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November 25, 2014

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8:31 PM | Positive Psychology and Mental Health
Sometimes, in the world of psychology, it is easy to get carried away by one perspective. Within the umbrella term that is psychology, there is an array of different topics that can be looked at. Some scientists think that neuropathways are the most important topic to study. Others base their career...The post Positive Psychology and Mental Health appeared first on .
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8:28 PM | How Many Safety Crusaders Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?
How Many Safety Crusaders Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb? I’m currently enjoying some banter on Rob Longs Safety Leadership Facebook Page which all started with a blown light bulb in a Coffee Shop. This is something that we do regularly at home without a second thought or need for a convoluted process. […] The post How Many Safety Crusaders Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb? appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:26 PM | Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education.
Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education. Great short article by Keith McCabe – a Member of our Brisbane Thinking Group (See: What is a Thinking Group?), First published this on LinkedIn. With enough support from readers we may be able to convince him to become one of our Awesome Authors and not waste any more […] The post Risk & Safety in Outdoor Education. appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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7:25 PM | Siblings with Severe Mental Illness: Staying in Touch — And in the Loop
It’s difficult to know where you stand when your sibling is diagnosed with a severe mental illness. Their treatment can take up so much time and their symptoms can be so encompassing that there may not be a lot of room for you, let alone your relationship. The dynamics of the family change after a […]
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3:52 PM | "Conservatives lose faith in science over last 40 years"--where do you see *that* in the data?
Note: Special bonus! Gordon Gauchat, the author of PSPS, wrote a reflective response that I've posted in a "followup" below.  I can't think or write as fast he does (in fact, I'm sort of freaked out by his speed & coherence), but after I think for a bit, I'll likely add something, too, since it is the case, as he says, that we "largely agree" & I think it might be useful for me to be even clearer about that, & also to engage some of the other really good interesting points […]
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3:45 PM | Can music benefit addicts in treatment?
Novedades en PsicologíaNovedades en Psicología - Blog de Psicología con actualidad, novedades y artículos. One of the problems with respect to addiction therapy is that there is no benefit treatment to addicts. Can music benefit addicts in treatment?Dr. Juan Moisés de la Serna
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3:36 PM | ¿Puede la música beneficiar a los adictos en tratamiento?
Novedades en PsicologíaNovedades en Psicología - Blog de Psicología con actualidad, novedades y artículos. Una de las problemáticas con respecto a las terapias de la adicción es que no existe un tratamiento que permita beneficiar a los adictos . ¿Puede la música beneficiar a los adictos en tratamiento?Dr. Juan Moisés de la Serna
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3:27 PM | Navigating the Holidays When You Have Depression
For people with depression, the holidays can be a challenging time. People with the illness “tend to have a negative view of themselves and their lives,” said Selena C. Snow, Ph.D, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating depression in Rockville, Md. “If they have overly idealized beliefs about what the holidays should look like, […]
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3:16 PM | Researchers able to turn sawdust into gasoline
Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the […]
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3:15 PM | Feeling — Not Being — Wealthy Drives Opposition to Wealth Redistribution
People’s views on income inequality and wealth distribution may have little to do with how much money they have in the bank and a lot to do with how wealthy […]
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3:00 PM | For holiday orphans, depression is real
I have made it 55 years without cooking a turkey. I used to be ashamed of that fact. How could a one-time wife and mother get this far in life without ever having made a turkey? It’s a sad story with a happy ending. I don’t have much family and the family I have don’t […]
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2:43 PM | Dementia: The Brain’s Weak Spot Found
A brain network which links dementia and schizophrenia has been discovered. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:How To Detect Dementia Before Any Symptoms Appear How Cynical Personality Traits Affect Dementia Risk The Vitamin Which May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest Major Cause of […]
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2:00 PM | Ad hoc cognition
I heard about lots of cool research this past weekend at Psychonomics – how taking photos affects our memory (not positively), how we prefer musical meters (i.e. 3/4 or 6/8) that we’ve been exposed to earlier, and how we tend to use the same syntactic structure to talk about things as was used when we learned […]
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1:00 PM | Remembering Ignacio Martin-Baro
"It is clear that no one is going to return to the imprisoned dissident his youth; to the young woman who has been raped her innocence; to the person who has been tortured his or her integrity. Nobody is going...            Related StoriesAs Former POWs Grow OlderUnwritten Laws and the Freedom to Kill (Part 2 of 2)The Acid Test (Part One of Two) 
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12:39 PM | Moms of boys more social in chimpanzees
Watching adult males in action may help youngsters prepare Nearly four decades of observations of Tanzanian chimpanzees has revealed that the mothers of sons are about 25 percent more social […]
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12:37 PM | New device may ease mammography discomfort
Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological […]
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12:37 PM | Scientists could save thousands of pounds with student’s DIY microscope
Ph.D. student at Brunel University London makes his own high-tech microscope for £160 Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of […]
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12:33 PM | President Obama presents the National Medals of Science, National Medals of Technology and Innovation
At a White House ceremony last Thursday, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to […]
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12:32 PM | Unmanned underwater vehicle provides first 3-D images of underside of Antarctic sea ice
A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice.SeaBED, as the vehicle is known, […]
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12:30 PM | What Most People Don’t Realize is Behind Their Thanksgiving Dinner
You can picture it now, can’t you? The familiar sounds of a parade or football game playing on the TV while little ones chase each other through the house. More […]
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12:26 PM | Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups
Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups In this next video from Gab and Rob’s ‘Conversations on the Couch’ series, the guys talk about Thinking Groups. Rob talked about Thinking Groups in one of his blogs to give an understanding about what they are and what they are about. Here they expand on that a little more to […] The post Talking Risk Videos–Thinking Groups appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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12:13 PM | Some cultural and safety perspectives from South Africa
Some cultural and safety perspectives from South Africa South Africa is a country with a rich cultural diversity you would not find in many (if any) other countries. Our heritage not only includes the notorious racial diversity, but also a much less noticed cultural variety. We have descendants from slaves from eastern countries, descendants from […] The post Some cultural and safety perspectives from South Africa appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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11:30 AM | Best of Our Blogs: November 25, 2014
In a few days, it will be Thanksgiving here in the US. The irony is that while many of us are gearing up for this day of gratitude, we’re probably not feeling it. Prepping turkeys, and getting ready for Black Friday and the litany of holidays that come with forced family gatherings often equates to […]
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11:22 AM | How to Build a New Habit — And Make it Stick
Are you a master of a skill? Perhaps you’re fluent in a language. A world-class pianist. A master craftsman in carpentry. If you are, it’s not necessarily a result of your income, personal circumstances, upbringing, or any other variable. It’s a result of something a lot more powerful, something you have complete control over. It’s […]
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9:44 AM | The wrong sort of discussion
The Times Higher Education has an article on post-publication peer review, and whether it will survive legal challenges The legal action launched by a US scientist who claims that anonymous comments questioning his science cost him a lucrative job offer has raised further questions about the potential for post-publication peer review to replace pre-publication review. […]
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9:00 AM | When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people happier?
Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers’ rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working hours restrictions. But a new paper by Korea University's Robert Rudolf investigates the impact of such a reform, and its conclusions are disappointing.Beginning its roll-out in 2004, the (South) Korean Five Day Working Reform was intended to […]
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8:20 AM | Serotonin - melatonin (and the in-betweeners) linked to autism
The paper by Pagan and colleagues [1] (open-access) looking at "serotonin, melatonin and the intermediate N-acetylserotonin (NAS) in a large cohort of patients with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] and their relatives" set the old grey-pink matter into action recently. Not only because I have some real interest in the starting material for these compounds - the aromatic amino acid known as tryptophan - but because this research group included some quite important analysis of the […]

Pagan C, Delorme R, Callebert J, Goubran-Botros H, Amsellem F, Drouot X, Boudebesse C, Le Dudal K, Ngo-Nguyen N, Laouamri H & Gillberg C (2014). The serotonin-N-acetylserotonin-melatonin pathway as a biomarker for autism spectrum disorders., Translational psychiatry, 4 PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25386956

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7:23 AM | Missing a Loved One on Thanksgiving: A Way of Grieving
Thanksgiving, which is celebrated in this country across cultures, religions, ethnicity, geography and socio-economic levels, is an emotional mile marker. It brings to the table and to the mind and heart, those we love, those we will call to exchange loving sentiments, and those we love but who we have lost this year or many […]
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5:41 AM | Appreciation of Appreciation
Appreciation of Appreciation Most of us probably don’t  show enough appreciation or gratitude for the things that others do for us, nor do we always properly and graciously accept and acknowledge it. As my expectations and perceptions have changed dramatically over time, I’m not going to sound like a cranky old fart and blame it […] The post Appreciation of Appreciation appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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5:01 AM | Four Things You Need to Consider When Deciding to Get Married
In a survey of over 1200 adolescents, 95% of them said that they would get married some day.1 But, I’m willing to bet that they weren’t ready to get married at the time they answered that question. Why? Likely because they’re young, and when you’re young it feels like you have a million things to take into account before you make a major life decision like getting married. In this post I discuss four things that people take into consideration when deciding whether or not […]
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