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Building a Politically Tolerant Social Psychological Science
In the book Passing on the Right Conservative Professors in the Progressive University, Shields and Dunn 2016 describe their empirical research into the underrepresentation of conservative faculty in higher education and provide a peek into the life of the professors who make up this minority for a review, see Flaherty, 2016 . In conducting their research, they examined 153 conservative professors in six disciplines economics, political science, sociology, ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
3 Strategies to Stop Overeating
Overeating is endemic in the Western world, and with overeating comes overweight. We could do with much less but it seems to be difficult to limit the intake. The classical route to stop overeating is to blame ourselves. We think that eating is a matter of willpower and self-control . Sometimes, it works and we get into the right eating habits. Often enough, however, we feel defeated when the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. According to food psyc ...
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
Terrorism May Make Liberals Think More Like Conservatives
Liberals attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants became more like those of conservatives following the July 7, 2005 bombings in London, new research shows. Data from two nationally representative surveys of British citizens revealed that feelings of national loyalty increased and endorsement of equality decreased among political liberals following the terrorist attack.
Psychology Today - Thu. May 5
Use of personal care products during pregnancy linked to adverse effects in ne...
Brooklyn, NY - A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns. The study found a link between women with higher levels of butyl paraben, which is commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics, and the following birth outcomes shorter gestational age at birth, decreased birth weight, and increased odds of preterm birth, s ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
'Specialty medical home' seeks to provide patient-centered care for patients w...
May 4, 2016 - A specialty medical home--providing expert medical care coordinated with attention to social support and mental health--is a promising new approach to patient-centered, cost-effective care for patients with Crohn s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a special Future Directions paper in the May issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases , official journal of the Crohn s Colitis Foundation of America CCFA . The journal is published by Wolte ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Humans have faster metabolism than closely related primates, enabling larger b...
MAYWOOD, IL - Loyola University Chicago researchers are among the co-authors of a groundbreaking study that found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The study, published in the journal Nature , found that humans also have a higher percentage of body fat, providing the energy reserves to fuel their faster metabolism. The findings may point toward strategies for combating obesity, ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Obesity rates are not declining in US youth
A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years. In 2013-2014, 17.4 of children met criteria for class I obesity, 6.1 for class II, and 2.3 for class III, none statistically different than 2011-2012. Because children are growing, obesity is defined using BMI growth charts, but values are equivalent to an adult BMI of 30.0 to 34.9 for c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers
Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition - according to new NIHR-funded research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today reveal that while no interventions were unequivocally successful, promising approaches focused on a holistic approach to mealtimes. The team found that eating family-style meals with care givers, playing music, and engagi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less
New knowledge Children with ADHD sleep both poorly and less A new study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children. Studies have shown that up to seventy per cent of parents of children with ADHD report that the children have difficulty falling asleep and that they spend a long tim ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke
New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. Researchers from the Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit MRC IEU at the University of Bristol investigated how the same type of cells as those found in the arteries of the heart, known as human coronary artery endothelial cells HCAEC , responded when they were exposed to both e-cigarette aerosol and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Alcohol makes you momentarily happier but not more satisfied
Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol -- but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life. The research, led by a social policy expert at the University of Kent, also found that people who developed drinking problems were less satisfied with life. Although the effect of alcohol on happiness is often discussed during debates about alcohol policy and regulation, it has rarely been the su ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Our brain uses statistics to calculate confidence, make decisions
Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- The directions, which came via cell phone, were a little garbled, but as you understood them Turn left at the 3rd light and go straight the restaurant will be on your right side. Ten minutes ago you made the turn. Still no restaurant in sight. How far will you be willing to drive in the same direction Research suggests that it depends on your initial level of confidence after getting the directions. Did you hear them right Did you ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
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