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APA Recognizes Five Organizations For Healthy Workplace Practices Employers honored for fostering employee well-being while enhancing business performance
Brain Awareness Week: Super Brain Food #brainweek When I was a child and sick with a cold or flu, my Mother would make homemade Chicken soup. She would say you have to feed a cold.  When it comes … ...
People with maladaptive personality traits view those traits more favorably, study finds New research has found that people view maladaptive traits more favorably if they consider themselves to possess those very same traits. The three-part study of 417 college students found that individuals with elevated scores on Dark Triad traits (narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy) and other maladaptive traits were more likely to view those traits more favorably. [...]
Study: ‘More is better’ attitude regarding exercise intensity may not be true for psychological well-being More vigorous physical activity isn’t necessarily better than more moderate forms of physical activity when it comes to psychological well-being, according to research published in the Journal of Health Psychology. The study of 419 healthy adults used wearable accelerometer devices along with a questionnaire to assess physical activity. Three more surveys were used to measure the participants’ psychological well-being, depression, [...]
US college students less interested in learning about sexual assault prevention compared to other countries Bystander attitudes towards preventing sexual assault vary depending on geographical location, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Sex Research. Sexual assault refers to any sexual act that has been carried out without consent. According to the World Health Organization, up to 8.0% of women in 20 countries across the world do [...]
Conducting the Milgram experiment in Poland, psychologists show people still obey The title is direct, “Would you deliver an electric shock in 2015?” and the answer, according to the results of this replication study, is yes. Social psychologists from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland replicated a modern version of the Milgram experiment and found results similar to studies conducted 50 years earlier. [...]
Debunking the ‘gaydar’ myth Kids are often told that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Even so, people often believe they can rely on their gut to intuit things about other people. Stereotypes often influence these impressions, whether it’s that a black man is dangerous, a woman won’t be a good leader or a fashionable man is [...]
Combining opioids with anti-anxiety medicines linked to greater risk of overdose Taking opioids (strong prescription painkillers) together with benzodiazepines (widely used to treat anxiety and sleep problems) is associated with greater risk of opioid overdose, finds a study in The BMJ today. The researchers say opioids should be prescribed cautiously among patients who are also taking benzodiazepines, and call for education programs that warn prescribers and [...]
New study links opioid epidemic to childhood emotional abuse A study by researchers at the University of Vermont has revealed a link between adult opioid misuse and childhood emotional abuse, a new finding that suggests a rethinking of treatment approaches for opioid abusers. To uncover the link to emotional abuse, the study, published in the current issue of Addictive Behaviors, analysed and cross referenced [...]
Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty Concentrated poverty — neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level — is back on the rise for all races in the United States, according to Penn State demographers. Growing residential separation and isolation of the poor in American metropolitan areas, as well as overall increases in poverty [...]
Researchers create model of anorexia nervosa using stem cells An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of anorexia nervosa (AN), reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from adolescent females with the eating disorder. Writing in the March 14th issue of Translational Psychiatry, the scientists said the resulting AN [...]
Low levels of ‘anti-anxiety’ hormone linked to postpartum depression In a small-scale study of women with previously diagnosed mood disorders, Johns Hopkins researchers report that lower levels of the hormone allopregnanolone in the second trimester of pregnancy were associated with an increased chance of developing postpartum depression in women already known to be at risk for the disorder. In a report on the study, [...]
Emotional intelligence helps make better doctors Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others and to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. Emotional intelligence plays a big role in determining a physician’s bedside manner. It helps make patients more trusting, which in turn leads to better doctor-patient relationships, increased patient satisfaction and [...]
How to fit in when you stand out: Don’t try so hard When in Rome you do as the Romans do, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to fitting in with foreign cultures, “just be yourself” might be the more appropriate mantra, according to Brigham Young University professor Stephen Moody. Looking at language specifically, Moody’s research shows that you don’t have to speak like a native to [...]
What Success Looks Like Maya Angelou famously said, “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” (I love that.) Cheryl Strayed defines success by answering yes to these … ...
Moral Incentives for Dummies What is basic morality and what incentive system does best to promote it?
Technology's Battle for IQ, EQ, or Something Very Different Enough with IQ and EQ. Technology is demanding its own score.
Technology's Battle For IQ, EQ Or Something Very Different Enough with IQ and EQ. Technology is demanding its own score.
Bullying Prevention Help Is Out There news’ recent article, Childhood Bullying Can Lead to Chronic Disease, reminds us that bullying is still a major problem, as also evidenced by these news stories Teen suicide and bullying … ...
Disillusionment and Cognitive Dissonance: A Seussian View... I grew up reading the wondrous word fusions from the mind of Dr. Seuss. I was weaned on Green Eggs and Ham, learned mischief from The Cat in the Hat, and cheered as an environmental advocate who still speaks for the trees when reading The … ...