Psychology

53 Percent Of Survey Respondents Have Had Out Of Body Experiences

At the recent Academy of Neurology Congress, scholars reported that among 1,034 people recruited from 35 countries via an online crowdsourcing platform asked if they'd ever had an Near Death Experience, 289 answered 'yes.' When were asked f ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2019 - 4:37pm

Fake News, Or Just Bias Different From Our Own?

The underlying central metaphor of the new Marvel film "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is that news shouldn't be trusted. Many agree, but whether or not people label it "fake" seems to be based on how different their own bias is. If yo ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2019 - 2:18pm

Psychological Impact Of Genetic Testing- Like All Psychology, It Depends

Population level metrics such as Body Mass Index (BMI) or statistical correlation using epidemiology don't do much to inform individual experience, and psychology faces the same issue. Surveys can tell us whatever surveys can tell us about what a part ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 8 2019 - 2:04pm

Music May Be Able To Replace Anxiety Medication Before Anesthesia

There is no substitute for medication; not food, not meditation, not music, not supplements, not anything, except in instances where the issue is not medical. And for some, anxiety is a non-specific symptom for a disease they don't have, it is just co ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2019 - 9:11am

White Cops Aren't More Likely To Kill Minority Suspects Than Black Or Hispanic Officers

There is a belief that white police officers are trigger happy when it comes to minority crime suspects but analysis of shootings in the comprehensive database of fatal officer-involved shootings (FOIS) shows that is not true. ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2019 - 8:13am

Depressed During Pregnancy In Pennsylvania? Coastal Epidemiologists Will Blame Natural Gas For You

A new paper has statistically linked depression and anxiety during pregnancy (and link preterm births due to those) to the radius of natural gas hydraulic fracturing wells in Pennsylvania. Should you be worried? The short answer is "no", this is ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 12 2019 - 9:17am

Compensatory Strategies Like Social Integration May Delay Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

Compensatory strategies for kids with autism spectrum disorders, an adaptive process whereby new behaviors are generated in order to avoid negative outcomes, do have positive outcomes, like increased social integration, but can result in a barrier to diagn ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2019 - 5:16pm

Physician Burnout Statistically Correlated To Feelings Of Racial Bias

Symptoms of physician burnout appear to be associated with greater bias toward black people in this study of nearly 3,400 second-year resident physicians in the United States who identified as nonblack. However, since this is simply an observational study ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2019 - 8:12pm

86% Of Companies Want 'Mommy Bloggers' For Influencer Marketing But How Successful Are They?

If you go to Facebook or Twitter, you may find a few scientists or doctors pushing supplements or organic food as cure-alls, maybe even a New York University journalist or two, but for the most part the social media strategy for those companies, and most m ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2019 - 4:41pm

It's An Adequate Glossary But For Psychiatric Diagnoses DSM-5 Is 'Scientifically Meaningless'

A new study in Psychiatry Research has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. The study involved a detailed analysis of five key chapters of the latest edition of the widely ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2019 - 10:39am