Advocacy and Policy News

Employers Urged to Improve Depression Interventions

November 13th, 2014
A new survey may motivate employers to consider proactive strategies to address depression in the workplace. Researchers found nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of U.S. respondents indicated they have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime and two in five (nearly 40 percent) of ...

Federal Laws Fail to Recognize Civilian PTSD

November 12th, 2014
Researchers believe federal legislation pertaining to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has an inordinate focus on the needs of military personnel and veterans. Drexel University researchers believe the failure of legislation to recognize PTSD in the civilian population is an issue because PTSD is ...

Politically Correct Workplace Can Boost Productivity

November 12th, 2014
New research suggests political correctness may actually aid the creativity of mixed-sex work teams. Cornell University investigators discovered that although the concept of political correctness is often met with ridicule and suspicion, the practice appears to have benefit. Their findings are published in ...

Anxiety Increases Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

November 11th, 2014
A new study discovers that people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease within a few years. And the risk of Alzheimer’s increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety. Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, ...

Mother’s Education Key to Child’s Academic Success

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests the amount of education a woman has along with having children later in life are key predictor’s of a child’s success in adulthood. Sandra Tang, Ph.D, a University of Michigan psychology research fellow and the study's lead author, said that ...

Relationship Evolution Predicted by Memory of Significant Events

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests the degree by which dating couples accurately remember their relationship history is a predictor of commitment and ensuing marriage. University of Illinois investigators determined dating couples who have moved toward marriage have precise memories of what was going on at ...

Looking Healthy More Important for Leaders Than Looking Smart

November 11th, 2014
New research suggests looking healthy generally trumps looking intelligent among corporate executives and other industry leaders. Dutch investigators discovered people look for candidates with a healthy complexion when choosing a leader. They discovered the most intelligent-looking candidates are only chosen for positions that ...

Neighborhood Design Help Seniors Maintain Cognitive Health

November 10th, 2014
A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults. Researchers from the University of Kansas presented evidence at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America that neighborhoods which motivate walking can stave off ...

Workplace Stress Can Boil Over Months Later

November 10th, 2014
New research suggests workplace stress can lead to counterproductive workplace behaviors that may not surface until weeks or months afterward. It is common knowledge that a variety of workplace issues ranging from a seasonal surge in business, or a new manager, can lead ...

Liberals Seem Motivated by Emotion More Than Conservatives

November 9th, 2014
A new study shows that emotions have a greater influence on liberals than conservatives. While the study, conducted by researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and possible steps towards its resolution, researchers say ...