|Decreased sexual activity, desire may lead to decline in serum testosterone in older men
||In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia finds. The results will be presented Saturday March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego. “We found that over two years, men with declining serum concentrations [...]The post Decreased sexual activity, desire may lead to decline in serum testosterone in older men appeared first on PsyPost.
|Beyond the Physical: 6 Signs of Silently Abusive Relationships
||Would you even know if you were being abused? It’s that little voice in the back of your head that whispers “This isn’t right,” and the feelings that tug at your heart, begging your brain to listen to that voice. It’s all those things that you shove down because you are...
|Why We Worry and What to Do About It
||Don’t believe that worrying will solve or help anything. It won’t. So, stop it. - John Alonzo, 83, from the Cornell Legacy Project I was at a New York City diner recently and overheard two young women talking. One was telling her friend how anxious she was about her classes...
|Marriage in Retreat
||Why the marriage rate is falling worldwide.
|Michael Gelb on How To Be More Creative
||In his writings and presentations about being creative, Michael Gelb addresses many topics, including being sensitive and creative: “Every sound and every silence provides an opportunity to deepen auditory attunement; but city sounds can be overwhelming and cause us to dull our sensitivity. “Surrounded by noises from televisions, airplanes, subways...
|Neuroimaging study shows how being in love changes the architecture of your brain
||A research team has used neuroimaging techniques to investigate how being in a romantic relationship produces alterations in the architecture of the brain. They found that being in love is associated with increased connectivity between regions of the brain associated with reward, motivation, emotion regulation, and social cognition. “This study provides the first empirical evidence [...]The post Neuroimaging study shows how being in love changes the architecture of your brain appeared first on PsyPost.
|Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics
||On the heels of a nationwide measles outbreak comes a report that campaigns aimed at scaring people about the consequences of non-vaccination might not be as effective as many think. An upcoming article in the journal Communication Research challenges the popular assumption that emotional appeals have a wide, sweeping effect on people’s health beliefs. “Many health [...]The post Vaccine skeptics aren’t swayed by emotional scare tactics appeared first on PsyPost.
|Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors
||Briefly counseling college students on the dangers of binge drinking is effective in lowering heavy drinking levels among many students, but only temporarily. Three out of four will be right back where they started a year later, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Extremely heavy drinkers, mostly men who play drinking [...]The post Educating college students on drinking risks can temporarily help lessen drinking behaviors appeared first on PsyPost.
|Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children
||New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study’s findings could improve clinical assessment and care for these high-risk children by potentially enabling earlier identification, treatment or possible preventive measures. The study [...]The post Study offers clues to early detection of bipolar disorders in high-risk children appeared first on PsyPost.
|Friends may make the difference in keeping children active
||Children being physically active with a friend may accomplish more than hearing encouragement or being active with a parent, according to a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2015. This suggests that a peer-to-peer approach may be an effective way to increase physical activity among children. “We speculate that the [...]The post Friends may make the difference in keeping children active appeared first on PsyPost.
|Losing a spouse often too hastily linked to depression
||A new study by researchers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, has found that loneliness brought about by the death of a spouse can trigger a wider network of depression-like symptoms – but that doctors are often too quick to attribute these symptoms to depression. The study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, examined depression [...]The post Losing a spouse often too hastily linked to depression appeared first on PsyPost.
|Female entrepreneurs are discounted because of their gender — unless their ideas are particularly novel
||Starting a new business is challenging under the best of circumstances, but for female entrepreneurs, the uphill battle can be particularly steep. UC Santa Barbara sociologist Sarah Thébaud didn’t doubt that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to establishing their own business enterprises — plenty of evidence proves that to be the case [...]The post Female entrepreneurs are discounted because of their gender — unless their ideas are particularly novel appeared first on PsyPost.
|What disabled bodies teach us about sex — and why we should listen
||Millie Dollar sashays onto the stage in a green, feathered dress to conclude the evening’s entertainment with a sultry burlesque routine. The capacity audience at the ornate Epstein Theatre in Liverpool is enraptured by her sensual beauty. Burlesque, she says in an interview, gives her a way of communicating through costume, routine and dance – [...]The post What disabled bodies teach us about sex — and why we should listen appeared first on PsyPost.
|How to Make Your Frustrations Easier
||We all struggle for something. We all wish certain things were different in our lives. We all cling to the hope that someday things will be different. Whether it’s the issue of making a living, finding love or having a fulfilling career, we all have that thing we wish we...
|4 Steps for Clearing Up Misunderstandings in Any Relationship
||Misunderstandings are bound to happen in any relationship. With your partner. With your kids. With your family and friends. With your colleagues. This is normal and natural. Sometimes, we might let a slew of small irritations build up, which only triggers resentment and negative feelings over time. It leads us...
|The Surprising Upside of Guilt and Shame
||Guilt and shame are extremely unpleasant emotions that can cause deep psychological wounds and impact our lives in significant ways--but might they also have an upside?
|Unhappy Marriage: Ironic Reason Miserable Partners Don’t Complain
In an unhappy marriage often one partner fails to speak up about problems affecting them both, but why?
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|Why are Men More Narcissistic than Women?
||We tend to associate the personality trait of narcissism with women who, at least in the popular sense, spend far more time and energy on their appearance than apparently do men. New research on sex differences shows clearly that there is a gender difference, but not in how we might expect.
|Is the CrossFit Open fueling my mania?
||If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, I’m on the Autobahn. I have all kinds of great, noble plans but I’m not so hot on following through. The upshot is that I feel guilty or stupid or both. Take, for instance, my decision a few weeks ago to...
|7 Habits of Highly Effective Sleuths
||People who ponder puzzles, whether writers, investigators, photographers, or physicians, will benefit from turning these skills into habits.