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Experiment shows exposure to nature reduces aggressive behavior among prison inmates Researchers have identified a simple intervention that may help reduce levels of violence in maximum security prisons. Inmates who viewed nature videos showed reduced levels of aggression and were less likely to be disciplined than those in similar cellblocks, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention. “We need nature for [...]
American women appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past Despite growing rates of obesity in the United States, and a culture apparently obsessed with selfies, women today appear to be more accepting of their bodies than in the past, at least in regard to weight, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention. “While women consistently report being more dissatisfied [...]
Greater production of ‘feeling full’ hormone could be responsible for weight loss A preliminary study might hold the key to why over-80s are prone to losing weight. The research by Mary Hickson, Professor of Dietetics at Plymouth University, found that after eating, elderly people produced a greater amount of peptide YY (PYY) – the hormone that tells humans when they’re full. The study saw six healthy women [...]
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