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Imprinted Genes and Infant Temperament: First Findings
Appropriately for my opening post of 2017, the first study to show a relationship between prenatal epigenetic regulation of imprinted genes and infant tempera ment has just appeared. According to the theory imprinted brain theory, paternal genes like IGF2 featured in the previous post tend to promote growth and consumption of the mother s resources, while maternal ones tend to counter these demands on the mother. As this study remarks of such imprinted gen ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 2
Wine, Women, and Sweet Siren Songs
The New Year oft enters cloaked in resolutions and meaningful initiatives. Too often, however, these end up discarded and crumpled, like some unwanted overcoat, on the floor in the Hallway of Good Intentions. That is why it is important to pick a few battles in which your efforts and energies can be focused. Successfully altering behaviors is one of the most difficult actions we can undertake. The more ambitious and the greater the quantity, the less likel ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 2
Sports Psychology: Mind And Body
Over the years I keep getting an increasing number of students who ask me about becoming a sports psychologist. Students understand that our society loves sports, and for better or worse this love of sports means there is a need for psychologists to help those involved in athletics. With the above in mind, you should first understand that sports psychology is really an interdisciplinary science. Besides psychology, it is also concerned with disciplines suc ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
Why do women put up with infidelity?
Yesterday my daughter and I went to see the new film about Jackie Onassis called Jackie. We both found it very powerful and sad. She seems to be in a rage after her husband s death. The film brought up the question of infidelity . Jack, of course, the handsome husband, had been so unfaithful to his beautiful Jackie. In the film she admits that he was rarely with her at night and had not even spent the last night before his death in her bed. Yet she seems d ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
(Doctor/Patient) 4 Things to Know About Psychiatry
Walking into a doctor s office is intimidating enough. Walking into a psychiatrist s office can be even worse not only are you entering an unfamiliar environment , but you are asked and indeed expected to share with a stranger intimate details about yourself that you may not even tell your family or friends. On top of that, the stranger may then summarize your life story in a word or two and then hand you a prescription for a pill that has the power to cha ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jan 1
Supernaturally Better than You
Religions worldwide teach humility e.g., the meek shall inherit the Earth in Christianity . Yet, at the same time, the notion that one group- your group- has a better understanding of what is valuable, true and moral basically implies a sense of superiority to other people who do not belong to that group. A recent study by Swedish psychologists examined the better than average effect across 21 nations, and were interested in the role of religiosity in how ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 31
Training Dogs: Food is Fine and Your Dog Will Still Love You
Are dogs eager to please I ve always been surprised, perhaps shocked, to learn that some people think that using food to train teach dogs is a bad habit because then the dog will not really feel attached to the person s or love them. A recent essay by dog trainer and journalist Tracy Krulik called Eager to Please is a good place to revisit whether or not food should be used in to train dogs. And, are dogs eager to please We just don t know concludes Ms. Kr ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 31
Is Setting a New Year's Resolution a Waste of Time or Not?
Setting New Year s resolutions has gotten a bad rap. There are a lot of statistics and articles out there that say lots of people don t achieve their New Year s goals. If you are like most people, if you don t believe something will work for you, you aren t likely to invest much energy in trying. The good news however is that psychology research shows that the success rates for setting resolutions is approximately ten times higher than the success rate of ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Dec 31
Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools
December 29, 2016 - Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system. But some plastic surgeons question the value of subjective patient satisfaction ratings--suggesting that they might even lead to lower-quality care in some situations, according to a special topic article in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 30
Endometrial cancer mutations are detectable in uterine lavage fluid before can...
Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine by John Martignetti, MD, PhD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues. Today, there are no effective screening methods for endometrial cancer, which is increasing in both incidence and mortality in the United States, said ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 30
Using 'fire to fight fire' to combat disease could make it worse, tests show
A treatment billed as a potential breakthrough in the fight against disease, including cancer, could back-fire and make the disease fitter and more damaging, new research has found. Ground-breaking research has found that introducing friendlier less-potent strains into a population of disease-causing microbes can lead to increased disease severity. The surprise findings by a team of scientists at the University of Exeter has led to calls for urgent researc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 30
Inactivity in obese mice linked to a decreased motivation to move
Starting a regular program at the gym is a common New Year s resolution, but it s one that most people are unable to stick with for very long. Now a study done in mice is providing clues about one of the reasons why it may be hard for so many people to stick with an exercise program. The investigators found that in obese mice, physical inactivity results from altered dopamine receptors rather than excess body weight. The report appears in Cell Metabolism o ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 30
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