- Kicking The Religion Habit: Former Female Believers Have More Alcoholism And Stress
According to Temple University’s Joanna Maselko, Sc.D., women who had stopped being religiously active were more than three times more likely to have suffered generalized anxiety and alcohol abuse/dependence than women who reported always having been activ ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 1 2008 - 3:34am
- The Psychology Of Exercise Programs
Even a few days into New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, people are finding reasons to skip workouts even though the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are well-known: In addition to weight loss, exercise has been linked to reducing symptoms of depressio ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2008 - 2:11pm
- Value Of The Quick Fix: Panel Will Debate Medications In Psychoanalysis
As Americans increasingly seek a “quick fix” to physical and mental ailments, psychoanalysts can be caught in the crossfire of a debate about the potential benefits and drawbacks of including medication in their treatment plans. A panel discussion entitled ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2008 - 2:15pm
- Article: Regulate Psychotherapy As Rigorously As Drug Treatments
Psychotherapies such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) are under-regulated in the UK and should be subject to the same standards of evidence as drugs, assert two experts in psychological medicine writing in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 2:06pm
- Neuroscience And Marketing: If You Pay More, You Think Things Are Better
It's a marketing expert's dream; if you want people to like your product more, charge a higher price. Hilke Plassmann, et al, writing in PNAS, had test subjects undergo functional MRIs while they sipped wine. They were given 5 wines at 5 differen ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 6:57pm
- Adolescence And 'Deviancy Training' Among Friends
Friendships are an important part of developing social skills and cultural confidence but when antisocial teenagers interacted closely with each other and spent their time discussing such things as substance abuse or breaking the law, they tended to later ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2008 - 8:30am
- Music Therapy Gets Some Respect As Depression Treatment
About 121 million people world-wide are believed to suffer from depression. This can be seen in disturbed appetite, sleep patterns and overall functioning as well as leading to low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness and guilt. ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2008 - 7:28pm
- The Psychology Of Elimination: Picking A Political Candidate When They're All Bad
Some elections are tougher than others. If you like John Edwards, who would you reject if he drops out, Clinton or Obama? How we decide against candidates can tell us valuable things about how people make choices. A new study from the February issue of the ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2008 - 12:34pm
- Moods And Choices: Happy People Likely To Choose The First Item They See
You’re more likely to give things a favorable evaluation when you’re happy and a negative evaluation when you’re sad. But how does mood influence your choices among items? A new study in the February issue of the Journal of Consumer Research people finds t ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 26 2008 - 9:30am
- Stephen Colbert's 'Truthiness' Scientifically Validated
‘Truthiness,’ according to fount-of-all-important-wisdom and television host Stephen Colbert, represents the human preference to follow our intuition despite the presence of actual facts or evidence- and the more ambiguous an answer to a question, the more ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2008 - 11:06pm