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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
Why Is There Hardly Any Purpose, Trust or Joy at Work?
The day after delivering a keynote presentation, I received an email from Candice who kindly agreed to share her story. She wrote Dear Dan, I was at the conference you spoke at yesterday I have to say it inspired me. I wanted to take a moment to say, Thank You I am data analyst within a federal organization and have recently accepted a one-year developmental opportunity within our IT department. Let me give you some background. I am your stereotypical HR e ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
5 Ways That Helping Others Is Self-Serving
What s the best thing to do for ourselves when we re having a lousy day Results from a recent study suggest that we should consider doing something nice for someone else. Participants in the study received text messages that prompted them to record that day s stressful events as well as the prosocial behaviors they did things like asking if a person needs assistance or holding the door for someone. They also rated their positive and negative emotions as we ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 8
Increase in childhood and adult asthma linked to London's 1952 Great Smog
London s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma. Researchers from Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, the University of California, San Diego and University of Massachusetts studied how London s Great Smog affected early childhood health and the long-term health conse ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Exercise training in heart failure: Shaping your proteins
Heart failure is a common endpoint for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterized by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure and this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the mean age of the population increases. Over the last years a lot of effort has been done to understand the mech ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance
The process by which a mother s diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring s attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced by genetic variation in an unexpected part of the genome, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London QMUL . The discovery could shed light on why many human genetic studies have previously not been able to fully explain how certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, are inherited ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
When red evokes mischief
The color red is usually associated with inducing compliant behavior with stop signs, warning lights and corrections on a graded assignment. What if this color did just the opposite in certain situations Results from a new study published online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology suggest that certain personality types are more likely to rebel against the norm--rather than comply--when seeing the color red. The study was inspired by a problem faced by a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Faking to finish -- women feign sexual pleasure to end 'bad' sex
When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner s orgasm and ultimately end sex. This is one of the findings of a qualitative study by Emily Thomas Ryerson University, Canada Monika Stelzl, Michelle Lafrance St. Thomas University, Canada that will be presented today, Friday 8 July 2016, at the British Psychological Society s Psychology of Women annual conference in Windsor. Emily said ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 8
Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?
Are humans the only animal that knows what they don t know A study by researchers at Yale and Harvard shows that rhesus monkeys also spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Metacognition the ability to think about our own thoughts has long been considered a hallmark of being human, said Laurie Santos, ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 8
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