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Your Child’s Evil Superpower, and How to Use it for Good
I ve just witnessed the wielding of a superpower. You see, my son has a highly developed sense of what other people are feeling. At this moment, it s manifesting in the form of a tantrum, which started when he ended up with Unload Dishwasher in our morning job selection. It was obvious to me that his performance lacked heart, but he managed to squeeze a tear out as he pushed past his sisters to his room.
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 9
What Makes Aerobic Exercise Like Miracle-Gro for Your Brain?
A decade ago, when I published The Athlete s Way St. Martin s Press , I wrote about groundbreaking research which was in its earliest stages that identified how aerobic exercise triggered neurogenesis birth of new neurons and improved the brain s neuroplasticity. This week, cutting-edge research by neuroscientists at University of California, Los Angeles UCLA on the brain-benefits of aerobic exercise was published and presented at an international conferen ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
Ethical Rage
Months ago, while I was teaching Homer in my class, an exchange with a student made me reflect on a very simple but revealing point. We live in a society that seems to reject rage and even punish it, although its traditional literature seems to commend enraged deeds naming them as heroic. This remark caused me to ask myself a number of questions. How often do I feel free to go into a rage How often has my own rage made me act as if I weren t myself Have I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
7 Signs You're Not Mentally Strong, You're Just Acting Tough
Saying things like, I m not scared of anything, or, I didn t want that promotion anyway, doesn t necessarily mean you re mentally strong . In fact, there s a good chance you might just be acting tough. While acting tough may meet your needs in the short term by artificially boosting your ego or by getting other people to back off, it s not a good long-term strategy. In fact, a new study conducted by psychologists at Rutgers University found that men who ac ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Apr 8
Six-step hand-washing technique found most effective for reducing bacteria
New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organization is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers hands. The study was published online today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Hand hygiene is regarded as the most importan ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
New assay offers improved detection of deadly prion diseases
Philadelphia, PA, April 8, 2016 - Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies TSEs , or prion diseases, are a family of rare progressive, neurodegenerative illnesses that affect both humans and animals. TSE surveillance is important for public health and food safety because TSEs have the potential of crossing from animals to humans, as seen with the spread of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy BSE . A study in The Journal of Molecular Diagn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
Simultaneous cocaine, alcohol use linked to suicide risk
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] --In a general sense, medical studies support the popular intuition -- a staple of movies and literature -- that suicidal behavior and substance misuse are linked. But the relationship between the two is not so simple. A new study of hundreds of suicidal emergency department ED patients from around the U.S. found that the significance of the link varied with age, gender and race. Across the board, however, the use of coc ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
UC Berkeley, Stanford find LA LGBT Center's canvassing conversations reduce tr...
April 7, 2016 Berkeley -- Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, report in today s edition of Science that volunteer canvassers - both transgender and not - reduced voters prejudice against transgender people. Last year the study s authors David Broockman and Joshua Kalla set off a firestorm of debate about the need for transparency in social science research when they raised doubts about a now-retracted study of t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Apr 8
Spending That Fits Personality Can Boost Well-Being
Money could buy happiness if your purchases fit your personality, according to a new study that examines nearly 77,000 actual UK bank spending transactions. The study, published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , revealed that people who spent more money on purchases that aligned with their personality traits reported greater life satisfaction. Spending-personality fit was more strongly associated with life ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 8
Curiosity Leads Us to Seek Out Unpleasant, Even Painful, Outcomes
Curiosity is a powerful motivator, leading us to make important discoveries and explore the unknown. But new research shows that our curiosity is sometimes so powerful that it leads us to choose potentially painful and unpleasant outcomes that have no apparent benefits, even when we have the ability to avoid these outcomes altogether. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Just as curi ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 8
New Research From Clinical Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Clinical Psychological Science Engaging With the Wrong People The Basis of Selective Attention to Negative Faces in Social Anxiety Ben Grafton and Colin MacLeod Studies examining attentional bias toward negative social information 8212 a vulnerability factor for social anxiety 8212 have yielded inconsistent results. This is perhaps because attentional bias can be produced by enhanced engagement with negative stim ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Apr 8
How the Visual Abilities of Dogs Change With Age
My Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Dancer, always responded more reliably to hand signals than to voice commands. In fact, he was so attentive to my body movements that often my inadvertent small hand movements which were not intended to communicate anything to my dog , were read by him as if they were commands, thus producing unintended and unexpected responses. However, when Dancer grew to be 9 or 10 years of age I began to notice that sometimes he w ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 7
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