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Grief Is Another Word for Love
Before I was diagnosed with incurable cancer at the age of forty-eight, I had passed grief by like a stranger on the street. I had reserved it for death and heartbreak, the shattering losses that bend us double, but not for the regrets, disappointments and failures that also ask us to grieve. I thought it brought closure, but now I know that grief is a genesis, not a finale. It gives life.
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
Margaret Mead and The Great Samoan Nurture Hoax
The post to which this is an addition got an astonishingly large amount of attention, and was briefly number one in Psychology Today s online hit parade. I suspect that it may be because it gave the lie to popular urban myths about nature nurture and sex gender . As I pointed out in a previous post , the nature nurture controversy has been an acrimonious one, and nowhere more so than over this issue. Furthermore, as I also noted in passing there, Margaret ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
How Does Gratitude Enhance Trust?
For those without subscriptions to self-improvement fanzines such as Live Happy , Success , YES Magazine , Exceptional Magazine , Self Magazine , New You , and Self Obsession , you still have my respect.
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 7
Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both?
ROSEMONT, Ill. Feb.6, 2017 -- Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors, is determining the origin of the pain -- the hip, the spine, or both. A new article published in the February Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS outlines the identical symptoms associated with hip and spine pain and discusses the diagnostic steps and t ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
Myopia cell discovered in retina
Eye needs to stop growing at precisely the right time during childhood Cell could be over stimulated by indoor light spectrum Discovery could lead to a new therapeutic target to control myopia CHICAGO --- Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be linked to the amount of time a child spends indoors and away from natural light. This discovery could lead to a new th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements
Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of experts from Queen s University Belfast, Kingston University London and LGC. Emeritus Professor Duncan Burns, a forensically experienced analytical chemist from the Queen s University Belfast s Institute for Global Food Security, has been working with a team of specialists on a peer-reviewed paper to examine the detection of ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic p...
Feb. 6, 2017 - Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder BDD seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . But BDD may be under-diagnosed by cosmetic professionals, compared with the two to ten percent prevalence rates ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
Can childhood cancer treatments affect survivors' sex lives in adulthood?
ouml A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. Published early online in CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
Promiscuous lamprey found to conduct 'sham matings'
Researchers at Hokkaido University have discovered that the nonparasitic lamprey Lethenteron kessleri mates repeatedly without releasing eggs, in a behavior termed sham mating, suggesting the possibility that females choose their mates while engaged in promiscuous mating habits. Many kinds of lampreys are promiscuous, with multiple numbers of males and females gathering at a spawning site. A single female will mate with multiple males dozens of times -- so ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 6
What happens when therapists go away: bird lessons
According to stereotype , most psychotherapists go away in August and there is truth in this one, at least for some of us. Back in the day, therapists did not even leave a forwarding address, whereas now, many let their patients know that they are in fact reachable. Hopefully in what is called a good therapeutic alliance, a patient can trust that his her therapist has not dropped off the face of the earth and will return. What do therapists do on those lon ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 6
Boys Will Be Boys—Even If Raised Believed to Be Girls
Discussing British Channel 4 TV s current series, The Secret Life of 5-Year-Olds , a correspondent writing to The Daily Telegraph 3rd Feb., p. 17 remarks that, in order for social scientists to settle the question of whether nature or nurture determines sexual identity , you would have to breed children in test tubes, transfer them to artificial wombs, consign them to nurseries at birth, give them gender non-specific names, clothe them identically, and tre ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 6
How Learning Theory Can Help STEM Educators
Post by Jacqueline Maguire, PhD Candidate The Pennsylvania State University Is traditional lecture-style teaching the best technique for large science courses As a former teaching assistant in undergraduate chemistry courses, I often find myself trying to link my experiences in chemistry classrooms to theory and research in educational psychology. Lecturing has been the main technique used in college science classrooms for years, where the instructor talks ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 6
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