Therapy And Wellness News

Exaggerating With Statistics (About Rape)
As a professional psychology researcher, it s my job to lie to the participants in my experiments so I can lie to others with statistics using their data . -On understanding the role of deception in psychology research In my last post , I discussed the topic of fear specifically, how social and political agendas can distort the way people reason about statistics. The probable function of such dist ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 10
Grit Revisited
In 2007 Dr. Angela Duckworth[i] introduced the construct of grit , the passionate pursuit of long term goals, to account for the ability of some people to strive unrelentingly to accomplish difficult goals that may take years to realize. Traditionally, psychologists have focused on measures of talent IQ, aptitude, and so forth to predict who succeeds and who fails across a wide spectrum of tasks. ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 10
Ebola medical team develops guidelines for treating infected children
When the Ebola virus outbreak erupted in West Africa in 2014, children infected with the virus -- particularly those under age 5 -- faced overwhelming challenges. Not only was there a high death rate among young children infected with the disease, they often were isolated from their families, leaving them feeling distressed and without the intensive care they needed. In the height of the epidemic, ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Racial disparity lies at intersection of HIV, Hodgkin lymphoma
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- A new study finds a significant racial disparity within a doubly troubled population of patients those with HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma. In such cases, blacks are at significantly higher risk than whites of not receiving treatment for the cancer that in many cases would be effective. Black patients have higher rates of not receiving treatment, said lead author D ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Postnatal depression linked to challenges in parenting -- could Oxytocin be he...
Jan. 8, 2016 - Caring for an infant is challenging for any mother -- but especially so for women with postnatal depression, which may lead to adverse effects on child outcomes. Current evidence on postnatal depression and parenting -- including preliminary data on the role of the hormone oxytocin -- is reviewed in the January February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is publishe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Low-income communities more likely to face childhood obesity
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For a long time researchers have tracked high rates of obesity among black and Hispanic kids, but a closer look at communities shows family income matters more than race in predicting which kids are overweight. Using a model created from data on 111,799 Massachusetts students, the University of Michigan Health System showed that as poverty rises, so does the rate of obesity amon ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Snappy Sleep Stager system identifies gene related to shorter sleep
You may have wondered why some people seem to need less sleep. Is it in their genes It turns out that it likely is. A number of so called short-sleeper genes, which are associated with little need for sleep, have recently been identified through years of arduous research and serendipity. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center QBiC have advanced sleep genetics research by develop ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Saliva test to detect GHB and alcohol poisonings
Scientists working at Loughborough University, UK, and the University of Cordoba, Spain, have developed a new method for the rapid diagnosis of poisoning in apparently drunk patients. The saliva-based test offers the potential to screen for poisons commonly associated with the cheap or imitation manufacture of alcohol, and 947 -hydroxybutyric acid, the so-called date rape drug GHB. The results are ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Small changes in DNA can affect nicotine consumption
Nicotine is an addictive substance and genetic factors are known to play a role in smoking behaviors. Recently, a team of researchers at Penn State and the University of Colorado determined how small differences in a particular region of the mouse genome can alter nicotine consumption. Nicotine binds to and activates specific receptors on nerve cells in the brain that can also bind the neurotransm ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jan 8
Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD may be more likely to have accidents when crossing busy intersections on their bicycles because they re impulsive and have trouble paying attention, a new study suggests. Researchers said it was known that these children were at increased risk, but the reasons were unclear. Crossing roads on a bicycle requires decision and action. What we ...
Healthday - Fri. Jan 8
Taking Criticism Like a Winner
When I am criticized, I feel ____. If you are like most people in the working world, you complete the aforementioned sentence with words like, hurt, angry, defensive, dejected, disappointed, embarrassed, put-down, failure, no good, resentful or other words that communicate the same meaning. Indeed, few of us come home, call up a friend, or tell our partner, Hey, I had a great day today I got criti ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 8
Presence, Pain and Compassion
If you get lucky, you might find someone To help you get over the pain that will come . Tom Petty, Wake Up Time The slightest move and this river mud pulls me further down John s at my side but he s not noticing that I m drowning. Cowboy Junkies, Speed River Pain is inevitable. At some point all of us will have injuries, stresses, and heartbreaking losses. The responses of those around us profound ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jan 8
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