Archive for May, 2014

Cynical Distrust Linked to Dementia

May 31st, 2014
Cynical Distrust Linked to DementiaIndividuals with high levels of cynical distrust -- the belief that other people are usually motivated by selfish desires -- may be more likely to develop dementia, according to a ...

‘Vocal Fry’ in Women May Hurt Them in Job Hunt

May 31st, 2014
'Vocal Fry' in Women May Hurt Them in Job HuntWomen who speak with "vocal fry" -- a trendy tone of voice that is low-pitched and creaky-sounding -- are considered less trustworthy and less hirable, ...

Can a Narcissist Feel Empathy?

May 31st, 2014
Can a Narcissist Feel Empathy?Can a narcissist feel empathy for another person who is suffering? Researchers at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton wanted to investigate this question and also find out whether a previously non-empathetic person could change ...

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric Disorders

May 31st, 2014
Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Psychiatric DisordersThe sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to a new ...

Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive Actions

May 30th, 2014
Study Probes Brain Regions Tied to Compulsive ActionsEmerging research suggests people with extreme cases of compulsive actions typically have fewer nerve cells in brain regions associated with keeping track of goals and rewards. Conditions related ...

Where You Live Influences Your Satisfaction with Life

May 30th, 2014
Where You Live Influences Your Satisfaction with Life Where a person lives appears to play a major role in determining if an obese person is satisfied with his or her life. Researchers from the University ...

When Bullying May Be Better Than Nothing at Work

May 30th, 2014
At Work, Sometimes Better To Be Bullied than Ignored Provocative new research suggest work-related harassment is actually better for a person’s physical and mental health than if the person was ignored at the workplace. Researchers ...

Biking Linked to Better Mood

May 30th, 2014
Biking Linked to Better MoodApparently, the way we get to work and travel about plays a role in how we feel. In a new study, researchers investigated how things like happiness, pain, stress, sadness and ...

Stress Got You Down? So’s Your Fertility

May 30th, 2014
Stress Got You Down? So's Your Fertility  New research suggests psychological stress is harmful to a man's sperm, impeding its ability to fertilize an egg. Investigators from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and ...

When Dads Help with Household Chores, Daughters Expand Career Options

May 29th, 2014
When Dads Help with Household Chores, Daughters Expand Career OptionsA new Canadian study suggests that when a father helps with housekeeping tasks their daughters are more likely to pursue higher paying careers. Researchers from the ...