SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference opens June 16
(Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) As part of its commitment to its 10,000 members, the Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology shifted this year's annual conference to a virtual format. In a few short months, the SIOP 2020 Virtual Conference, a comprehensive, online conference featuring almost 500 sessions, was built for more than 2,000 registrants, providing an opportunity for attendees to explore the future of work and the role I-O psychology can play in meeting workplace challenges today and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Family planning: how Covid-19 has placed huge strains on all stages of surrogacy
Bringing a child into the world is a big decision. But now? With a surrogate and a travel ban? Could it be more complicated?The spectre of Covid-19 has cast its shadow over most things, including family planning – in the broadest sense of the term. Pregnant parents are facing dramatically different births than those they’d planned for; IVF, too, has been on hiatus; and anyone hoping to create a family using a surrogate abroad is facing huge uncertainties due to travel chaos and national shutdowns.How can we protect our surrogate and our unborn baby from this pandemic? When our baby arrives, will we be able to b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicole Mowbray Tags: Surrogacy Parents and parenting Pregnancy Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Family Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Child psychologists highlight mental health risks of lockdown
Leading psychologists warn the education secretary that children's mental health is at risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cameroon: Clinic Helps Victims Traumatized by Separatist Conflict
[VOA] The ongoing separatist conflict in Cameroon's western regions has created a growing humanitarian emergency that has affected close to two million people.   Humanitarian experts say those displaced by the fighting need help resettling, but also psychological support.  A clinic in Cameroon's capital provides rare trauma therapy for those affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consider opportunities to build resilience with individuals who experience suicidal ideas and behaviours following stressful life events (Commentary)
This literature review aimed to excavate existing research which explores the link between prospective stressful life events and subsequent suicidal ideation and behaviours. It explored the significant range of research that has been undertaken in this area and recognised the associated negative physical and psychological impact that suicidal thoughts and behaviours can have. Substantial progress has been made in this area, and interventions have developed over time; however, there is acknowledgement that suicidality remains a significant public health concern. One of the aspects highlighted in the review is that what dis...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambridge needs Alan Bennett | Brief letters
Psychedelic therapy | Statues | Veganism | Boris Johnson | The Archers monologuesRobin Carhart-Harris says that the impact of psychedelic therapy is profound, with people experiencing emotional catharsis and physical rejuvenation (We can no longer ignore the potential of psychedelic drugs to treat depression, 8 June). Yet studies only focus on treating patients with depression. Why are these life-enhancing benefits not available to everybody?Nick HannaBeckley, East Sussex• As a worthy site for these vilified statues (Letters, 11 June), I suggest a small island out in the Thames estuary, east of Southend. It is remote,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Climate change Veganism Meat industry Psychology Boris Johnson Politics Food Environment The Archers Source Type: news

Smoking Cigarettes (My Circumstances Made Me Do It)
Unemployment. Psychological distress. Disability. Heavy alcohol use....The greater the number of these disadvantages a person faces, the higher their risk of smoking. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

Quality of Life and Psychological Impact in the Photodermatoses Quality of Life and Psychological Impact in the Photodermatoses
Photodermatoses cause a range of distressing and potentially disfiguring symptoms. How is quality of life and psychological health impacted in patients with these photosensitive conditions?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

6 Psychological Tricks of COVID-19 Scammers
Scam artists will stop at nothing to exploit the fear, social isolation and uncertainty fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... “People are more vulnerable emotionally than ever,” says psychologist St... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 has increased children ’s exposure to traffickers
By Tasneem TayebJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) With Covid-19 bringing economic activities across nations to a halt, more and more people are being pushed into poverty. Job losses, business losses and farming losses, leading to economic stress, are pushing many to the fringes of poverty. And as families are being rendered helpless, the worst sufferers are invariably the children. “46 percent children suffer from multidimensional poverty,” suggests a report shared recently by Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). And in the face of the growing economic hardships of the people, triggered by Covid-19, the number is likel...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tasneem Tayeb Tags: Crime & Justice Health Human Rights Human Trafficking 2020 Source Type: news

Cannabis use and its association with psychological disorders - Urits I, Gress K, Charipova K, Li N, Berger AA, Cornett EM, Hasoon J, Kassem H, Kaye AD, Viswanath O.
PURPOSE of Review: This is a comprehensive review of the association between cannabis use and psychological disorders. It reviews the latest and seminal evidence that is available and attempts to conclude the strength of such association. Recent Findin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Self-reported patterns of use of alcohol and drugs after suicide bereavement and other sudden losses: a mixed methods study of 1,854 young bereaved adults in the UK - Pitman A, Stevenson F, King M, Osborn D.
BACKGROUND: Bereavement, particularly by suicide, is associated with an excess risk of mortality and of physical and psychological morbidity. Use of alcohol as a coping mechanism is suggested as a contributing factor. However, studies describing substance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Explanatory factors of balance confidence in persons with multiple sclerosis: Beyond the physical functions - Abas ıyanık Z, Özdoğar AT, Sağıcı, Kahraman T, Baba C, Ertekin, Özakbaş S.
BACKGROUND: Balance confidence is considered a psychological element of falls and balance-demanding activities. The relationship of balance confidence with physical factors has been investigated; however, psychosocial correlates are not well known. The aim... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

How to Soothe Your ‘Re-Entry Anxiety’ As COVID-19 Lockdowns Lift
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S., Dan Kerber was drawn to the data. The 48-year-old from Plano, Texas read about case counts and projections every day, keeping his team at the telecommunications company Ericsson up to date on the latest news. So in May, when states including Texas began to reopen before the data showed it was time to do so, Kerber began to get nervous. “If more people are out, does that mean my family and I are going to get it despite our precautions?” he thought. “Until there’s a vaccine or a treatment, I still worry about being in public.” Kerber, who says he&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Up Among U.S. Adults During COVID - 19 Pandemic
Young adults, low - income adults, and Hispanic adults have highest prevalence of distress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Boris Johnson ’s wild idea to reopen the zoos | Brief letters
Zoos | Hairdressers | Angela Merkel | Fred Trueman | ‘ee’ endings | Psychedelic therapy“The reopening of safari parks and zoos will help provide families with more options to spend time outdoors” said a Downing Street official (English zoos and safari parks to reopen from 15 June, 9 June). Well yes – families who can afford the entry costs and, in the case of safari parks, have a car to get there. I thought the government was concerned about the disproportionate impact of the lockdown on disadvantaged children?Vicky WoodcraftWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire• Boris Johnson is opening zoos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Boris Johnson Politics Zoos Angela Merkel Psychology Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Up Among U.S. Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- The prevalence of reported symptoms of psychological distress among U.S. adults was higher in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic than in 2018, according to a research letter published online June 3 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Difference Between A Therapist, Psychologist And Psychiatrist
What type of mental health expert is best suited for your needs? Start with this brief guide. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The brain uses minimum effort to look for key information in text
(University of Helsinki) The human brain avoids taking unnecessary effort. When a person is reading, she strives to gain as much information as possible by dedicating as little of her cognitive capacity as possible to the processing. This is a finding presented in an article by specialists in computer science and psychology at the University of Helsinki, published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Predictors of mental health in adolescence: the role of personality, dispositional optimism, and social support - Bure šová I, Jelínek M, Dosedlová J, Klimusová H.
In line with the current psychological approach to health in general, mental health is perceived not only as the absence of psychopathological disorders, but also the presence of well-being. The study contributes to the identification of possible sources a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An Italian validation of the Psychological Maltreatment Review (PMR) - Pacitti F, Talevi D, Riccobono G, Imburgia L, Socci V, Stratta P, Rossi R.
PURPOSE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the construct validity and the internal consistence of the Italian version of the Psychological Maltreatment Review (PMR), and to assess the concurrent validity to provide adequate and reliable instrume... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The psychological impact of childhood homelessness-a literature review - D'Sa S, Foley D, Hannon J, Strashun S, Murphy AM, O'Gorman C.
In August 2019, 3848 children in Ireland were faced with emergency homelessness  [1]. In recent years, lack of affordable housing, unemployment and shortage of rental properties have been the primary driving factors for the potentially devastating impact o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The psychological impacts of a CoVID-19 outbreak on college students in China: a longitudinal study - Li HY, Cao H, Leung DYP, Mak YW.
An outbreak in Wuhan, China in late 2019 of a highly infectious new coronary pneumonia (COVID-19) led to the imposition of countrywide confinement measures from January to March 2020. This is a longitudinal study on changes in the mental health status of a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between psychological resilience and older adults' self-reported driving comfort, abilities, and restrictions - St. Louis RM, Koppel S, Molnar LJ, Di Stefano M, Darzins P, Bedard M, Mullen N, Myers A, Marshall S, Charlton JL.
OBJECTIVE This exploratory study examined the concept of psychological resilience and self-reported measures of driving comfort, abilities, and self-regulatory driving behavior in adults aged 75 years and older (Male: 69.9%; Mean age  = 81.6 years, SD =... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Media usage of evacuees in a multichannel environment - Cheng JW, Mitomo H.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine structural and psychological factors that may affect disaster evacuees' usage of different media channels in a multichannel media environment. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The present study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Repairing police psychological safety: the role of career adaptability, feedback environment, and goal-self concordance based on the conservation of resources theory - Gong Z, Yang J, Gilal FG, Van Swol LM, Yin K.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of career adaptability, feedback environment, and goal-self concordance in improving police psychological safety. Questionnaires with integral and regular answers were collected from 295 police officers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The psychology of revolution - Moghaddam FM, Hendricks MJ.
Revolutions are attempts to forcibly overthrow the political and social order. However, most revolutions fail to generate longer-term psychological changes to bring about a match between the behavior of the population and the espoused goals of the revoluti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychological and sociological factors influencing police officers' decisions to use force: a systematic literature review - Cojean S, Combalbert N, Taillandier-Schmitt A.
AIM: Police action is frequently discussed and almost always monitored. The aim of this systematic review is to identify the psychological and social factors underlying police officers' decisions to use force. METHODOLOGY: Scientific articles were sele... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Related health factors of psychological distress during the CoVID-19 pandemic in Spain - G ómez-Salgado J, Andrés-Villas M, Domínguez-Salas S, Díaz-Milanés D, Ruiz-Frutos C.
Measures to prevent and contain the COVID-19 health crisis include population confinement, with the consequent isolation and interruption of their usual activities. The aim of the study is to analyse psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. For... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Relationship of mental stress of middle school students and campus safety atmosphere with psychosocial safety behaviors - Yang J, Yan W.
BACKGROUND: Incidents of violence, such as school bullying, are mainly caused by excessive mental stress of students, which will also lead to all kinds of psychologically unsafe behaviors. The emotion regulation ability of students and the safety atmospher... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The long and winding road to happiness: a randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis of a positive psychology intervention for lonely people with health problems and a low socio-economic status - Weiss LA, Oude Voshaar MAH, Bohlmeijer ET, Westerhof GJ.
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the positive psychology intervention 'Happiness Route' compared to an active control condition in a vulnerable population with an accumulation of health and psychosocial ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Loving Partners May Be Key to Breast Cancer Survivors' Health
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 -- A little romance may go a long way toward helping breast cancer survivors thrive. New research showed that a strong romantic relationship wasn't the cure-all, but it was linked to lower psychological stress and lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The importance of scientific method for psychological science - Haig BD.
This article is concerned with the nature of scientific method and its importance for psychology. It begins by considering the nature of scientific methodology as an essential source for a proper understanding scientific method. This is followed by an outl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The impact of the CoVID-19 pandemic on domestic violence: the dark side of home isolation during quarantine - Sacco MA, Caputo F, Ricci P, Sicilia F, De Aloe L, Bonetta CF, Cordasco F, Scalise C, Cacciatore G, Zibetti A, Gratteri S, Aquila I.
Domestic violence is a global public health problem. It takes many different forms and leads to significant physical and psychological consequences for the victim and the whole family. Situations that may prompt episodes of violence in the family include s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Towards a new framework of personalized psychological interventions to improve intergroup relations and promote peace - Halperin E, Schori ‐Eyal N.
Recent increases in intergroup tensions and violence have global negative implications and underline the need for effective interventions to ameliorate conflictual relations. Despite the ongoing trend in social psychology toward an interventionist approach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

'Their life in your hands': the experiences of prison-based psychologists conducting risk assessments with indeterminate sentenced prisoners in the United Kingdom - Shingler J, Sonnenberg SJ, Needs A.
Assessing prisoners' risk of recidivism and making risk-management recommendations is central to the work of prison-based psychologists. Risk assessment is particularly crucial when it involves indeterminate sentenced prisoners: psychologists' recommendati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Suicidal behaviour in adolescents: a network analysis - Fonseca-Pedrero E, D íez-Gómez A, de la Barrera U, Sebastián-Enesco C, Ortuño-Sierra J, Montoya-Castilla I, Lucas-Molina B, Inchausti F, Perez-Albeniz A.
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal behaviour has not yet been analysed from a network approach in adolescent samples. It is imperative to incorporate new psychological models to understand suicidal behaviour from a different perspective. The main objective of this work w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SAGE scientist calls for South Korean-style Covid-19 hotels to stop Britons flouting self-isolation
Lucy Yardley, professor of health psychology at Bristol and Southampton universities, suggested putting suspected Covid-19 cases in dedicated hotels where they are far more likely to comply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to engage preschoolers on Zoom when social bonding is more important than ever
Maintaining relationships with toddlers is possible online. While not a replacement for visits in real life, experts have said preschoolers can and should maintain IRL relationships online. It's good for their psychological well-being and that of the adults who adore them. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatigue driving detection method for low-voltage and hypoxia plateau area: a physiological characteristic analysis approach - Jing D, Zhang S, Guo Z.
Fatigue driving is one of the main reasons for fatal crashes and highway accidents for drivers. Driving fatigue detection method based on monitoring psychological indicators is an effective method to avoid traffic accidents. The driver's heart rate (HR) an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

COVID-19: Experts Warn of Psychological Trauma From'Air Hunger'COVID-19: Experts Warn of Psychological Trauma From'Air Hunger '
Severe dyspnea in COVID-19 patients on lung protective ventilation has the potential to lead to psychological trauma among survivors, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: SAGE experts question Test and Trace scheme
Susan Michie, professor of health psychology at University College London and a member of SAGE, said isolating cases was the most vital part of the system and leaving it out of the title was 'puzzling'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No 10 must regain public's trust to avoid second wave, scientists warn
Repairing damage ‘central’ to ensuring people follow UK self-isolation rules, say Sage expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters need to rebuild public trust in their handling of the coronavirus outbreak and compensate people for lost earnings when asked to self-isolate to prevent a resurgence of the epidemic, leading scientists have warned.Prof Susan Michie, a psychologist on a subgroup of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage), said public confidence in the UK ’s handling of the crisis had fallen in recent weeks and that repairing the damage was &ldq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Health UK news Infectious diseases Science Society Source Type: news

Correlates of sport-related concussion in male junior rugby union: a concurrent analysis of biopsychosocial factors - Clacy A, Sharman R, Lovell GP.
OBJECTIVE Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a multi-faceted issue that should be considered in context, with consideration for the biological, psychological, and sociocultural (i.e., biopsychosocial) factors which influence the incidence of injury in conta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Developmental multi-trajectory of irritability, anxiety, and hyperactivity as psychological markers of heterogeneity in childhood aggression - Dugr é JR, Potvin S.
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence suggests that child aggression is likely to be driven by multiple developmental pathways. However, little is known about the complex interactions between developmental trajectories of child psychological factors (such... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The what, how, and why of moralization: a review of current definitions, methods, and evidence in moralization research - Rhee JJ, Schein C, Bastian B.
Moralization has major social and political implications. Although there is a depth of research on the nature and implications of moral attitudes and moral convictions, there has been less of a focus on the psychological processes by which actions, attitud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Covid-19: the psychology of physical distancing - podcast
As the world begins to unlock, many of us will be seeing friends and family again - albeit with guidelines on how close you can get to one another. But why is it more difficult to stay physically apart from friends and family than a stranger in a supermarket queue?Nicola Davis speaks to Prof John Drury about the psychology of physical distancing and why we like to be near those we feel emotionally close withContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Psychology Infectious diseases Health Source Type: news

The neurobiology of social distance
(McGill University) Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span. The paper was co-authored by Associate Professor Danilo Bzdok (McGill University and Mila Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute) and Emeritus Professor Robin Dunbar (University of Oxford). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows cannabis temporarily relieves PTSD symptoms
(Washington State University) People suffering from post-traumatic distress disorder report that cannabis reduces the severity of their symptoms by more than half, at least in the short term, according to a recent study led by WSU psychology professor Carrie Cutler. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Twitter fight: Birds use social networks to pick opponents wisely
(University of Cincinnati) In a new article published in the journal Current Opinion in Psychology, UC biologist Elizabeth Hobson says animals such as monk parakeets seem to understand where they fit in a dominance hierarchy and pick their fights accordingly. This high-level social information helps animals improve or maintain their status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news