News Over the Year
Danielle DelPriore had 120 heterosexual women read a short story about a young woman who is preparing for a job interview with a male manager. Half of the participants read a version of the story in which the woman, Melissa, wore makeup to her interview. The other half read one in which Melissa didn’t wear any makeup.
Research suggests nature itself can be mentally restorative by reducing stress and enabling people to regain concentration. Going into nature changes how the brain works, with the parts associated with being mindful and in a meditative state becoming more active, explained David Strayer.
Jonathan Butner, leads the analysis team and models the data to see if they can identify stable, low-risk, and high-risk patterns that signal impending binge or purge episodes.
Pervasive loneliness "has widespread effects," says Bert Uchino. It's strongly linked to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. It's an urgent time for the study of loneliness, Uchino adds.
Anu Asnaani explained, "People react to horror on a spectrum. There are folks who avoid it at all costs. There are those who run towards it, and for them getting scared delivers a kind of high."
Lisa Diamond provided additional context on the history of bodies, shame, and sexual gratification, pushing her students to ask questions.
Lisa Diamond stated, "It’s really hard for me to believe that amendments such as these would not be interpreted by some clinicians as license to continue pushing their particular version of health and well-being on vulnerable youth."
Already, drivers are struggling to stay focused with an influx of new technology coming into the car and large displays only add to the cognitive load, said David Strayer, who studies in-car technology. He explained, “As the screens get bigger, they also tend to inherit more functions and features.”
For children older than age two, studies showed those with prenatal exposure to methadone had higher fear, aggression and anxiety, and lower attention — but again, Conradt said, it wasn’t clear whether those problems were caused by opioid exposure or the environment the kids were growing up in.