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December 20, 2013

Want to stop smoking? See a specialist!

Smokers in England who want to stop smoking are three times more likely to succeed if they see a trained advisor than if they try by themselves, according to a new study published online today in the medical journal Addiction. Worryingly, just buying nicotine patches, gum or other licensed nicotine products from a shop does not seem to improve the chances of quitting.

December 12, 2013

THE MINDS OF BOYS: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life

In THE MINDS OF BOYS: Saving Our Sons from Falling Behind in School and Life (Jossey-Bass/Wiley; March 2007; $15.95/Paper), blockbuster bestselling author Michael Gurian and educator Kathy Stevens reveal the reasons boys today are having more difficulty learning than girls, and offer proven strategies for parents and educators in order to help them better teach and empower young males. This revolutionary book, now if paperback, confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a "boy's crisis."

December 05, 2013

Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It

Promising Care collects 16 speeches given over a period of 10 years by Donald Berwick, an internationally acclaimed champion of health care improvement.

November 04, 2013

Pork & Talk: How to Measure the Psychological Impact of China’s Progress

From: American Journal of Human Biology

October 21, 2013

Study Assesses Prevalence of PTSD in U.S. Following Redefinition

From: Journal of Traumatic Stress

October 08, 2013

Generation Gap in Authors' Open Access Views and Experience, Reveals Wiley Survey

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of its 2013 author survey on open access, with over eight thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The survey is a follow up to Wiley’s 2012 open access author survey and is the second such survey conducted by Wiley. This year new sections were added including research funding and article licenses.

8:00 PM EDT September 23, 2013

Partner Violence Linked to Specific Drinking Environments

Researchers have long known that violence toward spouses and partners increases with the frequency and volume of drinking.  A study published today in the scientific journal Addiction shows that the context in which drinking occurs also appears to play a role in violence against partners, with male violence being linked to drinking away from home and female violence being linked to drinking at home.

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.

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