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Hiding true self harms career and sense of belonging
Hiding your true self at work can damage your career and reduce your sense of belonging in the workplace, a new study suggests. University of Exeter researchers examined stigmatised characteristics - being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender LGBT , or having a history of poverty or mental or physical illness. They found that concealing such characteristics from colleagues resulted in lower self- ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 20
Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones
People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . We show that familiarity with someone else s face affects the happiness you perceive in subsequent facial ex ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jun 20
Would People Agree About Everything If We Paid Them?
Why are we so politically divided Research suggests people may just be liars. Some claim political disagreements are due to information problems or even voter ignorance. The idea is that if people had an objective set of facts, they would make better decisions. According to this idea, people are either ignorant of the facts or get their information from the wrong sources. In short, some believe th ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
What Happens When Partners Fight Chronic Pain Together?
If you ve ever been in pain, you know how it can affect our relationships. Whether it s an infected tooth, a headache, or anything else, we re not our best at relating to the people around us.
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
Domestication, It's Complicated
The story of how our domestic animals came to be, once the province of archaeologists, has been considerably enriched by studies of their DNA. Cats are a case in point although the archaeological evidence pointed emphatically to domestication in Egypt some 5,000 years ago, Carlos Driscoll s DNA analyses revealed a much earlier separation from the parent subspecies, Felis silvestris lybica , and no ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
The Anxiety Epidemic
On June 11, a New York Times article, An Anxious Nation, chronicled how our society has seemingly become one where the diagnosis of anxiety now rivals that of depression . Poignantly the article suggests that, Anxiety is starting to seem like a sociological condition, too a shared cultural experience that feeds on alarmist CNN graphics and metastasizes through social media. The article s author, A ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
Innovation Handmaids
The television adaptation of Margaret Atwood s dystopian novel The Handmaid s Tale has certainly made its mark, as nearly every reviewer has commented on its surreal timeliness. If you haven t seen it yet on Hulu, it s a story about the entire world suffering mass infertility. A coup balkanizes a piece of America into the fictional Republic of Gilead, in which the government exploits xenophobia to ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
The Relationship Between Waist-Hip Ratio and Fertility
Around the globe, across cultures, and throughout history, one physical feature has stood out as consistently correlated with attractiveness in females waist-hip-ratio WHR . The desirability of a low WHR often cuts across other preferences in body size and shape both among individuals and in cultural predominance.
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 19
Ebola vaccine developed in Canada shows promising results
Podcast permanent link https soundcloud. com cmajpodcasts 170074-res A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease EVD vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. The study, led by Canadian researchers, is published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
A major new insight into how Hepatitis B Virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an assembly code in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that allows it to create a protective casing in which it can produce new infectious virus particles. They found th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Could therapy animal visitation pose health risks at patient facilities?
June 19, 2017 --A survey of United States hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal visits varied widely, with many not following recommended guidelines for animal visitation. The research from investigators at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University appears online on June 19, 2017, in adva ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
Financial incentives improve viral suppression among people living with HIV
DURHAM, N.C. - The HPTN 065 study, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network HPTN , showed that financial incentives can motivate some people living with HIV PLWH to take their HIV antiretroviral therapy ART medication regularly and maintain viral load suppression. This finding could have implications for improving health outcomes and decreasing the risk of transmitting the virus to others. S ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jun 19
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