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Majority overestimates US gay population, could influence gay rights policies
LAWRENCE -- The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers found the higher estimations are not because the majority group felt explicitly threatened by the minority group, in this case gays and lesbians. The pattern suggests that we don t automatically feel thre ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Raging Bull: First study to find link between testosterone and stock market in...
Key Takeaway Increasing testosterone levels in men, who make up the majority of professional stock market traders, causes them to bid up prices, which create price bubbles and crashes. CATONSVILLE, MD, Oct. 10, 2017 - In the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science , this could ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 13
Does Using Facebook Make People Lonelier?
Is the internet making the world lonelier A new article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science probes the complicated relationship between loneliness and social internet use. Psychological science researcher Rebecca Nowland at the University of Manchester and colleagues from the University of Chicago performed a literature review of studies focused on the topic and found that social internet use using platforms like Facebook and Twitter, for ex ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Mindfulness and Meditation Need More Rigorous Study, Less Hype
Dependable scientific evidence has lagged worrisomely behind the rapid and widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation for pursuing an array of mental and physical wellness goals, wrote a group of 15 experts in a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The article offers a critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda to help the burgeoning mindfulness industry replace ambiguous hyp ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Playing Up the Benefits of Play at Work
Play is play, fun is fun, and work is work. They 8217 re different. I work hard even if it 8217 s supposed to be fun for someone else, it 8217 s work for me. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22. It 8217 s all work and no play. These quotes from actor William Hurt, scientist Margaret Mead, and singer Usher, respectively, all represent a traditional view of doing good work. Dedication and work ethic are fo ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 13
Keith Olbermann: America Has Spoken. Trump Is Unstable.
Keith Olbermann called on the media to consider a recent Fox News poll that showed many Americans see President Donald Trump as unstable. The poll, released last week, asked how certain words described America s 45th president. For the word unstable, 33 percent of respondents selected extremely while 11 percent chose very and 16 percent said somewhat. America has spoken, Olbermann said. He s unstable. It s time for the American political media to do the sa ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
5 People On What It's Really Like To Live With An Invisible Illness
It s estimated that nearly 10 percent of the United States population has a disability or illness that goes unseen from chronic pain to mental health conditions. People s struggles with these types of chronic illnesses often go unrecognized, simply because the conditions aren t visible. But some of them are speaking up Five individuals, varying in age and illness, told HuffPost what it feels like to live with a condition others can t see, and shared how th ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
Suicide Is A Growing Problem. These Numbers Show By How Much.
Suicide, already a major issue across the country, is continuing to grow A report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that rates have spiked in the last 15 years. While many factors contribute to deaths by suicide, experts point to a troubling lack of access to professional treatment as an element. A confluence of roadblocks from the stigma of seeking help for mental illness, to the difficulty of finding a therapi ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
Suicide: A Senseless Tragedy
As humans, we are hardwired to make sense of things. To analyze, formulate and reason. We re perpetually mining for meaning especially when there s chaos. Unconsciously we ask ourselves, What does it mean And yet, there are situations, where our logical brains fail us. Suicide is the epitome of such complexity. Despite our most valiant efforts, to resolve what may be unresolvable, we sort and sift through the remains of a life robbed by suicide. Our bodies ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
4 Things Psychologists Do Every Day To Feel Happier
By Anthea Levi While there s no one secret to happiness, regular self care can go a long way towards boosting your mood. People find joy in different places, so the key is to identify healthy habits that please you and make time for them daily. As Aristotle put it, Happiness is an activity , says Jason Wheeler , PhD, a psychoanalyst in New York City. Lots of things in life just happen to us, but many other things we have to do, and being happy is one of th ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
Family Wants Answers After Georgia Tech Police Kill LGBTQ Campus Leader
Family members of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz say they plan to file a civil rights lawsuit after the 21-year-old was fatally shot by campus police on Saturday night. Schultz, whose gender identity was non-binary and who wished to be referred to by the pronoun they, was an engineering student and president of Georgia Tech s Pride Alliance. Police say the student approached officers with a knife around 11 p.m. on Saturday. Schultz appears emotionally ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Oct 13
Eight benefits of crying: Why it's good to shed a few tears
Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits
Medical News Today - Fri. Oct 13
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