Militza Rodriguez

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Blood Test That Allegedly Predicts Suicide Risk Only Looks Promising in the Media, Not in Science

For those who have been devastated by suicide, the news was encouraging: Researchers have discovered a simple blood test that can allegedly identify those who might consider taking their own life.<p>"With a test like ours, we may be able to stem suicide rates by identifying those people and …

Making Sense of MTHFR Polymorphisms

Heart attack and stroke. Multiple miscarriages. Chronic migraine headaches. irritable bowel syndrome. Depression. Autism.<p>What do all these common but …

Medicine

DNA Alone Can't Tell Us Who Jack the Ripper Was

Even today, DNA at a crime scene doesn't tell you anything more than that someone's DNA is at the crime scene.<p>A new book published this week claims to have solved one of the greatest murder mysteries from before our time: the identity of Jack the Ripper. In <i>Naming Jack the Ripper</i>, "armchair …

The Link Between MTHFR Gene Mutations and Disease

<i>MTHFR mutation -- changes to a gene that is increasingly linked to various diseases – including thyroid disease – is becoming an increasingly hot and</i> …

My DNA Made Me Do It? How Behavioral Genetics Is Influencing the Justice System

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school, as well as 6 school staffers, his mother, and himself. Within two weeks, the Connecticut Medical Examiner commissioned a group of geneticists to screen Lanza’s DNA.<p>And for what, exactly? Who knows. …

Uzbekistan Is Using Genetic Testing to Find Future Olympians

The country is experimenting with "sports selection at the molecular genetic level."<p>The idea of using genetic testing to spot future world-class athletes has been bandied about for years. Now, Uzbekistan hopes to get a jump on the competition by testing children as young as 10 to determine their …

Replication and reputation: Whose career matters?

©CartoonStock.comSome people are really uncomfortable with the idea that psychology studies should be replicated. The most striking example is Jason …

American Psychological Association Partners with Liaison to Launch a Centralized Application Service

WATERTOWN, Mass., Jun 17, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, today announced that the …

Make it memorable: use psychology to help your job applications stand out

In this difficult market, you need to think about your job search habits and focus yourself on a smarter approach.<p>If you're like most job seekers, you follow a set of routines in looking for work. You check the ads in the newspaper, or in professional journals related to your field. You write a …

The Rise of Biblical Counseling

120<p>SHARES<p>In March 1979, a 24-year-old Californian named Kenneth Nally took an overdose of his antidepressant medication, Elavil, and waited to die. …

Engineering Psychology Job Overview

Engineering psychology is an applied subfield that focuses on improving and adapting technology, equipment, and work environments to enhance human …

A crisis in cultural psychology? Lack of replications, bias & publication pressures

Social psychology is facing an existential crisis. Ype Poortinga and I took the opportunity to examine how cross-cultural psychology fares in …

Human rights, ethical principles, and standards in forensic psychology.

2009 Apr;53(2):126-44. doi: 10.1177/0306624X07313986. Epub 2008 Feb 11.<p>1Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. …

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

The psychology of comedy: where humour and psychosis overlap

"Many people say that comics are psychopaths," says the standup Jason Byrne, who should know what he's talking about after almost two decades in the business. "We put this front on of being a normal person but in our shows we're closer to our actual personality."<p>Which is? "Completely mental."<p>Byrne …

4 Reasons Video Games Are Good For Your Health (According To American Psychological Association)

A new paper in <i>American Psychologist</i>, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, looks at the positive effects of video game play.<p>I’ve already written about the 5 reasons I’m buying my kids a Wii U this holiday season. In a way, this post offers 4 more reasons, emphasizing some …

Is a hormone the key to understanding borderline personality disorder?

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators is reporting on the potential effects of a hormone in …

National Study: Mobile Devices Are Changing Parenting, Childhood, And Family Values

A national study from the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University sheds light on the ways digital technologies have changed parenting practices in the United States. I read through the study, wondering how my parenting strategies measure up to the average.<p>The week my oldest …