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Brain Study Shows That Thinking About God Reduces Distress—But Only for Believers

Thinking about God may make you less upset about making errors, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The researchers measured brain waves for a particular kind of distress-response while participants made mistakes on a test. Those who had been prepared with religious thoughts had a less prominent response to mistakes than those who hadn't.

U of M research finds ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothing to outdo attractive women

Ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothes, says new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. The study finds that ovulating women unconsciously dress to impress - doing so not to impress men, but to outdo rival women during the handful of days each month when they are ovulating.

Burnout, Mobbing, Cyberbullying: Neue Infowebsite zu psychosozialen Belastungen

Vom Mobbing durch Kollegen und Vorgesetzte bis zum Cyberbullying, dem Angriff via Internet oder Handy: psychosoziale Belastungen haben längst die unterschiedlichsten Lebensbereiche durchdrungen. Im Rahmen eines Wahlpflicht-kurses konnten sich Studierende aus dem Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Soziale Arbeit der Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da) mit den verschiedenen Formen psychosozialer Belastungen auseinandersetzen. Entstanden ist daraus "Stoppt die Mobber", eine wissenschaftlich fundierte Informationswebsite für Betroffene und in die Thematik Involvierte.

Integrating violent youngsters into clubs

Is combat sport really the way to encourage violent young people to abandon their aggressive behavior? Professor Harald Lange sees no contradiction in this. The head of the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Würzburg firmly believes that "through combat in a controlled environment young people can learn to respect their opponent as a partner and that they can feel with their own bodies the correlation between what they do and what they achieve as a result. It is a path toward preventing violence.”

Brain may age faster in people whose hearts pump less blood

Keep your heart healthy and you may slow down the aging of your brain, according to a new study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

Brief interventions in emergency departments may reduce violence and alcohol abuse among adolescents

Brief interventions among adolescents reporting to emergency departments may be associated with a reduction in the experience of peer violence and alcohol misuse in this population, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

Western diet link to ADHD

A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders.

Schmerztherapie: Sachliche Psychoedukation wird akzeptiert und ist erfolgreich

Bei chronischen Schmerztherapie bestehen häufig zwischen Patienten und psychosomatischen Therapeuten schwere Spannungen, die einen Behandlungserfolg behindern. Ein informatives, didaktisch gut strukturiertes Psychoedukations-Programm kann die Situation entspannen und den Leidensdruck vermindern, belegt Dr. Heike Schultze in einer Studie.

The Desire to Lead - Improved by Critical Self Reflection

Leadership development primarily depends on self-critical reflection. That is only possible if a certain openness and readiness to learn is provided - but self reflection is not always easy. With his now published Leadership Letters Dr. Felix Frei (Zürich) developed a tool that may not be able to replace critical self reflection either, but can contribute to it by stimulating thought.

Bildungswissenschaften: Forschung in die Praxis implementieren

Die Bildungswissenschaften - inclusive der Psychologie - generieren regelmäßig wertvolle und praktikable Befunde. Eine Umsetzung in die Praxis findet jedoch meist unzulänglich, verzögert oder überhaupt nicht statt, kritisieren Prof. Dr. Gabi Reinmann und Kollegen in der Aufsatzsammlung "Der Nutzen wird vertagt..."




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