People who spend a lot of time on the internet are more likely to be depressed, lonely and mentally unstable, a study found.
A study has shown that the more someone uses Facebook, the less satisfied he is with life.
Kross E, Verduyn P, Demiralp E, Park J, Lee DS, Lin N, et al. (2013) Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults. PLoS ONE 8(8): e69841. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069841
For many diseases, early detection is key to healing. Many patients are nervous about revealing the symptoms of their conditions. This study shows that they are okay with drawing pictures of their problem.
Instead of asking a patient to talk about a problem, ask them to draw whatever their issue is. This worked with melanoma patients. This kind of indirect questioning could save lives.
Scott, S., Birt, L., Cavers, D., Shah, N., Campbell, C., & Walter, F. (2015). Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care Psychology & Health, 30 (9), 1035-1048 DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1016943
Researchers performed two studies. In the first, participants interacted either with a same-sex or opposite-sex partner. Results showed that men’s cognitive performance declined from a mixed-sex encounter, but this wasn’t true for women.
Interacting with women can impair men’s cognitive functioning; Johan C. Karremans; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Volume 45, Issue 4, July 2009, Pages 1041–1044
It is connected with metaphors linking social and physical warmth.
Williams, L. E., & Bargh, J. A. (2008). Experiencing physical warmth promotes interpersonal warmth. Science, 322, 606-607.
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