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August 17, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Are Women More Anxious Than Men?

August 17, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology looked at sex differences in specific aspects of two animal tests of anxiety-like behavior. “We studied male and female rodent models to better understand sex differences in biological responses related to anxiety,” study author Thatiane De Oliveira Sergio told us. “We used procedures that let us measure a lot of different aspects of the anxiety behavior.” [More]

August 10, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Impulse Buying Behavior

August 10, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS ONE looked at how state-trait interactions in regulatory focus determines impulse buying behavior. “Our study looks at how a basic motivational theory (regulatory focus theory) can be applied to the phenomenon of impulse buying,” study author Anand Krishna told us. “Regulatory focus differentiates between a promotion focus, in which people are motivated by achieving potential gains or growth goals, and a prevention focus, in which people are motivated by avoiding losses or achieving security goals.” [More]

August 6, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Can You Make Better Decisions by Going With Your Gut?

August 6, 2021 07:52 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Decision making is a unique human ability. It is the opportunity to define and shape one's future, based on past experiences and environment. Before we make a decision, we review the pros and cons of each option that has been presented for consideration. Many people believe that following a certain evaluation process helps us identify the best possible choice. However, a new study from the University of London found that going with your gut can result in better decision making than using detailed methods. [More]

August 3, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Methods Of Relaxation To Reduce Stress For Healthcare Workers

August 3, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health looked at physical relaxation for occupational stress in healthcare workers in a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. "Our study evaluates various physical methods of relaxation (yoga, massage therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, and stretching exercises) on their effectiveness in reducing work-related stress in healthcare workers,” study author Michael Zhang told us. [More]

July 27, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Does Light Affect Our Brain?

July 27, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in PLOS Genetics looked at how light affects behavioral despair involving the clock gene Period 1 using mice. “The study is about how light may affect our brain,” study author, Dr. Urs Albrecht told us. “In particular, how light can influence our wellbeing and mood. We were wondering whether light really can affect the brain, because from personal experience life appears to be easier in summer when there is more light than in winter.” [More]

July 23, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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Marketers Spend 62% Of Their Time on “Work About Work”

July 23, 2021 08:45 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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In today’s globalized, digital world, work is an ever-increasing part of our lives. Project management platform Asana released a new report based on interviews with over 13,000 knowledge workers. ‘Work about work’ is dominating people’s day, pushing meaningful work to the sidelines and resulting in people being overwhelmed and experiencing burnout. [More]