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Cognitive Test Takers and Score Variation

A cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia, has demonstrated that giving a test only once isnt enough to get a clear picture of someones mental functioning. It appears that repeating tests over a short period may give a more accurate range of scores, improving d...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...e you to stop smoking,'" said Gerald P. Krueger, a psychologist who compiled "The government shouldn't regulate that. But we've been trying to educate people to the linkage between being a healthy person and a safe driver." Krueger said trucking companies need to do more to foster better health among their empl...

Imaginary Friends are Good for Kids

...effect on children. Karen Majors, an educational psychologist at the Institute of Education in London also insis... also supports the findings of earlier research by psychologist Anna Toby that found that "children who have imaginary companions have more advanced communication s...

Erection Drugs Don't Boost Men's Self-esteem

... erection drugs like Viagra. Lead researcher and psychologist Hayley Matic said that the survey showed that pills like these are not enough to give self-esteem a boost. The findings contradict earlier surveys that show that Viagra and other drugs give men's esteem a boost. "This just goes to show that medic...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...ption but the number of consumers." B.F. Skinner, psychologist and author Encore, we say and spread the message of lean, healthy and happy families....

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...ing alcohol use drink more than others, says Dutch psychologist Sander Bot. The amount a young person drinks is largely determined by how much others in the group drink. Friendly young people in particular, people who score high on the personality dimension friendliness, are sensitive to the influence of others ...

Extroverts are More Likely to Drink Under Pressure

...udy has found . The study was conducted by Dutch psychologist Sander Bot, who also found that men, and people with positive expectations regarding alcohol drink more. The research was carried out under young adults aged 18 to 25 years, most of whom did not live at home. Nevertheless, upbringing and the role o...

Sexual Abuse Payout Re-opens Old Wounds

...hurch "bought silence." Ann Hagen Webb, a Boston psychologist who treats survivors of priest sex abuse and is a survivor herself, said the settlement in her city may have some lessons for Los Angeles victims. "People shouldn't expect that the money will be the closure, the healing that the reporters and the c...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

...g drugs," said Karin Joder, a health scientist and psychologist from the northern city of Kiel. "Addiction occurs faster than with heroin or other drugs since nicotine influences the brain's metabolism." The substance activates the brain's reward mechanisms and releases "feel-good" chemicals. As a result, smoke...

Alcohol may Help You to Be Cool

...powers of concentration. University of Kentucky psychologist Peter Giancola and student colleague Michelle Corman studied men who were each given three to four vodka and orange juice drinks to raise their blood alcohol level to 0.1, slightly over the legal limit for driving, and those who stayed sober. In th...

Converting Left-hander to Right-hander also Changes the Brain

... more emphasised," says Kloppel. Clare Porac, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University, feels that there might be greater activity in the brains of converted lefties, but still it would be too early to conclude that they are adversely affected. "I wouldn't interpret that their brains are working hard...

Self-harming Among Teens More Common Than Thought

...ays lead author Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson, PhD, a psychologist at The Miriam Hospital and assistant professor of psychiatry and human behaviour at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. If this is the case - its essentially a wake-up call to take better notice of these behaviors in the community...

Domestic Abuse Led Wife Killing Her Preacher Husband

... During Winkler's trial earlier this year, defense psychologist Lynne Zager testified that Winkler's mental state ...e criminal intent to kill her husband. A defense psychologist testified Tuesday that Winkler suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, which affected her abil...

Violent Videogames Attract Criticism Again

...ould be," says Joanne Cantor, a Wisconsin research psychologist who has spent 30 years studying the effects of media violence on children. "No, your son may not turn into a criminal. But exposure will take a toll on his life somewhere, probably in interpersonal relationships. These are subtle effects. They take t...

Emotions Play 'significant Role' in Recovery from Hip Surgery

...y be taken aback by the suggestion that they see a psychologist after surgery, Dr Moed thinks developing better and more customized treatment plans has the potential to help patients recover more fully - and not just after hip surgery. "The number one issue is recognition - we need to acknowledge that there's ...

This is How We Learn from Our Past Mistakes

...the moment at which this mechanism kicks in," said psychologist Professor Andy Wills of the University of Exeter. For this study, a group of volunteers took part in a computerised task, which involved them making predictions based on information they were given. New information was then introduced, which made m...

Brain Signal Prevents Us from Repeating Mistakes

...n more from our mistakes than our successes,' said psychologist Professor Andy Wills of the University of Exeter, 'but for the first time weve established just how quickly the brain works to help us avoid repeating errors. By monitoring activity in the brain as it occurs, we were able to identify the moment at wh...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

...t to change. Roman Seidl, a fellow environmental psychologist at Kassel University, notes the widespread attitude: "My individual contribution on the climate issue is so small and irrelevant on a global scale - it doesn't matter whether I do something or don't." In fact, it is true that reducing carbon emissi...

Brooding Could Kill, Warn Psychologists

...who usually let go of things, shows a new study by psychologist Brenda Key of the University of Calgary. Smaller-t...his may hamper someone's ability to fight illness, psychologist Nicholas Christenfeld of the University of California-San Diego.Christenfeld says. Increases in the ...

Library Of Brains To Aid Study of Brain Development In Children

...rs," says Deborah P. Waber, Harvard Medical School psychologist and lead author of the paper published today. "If we understand the processes by which the normal brain develops and the ways it can go off track," she says "it might help us to develop more focused therapies so children can get back on track." ...

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