Psychology

The Mental Health Benefits Of Reading Science Fiction

Young people who are “hooked” on watching fantasy or reading science fiction may be on to something. Contrary to a common misperception that reading this genre is an unworthy practice, reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people cope, especi ...

Article - The Conversation - May 12 2020 - 9:14am

The Psychosis Of Coronavirus

When states and nations began to implement forced lockdowns to combat COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that has now killed 20,000 more people than the flu did two years ago, there was relatively little mention of mental health. For those who wanted to ...

Article - News Staff - May 13 2020 - 11:11am

Workplace Wellness Programs Don't Do Anything Except Make Wellness Companies Wealthy

A new study has found that even when it comes to something as broad as "wellness" such wellness programs have little recognizable impact on employee health, health beliefs, or medical utilization. All things they were supposed to improve.  ...

Article - News Staff - May 27 2020 - 10:20am

When It Comes To Psychological Trauma What Doesn't Kill You Doesn't Make You Stronger Either

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger is a popular phrase, but how true it ever was is unclear. Bones are not stronger after they break and while some people relax about small drama after real trauma, many also become more sensitized to stress inst ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2020 - 12:03pm

Afraid Of GMOs? Thank Money-Driven Activism Leveraging Social Media

If you were long concerned about Russians exploiting American media for their gain, you turned out to be right. But before they were meddling in American elections, they were meddling in American science. The Obama administration Director of National Intel ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 17 2020 - 11:18am

The Science Reason Businesses Should Provide Free Trials

Netflix is the big name in streaming, virtually everyone who has any interest in digital shows has heard of them, but they still give you a free trial. No matter your size, and even if it's an existing customer, it makes good business sense, finds a n ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2020 - 11:52am

Free-Range Kids: Why Lack Of Adult Supervision Matters

The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian children scored a D+ for “daily physical activity,” an F for “active play” and a D- for “active transportation.” Only 39 per cent of Canadian children and youth achieve recommend ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 29 2020 - 3:18pm

Working Memory: A Psychological Reason Some Wouldn't Social Distance Earlier During COVID-19?

Some people would not or said they could not socially distance effectively during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 coronavirus mutation that originated in Wuhan, China and spread worldwide. Is there scientific truth to why? ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 13 2020 - 2:47pm

The Importance Of Love And Marriage In Happiness

A recent survey results analysis sought to quantify the happiness of married, formerly married and single people at the end of their lives- to find out just how much love and marriage played into overall well-being.  The 7,532 participants were surveyed pe ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2020 - 9:38am

Expert Mental Health Tips As Kids Transition Back To School

Kids often have excitement or anxiety about the return to school. COVID-19 threw a lot of families into disarray when kids started staying home. And it be may present as they go back. School safety protocols for COVID-19 or other things highlighted in the ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 29 2020 - 1:41pm