Source: CC0/Pixabay One of globalization’s diverse consequences is the emergence of a global identity. With increased opportunities to travel, live and work across different cultures, many have come to recognize the interconnectedness of us all, and realize that despite the perceivable differences in our traditions and values, human beings face fundamentally similar challenges and needs as we share our one same home. This growing sense of world citizenry could spell good news for mitigating some of the more adverse effects brought on by globalization’s toll on the environment. As recent research shows, having a strong global identity may lead people to behave in more environmentally friendly ways. What is the mechanism linking a global identity with pro-environmental behavior? A sense of personal responsibility for the well-being of the world, according to the authors of the study. As a “psychological … [Read more...] about How a Global Identity Can Be Good for the Environment
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Home Insync Life Life oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on December 16, 2019 In 1971, India fought a war against Pakistan to ensure the well-being and prestige of Bengali people living in Bangladesh, then East Pakistan. The war went on for 13 days in which 1500 Indian soldiers led their life to safeguard the people of East Pakistan. It was on 16 December 1971, when the Indian armed forces with their superb and unique warfare skills, compelled the 93,000 Pakistani armed forces to kneel down and surrender. This resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. Also read: #ThisHappened2019: Biggest Moments On Twitter In India Since then 16 December is observed as the Vijay Diwas in the honour of those who fought with indomitable courage and also for those who were martyred. Due to the growing injustice and genocide of the innocent Bengali people in East Pakistan, people started protesting and fighting for freedom. Pakistan attacked 11 Indian airbases through a series of Air Strikes. … [Read more...] about Vijay Diwas 2019: Know About The Historic Indo-Pak War Of 1971
Source: Free-Photos courtesy of pixabay | CC license Most people view their ex-partners more negatively after a romantic relationship ends than they did during the relationship. This makes perfect sense for two reasons. First, the relationship probably ended for good reason and got worse over time, leading to waning feelings for the ex. Second, when you're in a relationship, you generally try to convince yourself that your partner is worth being with, but after the relationship ends, it's in your interest to convince yourself you made the right decision by breaking up. But is there a gender difference in how positively people view their exes? A new study by Ursula Athenstaedt and colleagues, just published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, explores this question. In one study, the researchers probed laypeople's intuitions about this gender difference. They surveyed 487 participants, and found that more than half (62%) thought there was no gender difference. As for the … [Read more...] about Who Views Their Ex-Partners More Positively, Men or Women?
Source: Azat Valeev/Shutterstock “How old do you feel, compared to your real age?” In a recent study, people were asked this question, and selected one of the following responses: “I’m younger than my real age.” “I’m the same as my real age.” “I’m older than my real age.” The age people felt—or their “Subjective Age”—was a powerful indicator of their current brain health. In fact, those with a younger Subjective Age had a more youthful brain structure and stronger memory than those who felt the same age or older than their chronological age. Interestingly, younger Subjective Age has also been linked to better memory and planning skills 10 years later. Although a minority of people who rate their Subjective Age as older may have a more concerning memory problem, most people do not. The research on Subjective Age raises an important question: Can people with older … [Read more...] about How Old Do You Feel? The Answer May Reveal Your Brain Health
Source: Geralt/Pixabay, used with permission. In a small study of older adults, published in the February 2018 issue of the professional journal Neurobiology of Aging, researchers at the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas, Dallas, looked at the effects of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART), a higher-order cognitive training program, on cognitive processing speed and lower-order cognitive functions. They found that using higher-order approaches (such as creative thinking, analysis, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving) improves processing speed and slows down the decline of lower-order cognitive functions associated with normal aging, such as memory and comprehension. Fifty-seven study participants—normally healthy men and women ranging in age from 56 to 71—were divided into three groups: a cognitive training group, a physical exercise group, and a wait-listed group. A physical exercise group was part of the study … [Read more...] about Research Shows Promise for Aging Brains