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464 Mental Health & Hydration

Research by Haghighatdoost, Fahimeh; Feizi, Awat ; Esmaillzadeh, Ahmad; Rashidi-Pourfard ,Nafiseh; Keshteli, Amar; Roohafza, Hamid; & Adibi, Payman (2018). Drinking plain water is associated with decreased risk of depression and anxiety in adults: Results from a large cross-sectional study. World Journal of Psychiatry, 8(3), 88–96. https://doi.org/10.5498/wjp.v8.i3.88 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do you drink enough water throughout the day?…

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Secret History: “Bombs Away”—The Great Pingpong Ball Shenanigan

Florida Tech held its first homecoming in January 1972. The four-day event proved to be a debacle.

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463 Misperceptions of Opposite Sex Body Image

Research by Lei, Xue & Perrett, David (2020). Misperceptions of opposite‐sex preferences for thinness and muscularity. British Journal of Psychology, 112(1), 247–264. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12451 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do men and women have accurate perceptions about body type preferences? Psychology researchers showed 3D images of people with different bodies to 170 white, young adults from the UK. They had…

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462 Coordination in Conversation

Research by Mastroianni, Adam; Gilbert, Daniel; Cooney, Gus;& Wilson, Timothy (2021). Do conversations end when people want them to? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,118(10). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2011809118 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do you feel awkward when ending a conversation? Researchers studied how people decide when to close their conversations. In study one, 800 participants completed a survey explaining…

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461 Fatigue at Work

Research by Kim, Sooyeol; Cho, Seonghee;& Park, Youngah (2021). Daily microbreaks in a self-regulatory resources lens: Perceived health climate as a contextual moderator via microbreak autonomy.Journal of Applied Psychology https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000891. Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Do you feel like a zombie at work? Psychology researchers explored the relationship between poor sleep and the amount of microbreaks taken during the…

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460 Likes and Life Purpose

Burrow, Anthony L., & Rainone, Nicolette (2017). How many likes did I get?: Purpose moderates links between positive social media feedback and self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 232–236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2016.09.005 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. How do you feel when you get a “like” on social media? Human development researchers studied the impact of Facebook “likes” on self-esteem.…

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459 Feeling Blue-Suicide Prevention

Research by Matsubayashi, Tetsuya; Sawada, Yasuyuki; & Ueda,Michiko (2014). Does the installation of blue lights on train platforms SHIFT suicide to ANOTHER station?: Evidence from Japan. Journal of Affective Disorders,169, 57–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.07.036 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. What can societies do to help? Researchers reviewed data from 71 train stations in Japan between…

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458 Truthful Tots

Research by Bender, Jasmine; O’Connor, Alison M.; & Evans, Angela D. (2018). Mirror, mirror on the wall: Increasing young children’s honesty through inducing self-awareness. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,167, 414–422 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.12.001 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. To instill honesty, parents tell children, “Don’t lie.” “Be Honest.” “Promise to tell the truth. ”Since promising doesn’t seem to work for very…

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457 Student-Teacher Relationships and Health

Research by Kim, Jinho (2021). The quality of social relationships in schools and adult health: Differential effects of student–student versus student–teacher relationships School Psychology, 36(1), 6–16. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000373 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. Can adolescent relationshipsin school have lasting effects on health throughout life? Health policy researcher, Jinho Kim, reviewed data from a US National Longitudinal study of students grades…

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456 Comfort and Control

Research by Tian, Xi; Solomon, Denise Haunani; & Brisini, Kellie St.Cyr (2020). How the Comforting Process Fails: Psychological Reactance to Support Messages. Journal of Communication,70(1), 13–34. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqz040 Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S. How do you like others to comfort you when you feel down? Communication researchers studied 325 married adults on how to express support. These adults considered a…

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