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Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know Psychology’s Pioneers?
Here s a Trivia Quiz about your knowledge of classic texts in psychology Below are four quotes written by the authors of some of the classic texts that shaped the field of psychology. If you have ever taken a psychology course, you have heard of these people. In fact, you are likely familiar with at least 3 of them even if you never took a psychology course, but did go to college. See if you guess who said each 1. On delivering his manuscript to his publis ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Feb 22
Youth handball players get injured by sudden increases in training volume
With extra training sessions in the sports hall and more matches on the programme, youth handball players risk getting shoulder injuries. This is the result of new research from Aarhus University. An additional training session on Thursdays and a weekday match in the local cup tournament - in addition to regular training three times a week and tournament matches on Sunday. This would be a typical week for many youth handball players. But a sudden increase ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate to find risks for B cell non-hodgki...
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas NHL , tumors which may originate from B or T lymphocytes, account for approximately 3 of the worldwide cancer burden. Most epidemiological studies of NHL have been carried out in North American and European populations, with a few focusing on East Asian populations. Very few epidemiological studies have been conducted on B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma B-NHL in Middle Eastern populations. Since Israelis and Palestinians represent genetica ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
E-cigarettes popular among smokers with existing illnesses
Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 21, 2017 - In the U.S. more than 16 million people with smoking-related illnesses continue to use cigarettes. According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , current and former smokers who suffer from disease are more likely to have reported using an e-cigarette, meaning these patients may see e-cigarettes as safer or less harmful than combustible cigarettes and a way to reduce the risks posed by traditional sm ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia
New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy. In experiments involving food restriction and or exercise, investigators found that the extent to which certain receptors are expressed in neurons in a particular region of the brain can influence whether an adolescent female rat develops anorexia nervosa-like behavior, such as to exercise, rather than eat, ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
University of Toronto study uncovers gene that may strongly influence obesity
TORONTO, ON Canada - A University of Toronto U of T study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The paper published online this month in Genetics examines a foraging gene humans share in common with the flies, which plays multiple roles and is found in similar places, such as the nervous system, in the muscle and in fat. What our study does is nails the gene for being very important for the traits of moving, f ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
People far from urban lights, bright screens still skimp on sleep
DURHAM, N.C. -- Screen time before bed can mess with your sleep. But people without TV and laptops skimp on sleep too, researchers say. A Duke University study of people living without electricity or artificial light in a remote farming village in Madagascar finds they get shorter, poorer sleep than people in the U.S. or Europe. But they seem to make up for lost shuteye with a more regular sleep routine, the researchers report in the American Journal of Hu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game
Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. The study, published online this month in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors , is one of the first to rigorously test the slot machine zone hypothesis-- the idea that slot machines are preferred by problem gamblers because the fast, continuous style of play ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
AAP, Vanderbilt neonatologist urge public health approach for opioid use durin...
The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP issued a statement today stating that a public health response, rather than a punitive approach, is needed to address the increasing number of pregnant women using opioids. Vanderbilt neonatologist Stephen Patrick, M.D., co-authored the AAP s report, which states that, while some state governments have prosecuted and jailed mothers for substance use, these punitive measures provide no proven health benefits for mother ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in Translational Psychiatry , raises hopes that there may be a biomarker - a biological measure of addiction - that could be used as a target for future treatments. Cocaine is one of the most widely-used illicit drugs in the Western world and is highly addictive. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Transgender political candidates still likely face an uphill battle, study finds
LAWRENCE -- New Hope, Texas, mayor Jess Herbst last month publicly came out as transgender, making her likely the first transgender elected official in the state. Herbst, who was originally elected as an alderman by the name Jeff Herbst, had started hormone replacement therapy after taking office. The incumbent mayor then died in 2016, and Herbst was appointed as the replacement. It s reflective of what we re likely to see with transgender public officials ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match
Despite having a very clear wish list stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a mate, according to QUT research. The finding was revealed in the Preference vs Choice in Online Dating study conducted by QUT behavioural economists Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler. They analysed the online dating preferences and contact behaviour of mor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 21
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