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Greater job satisfaction for transgender employees
Transgender individuals in the workplace can sometimes feel stigmatized, either through the actions and attitudes of their coworkers, or through their own fears of being treated as an other. This can have a negative effect on their attitudes about their jobs. But recent research from Larry Martinez at Portland State University shows that the experiences of employees who transition genders is highly dependent on the interactions they have with their coworke ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 25
Overcoming Self-Deception Can Be Crucial for Survival
Is it a therapist s job to make the client feel better or see reality more accurately originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
Huffington Post - Fri. Nov 25
Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role
A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding substantial evidence that the drug alters the brain s reward system to increase negative emotions and decrease motivation.
Medical News Today - Fri. Nov 25
The Why, How, and What of Electing Donald Trump
This guest blog was authored by Dr. Craig N. Shealy to provide liberals and progressive elites along with others confused about the election of Donald J. Trump a framework for understanding and moving forward. Dr. Shealy is Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University and Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute.
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
What’s In It for the Overprotective Parent?
The 64,000 question What s in it for the helicopter parents The answer is simple Parents who hover over their children, constantly trying to resolve their problems and preventing them from being harmed, apparently get a kick out it. Research led by Clare Ashton-James, from VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands, conducted two psychological studies with a 322 parents, asking about the happiness and meaning they experienced from having children. In one s ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
An Updated Snapshot of the Online Narcissist
We ve all dealt with narcissists at some time or another, but we usually have the option of walking away if they get too annoying. Usually. The rise of social media platforms such as Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram has provided greater greater opportunities to stay in contact with people around the world. Unfortunately, narcissists have quickly discovered how useful social media can be in sharing words and images with countless people worldwide. A new an ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 25
Diet quality low but steadily improving among US kids
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- On the whole, the diet of U.S. children improved markedly between 1999 and 2012 but it remains poor, said the authors of a new study that examined diet quality data from more than 38,000 kids. Moreover, disparities remain among key subgroups. The bottom-line measure in the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the standard, 100-point Healthy Eating Index HEI-2010 score. Over the study perio ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Medicare beneficiaries face high out-of-pocket costs for cancer treatment
Beneficiaries of Medicare who develop cancer and don t have supplemental health insurance incur out-of-pocket expenditures for their treatments averaging one-quarter of their income with some paying as high as 63 percent, according to results of a survey-based study published Nov. 23 in JAMA Oncolog y. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say their study shows that a cancer diagnosis ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Suicide rates drop among members of White Mountain Apache tribe
Deaths by suicide among the White Mountain Apache in Arizona dropped by nearly 40 percent between 2006 and 2012 compared to the previous six-year period, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the tribe finds. The substantial reduction came after tribal leaders responded to the high number of suicides occurring in their community by passing legislation to develop a surveillance system and intensive prevention program, whi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Changes in the diet affect epigenetics via the microbiota
You are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect on the host has not been understood. Now, research in mice is showing that microbes communicate with their hosts by sending out metabolites that act on histones--thus influencing gene transcription not only in the colon but also in tissues in other parts of the bod ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Study in rats finds low blood alcohol levels have no effect on total calories ...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Laboratory rats will drink alcohol if it s available, and may even get a little tipsy, researchers report in a new study. But they won t voluntarily drink until they re drunk. And while ethanol is calorie-rich, rats that drink it eat less food and their total energy intake remains steady, the research team found. The findings - the first from a series of studies designed to explore the relationship between feeding and alcohol consumption ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
Photography-based therapy offers new approach to healing for sexual assault su...
COLUMBIA, Mo. Nov. 22, 2016 -- One out of every six American women has experienced a sexual assault or an attempted sexual assault or rape in her lifetime, according to the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While more than half of female survivors of rape report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , previous research has found that not all survivors respond to traditional treatments for PTSD, caus ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 23
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