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Fewer Romantic Prospects May Lead to Riskier Investments
Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people s decision making toward riskier options, according to new findings from a series of studies published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Environmental cues indicating that one will have a relatively difficult time finding a mate can drive people to concentrate their investment choices into a few high-risk, high ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Apr 18
Brain caught 'filing' memories during rest
Memories formed in one part of the brain are replayed and transferred to a different area of the brain during rest, according to a new UCL study in rats. The finding suggests that replay of previous experiences during rest is important for memory consolidation, a process whereby the brain stabilises and preserves memories for quick recall in the future. Understanding the physiological mechanism of this is essential for tackling amnesiac conditions such as ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 18
Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding and breaking the cycle of addiction
Montreal, April 18, 2016 - Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex vmPFC , a region involved in the brain reward system. These new data, the result of a study by researchers at the Institut universitaire en sant 233 mentale de Montr 233 al CIUSSS EST, Montreal and the University of Montreal confirms the tendency to smoke and low smoking cessation rates of people with s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Apr 18
5 Ways Your Worst Experience Can Bring Out the Best in You
As a psychotherapist, I ve met plenty of clients who experienced debilitating symptoms after a traumatic event. Whether they d endured a horrific act of violence, or they d survived a tragic accident, they suffered symptoms ranging from nightmares to mood instability. I ve also encountered plenty of people whose lives were actually better following a traumatic experience. Many of them report feeling happier, healthier and more hopeful after a major crisis. ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 17
Neurobiology of Self-Control in Dogs
I am a dog-lover, but I will also be the first to admit that my dogs exhibit a sometimes embarrassing lack of impulse control and do things they are not supposed to. Cato, the four year-old plotthound, has not grown out of his habit of chewing the crotches out of underwear. Callie, the seven year-old terrier, still counter-surfs. And Thor, my father-in-law s big shepherd-mix, who spends time at our house, punched out a pane of glass in the front-door in re ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Apr 17
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds
Depression and suicidal thoughts or attempts are common among youth who join gangs, and these problems get worse after they join, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed data from more than 11,000 students in middle schools and high schools across the United States. The investigators found that gang membership was associated with greater levels of depression, a 67 percent increase in suicidal thoughts, and a 104 percent increase in suicide attempts. ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 16
Pair Gamblers Anonymous With Other Treatments for Best Results
Gamblers Anonymous helps people with gambling problems, and it s even more effective when used along with other treatments, researchers report. In a new review, investigators analyzed data from 17 studies published between 2002 and 2015 that examined problem gambling. The research included data on various aspects of problem gambling, and on treatments such as Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-step program based on peer support and shared desire to stop gambling. Ga ...
Healthday - Sat. Apr 16
Are You Too Responsible for Your Own Good?
I grew up as a responsible older sister, assigned to take care of my brother, set the table, do the dishes, dust and vacuum the house, polish the furniture, and clean the bathroom. When I d finished my chores and would sit down to relax with a book, I was told, Don t be lazy. Go pull the weeds, sweep the deck, and make yourself useful. Otherwise, I was being selfish. What I was being was compulsively responsible. Taught that my purpose was to please others ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 16
Is Multiple Choice Testing Immoral?
Students everywhere are preparing for end of term exams. Multiple choice tasks are among the most frequently used exam forms in undergraduate education . They are cheap they can be used in mass education and they are just. Whatever your looks are, whatever the teacher thinks of you, the grade stays the same. If done intelligently, multiple choice tests not only are capable of testing facts but also the understanding of principles. These are the bright side ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 16
Organize for Better Thinking and Memory
We all think with ideas and information that we hold in working memory . Working memory is like a scratch pad with a succession of content on the pad that is streamed into the brain s thinking apparatus. What is held on the working memory scratch pad is either retrieved from memory or inserted from real-time experience like what you are reading or hearing .
Psychology Today - Sat. Apr 16
Public health concern as data reveals high prevalence of hepatitis B among ref...
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain A new study presented today demonstrates the potential challenge posed to public health systems across Europe as a result of the prevalence of Hepatitis B among new refugee populations. The study was presented at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. With nearly one million asylum applications lodged in Germany alone last year,1 the European Union EU is experiencing an unprecedented wave of immigr ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
Low-cost generic direct-acting antiviral treatment for hep C is equivalent to ...
April 16, 2016, Barcelona, Spain Data presented today demonstrates that generic direct-acting antivirals DAAs are as effective and safe as branded treatments to cure Hepatitis C. The summary results presented today at The International Liver Congress trade 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, showed high sustained virologic response SVR after treatment with generic sofosbuvir, ledipasvir, daclatasvir and ribavirin, confirming clinical efficacy equivalent to outcomes ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Apr 16
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