Category: Volume 14

Celebrity Health Advice

by Volume 14, Number 5 Whether we like it or not, endorsement of a health-related product or process by a celebrity affects consumer behavior, for good or ill. Katie Couric’s televised colonoscopy in 2000 was followed by a subsequent increase…

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…