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Social media users more likely to feel isolated, study finds
Social isolation is a growing public health concern. In recent years, research has linked social isolation to an increased risk of mortality, and a new study investigates the impact of social media use on perceived social isolation.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
Feeling lonely may worsen cold symptoms
Sore throat, runny or stuffed nose, cough, headache - the symptoms of the common cold have gripped us all at one point or another. According to a new study, however, the severity of such symptoms may depend on one s feelings of loneliness.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
PTSD 'should be viewed as a systemic disorder'
A new study finds that adults with post-traumatic stress disorder are much more likely to experience sleep disorders, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular diseases, and numerous other health conditions. As such, researchers say that post-traumatic stress disorder should be considered a systemic disorder, as opposed to just a psychological condition.
Medical News Today - Wed. May 3
“You are hot!” The Strange Link between Body Heat and Love
I know I am not the typical guy, Marco told me in therapy . I love snuggles and touches with Julianne, and I don t need to go further. Juli said she was open to affection, but wasn t big into touching just for the heck of it. Marco had a painful history of divorce and betrayal, and he liked the reassurance from their connection. He always wants me to sit with him on the couch and drink cocoa, Juli laughed, and watch Disney movies.
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
I Thought I Was Damaged Goods!
You will forgive me for pointing out that Aleela is very beautiful. Her luminous eyes and delicate features compel admiration. All of which makes the fact that her eyelids are thick and swollen and her upper lip is dark and scaly all the more jarring.
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
Jaak Panksepp: Archaeologist of the Mind
Jaak Panksepp, the scientist who searched the deep roots of human emotion and there discovered the origins of play, died this past April 2017. The eminent research pioneer in the evolutionary neurobiology of human nature founded the new field called affective neuroscience . His discoveries in both the circuitry and chemistry of our social Mind Brain are stunning in originality, amazing in reach, and promising for the future. In a note to me this week, his ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 3
Multilab Replication Project Examines Cooperation Under Time Pressure
In 2012, a trio of psychological scientists reported research showing that people who made quick decisions under time pressure were more likely to cooperate than were people who were required to take longer in their deliberations. A new multi-laboratory effort was partially successful in replicating those results. In the original study, participants who did not follow the instructions to respond quickly or slowly were excluded from the data analyses. In th ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
Why it’s so Hard to Remember People’s Names
It s important to remember people, the actress Joan Crawford told her biographer Charlotte Chandler. I pride myself on doing that. I remember hundreds of names, maybe more, not because it comes naturally to me, quite the opposite. I don t think I was naturally good at remembering names, but it seemed right to make the effort. If you have a hard time remembering people s names at a party or a conference, you re not alone. Crawford knew that remembering some ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
A 48-Hour Sexual ‘Afterglow’ Helps to Bond Partners Over Time
Sex plays a central role in reproduction, and it can be pleasurable, but new findings suggest that it may serve an additional purpose bonding partners together. A study of newlywed couples, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicates that partners experience a sexual afterglow that lasts for up to two days, and this afterglow is linked with relationship quality over the long term. Our research sho ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Mar 26
The Woman Who Does it All
Is this an identity , a self-created fate, or a default position when men in our lives do less than their share Long into later life, we keep on pushing ourselves to take care of dwellings, animals, and people of all ages in our vicinity. Additionally, many of us try to contribute to the neighborhood or community around us. I live with a man who truly doesn t see the dirt behind the hinges of our toilet seat. Indeed, many of the facets of what I regard as ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
Belief in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life
By Katherine Schreiber Unsatisfied with your current or most recent lover s Can t seem to find that perfect fit who excites you both during the date and after you head to the bedroom The problem may not be the person or people you re seeing. A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that the satisfaction we derive from sex is largely influenced by the attitudes we hold about how it should play out with our partner s ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
Why Resentment Lasts—and How to Defeat It
I resent that Philosophers have made the case that such statements are good MacLachlan, 2010 . It shows that you respect yourself and will not let others take advantage of you. Resentment shows that you are a person of moral character who knows right from wrong and therefore knows when wrong is done against you. In contrast, psychologists can get worried about resentment because they mean something different.
Psychology Today - Sun. Mar 26
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