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Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
Meat, fruits, and vegetables studies have suggested that these foods have the potential to boost mood and mental health. But which are best Well, according to new research, the effects of specific foods on psychological well-being are highly dependent on a person s age.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 13
The Secret to Weight Loss, According to Behavioral Economics
Losing weight is incredibly difficult. People who have put on unwanted pounds need all the help they can get to trim their waistlines. Will behavioral economics come to their rescue Behavioral economics builds on the insights of economics on the rational ways people respond to incentives by incorporating principles of psychology, especially ones relevant to the unconscious or even irrational forces that influence our behavior . For example, a straightforwa ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Are You Ready for Change?
Have you ever struggled with changing a persistent, problematic behavior Maybe you ve wanted to stop smoking , quit drinking alcohol, reduce depression or anxiety or lose that extra weight, but you ve never been able to make it happen. Perhaps you have even tried repeatedly over several months or years, but you ve made little or no significant progress. You may now feel it s fruitless to make another attempt and that you ll never change. The stages of chan ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Finding Solace in Physics
I have just been reading Chinese science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, particularly his acclaimed space trilogy commonly called The Three-Body Problem Tor, 2017 the actual title of the trilogy is Remembrance of Earth s Past , but it is often referred to by the name of the first book, The Three-Body Problem . Liu is the most popular science fiction writer in China, and his work has won the Hugo and Nebula awards for the English translations. The name of the fi ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
How Acting Perfect Undermines your Ability to Lead.
It s human nature to want to be the superhero that saves the day, the invulnerable, go-to trailblazer who is free of weakness and faults to lead the company out of crisis or effectively manage employees during difficult times. But seeking perfection can backfire, and I would argue it should. We all have weaknesses, and they re daily on display to those around us. While your instinct may be to hide your liabilities, good leaders are skillful at revealing fl ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
When Students Talk About Wealth and Class
We live in a society with one of the most unequal income distributions in the developed world, yet we rarely talk about how this reality shapes the lives of our children. Parents often don t know how to talk about it, and teachers often feel stymied about bringing up the topic in their classrooms. Harder Than Sex A high school teacher once admitted to me that talking with students about wealth and privilege was harder to talk about than sex. And like sex, ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Top 10 Things You May Not Know About the ICD-10
10 It is only new to the United States. ICD is the acronym for the International Classification of Diseases , which is the diagnostic manual of the World Health Organization WHO . The ICD includes all officially recognized illnesses and medical conditions including a section on mental and behavioral disorders that is important for mental health professionals. The current version is the ICD-10, which was published back in the early 1990s. As a member of the ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Dec 13
Linking Personality with Organizations, Occupations, and Income
Science has revealed how our personalities shape our academic performance to our mortality. So surely, personality affects our job choices and job successes, right Researchers have found that personalities do shape very general career paths e.g., extraverts may do better in communications -type jobs . Others looked for a clear link between personality types and income and found none. Extraverts don t earn any more income than introverts. Two recent studies ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 13
How to Learn What Not to Study
There s nothing worse in the world of academics than getting back a test you felt really confident about, only to realize you had seriously misjudged your grasp of the material. New research published in Psychological Science suggests that the best way to avoid overestimating your abilities is to reflect on what you ve learned in the past rather than trying to guess at how you ll perform in the future. Further research may be needed before these findings a ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Dec 13
Managing concerning behaviors when opioids are taken for chronic pain
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2017 - Patients receiving long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain sometimes demonstrate challenging and concerning behaviors, such as using more opioid medication than prescribed or concomitant alcohol or drug use. A new study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , establishes expert consensus about treatment approaches that should be implemented when these behaviors arise. Led by Jessica S. Merlin, M.D., visiting a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health
Being born at an extremely low birth weight seems to increase the risk for developing mental health issues as an adult. But that risk can be lowered by lessening exposure to bullying and family stress during childhood and adolescence, new research suggests. This finding concerns premature babies born at 2.2 pounds or less. We are concerned that being born really small and being exposed to all the stresses associated with preterm birth can lead to an amplif ...
Healthday - Mon. Dec 11
High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson's progression
Exercise needs to between 80 and 85 percent maximum heart rate for benefit First time high-intensity exercise tested in Parkinson s patients Moderate intensity had no effect Exercise is medicine, says scientist CHICAGO --- High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson s disease and decreases worsening of motor symptoms, according to a new phase 2, multi-site trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University o ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 11
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