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Facial expression more important to conveying emotion in music than in speech Regular concert-goers are used to seeing singers use expressive and often very dramatic facial expressions. Indeed, music and speech are alike in that they use both facial and acoustic cues to engage listeners in an emotional experience. McGill researchers wondered what roles these different cues played in conveying emotions. To find out, they did an [...]The post Facial expression more important to conveying emotion in music than in speech appeared first on PsyPost.
Evolutionary approach reveals new clues toward understanding the roots of schizophrenia The very changes specific to human evolution may have come at a cost, contributing to the genetic architecture underlying schizophrenia traits in modern humans, scientists say. Their new evolutionary approach to studying the disease provides new insights into schizophrenia, and genomic targets to prioritize future studies and drug development targets.
Cyberbystanders: Most don’t try to stop online bullies In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get “bullied” right before their eyes. Only 10 percent of the students who noticed the abuse directly intervened, either by confronting the bully online or helping the victim. The abuse wasn’t real – the bully [...]The post Cyberbystanders: Most don’t try to stop online bullies appeared first on PsyPost.
Cross-cultural communication — much more than just a linguistic stretch If you are a Mandarin-speaker from China and want to understand how someone else is feeling, you are likely to concentrate on their voice rather than on their face. The opposite is true for English-language speakers in North America, who tend to “read” the emotions of others in their facial expressions rather than in their [...]The post Cross-cultural communication — much more than just a linguistic stretch appeared first on PsyPost.
Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving The ability to drive can be central to a person’s identity and can be an important expression of independence. When the elderly become unable to drive, due to age or deteriorating health, their emotional well-being can decline as a result of being unable to maintain social relationships or work schedules that require travel by car. [...]The post Unexpected outcomes for elderly couples who stop driving appeared first on PsyPost.
Climate science literacy unrelated to public acceptance of human-caused global warming Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming. Indeed, members of the public who score the highest on a climate-science literacy test are the most politically polarized on whether human activity is causing global temperatures to rise. These were the principal findings [...]The post Climate science literacy unrelated to public acceptance of human-caused global warming appeared first on PsyPost.
Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice More than half of patients with symptoms of mental illness – and nearly one-third of those who also had diabetes – said their health care providers had never told them to exercise or reduce their intake of dietary fat, according to a new study published in Diabetes Educator. The American Diabetes Association recommends that health [...]The post Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice appeared first on PsyPost.
A new look at culture and its influence on individuals and organizations Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, or even an MBA student, the ability to bridge cultural gaps and leverage foreign ideas and opportunities is critical to success in today’s increasingly global business environment. However, this skill is more elusive than many think. How do some people collaborate effectively all around the world, while others [...]The post A new look at culture and its influence on individuals and organizations appeared first on PsyPost.
Primary care residents unlikely to detect hazardous alcohol use When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study, published in the current online issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, surveyed 210 resident physicians in three family [...]The post Primary care residents unlikely to detect hazardous alcohol use appeared first on PsyPost.
We need our defense mechanisms, But we don’t need Everyone I counsel has defense mechanisms. We all do. It’s part of being human. They help us cope. Based on George Valliant’s work at Harvard, where he currently oversees the Grant Study, there are four different kinds of defense mechanisms. Some are healthy, some are not. Which ones do you...
Fear + Anxiety = Insomnia Recently I was watching an interview featuring Tupac Shakur from jail called “Uncensored and Uncut: The Lost Prison Tapes.” The interviewer discussed gangs in America, and how gang violence affected his life and those the he believed turned on him. Tupac stated: “Fear is stronger than love, fear is stronger...
What Do Scientists Know About Finding a Purpose in Life? providing information on the science of a purpose in life. heavy, beautiful, and of paramount importance
How Personal Writing Can Positively Affect Mental Health When I write, I aim to get my work published and share my stories with others, hoping that it could leave an impact of some kind. If I can touch at least one person with my writing, I deem the whole process worth it. “If I can string words together...
Yes, It Is Possible To Avoid Arguments. Part 2 Opening the possibility of avoiding arguments in the face of differing viewpoints has to do with whether the intention of either person is grounded in a commitment to control and dominate, or to create mutual understanding. Put another way, whether it is to connect or to protect. Arguments can be...
Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. According to data collected during a three-year trial of an asthma program tailored to [...]The post Teen girls from rural areas more likely to have undiagnosed asthma, be depressed appeared first on PsyPost.
Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance A first of its kind study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania has found that Republicans and Independents are more likely to disapprove of neuroscience-based legal reforms if the reforms are perceived as being too lenient on criminal defendants. The finding is important because of the [...]The post Research suggests using neuroscience in law may face political resistance appeared first on PsyPost.
Women twice as likely to see marijuana as risky A study on the perceived risk of regularly using cannabis and the characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over the age of 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the drug. Least likely were those 12 to 25 years old, with a high school diploma or more, and [...]The post Women twice as likely to see marijuana as risky appeared first on PsyPost.
Neuroscientists use electrical stimulus to literally change the way we think Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a wandering mind can impart a distinct cognitive advantage. Scientists at Bar-Ilan University are the first to demonstrate [...]The post Neuroscientists use electrical stimulus to literally change the way we think appeared first on PsyPost.
New Sleep Guidelines to Keep Youth Healthy New Sleep Guidelines to Keep Youth Healthy Sleep is essential for overall health. Without regular age appropriate amounts of sleep, adolescents are at risk for developing a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, weight change, and sometimes insomnia. There may be noticeable behavioral changes when teens don’t sleep well,...
Four Reasons to Worry About "Personalized Learning" When kids create their own meaningful projects, the learning is personal. When kids are fed prefabricated skills and constantly tested (via computer), the learning is "personalized." The latter is profitable for corporations, but not so great for our children.