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Can We Overcome Our Tribalistic Nature? Why can't Americans just get along? A few psychological principles explain a lot.
How To Manage A Team That Keeps Growing I was contacted by a freelance writer working on a blog post for the project management platform, Wrike, for my thoughts about how you manage a team that keeps growing. Question: What are some notable differences between leaders of small teams (let’s say 10 people and under) and leaders of large teams (100 people and over)? … Continue reading How To Manage A Team That Keeps Growing →
Why We Love Talking About Ourselves People love to talk, talk, talk.
How to get your kids to eat well and avoid eating disorders One of the most important things parents can do is eat with their kids.
Study: Your spouse is more likely to divorce you if you are the older partner Your spouse is more likely to divorce you if you are the older partner, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. It is thought that a fundamental principle for successful marriage is that partners share beliefs on almost any characteristic including race, level of education, social class and religion. [...]
Study finds testosterone levels influence link between cerebellum density and neuroticism New research indicates that the amount of gray matter in the cerebellum is linked to neuroticism, and this link is influenced by testosterone levels. With the help of structural magnetic resonance imaging scans, the study of 149 adolescents and young adults found larger cerebellar gray matter volumes were associated with lower levels of neuroticism. The [...]
Study finds the meaning of spiritual experiences is not unique to religious individuals The feeling of personal smallness in relation to something greater than oneself is a central feature of spiritual experiences for both religious and non-religious people alike, according to new research. The five-part study of 1,064 adults suggests that the meaning of spiritual experiences is not unique to religious individuals. Recalling spiritual experiences induced feelings of [...]
How diets high in sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain A lot of research has been conducted to establish the risks that a high energy diet – high in saturated fat and sugar – poses to our health. The most common known results of such diets include obesity, heart disease and diabetes, but research suggests that a diet high in fat and sugar can also [...]
Study: Active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction and engagement in work Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon State University researcher has found. A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day [...]
Scientists make a key discovery about human memory As Superman flies over the city, people on the ground famously suppose they see a bird, then a plane, and then finally realize it’s a superhero. But they haven’t just spotted the Man of Steel – they’ve experienced the ideal conditions to create a very strong memory of him. Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychologists are [...]
Cerebrospinal fluid shows promise as autism biomarker Researchers from the UC Davis MIND Institute, University of North Carolina (UNC) and other institutions have found that altered distribution of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in high-risk infants can predict whether they will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study appears March 6 in the journal Biological Psychiatry. “Normally, autism is diagnosed when the child is [...]
Patients with OCD have difficulty learning when a stimulus is safe People who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus than healthy volunteers, which may contribute to their struggles to overcome compulsive behaviour, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. OCD is a disorder characterised by intrusive thoughts and repetitive, irrational behaviours, for example an [...]
World’s largest autism genome database shines new light on many ‘autisms’ The newest study from the Autism Speaks MSSNG project – the world’s largest autism genome sequencing program – identified an additional 18 gene variations that appear to increase the risk of autism. The new report appears this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience. It involved the analysis of 5,205 whole genomes from families affected by [...]
Political affiliation, weight influence your opinion on fighting obesity, study finds People’s political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans — no matter how much they weigh — believe eating and lifestyle habits cause obesity, the research found. But among Democrats there is more of a dividing line, said [...]
Religious participation may serve to strengthen social bonds Roughly 80 percent of people around the globe identify with some type of religion, and scientists have been seriously pursuing insight into the evolutionary benefit of religious practice since the early part of this century. In a new study published today in Nature Human Behaviour, Eleanor Power of the Santa Fe Institute writes that active [...]
Study finds disruptive children do not inspire similar behavior in their siblings A new Tel Aviv University study published in Child Development finds that the disruptive behavior of an individual child does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and sisters. On the contrary, Dr. Ella Daniel of TAU’s Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education finds that siblings, predominantly older siblings, of disruptive children tend to [...]
More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolation The more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a national analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists. In addition to the time spent online, the scientists found that frequency of use was associated with increased social isolation. The finding, published [...]
Extended use of MAO-B inhibitors slows decline in Parkinson’s disease patients There has long been interest in whether monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors slow progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and improve long-term outcomes. They have shown neuroprotective effects in cell culture and animal studies of PD, but clinical trial results have been mixed and have failed to convincingly demonstrate disease modifying effects in people with [...]
Dreams Of ADHD And Fortune You know, before I knew I had ADHD, I had big dreams. I used to think that someday I’d be rich and famous. Or maybe just rich. Or … maybe … ...
Sex Makes Life Better, Study Says Ever wondered if having sex is a good thing, an act that could actually make you a more productive person and help you perform better at work? Wonder no more, dear reader. A new psychology study claims that fucking at home makes people do better at the office....