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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
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
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