Do Fitspiration Messages on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

THE “fitspiration” craze sweeping social media does not necessarily inspire people to be fitter and instead can create body image issues and bad moods, Adelaide researchers say. After examining the growing online culture of “fitness inspiration”, they will discuss their findings at a conference on women and physical activity in Adelaide tomorrow. They examined posts… Read More

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Dissociation & Survival Training

Research Paper Title Spontaneous and Deliberate Dissociative States in Military Personnel: Are Such States Helpful? Background This study explored distinctions between spontaneous and deliberate dissociative states in 335 military personnel exposed to stressful survival training. Methods Participants completed the Clinician-Administered Dissociative States Scale (CADSS) after a stressful mock-captivity event. They were also asked to indicate… Read More

Special Forces: Screening & Dissociation, What’s the Link?

Research Paper Title Baseline Dissociation and Prospective Success in Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Background Although dissociation at the time of trauma (peritraumatic dissociation) has been shown to predict the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is not yet known whether the tendency to dissociate under non-stressful circumstances (i.e. at baseline) can also serve… Read More

PTSD: Signs, Symptoms & Special Forces Selection Success

Research Paper Title Baseline Dissociation and Prospective Success in Special Forces Assessment and Selection. Introduction Although dissociation at the time of trauma (peritraumatic dissociation) has been shown to predict the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it is not yet known whether the tendency to dissociate under nonstressful circumstances (i.e., at baseline) can also serve… Read More