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Pornography use is linked to depression and anxiety — primarily among those who morally disapprove of it

[ad_1] A study published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy suggests that the use of pornography by those in monogamous relationships is not necessarily associated with negative consequences. It seems that the negative consequences of pornography use depend on the consumer’s own moral beliefs about the practice. With pornography becoming more widely accessible, […]

One-third of people in monogamous relationships fantasize about being in some type of open relationship, study suggests

[ad_1] A study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests that fantasies about open relationships are not uncommon among people in monogamous relationships. Consensual nonmonogamous relationships (CNMR) are partnerships that allow members to have more than one sexual or romantic partner at a time. As study author Justin J. Lehmiller relates, there is reason to […]

New study uncovers people’s neuropsychological response to reading Donald Trump’s negative tweets

[ad_1] A new study suggests that engaging with negative content on social media can lead to reduced activation of the prefrontal cortex and impairments in executive functioning. The findings were published in Social and Affective Neuroscience. While it has been established that emotional stimuli can affect cognition, little is known about the neural consequences of […]

Beliefs about sexual orientation linked to voting behavior in the 2016 presidential election

[ad_1] A recent study found that belief in the discreteness, homogeneity, and informativeness of sexual orientation was related to an increased likelihood of being a Republican and of voting for Donald Trump in 2016. The study was published in Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Theorists have considered an array of explanations for President […]

Gay conversion therapy linked to heightened depression and lower resilience in later life

[ad_1] A recent study uncovered heightened depressive symptoms and internalized homophobia in older same-sex attracted men with prior experiences of conversion therapy. The findings were published in The Gerontologist. As study authors Steven Meanley and his fellow researchers point out, homosexual men who are now reaching older adulthood belong to the first generation to navigate […]

People who are high in vulnerable narcissism are more likely to feel shame on a daily basis

[ad_1] A diary study published in the Journal of Research in Personality offers evidence for the role of shame in narcissistic personality, suggesting that those high in vulnerable narcissism experience more shame in everyday life. Previous research has suggested that the occurrence of shame can lead to harmful behaviors in those with narcissistic tendencies. However, […]

Google searches to buy chloroquine spiked by 442% following Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s endorsements of the drug for treating COVID-19

[ad_1] A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that the American public is highly susceptible to endorsements from public leaders regarding unproven COVID-19 drug therapies — even when such drugs have been linked to fatal poisonings. Although no current drug therapies have been proven to be highly effective in the treatment of COVID-19, worry […]

Study finds 50% of British residents show at least some degree of support for conspiracy thinking about COVID-19

[ad_1] A British study published in Psychological Medicine suggests that the endorsement of conspiracy beliefs about COVID-19 may be more widespread than expected. Furthermore, this lack of trust in public health information could be impeding the country’s efforts to slow the spread of the virus. When navigating a public health emergency like the coronavirus pandemic, […]