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Why Early Google and Facebook Employees Are Rallying to Protect Kids from Social Media

Algorithms are driving behaviors that may very well be inadvertently targeting society’s most vulnerable, and the Social Media obsession may be harming children in ways that we are just beginning to understand. Social media is one of those topics that divides people. Some see it as oxygen–they can’t live without it–and others see it as ...
Tags: Psychology, Social Media, Technology, Children, Facebook, Google

Apple, Amazon, and Uber are moving in on health care. Will it help?

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care. None Health care spending in the United States reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, ro...
Tags: Health, Technology, Business, Data, Medicine, Social change, United states, Google, Uber, Health care

Yale: White liberals dumb down speech when talking to minorities

The study examined how Democratic and Republican presidential candidates used language when speaking to black and white audiences.A second study focused on how white people use language in emails to strangers with stereotypically white or black names.The lead researcher called the findings "kind of an unpleasant surprise." None White liberals are more likely to use dumbed-down language in conversations with racial minorities, suggests a study recently published in the Journal of Personality and ...
Tags: Psychology, Race, Society, Yale, Sociology, Innovation, Princeton University, Yale School of Management, Emily, DuPree, Susan Fiske, Yale Insights, Cydney Dupree, Yale Insights Dupree

Do you have a self-actualized personality? Maslow revisited

Abraham Maslow was the 20th-century American psychologist best-known for explaining motivation through his hierarchy of needs, which he represented in a pyramid. At the base, our physiological needs include food, water, warmth and rest. Moving up the ladder, Maslow mentions safety, love, and self-esteem and accomplishment. But after all those have been satisfied, the motivating factor at the top of the pyramid involves striving to achieve our full potential and satisfy creative goals. As one of ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Identity, Happiness, Success, Personality, Innovation, Kaufman, Scott Barry Kaufman, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, David Yaden, Barnard College Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania Kaufman, Christian JarrettThis

Why health care should start long before you reach the hospital

The average American spends about 24 hours a year at the doctor's office. What you do the other 364 days a year mostly determines your health.Michael Dowling discusses Northwell's focus on environmental, social, economic and other social determinants of health.
Tags: Health, Food, Medicine, Life, Innovation, Community, Health Care, Human body, Northwell, Michael Dowling

Eggs are again linked to heart problems — though the study has problems

A new study at Northwestern University found a link between egg consumption and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. The research relied on self-reporting at the beginning of observation, with no follow-up reporting. Correlation is likely, not causation, as larger studies have found the opposite to be true. None Here we go again.Few foods have taken a beating like eggs. (Sorry, it was wide open.) From the world's "perfect food" to leading one down a certain path to a heart attack, eg...
Tags: Health, Biology, Harvard, Innovation, Agriculture, Disease, Derek, Northwestern University, Lee, JAMA, CVD, Gary Taubes, Human body, Bruce Y Lee, Norrina Allen

Why do we feel schadenfreude — and who it feels it the most?

Few words convey as much meaning as Schadenfreude, or the joy that arises from seeing harm come to others.Schadenfreude is a complex psychological phenomenon, and researchers have only begun to look into rigorously.Psychology can tell us why we feel schadenfreude, when we feel it, and who feels it the most. None Anybody would admit that they like it when an opposing sports team makes a critical mistake. Many of us also like it when a rival coworker gets turned down for a promotion that we were h...
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Language, Innovation, Emotions, Milo Yiannopoulos, SCM

A new study has investigated who watched the ISIS beheading videos, why, and what effect it had on them

In the summer of 2014, two videos were released that shocked the world. They showed the beheadings, by ISIS, of two American journalists – first, James Foley and then Steven Sotloff. Though the videos were widely discussed on TV, print and online news, most outlets did not show the full footage. However, it was not difficult to find links to the videos online. At the time, Sarah Redmond at the University of California, Irvine and her colleagues were already a year into a longitudinal study to as...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Isis, Media, Religion, US, Brain, Middle East, Islam, Innovation, Boston Marathon Bombing, James Foley, Steven Sotloff, Mind, BPS Research Digest, Redmond

Your romantic partner is probably less intelligent than you think, suggests new study

It's now well known that many of us over-estimate our own brainpower. In one study, more than 90 per cent of US college professors famously claimed to be better than average at teaching, for instance – which would be highly unlikely. Our egos blind us to our own flaws.But do we have an even more inflated view of our nearest and dearest? It seems we do – that's the conclusion of a new paper published in Intelligence journal, which has shown that we consistently view our romantic partners as being...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Sex, Relationships, Love, US, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, BPS Research Digest, David Robson, Hodder Stoughton, Gignac, University of Western Australia, University of Warsaw, Cognitive Science

Actors show altered brain activity when in character, study finds

Method actors employ an intensive approach to acting that involves staying in character for long periods of time.The recent study asked trained method actors a variety of hypothetical questions under four different scenarios.The results showed changes in brain activity depending on whether actors were in and out of character, including alterations to activity in the prefontal cortex — a key region in terms of self-awareness. None Method actors famously blur the lines between their everyday perso...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Al Pacino, Romeo, Larry King, University Of Liverpool, Centre for Research, Philip Davis

A pleasure to burn: Why do people like spicy foods?

Humans are the only animals known to willingly eat foods that cause irritation, discomfort, and even pain.Theories for why range from thrill-seeking behavior to an evolutionary adaptation for seeking foods that reduce pathogens.Taste results from an interplay of genes, culture, memory, and personality, a complex design that scientists are only now beginning to understand. None If a Martian anthropologist found its way to a Clifton Chili Club Chili Eating Contest, it would discover one the univer...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Europe, Earth, Bacteria, Nature, Birds, Innovation, Evolution, University of Pennsylvania, Sherman, University Of Southern California, Evolutionary Psychology, Microbes, Biomechanics, Padron

Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News

This Science-Backed Strategy is Much More Powerful Than Willpower

Breaking free of the past, bad habits, and temptation has less to do with willpower than it does with these four steps. Let’s start off with the conventional wisdom. Willpower is how we break free of the past; it’s how we undo bad habits and avoid temptation. You’ve heard this your whole life. If you’re ...
Tags: Psychology, Innovation, Willpower

How Taoist philosophy deals with the concept of anxiety

Anxiety doesn't exist for someone who has a life lived in the present. Our concerns for a spectral future fuel anxiety.Taoist philosophy teaches us a new way of living. Varying degrees of anxiety awash over millions. Whether it's stress from the workplace, fretting for a future that never comes or getting tangled in the ceaseless political drama of the day. At the root of this issue is the constant need to live for the future and it is here where our anxiety stems from.One of the solutions for...
Tags: Psychology, West, Innovation, Philosophy, Buddhism, Ancient East, Watts, Taoism, Tao Te Ching, Alan Watts, Laozi, Buddhism Tao

The unexpected cost of living for a very long time

Medical advances have increased our longevity by decades, says Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. That benefit comes with an unintended disadvantage – high costs. Bringing the overall cost of health care down is near impossible, as an increased life expectancy brings new diseases and procedures with it.Reducing the out-of-pocket cost is a separate issue, however. It is possible and necessary to lower costs so they don't become a barrier to people seeking care. ...
Tags: Health, Money, Medicine, Life, Aging, Future, Economics, Innovation, Health Care, Humanity, Michael Dowling, Northwell Health That

Researchers say humor is a powerful tool against depression

A new study examined 55 individuals recovering from major depression to see how well humor worked as a coping mechanism against stress.Individuals at risk for depression often fall into depressive episodes because of faulty coping mechanisms. Research indicates that humor works as a powerful defense against depression. None In 1894, Mark Twain had good reason to feel depressed. He owed $100,000 due to some poor investments, the equivalent of about $2.9 million today. To get out from under this d...
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mark Twain, Twain, Anna Braniecka, Braniecka

How financial insecurity sinks American IQ scores

Not being able to pay your bills has the functional equivalent of lowering your IQ by 13 points. Many Americans have scarcity mindsets because of their inability to pay their bills. In a scarcity mindset, your functional bandwidth decreases — it influences you to be less generous and less reasonable. The opposite of a mindset of scarcity is a mindset of abundance, which is what many entrepreneurs have. Abundance mindsets tend to build on to themselves if the environment is right. ...
Tags: Psychology, Security, Science, Money, Finance, Neuroscience, Economics, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Fear, Universal Basic Income, Andrew Yang,, 16x9

Urban African Americans are 'startlingly' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side

Urban African Americans are 'startling' more likely to live in trauma deserts, researchers say

Chicago's South Side didn't have a trauma care unit until last year; the last closed in 1991.Whether immediate trauma care or long-term mental health care, access to facilities is limited in minority neighborhoods. Since the University of Chicago's Level 1 Trauma Center opened, there's been a seven-fold reduction in the disparity in the city's access to care. None Imagination is one of our most fertile sources of creativity and positive emotional health. The ability to imagine many possibilitie...
Tags: Health, New York, Resources, Race, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, Chicago, Public Health, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Health Care, Hyde Park, Derek, American Medical Association, South Side

Chores cause conflict. Try managing them like this instead.

When managing household tasks, its best to set clear expectations about whose job it is to take care of what. Often we do things we feel are important, and put less value on other tasks others may be doing — it's important to show appreciation to keep home maintenance a well-oiled machine. Often people feel it's not their responsibility to keep things maintained when others are acting similarly in a shared space. Outer Order, Inner Calm: D...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Children, Life, Relationships, Communication, Hack, Innovation, Cooperation, Personal Growth, Gretchen Rubin,, 16x9

Should you listen to music while doing intellectual work? It depends on the music, the task, and your personality

Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you'd think psychology would have a set of clear answers as to whether the practice is likely to help or hinder performance. In fact, the research literature is rather a mess (not that that has deterred some enterprising individuals from making bold claims).There's the largely discredited "Mozart Effect" – the idea that listening to classical music can boost subsequent IQ, except that when first documented in the 9...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Music, Brain, Creativity, Innovation, BPS Research Digest, Gonzalez, Manuel Gonzalez, Mozart Effect, Cognitive Science, John Aiello

Is the keto diet safe for everyone? Probably not.

The keto diet might be a fad diet, but it's unique in that involves putting the body into an alternate and natural metabolic state.However, the diet likely isn't safe for everyone, particularly when it's implemented poorly.Children, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and those at risk for heart disease should understand the risks of the keto diet before experimenting with it. None People experiment with all kinds of crazy, unhealthy diets to lose weight: eating cotton balls soaked in orange jui...
Tags: Health, Food, New York City, Medical Research, Innovation, Philadelphia, Edwards, Mount Sinai Hospital, American Pregnancy Association, Amber Edwards, Human body, Suzanne Steinbaum, Charles Seltzer, Laura Schoenfeld, Romper Elizabeth Ward, Jessica McGee

Freud is renowned, but his ideas are ill-substantiated

Sigmund Freud stands alongside Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein as one of history's best-known scientists.Despite his claim of creating a new science, Freud's psychoanalysis is unfalsifiable and based on scant empirical evidence.Studies continue to show that Freud's ideas are unfounded, and Freud has come under scrutiny for fabricating his most famous case studies. None Few thinkers are as celebrated as Sigmund Freud, a figure as well-known as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Neurologist an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Sex, Memory, Bbc, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Innovation, Consciousness, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Darwin, Ati

Discount store produce as healthy as counterparts in Whole Foods

Fourteen percent of Americans currently live in a food desert with little access to fresh fruits and vegetables.A new study in Las Vegas food deserts shows that dollar discount stores offer produce equal in quality to chain grocers.While food availability in discount stores is an issue, these stores beat chains in terms of price. None The term "food desert" signifies areas with limited access and resources to healthy food. In general, they are low-income areas located at least one mile away fro...
Tags: Health, Resources, Usda, Economics, Poverty, Innovation, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Inequality, Consumerism, Derek, Wendell Pierce, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, University of Nevada, Sterling Farms, Courtney Coughenour

Creating the Causes and Conditions for New Behavior to Grow

When you see emergent behavior that could grow into a powerful new theme, it’s important to acknowledge the behavior quickly and most publicly. If you see it in person, praise the behavior in front of everyone. Explain why you like it, explain why it’s important, explain what it could become. And as soon as you ...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Behavior Change, Change, Innovation, Behaviors

High-IQ people tend to choke under pressure. Here’s how to avoid that.

A recent study examined how goal-setting interacts with performance among people of varying intellectual capabilities. People with higher general mental abilities appear to perform worse when being directly measured along the lines of performance. Interestingly, these individuals' performance greatly improves when they were encouraged to simply do their best. None Smart people are more likely to choke in high-pressure situations, but interestingly this disadvantage seems to vanish when goal...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Intelligence, Innovation, Stanford University, Carol S Dweck

Growing up in nature reduces mental issues by up to 55%

A childhood spent in green spaces reduces the chance of acquiring adult mental disorders by 15% to 55%. A comprehensive study tracked the life stories of one million Danes to reach this conclusion. Humanity is moving to cities, and the report underscores the need for ample green spaces for children. None In 1950, two-thirds of us lived in rural settings, with just one-third living in cities. That balance is rapidly shifting, and experts now expect that by 2050 the numbers will be turned all th...
Tags: Children, Mental Health, Nature, Innovation, Urban Planning, Denmark, Npr, Urbanization, Green space, Public Spaces, Danes, PNAS, Aarhus University, Cognitive Science, Engemann, Jens Christian Svenning

Spaniards are healthiest people in world, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg recently released its annual index of the world's healthiest countries, which it compiles by grading countries on factors such as smoking rates, access to clean water, obesity, sanitation and more.Spain topped the list this year — thanks in part to the nation's healthy Mediterranean diet, the report suggested.The U.S. ranked 35th, likely due in part to poor American eating habits. None Spain — with its Mediterranean diet and high life expectancy — is the world's healthiest country, ac...
Tags: Health, Food, Asia, Japan, Singapore, America, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Mediterranean, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chicago Tribune, National Safety Council

Active ingredient in Roundup found in 95% of studied beers and wines

U.S. PIRG tested 20 beers and wines, including organics, and found Roundup's active ingredient in almost all of them. A jury on August 2018 awarded a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma victim $289 million in Roundup damages. Bayer/Monsanto says Roundup is totally safe. Others disagree. None If there were a Hall of Fame for chemicals people worry about, it's likely that Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup would sit near or at the top of that dark pantheon.It's been linked to cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parki...
Tags: Health, Roundup, California, France, Germany, Cancer, San Francisco, Bees, Pollution, Farming, Innovation, Agriculture, Monsanto, Epa, Latvia, Johnson

Different kinds of loneliness – Having poor quality relationships is associated with greater distress than having too few

Loneliness not only feels bad, experts have characterised it as a disease that increases the risk of a range of physical and psychological disorders. Some national prevalence estimates for loneliness are alarming. Although they can be as low as 4.4 per cent (in Azerbaijan), in other countries (such as Denmark) as many as 20 per cent of adults report being either moderately or severely lonely. However, there's no established way of identifying loneliness. Most diagnostic methods treat it as a one...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, US, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Innovation, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Emotions, Dublin, Loneliness, BPS Research Digest, Trinity College, Social Psychiatry, Psychiatric Epidemiology

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