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Sexist Men Are More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems, Study Finds
Toxic masculinity isn rsquo t just bad for women.
Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 23
5 Ways Employers Can Promote The Mental Health Of Employees
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Huffington Post - Wed. Nov 23
The Man in the Moon: Faces and Autism
In this case I was planning to use pareidolia to see if humans around the globe saw the same sort of expressions and faces in things which, strictly speaking, don t have faces. If I d mentioned pareidolia ten years ago I would have received a chorus of huhs But the internet has changed all that. In amongst the kittens, the politics , and the sunsets-accompanied-by-improving statements, we now all open our social media feeds to be greeted with washing machi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
The Diametrics of Personal Space: Autism vs. Schizophrenia
In the two previous posts I elaborated the idea of intra-psychic mentalism , meaning your ability to read your own mind and sense your own reactions and emotions. But now a remarkable new review explores, not how you sense your internal self, but how you sense yourself externally in the space around you what the authors call peripersonal space PPS, left . This is illustrated by the striking rubber hand illusion RHI in which the subject sees a lifelike rubb ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
The Evolution of Humor: From Grunts to Poop Jokes
Mark Twain, arguably one of the greatest American humorists, remarked that humor is mankind s greatest blessing. Indeed, some have argued that the human capacity for humor is what distinguishes our species from others. But humor as we understand it today did not just appear suddenly it is probably the result of millions of years of evolution.
Psychology Today - Wed. Nov 23
Sex, gender, or both in medical research
No one can deny that men and women have different genes, biology and anatomical features. However, only a minority of medical studies take this into account when analyzing and reporting research results. Time to hold researchers accountable, argue two leading experts on sex and gender, not just for the sake of equity, but mainly for the sake of health. Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and Scientific ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
Hope for people who struggle after suffering brain trauma
Pharmacological therapy combined with a rehabilitation program that teaches how to compensate for memory and attention problems offers new hope for people who suffer the consequences of traumatic brain injury. Such a combined approach may even improve their brain functioning months and years after the initial trauma of a blow to the head or the accident they experienced, says Brenna McDonald of the Indiana School of Medicine in the US, lead author of a stu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
New study finds chronic wound patients who never receive opioids heal faster
WASHINGTON Nov. 21, 2016 -- Patients with chronic wounds who never receive opioids heal faster than those who do receive the drugs, according to a new study by George Washington University GW researcher Victoria Shanmugam, M.D. Published in Wound Repair and Regeneration , the data suggests that opioid exposure is associated with reduced likelihood of healing in patients with chronic wounds. While there is a strong correlation, whether this is a causal rela ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
Do stress and strain lead to deviant behavior?
Chances are good that youngsters growing up around family members who gamble will also start doing so to release the strains of daily living. This is not necessarily true for adolescents whose family members find their escape in alcohol or drugs. Given that gambling and substance abuse are both potentially addictive, and often go hand in hand, this is a significant finding and one of the many interesting results of a new study just published. Romy Greco an ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 22
When Sex and Gender Don’t Match
Seventeenth-century French philosopher Ren Descartes had a habit of lying in bed until noon, just thinking. According to legend, he came up with the idea of Cartesian coordinates one morning as he watched a fly walking on the ceiling above him. Perhaps it was also during his pre-lunch lounging that he came up with his most famous saying I think, therefore I am. Descartes wondered how he could know for sure that his perceptions accurately portrayed the phys ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
The Truth About Lying
L ying is the quintessential example of misbehaviour, but confabulatin g is a stress behaviour. The big challenge in helping a child develop truthfulness is recognizing which is which, and knowing how best to respond when we re dealing with confabulation.
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
In What Ways Do Socially Anxious Adults Suffer?
Hell is touching and being touched by other people. This is what we discovered in new research on how people suffering from social anxiety deal with seemingly positive emotional experiences. But before I dive into the details, let me offer insights into a silent epidemic. Social anxiety disorder is the fourth most common mental health disorder in the United States . Approximately 12 percent of Americans will suffer from this condition at some point during ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Nov 22
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