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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
Medical conditions are more common in women who are sexually abused
Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault. Compared with women without a known assault experience, those who experienced sexual assault were more likely to have diseases of the circulatory and respiratory systems, epilepsy, and liver disease, both before and after the assault. They were also more likely to develop cervical cancer after the assault. The investigators also found that the numb ...
EurekAlert - Wed. May 4
Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3
If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence , then we need to understand team communication. Indeed, rather than treat individuals as the primary unit of analysis, as is generally the case in the science of psychology, many scholars in the field of communication treat communication itself as the primary unit of analysis. Certainly, no societal problem can be solved without communication. ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Depression Is a Drag
Change is hard. Even when you want the change. You may be choosing a path that has all the hallmarks of the right thing and yet putting your foot on that path brings fear and an urge to turn around. Manny has been depressed since high school. Smoking marijuana has brought him some fun, but he wants to quit because it makes him lethargic. He has goals to succeed in college. But he is conflicted. It s only with those friends smoking weed that I have any fun. ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Too Many Employees Feel the Need to "Cover" Their Identities
I spend an undue amount of time thinking and reading about management specifically, about relationships between managers and employees, and how managers can be more effective. As this tends to be pretty well-trod ground, it s not too often one comes across a new path especially when that path is in such plain sight it should have been have been obvious all along. But that s how I felt recently when I happened across a 2014 Harvard Business Review piece by ...
Psychology Today - Wed. May 4
Why Weirdos Win
Have you ever been called weird, crazy or strange
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
Your Brain Does Not Like Sleeping in a New Place
We ve all been there We fly somewhere to give a talk, attend a sales convention, visit friends, or meet with prospective employers. And we spend the night tossing and turning. Sleep researchers refer to this as the First Night Effect. It turns out there is a scientific reason for these sleep troubles, one that reaches back into our evolutionary history. Only half of your brain enters deep sleep when you try to sleep in an unfamiliar place. The other half k ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
Develop This Trait to Become a Successful, Confident Person
Despite the proverbial warning that curiosity killed the cat, curiosity is a trait well worth cultivating. When it s felt strongly, it drives people to pursue their interests. The successes that follow can be remarkable, as can be seen in the lives of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers, and innumerable other historic figures. When you combine curiosity with benevolence being truly kind and well-meaning you can not only achieve great accomplis ...
Psychology Today - Tue. May 3
HIV infections drop, but US falls short of national goals
PHILADELPHIA--The number of new HIV infections and the transmission rate in the United States dropped by 11 and 17 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015, but fell short of the goals put forth by President Obama s U.S. National HIV AIDS Strategy NHAS , researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reported this week in the journal AIDS and Behavior . In 2010, the ...
EurekAlert - Tue. May 3
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