Is Military Service a Factor in Weight Perceptions & Weight Loss Attempts?

Research Paper Title Weight Perceptions and Weight Loss Attempts: Military Service Matters. Background People who do not perceive themselves as overweight or obese are less likely to use weight loss treatments. However, little is known about weight perceptions and their association with weight loss attempts among people who have served in the military. They represent… Read More


Perception, Strategy & Distance…

“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known for… Read More

Does Seeking Advice Boost Perceptions of Competence?

Research Paper Title Smart People Ask for (My) Advice: Seeking Advice Boosts Perceptions of Competence. Background Although individuals can derive substantial benefits from exchanging information and ideas, many individuals are reluctant to seek advice from others. The researchers find that people are reticent to seek advice for fear of appearing incompetent. This fear, however, is misplaced. The researchers… Read More

Soldiers & Anger: Linking Utility & Perception

Research Paper Title Can Anger Be Helpful?: Soldier Perceptions of the Utility of Anger. Background Studies have found that soldiers returning from combat deployment report elevated levels of anger and aggression. The present study examined the perception that anger was helpful in performing occupationally related duties and whether this perception was associated with mental health… Read More

Comparing the Personality Traits & Perception of Müller-Lyer Illusion in Male Chinese Military Soldiers & University Students

Research Paper Title Personality Traits and Perception of Müller-Lyer Illusion in Male Chinese Military Soldiers and University Students. Background In military personnel, performance such as gun-shooting precision relies on factors such as the ability to resist visual illusion, and this misperception of visual stimulus might be linked with sensation seeking related personality. Methods The researchers… Read More

Linking Self-Stigma, Veteran Culture & Nursing Care

Research Paper Title Self-Stigma and Veteran Culture. Abstract Self-stigma is a salient concept in mental health care. Consequences of self-stigma include increased morbidity and decreased engagement with the health care system. Cultural factors may affect self-stigma and its consequences. This article utilises the Giger and Davidhizar transcultural assessment model to explore veteran culture and self-stigma.… Read More