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Understanding vaping behavior
If you are a vaper, scientists want to know how you vape because understanding this is an essential first step to understanding how vaping products are used and the potential they may have to reduce harm caused by smoking. In the largest study of its kind, scientists from British American Tobacco and Nicoventures have developed a test to examine vaping behaviour and then used it to inform their studies on e-cigarettes. The study results are published in jo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 10
3 Things to Say to Your Loved One Who Won’t Vaccinate
Since the release of our book Denying to the Grave Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us , which explores some of the psychological reasons for science denialism, we ve received many questions about anti-vaccine attitudes. Most strikingly, we don t just receive generic questions about the psychological phenomena around vaccine hesitancy and refusal but more pointed questions about specific experiences with people who don t want to vaccinate. What we ve ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
I feel like going for a run
Humans are emotional creatures. A typical day can lurch us back and forth between stress and relief, between anger and relaxation, between sadness and joy. Not too long ago I found myself on such a day down at my local park, standing in the rain, waiting for a Parkrun to begin. I had mixed feelings about the run that day. An otherwise enjoyable run through one of Sheffield s green parks was marred by the bitter rain and the marginal overcrowding by a few t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
Creepy Clowns and the Science of Deindividuation
I have kids in public schools and I m well aware that there s a weird clown thing going on. Just see some of these alerts over the Internet Someone saw one on South Ohioville today. My friend in Long Island had a school lockdown, clowns were apparently seen at the edge of the woods behind her high school They have been spotted again in North Carolina
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 10
I Filed A Complaint To McDonald's Corporate For Sexual Harassment. I Was Ignor...
When I started working at McDonald s I was nervous as anyone would be starting a new job. I was shy greeting customers and cautious counting the change. I worked slowly over the hot grills because I was afraid of being burned. I anticipated these little anxieties before I started work. But what I didn t anticipate -- and what no one should have to prepare for -- was my supervisor sexually harassing me on a daily basis. It seemed to begin the moment I walke ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
These Comics Nail What It's Really Like To Live With Depression And Anxiety
Ruby Elliot was a teenager when a constellation of mental health complications disrupted her life. When an eating disorder , depression and long hospitalizations forced her to stop going to school, she began to draw.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
Far Away From Home, Syrian Psychiatrists Are Helping Treat Refugees
ldquo You don rsquo t see a lot of Syrian psychiatrists at Yale, rdquo Jefee-Bahloul says, laughing. ldquo We were basically the only two. rdquo
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 10
Study challenges idea of mandatory water intake
A multi-institute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication. The study challenges the popular idea that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for health. The study showed that a swallowing inhibition is activated by the brain after excess liquid is consumed, helping maintain tightly ca ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Kids' consumption of high-calorie drinks at fast-food restaurants tied to comb...
A new survey of children s and teenagers eating habits at fast-food restaurants suggests that consumption levels of sugary drinks are closely tied to their automatic inclusion in combo meal packages. According to the NYU Langone Medical Center researchers who led the survey, kids who ate at any of five major fast-food chains consumed 179 more calories on average when their meal deals included soda, sweetened tea or juice, or flavored milks, compared to tho ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Obesity-linked conditions are projected to rise sharply in children
Researchers global estimates indicate that by 2025, some 268 million children aged 5 to 17 years may be overweight, including 91 million obese, assuming no policy interventions have proven effective at changing current trends. Timed to coincide with this year s World Obesity Day, which is observed on October 11, investigators have also released data anticipating that obesity-related conditions will rise among children. In 2025, up to 12 million children wi ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Oct 9
Parental Age & Mental Illness: The Maternal Dimension.
By far the most compelling evidence to date for the imprinted brain theory has come from a study of 1.7 million Danish medical records which revealed that birth size reliably predicts risk of an autistic as opposed to a psychotic spectrum illness in later life. According to the theory, psychosis results from relative over-expression of maternal genes and autism from relative over-expression of paternal ones. And because paternal genes tend to be growth-enh ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 9
Emotion Perception Across Cultures
The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter . Cicero The breadth of emotions that our eyes are able to express is truly far-reaching. From joy to longing, from anger to fear , from sadness to disgust eyes can become powerful windows to our internal states. We use our eyes to take in the world around us, and to reflect the world within us. To reveal our inner emotional states with our facial expressions and to interpret them accuratel ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 9
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