Psychology & Psychiatry

Anxiety motivates bystanders to intervene in bullying

Many school pupils are in daily contact with bullying—as victims, bullies or witnesses. We know that the reactions of people around them are very significant, but what determines whether or not other pupils come to the ...

Health

Teen pot use could mean less success as adult

Teenage pot use can hamper a kid's future chances of landing a good job with a large salary, mainly by interfering with his or her education, a new study of twins has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Achievement and escapism can lead to online video game addiction

As online video games increase in popularity—particularly with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to stay home—some players are becoming addicted as they seek feelings of achievement and escape, according to new research ...

Vaccination

Londoners receiving AstraZeneca jab dismiss fears

Londoners receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday dismissed concerns about its potential risks, after several countries suspended its use due to fears about blood clots.

Pediatrics

Parental HPV vaccine hesitancy increased during 2012 to 2018

(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2018, there was an increase in the proportion of unvaccinated adolescents who received a recommendation for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, but parental HPV vaccine hesitancy also increased, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What motivates changing behaviors during COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make some pretty interesting decisions like buying in bulk, wearing face masks and physically distancing from other people.

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Motivation

Motivation is the internal condition that activates behavior and gives it direction; energizes and directs goal-oriented behavior. The term is generally used for human motivation but, theoretically, it can be used to describe the causes for animal behavior as well. This article refers to human motivation. According to various theories, motivation may be rooted in the basic need to minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure, or it may include specific needs such as eating and resting, or a desired object, hobby, goal, state of being, ideal, or it may be attributed to less-apparent reasons such as altruism, morality, or avoiding mortality.

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