The late 1980’s saw the revival of virginity testing in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Legally, virginity testing can be carried out on boys and girls between the ages of 16-18 years. But is the practice a relevant part of African cultural heritage, or a discriminatory infringement of human rights? A new article in the South African Journal of Philosophy explores answers to this question.
On a daily basis we are surrounded with images of appetizing and often unhealthy food on TV adverts, billboards, in magazines, and everywhere we go. With obesity on the rise, this article in Psychology & Health raises questions about constant exposure to food cues and its effect on eating habits. Does it encourage over-indulgence? Are overweight people more vulnerable? The research examines our cognitive processes, our motivators to eat, and the practical implications for the management of dysfunctional eating behaviours.
Forget sun beds, sunbathing, and fake tanning lotions. The secret to a sexy, healthy glow lies in eating your five-a-day, reveals new breakthrough research from Taylor & Francis. A new and innovative study recently published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology sheds new light on the importance of skin colour as a determiner of facial attractiveness. It also shows that carotenoid coloration has the upper hand over melanisation when it comes to the rules of attraction.
During this study in Psychotherapy Research, the authors set out to interpret the content and consequences of client’s dreams about their therapists and vice versa. The analysis reveals some fascinating insights into client and therapist personalities, therapeutic relationships, and the psychotherapy process.