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Discrimination on Facebook: A matter of gender While young, less educated males are those who share a greater amount of discriminatory content on Facebook, young university females share the least. According to a study conducted by sociologists at the University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain), there is a feminine way as well as a masculine way to behave on the Internet: males [...]
Psychologists uncover a prototypical vision of ‘wisdom’ shared across North American cultures Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, researchers studying Americans and Canadians found preferences for practical wisdom when people were asked to name important figures and tell stories about their wisdom. Psychologists Nic Weststrate and Michel Ferrari (University of Toronto) [...]
Older men who purchase sex do so more frequently as they age Older American male customers of sex workers pay for more sex as they age. These findings are reported in a study which surveyed older American men who frequent sex work websites and discussion boards. It was conducted by Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Christine Milrod and sociologist Martin Monto of the University of Portland in the US [...]
Gotta Get It Right A long standing pattern in my life that harkens back to my childhood is the feeling of ‘gotta get it right.’ I never heard those words uttered by my parents, … ...
Finding Affordable Dental Care   Maybe you’ve been embarrassed by your smile. Maybe you’re ashamed of what your substance abusing history has done to you personal appearance. You know you need to see a … ...
Is sexual addiction a problem for clergy members? Psychologists are beginning to examine sexual addiction among Christian clergy members. A new pilot study published in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsion suggests that many American clergy members could meet the criteria for sex addiction and cybersex addiction. Between 2 and 8 percent of Americans meet the criteria for addiction to the Internet, including [...]
American Heart Association: #NationalWalkingDay Today, we kick off a month-long celebration – National Walking Day, and many cities are participating. “The annual event was introduced by the American Heart Association about 10 years ago … ...
Seeing the Light: Emotional Intelligence I squint. Growing up in the humid Midwest, I traveled to outposts like Topeka, Springfield, and Moline for tennis tournaments. Staring into the oppressive Midwest sun, I battled talented opponents, suffocating humidity, and an erratic serve. My reward for a decade toiling away in Springberia: … ...
Edward Bernays, Uncle Freud, and Betty Crocker Edward Bernays capitalized on his Uncle Sigmund Freud's theories to sell you products by making you self-conscious.
Patty Duke And Her Lesser-Known Role as Leading Lady in Mental Health Advocacy We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of an American icon on Tuesday, March 29, at the … ...
Anxiety Disorder Recovery Odds Way Higher With This Two-Pronged Approach After combined therapy, people were five times more likely to be free of a severe anxiety disorder. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Maneuvering The Mainstream (Attending a Writer’s Conference)... I am back in San Diego sitting on the sand. Spring sand is still cool enough to touch the skin. When the summer sun comes out, people will jump up … ...
Meth Mouth: Common Among Addicts   Your friends have told you they’re concerned about you. Your family has told you to get your act together — or else. Even somewhere inside, late at night, when … ...
Researchers visualize brain's serotonin pump, provide blueprint for new, more effective SSRIs Researchers have uncovered remarkably detailed 3-D views of one of the most important transporters in the brain -- the serotonin transporter. Their study provides fresh insight into how citalopram and paroxetine, two of the most widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, interact with and inhibit serotonin transport.
Brain guardians remove dying neurons In a new study, scientists show how immune receptors clear dead and dysfunctional brain cells and how they might be targets for treating neurodegenerative diseases
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Less is More: 4 Surprising Happiness Studies Reveal New... You ever feel like all the happiness tips you read are a little too vague or even “mystical” sounding? These infographic takeaways get straight to the point… Don’t forget to … ...
Cann Happiness Be Defined? Happiness is one of the most commonly used words. We all say – the children look so happy. I am very happy today. You don’t look happy. Any reason? How … ...
How to Break the Cycle of a Hopeless Marriage Stop pointing fingers. Start working together.
Brain responses found to originate from previously unknown source Scientists have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders. The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them. FFRs are neural signals generated in the brain when people hear sounds.