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Go the Distance! From Distrust to Trust
Daily we see headlines that suggest we are becoming mired in distrust, at high cost to our organizations. As our trust bank accounts are depleted, we run out of currency to invest in the future. And trust is not a currency we can easily print to offset the deficit. Sadly, it seems that smog of distrust is settling over our cities. Bill O Reilly opines There has been a drastic climate change in America, but it has nothing to do with the temperature. There i ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 14
Sexism, Testing, and “Academic Ability”
When I was teaching my undergraduate course on evolutionary psychology , my approach to testing and assessment was unique. You can read about that philosophy in more detail here , but the gist of my method was specifically avoiding multiple-choice formats in favor of short-essay questions with unlimited revision ability on the part of the students. I favored this exam format for a number of reasons, chief among which was that a I didn t feel multiple choic ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jun 14
Lifestyle habits linked to pain conditions already in childhood
Poor physical fitness and sedentary behaviour are linked to increased pain conditions in children as young as 6-8 years old, according to the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study ongoing at the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in the Journal of Pain . The study analysed the association of physical fitness, exercise, physically passive hobbies and body fat content with various pain conditions in 439 children. Out of in ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
As Olympics near, study finds low levels of physical activity in Brazil
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- As Brazilians make final preparations to host the world s premier showcase of athleticism, the Olympics, a new paper in the Journal of the American Heart Association reports that many citizens of the host country are not taking enough advantage of the health benefits of exercise. The analysis of data from the Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health ELSA-Brasil finds that in a sample of more than 10,500 adults civ ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Migraine as a risk marker for stroke and heart attack
Women who suffer from migraine headaches have a slightly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease in later life. A team of researchers led by Prof. Tobias Kurth, Head of the Institute of Public Health IPH at Charit 233 - Universit 228 tsmedizin Berlin, has now been able to establish the following female migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke or heart attacks than women without migraine. Their findings are based on an analysis of data col ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
'Traffic-light' and numeric calorie labels cut calorie consumption by 10 percent
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Imagine you re ordering lunch from your favorite online delivery spot, and just before submitting your order, you notice that the club sandwich in your cart is marked with a red stop light signifying high calorie content. Would you keep it in your cart New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests you might switch to a lower-calorie option. When researchers added color-coded or numeric calor ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of the brain that are more susceptible to aging and Alzheimer s disease. Results show that subjects with excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue not only had more disturbed sleep, but also significantly lower cognitive scores and more medical comorbid ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
NFL, NBA, and NHL teams have a disadvantage when traveling west
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite direction. The results of this study highlight the importance of the direction of the circadian disadvantage on the probability of success. These results highlight the importance of circadian rhythms in sport performance. They also raise concerns about well-established practices such as early ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Adolescent alcohol and marijuana use leads to poor academic performance & heal...
Adolescents who use both marijuana and alcohol during middle school and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental health during high school, according to a new study by the nonprofit RAND Corporation that followed a group of students over a seven-year period. However, the study found marijuana use was predictive of poorer functioning across more areas, including lower academic functioning, being less prepared for school, more ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Low-tech system overcomes barriers preventing doctor-patient chat about drinki...
Primary care doctors are reluctant to talk to patients about their drinking habits, for fear of being perceived as judgmental. But a simple, intervention that encourages discussion could resolve this issue, according to a recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine . About 25 to 30 percent of the general U.S. population drinks alcohol at a level that, while not diagnosed as alcoholism, is high enough to qualify as unhealthy, says Gail Rose, Ph ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Alcohol dependent individuals show greater risk of suicide in evening hours
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that there is a circadian pattern of peak and nadir in the incidence of suicides committed in alcohol dependent individuals. Subjects who consumed heavy amounts of alcohol had a peak incidence of suicide at 9PM, and a low around 5PM. In contrast, the peak incidence was around 12 PM for those individuals who did not drink or drank moderately and a low at 4 AM. The presence of temporal pattern in the incidence of suicides will ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 14
Hard Truths and Half-Truths about Race on Campus, Part III
This is the third and final entry in a three part series addressing the recent controversies on campus. It is a response to a critique of my Wall Street Journal article with Jon Haidt titled Hard Truths about Race on Campus , by Evelyn Carter a postdoctoral psychologist at Purdue and Lisel Murdock-Perriera, a graduate student in Stanford s Psychology program hence, C amp M-P . Links to the first two entries can be found at the end of this post the first al ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jun 13
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