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Geert Hofstede: A Conversation About Culture
In 1970s, when Dutch social psychologist Geert Hofstede analyzed the surveys collected from over 100,000 IBM employees from 50 different countries, he found that people had distinct patterns of value systems that related to various aspects of their behavior. His analysis of what was at the time one of the largest existing cross-national databases yielded systematic differences across four dimensions Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Individualism Coll ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Feb 21
Majority of opioid medications not safely stored in homes with children, surve...
Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds. In a national survey of 681 adults who used opioid pain relievers in the past year and had children ages 17 and younger living with them, only 31 percent reported safely storing them away from their children. Among those homes with children seven to 17 years old, jus ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 20
Child obesity '35-40 percent' inherited from parents, study finds
Around 35-40 per cent of a child s BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. For the most obese children, the proportion rises to 55-60 per cent, suggesting that more than half of their tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment. The study, led by the University of Sussex, used data on the heights and weights of 100,000 children and their parents spanning six countries worldwide ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 20
State same-sex marriage policies associated with reduced teen suicide attempts
A nationwide analysis suggests same-sex marriage policies were associated with a reduction in suicide attempts by adolescents, according to a new study published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people between the ages of 15 and 24, and adolescents who are sexual minorities are at increased risk of suicide attempts. It is unclear what causes adolescents who are sexual minorities to have greater rates of suic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 20
Same-sex marriage legalization linked to reduction in suicide attempts among t...
The implementation of state laws legalizing same-sex marriage was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of suicide attempts among high school students - and an even greater reduction among gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The researchers, publishing Feb. 20 in JAMA Pediatrics , estimate that state-level, same-sex marriage policies were associated with more than 134,0 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Feb 20
Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention
The best strategies for workplace violence prevention involve updated and enforced company policies an awareness that real perpetrators don t necessarily make direct threats to their targets safe ways for concerned employees to report threats they hear and the creation of Threat Assessment Teams to manage situations successfully. These five related
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 20
Creative Thinking is no Longer an Option, It's Essential
The nine school pupils were ambitious and wanted good exam results, so they carried out an audacious theft from their school. They stole keys from teachers, placed lookouts, broke into school cabinets and stole coveted documents. The way to get good results, they reasoned, was to see the questions in advance. They stole the final higher-level math exams. Eventually their theft was discovered and the pupils of the local high school in Hanover, New Hampshire ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 20
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
Our thoughts are often mysterious to us. You probably don t know why you suddenly think about a Komodo dragon while sitting in traffic or Citizen Kane while shopping for groceries. Such moments remind us that we are each the emergent property of an amazingly complex organ that never stops surprising us. Nonetheless, we usually feel in control of our thoughts. Even with the occasional unexpected thought, life continues as normal. Yet, this is not so for peo ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Feb 20
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. An average 6.1 million trips to a doctor, pediatrician or psychiatrist by children aged 4 to 17 in 2013 involved treatment for diagnosed ADHD, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number represents 6 percent of all kids visits to the doctor in 2013, ...
Healthday - Mon. Feb 20
Giving a Blind or Sight-Impaired Dog the Best Life Possible
Blind and sight-impaired dogs rock A few years ago I met a very old dog who clearly was totally blind. Jack was lumbering along with his nose to the ground and occasionally bumping into something. I smiled because he seemed to be having a good old time, tail wagging wildly whenever he came upon an appealing scent . I assumed Jack and his human had been together a long time, but when I talked with the woman who was with him, I learned he was 15 years old an ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 19
Crime, Gore and So Much More
While in New Orleans, I visited the Museum of Death. It s an extension of a museum by the same name set up in Hollywood. I was with friends from a forensic science conference, including a coroner, so it seemed appropriate. The exhibits were organized, although the space was limited. Located in the French Quarter, one block up from the rowdy Bourbon Street, the museum offers a small gift shop with mostly T-shirts. Still, it contained some promising displays ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Feb 19
Gene drives: Science, ethics, and public engagement
Gene drives are a rapidly developing field of research that holds promise for addressing persistent problems, such as eradicating mosquito-borne diseases and conserving endangered species, but that also risks harming entire ecosystems. Gregory E. Kaebnick , PhD, a research scholar at The Hastings Center, is a discussant in Science, Ethics, and Engagement in the Governance of Gene Drives It Takes a Village , a session that will take place from 3 00 to 4 30 ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Feb 18
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