Lufthansa CEO advocates random psych tests for pilots

Random checks of pilots' psychological fitness could help reduce risks in the aviation sector, Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said in his first newspaper interview since the crash of a Germanwings plane in March.

May 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Development of face perception in Japanese children

Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies of face perception in children were quite ...

May 26

Categories: Child Development

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Why Honest People Do Dishonest Things

Every day we are bombarded with temptations - to cheat on our diets, to spend instead of save our paychecks, to tell little white lies. It can be exhausting to have to continually remind ourselves that, long-term, we want to be upstanding people, so ...

May 25

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People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson's ...

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

May 25

Categories: Depression

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Top managers most afflicted by disorders, study finds

Alcohol abuse is highest among business owners, while the highest proportion of smokers exists among craftsmen and trades workers. The latter group also has the highest rates of diabetes and hypertension, but among the lowest rates of depression, a ...

May 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is it nature or nurture?

The study of twins allow us to determine whether it was genetics or environment that explains the psychological differences between individuals. However, this new study finds that the effect for genetics to environment is about 1:1 for personality, ...

May 23

Categories: Other

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Women are better than men at remembering to remember

Past research suggested women tend to be more prone to forgetting future tasks than men. Women also admitted that they tend to have more memory failures however this does not mean that they actually forget more often.

May 23

Categories: Men's Issues, Women's Issues

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How to instantly feel more powerful?

There are bound to be times when you feel anxious in situations, regardless of your usual confidence level. When we feel anxiety or stress, we develop our own way to cope with it by engaging in various techniques like imagining the audience are ...

May 23

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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The dark side of the 'love hormone': similarities with the effects of ...

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.

May 22

Categories: Addictions

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How To Pull Yourself Out Of A Career Rut

Sometimes an event in your personal life can derail positive momentum in your professional career. These disruptions have a tendency to propel you into a state of unrest and uncertainty, where the decisions you make in the moment might not be the ...

May 22

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Is Nicotine All Bad?

Scientists question if a daily dose of the well-known alkaloid is as benign as caffeine

May 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Smoking Cessation

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Psychological Scientists Address the Challenges of an Aging Workforce

Older adults are a growing proportion of the American workforce in unprecedented numbers. For the first time since 1948, American employees over age 65 outnumber teenage workers, according to a report from AARP. Yet, older workers are still beset ...

May 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Suicide risk: Variety of dialectical behavior therapy interventions ...

A variety of dialectical behavior therapy interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a randomized clinical trial of women with borderline personality disorder who were highly suicidal.

May 20

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Borderline personality disorder as debilitating as bipolar disorder, ...

The deterioration of psychiatric and physical health caused by borderline personality disorder (BPD) rivals that of bipolar disorder, according to new research. Experts estimate that 1.6 percent of the U.S. population is diagnosed with BPD, compared ...

May 20

Categories: Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder

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Scientists may have found the most likely culprit so far for ...

Researchers have found a gene that links the three previously unrelated biological changes most commonly blamed for causing schizophrenia, making it one of the most promising culprits for the disease so far, and a good target for future treatments.

May 19

Categories: Schizophrenia

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