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New research shows split on how people consider transgender rights issues
LAWRENCE --The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender activists protested outside the White House. With two presidents essentially taking opposite stances on the issue within a year, it is obvious how polarizing transgender rights policies have become, said a University of Kansas researcher o ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
New study shows Americans are having sex less often
While the topic of sex is less taboo than it was a generation ago, that doesn t necessarily mean people are having more of it. According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior today, Americans who were married or living together had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004. The survey also found that overall, Americans had sex about nine fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 1995-1999. The study is ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 7
The Dangers of Dehumanization
The Implicit Association Test IAT has recently come under fire . One of the main criticisms has been that the IAT for race does not seem to correlate with discriminatory behavior. This criticism stings, as the behavioral link has been one of the main reasons for excitement about the test. It appeared that we had a tool that could fairly easily uncover biases people didn t know they had, but which had real and serious consequences for their interactions wit ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
“I Have Feelings for You”: Its 8 Different Meanings
Could there be any expression on the surface, at least more ambiguous than I have feelings for you After all, there are literally 100s of feelings that, supposedly, this statement might allude to. Still, virtually all of us would agree that such an emotional declaration routinely implies fervid feelings of love. Unless, that is, it doesn t. Before writing this post, I explored several internet forums on this topic so I could examine what different responde ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
Can I Trust Him? The Psychology and Philosophy of Trust
In Book 2 of Plato s Republic , the character of Glaucon Plato s brother , who is in conversation with Socrates, argues that most people are unjust, but maintain a reputation for virtue and justice to evade the social costs of being or appearing unjust. But if a man could get hold of the Ring of Gyges and make himself invisible, he would most surely behave unjustly. No man would keep his hands off what was not his own when he could safely take what he like ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 7
Zika virus in Canadian travellers more severe than expected
A new study sheds light on the acquisition and features of Zika virus in Canadian travellers, indicating it was as commonly confirmed as dengue in people returning from the Americas and the Caribbean but more severe than expected, according to a new study published http www. cmaj. ca site press cmaj. 161241. pdf in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . The common perception that Zika is associated with a very mild clinical course compared with dengue ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Political affiliation, weight influence your opinion on fighting obesity, stud...
LAWRENCE -- People s political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans -- no matter how much they weigh -- believe eating and lifestyle habits cause obesity, the research found. But among Democrats there is more of a dividing line, said Mark Joslyn, a KU professor of political science. Those who identify themselves as overweight ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
What's the real extent of industry payments to doctors?
More than three in every five Americans see a doctor who receives some form of payment from industry. This is according to a new survey led by Genevieve Pham-Kanter of Drexel University s Dornsife School of Public Health in the US. It is the first nationally representative study to examine the prevalence of industry payments among the general population of patients. The survey1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine 2, published by Springer, also show ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital
TORONTO, March 6, 2017 - A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health CAMH showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in patient agitation after implementing a fully tobacco-free environment at Canada s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. The findings, which appear in the March 2017 issue of The American Journal on Addictions , are contrary to perceptions that eliminating access to tobacco in mental health and addi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
More social connection online tied to increasing feelings of isolation
PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2017 - The more time a young adult uses social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a national analysis led by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists. In addition to the time spent online, the scientists found that frequency of use was associated with increased social isolation. The finding, published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , suggests that use of social me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Scientists show cognitive-enhancing drugs can improve chess play
The first study to both show and measure the effects of cognitive-enhancing drugs such as modafinil, methylphenidate best known under the trade name Ritalin , and caffeine, on chess play is being published in the March edition of the peer-reviewed journal European Neuropsychopharmacology . This shows significant cognitive improvements for modafinil and methylphenidate, and may have influence how these drugs are used off-label in a range of activities. The ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction, engageme...
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees job satisfaction and engagement at the office, underscoring the value of a strong work-life balance, an Oregon State University researcher has found. A study of the work and sex habits of married employees found that those who prioritized sex at home unknowingly gave themselves a next-day advantage at work, where they were more likely to immerse themselves in their tasks and enjoy th ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 6
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