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7:00 PM EDT September 11, 2013

Exercise for Depression: Some Benefits but Better Trials Are Needed

Exercise may benefit people suffering from depression, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors of the review found evidence to suggest that exercise reduces symptoms of depression, although they say more high quality trials are needed/

September 05, 2013

Sleep Deprivation Increases Food Purchasing the Next Day

People who were deprived of one night’s sleep purchased more calories and grams of food in a mock supermarket on the following day in a new study published in the journal Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society. Sleep deprivation also led to increased blood levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, on the following morning; however, there was no correlation between individual ghrelin levels and food purchasing, suggesting that other mechanisms—such as impulsive decision making—may be more responsible for increased purchasing.

August 27, 2013

Overcome PTSD With The Time Cure: New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy

In his landmark book The Time Paradox, Philip Zimbardo explained that we can transform the way we think about time to attain greater success in work and in life. The Time Cure shows how those living with PTSD can shift their Time Perspectives to change the way they think about past traumatic experiences, get away from the “Fatalistic Present” mindset, and focus more on a positive future.

August 19, 2013

Study Discovers Link between Obesity and Post Traumatic Stress

From: Journal of Traumatic Stress

7:00 PM EDT August 14, 2013

Characteristics of Family Killers Revealed By First Taxonomy Study

Of all the dark forms that murder can take, the slaying of a family by the father is one of the most tragic and the least understood. This first ever study of British ‘family annihilators’, published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, has analysed three decades of cases and reveals four new types of annihilator.

12:00 AM EDT August 06, 2013

Personality May Affect a New Mother’s Decision to Breastfeed

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding.

July 02, 2013

The Mystery of Existence

Why does anything exist?  Why is there something rather than nothing? Why not nothing?

July 01, 2013

Wiley Announces Increase in Impact Factors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters® 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with 1,192 (approximately 77%) titles now indexed, up from 1,156 in the 2011 JCR. Wiley titles now account for the largest share of journals in 50 categories.

June 17, 2013

Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

Unlocking the power of character.
Ten great leaders, ten key virtues.

June 17, 2013

Neurotic Chimps: How Can Personalities be Measured in Primates?

From: American Journal of Primatology

June 04, 2013

Manage Stress by Adopting These Ten Habits

Identify stress triggers, make them more manageable, and use unavoidable stress in a positive, motivational way.

June 03, 2013

We Need Another Hero: Why Climate Change Needs a Narrative

From: Social Science Quarterly

May 28, 2013

Childhood Abuse Linked with Food Addiction in Adult Women

Women who experienced severe physical or sexual abuse during childhood are much more likely to have a food addiction as adults than women who did not experience such abuse, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. The study’s findings provide valuable new information regarding potential causes and treatments for food addiction and obesity.

May 23, 2013

Depression Common Among Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

A new study determined that children and adolescents with seizures involving the temporal lobe are likely to have clinically significant behavioral problems and psychiatric illness, especially depression. Findings published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), highlight the importance of routine psychiatric evaluation for pediatric epilepsy patients—particularly for those who do not respond to anti-seizure medications and require epilepsy surgery.

May 07, 2013

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

With new technologies emerging at such rapid pace, is life extension now inevitable?

May 07, 2013

Best Laid Plans: Why Do University Applicants Change Their Minds?

From: Social Science Quarterly

May 07, 2013

Reluctant Samaritans: Explaining the Bystander Effect

From: British Journal of Social Psychology

12:00 AM EDT April 25, 2013

Viewing Sexually Explicit Material Is Less Associated with Young People’s Sexual Behavior Than Previously Thought

Viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines may be directly linked with the sexual behavior of adolescents and young adults, but only to a very small extent. That is the conclusion of a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The findings suggest that the practice is just one of many factors that may influence the sexual behaviors of young people.

April 23, 2013

Diabetes and Wellbeing: Managing the Psychological and Emotional Challenges of Diabetes Types 1 and 2

Diabetes isn't just a medical condition. New book provides practical advice on how to manage the emotional side of the illness, leaving you to live your life to the fullest