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Information Is Contagious Among Social Connections
New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become contagious in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections. The findings are published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . In large social networks, our model demonstrated that information is 8216 contagious 8217 in much the same way that behav ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Nov 17
Sexism: One More Time With Feeling
For whatever reason, a lot of sexism-related pieces have been crossing my desk lately. It s not that I particularly mind writing about these papers is quite engaging, and many people - no matter the side of the issue they tend to find themselves falling on - seem to share a similar perspective when it comes to reading about them known more colloquially as the Howard Stern Effect . Now, as I ve said before on several of the occasions I ve written about them ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
The Biological Citizen: Neuropolitics as Aim and Danger
Anyone who has seen the futuristic thriller Minority Report 2002 , based loosely on a same-titled short story by Philip K. Dick, may recall the scene when Tom Cruise is filmed walking through a gleaming shopping mall. As he saunters past interactive ads that use facial recognition, they call him out by name and ask how he s enjoying his recent purchases.
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
Terror in Paris: What Community Psychology Teaches Us
The horrific, unfolding events in Paris on our televisions demand an informed response. While I would never dream of claiming that psychology has the answers to understanding what took place, I do believe that Community Psychology can provide us with some insights. I would begin not with psychology but with the Pope s statement that we are engaged in World War Three. My understanding of this is that we are not dealing with isolated events but with a major ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 14
Envy, Thy Name Is Youth
Know someone with great looks, plenty of friends and a hot romance If you re under 30, there s a good chance you envy that person, new research says. The study found that the younger the person, the more likely they were to experience envy. About 80 percent of those younger than 30 said they d experienced envy in the last year, according to the survey. But, that doesn t mean that people over 30 are immune to the emotion. The study, which included more than ...
Healthday - Sat. Nov 14
Meeting transportation needs will improve lives of those with ASD, their famil...
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - An integrated approach to providing access to reliable and safe transportation is needed for adults on the autism spectrum and their families, according to a new Rutgers study that offers recommendations for removing barriers to better mobility. The Rutgers report addresses transportation obstacles that those with autism spectrum disorders ASD and other developmental disabilities, and their families, must overcome to carry out their d ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 14
Resilient Family Outcomes Through Polyaffectivity
If family success is conceived of as remaining in the exact same relationship form until one of the partners dies, then very few relationships -- polyamorous or monogamous -- are successful. If, however, family success is conceived as the ability to meet people s changing needs and retain a familial connection even when the sexual connection no longer persists, then many polyamorists are able to build successful and resilient relationships. In this blog, I ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 13
Are There any Feminists in Hollywood?
With the release of Gloria Steinem s new book her first in 20 years I can t help but reflect on how feminism has evolved over the years. How has society advanced regarding women s equality While Hollywood is in no way the sole reflection of society, it does serve as a very visible and influential barometer for what is happening in the larger culture. In looking at gender roles and depictions of women in Hollywood, I can t help but bemoan, who and where are ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Nov 13
Child abuse rises in connection with soldiers' deployments
Children under age two may be at heightened risk for abuse and neglect during the six months immediately following a parent s return from deployment in the U.S. Army, and the risk may rise among Army families with soldiers who are deployed more than once. Researchers from the PolicyLab at The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP performed one of the largest longitudinal retrospective studies analyzing child abuse and neglect among Army families. Suppor ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 13
Seniors expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists
Well-trained seniors expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists. New Danish research shows that age is no obstacle to performing at a maximum for a longer period of time. The Department of Biomedicine and the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen are behind this new research. Is there a limit with ageing to human energetic performance This was previously an open question, but now researchers from the Department of Biomedicine and t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 13
Lead exposure impacts children's sleep
PHILADELPHIA November 12, 2015 - A new research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Penn Nursing shows that lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood. This is the first longitudinal, population-based study that investigated early lead exposure to sleep problems. The findings are set for publication in the December issue of SLEEP , but ca ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 13
Have an apple-shaped body? You may be more susceptible to binge eating
Women with apple-shaped bodies - those who store more of their fat in their trunk and abdominal regions - may be at particular risk for the development of eating episodes during which they experience a sense of loss of control, according to a new study from Drexel University. The study also found that women with greater fat stores in their midsections reported being less satisfied with their bodies, which may contribute to loss-of-control eating. This stud ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 13
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