Archive for December, 2011

Poor People May Have More Compassion

December 21st, 2011
Poor People May Have More CompassionHave you ever noticed that the financially challenged are often more compassionate than individuals who are in a better socioeconomic position? Researchers now say that ...

New Way to Measure Societal Impact of Aging

December 21st, 2011
New Way to Measure Societal Impact of Aging As Baby Boomers and other population segments age across the world, demographers are studying how the transition will influence ...

Are the Anxious Less Sensitive?

December 21st, 2011
Are the Anxious Less Sensitive?Anxious individuals are commonly characterized as being easily threatened and more sensitive than their counterparts. But a new study measuring brain activity challenges this perception as ...

How Much Do Babies Remember?

December 20th, 2011
How Much Do Babies Remember?How much do babies remember about the world around them? New research reveals that even though infants can't remember the details of an object that has been ...

Work Networks and Mentoring Less Effective for African-American Men

December 20th, 2011
Work Networks and Mentoring Less Effective for African-American MenClimbing the corporate ladder typically involves a heavy dose of mentoring and strong social networking within your ...

New Medical Payment Model Draws on Mental, Social Factors

December 20th, 2011
New Medical Payment Model Draws on Mental, Social FactorsA key component of health care reform involves changing the way providers are paid, moving from a fee-for-service ...

Depression, Binge Eating Go Hand in Hand

December 20th, 2011
Depression, Binge Eating Go Hand in HandA new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds that teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge ...

Prescription Drug Abuse Aided by Internet Pharmacies, MD Ignorance

December 20th, 2011
Prescription Drug Abuse Aided by Internet Pharmacies, MD IgnoranceAbuse of prescription drugs has reached epidemic levels, yet many physicians are often unaware of the availability of controlled substances over ...

Tough Times Can Make You Tougher

December 19th, 2011
New research shows that while going though bad experiences like an assault, a hurricane, or the loss of a loved one can be psychologically damaging, small amounts of trauma ...

Trust Critical to Optimal Negotiations

December 19th, 2011
Trust Critical to Optimal NegotiationsNew research claims that negotiators who are less trusting often engage in counterproductive behaviors that lead to poor outcomes. While the research centered on how people from ...