Psychology

Does A Full Moon Mean More Psychological Problems?

The moon is both easy and tough to figure out. Of the many things Galileo got wrong, the moon was the biggest, despite it being studied for millenia by then, unless you think we only have one tide per day.  And last year some people wanted to believe an ea ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 17 2022 - 6:37pm

Heat Waves Linked To Emergency Mental Health Issues

There is a myth that people act differently during a full moon but nurses swear by it because of perception of an increase in emergency room cases. Now demographers have linked heat waves to emergency care, except the mental health kind. The paper correlat ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 23 2022 - 12:06pm

In Times Of Financial Stress, Buying Makes Us Less Happy

President Biden is touting his strong economic performance but the public disagrees; his approval rating is in the 30th percentile because an expanding economy as framed by politicians still means high inflation to people paying taxes. The psychological im ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 2 2022 - 11:19am

The Social Justice Of Oral Health

In the quest to create more social justice and equity, a lot of economic common sense leaves the discussion first. If I become a politician by promising you that you'll get your own personal doctor, for example, you aren't getting a real doctor- ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 4 2022 - 10:07am

COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Suicide Rates Among Women In Japan To Increase

Japan has a high suicide rate, so it was news when there were reports from the National Police Agency that October 2020 had more suicide deaths in just that month than they had deaths due to COVID-19 for the year. (1)  ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 4 2022 - 6:58pm

Lockdowns Doubled Mental Health Issues

During the almost two years of on-again off-again COVID lockdowns, we heard lots of concern from many different corners about the mental health effects of forcing people to stay home and keep away from friends and family. Many research projects were under ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 12 2022 - 9:22am

Modern Students Report More Mental Health Issues Than Any Young People In History

In a new paper, scholars say depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues are more common than ever before, and that people of color are impacted most. The data are from surveys, and young people have always felt a need to 'live in important ti ...

Article - News Staff - May 3 2022 - 2:07pm

Getting Risk Right: Geoffrey Kabat's Guide To Resisting Health Scares

Type “BPA” and “toxic” into Google and you get more than 500,000 results, many detailing how this chemical additive, which is used to strengthen plastics and line metal cans to prevent food poisoning, is disrupting your endocrine system and slowly killing ...

Article - Jon Entine - May 11 2022 - 2:09pm