In today’s world, Media psychology is fundamental in social media. Telepsychology, teletherapy, online, blended and distance education, entertainment, traditional media, virtual and augmented reality, brand development, marketing, advertising, and product placement permeate all media. Film analysis, media assisted rehabilitation, all manner of telecommunications, public health, public service, public policy including political campaigns, medical education and practice, and all forms of media publishing exemplify the wide application of media psychology. These are only some examples from the many that could be included in a description. APA also recognized that media psychology cuts across all specialties and divisions. The Society for Media Psychology and Technology is the crossroads division of the American Psychological Association. … [Read more...] about MRI’s Light Media Psychology in Your head!
Vampires represent a wide variety of religious and spiritual affiliations, not unlike the general population. Vampires also represent a wide range of education levels, though many reported having above average intelligence. The majority of vampires (63 percent) are female, while 35 percent are male. In terms of sexual orientation, 55 percent reported being heterosexual, 32 percent bisexual, 6 percent homosexual, and 6 percent pansexual. Only 34 percent identified as Goth, and only 24 percent reported belonging to an organized vampire group, such as a “house, clan, coven, haven, order, or court.” Regarding medical and psychiatric conditions, 20 percent reported having chronic fatigue syndrome, 17 percent reported anemia, 31 percent major depression, 16 percent bipolar disorder, and 16 percent panic disorder. The vast majority reported having no addictions, no history of sexual abuse, and no violent crime … [Read more...] about Out of the Shadows: Shining Light on the Vampire Community
Concerns about the health impact of blue light exposure beyond the known potential to shift the circadian rhythm have been raised. These include possible links to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A potential link between increased nighttime blue light exposure, such as could occur while working the night shift, and cancer, may be due to decreased melatonin levels caused by nighttime light exposure. There is evidence that gradually shifting the circadian rhythm over time can increase blood sugar levels and decrease leptin, which is the hormone of satiety. This could increase hunger and potentially affect the development of diabetes. Some concern has been raised that either intense or prolonged blue light exposure could contribute to damage to the eye with such long term consequences as increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, although this is unproven (Tosini, Ferguson, & Tsubota, 2016). Tosini, Ferguson, & Tsubota (2016) did recommend that … [Read more...] about Blue Light: Friend or Foe?
Successfully losing excess weight has nothing to do with a light switch. There’s never a time that we should be on or off. If we’re prone to gaining weight or if we choose to lose excess weight to benefit our mental and physical health, then it’s going to take some work. This doesn't mean food plans can't be extremely helpful. But whether we choose to have a salad for lunch or even if we opt to have some ice cream for dessert, we’ve got to always think about portion size and ingredient content (yes, even when it comes to the salad). … [Read more...] about Why Dieting With a Light Switch Mentality Can Be a Turnoff
But ponder the sugary-coke label in the light of the NHS distinction, that “mostly green” points people towards “healthy choices.” Coke, after all, is low in fat, saturated fat, and salt. Moreover, because industry is allowed to define serving sizes in the UK, the Coca Cola Company can decide that 8oz constitutes one serving of Coke, and therefore that beverage also receives a green light next to the calories label. Four out of five green lights – Coca-Cola looks healthier than kale juice!nutrition down into an unhelpful set of categories, with what is increasingly looking like an unhealthy emphasis on decreasing fat. And the label does nothing to indicate the presence or absence of positive food traits. Nothing, for example, to indicate whole grains versus refined ones. Thus, horribly unhealthy products like sugary soda look healthier than they are. And non-nutritious “foods,” like diet soda, look healthier than, say, strawberries (which, … [Read more...] about Is a Red Light Effective to Stop People from Drinking Coke?