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A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment
Adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others. They also fantasize more about casual sex and find it more acceptable to have sex without any commitment or emotional closeness. What may be even more surprising is that adolescents who have been sexually harassed are more strongly inclined to have casual sex than others. These findings are at the core of what two researchers from the Norwegian Univer ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Animal behaviorist looks through the eyes of peafowl
COLLEGE STATION - Flock, muster ostentation, cluster, lek, pulchritude, pride or bawl, no matter what a group of peacocks is called, Texas A M University at College Station is now home to 40 of them, thanks to a Texas A M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Jessica Yorzinski with the university s wildlife and fisheries sciences department, said her research flock arrived in College Station last fall and are settled in and happily enjoying Texas weather. Yorzi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
Sexual assault victimization disproportionately affects certain minority colle...
Sexual Assault Victimization Disproportionately Affects Certain Minority College Students Inclusive Campus Climates May Lower Risk PITTSBURGH, March 17, 2017 - Students who perceive that their college campus is more inclusive and welcoming of sexual- and gender-minority people have lower odds of being victims of sexual assault, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and published today in the Journal of In ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Mar 17
This Is What Is Wrong With the Core of Psychology
A recent discussion with my doctoral students in a seminar on cognitive psychology returned me to my oft-repeated critique of the core of psychology. The problem of psychology , as I refer to it, is that the field has massive difficulties with its basic definitions, concepts, and categories. The reason why is easy enough to understand if you take a historical view. At psychology s birth, there were no good philosophical read metaphysical systems that allow ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
Forecasting Happiness
How often is it the case, that, when impossibilities have come to pass, and dreams have condensed their misty substance into tangible realities, we find ourselves calm amid circumstances which it would have been a delirium of joy to anticipate Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1846 in Wilson amp Gilbert, 2003 Most people have a list of wishes things that they think will bring them to the doorstep of happiness once they have them finally in their grasp. Happiness lists ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
Patient in Chief
We re in the midst of a mental health crisis, the likes of which this country has never seen. It s not the surge in opiate use, the prevalence of depression , or barriers to quality care, all of which are troubling in their own right. This crisis centers on one man. There s growing concern among mental health professionals for the emotional stability of our 45th president some clinicians , in fact, have flouted long-standing ethical codes the Goldwater rul ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Mar 17
Older women taking statins face higher risk of diabetes
Older Australian women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a University of Queensland study. UQ School of Public Health researcher Dr Mark Jones said women over 75 faced a 33 per cent higher chance of developing diabetes if they were taking statins. The risk increased to over 50 per cent for women taking higher doses of statins. We found that almost 50 per cent of women in their late ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 15
Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new study reveals that African-Americans have measurable differences in the number and type of bacteria that live in the colon - and those differences are related to their higher-than-average colon cancer risk. The study, reported in the journal Gut , looked at colonic tissue biopsies from 197 African-Americans and 132 non-Hispanic whites collected over a two-year period ending in 2012. The researchers amplified microbial DNA from the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 15
The way the brain processes speech could serve as a predictor of early dementia
Early dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest recent findings in a joint Baycrest-University of Memphis study. Within older adults who scored below the normal benchmark on a dementia screening test, but have no noticeable communication problems, scientists have discovered a new potential predictor of early dementia through abnormal function ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 15
Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise
WASHINGTON--A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration WBV can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s journal Endocrinolog y. WBV consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform. When the machine vibrates, it transmits energy to the body, and muscles contract and relax multiple times during each second. M ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 15
A Nose Away From Beautiful
Besides its critical function in smell and breathing, the cartilaginous protrusion labeled nose has long been crucial in considerations of human beauty . And how could this not be so, when it sits in the very center of your face literally standing out from other features. In fact, in both art and life, the curious aesthetics of the nose has for millennia been a subject of particular interest see Cultural Encyclopedia of the Body , p. 360 . Ironically, the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 15
Do Only Dead Fish Swim With the Stream?
Only dead fish swim with the stream. Malcolm Muggeridge Many people s long-term romantic behavior is similar to dead fish floating with the current, slowly drifting with the stream. Is such behavior damaging Not always, it would seem. Decision-making mechanisms An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex . Aldous Huxley Deliberative thinking and emotional intuition are two major decision-making mechanisms. Deliberativ ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Mar 15
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