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Our Anger Crisis: What Good Is Payback
Third in a series of posts on what philosophy can contribute to understanding and addressing anger part II here Why get angry what s the point In our last post, we gave an overview of Martha Nussbaum s reasons for rejecting anger. Anger, she says, is inherently problematic Not only is it not necessary, it does not serve any desirable or worthy purpose. Here I want to dig a bit deeper into how Nussbaum responds to one argument in anger s favor. This argumen ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
The "Dumbing Down" of America: Real or Not?
A staple of late-night comedy is having a camera crew pose simple questions to young people in the street and capture supremely ignorant answers. It s your call whether this is funny, exploitative, or both. But such bits tie into some durable American credos that people are stupid young people are especially stupid and we re all getting stupider with each generation . Obviously a comedy bit is not a scientific survey. We don t know how many people the came ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
A Key Brain Protein Fits the Diametric Model
Brain -derived neurotrophic factor BDNF is a protein belonging to the family of neurotrophins substances which regulate growth, connection, differentiation, and survival of neurons. Expression of BDNF is regulated in part by brain activity induced by sensory stimulation, thereby contributing to neuronal plasticity, learning, and memory . Given its considerable importance, levels of this factor have been investigated among individuals with a range of psychi ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 15
Physician incentive program to improve care for complex patients did not resul...
Incentive payments to primary care physicians for the provision of care for patients with complex health conditions did not improve primary care or decrease hospitalizations in British Columbia, found a study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . There is no evidence that the introduction of incentive payments to physicians changed access to primary care, kept patients out of hospital, or saved money, said lead author Dr. Ruth Lavergne of the Facu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 15
Indoor tanning: Women say no to total ban, yes to stricter policies
Most young adult women who regularly visit indoor tanning salons support the introduction of policies to make it safer, but are against a total ban. This is according to a study sup1 led by Darren Mays of Georgetown University Medical Center in the US, in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine Practice, Policy, Research sup2 , published by Springer. The findings are good news for regulators who are finalizing stricter regulations aimed at highlighti ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 15
Study examines 'weekend effect' in emergency surgery patients
Research has pointed to a weekend effect in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect exists in a specified population patients admitted for emergency general surgery. During the past 15 years in National Health Service hospitals in North England, there has been a weekend effect in patients undergoing emergency general surger ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 15
New Baker Institute charts provide picture of drug use in the United States
HOUSTON - Aug. 15, 2016 - An extensive and easy-to-use collection of charts that present findings from decades of government survey data of drug use in the United States is now available on the website of Rice University s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The Brian C. Bennett Drug Charts provide a more accurate and illuminating picture of drug use -- from alcohol to methamphetamines and tranquilizers -- than is typically presented in popular media or ref ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 15
Prostitution has gone online -- and pimps are thriving
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- With the sale of sex shifting online, today s pimps are avoiding police detection by using underground websites, social media, mobile apps and even by hiding their ads on mainstream sites such as Craigslist and Backpage. In a first-of-its-kind study, criminologists from Michigan State University and Loyola University Chicago interviewed 71 pimps in Atlanta and Chicago to determine how their marketing decisions are influenced by polic ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 15
Duchess Kate Yet Again Proves She's A Mental Health Superstar
Now this is good parenting.
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 15
How Personal is Personal Development?
We consider personal development largely personal something we do for ourselves in order to grow and develop. At first sight, this seems pretty obvious. But what if the seemingly self-explanatory concept of personal development is misleading Let us look at some of the conventional definitions of personal development Wikipedia considers personal development as a process of gaining self-awareness, developing talent and aspiring towards a high quality life. T ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Aug 14
8 Common Narcissist Lies
P sychologist Stephen Johnson writes that the narcissist is someone who has buried his true self-expression in response to early injuries and replaced it with a highly developed, compensatory false self. 1 This alternate persona to the real self often comes across as grandiose, above others, self-absorbed, and highly conceited. In our highly individualistic and externally driven society, mild to severe forms of narcissism are not only pervasive but often e ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Aug 14
Understanding Student Needs
With boxes in hand, Ms. James unlocked the door and walked into her classroom. She placed her belongings on her desk and took a quick glance around the room. The bulletin boards were bare and the chairs were propped on top of the desks. The floor was glossy with wax and the smell of fresh paint filled the air. She could already envision her students sitting at the desks eager to learn. Her mind quickly began to bring the room to life with colorful wall han ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Aug 14
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