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April 07, 2014

Yoga Can Reduce Symptoms of PTSD, Study Shows

 In a study by the Journal of Traumatic Stress, results show that women who adopt yoga may experience less symptoms of PTSD.

March 26, 2014

Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies

For those who want to make a difference but don't know where to start, Charity and Philanthropy For Dummies is a friendly and practical guide to undertaking a range of charitable activities.

12:00 AM EDT March 25, 2014

Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don’t understand the dangers

Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology.

March 18, 2014

Some truth to the ‘potent pot myth’

New research from The Netherlands shows that people who smoke high-potency cannabis end up getting higher doses of the active ingredient (THC). Although they reduce the amount they puff and inhale to compensate for the higher strength, they still take in more THC than smokers of lower potency cannabis.

March 03, 2014

Hungry for ‘Likes’: Anxiety over Facebook Photos Linked to Eating Disorders

Regular use of Facebook linked to increase in weight anxiety, reports the International Journal of Eating Disorders

March 03, 2014

Tears and Fears: How Do Emotions Change our Political Attitudes?

Political Psychology explores how emotions such as anxiety, even if their cause has nothing to do with politics, can result in a hardening of our views

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

January 28, 2014

Chinese Scientist Wins Wiley-IPCAS Psychological Award for Analysis of Overconfidence

Shu Li from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the annual Wiley-IPCAS prize for excellence in Chinese psychological science

January 27, 2014

Shadowy World of Britain’s Discount Hitmen Revealed in New Study

The first typological study of British hitmen, published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, identified four main types of contract killer; the novice, the dilettante, the journeyman; and the master

January 21, 2014

It’s All About Me: Do Narcissists Make Good Line Managers?

Does your boss lack empathy or have a ‘grandiose sense of self importance,’ if so they may be a narcissist, claims new research in Personnel Psychology

January 21, 2014

Rethinking Aging: Older Brains Slower Due to Greater Experience, Rather than Cognitive Decline

Topics in Cognitive Science refutes the idea that age results in cognitive decline

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/

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