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Thinking About Germs Makes People Concerned About How They Look
Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people s concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science . The findings suggest that the possibility of contagion activates the so-called behavioral immune system, leading individuals to focus not only on their vulnerability to disease but also how they appear to others. The behavioral immune system help ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
“Will I Look Dumb?” When Virtual Assistants Deter Help-Seeking
Virtual assistants have become increasingly sophisticated and more humanlike since the days when Clippy asked if you needed help with your document. These assistants are intended to make programs and apps easier to use, but research published in Psychological Science suggests that humanlike virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement. Psychological Science is a journal of the Associa ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
College Branding Makes Beer More Salient to Underage Students
In recent years, major beer companies have tried to capitalize on the salience of students university affiliations, unveiling marketing campaigns and products 8212 such as fan cans, store displays, and billboard ads 8212 that pair beer with university colors, mascots, and logos. Research published in the January 2018 issue of Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , shows that such campaigns may enhance the motivatio ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
Women Beat Expectations When Playing Chess Against Men
Data from 160,000 ranked chess players and more than 5 million chess matches suggest that women playing against men perform better than expected based on their official chess ratings, according to findings published in Psychological Science . The study results indicate that women players are not affected by negative stereotypes about women s chess abilities during competition games, in contrast with previous research on the phenomenon of stereotype threat ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
Polluted Air May Pollute Our Morality
Exposure to air pollution, even imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . A combination of archival and experimental studies indicates that exposure to air pollution, either physically or mentally, is linked with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating. The experimental findings suggest that this association m ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Feb 22
Clues to obesity's roots found in brain's quality control process
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Deep in the middle of our heads lies a tiny nub of nerve cells that play a key role in how hungry we feel, how much we eat, and how much weight we gain. Around the clock, they produce a grandfather form of several hormones that help us regulate these crucial functions. Now, a new discovery by a team at the University of Michigan Medical School sheds new light on how that grandfather molecule gets produced - and more important, what can ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
More care needed in warnings about fertility in eating disorder treatment
Women in treatment for eating disorders need more nuanced information about reproductive health, and more thought needs to be given to how and why fertility information is delivered, according to new research from the University of East Anglia UEA . That s part of an overall set of findings that suggest those with eating disorders EDs should have more input into their treatment and how medical information is communicated. The research, Responses to warning ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Tackling health problems in the young is crucial for their children's future
A child s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy - even going back to adolescence - according to a new study by researchers at the Murdoch Children s Research Institute, the University of Melbourne, and Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings show that tackling obesity, mental health, poor nutrition and substance abuse in young people before they become parents is essent ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesity
New CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age--and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame. We know that maternal overweight is linked to overweight in children, said Dr. Anita Kozyrskyj, the University of Alberta investigator who led the study. What our study showed is that both the type of infant delivery--vaginal birth versus cesarean section ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
Study debunks claim that medical marijuana laws increase recreational pot use ...
Legalizing medical marijuana has not increased recreational use of the substance among U.S. adolescents, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health. The findings are published online in the journal Addiction . For now, there appears to be no basis for the argument that legalizing medical marijuana has increased teens use of the drug, said Deborah Hasin, PhD, professor of Epidemiology at Columbia s Mailman Sc ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
GWAS identifies genetic alteration associated with opioid dependence
Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 2018 - A genome-wide association study has identified a new genetic alteration in European-Americans with opioid dependence. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry , included over 3,000 opioid-exposed people. The new findings provide insight into the biological origins of opioid dependence, which has become an epidemic of historical proportions in the US, driven by dangerous use of prescription painkillers and heroin. It s wid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
New strategy to target transcription factor STAT5 to combat leukaemia
The term 8222 hematopoietic cancer refers to several, in most cases quite severe health conditions in which the process of blood cell production is altered. Cancers of white blood cells are characterized by enhanced proliferation and reduced differentiation and cell death in one myeloid lineage, which can promote the outgrowth of a dominant myeloid cell type. The transformation to AML is the most devastating complication experienced by patients. This type ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Feb 22
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