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New research examines how loud music damages your hearing Many people listen to loud music without realizing that this can affect their hearing. This could lead to difficulties in understanding speech during age-related hearing loss which affects up to half of people over the age of 65. New research led by the University of Leicester has examined the cellular mechanisms that underlie hearing loss [...]The post New research examines how loud music damages your hearing appeared first on PsyPost.
Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible Parents are better off having daughters if they want to be cared for in their old age suggests a new study, which finds that women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible. “Whereas the amount of elderly parent care daughters provide is associated with [...]The post Daughters provide as much elderly parent care as they can, sons do as little as possible appeared first on PsyPost.
Unlike less educated people, college grads more active on weekends than weekdays People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers. The study finds that, on average, those with a college degree are more active on Saturdays and Sundays than on a typical weekday — whereas for people [...]The post Unlike less educated people, college grads more active on weekends than weekdays appeared first on PsyPost.
Norwalk Psychology Instructor Earns APA Award for Teaching at Two-Year College Cerritos College professor recognized for commitment to excellence in teaching
Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty, Research Finds Different perceptions of control affect ability to delay gratification, study shows
Protecting Yourself From Unethical Mental Health Settings Have you ever been to a mental health agency where everything appeared to be disorganized, unethical, and perhaps even illegal? Did a loved one receive mediocre mental health services, inadequate services, or no help at all? If so, you are not alone.This week we are focusing on the personal stories...
What Robin Williams Taught Me Like the rest of the world, I have been grieving the loss of Robin Williams. I have had a hard time talking about his death. And now that there has been a week to distance ourselves from the news, words are starting to come a bit easier. There has been...
National Suicide Prevention PSA Here is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline PSA, I recorded back on November ‎17, ‎2010.  I call it “Are You In Crisis.” I was living in Punta Gorda, Florida at the time…it seems a good time to post now.  I just found it on a 2 gig flash stick (jump...
Therapists Get Anxious, Too My heart was pounding, my breathing restricted, my hands sweaty. My instinct screamed at me, “You’re too young to die. Turn back now.” My rational brain said, “That’s just your anxiety talking. You’re only going up the stairs of a lighthouse.” My rational brain also said, “Lean forward as you...
Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains Our individual genetic make-up determines the effect that stress has on our emotional centres. These are the findings of a group of researchers from the MedUni Vienna. Not every individual reacts in the same way to life events that produce the same degree of stress. Some grow as a result of the crisis, whereas others [...]The post Our genes determine the traces that stress leaves behind on our brains appeared first on PsyPost.
Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of Akron researchers say. Nursing is still a female-dominated occupation, and being female is associated with being caring, nurturing, and [...]The post Nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others are more likely to burn out appeared first on PsyPost.
Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents Parents who physically neglect their boys may increase the risk that they will raise violent adolescents, according to Penn State sociologists. In a study of currently incarcerated male adolescents, physical neglect during childhood arose as the strongest predictor of violent behavior, said William McGuigan, associate professor of human development and family studies at Penn State [...]The post Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents appeared first on PsyPost.
Zebrafish help to unravel Alzheimer’s disease New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain. A new study by scientists at VIB and KU Leuven identifies the molecules responsible for this process. Zebrafish as a model The zebrafish is a small fish [...]The post Zebrafish help to unravel Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Love makes sex better for most women Love and commitment can make sex physically more satisfying for many women, according to a Penn State Abington sociologist. In a series of interviews, heterosexual women between the ages of 20 and 68 and from a range of backgrounds said that they believed love was necessary for maximum satisfaction in both sexual relationships and marriage. [...]The post Love makes sex better for most women appeared first on PsyPost.
Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans — except those grandfathered or exempted due to employers’ religious beliefs — to provide women with access to all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing. This first-dollar [...]The post Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage appeared first on PsyPost.
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children’s eating habits, according to Penn State researchers. Those schedules may be even more important than the number of hours the parents spend at work, said Molly Martin, associate professor of sociology and demography. Adolescents with moms and dads who spend more time at [...]The post How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight appeared first on PsyPost.
Your First Mental Break Those that suffer from a mental illness at some point in their life will experience a first mental break. It can result in a hospitalization, or an epiphany from circumstance that allow you to seek help. First mental breaks come in all shapes and sizes and they are unique to...
12 Questions to Help You Uncover Your Unique Life “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”― Mark Twain I often have clients come to me because they are wanting to uncover their “purpose.” What this comes down to is that they feel like something is missing...
Free Webinar: Asperger’s in Love: From Helplessly Confused to Learn about the challenges of Aspergian relationships and find solutions with Alina Kislenko, an Aspie therapist who works with couples with at least one Aspergian partner. People with Asperger’s (AS) experience several common issues in relationships, including lack of demonstrated empathy at expected times, trouble integrating with in-law friends and...
What goes on in the mind of a militant extremist? By Lazar Stankov, Australian Catholic University So far, the ongoing discussions about radicalisation of extremists both at home and abroad have tended to emphasise its sociological aspects. It has focused on concepts such as the religion and social environments of individuals. However, psychological accounts of extremist activity are infrequent, and it is often forgotten that [...]The post What goes on in the mind of a militant extremist? appeared first on PsyPost.