Ken Huang, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!: A recent study found that female participants who exercised with a workout partner exercised better than when alone. According to the research, when paired up with a stronger partner, participants exercised much longer, and felt no more tired than solo participants who actually exercised […]
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Melissa Chaung, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!: Only if you’re Pinocchio that is! But yes, people always say that “Honesty is the best policy,” and a recent study at the University of Notre Dame has found some support for that claim. It turns out that being honest could be linked to positive […]
This Guest Blog Post is from Haley McNamara, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students: With temperatures rising and summer approaching in southern California, sunscreen is an important, yet widely misunderstood topic. What exactly is SPF? According to this article from The New York Times, solar rays come in two equally dangerous forms: UVA and […]
Connie Liu, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!: Much like Angela’s blog post from December, this recent research claims that an attentive memory for what is eaten could help people eat less at their next meals. Previously, it has been shown that distractions can lead to eating more than necessary by disrupting […]
Danni Ji, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students, guest blogs again!: Past research has been unclear on the direct benefits of resveratrol, a compound found in red wine. Does it really have benefits on our health and prolong lifespan? Researchers have now confirmed that it indeed does, by improving energy production and overall health in […]
This Guest Blog is from Chloe Tagawa, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students: No not the burn from working out; we’re talking about job burnout, which results from “high stress, heavy workload, a lack of control over job situations, a lack of emotional support, and long work hours.” A study at Tel Aviv University has found a link […]
This Guest Blog Post is from Krishna Mehta, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students: Cardiovascular Disease is unfortunately the leading cause of death, especially among Hispanics and African Americans. So researcher Rosemary Flores decided to explore a new way to help young Hispanic and African American students improve attitudes towards physical activity and fitness in […]
This Guest Blog Post is from Amanda Walbridge, one of Dr. T’s Health Psychology students: Just how much of an effect can our peers have on our health? This research has shown that people with high levels of peer social support have a significantly lower risk of mortality than those who don’t. However, the extent of the […]
This Guest Blog is from Nicole Praefke, one of Dr. T’s Health Psych students: While it is obvious that childhood obesity is a rising problem in the United States, it is not so obvious what approach should be taken. There are parents that put their children on strict diets, there are parents that will do […]
Haley McNamara, one of Dr. T’s Health Psych students, guest blogs again!: Does your diet affect your mental health? In the scientific community, this is a difficult question to answer. Many studies on diet and nutrition rely upon notoriously inaccurate self-reporting measures. Furthermore, it is the minerals and nutrients found in food have an effect […]