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Turns Out, Porn Doesn’t Kill Love
In 1989, powerful research was published by Kenrick, Gutierres and Goldberg, examining the impact of pornography on relationships and attraction to ones partners. In this study, subjects were exposed to nude images from Playboy Magazine and other types of erotica. Subjects who were primed with the nude images found other women, and especially their wives, to be less attractive, and reported they were actually less in love with their wives, after viewing th ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
Safeguarding Students in an Age of Disinformation
For every challenge facing this nation, there are scores of websites pretending to be something they are not. Ordinary people once relied on publishers, editors, and subject matter experts to vet the information they consumed. But on the unregulated Internet, all bets are off. Stanford History Education Group, 2016 In 1969, the same year that mankind first landed on the moon, the first, experimental multisite computer network was created, linking computers ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
Darwin’s Parenting Tips
Applications of evolution to help us better understand significant problems of humanity are starting to emerge in all sorts of corners, such as education see Gray amp Chanoff, 1994 , clinical psychology see Wakefield, 1992 , health see Platek, Geher, Heywood, Stapell, Porter, amp Walters, 2011 , and the planning of neighborhoods to make cities better functioning see Wilson, 2011 . And a lot more see Geher, 2014 Wilson, 2007 . The tide has turned and modern ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Nov 28
How To Handle A Friend Who Pressures You To Buy Stuff
QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a very persuasive friend who works on commission for a local gift boutique and she constantly pressures me to come in and shop when she s working she sends me texts, group emails, private emails, etc. She s on commission, and I understand her boss wants her to bring in business. I want to support my friend, but I ve already shopped there several times in the past few months, and don t have the time or the need to come in and buy m ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 27
Understanding Your Child’s Spiritual Life
If you scan the mind-body-spirit shelves of your local bookstore, you may notice that the vast majority of texts are related to adults spirituality . Yet by understanding more about the less researched area of children s spirituality, we can learn how to connect with them more deeply. Of course, the most fundamental issue is what do we mean by spirituality Academic literature shows divided opinion. For some, it simply cannot be defined because it is so eth ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Nov 27
What PTSD interventions are best for military personnel? Study investigates
A recent study, the largest of its kind, investigated ways to ease post-traumatic stress disorder in active-duty military service members the researchers pitted group therapy against individual therapy.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 26
Help! My College Kid is Driving Me Crazy
My mom tells a funny story that when I was home during a college break, she heard the dryer going at 5am when she got up to exercise before work and wondered why it was even on. Was the dryer mysteriously going on by itself Would it start a fire Then, she realized that it was because I had likely been up late into the wee hours of the morning doing laundry.
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 26
Instead of “Job Creation,” How About Less Work?
In 1930, the British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by the end of the century, the average workweek would be about 15 hours. Automation had already begun to replace many jobs by the early 20th century, and Keynes predicted that the trend would accelerate to the point where all that people need for a satisfying life could be produced with a minimum of human labor, whether physical or mental. Keynes turned out to be right about increased autom ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 26
Upward mobility boosts immunity in monkeys
DURHAM, N.C. -- The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care and differences in habits such as smoking, exercise and diet. But a new study in rhesus monkeys shows that the chronic stress of life at the bottom can alter the immune system even in the absence of other risk factors. The research confirms previous an ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Researchers discover most winter boots are too slippery to walk safely on icy ...
TORONTO, Canada - Nov. 24, 2016 - A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network are dedicated to keeping Canadians safer this winter by offering evidence-based ratings on footwear that may reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. The team has developed the first test of its kind in the world - the Maximum Achievable Angle MAA Testing Method - to validate slip resistant footwear on icy surfaces usi ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity
The team of scientists from King s College London and Imperial College London tested a high-fat diet, containing a fermentable carbohydrate, and a control diet on mice and looked at the effect on food intake of those with and without the FFAR2 receptor. The results showed that mice fed the diet containing fermentable carbohydrate were protected against obesity. This protection was lost however, when the FFAR2 receptor was not present. Indeed, those with th ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Study suggests that parental health behaviors may influence children's sleep
DARIEN, IL - A new study indicates that children s sleep duration may be influenced by parental sleep duration and confidence, which suggests that efforts to address insufficient sleep among children may require family-based interventions. Results of a parental survey show that higher parent confidence in the ability to help children get enough sleep was significantly associated with an increased child sleep duration of 0.67 hours per day, after controllin ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
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