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New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science A Unified Model of Depression Integrating Clinical, Cognitive, Biological, and Evolutionary Perspectives Aaron T. Beck and Keith Bredemeier Over the last several decades, research in many domains has advanced the scientific understanding of different aspects of depression. The authors of this article aim to integrate these findings into a comprehensive theoretical account of the dis ...
Psychological Science - Wed. May 18
Heart of a Lion: The Biography of a Peripatetic Predator
Removing walls of misunderstanding about mountain lions and other so-called dangerous predators As a member of the Board of Directors for The Cougar Fund , and also because I ve studied and met various predators for decades, I m always amazed at how some people casually write off these amazing nonhuman animals animals as being dangerous and violent pests who should be killed -- in some cases intentionally tortured -- whenever it s possible to do so. Indeed ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 17
Why Do Men Find Women’s Legs So Alluring?
Researchers have spent far less time studying men s attraction to women s legs than the typical man on the street devotes to gazing at them . . . and maybe finding himself spellbound by them. So to heterosexual males at least what s so special about female gams In preparation for this post, I first examined what evolutionary biologists have theorized about this phenomenon, and found most of their findings limited and inconclusive. Two of scientists discove ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 17
We Are, Where We Are: Spatial Cognition Shapes Our Self-Hood
In their classic country hit, Wide Open Spaces , the Dixie Chicks sum up the findings of a new study which found that the structural environments that surround us either restrict, or promote, our spatial cognition . Your environment strongly influences your self-hood in the present moment and cumulatively throughout your lifespan, according to the researchers. We all know the feeling of oppression that is triggered by a claustrophobic space such as sitting ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 17
York U invention promises rapid detection of E. coli in water
TORONTO, May 17, 2016 - Tragedies like the E. coli outbreak in Ontario s Walkerton in May 2000 could be averted today with a new invention by researchers at York University that can detect the deadly contaminant in drinking water early. We have developed a hydrogel based rapid E. coli detection system that will turn red when E. coli is present, says Professor Sushanta Mitra, Lassonde School of Engineering. It will detect the bacteria right at the water sou ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects -- New report
Distinction Between Genetic Engineering and Conventional Plant Breeding Becoming Less Clear, Says New Report on GE Crops WASHINGTON - An extensive study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has found that new technologies in genetic engineering and conventional breeding are blurring the once clear distinctions between these two crop-improvement approaches. In addition, while recognizing the inherent difficulty of detecting subtl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
No link between eating dinner after 8 p.m. and obesity in children
Researchers at King s College London have found no significant link between eating the evening meal after 8pm and excess weight in children, according to a paper published this month in the British Journal of Nutrition . Previous evidence suggested that the timing of food intake can have a significant impact on circadian rhythms i.e. the body s internal daily clock and therefore on metabolic processes within the body, potentially leading to an increased ri ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
New study shows how shift work affect cognitive functions
A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more than five years ago completed the test just as quick as the non-shift workers. The findings are published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging . By utilizing data from around 7000 individuals participating in the S ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Middle-school kids see several alcohol ads a day
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Children as young as middle-schoolers are exposed to multiple alcohol advertisements every day--both indoors and out--a new study finds. The study, published in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , found that kids ages 11 to 14 typically saw two to four alcohol ads per day. And although television was often the source, outdoor ads--including billboards and signs outside stores and restaurants--were even more promi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Southern California middle school students exposed to more than 3 alcohol ads ...
Adolescents in Southern California are exposed to an average of 3.1 alcohol advertisements every day, with African Americans and Hispanics regularly exposed to the highest amount of such advertising, according to a new RAND Corporation study. African American and Hispanic youths are exposed to an average of 4.1 and 3.4 alcohol ads per day respectively, while white youths were exposed to an average of two ads per day. RAND researchers say that some of the d ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates
A study by researchers at New Zealand s University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. The researchers developed and tested a novel nicotine inhaler to see whether it helps smokers to quit smoking. Participants in the study were randomly assigned to receive either a nicotine inhaler plus a nicotine patch, or a placebo inhaler plus a nicotine patch. The ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
Relationship satisfaction depends on the mating pool, study finds
AUSTIN, Texas -- Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution s stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin. When it comes to mating, people choose partners whose collective qualities most closely reflect what they would prefer in an ideal mate. They prioritize from an ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 17
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