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An Incomplete List of Filipino American Psych Books for 2017
As is typical of every approaching new year or ending of a year, depending on how you want to look at it , we are currently seeing a plethora of lists on pretty much everything from a list of notable people who passed on during the past year, to a list of top fitness trends to get in better shape this coming year, all the way to the most ridiculous lawsuits of the year. In the area of psychology, year-end lists are common as well, as we have already seen a ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 30
The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Care Insurance
This year two small insurance units of Penn Treaty American Corporation with combined assets of about 600 million but liabilities topping 4 billion will go bankrupt. This is unlikely to affect many of the largest insurance companies in the country that sell long-term care insurance including in order of market share Genworth Financial, John Hancock, Metropolitan, CONSECO, UNUM, AEGON, Prudential of America, Northwestern Mutual, Ameriprise and New York Life ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 30
The 2016 Best & Worst Sex List
It was a difficult and challenging year, especially seen through the lens of sexual health . It was a year in which politics came close to displacing sexual politics as the most-talked about topic on therapist couches. Even the positive advances in the field of sexuality seem to have emerged surrounded by an undertow of oppressive conflict threatening to pull them back under in the future. As always, our intention is to bear witness, to be better informed, ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 30
Experimental therapy for Prader-Willi syndrome shows promise in mice
Drugs capable of activating silenced genes improve survival and growth outcomes in a mouse model of Prader-Willi syndrome PWS , a rare and incurable childhood disease, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health NIH . PWS occurs in 1 in every 15,000 to 25,000 live births, equally affecting boys and girls. The genetic disorder can lead to life-threatening obesity in children. It also can cause physical, intellectual, behavioral and psyc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 26
This Big-Hearted Kid 'Therapist' Offers Emotional Support To Stressed Out Adul...
Sitting behind a folding table on a busy subway platform in New York City, 11-year-old Ciro Ortiz looks calm and thoughtful. He rsquo s sitting across an adult and engaged in an apparently deep conversation.
Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 26
Training the brain to boost self-confidence
Eating well, exercising, and being socially active are some factors that can help raise self-esteem. For some people, however, the road to confidence is much more challenging. Now, researchers suggest it may be possible to train the brain to boost confidence.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 26
Marijuana use and schizophrenia: New evidence suggests link
A new study, published in Psychological Medicine , has added to the body of evidence pointing to a link between schizophrenia and the use of cannabis.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 26
Why is hair so important to us?
Standing before the mirror in the Ladies room during an interval at the symphony, combing my hair, a young woman approached and said, What color was your hair I hope mine goes white like yours. I said I did not remember, and went back to my seat, wondering why hair should be so important. Was all of this just vanity or did hair have other secret meanings I thought of Samson who, bereft of his hair, loses his great strength, blinded, eyeless in Gaza Rapunze ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 26
Getting Your Children to Listen to You.
If you are a parent of young children or teens, you have probably heard about the standard techniques in exercising discipline with children. Primarily to sternly address the child about the unwanted behavior and follow through with consequences. These techniques are effective, however most parents who report using these techniques report little to no success. As a matter of fact, it appears that the more difficult and temperamental the child is, the less ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 26
Animals...They're Just Like Us!
Not too long ago, a group of animal activists uncovered horrific abuse of hens at a cage-free egg farm in California. Their exposee revealed that when they are not in cages, the chickens are trapped in flesh cages, so tightly packed with each other that they are unable to turn around. According to the activists account, many of the chickens had turned to cannibalism in a fight for space -- and survival. The video is here -- and it s not pretty. While it sh ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Dec 26
Do Our Feelings Tell Us What Is Right?
There are two main views on morality. The traditional one is that there are objective moral norms that tell us what is right to do. It came from religion and assumed that God provides us with the rules and virtues a community needs to live together. Later, philosophers replaced theologians as moral authorities but they continued to look for rules and virtues that could objectively determine the appropriate actions in a given situation. Is it right to steal ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Dec 23
Christmas holidays linked to rise in heart attacks in northern and southern he...
University of Melbourne researchers have found an increase in heart attacks around the festive period may be due to more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet. Previous research from the USA has established that the Christmas holidays are related to more heart attacks, however, it was thought it could be due to the season - winter - when mortality rates are at their highest. To find out, University of Me ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 23
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