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Lin-Manuel Miranda's Gifted Intensity
Like so many other fans, I have caught Hamilton fever. I ve read the Chernow biography, listened to the soundtrack more times than I m willing to admit, watched video interviews, tuned in to podcasts, and was lucky enough to see the musical on my birthday this year. While the music and production are addictive enough, just as fascinating is the story of its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 4
What Are Emotions For?
Psychology is often conceived of as a biological, behavioural and cognitive science that looks at biological and social causes of thoughts and behaviour. For a very long time the emotions were ignored or downplayed as being of less interest and importance than ideas cognitions or behaviour. We have Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuro-Science but only very recently Emotion Science . Emotions ar ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 3
Body Weight in the Time of Climate Control
The heat in the unnamed Caribbean seaport in Love in the Time of Cholera , Gabriel Garc a M rquez steamy novel set in the last years of the 19th century and early years of the 20th, is devastating, sweltering, infernal, deadly, suffocating, dusty and blazing. Likewise, Harper Lee, in her powerful classic To Kill a Mockingbird , set in Alabama in 1932, describes men s stiff collars wilted by nine i ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 3
Counseling patients at risk for cancer over the phone reduces costs and access...
CHICAGO -- Delivering genetic test results to patients at risk for cancer-causing genetic mutations over the phone helps to ease cost and transportation burdens and, compared to receiving results in person, does not cause patients additional stress, according to a new study from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented at the American Society of Clinical ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living
The modern city is a place where a vibrant array of ideas, sights, sounds and smells intermingle to spawn creativity, expression and innovation. We are drawn to the noise, the constant connectivity and the delicious food. Simply put, society is tuned to the pulse of the city -- but at what cost That s the question explored in a recent Science perspective piece co-authored by University of Washingt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
Diabetes drug metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention
CHICAGO -- Use of Metformin - commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes - improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows promise as a treatment for patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, according to the results of two new studies presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at the American Society of Cl ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
PTSD may negatively affect sex life satisfaction in male and female veterans
New research reveals that posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD was a strong, negative predictor of sexual satisfaction in both male and female veterans who returned from warzones in recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. For the Journal of Traumatic Stress study, investigators assessed 1581 males and females from the Veterans After-Discharge Longitudinal Registry VALOR , a gender-balanced registry o ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Searching for Category-Consistent Features A Computational Approach to Understanding Visual Category Representation Chen-Ping Yu, Justin T. Maxfield, and Gregory J. Zelinsky Categories provide a fundamental structural framework that guides human cognition. When we encounter a single object, we typically understand that it belongs to ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jun 3
The Trouble With Post-Traumatic Growth
You ve probably heard of post- traumatic growth. It s been touted in the New York Times the surprisingly positive flip side of PTSD , studied in countless empirical papers, and sermonized in TED talks , books, and academic research centers. It s one of those zeitgeist ideas upon which entire empires are built First, we had PTSD, but now we have post-traumatic growth.
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 2
Helping Sisyphus: Stopping the “Summer Slide” in Reading
In spite of decades of ever-increasing national attention and funding, many children in the United States still fail to learn to read fluently and with adequate comprehension. In fact, the recently released 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress NAEP scores estimate that nearly a quarter of all eighth graders 24 can not read even at the most basic level, and this percentage has actually ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 2
Is It Solitude or Loneliness?
Everyone needs their own space from time to time. But certain forms of seclusion can become unhealthy indeed, there s a big difference between rejuvenating solitude and fear -driven avoidance. So how can you tell if your seclusion is problematic Ask yourself these questions 1 Does your stomach drop when the phone rings Does your heart race when you are invited to a party Essentially, how does your ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 2
Americans need easier access, more affordable options for hearing health care ...
WASHINGTON - Hearing loss is a significant public health concern, and efforts should be made to provide adults with easier access to and more affordable options for hearing health care, especially for those in underserved and vulnerable populations, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee that carried out the study and wrote the report ca ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 2
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