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UK teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco content in YouTube music videos
UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, indicates research published in the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health . Those exposed the most are 13-15 year olds, and girls, the findings suggest. Relatively little attention has been paid to YouTube content, despite the fact that some music videos contain extensive alcohol and tobacco content, which is often depicted in a positive light, and tha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
E-cigarettes, as used, aren't helping smokers quit, study shows
Electronic cigarettes are widely promoted and used to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a new analysis from UC San Francisco found that adult smokers who use e-cigarettes are actually 28 percent less likely to stop smoking cigarettes. The study -- a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data -- is the largest to quantify whether e-cigarettes assist smokers in quitting cigarettes. The findings will be published online January 14, 2016 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Ads for candy-flavored e-cigarettes could encourage vaping among school children
Advertisements featuring e-cigarettes with flavours such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to attract school children to buy and try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavoured e-cigarettes, according to new research published in the journal BMJ Tobacco Control . E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies. In the USA, the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Surve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
LGBT migrants persecuted because of sexual orientation, gender identity before...
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT migrants who obtained refuge or asylum in the U.S. or Canada on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity report extensive recollections of abuse by parents and caregivers, peers and school personnel, according to a new Rutgers study. This is first empirical study to explore early abuse experiences of migrants who fled persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The new study by E ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 18
Teen Weapon Use Varies by Race and Gender: Study
The likelihood of an American teen using or carrying weapons varies according to race and gender, new research contends. Using data from a national survey conducted during the mid-1990s, when violent crime rates were falling in the United States, researchers found that 13 percent of black students, 10 percent of Hispanic students and 7 percent of white students had been involved with weapons. The data on students in grades 7 through 12 who were interviewed ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 18
More Evidence That Severe Poverty Harms Kids' Health
Severe poverty is a threat to young children s health and development, a new study suggests. Deep poverty, which affects approximately 3.9 million young children, clearly makes large numbers of U.S. children vulnerable to health and developmental problems that limit their life opportunities, said study senior author Sheila Smith. She is director of early childhood at the National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University s Mailman School of Pub ...
Healthday - Mon. Jan 18
What are the Key Dispositions of Good Critical Thinkers?
As human beings, we make thousands of decisions every day. Every time we go to the shop to buy bread we must decide whether we would prefer white bread, brown bread, small or large loaf, barrel or sliced, etc. The same goes for the simple task of ordering a coffee. For example, if you enter Starbucks, it s been estimated that there are over 19,000 possible beverages available to you Vohs et al., 2014 . Indeed, we are immersed in increasingly complex and di ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 18
Moral Function and Moral Perfection
Is stealing from you just as wrong as stealing from a stranger If a street gang kidnaps a Guatemalan oligarch, is it just as condemnable as kidnapping your brother If toxic waste is illegally dumped in a poor Bangladeshi village, is that just as reprehensible as dumping it in your town Ideally, we d like to think so, no After all, right is right and wrong is wrong and it shouldn t matter where or to whom the offense is committed it s still immoral. This is ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 18
Why No-Nonsense Classrooms Are Less Terrible Than Usual Ones
Children, would you please pick up your pencils and do Problems 1 through 8 in your workbooks The grammar is that of a polite question, as if the teacher were asking a favor and the children had a choice. But every child knows that this is not a question it s an order. So, why not state it as one Pick up your pencils and do Problems 1 through 8 in your workbooks. Why the hypocritical pretense that the children are complying from their own free will rather ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jan 18
The Surest Way to Spot a Good Manager
Trouble with managers in the past The bad news is it s unfortunate. The good news is you re not alone. With around 70 of the U.S. workforce disengaged, that suggests a whole lot of employee-manager conflict or at the very least, sub-optimal relationships . As the old saying goes, People leave managers, not companies . So how do you avoid that How can you improve the odds of finding a more hospitable career harbor I wrote a piece recently The Surest Way To ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 14
Declutter NOW! How Prospect Theory Clutters Up Our Closets
Why do we have cluttered closets, kitchen drawers, or stacks of untouched supplies in our office It is easy to accumulate things, but so hard to then get rid of them. One explanation is that we feel our prized possessions are worth more than they really are, even to us But once we get rid of them, we may hardly even notice they are gone. The act of getting rid of something, including our junk, hurts us more than we think, so we would rather just hold on to ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 14
The Curious Incident of the Black NFL Kicker
In one of Sherlock Holmes most famous pieces of detective work , his attention to detail oriented him toward something that was missing Inspector Gregory Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention Sherlock Holmes To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. Gregory The dog did nothing in the night-time. Holmes That was the curious incident. Captured in the exchange above, Holmes classically pointed out that if Inspector ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Jan 14
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