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Is Civility Dead in America?
Sadly, we seem to be living in an increasingly uncivil community. From presidential politics to random internet comments, there seems to be more and more rude, demeaning, insulting, and aggressive language and behavior in our society. Research on the topic of incivility has found that mental and physical health , worker productivity and employee retention, customer relations, and so forth all greatly suffer when work and social environments are uncivil. An ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 11
The City Environment and Happiness Across the Lifespan
Millions of people migrate every year from rural to urban areas. At a time when most cities around the world are projected to experience exponential growth United Nations, 2015 , more work is needed to understand how the city environment influences happiness and health across the lifespan. The population of the world is growing, cities are getting bigger, and the ongoing environmental design challenges are immense. If we re going to live in a city for the ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 11
New insect imaging technique may help victims of sleeping sickness
Researchers from the IAEA Insect Pest Control Laboratory in Vienna, Austria have employed near infrared still photographs and time-lapse video to observe the pupa of the living tsetse fly, and for the first time have watched its development into an adult. The imaging technique, which is described in the open-access Journal of Insect Science , may allow lab workers to identify male and female tsetse flies before they emerge as adults, which could make it ea ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
Home alone: Parents more confident tweens will avoid fire, storms than guns
ANN ARBOR, Mich - Parents are more confident their pre-teen child would know what to do if there were a house fire or tornado than whether the child would avoid playing with guns if home alone, a new national poll says. Four out of five parents of kids age 9 to 12 say they are very confident their child would appropriately handle an emergency like a storm 82 percent , or a fire 78 percent . Sixty-four percent of parents are confident their child would know ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
Study yields potential blood biomarkers for Gulf War Illness
Based on a study of 85 Gulf War veterans, Veterans Affairs researchers in Minneapolis have developed a tentative panel of blood markers they say can verify a diagnosis of Gulf War Illness with 90 percent accuracy. The method now needs validation in larger groups of patients, say the researchers. The findings appeared June 28, 2016, in the journal PLOS ONE . Lead author was Dr. Gerhard Johnson, with VA and the University of Minnesota. As many as 300,000 vet ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
CNIO researchers describe mechanisms that trigger NASH and liver cancer
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis NASH is a serious hepatic condition that precedes hepatocellular carcinoma HCC and is currently untreatable. A study conducted at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre CNIO shows that a proinflammatory molecule, IL-17A, is a key factor in the development of this pathology, and points out that blocking IL-17A or inhibiting cells that secrete IL-17A with drugs such as digoxin an antiarrhythmic agent may be useful to preven ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
Thumb-sucking and nail-biting have a positive side
Hamilton, ON July 11, 2016 -- Children who are thumb-suckers or nail-biters are less likely to develop allergic sensitivities, new research has found. And, if they have both bad habits , they are even less likely to be allergic to such things as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne fungi. The research, published in the journal Pediatrics today, was completed by researchers of New Zealand s Dunedin School of Medicine, assisted by professo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 11
Building Trust Between the Police and the Public
Policing in the United States is under renewed scrutiny after the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers last week. While some cities, like Dallas, have seen improvements in police-community relations in recent years, public trust and confidence in the police continue to lag, especially following recent police shootings. A report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest provides a comprehensive look at ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Jul 11
As a Society, We've Got Issues
It s getting ugly, isn t it Every news cycle seems to bring more stories of innocent people being gunned down by police, and now this week we see innocent police being killed in retaliation. Our dysfunctionally violent society transcends the simplistic exercise of pointing to good guys and bad guys. We can look at what happened in Dallas this week as an act of evil and surely it was but that doesn t even begin to dissect the complex web of underlying causa ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 9
Where Neuroscience is Making the Impossible, Possible
Once, human flight was impossible. Instant communication anywhere, anytime was impossible. Leaving Earth was impossible. Seeing farther than the naked eye was impossible. Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere is this more true than with neuroscience . Already, thanks to fMRI we can see living brains think, ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 9
Do Female Presidents or Prime Ministers Make Any Difference?
The United Kingdom is going to be led by a female Prime Minister in the near future, as the only two candidates left competing for the post in the Conservative Party leadership contest are now both women Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 9
10 Tips to Boost Performance & Live a Richer & Happier Life
Of all human attributes, perhaps the one we seek the most is happiness . We may not always be aware of our goal. For example, uppermost in our minds may be the quest for money, power or prestige. But if someone were to ask us why we seek these other attributes, we would probably respond that we seek them in order to be happy. Aristotle pointed out that happiness is the supreme goal because people may seek other goals in order to be happy, but they seek hap ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
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