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Ranked lists skew decision-makers' choices toward top option

In an age of online restaurant reviews and product ratings, landing in first place on a “top 10” list can confer great benefits on the top-ranked option, magnifying the differences between it and all other choices and blinding people to...
18-Nov-2021 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Gay, Bisexual Men Have Lower Suicide Risk in More Tolerant Countries

Gay and bisexual men who move from a country with high stigma toward LGBTQ people to one more accepting of LGBTQ rights experience a significantly lower risk of suicide and depression, according to research published by the American Psychological...
10-Nov-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Barbershop Program Helps Reduce Violence in Philadelphia

A coping-skills program with young Black men in Philadelphia barbershops helped reduce reported violent behavior for up to three months, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
8-Nov-2021 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Urgent Need to Address Mental Health Effects of Climate Change, Says Report

With a large majority of Americans concerned about climate change and an increasing number expressing alarm and distress, it is past time to address this burgeoning public health crisis at the individual, community and societal levels, according to...
4-Nov-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

PTSD symptoms vary over course of menstrual cycle

In women who have experienced trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may vary over the course of the menstrual cycle, with more symptoms during the first few days of the cycle when the hormone estradiol is low, and fewer symptoms close to...
25-Oct-2021 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress In America™ 2021: Pandemic Impedes Basic Decision-Making Ability

Americans are struggling with the basic decisions required to navigate daily life as the effects of pandemic-related stress continue to take a toll, especially on younger adults and parents, according to a national survey from the American...
26-Oct-2021 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

White Flight May Still Enforce Segregation

As the population of people of color grows across the United States, white Americans are still prone to move when neighborhoods diversify, and their fears and stereotypical beliefs about other racial and ethnic groups may help maintain segregation,...
21-Oct-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Demand for mental health treatment continues to increase, say psychologists

As the impact of the pandemic on mental health continues, psychologists are reporting a large increase in demand for treatment of anxiety and depression compared with last year, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association.
19-Oct-2021 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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