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Meaningless Accelerating Scores Yield Better Performance
Seemingly any behavior can be gamified and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you ve walked to the online purchases you ve made and even the chores you ve completed. Tracking behavior in this way helps to spur further action and new research shows that even meaningless scores can serve as effective motivators, as long as those scores are accelerating. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jul 6
What We Don’t Have Can Teach Us To Be Happier
Would you like to feel happier Shortly before his untimely death, University of Chicago professor Hillel Einhorn weighed in on this issue in a rare interview. His advice focus less on what you wish for and more on what he referred to as non-occurrences the things you haven t experienced. Einhorn s argument is that feelings of happiness ultimately boil down to one s haves and wants. In our minds, we tend to categorize these into three groups. The first cate ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Chores: Secrets To Winning the Parent-Kids Chore-Wars
Chores, just about every kid resists them. Kids feel too rushed before school, too tired after school, and don t want to be bothered with chores on the weekends. Parents may pull their hair out with the stress of getting into fights with their children over participating in household tasks. Yet most parents do want their kids to contribute to family functioning. Parents give so much to their children children helping out seems only fair. No wonder chores s ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Saving Your Children from Becoming a Statistic of Divorce:
Numerous research studies confirm that children of divorce are prone to several physical, emotional, social, relational, and spiritual consequences as a result of their parent s divorce. 1 To name a few poorer health , emotional problems, lower academic performance, increased danger of dropping out of school, difficulty in maintaining relationships, and retaining employment. The Divorce Study of over 10,000 children and parents who experienced divorce 2 ex ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Treatment-Resistant Depression
A landmark study has found that adjunctive vagus nerve stimulation VNS significantly improves treatment-resistant depression outcomes over a 5-year period. These findings were published July 1 in the American Journal of Psychiatry . Treatment-resistant patients receiving adjunctive VNS experienced higher rates of depression remission and symptom improvement when compared to patients only receiving traditional care. This study provides empirical evidence th ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Does Your Name Fit Your Face?
New research by psychologists from New Zealand suggests that there are negative social consequences if our name doesn t match our face. You may have heard of the Bouba Kiki effect. If not, here s a brief introduction. If I show you two abstract shapes, one of which is angular and sharp and the other soft and rounded, and I ask you to tell me which of the shapes is called Bouba and which is Kiki, what would you say
Psychology Today - Tue. Jul 4
Alcohol consumption putting vast majority of Europeans at risk of digestive ca...
Vienna, 4 July, 2017 Citizens across the EU are consuming an average of 2 alcoholic drinks per day, placing drinkers at a 21 increased risk of developing colorectal cancer, in addition to other digestive cancers, a report finds. The report, launched today by United European Gastroenterology, revealed that the average daily intake of alcoholic drinks was moderate between 1 and 4 drinks per day in all 28 EU states, placing these citizens at a heightened risk ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Generic drug prices increase when market competition decreases
1. Generic drug prices increase when market competition decreases Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M16-1432 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Decreased market competition causes generic drug prices to rise significantly, according to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine . This trend appears likely to continue unless policies are enacted to stabilize generic drug markets in response to a decrease in competition. Prices for ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Low temperature increases risk of DNA damage from UV radiation
Ultraviolet UV radiation exposure can cause DNA damage and may be one of the contributing factors in the global amphibian extinction crisis. New research from Prof Craig Franklin and a team of researchers from The University of Queensland, Australia shows how tadpoles living at low temperatures are more at risk of DNA damage than previously thought. We found that low temperatures hinder the effectiveness of the DNA repair mechanisms, says Prof Franklin, th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Consumption of high-fructose corn syrup increased in Canada after tariffs lowe...
Lower tariffs on high-fructose corn syrup HFCS in the North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA were linked to higher supply and likely consumption of added sweeteners in Canada, including HFCS, found new research published in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal The structuring of tariffs in NAFTA, which separated food and beverage syrups containing cane and beet sugars from HFCS, changed during NAFTA. Tariffs were removed from food and drink syrups ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Blood of SIDS infants contains high levels of serotonin
WHAT Blood samples from infants who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS had high levels of serotonin, a chemical that carries signals along and between nerves, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The finding raises the possibility that a test could be developed to distinguish SIDS cases from other causes of sleep-related, unexpected infant death. The study, led by Robin L. Haynes, Ph.D., of Boston Children s Hosp ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jul 4
Work-life balance in medicine with a side gig
Many pre-med students share one goal acceptance at a top medical school to become a great physician. The myriad challenges of school prepare them for the ultimate responsibility of protecting their patients health. But what about these new doctors and their own health
Medical News Today - Mon. Jul 3
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