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Counterarguments Are Critical to Debunking Misinformation
It s no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading fake news, you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information and get your audience to help develop a new narrative. Those are some takeaways from an extensive new meta-analysis of debunking studies published in the journal Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psy ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Sep 13
Metabolically healthy obese, underweight individuals still susceptible to hear...
Individuals who are metabolically healthy obese and underweight are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to metabolically healthy normal weight individuals, according to the largest study to date comparing weight and metabolic status to cardiovascular risk, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology . Normal weight individuals with metabolic abnormalities showed similar risk as those who were healthy obese and healthy underw ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss
In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study in the International Journal of Obesity , published by Springer Nature, which shows that the increasingly popular fibre-rich New Nordic Diet might not work for everyone. Its success depends on the particular co ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 13
Hypervigilance: Symptoms and treatment
Hypervigilance is a state of heightened alertness accompanied by behavior that aims to prevent danger. But what are its main symptoms and how can it be treated
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 11
Interpersonal Rules that Undermine Your Relationships #6
Rule 6 Being unique can raise your social value in a hyper individualistic culture but being too different can lower your social value and the line dividing the two is rarely transparent and often shifting. This rule takes a little explaining. Being different or unique in a power over system can be a double-edged sword and very dependent on social context. For example, if you happen to be a student in a parochial school, socioeconomic difference may be mod ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
Drug Habits Can Switch Way Too Fast
Mental habits become stable and resilient , hard to switch out of, when they are practiced repeatedly. That s the case with piano lessons, pizza night, bicycling, and heroin. It s possible to switch out of one mental habit and settle into another incompatible habit. But you might switch back into the old habit if you re not careful. Because the neuronal configuration that held that pattern in place isn t gone. It s just been deactivated. Neuronal patterns ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
16 Tons
Annie doesn t have room for love these days, though her need for it is stronger than ever. She is utterly focused on finances right now her situation is dire. Annie s never had money. She grew up aware that there wasn t much, and like most children, adapted to what there was. She didn t ask to be in the ski club, like some of the girls at school were, because she gathered from conversations on the school bus that skiing was expensive. She didn t try out fo ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
3 Tips to Donate Effectively After a Natural Disaster
First, it was Hurricane Harvey, which damaged the homes of close to half a million people, including my home, in southeast Texas. Now, barely two weeks later, Hurricane Irma is producing widespread damage in Florida. When natural disasters of this magnitude strike, they bring out the best impulses in many of us. We feel empathy for the victims and an urge to reach out and help them in any way that we can. In this blog post, I want to explore how to maximiz ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
The Importance of Cuddling
Recently, many hospitals have started to emphasize skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns. After my own son Edwin was born, he was immediately placed on my chest, touching my skin, for an extended period of time. This seems to be the new trend, and for good reason. Research suggests that skin-to-skin contact has immediate positive effects for babies, and can effectively reduce crying , stress , promote sleep , and even help establish a breastfee ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
The Power of Watching Yourself Eat
I know why I sometimes eat too many brownies. They taste great The same goes, of course, for a whole slew of desserts I love strawberry rhubarb pie, and I never say no to a ginger snap. And while a touch of dessert is often a fine way to top off dinner, many of us get in trouble when we gorge on desserts. So how can we get a taste of dessert without overindulging This might sound weird, but try eating in front of a mirror it will make that junk food taste ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Sep 11
New study reveals hidden burden of lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in Man...
Within Manhattan s diverse population, the chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine. The findings, published in the September 11 online issue of Arthritis Rheumatology , also show that these female ethnic populations are more adversely affected by lupus and have significantly greater organ complications - ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 11
Report identifies key policies to address health inequities
Researchers from the University of Liverpool working with the World Health Organisation WHO Health Evidence Network HEN and the European Office for Investment for Health and Development Venice, Italy have published a report that highlights the key policies required for addressing the social determinants of health and health inequities. The HEN 52 synthesis report indicates that policies in relation to early child development, fair employment and decent wor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 11
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