Posts

October 20, 2014

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8:14 PM | Religion and Extraterrestrial life, Is there a Connection?
There are two very popular topics that strike a sensitive cord in thoughts and emotions of human beings. These two topics bring up more questions than answers at times. These popular topics seem to be about extraterrestrial life and religion, if they are real and how they relate to one … READ MORE
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7:16 PM | Why you need lots of good quality sleep: Sleep loss affects work performance, ethics, memory and health
Sleep is hugely under-rated as a cognitive enhancer – proper sleep is a necessity Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia) for learning and memory, … Continue reading →
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7:05 PM | The Benefits of Being Scared
Being scared isn’t always a negative. You can be scared in many different ways. There is the “scary movie” kind of scared, where you don’t know what’s going to pop out on the screen. There’s the jumping out of a plane kind of scared, where you fear real death and your adrenaline is pumping loudly. […]
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6:59 PM | Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition
Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition The first 3 books in the series by Dr Rob Long were total sell outs, as were their reprints – which is rare for any book these days let alone one about Safety and Risk! Here is your chance to win a copy of the new book “Following-Leading In Risk” by […] The post Following-Leading In Risk–Book Competition appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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6:36 PM | Pushed to Excel – Part 2
[Continued from Part 1] What does creative excellence take? In his article How to Win American Idol, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman refers to research by Rena Subotnik and Linda Jarvin, who “interviewed over 80 top students at different stages of their musical careers and identified the traits important to succeed at every stage on the […]
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6:35 PM | Are Drone Operators Experiencing Burnout?
With the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF), drones have become a vital part of the U.S. military's operations in different parts of the world. Controlled either by onboard computers or remote operated by operators on...            Related StoriesKeeping Rural Veterans AliveCan Anger in Infants Predict Later Problems?What We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in Alaska 
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5:59 PM | Eating This For Breakfast Reduces Food Cravings Later in The Day
What you should eat for the 'most important meal of the day'. 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:3 Minutes of Tetris Reduces Cravings for Drink, Cigarettes and Food Food on the Mind: 20 Surprising Insights From Food Psychology Why the Sleep-Deprived Crave Junk Food and Buy Higher Calorie Foods Most Unlikely Weight Loss Trick Revealed by Psych Experiment One Extra […]
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5:00 PM | American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) was founded in 1992 to advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology. Its nearly 800 members are physicians who study and practice psychopharmacology, as well as doctoral level investigators of clinical psychopharmacology or of pharmacology. ASCP members are advocates for clinical psychopharmacology and for clinical research.
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4:11 PM | Please join us for a webinar discussing Neurostars: A Q&A platform for neuroscience
Next week we kick off the fall webinar series, with Dr. Satrajit Ghosh from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Ghosh is a research scientist at the mcgovern institute for brain research and an assistant professor at harvard medical school. He will talk about Neurostars and Biostars. Neurostars (neurostars.org) and Biostars (biostars.org) are sibling question […]
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3:04 PM | Radical Self-Care for Moms
As a mom, when you hear that it’s important to take care of yourself, your eyes might glaze over and you may be thinking something like: “Another thing I need to add to my to-do list: ‘self-care.’ How am I supposed to do that?” That’s the reaction Elizabeth Sullivan sometimes gets from her clients. And […]
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2:23 PM | Soda Consumption Tied to Shorter Telomeres, Cell Aging
Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role […]
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1:59 PM | Aspirin shown to benefit schizophrenia treatment
A new study shows that some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as […]
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1:57 PM | Heart rate may predict survival, brain function in comatose cardiac arrest survivors
Researchers may have developed a way to potentially assist prognostication […]
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1:55 PM | Fairness is in the brain
Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look […]
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1:53 PM | 3D printed masks offer new hope for facial cancer patients
Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make […]
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1:50 PM | How Vision Works: Why Most of What You See Looks Sharp When Really It’s Not
Solving the most fascinating quirk of vision: what you see isn't really what you see. 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:The Brain “Sees” Objects That You Don’t Perceive How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know How Attention Works: The Brain’s Anti-Distraction System Discovered 13 Milliseconds: The […]
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1:50 PM | Forget Goldilocks: Too hot and too cold is just right for particle assembly
Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as […]
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1:48 PM | Cold sore virus increases the risk of dementia
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer’s […]
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1:42 PM | Novel solutions to fight the obesity gene
Potent inhibitors a potential new class of anti-obesity drugs that […]
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1:38 PM | Sexual preference for masculine men and feminine women is an urban habit  
In a world of matinee idols and cover girls it’s […]
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1:35 PM | Exercise Could Help Predict Susceptibility to Chronic Pain
Scientists know that exercise helps the body tolerate pain. But […]
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1:26 PM | Can Anger in Infants Predict Later Problems?
How does your baby handle anger? Research studies suggest that young children responding with excessive anger to blocked goals (such as taking away a favourite toy) can help identify whether they might be at risk for later problems such as...            Related StoriesStigma and Seeking HellpWhat We Can Do to Slow Down the Growing Suicide Rate in AlaskaChild Abuse and Raising the Next Generation 
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10:41 AM | Can prevent workplace bullying before it arises?
One of the most dramatic situations for a worker is suffering workplace bullying by their superiors with all the consequences this has.
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8:37 AM | Decades of lie detection research has been unrealistic
According to decades of psychology research, most people, including law enforcement professionals, are useless at detecting lies. But in a new paper, a team led by Tim Levine argues that nearly all previous research has been unrealistic. The field has been dominated by studies that place the "lie detector" in a passive role, tasked with spotting "tells" leaked by the liar. But this just isn't how deception detection works in real life, say Levine and his team. Rather, the interrogator interacts […]
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8:36 AM | Reasons for visiting ER by those with autism
ER - Emergency Room - or as we call it here in Blighty Accident & Emergency (A & E), is never a particularly desirable place to visit given the emphasis on illness or injury of yourself or loved one. That being said, staff there do a sterling job sometimes under very stressful circumstances, responding to all-manner of complaints, some of which are life-threatening.The paper by Dorothea Iannuzzi and colleagues [1] sought to identify some of the medical reasons why ER […]

Iannuzzi DA, Cheng ER, Broder-Fingert S & Bauman ML (2014). Brief Report: Emergency Department Utilization by Individuals with Autism., Journal of autism and developmental disorders, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25261249

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4:24 AM | Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014
Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 Book Launch 21 November 2014   DOWNLOAD THE FLYER WITH CONTACT LINKS Follow-Leading in Risk Launch Flyer RSVP: Email Brad Markham Rob and Craig are pleased to invite you to the launch of book 4 in the series on risk. The details of the book launch are pictured above and the […] The post Human Dymensions Newsletter–October 2014 appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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4:01 AM | How Do Important Relationship Events Impact Our Well-Being?
Perhaps no life events fill us with more joy or sadness than those that involve important relationship partners. Whether we are committing to lifelong partnerships with someone we love, bringing a new addition to the family, leaving a bad relationship, or losing a loved one, relationship events may have different effects on how satisfied and happy we are with our lives.  How do important relationship events impact our well-being over time? In a recent meta-analysis (a research paper […]
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2:38 AM | Does Forgiveness Have a Dark Side?
Forgivenessis widely considered to be a psychologically healthy and morally virtuous approach to coping with victimization. Research suggests that people who forgive more easily are happier and healthierthan those who hold grudges. In addition, forgiveness interventions have been shown to reduce stress reactivity, increase optimism, and facilitate reconciliation with offenders.Read More->
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1:59 AM | Newsweek misrepresents autism and misrepresents me
Newsweek's featuring a new article about autism. When you finish girding your loins or gathering your spoons, take a look at it. OK. Forget the horrible headline. No, wait. Don't forget it. Substitute in "Did a son's paraplegia drive a woman to murder?" or "Did a son's deafness drive a woman to murder?" How does it feel at your moral center, that offhand reference to a child's disability driving a parent to murder? Seem ethical, right, OK, defensible to you? Keep in mind that the son in […]
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12:10 AM | Social Media and Safety
Social Media and Safety and, Safety in Social Media There is no doubt that social media has changed the way we live, relationships, communication, politics and worldview. Hoffer (1951) The True Believer; Ellul, (1973) Propaganda; Sunstein (2006) Infotopia; Kirkpatrick (2010) The Facebook Effect ; Turkle (2011) Alone Together and Keen (2007, 2012) The Cult of […] The post Social Media and Safety appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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