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Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about Narcissism
Narcissism, and the social consequences of narcissistic personality and behavior are one of the most if not the most popular and debated topics on Psychology Today. Although a subject of popular interest, narcissism is actually a complex personality trait surrounded by many myths, misperceptions, and scientifically unsupported claims that continue to be perpetuated in the popular media. How do psychologists actually measure narcissism Where do we draw the ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 26
Are Love and Romance Possible in a Narcissistic Culture?
We seem to be living in a more and more narcissistic culture. And evidence from numerous sources suggest that self-centeredness and narcissism are at an all-time high. Research by Professor Jean Twenge at San Diego State among others have demonstrated that our culture has become more and more interested in themselves and less and less interested in others. Furthermore, our Hollywood celebrities, sports stars, and politicians seem to be putting on an effect ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 26
Optimizing Academic Performance Through the Poetics of Space
In his seminal 1958 book, The Poetics of Space , Gaston Bachelard identifies the importance of architectural design as well as the surrounding landscapes and infrastructure of buildings on the human psyche. Bachelard contends that our minds thrive in spaces that allow us to daydream, and stagnate in spaces that are depressing or oppressive. Clearly, the campuses created by innovative companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Pixar understand the importance ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Jan 26
Long-term exposure to ozone may increase lung and cardiovascular deaths
Adults with long-term exposure to ozone O3 face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to the study Long-Term Ozone Exposure and Mortality in a Large Prospective Study published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . Using data from a large U.S. study begun in 1982, researchers found that every additional 10 parts per billion ppb in lo ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Chickenpox, shingles vaccine may cause corneal inflammation in some patients
COLUMBIA, Mo. Jan. 20, 2016 -- In use for more than 20 years, the varicella zoster virus vaccine for chickenpox and shingles is considered an essential medicine by the World Health Organization WHO . However, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found, in rare instances, a link between the vaccine and corneal inflammation. It is a finding the researchers say should be discussed by primary care physicians and patients with a h ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
New source of liver disease in obesity caused by saturated fat, but not unsatu...
In results published on October 19, 2015 in the Journal of Lipid Research , a team of translational scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina MUSC report a new reason why non-alcoholic steatohepatitis NASH worsens in people who are obese. The results may help prevent cirrhosis and liver cancer, according to co-senior authors Kenneth D. Chavin, M.D., PhD, a transplant surgeon in the MUSC Health Department of Surgery, and Lauren Ashley Cowart, P ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Tufts researchers find meals at 92 percent of dining establishments tip the sc...
BOSTON EMBARGOED for Jan. 20, 2016 at 12 01 a.m. EST - Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants are often seen as one of the biggest contributors to the obesity epidemic. But according to a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , 92 percent of 364 measured restaurant meals from both large-chain and non-chain local restaurants exceeded recommended calorie requirements for a single meal. In 123 restaurants in three cities ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Majority of Americans support strengthening medicare law to require coverage o...
More than two years after the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, a strong majority of Americans believe Congress should approve legislation to require Medicare to cover FDA-approved medicines to treat obesity. Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe Medicare should invest in programs to reduce the rate of obesity, according to a national Ipsos poll commissioned by The Gerontological Society of America. The poll also found 89 percent ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Weekend catch-up sleep can reduce diabetes risk associated with sleep loss
Two consecutive nights of extended sleep, a typical weekend occurrence, appears to counteract the increased risk of diabetes associated with short-term sleep restriction during the work week, at least in lean, healthy, young men eating a controlled diet. The finding, based on a study performed at the University of Chicago sleep laboratory published early online by the journal Diabetes Care , could affect large numbers of people who work long hours. The pat ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Too much sugar during adolescence may alter brain's reward circuits
A new study in rats may provide significant insights into the long-term impacts of over-consumption of sugary foods during adolescence. The study shows that the enjoyment of such foods later in adulthood is reduced in those who over-consumed early in life. Investigators found that this decrease in reward relates to reduced activity in one of the key hubs of the brain s reward circuitry, called the nucleus accumbens. Such long-lasting alterations could have ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
Flashing lights and music turn rats into problem gamblers
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making -- even if you re a rat. In research published today in the Journal of Neuroscience , scientists at UBC discovered rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to a rat casino model. What s more, the researchers were able to correct the behaviour by blocking the action of a specific dopamine receptor, laying the groundwork for possible treatment of gamb ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
CU Anschutz study finds link between indoor tanning and substance abuse
AURORA, Colo. Jan. 20, 2016 - Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a direct link between indoor tanning and substance abuse among Colorado high school students. A growing national body of evidence links indoor tanning with other risky health-related behavior among adolescents, said study author Robert Dellavalle, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The study, whi ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jan 20
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