Knowing people in high and diverse positions may be good or bad for your health, suggests research

Related video New research led by Lijun Song, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, and graduate student Phillip Pettis suggests that knowing people in high and diverse positions may be good or bad for your health. The culprit? Economic inequality. Song studies the relationship between a person’s health and the socioeconomic status of their […]

Take a lot of sick days? Who you know and where you live might be partly to blame

Related video New research led by Lijun Song, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, and graduate student Phillip Pettis suggests that knowing people in high and diverse positions may be good or bad for your health. The culprit? Economic inequality. Song studies the relationship between a person’s health and the socioeconomic status of their […]

Consequences-focused cognitive training may promote healthier habits

Related video Interventions aimed at reducing unhealthy behaviors often focus on retraining people’s mental associations, but a series of studies suggests that showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research specifically focuses on “approach-avoidance” training […]

Consequence-based cognitive training may be more effective, studies suggest

Related video Interventions aimed at reducing unhealthy behaviors often focus on retraining people’s mental associations, but a series of studies suggests that showing people the consequences of the behaviors may be more effective. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research specifically focuses on “approach-avoidance” training […]

Including testimonials, images of diseased body parts enhances effectiveness of pictorial warning labels on cigarette packs

Related video At least 120 countries around the world require pictorial warning labels on cigarette packages–for example, gangrene feet or a dead body–but the United States is notably missing from the list. Despite a 2009 Congressional act instructing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement pictorial warning labels, American cigarette packs still contain text-only […]