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“Dad, if I get a B I feel like I’ve failed”
Does your college student tell you, If I don t get all As, I ll never get into medical school or I m too embarrassed to go to the fitness center because everyone is in better shape than I am If he feels what he does or how he looks is never good enough, he might be suffering from too much perfectionism . You ve probably heard the song Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie. I think of this song while I provide psychiatric care to college students, who are ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 16
Musings About Police Violence
I was going to write about something else today the finding from a meta-analysis that artificial surveillance cues do not appear to appreciably increase generosity the effects fail to reliably replicate , but I decided to switch topics up to something more topical police violence. My goal today is not to provide answers to this on-going public debate - I certainly don t know enough about the topic to consider myself an expert - but rather to try and add so ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 16
Study: Genes May Determine What Diet Works for You
Groundbreaking genetic research has found, for the first time, that your genes may influence how you respond to a specific diet. The latest findings suggest that the way each person s body metabolizes particular types of food is highly individualized. The healthiest food option for one person, may not be the optimal dietary choice for someone else. This research was conducted by William Barrington, Ph.D., a researcher from North Carolina State University i ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 16
Happy Parents, Happy Kids
Admit it, you love to see your kids happy your home is filled with photos of your smiling children you see their grinning faces peering out from computer screens, book shelves, even your refrigerator door. It s a universal truth that every parent loves to see his or her children happy. But when it comes to raising happy children, you ll soon find yourself sorting through mountains of complex and conflicting advice. This is what makes HAPPY KIDS, HAPPY PARE ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 15
The Opioid Epidemic and Our Children
It s no news that a serious epidemic is taking lives and ruining those it leaves behind. The opioid addiction crisis lays waste to families and communities. Inevitably, children become victims, directly through becoming addicted themselves, but even more frequently, indirectly through the devastation on their families. Only recently has research focused on child impacts. What we are beginning to discover has implications for effective treatments and for pr ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 15
Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics
Besides mushrooms such as truffles or morels, also many yeast and mould fungi, as well as other filamentous fungi belong to the Ascomycota phylum. They produce metabolic products which can act as natural antibiotics to combat bacteria and other pathogens. Penicillin, one of the oldest antibiotic agents, is probably the best known example. Since then, fungi have been regarded as a promising biological source of antibiotic compounds. Researchers expect that ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Defining sarcopenic obesity is key to its effective treatment
Future Science Group FSG today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA synthesizing current data on sarcopenic obesity, and looking to highlight the need for public health strategies for prevention and treatment. Sarcopenic obesity is the combination of low muscle mass and high fat mass. Tending to be more common in older adults owing to natural changes associated with aging, sarcopenic obesity has the potential to become of increas ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Penn study: Friendly competition and a financial incentive increases team exer...
PHILADELPHIA - Would having your exercise performance compared to that of your peers motivate you do more A new study suggests it might. And adding a financial incentive would only sweeten the deal even more. Comparing performance to average peers the 50th percentile , and offering financial incentives was the most effective method for increasing physical activity among teams of employees, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
Prevalence of diagnosed sleep disorders has risen among US veterans
DARIEN, IL - A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among U.S. veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD , other mental disorders, or combat experience. Results also show that the prevalence of PTSD tripled during the study period. In a sample of more than 9.7 million U.S. veterans, the age-adjusted prevalence of s ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 15
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science A Safe Haven Investigating Social-Support Figures as Prepared Safety Stimuli Erica A. Hornstein, Michael S. Fanselow, and Naomi I. Eisenberger Research has shown that fear learning occurs more readily with certain stimuli such as snakes and spiders, perhaps because these types of stimuli have historically threatened humans 8217 survival. Although fear conditioning to these prepared fear stim ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Jul 15
Which Mammals Are Most Suitable as Pets?
Although the numbers of traditional pets such as dogs, cats, and rabbits have been steadily increasing for the past four decades, there has been an even sharper growth in the number of so-called exotics. More and more people are choosing to purchase and keep weird and unusual animals, and it seems the more exotic the better. Although it is unclear what is driving this boom in exotic pets, it may a human fascination with wild animals combined with consumer ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 14
Why Limit Yourself?
In my work as a psychotherapist I often talk with people who think really badly of themselves. Generally their thoughts are unfair and inaccurate, and a lot of our work addresses these distorted views of oneself. When a patient I ll call Jay told me he didn t feel successful in his professional life, my knee-jerk reaction as a therapist was to try to help him feel better about what he d accomplished. As a CBT therapist, that meant looking at the evidence t ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jul 14
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