Psychology

"[f]or Some Men, Seeking Sex With A Sleeping Woman Is An Active Preference, A Fetish Known As...

"Svein Overland, a Norwegian psychologist, is one of the few to have studied it.... Overland believes somnophilia is part of the wider growth of what he calls 'one-way sex.' His research into online porn showed a steep rise over the past decade in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Psychologists Identify 18 Best Measures To Assess Intimate Partner Violence

Millions of people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and assessment is important in conducting therapy and assisting victims. A team of psychologists at Binghamton University, State University of New York have evaluated...
Related topics: Binghamton University, Medical Research

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Middle-aged Americans Struggle With Physical And Mental Health—but It’s Not The Same Everywhere

In the U.S. today, middle-aged adults—ages 40 to 65—report more daily stress and poorer physical health and psychological well-being compared to middle-aged adults during the 1990s. Why? Midlife was once considered a time to enjoy the...
Related topics: Stress

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The Power Of Group Identity: 22 Percent Of Americans Remain Skeptical Of Vaccines

New research found that 22 percent of Americans identify as somewhat or fully resistant to vaccination.Researchers used two social psychology theories to explore the causes of vaccine resistance.The more one identifies with an anti-vaccine group,...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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The Benefit Of Video Appointments In The World Of Cannabis Medicine

I obtained a master of arts degree in clinical psychology 20 years after receiving my medical degree. One of the first things one learns as a psych student is to “hold the client in unconditional positive regard.” This was a new concept for me...
Related topics: Health Videos

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Labels For The Covid-19 Virus And Its Variants Have Incited Xenophobia

Labels for the virus and its variants have incited xenophobia and other harms throughout the pandemic. Psychology professor Hilary Bergsieker, the lead author of an upcoming new study on the issue, offers insights into preventing this...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Listening To Music Near Bedtime Could Lure Sleep-disrupting 'earworms'

New research published in the journal Psychological Science, however, reveals that earworms can sometimes interject themselves into our dreams, where they can negatively impact our quality of sleep.
Related topics: Medical Research

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"an Acquaintance Or Colleague Mistakes You For Another Person With The Same Hairdo Or A...

"... it happens without question when there are a few other Asians in the office, even when they look and sound nothing alike.... There’s even a term for it: the interchangeable Asian.... [S]cholars of sociology, psychology and Asian American...

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Doctors Should Do ‘biopsychosocial’ Biopsies, Where They Learn Who Their Patients Are As People

Instead of taking a sample of bodily tissue to test it, this procedure collects samples of the patient’s biographical, psychological and social worlds.

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Dip Your Toe - Or Dive Right In: Wvu Psychologists Spill Advice On Reentering The World Post-covid

A high percentage of the population may experience "re-entry anxiety" as more people get vaccinated, guidelines are loosened and the masks come off, according to WVU psychologists.
Related topics: Anxiety

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Magic Tricks And Media Literacy: The Week’s Best Psychology Links

Our weekly round-up of the best psychology coverage from elsewhere on the web Sleep researchers often takes a “brain-centric” approach to their work, measuring sleep stages using EEG, for instance, or examining how sleep affects learning and...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Can Travel Be Fun Again?

For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

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Hormonal Health Is A Massive Opportunity: Where Are The Unicorns?

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse, but Elizabeth Ruzzo says she experienced it firsthand after telling a doctor that she suffered from suicidal ideation after taking birth control pills. Ruzzo’s doctor told her there was no connection...
Related topics: Hormones, Birth Control - Contraception

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Will This Big Decision Knock The Biogen Roller Coaster Off The Tracks?

In 1906, Alois Alzheimer, a German doctor, first described the memory loss and psychological changes associated with the disease later named after him. A century later, it is the fifth leading cause of death among those over age 65. Although a few...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss

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Two Meditation Papers Retracted For Lacking Primary Outcomes

Two psychology journals have retracted two papers on the health benefits of a form of transcendental meditation. The authors failed to report the primary outcome of the study underpinning the articles. Retraction Watch
Related topics: Medical Research

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Why Teens Need A Break This Summer

The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.

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Hatred Should Be Considered A Contagious Disease

Izzeldin Abuelaish Global Health, Understanding the psychological, pathological, physiological and neurobiological consequences of hatred suggests that the link to disease may not be just metaphorical, but literal and measurable for the...

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Telehealth Is Growing In Use, Acceptance Among Americans: Poll

MONDAY, May 31, 2021 -- Many Americans have used telehealth and would turn to it for mental health care, a new online poll shows. Conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) from March 26 to April 5, the poll found that 38% had used...
Related topics: Polls

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Caffeine Is Less Effective Than You Thought, And It Doesn’t Improve This 1 Important Function

Talk about a coffee comedown. Next time you tell yourself it’s okay to stay up late because caffeine will power you through tomorrow, think again: A new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that caffeine is...
Related topics: Caffeine, Medical Research

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More Individualism Means More Altruism

The countries with more individualistic values are also the countries with higher levels of altruism, according to an upcoming study in the journal Psychological Science. A team of psychologists from Georgetown and Harvard reached this conclusion...
Related topics: Harvard University

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