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Community-level violence linked to teens' risky sexual behavior
Teens experiences with violence -- either through fear of violence, observing violent events, or being victims of violence themselves -- are associated with how likely they are to have sex and use condoms, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The findings of the Baltimore-based study could eventually lead to new ways to improve sexual health among this population. They will be presented at the International Confer ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Why Sports Wins and Sunshine May Lead You to Gamble
The fact that your favorite sports team unexpectedly won yesterday won t improve your chances of winning the lottery and yet it might increase the likelihood that you ll buy a ticket, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Analyzing two years worth of daily lottery purchases in 174 New York City neighborhoods, researchers found that citywide gambling increased following unrela ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jan 26
New Research From Psychological Science
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science Failure of Intuition When Choosing Whether to Invest in a Single Goal or Split Resources Between Two Goals Alasdair D. F. Clarke and Amelia R. Hunt How do people respond when asked to perform two similar tasks simultaneously In theory, if both tasks are easy, they should divide their attention and try to complete both however, once the tasks become more demanding, they should change strategi ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Jan 26
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit
Helping smokers quit may be as easy as mailing them free nicotine-replacement patches, even in the absence of counseling or other support, a new Canadian study shows. The finding didn t surprise one expert in lung health, Dr. Len Horovitz. Sometimes smokers simply need access to help and a jumpstart, said Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. In the study, a team led by John Cunningham at the Centre for Addiction and Men ...
Healthday - Tue. Jan 26
Father's depression during pregnancy linked to premature birth risk
Expectant and new fathers face increased risks for depression, compared with men in the general population. However, the role of the father in the psychosocial environment of the mother-fetus pair and birth outcomes has been largely neglected. A new study aiming to investigate this line of research suggests depression in fathers increases the risk of premature birth for offspring.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jan 26
'Rat casino' shows flashing lights incite risky gambling moves
It finally happened. Researchers have created a rat casino model with the aim of studying to what extent flashing lights and music - typically experienced at casinos - encourage risky decision-making. The results form a scientific basis for the lure of the glimmering lights of Vegas.
Medical News Today - Tue. Jan 26
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
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