Trump is the most ‘progressive’ president ever for blacks, gays, Jews
(Natural News) President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president. That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch. (Article by Joel B. Pollak republished from Breitbart.com) Yet it remains... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Beat the Winter Blues
-- As days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, it is not uncommon to have depression-like symptoms. For those with the winter blues, the American Psychological Association offers ways to manage symptoms: Immerse yourself in daylight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Binghamton University to establish Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls
(Binghamton University) A seven-figure gift from alumna and world-renowned psychologist Ellyn Uram Kaschak will help establish the Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

You recognize your face even when you don't 'see' it
(Association for Psychological Science) Given the limited capacity of our attention, we only process a small amount of the sights, sounds, and sensations that reach our senses at any given moment -- what happens to the stimuli that reach our senses but don't enter awareness? Research suggests that certain stimuli -- specifically, your own face -- can influence how you respond without you being aware of it. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association of Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why do innocent people plead guilty?
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) A new, five-year $498,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant will allow UMass Lowell's Miko Wilford, a psychology professor from Dracut, to study why defendants opt for plea deals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How economic inequality shapes mobility expectations and behavior in disadvantaged youth
(Boston College) By integrating the methods and techniques of economics and psychology, an inventive framework reveals how rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that achieving socioeconomic success is possible, which reduces the likelihood that young people from low socioeconomic status backgrounds will engage in behaviors that could improve their chances of upward mobility. Based on this interdisciplinary approach, policy recommendations that would advance mobility opportunities are proposed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBD Is Everywhere, but Scientists Still Don ’ t Know Much About It
“ It is a kind of a new snake oil in the sense that there are a lot of claims and not so much evidence, ” said one expert. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Research Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Hemp Crohn's Disease Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Dietary Supplements and Herb Source Type: news

Individual differences in sensitivity to visuomotor discrepancies - Dewey J, Mueller S.
This study explored whether sensitivity to visuomotor discrepancies, specifically the ability to detect and respond to loss of control over a moving object, is associated with other psychological traits and abilities. College-aged adults performed a comput... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ethical considerations on the complicity of psychologists and scientists in torture - Evans NG, Sisti DA, Moreno JD.
INTRODUCTION: The long-standing debate on medical complicity in torture has overlooked the complicity of cognitive scientists-psychologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists-in the practice of torture as a distinct phenomenon. In this paper, we identify t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychological distress, formal help-seeking behavior, and the role of victim services among violent crime victims - Youstin TJ, Siddique JA.
Using data from the 2015 National Crime Victimization Survey, this research explores the characteristics related to psychological distress and formal help-seeking behavior among victims of violent crime. Logistic regression analyses indicate that psycholog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"In the street they're real, in a picture they're not": constructions of children and childhood among users of online child sexual exploitation material - Rimer JR.
BACKGROUND: Research about online child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) users focuses on psychological assessments, demographics, motivations, and offending rates. Little is known about their understandings of children in CSEM. OBJECTIVE: From ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

School bullying among left-behind children: the efficacy of art therapy on reducing bullying victimization - Yan H, Chen J, Huang J.
Background: Left-behind children (LBC) are becoming a widespread phenomenon and face higher risks of psychological and educational problems. Our study aimed to explore school bullying in LBC and examine the effectiveness of art therapy intervention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of childhood emotional maltreatment and body image dissatisfaction in problematic smartphone use among adolescents - Emirtekin E, Balta S, Sural İ, Kırcaburun K, Griffiths MD, Billieux J.
Growing empirical evidence has identified specific psychological and contextual risk factors associated with problematic smartphone use (PSU). However, the potential direct and indirect impact of childhood emotional maltreatment (CEM) on PSU remains largel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Treatment engagement in specific psychological treatment vs. treatment as usual for adolescents with self-harm: systematic review and meta-analysis - Yuan SNV, Kwok KHR, Ougrin D.
Background: Self-harm is a major public health problem. It is one of the best predictors of suicide in adolescents. Despite recent advances in the understanding of self-harm, poor treatment engagement remains a significant clinical obstacle. Obje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A review of epigenetics of PTSD in comorbid psychiatric conditions - Blacker CJ, Frye MA, Morava E, Kozicz T, Veldic M.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an acquired psychiatric disorder with functionally impairing physiological and psychological symptoms following a traumatic exposure. Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors act together to determine both an ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Life after trafficking in Azerbaijan: reintegration experiences of survivors - McCarthy LA.
Assisting survivors of trafficking is considered one of the pillars of a human rights-based response Shelter, medical, psychological and legal assistance in the short term and job placement, accommodation and reunification with family and community in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Post-traumatic experience of road accident victims - Zashchirinskaia O.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a typical response to consequences of road accidents. Despite the existence of a post-traumatic theory, psychological manifestations in people who suffered road accidents with various consequences for their life and health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Hans Eysenck affair: time to correct the scientific record - Marks DF.
The Journal of Health Psychology publishes here Dr Anthony Pelosi's analysis of questionable science by one of the world's best-known psychologists, the late Professor Hans J Eysenck. The provenance of a huge body of data produced by Eysenck and Ronald Gro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acne and Masculinizing HT in Transgender Patients Acne and Masculinizing HT in Transgender Patients
Testosterone therapy may exacerbate acne in transgender men due to increased androgen levels. What are the unique medical, social and psychological challenges when treating these patients?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Life's transitions easier with a sense of a well-rounded ending, new study shows
(New York University) We are more likely to have positive feelings about transitioning from one stage of life to the next if we have a 'well-rounded ending' -- or one marked by a sense of closure--finds a team of psychology researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The calming effects of sewing can help people express and heal themselves
How absorbing your concentration in needlework relieves inner turmoilI grew up in post-war Britain when, saved from German invasion – men returned from war, children from evacuation, families were reunited – the comfort of the home became paramount. Its importance was marked out in sewn domestic niceties: embroidered tray cloths, cheval sets and tea cosies. My home had a sewing machine in the corner, an ever-ready sewing wor kbox by my mother’s chair and a box that brimmed with buttons for us children to rifle through by way of entertainment. This was my material world.Living in industrial Glasgow, a city...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Clare Hunter Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

A method to assess accident psychological severity in drivers - Pegin P, Pegina O.
The article reviews issues of maintenance and improvement of driver's reliability after a road accident. Due to psychological traumas caused by road accidents, drivers may constantly experience fear or fright. As a result, when driving, the driver is slow.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of a brief unguided psychological online intervention for depression: a controlled trial including exploratory moderator analyses - L üdtke T, Westermann S, Pult LK, Schneider BC, Pfuhl G, Moritz S.
Background Psychological online interventions (POIs) reduce depression but we know little about factors influencing their effectiveness. We evaluated a new, brief POI for depression and conducted exploratory moderator analyses. Methods In this online t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

From sad to happy to happier: emotion regulation strategies used during a vacation - Gao J, Kerstetter DL.
Emotion regulation is a psychological intervention tourists use to maximize the positive outcomes of their travel experiences. Tourists either down-regulate negative emotions (e.g., from sad to happy) or up-regulate positive emotions (e.g., from happy to h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

A review of behavioural measures and research methodology in sport and exercise psychology - Meredith SJ, Dicks M, Noel B, Wagstaff CRD.
This study examined the development of methodologies and measures used in sport and exercise psychology (SEP) publications between 1979 and 2013. A systematic coding process was conducted on a total of 1377 manuscripts sampled from four long-standing SEP p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The xenophobic tourist - Kock F, Josiassen A, Assaf AG.
Addressing the global rise of xenophobia, the authors provide the first investigation of tourist xenophobia (TXO) and its role in shaping tourist behavior. Drawing on research from evolutionary and social psychology, they define TXO as a tourist's perceptu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Can Eating Dessert Be Good for Your Diet?
The case against dessert seems open and shut. The sugar that makes treats so sweet has been linked to weight gain and chronic diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to cancer; many desserts also have an abundance of saturated fats, which potentially harm the heart, and plenty of empty calories. But some studies are suggesting that having dessert every once in a while — the real, indulgent kind, not the cut-up fresh-fruit kind — may actually be a useful tool for eating more healthfully, when it’s used strategically. It turns out that picking dessert first — instead of after a meal, like most of us do ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Simultaneous motor demands affect decision making under objective risk - Liebherr M, Schubert P, Averbeck H, Brand M.
Previous studies on factors influencing decision making focused on the effects of additional cognitive load, stress, psychological disorders, and the process of aging. The potential effects of simultaneously performing motor demands have been neglected, so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cyberbullying perpetration among undergraduates: evidence of the roles of chronotype and sleep quality - K ırcaburun K, Tosuntaş B.
Cyberbullying is one of the important negative issues among adolescents and youngsters. Victims of cyberbullying perpetration have been reported to suffer many psychological and emotional problems that can lead them as far to suicide. The purpose of the pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A method of designing an efficient individual style of activity for the student driver - Lobanova Y.
The paper analyzes the history of studying styles in psychology in Russia and in the West. A special emphasis is placed on the methodology of studying styles that prevailed in Russian psychology since the 1950s, in which the environment was considered isot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults
(Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center) The study, published Feb. 16, 2019 in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than their peers who consume a healthier diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smartphones help UB researcher better understand the nature of depression and anxiety
(University at Buffalo) A University at Buffalo psychologist's research using smartphones is providing valuable data in real time, information that could provide treatment benefits for patients struggling with anxiety and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies
(Wiley) Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these attacks may influence emotional responses and support for anti-Muslim policies such as immigration bans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social connectedness may help victims of cyberbullying
(Wiley) A new Psychology in the Schools study found that social connectedness may act as a protective buffer against the negative mental health effects of cyberbullying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding the practice and impact of psychology
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - February 20, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Ibrahem Hanafi
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Move over, mindfulness: it ’s time for 'finefulness'
After endless guides to self-help, a new wave of books spearheaded by The Little Book of Bad Moods is switching the focus to more realistic hopesAlthough Finnish doesn ’t have a direct equivalent of English’s “mustn’t grumble”, Lotta Sonninen admits, it has a few equivalents. “Vali vali” comes from “valittaminen”, meaning complaining: but there is also “marina”, “kitin ä” and “jupina” (to complain under your breath or through gritted teeth); “urputtaminen” (to complain to someone about something they did); “nill...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ellie Broughton Tags: Health, mind and body books Life and style Culture Craft Psychology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.
A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Medicine and Health Psychology and Psychologists Meditation Mobile Applications Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

"Becoming a better man": narrating masculinities after childhood emotional abuse - Moulding N.
Childhood emotional abuse (CEA) is the most common and psychologically harmful form of child abuse. While there has been attention to how gender discourses and power relations frame other forms of interpersonal violence and abuse, there has been no researc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing Quality of Life After Thyroidectomy
Researchers evaluated the incidence of physical, psychological, and lifestyle effects among patients with  differentiated thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

UCLA faculty voice: Adolescents have a fundamental need to contribute
Andrew Fuligni is a professor of psychiatry and psychology at UCLA. Thisarticle appeared in The Conversation.No longer children but not yet adults, adolescents need opportunities to learn and prepare for their entrance into the broader society. But, as schooling increasingly extends the adolescent period and teenagers get dismissed as supposedly selfish and irresponsible, has society forgotten an important developmental need of our youth?As a developmental scientist who focuses on adolescence, I reviewed dozens of studies and found that this age group has a fundamental need to contribute to others – to provide suppor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Living with a partner who doesn't listen could make you ‘more likely to DIE early’
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh questioned 1,200 people in relationships about their partners over 20 years. Psychologists said support systems were important for long-term health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of child sexual abuse disclosure on the health of nonoffending parents: a longitudinal perspective - Cyr M, Frappier JY, H ébert M, Tourigny M, McDuff P, Turcotte ME.
This study assesses the longitudinal impact of CSA disclosu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Spinning With My Shrink
On the stationary bike in front of me was a person who probably knew more about me than I knew about myself. How did that make me feel? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADDIE MORFOOT Tags: Bicycles and Bicycling Health Clubs Exercise Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Source Type: news

New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students
(Maharishi University of Management) A study published in Psychological Reports showed that after 3.5 months of practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM), most of the 34 tertiary-level students at Maharishi Institute (MI) -- all of whom were initially diagnosed with PTSD by mental health professionals -- went below clinical thresholds as measured by standard assessments. Students also experienced relief from depression. A comparison group from University of Johannesburg (UJ) with the same diagnosis received no treatment and showed no change in their symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens
(University of Rochester) In a new study, University of Rochester psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens' behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In the Loop: KonMari -- good for our homes, good for our souls
Mayo Clinic psychologist Craig Sawchuk, Ph.D., says that clearing clutter -- recently popularized by organization consultant Marie Kondo's new Netflix series -- can be good for our souls as well as our?homes. It's a craze that's sweeping through (and sweeping up) living rooms, kitchens and closets -- and every other space in our lives. Marie [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Yoga as breast cancer therapy: The benefits are not ALL psychological – physical benefits include reduction in swelling around the lymph nodes
(Natural News) In case you still weren’t sure about whether or not cancer is one of the worst things that can ever happen to anyone, you only need to look at what happens with most female cancer patients after they have undergone treatment. In the case of breast cancer patients, it’s possible to suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Narcissists and Abusers Use This to Target Empaths
Projection is a defense mechanism commonly used by abusers, including people with narcissistic or borderline personality disorder and addicts. Basically, they say, “It’s not me, it’s you!” When we project, we’re defending ourselves against unconscious impulses or traits, either positive or negative, that we’ve denied in ourselves. Instead we attribute them to others. Our thoughts or feelings about someone or something are too uncomfortable to acknowledge. In our mind we believe that the thought or emotion originates from that other person or thing. We might imagine “She hates me,&r...
Source: Psych Central - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Abuse Anger Codependence Narcissism Personality Boundaries Defense Mechanisms emotional maturity externalization projection Shame Source Type: news