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Eye Contact and Nonverbal Communication

Human eyes are somewhat distinctive in the animal kingdom in that the sclera is very plainly visible whenever the eye is open. This is not just due to the white color of the human sclera, which many other species share, but also to the fact that the human iris is relatively small and comprises a…

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Indigenous Americans, youth, and mental health.

Indigenous/tribal communities face significant behavioral health challenges and disparities. For Indigenous Americans, multiple factors influence health outcomes, including historical trauma and a range of social, policy, and economic conditions such as poverty, under-employment, lack of access to health care, lower educational attainment, housing problems, and violence. These disparities have important consequences. Suicide is the second…

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Friends are relatives you make for yourself

Friends are relatives you make for yourself. ― Eustache Deschamps Famed anthropologist Margaret Mead was once asked, what do consider to be a sign of advanced civilization, over the course of your research? Instead of mentioning development of certain tools or other advances, she described the finding of a fossilized skeleton with a shattered femur…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg and mental health

She was a champion for the most vulnerable. Thanks to Justice Ginsburg, the 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C. stated that mental illness was a disability and covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. All governmental agencies, not just the state hospitals, were be required thereafter to make “reasonable accommodations” to move…

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The neuropsychology of binge watching

According to the American Psychological Association, there has been a significant uptick in anxiety disorders over the past five years. There has also been a steady increase in binge watching, including increased rates of subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime streaming, and Disney+. Binge watching and brain functioning go hand-in-hand. Dopamine high Watching episode after…

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