Guns

by Volume 14, Number 4 Perhaps there is no more politically contentious topic in the realm of behavior and health in the United States than gun ownership and firearm-related violence. The most recent advocacy for changes in gun control legislation…

Fatty Comfort

by Volume 14, Number 3 Of the three macronutrients (i.e., carbohydrates, protein, and fat), fat has the most concentrated source of calories. Fat contains approximately 9 calories per gram while the other macronutrients contain 4 calories per gram. Fat is…

Too Hot to Help

by Volume 14, Number 2 “Conservation of Resources” (COR) is a model of stress developed by Stevan Hobfoll, PhD, currently of Rush Medical College in Chicago. The essence of the model is that persons seek to acquire and maintain resources…

In-Group Favoritism

by Volume 14, Number 1 “With Malice Toward None and Charity for Some” is the provocative title of a 2014 article in the American Psychologist, authored by social psychologists Anthony Greenwald, PhD and Thomas Pettigrew, PhD. The thesis of the…

Emotional Diversity

by Volume 13, Number 12 Acute inflammation is an important and essential feature of the immune system’s response to a pathogen (such as an infection) or an injury, and subsequent process of tissue repair and healing. However, chronic inflammation is…