Archive for November, 2012

Many Employers More Likely to Hire Potential Friends Than Best Candidate

November 29th, 2012
Many Employers More Likely to Hire Potential Friends Than Best CandidateEmployers are often more interested in hiring someone they would like to hang out with than in finding the person who is best for the job, according ...

Bias Influenced by Resource Availability

November 29th, 2012
Bias Influenced by Resource AvailabilityWe all have biases whether we are aware of them or not. In fact, researchers say that a key aspect of our social lives involves ...

Compulsive Cell Phone Use Similar to Other Consumer ‘Addictions’

November 29th, 2012
Compulsive Cell Phone Use Similar to Other Consumer 'Addictions' New research suggests that compulsive cell phone and instant messaging use are similar to compulsive buying and ...

Children Are Marrying at a Younger Age than Parents

November 29th, 2012
Children Are Marrying at a Younger Age than ParentsEmerging research finds that the younger generation is ready to marry at a younger age that their ...

Four Major Antipsychotic Drugs Found Lacking in Long Term for Older Adults

November 28th, 2012
Four Major Antipsychotic Drugs Found Lacking in Long Term for Older AdultsA new study has called into question the safety and effectiveness of four antipsychotic drugs commonly used ...

In New Study, Time Is Of the Essence In Blocking PTSD

November 28th, 2012
In New Study, Time Is Of the Essence In Blocking PTSDOver the years, experts have learned that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be seen as a form of learning that begins upon ...

How Depression, Stress Trigger Loss of Brain Volume

November 28th, 2012
How Depression, Stress Trigger Loss of Brain VolumePeople who suffer from chronic stress or major depression tend to lose brain volume, and such loss can lead to both ...

Bullying Can Lead to PTSD Symptoms

November 28th, 2012
Bullying Can Lead to PTSD SymptomsA new study has found a high incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among teenagers who have been bullied. The study of 963 ...

Air Pollution May Raise Risk for Autism

November 28th, 2012
Air Pollution May Raise Risk for AutismThe risk for autism increases when a fetus is exposed to air pollution, according to a new study published in the journal Archives ...

Spurts of Exercise Can Enhance Memory

November 28th, 2012
Spurts of Exercise Can Enhance Memory A short burst of exercise enhances the consolidation of memories in both healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, according to ...