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Not Even Bullshit
The source of all creation is pure consciousness . . . pure potentiality seeking expression from the unmanifest to the manifest. And when we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in nature . D. Chopra As the paper by Pennycook et al. 2015 is making its viral rounds, we learn about the power of bullshit over the common mind. Philosopher Harry Frankfurt s 2005 slim volume On Bullshit made th ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Dec 6
Study aims to set priorities for stillbirth research
Stillbirth, which in the UK refers to the death of a fetus after 24 weeks of pregnancy, is under-researched compared with other pregnancy outcomes. Also, while many pregnancy conditions result from a single cause, stillbirth could be the endpoint of different pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction, congenital anomalies, or infection. Experts recently invited parents, families and clinicians to submit questions and research priorities rela ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Benefit cuts to teachers won't lead to taxpayer savings
Cutting benefits for teachers or other public-sector workers may not save taxpayers as much as one might think, according to a new University of Illinois at Chicago study. Rising health insurance costs don t translate into dollar-for-dollar increases in the costs of public education or in taxes, says Darren Lubotsky, UIC associate professor of economics. The study is published in the December issue of the Journal of Health Economics . Much of the cost of h ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Frugal antibiotic prescribing associated with lower GP satisfaction scores
Reduced antibiotic prescribing is associated with lower patient satisfaction on the national General Practice Patient Survey, according to a new study by King s College London. The study found a 25 per cent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a GP practice corresponded to a 5-6 point reduction on GP satisfaction rankings. The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice , analysed records from 7,800 general practices - 96 per cent of pra ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Cannabis increases the noise in your brain
Philadelphia, PA, December 3, 2015 - Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol 9-THC , induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy subjects similar to those observed in schizophrenia. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects are not clear. A new study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry , reports that 9-THC increases random neural activity, termed neural noise ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Mental health courts significantly reduce repeat offenses, jail time
New research from North Carolina State University finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems - especially those who also have substance use problems. Previous research has provided mixed data on how effective mental health courts are at reducing recidivism, or repeat offending, for people with mental health problems, says Sarah Desmarais, an associate pr ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
NYU study finds 3/4 of high school heroin users started with prescription opio...
Nonmedical use of prescription opioids a.k.a. pain-killers, narcotics such as Vicodin, Percocet, and Oxycontin has become increasingly problematic in recent years with increases nation-wide in overdoses, hospital treatment admissions, and deaths. Use also appears to be contributing to heroin initiation, which has increased in recent years, as the demographics of users are shifting. Those previously at low risk -- women, whites, and individuals of higher in ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Involvement in traditional dating abuse increases chances of cyberdating abuse...
New findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston revealed that teens who are involved in dating abuse -- as either the perpetrator or the victim -- are more likely to also be involved in cyberdating abuse. Further, teens who commit cyberdating violence against their partners are more likely to later be victimized by it and cyberviolence victims are more likely to later perpetrate this act. The findings are currently available online at ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Dec 6
Quick Thinkers Are Charismatic
Charisma may rely on quick thinking, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research shows that people who were able to respond more quickly to general knowledge questions and visual tasks were perceived as more charismatic by their friends, independently of IQ and other personality traits. Our findings show that social intelligence is more than just knowing the right thing ...
Psychological Science - Sun. Dec 6
Crave Coffee Too Much? Talk Therapy May Help
A short round of talk-therapy seems to help over-consumers of caffeine dramatically cut back their intake, a small new study suggests. Caffeine-use disorder, though not yet an official mental health diagnosis, is defined by caffeine dependency and an inability to consume less caffeine despite a desire to do so, the researchers explained. The new study found that just a single one-hour session of reduction-strategy therapy -- a type of cognitive behavioral ...
Healthday - Tue. Dec 1
Goodbye Perfectionism: I'm Done With The Anxiety You Bring
Dear Perfectionism , This isn t easy for me. We ve been together forever -- since third grade to be exact. I ve been practicing how I can put this, and I realize there s no easy way to do this. I m done. You and I have had a tumultuous relationship from the start. I thought since we were introduced by seemingly trustworthy sources, like teachers, parents , coaches and friends, that you would be a good companion, but none of us knew at the time just how dam ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 1
Are Musically Trained Parents Better at Decoding Baby's Cry?
Infants cry for many different reasons leaving those around them to translate their whimpers and wails. In a recent 2015 study, researchers in Prague played recordings of infant vocalizations to 333 adults to see if they could identify why the babies were making the sounds. Some recordings of infants aged 5-10 months were taken during 3 positive episodes play, reunion with caregiver , and after feeding. Others were recorded during 3 negative episodes pain ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Dec 1
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