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Prejudices Against Adults with No Children: Latest Research... In an episode of Madam Secretary, two characters argued over how best to deal with the possibility that nuclear warheads could end up in the hands of terrorists. One man … ...
Study: Young men who smoke and drink are more attractive hook ups Young men who smoke and drink are more attractive to women as short-term relationship partners than those who do not, which may help to account for the persistence of these risky behaviors, according to a study published in Evolutionary Psychology. Most young adults are well aware of the risks associated with using tobacco and alcohol, [...]
Concussion outcomes differ among football players from youth to college Concussions in high school football had the highest average number of reported symptoms and high school football players had the highest proportion of concussions with a return-to-play time of at least 30 days compared with youth and college players, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. About 3 million youth, 1 million high [...]
The social lives of the elderly mirror how they grow older Small changes in the social lives of older people are early red flags showing that their thought processes and brain functioning could be on the decline. This is according to Ashwin Kotwal of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, who led a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. Data [...]
Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, decreasing screen time and getting at least one hour of physical activity per day. The disorder is typically managed with prescriptions [...]
Gender as important as race when predicting votes in US election New research published in Cogent Social Sciences reveals that Republican and Democrat positions on women’s rights are a major predictor of the vote for President in the US elections. Using data from the American National Election Studies [ANES] this new article examines the role of gender in US elections. The research uncovers that what matters [...]
Neuroscientists find evidence for ‘visual stereotyping’ of faces The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists at New York University have found. “Our findings provide evidence that the stereotypes we hold can systematically alter the brain’s visual representation of a face, distorting what we see to be [...]
Cognitive-behavioral therapy may help reduce memory problems those who received chemotherapy A new analysis indicates that a type of psychotherapy delivered by videoconference may help prevent some of the long-term memory issues caused by chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to a noninvasive way to help cancer survivors manage some of the negative effects of [...]
eBay language study reveals best words to use when selling products in the UK A “gent” can expect to pay twice as much as a “man” and “authentic” products fetch up to 50 per cent more than “genuine” ones, according to unique academic analysis of the language used on eBay. Researchers at Birmingham City University trawled more than 68,000 items listed and sold on the auction giants’ UK site, [...]
Origin of synaptic pruning process linked to learning, autism and schizophrenia identified Research led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center has identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and schizophrenia. Sheryl Smith, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate, explained, “Memories are formed at structures in [...]
Children react physically to stress from their social networks Research has shown the significance of social relationships in influencing adult human behavior and health; however, little is known about how children’s perception of their social networks correlates with stress and how it may influence development. Now, a University of Missouri research team has determined that children and adolescents physically react to their social networks [...]
WATCH: The science of food cravings We can’t stop thinking about them; as much as we try to avoid them, the thoughts keep lingering in the brain until we satisfy our food cravings. The unshakeable desire for specific foods like chocolate or potato chips is not actual physiological hunger, but a psychological starvation that needs to be fed. So, what triggers [...]
Herbs that can boost your mood and memory The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from Northumbria University. Researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology have found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness, while chamomile tea has a calming effect. They [...]
Your Brain Does Not Like Sleeping in a New Place Only half of your brain enters deep sleep when you try to sleep in an unfamiliar place.
What Are Destructive Ways of Handling Anger? When we do not understand how to effectively deal with anger, we often choose coping methods that are harmful. The following are examples of inappropriate coping methods: 1. Putting Anger … ...
Cheating to get ahead reduces happiness Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That’s according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled “Happiness and Identities,” was published in the journal Social Science Research. In the study, Stets examined happiness in a morally challenging situation. Students were recruited [...]
Oversharing: How Much is Too Much? Social media has replaced the talking over the fence activity that neighbors would do when wanting to spill the beans about what was going on in their lives. I remember … ...
Bipolar: What Mania Looks Like for Me What is a grandiose idea in bipolar disorder? Most people believe that’s something like believing you are Jesus or a superhero. I have had bipolar disorder for most of my life and never experienced such feelings. I never understood what it could feel like until recently. I was reading … ...
Setting Aside Your Creative Expectations We might not even realize it, but we have expectations about everything. Every day. We have expectations about how our day will go. How much we’ll accomplish at work. How … ...
I Just Can’t Feel Sorry For You… Empathy for others seems to be something that all of us are born with.  Showing sympathy, concern, and sharing in the joys and sorrows of others bring us closer together … ...