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Aug 16 2012

Psychology Headlines from PSYCHNEWS

  1. Subthreshold Bipolar Disorder
  2. Ketamine Relieves Bipolar Depression, Suicidal Thoughts in Less Than an Hour
  3. Medicating Mental Illness for Life
  4. Cultivating Resilience before Mental Health Problems Begin
  5. The Cognitive Behavioral Miracle – Controlling your Emotions
  6. Society’s Clash with Emotional Stability
  7. Treating for Depression Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse
  8. Personality Traits Differ Between Suicidal, Nonsuicidal People with Schizophrenia

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Aug 31 2011

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Illinois college becomes first to ask undergrads if they’re gay
  2. Census: More same-sex couples in more places
  3. Last of the pink-triangle wearers survived deadly Nazi homophobia
  4. Anti-aging Techniques Not Yet Viewed As Acceptable According To U Of T Research
  5. The Cost of Mental Health in Europe
  6. Being Right Is Not Enough For Four-Year-Olds
  7. East-West Differences In Romantic Love
  8. Mass Media Messages And Fat-Stigma   

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Aug 30 2011

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volumes 2 – New Content

Alexandra Street Press has recently added an additional 30 hours of video to

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II.



  1. Family Therapy — the Jay Haley Video Collection


  2. Art Therapy and Dance Therapy from Expressive Media


  3. Additional UK-based Content from University of Wales, Newport


  4. Microtraining titles


  5. Aquarius titles including:


HKUL users can access the database via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4190633


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May 03 2010

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. What Does a Terrorist Look Like?
  2. Empathy and Violence Have Similar Circuits in the Brain, Research Suggests
  3. Psychologists Search For Secret Of Happiness At Work
  4. Self-Esteem Drops After Retirement
  5. Shoppers choose green products to improve social status, says study
  6. Bullies’ Behavior Driven By Pursuit Of Status And Affection
  7. Online Ostracism Damages Children’s Self Esteem
  8. The women who want to be obese
  9. Research Suggests That If You Are True To Yourself, Better Romantic Relationships Will Follow
  10. Memory And Learning: Recent Research

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Mar 23 2010

Migration Information Sources

  1. Increasing Evidence That Recession Has Caused Number of Unauthorized Immigrants in US to Drop
  2. MPI’s Muzaffar Chishti and Claire Bergeron report on the decreasing size of the unauthorized immigrant population, a ruling against immigration provisions in an Oklahoma law, the rise in detained immigrants with criminal convictions, and more.

  3. Climate Change and Migration: Sorting through Complex Issues without the Hype
  4. Numerous researchers and organizations have predicted that climate change will trigger historically unprecedented waves of mass migration. MPI’s Carolina Fritz examines the complex links between climate change and migration, how and where these links influence current and future migration patterns, and some of the problems with predicting future flows.

  5. Moving to the Land of Milk and Cookies: Obesity among the Children of Immigrants
  6. Obesity rates among children have risen dramatically in the United States. As analysis of a nationally representative study shows, children of newly arrived immigrants are particularly vulnerable to this growing health problem. Jennifer Van Hook, Kelly S. Balistreri, and Elizabeth Baker report.

  7. EU Mobility Partnerships: Expression of a New Compromise
  8. In recent years, the European Union has come to recognize that it cannot prevent migration and that it needs a different approach to managing flows from its poorer neighbors. Jean-Pierre Cassarino of the European University Institute looks at the rationale for mobility partnerships and what they will need to be effective.

  9. Secondary Migration: Who Re-Migrates and Why These Migrants Matter
  10. Relatively little is known about migration that involves more than one destination. Ayumi Takenaka of Bryn Mawr College examines the available data to assess who re-migrates to the United States.

[Source: Migration Information Source–March 15, 2010]


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Feb 10 2010

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. Thinking Of The Past Or Future Causes Us To Sway Backward Or Forward
  2. How restaurants entice us into choosing expensive meals
  3. How to Talk to Kids About Haiti
  4. Are your friends making you fat?
  5. Close Encounters Of The Desired Kind: Study Reveals Wanted Objects Are Seen As Closer
  6. The Transition Between Not Seeing And Seeing: A Clear Threshold That Must Be Crossed For Perception To Occur
  7. There’s a reason you’re happiest on weekends
  8. Students report more serious stress
  9. How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Adult Obesity
  10. France mulls ‘psychological violence’ ban

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Feb 03 2010

Improvements in Cardiovascular Health Stagnate as PEOPLE Get Fatter

2 FEBRUARY 2010 | GENEVA – Almost 400 000 Americans are predicted to die of coronary heart disease in 2010, according to research published today in the International Public Health Journal, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.


“Half of these deaths could be avoided if people ate healthier food and stopped smoking,” says Dr Simon Capewell, from the University of Liverpool in England, co-author of a study of cardiovascular risk factors in the United States of America. “There is no room for complacency.”


Since the 1970s, death rates have been cut in half and there have been major improvements in cardiovascular health due to reductions in cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking and increased physical activity. However, since 1990 these achievements have stalled because of dramatic rises in obesity and hence diabetes, as well as higher blood pressure in women.


The research calculated the number of deaths based on lifestyle trends from the baseline year 2000. It predicts that almost 200 000 lives could be saved if risk factors were modestly reduced, especially smoking and consumption of salt and saturated fats.


“By avoiding tobacco, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity, people can dramatically reduce their risk of developing heart disease, stroke or diabetes,” says Dr Shanthi Mendis, co-ordinator of Chronic Diseases Prevention and Management at the World Health Organization. “Lifestyle choices directly determine the health of many of the world’s people. Worldwide, nearly one billion adults are overweight and, if no action is taken, this figure will surpass 1.5 billion by 2015.”


Read the paper here: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/2/08-057885.pdf


The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is one of the world’s leading public health journals. It is the flagship periodical of the World Health Organization (WHO), with a special focus on developing countries. Articles are peer-reviewed and are independent of WHO guidelines.


Further items in this issue include:

  • Renal replacement strains Thailand’s health-care scheme
  • Sanitation comes first in preventing trachoma
  • Politics prevents polio vaccines in Pakistan
  • More than 50% overweight in the United Arab Emirates
  • Sexual health for adolescents in Sri Lanka
  • Mass treatment controls head lice infestations in Brazil
  • Sunflower seed oil helps save premature babies
  • Do vaccines work for pneumonia prevention in Australia’s indigenous children?


The Bulletin’s table of contents can be found at: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/2/en/index.html


The complete content of the Bulletin, since 1948, is now available free to all readers worldwide through PubMed Central, available at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/tocrender.fcgi?journal=522&action=archive


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Sep 08 2009

Psychology Headlines from PSYCHNEWS

  1. Gender and age differences in the symptomatology of child depression
  2. Risky Teen Behavior May Signify a Mature Brain
  3. The Acceptance Prophecy: How You Control Who Likes You
  4. Placebo has strength in numbers
  5. Fake videos lead to real confessions
  6. Obesity Tied to Memory Loss
  7. SNRIs Effective for Depression
  8. High Blood Pressure Linked to Cognitive Impairment
  9. Emergencies inspire crowd cooperation, not panic

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Jun 05 2009

More Publications at PolicyArchive

  1. Migration and Health: Latinos in the United States
  2. Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes
  3. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
  4. North Korean shipping : a potential for WMD proliferation?
  5. Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases
  6. Socially Responsible Investing
  7. The Business Boost from Marriage Equality: Evidence from the Health and Marriage Equality in Massachusetts Survey
  8. Forging a New Plan For Healthcare: Principles and Priorities for Sustainable Reform
  9. Reinventing Transparent Government
  10. Nation at Risk: Policy Makers Need Better Information to Protect the Country
  11. The State of Health Journalism in the U.S., March 2009

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