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Motivating Eco-Friendly Behaviors Depends on Cultural Values
The specific cultural values of a country may determine whether concern about environmental issues actually leads individuals to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors, according to the new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings suggest that individual concern is more strongly associated with motivation to act in countries that espouse individualistic values, while social no ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 31
Big Data Is Nudging You
Disclosure When I was a college student, I was pretty good at buying lemons. And I m not referring to the citric variety. Today, I attribute my past mistakes to a lack of expertise and having been easily influenced by people with used car salesman persuasion skills. I ve become very sensitive to sales tactics as a result of these and other experiences. My work in the domain of consumer behavior made me understand sales and marketing better from an academic ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 30
Stop Anxiety by Adjusting Expectations
Anxiety is caused by our own expectations more than we realize. For example, a pothole in the road causes huge anxiety if you drive right into it, but if you see it in advance it s manageable. So anxiety is caused by the expectation of a flat road when that fails to fit the facts. Of course, expecting potholes all the time would not relive anxiety either. Realistic expectations are the key to a smooth ride. But how can our expectations be realistic when th ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Aug 30
Hillary Clinton's New Platform Is A Blow To Mental Health Stigma
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released a wide-ranging mental health plan on Monday, saying that her office would support Americans living with mental health issues through better legislation.
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 30
Who's Really Happier: Young People Or Older People?
Older adults may not be as physically healthy or mentally sharp as younger and middle-age adults, but they have higher psychological well-being than these other age groups, according to a new survey of people living in San Diego County, California.
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 30
Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Ipsit Vahia, MD
Huffington Post - Tue. Aug 30
Affordable Care Act has improved access to health care, but disparities persist
Coral Gables, Fla. August 30, 2016 The Affordable Care Act ACA has substantially decreased the number of uninsured Americans and improved access to health care, though insurance affordability and disparities by geography, race ethnicity, and income persist. In addition, changes brought on by the ACA will no doubt impact state and federal budgets. These are just some of the findings revealed in nearly 100 studies, dating back to 2010, pertaining to the ACA. ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Children with asthma attacks triggered by colds less responsive to standard tr...
The results of a study conducted by Dr. Francine Ducharme, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montreal, published in the medical journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine , confirm that respiratory viral detection, not child s age, explains the high rate of hospitalization for asthma attacks in children under six. The management of asthma attacks in preschoolers has been the subject of much rece ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Botulinum neurotoxin in plastic surgery -- what's the evidence for effectivene...
August 30, 2016 - Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin BoNT products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles--but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The inter ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Scientists report on safe, non-addictive opioid analgesic in animal model
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Aug. 29, 2016 - Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn t addictive and doesn t cause respiratory arrest with increased doses. Now scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center report that in an animal model a novel pain-killing compound, BU08028, is not addictive and does not have adverse respiratory side effects like other opioids. The resear ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
Bipolar adolescents continue to have elevated substance use disorder risk as y...
A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five years later, particularly among those with persistent bipolar symptoms. The report from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry , also finds evidence that the presence of conduct disorder, in combi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme
A research group under the leadership of Link 246 ping University Professor Markus Heilig has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences. The discovery is now published in the number-one ranked psychiatric journal from the Nature Publishing Group, and could mean completely new possibiliti ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Aug 30
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