Archive for October, 2013

Ability to Resist Dishonesty Declines as Day Progresses

October 31st, 2013
Ability to Resist Dishonesty Declines as Day Progresses Emerging research suggests our willpower to resist cheating or lying diminishes over the course of a day. Ethics researchers from Harvard University and the University of Utah ...

To Improve How You Look, Hang Out In a Group

October 31st, 2013
To Improve How You Look, Hang Out In a GroupA new study finds that people are viewed as more attractive when they are part of a group, rather than alone. The phenomenon -- often called ...

Weight Loss May Harm a Relationship

October 31st, 2013
Weight Loss May Harm a RelationshipWhile losing weight is generally beneficial for an individual’s health, the weight loss may have a negative effect on a relationship. The curious findings comes from new research that suggests ...

Unmarried Status Ups Risk for Accident Mortality

October 31st, 2013
Unmarried Status Ups Risk for Accident Mortality  Emerging research suggests relationship status appears to play a role in predicting the risk of death from preventable accidents. Divorced people are more likely to die from preventable ...

Quick, Simple Test Assesses Creativity

October 31st, 2013
leaning brain SSSome define creativity as the ability or the process by which new ideas are created. And while creativity is generally viewed as positive, testing a person’s creativity has often been difficult. Now, a neuroscientist ...

Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse

October 30th, 2013
Internet May Fuel New Methods of Child Sexual Abuse A new study suggests that child sexual abuse may be more common than suspected. Authorities know that sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health ...

ERs Touted to Screen Teen Misuse of Prescription Drugs

October 30th, 2013
ERs Touted to Screen Teen Misuse of Prescription DrugsA new study discovers that over 10 percent of teens and young adults treated in the emergency room (for any reason) admit to misusing a prescription painkiller ...

Personality Impacts How Health News Is Received

October 30th, 2013
Personality Impacts How Health News Is ReceivedA new study finds personality influences how people respond to news about their health. Patients who are unrealistically optimistic about their personal health risks are more likely to take preventive ...

For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits

October 30th, 2013
For Some, Trauma May Have Psychological Benefits Mental and psychological trauma is traditionally viewed as tragic and unequivocally damaging. A new philosophical view of suffering shows that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct benefits. Researchers at Tel ...

YouTube: Engine of Social Change?

October 30th, 2013
YouTube: Engine of Social Change?Is social media the new voice for social change? A new study suggests that YouTube videos provide a popular and flexible venue to promote online activism. Researchers analyzed the manner by ...