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Money on the mind: Breadwinning men have worse mental, physical health
While gender stereotype holds that men should be the main breadwinner in a household, a new study suggests they would prefer women to take some of the financial burden researchers find the responsibility of being chief earner is likely to take a toll on men s mental well-being and physical health.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 22
Your Legacy
Philip Bialowitz died on August 6, 2016 at the age of 90. He had spent much of the previous year in a hospital with progressive congestive heat failure. Philip Fiszel Bialowitz was the last living Polish Jewish survivor of the infamous Sobibor Nazi death camp located some 55 miles from his birthplace in eastern Poland. Like Elie Wiesel, who died several weeks before him, Mr. Bialowitz felt that having survived the Holocaust death camps obligated him to ded ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 22
What Do You Hear? Clinton, Trump, and Their Predecessors
Does a 1 decrease in the unemployment rate mean a president s economic policies are working or not Does a call for law and order mean a politician wants to make streets safer or pursue racist policies You know if you read Caveman Politics that I recently heard a cable news talking head say that Trump s acceptance speech conjured up a relentlessly dark Mad Max America that terrified him . This is interesting because I suspect many people did hear that, whil ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 22
Money for Nothing, but the Chicks Aren't Free
When people see young, attractive women in relationships with older and or unattractive men, the usual perception that comes to mind is that the relationship revolves around money. This perception is usual because it tends to be accurate women do, in fact, tend to prefer men who both have access to financial resources and who are willing to share them. What is rather notable is that the reverse isn t quite as a common a young, attractive man shacking up wi ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 22
Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting
Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you ve forgotten, even 6 months later, according to new findings from Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our results suggest that interleaving sleep between practice sessions leads to a twofold advantage, reducing the time spent relearning and ensuring a much better long-term retention than practice alone ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 22
Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation
Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements such as vaccinations cause autism or 30 million illegal immigrants live in the U.S. In a new review of existing research, psychological scientist David Rapp Northwestern University explains that people encode the inaccurate statements into memory because it s easier than critically evaluating and ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Aug 22
Study finds better definition of homelessness may help minimize HIV risk
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness. Even from a research standpoint, definitions across various studies lack consistency, according to Elizabeth Bowen, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, whose new study published in the Journal of HIV AIDS S ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Aug 20
Deconstructing Ryan Lochte's Shame and Fear of Vulnerability
This morning, Ryan Lochte apologized for not being more careful and candid about how he described an incident with three U.S. Olympic teammates at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro last weekend. Initially, Lochte claimed to be held at gunpoint in a robbery. However, according to Brazilian police reports and The New York Times , Lochte and his Team USA comrades damaged property at the gas station in the predawn hours after partying all night. Then, they were ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 20
Getting Serious About Your Marriage Is No Joke
Linda So this couple walks into a marriage counselor s office and the wife is crying about feeling neglected. Really wailing, she tells the marriage counselor that they don t sit down to meals much anymore. They don t go anywhere and have any fun. She feels like a maid around the house. Sex It s been years And not only is intimacy a thing of the past, they don t even talk any more Sobbing, she tells the therapist I can t go on this way. The marriage counse ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 20
Should Shelters Bother Assessing Their Dogs?
Earlier this summer a man in Benicia, CA, was attacked by a dog named Frazier he had adopted just the day before from his local shelter. Leiv Arnesen told TV station KTVU , It was full on Cujo. One minute he was fine, then I stood up, and he went at me. Mr Arnesen needed 30 stitches to his arm. His ordeal immediately led to questions about the shelter How had they determined that this dog was safe to be placed in a home The shelter s veterinarian was quote ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Aug 20
Parents more likely to support HPV vax requirements if states include opt-out ...
Bottom Line Parents are more likely to support laws that would make the human papillomavirus vaccine mandatory for school entry if their state offers opt-out provisions, however, the study s lead author cautioned that such opt-out provisions may weaken the effectiveness of the vaccine requirements. Journal in Which the Study was Published Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Author William ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 19
Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London QMUL . The on-line survey of 941 respondents assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms in smokers who switched to vaping for at least two months. The results, published in the Journal of Addiction Research Therapy , show that 66 per cent of respondents reported an improvement in respirat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Aug 19
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