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Narcissism and Exotic Pets: Is There a Connection?
There are lots of studies of the personalities of pet owners, but most of them have looked for differences between dog people and cat people. And virtually nothing is known about pet owners who score high on so-called dark personality traits such as narcissism. A forthcoming research article in the journal Anthrozo s , however, addressed these issues, and the results are intriguing. The research team was headed by Jennifer Vonk, a psychologist at Oakland U ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 31
Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles risk of poor sleep in children
A Cardiff University study has found that children using screen-based media devices at bedtime have over double the risk of inadequate sleep duration compared to children without access to such a device. The study which comprised a systematic review of 20 existing observational studies, involving 125,198 children, also found that sleep quality and day-time sleepiness were affected to a similar magnitude. Dr Ben Carter from Cardiff University School of Medi ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Eric Garner video shapes New Yorkers' support for police accountability: Study
In a household survey of registered voters across New York State, a majority of respondents said that police officers involved in the 2014 arrest and death of Eric Garner should have been indicted after watching video of the encounter, that proportion jumped from 57 percent to 71 percent. A majority of respondents supported Governor Andrew Cuomo s call for expanded authority to appoint a special prosecutor in cases where police are involved in civilian dea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship
Arlington, VA, October 31, 2016 - A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, leading to such unintended consequences such as antibiotic toxicity and increased antimicrobial resistance. Ensuring optimal use of antibiotics continues to be a central ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Policy to prevent opioid overdose presented at national meeting
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31, 2016 - Training Allegheny County Jail inmates in the use of the heroin overdose antidote drug naloxone, distributing free naloxone to the family and friends of local veterans at risk for overdosing, improving overdose data collection--these are among the main recommendations that an innovative public health law class at the University of Pittsburgh presented recently to the Allegheny County Health Department. The recommendations -- and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Making sense of the seneses: 'Context' matters when the brain interprets sounds
The brain s interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report published in Nature Neuroscience online Oct. 31. In the new study in mice, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found that nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly interpret and react to familiar sounds. What the brain hears depends on wha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Getting into the flow: Sexual pleasure is a kind of trance
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Many people have speculated on the evolutionary functions of the human orgasm, but the underlying mechanisms have remained mysterious. In a new paper, a Northwestern University researcher seeks to shed light on how orgasm works in the brain. Adam Safron, a neuroscientist and Ph.D. candidate in the psychology department s Brain Behavior Cognition program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, reviewed related studie ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Thinking of Loved Ones Lessens Our Need to “Reconnect” Through Anthropomor...
Reminding people of their close, caring relationships can reduce their tendency to anthropomorphize objects as a way of feeling socially connected, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study replicates and extends earlier findings showing that people who report feeling lonely are more likely to ascribe humanlike characteristics to inanimate objects than those who aren t ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 31
Zayn Malik Gets Candid On Why He Chose To Talk About His Anxiety
Zayn Malik is writing about his experience with anxiety disorder and it couldn rsquo t be more on point.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 31
Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era
A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of Florida s Emerging Pathogens Institute. Since the 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, researchers have debated wh ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 29
Study: Pop-culture news helped destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirth
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist. Celebrities typically did not apologize for getting pregnant outside of marriage, says Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor of sociology. But the family model also ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 29
Men Who Refuse to Go Down on Women
There are women who don t like to perform fellatio. A lot has been written about this topic. Less has been written about the reverse issue men who don t like or refuse to perform cunnilingus. Davide Lomino writes as follows on Vice Italy I m a 31-year-old, married, heterosexual man and I don t like to eat pussy. It s something that I don t do and that I have always tried to avoid in the past. [...] I love vaginas I just don t like licking them. I know a lo ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 29
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