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The Psychology of Betrayal
Plastered across the British Press are terms such as betrayal and back-stabbing , as Britain reels in reaction to the news that Boris Johnson, widely tipped to the be the UK s next Prime Minister, has had his ambitions thwarted by his close colleague, Michael Gove. The fellow Parliamentarian s decision to stand for election has mysteriously coincided with Boris Johnson s sudden and unexpected last minute withdrawal from the leadership contest of The Conser ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
Big Projects, Big Mood Swings
Have you ever completed a large project Did you experience any mood swings during the course of the project I thought so Several years ago Cameron Herold, a successful entrepreneur, published a graphic illustrating the emotional mood swings people can expect when they set out to build a business. According to Herold, there were 4 emotional milestones people reach during the early stages of their endeavor 1 uninformed optimism , 2 informed pessimism , 3 cri ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
5 Keys to Providing Quality Dementia Care at Home
In the previous post , I outlined my mother s progression into being pleasantly demented, and described some of the blessings we ve discovered during this complex journey of loss and love . However, these blessings did not appear out of thin air, nor were they handed to us on a silver platter. And my mother being pleasantly demented wasn t dumb luck. As caregivers, we ve had to do our part to make this journey as pleasant as possible for her and us. Here a ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 1
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Heart Rate Variability Moderates the Association Between Separation-Related Psychological Distress and Blood Pressure Reactivity Over Time Kyle J. Bourassa, Karen Hasselmo, and David A. Sbarra Divorce-related stress has been shown to negatively influence later health outcomes. To examine the mechanisms underlying this relationship, researchers measured the respiratory sinus arrhythmia RSA a ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 1
Certain occupations linked to increased bladder cancer risk
A new analysis of UK workers reveals that certain occupations may increase the risk of bladder cancer. After analyzing 25 articles, investigators found that the greatest risk of developing bladder cancer occurred in workers within the chemical, rubber, and dye industries. In contrast, the greatest risk of death from bladder cancer was in electrical, chemical, and transport workers. Such deaths were also higher in the North of England, probably reflecting s ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 30
Cervical cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men
A new study found that certain factors affect cervical cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men. Some of these factors overlap with the general female population, whereas others are specific to the lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity. Patients who were screened routinely felt more welcome in the health care setting, while nonroutine screeners reported more discrimination related to their sexual orientation and gender expressio ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 30
Regorafenib shows significant survival gains in refractory liver cancer
BARCELONA-LUGANO, 30 June 2016 - Oral multikinase inhibitor regorafenib achieves significantly improved survival rates compared to placebo in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to data from the phase III RESORCE trial 1 , presented at the ESMO 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. Systemic treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma has long consisted of just one agent - sorafenib -which was shown to provide a signif ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 30
Weight-loss technologies train the brain to resist temptation
Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets That s the question Drexel University researchers hope to answer with one of two new studies launching this month. They have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight. The game is designed to improve a person s inhibitory control, the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings -- even when the smell of ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 30
Media not the scapegoat when it comes to teen sex
Parents and society in general shouldn t shift the blame for young people s sexual behavior on what teens supposedly see and read in the media about intimate encounters. Proclaiming a link between such so-called sexy media and the sexual behavior of young people is in fact premature. The media neither contributes to the early initiation of sex among young people, nor to their sexual conduct more generally. So says Christopher Ferguson of Stetson University ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jun 30
The Health Benefits of Socializing
Socializing can provide a number of benefits to your physical and mental health . Did you know that connecting with friends may also boost your brain health and lower your risk of dementia If you need reasons to help justify spending extra time lingering over coffee with a friend, or setting aside time in your busy schedule to connect with family, read on.
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 30
The Anatomy of Addiction
Science has a lot to say about the true causes, the best preventive measures, and most successful treatments for addiction . What is the single biggest myth about addiction There are many myths of addiction. It s difficult to pick the single biggest one, but it would probably be addiction is a problem of willpower and abstinence, which is why medications don t work. This is clearly not true. Addiction is a disease of the brain and using willpower to treat ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jun 30
Couples Alert! If You Know How, You Can Talk About Anything
In my extensive work with couples, I ve repeatedly observed that partners can t, or have decided not to, talk about things that are vital to their relationship. And the discussion topics declared off-limits are precisely those that brought them at their wit s end into counseling. As a therapist, in these instances one of my central challenges has been to show them just how they can broach these difficult subjects safely. For over time they d found them to ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Jun 29
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