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Does Watching TV Encourage Narcissism?
Recent research suggests that in the last few decades, college students have become increasingly narcissistic. There is also evidence that during this period, there have been increases in a number of personality traits associated with narcissism, including extraversion, and self-esteem . The reasons for these changes across generations remain unknown, yet there has been considerable speculation that developments in media and communication technology have p ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 31
Yes, Humans Are Still Evolving
In the popular coverage of science, the question is sometimes raised, Are humans still evolving Some high-profile science figures such as Sir David Attenborough , and even some biologists, such as Professor Steve Jones of University College London, have said that, evolution is over for humans, at least in the developed West.
Psychology Today - Tue. May 31
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science The Method of Loci Improves Longer-Term Retention of Self-Affirming Memories and Facilitates Access to Mood-Repairing Memories in Recurrent Depression Aliza Werner-Seidler and Tim Dalgleish Studies have shown that recalling self-affirming memories can improve negative mood. Researchers investigated whether a mnemonic technique called the method of loci, in which memories are visuali ...
Psychological Science - Tue. May 31
A Hot Mess
Meet Francis, he weighs over 500 pounds, and is lying in the Intensive Care Unit, or morgue, of any given American hospital. Francis is a hot mess. Francis might not be a food addict. He might be an alcoholic or another type of substance abuser - a sex addict, compulsive gambler in financial ruin, or have chronic episodic violence syndrome serial killer, rapist etc. How did he become a hot mess he s too smart and well brought up It happened because Francis ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 29
How to enjoy life (more)
You ve doubtless heard that you should stop and smell the roses, savor every moment as if it s your last, and, in the words of country singer Tug McGraw, live like you were dying. But how do you actually do that--- I m mean, really do that on a consistent basis, not just after surviving a health scare or during a weekend retreat at an Ashram Let s face it, for most of us, the hustle and bustle of everyday life work, family, presidential politics , what hav ...
Psychology Today - Sun. May 29
Memorial Day: Then and Now
Memorial Day typically signals the start of the summer holidays, which culminate on Labor Day in early September. Traffic in New York City streets thin, and on many streets traffic lights don t seem necessary a welcome harbinger for some of the days to come when the school year ends and those who can afford to typically flee the city for the country. Our sense that Memorial Day is a day for play was fostered in 1971 when Congress passed a law to schedule f ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 28
The Peculiar Thought We Often Have When Facing Illness
In the middle of my PhD, I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. There were many psychologically interesting and rich things that happened after my diagnosis, but one was especially peculiar I began to anthropomorphize. Almost as soon as I learned of my cancer, I saw it as an agent, with goals and intent. And I saw each of the cancerous cells as its foot soldiers, on a mission to conquer my organs. Even friends and family referred to my tumor as an entity with ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 28
Want to Up Your Game? Visual Guidance Optimizes Motor Skills
A variety of recent studies have used eye-tracking devices to monitor how our visual gaze and cognitive focus shift in tandem. For example, a study on children with autism spectrum disorders ASD used eye-tracking devices to observe that when a conversation became emotional and required more cognitive resources that the gaze of the child diverted away from making eye contact with an adult. Now, researchers from the UK have identified that optimizing someone ...
Psychology Today - Sat. May 28
3 Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living an Authentic Life
Truly authentic people have an ease about them that makes them instantly likable. They seem to know who they are and they appear comfortable in whatever circumstances they face. A lot of people yearn for that authenticity. Yet, many of them won t ever become truly authentic. Quite often, it s because they believe these three big misconceptions about what it means to really be authentic 1. Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin Means Acting the Same in All Circ ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 27
The Helping Hand of Hardcore
On May 29th, a group of hardcore punk bands, including Cro-Mags , Civ , Sheer Terror , Wisdom in Chains , Nine Live and Extinction A.D. will play a show at Highline Ballroom to raise money for Alexander Owens , a three-year old boy afflicted with neurofibromatosis . Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerve tissue throughout the body, which can result in excruciating and disabling pain, disfigurement and even death. And wh ...
Psychology Today - Fri. May 27
First-of-its-kind procedure combines scalp, skull, kidney and pancreas transpl...
May 27, 2016 - Simultaneous transplantation of a composite skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas--all from the same donor--provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function, according to a report in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . The experience may open the way to furt ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
In wake of Flint crisis, new proposal seeks to 'focus on the fix' for lead poi...
May 27, 2016 - The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines--but it s just the most prominent example of an ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning, according David E. Jacobs, PhD, CIH, a noted authority on childhood lead poisoning prevention. Dr. Jacobs writes in the June Journal of Public Health Management and Practice , published by Wolters Kluwer . The debacle in Flint should spur urgently ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 27
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