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Courageous Family Positivity Offers a Successful Life Model
Dad wielded verbal language with black belt skill, oozing quiet power, keeping us all on our toes. Judith Coche, Ph.D. 2016 Do you know what has counted most in forming your identity Which people mean the most and why Which words have changed your life Whose counsel lives inside you as your make current decisions All of us require life experience to know what matters most. Meaning occurs in brief snatches of time with those we love most, creating a foundat ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 9
Mothers Are Altruists Sine Qua Non
Does other-oriented behavior really exist in humans Is there evidence of prosociality in apes like us Does anything that even appears like altruism exist Yeah, you bet. As demarcated in detail in several scholarly publications See summary of this work in my book, Evolutionary Psychology 101 , various forms of prosocial behavior exist in humans. And evolution can help us understand the origins of each of these forms of apparent altruism in a deep and detail ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 9
Are You Ready to Give Another Animal the Best Life Possible?
So, do you really want to share your home with a companion animal Dr. Jessica Pierce s new book called Run, Spot, Run The Ethics of Keeping Pets is a must read for all. It will move you here and there as you ponder what it means to take responsibility for the life of another being. As Dr. Pierce puts it, Spot [a dog] is just a stand-in for all animals riding the pet-keeping wave. Indeed, the pet-keeping wave is a colossal and ever-growing tidal wave, and t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. May 9
New data on brain network activity can help in understanding 'cognitive vulner...
May 9, 2016 - Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the missing links between behavioral and biological models of cognitive vulnerability to depression, according to a research review in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Research on neural network interactions and related brain activity patterns has provided new insights into the thought processes that make some people vulnerable to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
Screening for postpartum depression -- research review and update
May 9, 2016 - Mothers of new babies should undergo screening for postpartum depression--preferably across healthcare locations and at multiple times up to one year after delivery, according to a research review in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Postpartum depression remains vastly under-diagnosed and under-treated, despite widespread consensus regarding its prevalence and potentially devastating consequences ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
Pay now or pay more later: Treating hepatitis C
The price of curing hepatitis C in the long term is much cheaper than the ongoing expense of older therapies or delayed treatments, including liver transplants, according to a group of studies published this month in a special edition of the American Journal of Managed Care . Many policymakers have focused on what they see as a high price for three months of therapy, but the value of curing hepatitis C lasts a lifetime, said Darius Lakdawalla, Quintiles Pr ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
Infants swaddling for sleep associated with sudden infant death syndrome
The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS appears to increase when infants are swaddled while sleeping on their stomachs or sides, new research has found. The analysis, carried out by the University of Bristol, looked at four studies, which spanned two decades and covered three diverse geographical areas, including regions of England Tasmania in Australia and Chicago, Illinois. Review lead author Dr Anna Pease, from the School of Social and Community M ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
Study finds many patients abusing drugs and alcohol are self-medicating chroni...
Boston --With opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse considered one of the biggest public health threats of our time in the U.S., many are asking why so many Americans are struggling with addiction to illegal drugs and prescription medications. New research suggests that chronic pain may be part of the answer. In a study that appears in the May issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine , researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
E-cigarettes not meeting potential as 'disruptive technology,' Georgia State p...
Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a disruptive technology that could help a significant number of smokers to quit, according to a recent study by a team of researchers at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science TCORS at Georgia State University. E-cigarettes, also referred to as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or ENDS, need to improve as a sa ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 9
Withdrawn Children Show Predictable Brain Activity During Social Interactions
A study using functional-MRI brain scanning reveals certain areas of the brain have higher activity in children who are socially withdrawn or reticent compared to children who are not withdrawn. In the study, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , researchers recorded children 8217 s brain activity as the children experienced a cartoon classroom in which they were portrayed as new students involved in ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 9
What Really Motivates the Presidential Candidates?
This is my first ever blog on the Psychology Today website, and I m excited to be posting it So welcome
Psychology Today - Sat. May 7
Nature's Perfect Partners: A PBS Film on Animal Cooperation
Watch members of the same and different species -- odd couples -- working together to achieve win-win outcomes for all Once again PBS Nature produces a winner called Nature s Perfect Partners wonderful photographs can also be seen here . It simply is outstanding. Nature s Perfect Partners will air Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8pm ET on PBS please check local listings . The film s description lays out just what you will see. It won t come as any surprise that ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 7
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