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Study Finds Facebook Popularity Hampers Fundraising Efforts

3 days ago − University of Warwick
People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of connections, research by an economist at the University of Warwick has found. Professor Kimberley Scharf analysed data from JustGiving.com and found a negative correlation between the size of a group and the amount of money given by each donor - with the average contribution by each person dropping by two pence for…
• Overweight Teens Lose Weight for the Right Reasons, Study Shows − 3 days ago
• Could Playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' And Other Music Improve Kids' Brains? − 3 days ago
• Store Remodelling Benefits Bottom Line − 3 days ago
• Stress May Increase Desire for Reward but Not Pleasure, Research Finds − 3 days ago
• Oregon Study Links Physical Violence, Stress Hormone in Women − 3 days ago
• Guilt Complex − 3 days ago
• The Psychology of Gift-giving And Receiving − 4 days ago
• Fast-food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders − 4 days ago
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08-08-13

Our Brains Can (unconsciously) Save Us from Temptation

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12-23-14

Study Finds Facebook Popularity Hampers Fundraising Efforts

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12-23-14
Overweight Teens Lose Weight for the Right Reasons, Study Shows
Most heavy teens' attempts to lose weight don't work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their…
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12-23-14
Store Remodelling Benefits Bottom Line
Retail sales increase by nearly 50 per cent when shops are upgraded, according to new research. Researchers from Monash University's Department of Marketing looked at the effect on…
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10-30-14
Toddlers Copy Their Peers to Fit In, but Apes Don't
From the playground to the board room, people often follow, or conform, to the behavior of those around them as a way of fitting in. New research shows that…
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12-23-14
Stress May Increase Desire for Reward but Not Pleasure, Research Finds
WASHINGTON - Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great lengths to satisfy an urge for a drink or sweets, but you're not likely to enjoy the indulgence…
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01-27-12
Mind over Matter: Patients' Perceptions of Illness Make a Difference
Whenever we fall ill, there are many different factors that come together to influence the course of our illness. Additional medical conditions, stress levels, and social support all have…
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12-23-14
Oregon Study Links Physical Violence, Stress Hormone in Women
EUGENE, Ore. -- Dec. 22, 2014 -- A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the…
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12-23-14
Could Playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' And Other Music Improve Kids' Brains?
Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical…
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04-02-12

Sweden's Largest Facebook Study: A Survey of 1,000 Swedish Facebook Users

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12-23-14
Guilt Complex
Some people hate to disappoint--and you should definitely get them on your team. It turns out individuals who are highly prone to feel guilty for disappointing their co-workers are…
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12-20-14
Helping Parents Understand Infant Sleep Patterns
Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their…
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09-23-14
Note to Young Men: Fat Doesn't Pay
Men who are already obese as teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 percent less than their peers of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund…
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03-10-14
Some Characteristics Increase the Likelihood of Getting Married And Living Together
CORAL GABLES, FL (March 10, 2014) -- When it comes to romantic relationships, attributes such as health, kindness, and social status have been shown to be important qualities in…
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Psychiatry

New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function And Brain Injury


10 days ago − NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
• Study Finds Cardiorespiratory Fitness Improves Memory among Older Adults − 3 days ago
• Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety And Serotonin Transmission − 7 days ago
• Health Coaching Paired with Gym Membership Works Best for Obese People with Mental Illness − 9 days ago
• Cocaine, Amphetamine Users More Likely to Take Their Own Lives − 10 days ago
• Identifying Brain Variations to Predict Patient Response to Surgery for OCD − 3 days ago
• Obese Children's Brains More Responsive to Sugar − 15 days ago
 
Children & Parents
Could Playing Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' And Other Music Improve Kids' Brains?

3 days ago − University of Vermont
Children who play the violin or study piano could be learning more than just Mozart. A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety. Their research is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. …
• Fast-food Consumption Linked to Lower Test Score Gains in 8th Graders − 4 days ago
• Neuroscientists Identify Brain Mechanisms That Predict Generosity in Children − 7 days ago
• Helping Parents Understand Infant Sleep Patterns − 7 days ago
• What Makes Kids Generous? Neuroscience Has Some Answers − 7 days ago
• The Quality of Parent-infant Relationships And Early Childhood Shyness Predict Teen Anxiety − 8 days ago
• Subtle but Important Memory Function Affected by Preterm Birth − 8 days ago
 
Chronic Stress
Stress May Increase Desire for Reward but Not Pleasure, Research Finds

3 days ago − American Psychological Association
WASHINGTON - Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great lengths to satisfy an urge for a drink or sweets, but you're not likely to enjoy the indulgence any more than someone who is not stressed and has the same treat just for pleasure, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. …
• Oregon Study Links Physical Violence, Stress Hormone in Women − 3 days ago
• Helping Parents Understand Infant Sleep Patterns − 7 days ago
• Expectant Fathers Experience Prenatal Hormone Changes − 8 days ago
• Domestic Abuse May Affect Children in Womb − 10 days ago
• Rekindling Marriage After Combat Deployment − 11 days ago
• Weighing in on the Role of Mindfulness in Slimming Down − 15 days ago
 
Alcoholism
Chronic Alcohol Intake Can Damage White Matter Pathways Across the Entire Brain

1 months ago − Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Chronic misuse of alcohol results in measurable damage to the brain. Chronic drinking may be particularly damaging to the integrity of frontal white matter tracts, which can interfere with cognitive and inhibitory control that, in turn, is important to achieve and maintain abstinence. A new study has used high-resolution structural magnetic resonance (MR) scans to determine the brain's regional vulnerability to chronic alcohol abuse, finding that abstinent alcoholics have…
• Mindfulness Protects Adults' Health from the Impacts of Childhood Adversity − 3 months ago
• Study Finds Less Domestic Violence among Married Couples Who Smoke Pot − 4 months ago
• What Drives a Child to Abuse Alcohol? − 5 months ago
• Effects of Alcohol in Young Binge Drinkers Predicts Future Alcoholism − 7 months ago
• Public Perceive Alcohol Adverts Breach Regulatory Code, Research Finds − 7 months ago
• Despite Lower Levels of Drinking, African-Americans Encounter More Problems − 10 months ago
 
Learning

Cake Or Carrots? Timing May Decide What You'll Nosh On


11 days ago − California Institute of Technology
• Naming People And Objects in Baby's First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later − 10 days ago
• Alcohol Blackouts: Not a Joke − 10 days ago
• Subtle but Important Memory Function Affected by Preterm Birth − 8 days ago
• Anyone Who Is Good at German Learns English Better − 16 days ago
• Distraction, If Consistent, Does Not Hinder Learning − 17 days ago
 
Women's Studies, Gender
Oregon Study Links Physical Violence, Stress Hormone in Women

3 days ago − University of Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. -- Dec. 22, 2014 -- A new study links physical violence against women by male partners to a disruption of a key steroid hormone that opens the door potentially to a variety of negative health effects. …
• Family Criticizing Your Weight? You Might Add More Pounds − 7 days ago
• Expectant Fathers Experience Prenatal Hormone Changes − 8 days ago
• US Children Are Safer, Better-educated, And Fatter − 10 days ago
• Alcohol Blackouts: Not a Joke − 10 days ago
• Domestic Abuse May Affect Children in Womb − 10 days ago
 
Political Behavior
Political Extremists May Be Less Susceptible to Common Cognitive Bias

10 days ago − Association for Psychological Science
People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. …
• Current Practices in Reporting on Behavioural Genetics Can Mislead the Public − 11 days ago
• Left Wing 'Armchair Socialists' More Physically Active Than Political Centrists − 14 days ago
• As Gay Marriage Gains Voter Acceptance, UCLA-Columbia Study Illuminates a Possible Reason − 15 days ago
• Affluence, Not Political Complexity, Explains the Rise of Moralizing World Religions − 15 days ago
• High Level Engagement in Comment Sections Can Curb Internet Trolling − 18 days ago
 
Conflict

Televised Medical Talk Shows: Health Education Or Entertainment?


7 days ago − University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
• Are You Genetically Predisposed to Antisocial Behavior? − 11 days ago
• Experience with Family Verbal Conflict as a Child Can Help in Stressful Situations as an Adult − 1 months ago
• Education Empowers Canadians but Raises Risks of Overwork And Work-family Stress − 1 months ago
• For Women, Job Authority Adds to Depression Symptoms − 1 months ago
• Job Authority Increases Depression Symptoms in Women, Decreases Them in Men − 1 months ago
 
Violence Behaivior

Domestic Abuse May Affect Children in Womb


10 days ago − Michigan State University
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• Severely Mentally Ill Criminals: Who Goes to Prison And Who Goes to Psych Institutions? − 9 days ago
• Oregon Study Links Physical Violence, Stress Hormone in Women − 3 days ago
• 22.7% of Pregnant Women Suffer Intimate Partner Violence − 14 days ago
• Chicago Summer Jobs Program for High School Students Dramatically Reduces Youth Violence − 22 days ago
 
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