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Will I Be Alone Forever?
On a recent cross-country flight, I settled into my seat with an icy Diet Coke and a stack of academic papers to read. But I never read those papers. The two women seated next to me, strangers when they boarded, instantly became close confidants, sharing loudly with each other the harrowing and juicy details of their love lives. One woman was an uber- confident 24-year-old who channeled Taylor Swift s style and eyewear, and boasted about the dozens of date ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 5
What Is the Meaning of Life for You?
What is the meaning of life I struggled with this question throughout my teenage years and young adulthood. My parents tried to convey their meaning of life to me when I was a teenager. Yet my contrarian streak prevented me from really listening to them. Instead, I thought and talked about the meaning of life with my friends. I remember long conversations when we would discuss and debate this topic with each other. I particularly remember one conversation ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Jun 5
Hispanic and black young adult cancer patients more likely to die of their dis...
Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black cancer patients between ages 15 and 29 may be more likely than same-aged white patients to die of their disease, according to a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology ASCO Annual Meeting 2016. The finding is partially but not wholly explained by socioeconomic status, meaning that in addition to the health risks associated with low socioeconomic status or stage ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jun 4
Why are we all so worked up in the US?
It does not take a rocket scientist to notice how stressed out US-Americans feel. Despite improved life circumstances, so Gregg Easterbrook, the author of The Progress Paradox , our subjective well-being is going down. Why is that Easterbrook believes that we suffer from choice anxiety variety can drive you crazy -- as well as from denying our abundance how often do you celebrate what you ve got Instead, he argues, we ought to recognize our good fortune, f ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 4
An Existential Take on Cell Phones
Some people we remember vividly because of their pithy, playful way with words, their ability to make observations that stay with us. One of those people was my University colleague, Dr. Will Kouw, a hearty Dutchman and European-trained existential psychologist. Will was once asked by a student to explain the essence of the Existential point of view. He stroked his beard for a moment and replied Existentialists take Nothing for granted. I loved the play on ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 4
Lin-Manuel Miranda's Gifted Intensity
Like so many other fans, I have caught Hamilton fever. I ve read the Chernow biography, listened to the soundtrack more times than I m willing to admit, watched video interviews, tuned in to podcasts, and was lucky enough to see the musical on my birthday this year. While the music and production are addictive enough, just as fascinating is the story of its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Psychology Today - Sat. Jun 4
What Are Emotions For?
Psychology is often conceived of as a biological, behavioural and cognitive science that looks at biological and social causes of thoughts and behaviour. For a very long time the emotions were ignored or downplayed as being of less interest and importance than ideas cognitions or behaviour. We have Behavioural Science and Cognitive Neuro-Science but only very recently Emotion Science . Emotions are powerful social signals. E-motion, and motivation have the ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 3
Body Weight in the Time of Climate Control
The heat in the unnamed Caribbean seaport in Love in the Time of Cholera , Gabriel Garc a M rquez steamy novel set in the last years of the 19th century and early years of the 20th, is devastating, sweltering, infernal, deadly, suffocating, dusty and blazing. Likewise, Harper Lee, in her powerful classic To Kill a Mockingbird , set in Alabama in 1932, describes men s stiff collars wilted by nine in the morning and Ladies bathed before noon by nightfall wer ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jun 3
Counseling patients at risk for cancer over the phone reduces costs and access...
CHICAGO -- Delivering genetic test results to patients at risk for cancer-causing genetic mutations over the phone helps to ease cost and transportation burdens and, compared to receiving results in person, does not cause patients additional stress, according to a new study from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO Annual Meeting abstract 1502 . The findings s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
Finding connections to nature in cities is key to healthy urban living
The modern city is a place where a vibrant array of ideas, sights, sounds and smells intermingle to spawn creativity, expression and innovation. We are drawn to the noise, the constant connectivity and the delicious food. Simply put, society is tuned to the pulse of the city -- but at what cost That s the question explored in a recent Science perspective piece co-authored by University of Washington researcher Peter Kahn. Its authors discuss the growing te ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
Diabetes drug metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention
CHICAGO -- Use of Metformin - commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes - improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows promise as a treatment for patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia, according to the results of two new studies presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at the American Society of Clinical Oncology ASCO Annual Meeting. In one study abstract 1 ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
PTSD may negatively affect sex life satisfaction in male and female veterans
New research reveals that posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD was a strong, negative predictor of sexual satisfaction in both male and female veterans who returned from warzones in recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. For the Journal of Traumatic Stress study, investigators assessed 1581 males and females from the Veterans After-Discharge Longitudinal Registry VALOR , a gender-balanced registry of VA healthcare-seeking veterans with and without PTSD. Sexu ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 3
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