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Many parents lack the confidence to get their kids to exercise
If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns. Parents exposed to one such national campaign were actually less confident they could increase their children s activity levels, according to a recent UBC study. With statistics outside this study showing 88 per cent of parents believe their children exercise enough and only seven per cent of kids meet recommended guidelines, it is clear m ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 12
Research examines how beardedness affects women's attraction to men
New research suggests that women tend to find beardedness attractive when judging long-term relationships, perhaps as a signal of formidability among males and the potential to provide direct benefits, such as enhanced fertility and survival, to females. For the study, investigators used computer graphic manipulation to morph male faces varying in facial hair from clean-shaven, light stubble, heavy stubble, and full beards, with additional differences in b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 12
Should gay candidates come out of the (political) closet? UC study says yes
Drastic shifts in public opinion in the last decade have seen an uptick in gay and lesbian candidates running for -- and winning -- public office as never before. But experts often advise even openly gay and lesbian candidates to downplay their sexual orientation or risk losing votes. Now, a new study by David Niven, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati, calls that advice into question. The research, presented Friday ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 12
Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures
Every day, millions of people including senators, doctors, and teachers 8212 make consequential decisions that depend on predicting how other people will feel when they experience gains or setbacks. New research looking at events ranging from college football games to US elections shows that our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they re rooting f ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Sep 12
The Value of Association Value
Sometime ago I was invited to give a radio interview regarding a post I had written The Politics of Fear . Having never been exposed to this kind of a format before, I found myself having to try and make some adjustments to my planned presentation on the fly, as it quickly became apparent that the interviewer was looking more for quick and overly-simplified answers, rather than anything with real depth and who can blame him It s not like many people are tu ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Sep 10
Why Don't Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA's) Get the Help They Need?
There is a growing and increasingly powerful recovery movement in our country, supported and often driven by the stories of people in long-term recovery, but its focus is almost 100 on the addicted family member and supporting that person s recovery. Yet, when addiction slips in and takes over a family, all are hurt by this maddening disease, and a persistent and debilitating silence overwhelms, trapping each family member in it, thus creating a fertile fi ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Sep 10
Maternal gastric bypass may be associated with low birth weight babies
adsbygoogle window.adsbygoogle [] .push Women who undergo gastric bypass surgery for weight loss risk giving birth to babies that are small or have lower average birth weights. The work is presented today at the 55th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. The findings could lead to different advice and clinical care for pregnant women who have undergone gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is used to treat people who are se ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 10
Why Louisiana Defendants Say, "Geaux Tigers!"
In their NBER working paper, Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles, two economists at Louisiana State University, Ozkan Eren and Naci Mocan, look at data on juvenile sentences handed down during the weeks following LSU football games in between 1996 and 2012. They report several striking findings.
Psychology Today - Fri. Sep 9
9/11 caused mental illness far beyond US borders
This is the conclusion of a recent population-wide study from Denmark, which demonstrates a significant and immediate spike in the diagnoses of trauma and stressor related disorders e.g. adjustment disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder in Denmark in the weeks and months after the traumatic events of September 11, 2001, even though the Nordic country was not directly impacted by the attacks. The study, which was financed by the Carlsberg Foundation, w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters
Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center WTC -exposed firefighters following the 9 11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities. They noted a nearly 4-fold increase in the rate in thyroid cancer, but this increased risk was not significant after controlling for possible biases related to cancer screening. WTC-exposed firefighters have access to health care and routine health monitoring exams even a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Social connectedness can increase suicide risk
Community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts, according to a new study by sociologists at the University of Chicago and University of Memphis who examined clusters in a single town. The study, published in the American Sociological Review , illustrates how the homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can increase suicide risk, particularly among tee ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
Men's hidden body fat fears fueling gym attendance
Men s hidden fears about body fat are fuelling gym attendance motivated by feelings of guilt and shame rather than a desire to build muscle, new research has shown. Psychology researchers from the UK and Australia discovered that while male attitudes towards muscle or body mass index BMI did not predict how frequently they would attend the gym, their perceptions of body fat did. The researchers found that men worried about body fat were more likely than ot ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Sep 9
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