mental health professionals "perform no better than chance" when it comes to predicting which patients will attempt suicide.
'Religious freedom' law not intended to discriminate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pledges to "fix" Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it does not condone discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Is There Value in Struggle? A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared; he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as...
When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions? Why do some consumers make choices based on their feelings instead of rational assessments? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers who consider themselves independent are more inclined to rely on feelings when making decisions. “When making a decision, we can either base the decision on how we feel about [...]The post When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions? appeared first on PsyPost.
Generous welfare benefits make people more likely to want to work, not less Survey responses from 19,000 people in 18 European countries, including the UK, showed that “the notion that big welfare states are associated with widespread cultures of dependency, or other adverse consequences of poor short term incentives to work, receives little support.” Sociologists Dr Kjetil van der Wel and Dr Knut Halvorsen examined responses to the [...]The post Generous welfare benefits make people more likely to want to work, not less appeared first on PsyPost.
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, study finds Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health. The study, published online in the American Journal of Public Health, found that the frequency of physician visits was particularly influenced by chronic loneliness–and suggests that [...]The post Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
‘Religiously integrated’ psychotherapy is effective for depression For chronically ill patients with major depression, an approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates patients’ religious beliefs is at least as effective as conventional CBT, suggests a study in the April issue of The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. “Integrating religious clients’ beliefs into CBT does [...]The post ‘Religiously integrated’ psychotherapy is effective for depression appeared first on PsyPost.
Kids allowed to ‘sip’ alcohol may start drinking earlier Children who get a taste of their parents’ wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers found that, of 561 students in a long-term study, those who’d “sipped” alcohol by sixth [...]The post Kids allowed to ‘sip’ alcohol may start drinking earlier appeared first on PsyPost.
Researchers unravel mechanism that plays key role in sexual differentiation of brain During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. In most species, some portions of male and female brains are a different size, and may have a different number of neurons and synapses. However, scientists have known little about the details of how this differentiation occurs. Now, a [...]The post Researchers unravel mechanism that plays key role in sexual differentiation of brain appeared first on PsyPost.
Video gamers may learn visual tasks more quickly, study finds Many studies show that video gamers perform better than non-gamers on certain visual tasks, like managing distractors and identifying targets, but a small new Brown University study provides gamers with some cognitive bonus points. The study results suggest that gaming not only improves their visual skill but also may improve their learning ability for those [...]The post Video gamers may learn visual tasks more quickly, study finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future? Why is it so hard for consumers to save money? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are often impatient and do not think about the long-term consequences of spending money. “We’ve known that being aware of the benefits of not spending and being patient contribute to savings, but our [...]The post Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future? appeared first on PsyPost.
Cultivating timeflow: Can consumers shape how they experience time? Why does time seem to crawl if you’re waiting in line at the post office, but hours can fly by in minutes when you’re doing something fun? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research examines the factors that determine how consumers experience time. “Consumers lie happily on the beach for hours despite the uneventfulness [...]The post Cultivating timeflow: Can consumers shape how they experience time? appeared first on PsyPost.
Toss back Tuesday: 1988 This was a year of great turmoil in my life.  I remember it with so much pain and so much personal growth.  The year leading up to it, 1987, was filled with some great pop-music, fun parties and a year-long fence I was proverbially sitting on.  A life-altering-change was needed, but...
Enhance Your Relationship Intimacy Today By Doing This What is intimacy? It is a feeling of being deeply connected, understood, approved of, and bonded with someone. Do you want that in your life? Most people do. This makes sense because it feels good. I stumbled upon an article in the New York Times that referenced a study showing exactly...
“Ho-Hum”: An Unspoken Danger of Travel Maintaining a sense of wonder even as you experience more and more.
How to Survive the Pit of Despair The Pit Have you even been down in the pit of aloneness, isolation, loneliness, and desperation? What did you see in there? Better yet, how did you see yourself in there? The pit is the last stop before you reach the suicide thought station that the train of mind can...
The Adjustment of Adoptees Does the emotional, behavioral and academic adjustment of adopted children differ from that of non-adopted children? New research sheds light on the differences—and similarities—between both groups.
Non-invasive technique allows amputee to use bionic hand, powered by his thoughts Medical researchers have created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts.