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What Is Critical Feeling?
How can teachers incite enthusiasm in their students What does it take to play an instrument or make crafts How do we acquire refined tastes for music, food, and fashion What could we do to get rid of unjustified fear or anger How can we cope with chronic illness What keeps love alive All these questions have to do with critical feeling . More precisely, they ask how we can create and maintain desired feelings modify undesired feelings or use feelings to g ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 7
How Secular Spirituality Inspires Effective Psychotherapy
For millennia, people of different faiths have reported profound spiritual moments. Whether one is a Catholic, Mormon, Muslim, Jew or Scientologist, their experiences are usually explained via the specific tenets of their own faith. However, not only are much of their beliefs surely wrong when shone under the light of science, their respective truth claims cannot all be right. A common thread must be connecting their various practises and transcendental ev ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Apr 7
Treating sugar addiction like drug abuse: QUT leads world-first study
With obesity rates on the rise worldwide and excess sugar consumption considered a direct contributor, the search has been on for treatments to reverse the trend. Now a world-first study led by QUT may have the answer. Neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett from QUT s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation said the study, which has just been published by international research journal PLOS ONE , shows drugs used to treat nicotine addiction could b ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Heavy drinking endangers the health of liver transplants
The results strongly reinforce the need for early alcohol assessments after liver transplantation and multidisciplinary interventions to help patients maintain abstinence. As observed and described extensively for hepatitis C virus reinfection, liver graft damage occurs very rapidly after alcohol relapse, leading to cirrhosis in a significant proportion of patients, and therefore complications of cirrhosis and death, said Dr. Jerome Dumortier, senior autho ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Do differences in anatomy matter for achieving orgasm?
For males, the most important aspect of achieving an erection and of ejaculating appears to rely on a proper balance between the parasympathetic nervous system that controls the body at rest and the sympathetic nervous system that controls the body s fight or flight response. For females, physical anatomy plays more of an important role, with migration of the clitoris toward the anterior vaginal wall and the angle of entry of the penis being important. Sex ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Men on Tinder think they have a 'license to use unattractive women as they see...
Men on Tinder think they have a licence to use women as they see fit if their date s appearance is less attractive than her profile photograph, research says. The British Sociological Association s annual conference in Birmingham was told today [Thursday 7 April 2016] that the men believed they were entitled to have casual sex to compensate for the breach of trust . Dr Jenny van Hooff, senior lecturer in sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, car ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Apr 7
Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One
In everyday conversation, bilingual speakers often switch between languages mid-sentence with apparent ease, despite the fact that many studies suggest that language-switching should slow them down. New research suggests that consistency may allow bilingual speakers to avoid the costs that come with switching between languages, essentially allowing them to use two languages for the price of one. The research is published in Psychological Science , a journa ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Apr 7
Oral health and cognitive decline may be related
Visiting the dentist may help you to think more clearly in later life, suggests research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , which links oral health with cognitive well-being. The researchers caution, however, that more studies are needed.
Medical News Today - Wed. Apr 6
How to Get the Most Out of Your Nap
HOW DO WE EXPLAIN naps and siestas The best explanation we have at this time involves the relationship between sleep pressure and circadian rhythms. Sleep pressure starts to build when we wake up. Assuming we wake up in the early- to mid-morning, it will reach a fairly high level by early afternoon, roughly halfway through the waking day. Meanwhile, the morning burst of cortisol has worn off and the rise in core body temperature, another wakefulness signal ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
The Synesthete of the Shadows
Perhaps you ve seen him standing alone in the shadows at a live show in Toronto. Or maybe your band has been the beneficiary of his quiet promotion and networking . I heard recently from the elusive man known as Lonely Vagabond, who is said to have attended more live shows than anyone in his home city and for whom I m maintaining his hard-won anonymity here so that he can describe his synesthesia . The man who is out at least 300 nights of the year -- usua ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
Why are Filipino Americans Still Forgotten and Invisible?
Why are Filipino Americans still forgotten and invisible Seriously, why This is not a rhetorical question, nor do I intend to provide potential answers to this question in this article. I am seriously asking Why The reason I am asking this question - yet again - is because of the New York Times NYT most recent installment of their Conversations on Race Op-Doc series, where we see Asian Americans talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them particularly ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 6
Respirator mask reduces effects of pollution on the heart
The use of a respiratory filter mask, a common practice in China and Japan, among other countries, helps minimize the impact of pollution on people with heart failure during rush-hour traffic in cities such as S 227 o Paulo, Brazil. For healthy people, wearing this type of anti-pollution mask can also reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. These are the main findings of a study performed by researchers at the Heart Failure Center of the Univ ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 6
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