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Study reveals risk factors for substance use problems, as well as resilience
A new study finds that, despite a very high prevalence of numerous, serious risk factors and structural and environmental challenges, the rate of substance use problems is low -- and comparable to the general U.S. population -- for a substantial proportion of African-American Black and Latino adults residing in a high-risk urban community. Published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health , the study identifies both risk factors for substance ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Bullying harms children's mental health, but for how long?
A new study in twins - which allowed researchers to control for the impact of shared environmental and genetic factors - looked into the effect of bullying on young children, and whether or not these effects are long-lasting.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 16
Good Citizens Needed to Support People With Mental Illness
In school, we all learned several ways to be a good citizen vote, participate in community service, be a good neighbor, follow the rules, and treat others with respect. All of these are important responsibilities which contribute to a better society. But did you ever stop to think about how you can be a good citizen by supporting people with mental illness This is not something most of us were ever taught when we were growing up. Consequently, many intelli ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Why Do People Think Animals Make Good Therapists?
In his groundbreaking new book The Animals Among Us How Pets Make Us Human, the pioneering anthrozoologist and Psychology Today blogger John Bradshaw , writes I have found the most interesting feature of the pets as panacea meme to be the enthusiasm with which the general public has accepted it. Pet Memes Memes, of course, are Richard Dawkins hypothetical contagious elements of culture that spread from human mind to human mind via imitation and language. M ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Nessa's Sense of Machines
Vanessa Ki s mother found it uncanny. While pregnant with her daughter, whenever she would pass by a scanner, photocopy machine, or other appliance, her baby would kick. It would happen every time. And since I was born, I have been sensitive to machines, Vanessa, now 25, explains. I notice the buzzes constantly whereas most people would be able to drown out the noise. I feel like I have an affinity to machines. Perhaps it s because my other forms of synest ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: EEGs Show They Learn When Z'ing
Dogs learn when they re sleeping and females do it better than males I love watching dogs sleep. They seem totally at peace, and I always wonder what s happening in their dog brain and as their nose twitches, they sometimes vocalize, and their legs move as if they re running here and there. Are they really chasing other animals when they twitch here and there or are they dreaming about their friends and their favorite foods We really don t know. However, n ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Teresa of Avila: Mystic, Visionary, or Flourishing Woman?
By special guest blogger Claudia Morales Cueto On this feast day of St. Teresa of Avila October 15 , I am reminded of when I first started reading her work during a very stressful time of my life. I wanted to learn how to pray and to find serenity. At that time, I was an executive editor for four monthly magazines and my son and daughter were coming-of-age, approaching new challenges in their teen years. This was a time of transformation. The writings of S ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
Vagus Nerve Facilitates Guts, Wits, and Grace Under Pressure
Anxiety disorders have become a nationwide epidemic. In January 2017, the APA published their Stress in America Coping With Change annual report which documented the first significant uptick of anxiety levels in the United States since the survey began ten years ago. This report also found that two-thirds of respondents regularly felt stressed out during their day-to-day lives and that uncertainty about the future was nerve-racking for most people. Along t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 16
What Watching My Daughter Develop The Same Anxiety I Struggle With Is Like
By Paula M. Fitzgibbons It is relatively early on a summer evening, just after sunset. From my bed, I notice a shadow of a spindly branch dancing across the corner of the bedroom wall. I get up and close the curtains tightly to make it disappear, careful not to step on my daughter, who s camped on my bedroom floor, lying stiffly under the weighted anxiety blanket I d made her. I don t mind the shadow, but I know it will make it impossible for her to fall a ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 16
24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Social Anxiety
24 Things People Don t Realize You re Doing Because of Your Social Anxiety was published on The Mighty . Written by Sarah Schuster When people think of social anxiety , many imagine a shy introvert who doesn t go out and doesn t say much. While this version of social anxiety exists, living with it is more than just being shy. In fact, not everyone who has social anxiety is even quiet . Social anxiety manifests itself in many ways, some which might even sur ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 16
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
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