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Strong external governance makes top managers more prone to cheat When top-level managers find governance mechanisms too coercive, they’re more likely to commit fraud, according to a new paper by strategic management experts at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. This goes against the conventional wisdom that external corporate governance measures, [...]
Stroke-like brain damage is reduced in mice injected with omega-3s Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced brain damage in a neonatal mouse model of stroke. Findings from the study were published recently in PLOS ONE. The researchers treated 10-day-old mice that had incurred hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (caused by a decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain, [...]
New drug target could prevent tolerance and addiction to opioids, study finds Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University. The findings, published in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology in August, show for the first time that morphine tolerance is [...]
Infants develop early understanding of social nature of food Infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand food, according to a new study conducted at the University of Chicago. The study, published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found infants expect people to share food preferences unless [...]
Surprise Diagnoses When I was diagnosed with PTSD at the beginning of the year, it came as a surprise to me. I’d gone to this psychologist for a potential BPD diagnosis. I walked out with not only that, but four years’ worth of PTSD as well. It … ...
When Someone You Know Has To Deal With Depression,... What do you do when you someone you know has to deal with persistent fears and anxieties or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to … ...
Just Say No… “No.”  It’s such a small word, requiring little to no effort to get it out of your mouth, yet it is one of the hardest things for many of us … ...
Are You Capable of Being Made a Monkey Of? Machiavellians love to con others. If you allow yourself to be deceived, they’ll figure you had it coming.
Are You Easily Conned? Machiavellians love to con others. If you allow yourself to be deceived, they’ll figure you had it coming.
Dads: Today and Yesteryear Though Hillary has broken the glass ceiling once again, let us keep in mind that it’s not just women’s roles that have changed since the struggle for women’s lib began. Men’s roles have changed as well. And one of the best ways men’s roles have … ...
The Daily Chore That Reduces Anxiety By One Quarter When done properly, the chore decreased nervousness by 27% and increased mental inspiration by 25%. ** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code "10OFF" **
Some Dogs Prefer Praise and a Belly Rub Over Treats New neuroimaging and behavioral research show some dogs prefer praise to treats as a reward. Saying "good dog" and rubbing a belly are great ideas for training/teaching dogs.
Starting Over: 10 helpful Tips to Overcome Setbacks or...   For most of us life can be an ongoing cycle of challenges, disasters, loss, pain, successes, accomplishments, gains, happiness, and failures. Although, no one’s cycle of life looks exactly … ...
Who’s the Boss in Your Relationship? Equality is one of the most important elements of a relationship, and yet, countless couples fall into dynamics and roles that are inherently unequal and generate a lot of problems
Bioimaging: A clear view of the nervous system A new and versatile imaging technique enables researchers to trace the trajectories of whole nerve cells and provides extensive insights into the structure of neuronal networks.
Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique, a study has found. The novel approach combines transplanted human stem cells with a special protein that the US Food and Drug Administration already approved for clinical studies in new stroke patients. The researchers say they are the first to use 3K3A-APC to produce neurons from human stem cells grafted into the stroke-damaged mouse brain.
What Activities Do People Use to Regulate Their Moods? Even if we aren’t always aware of it, we all have tricks we use to manage our emotions on a day-to-day basis. One of these is that we engage in different activities that help us regulate our moods. When we’re feeling down, we do something that’ll help bring our mood...
Young Adults: 3 Ways to Shape Up Your Future Right Now An article in the NY Times this week says that one intervention changed college kids’ success outcomes. What is it? Telling them they have to work hard. The biggest difference … ...
How Long Does it Take Someone With ADHD to... Longer than someone without ADHD, apparently. Researchers from Israel recently asked the question why do people with learning disabilities tend to be late? Their study caught my eye because it’s … ...
An Easy Tip for Overeaters Are you trying to eat less or at least eat better? It's all in your timing.