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Is Trump a Tyrant? What His Tweets Say
Liberal firebrand Senator Elizabeth Warren called him a wannabe tyrant. The conservative magazine National Review ran an essay titled, Donald Trump Thin-Skinned Tyrant. This tyrant talk seems to be sticking to the Donald, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for 2016. That s a pretty tough label to stick on someone. Some horrifically bad guys have been called tyrant Caligula Roman Emperor, 37-41 AD Ivan IV Tsar of Russia, 1533-1584 Josef Stalin ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 12
Clinician’s Corner: Well-being and African Americans
As a clinical psychologist and professor who teach courses on multicultural issues and diversity, my work often intersects with understanding how cultural factors impact the lives of African Americans. Research has historically discussed how spirituality and religion are central in the lives of many African American families. However, it is important to not assume that these cultural variables are significant to all African Americans. A new study in the Ju ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 12
Are We All Becoming Pavlov’s Dogs?
I do a lot of people watching and I have noticed that we are now spending more time with our faces staring at our phone than we spend with our faces looking around the world or looking directly at another person. In a recent study colleagues and I asked 216 undergraduate students to use an app called Instant Quantified Self that tallied the number of times the student unlocked his her phone during the day and how many minutes it remained unlocked. Striking ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 12
What kind of a leader are you?
Throughout most of the animal kingdom, leadership is based on size and power The leader of a group of chimpanzees is simply a big bully , who threatens the other group members into submission. Some human leaders, such as Libya s Muammar Gaddafi, Uganda s Idi Amin, and Russia s Joseph Stalin, have tended to follow this model as well.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 11
On Hyper-Sanity
Self-deception is the price that we pay for our sanity. This self-deception holds us together by shielding us from truths that threaten to undermine our sense of self, or ego integrity. A person on the verge of ego disintegration makes frenzied use of self-deceptive ego defences. The resulting loss of perspective or change in function can in itself count as mental disorder, while the ultimate capitulation of the ego defences leads in particular into the de ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 11
TMS for Depression Adds to Therapy Methods
Antidepressant medication , often SSRIs like Prozac or Zoloft, and cognitive-behavioral therapy relieve depression in many patients, but not all of them. So wouldn t it be a big step forward to find an additional kind of treatment that might benefit others One answer might be TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, available only for the past few years. It s not science fiction, but based on the scientific observation that an electrical current through ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 11
Love Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary
Linda Jim Williams spent over four decades of his life in search of something that would fulfill his longing to contribute to humanity, share his numerous gifts with others and satisfy his quest for spiritual fulfillment. Always a gifted and diligent student, he easily got accepted into medical school and has been a practicing pediatrician for over forty years. A devout Catholic, Jim became increasingly immersed in the church and was ordained a priest in 1 ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 10
Study finds little consistency for UTI prevention in nursing homes
Charlotte, N.C., June 10, 2016 - A survey of nearly 1,000 nursing homes in the U.S. found little consistency across facilities of policies implemented to prevent urinary tract infections UTIs , according to a new study presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . Led by Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, researchers from the Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
The Hawthorne Effect hinders accurate hand hygiene observation, study says
Charlotte, N.C., June 10, 2016 - When healthcare providers know they are being watched, they are twice as likely to comply with hand hygiene guidelines. This is in comparison to when healthcare providers do not know someone is watching, according to a new study being presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC . This phenomenon--called The Hawthorne Effect--impacts the ability to c ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
An investigation of nurses' job satisfaction in a private hospital and its cor...
An investigation of nurses job satisfaction in a private hospital and its correlates by Wai Tong Chien and Sin Yin Yick The Open Nursing Journal , 10, 99-112. Doi 10.2174 1874434601610010099 Job satisfaction and its impact on staff performance, absenteeism, retention, and turnovers in health care services has been a topic of global interest over decades. Particularly, job satisfaction and stress are two facets highlighted by nurses, for which their job sat ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Study shows strong prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans
DARIEN, IL - A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. Results demonstrate that more than 47 percent of female veterans reported symptoms of insomnia that resulted in functional impairment. Of this sample group, less than one percent had a diagnosis of a sleep disorder based on medical records. Results from the analysis provide a clinical decision tree identifying subgroups of women with high and low risk for ins ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
Individuals exposed to blue wavelength lights experienced faster reaction times
DARIEN, IL - A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex DLPFC and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex VLPFC when participants were engaging in a cognitive task after cessation of light exposure. The results also showed that a short single exposure to blue light for half an hour is sufficient to produce measurable changes in reaction times and more efficient respo ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 10
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