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Memory Replay Prioritizes High-reward Memories

2 hours ago − University of California - Davis
Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforce them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience, published Feb. 11 in the journal Neuron. …
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02-12-16

Memory Replay Prioritizes High-reward Memories

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02-12-16

Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds
p>Female college students are more likely to abandon studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines than their male classmates, and new research from the University of Washington…
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02-12-16

Feeling Older Increases Risk of Hospitalization, Study Says
WASHINGTON -- People who feel older than their peers are more likely to be hospitalized as they age, regardless of their actual age or other demographic factors, according to…
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02-11-16

I Want Her to Want Me: Where Men, Sex And Personality Meet
A man walks into a bar. He thinks the attractive woman smiling at him from across the room wants to have sex with him. True? Or is it all…
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02-11-16

Better Definition Needed for Reasonable Medical Certainty in Child Abuse Cases
Physicians use different definitions of "reasonable medical certainty" when testifying as expert witnesses in child abuse cases. The variability is troubling because it could result in flawed rulings, according…
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02-11-16

Hope for Peace May Be Encouraged by Enemies in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jewish Israelis may feel more hopeful when they hear messages of hope from Palestinians regardless of whether they are portrayed as peace activists or former militia members who had…
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02-11-16

Learning About Struggles of Famous Scientists May Help Students Succeed in Science
WASHINGTON -- High school students may improve their science grades by learning about the personal struggles and failed experiments of great scientists such as Albert Einstein and Marie Curie,…
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02-11-16

What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

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02-12-16

Alliterative Product Promotions Pique Purchasers
New research shows that promotional messages that use alliteration - the phonetic overlap of the beginnings of words - hold a greater appeal for consumers than non-alliterative messages, even…
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02-12-16

When the Boss's Ethical Behavior Breaks Bad

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02-11-16

'Grit' Adds Little to Prediction of Academic Achievement
Personality characteristics - especially conscientiousness - have previously been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However, a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry,…
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02-11-16

Ability to Navigate Between Cultures Is Good for Mexican-American Youth

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02-11-16

Study Sheds Light on Source of Drug Addicts Risk-taking Behavior
A study out today provides new insight into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychopharmacology, show that while…
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02-11-16

UBC-led Study Finds Beliefs About All-knowing Gods Fosters Co-operation
Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods -- a defining feature of religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism -- may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples…
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Psychiatry
Combination Drug Targeting Opioid System May Help Relieve Treatment-resistant Depression

14 hours ago − Massachusetts General Hospital
A clinical trial of an experimental drug for treatment-resistant major depression finds that modulation of the endogenous opioid system may improve the effectiveness of drugs that target the action of serotonin and related monoamine neurotransmitters. In their paper published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a multi-institutional research team reports that adding treatment with ALKS-5461, a medication that combines two drugs with complementary effects on different opioid receptors,…
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Children & Parents
'Grit' Adds Little to Prediction of Academic Achievement

Yesterday − King's College London
Personality characteristics - especially conscientiousness - have previously been shown to have a significant but moderate influence on academic achievement. However, a new study from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, suggests that 'grit', defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, adds little to the prediction of school achievement. …
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Chronic Stress

Social Work Conference Urges Greater 'Father-friendly' Culture


14 days ago − University of Huddersfield
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Alcoholism
Study Finds High Prevalence of Incapacitated Rape among College Women

2 months ago − Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Some 15 percent of women are raped while incapacitated from alcohol or other drug use during their freshman year at college, according to new research. The report, published in the Nov. issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, also helps to offer a clearer idea of which college freshmen are at particular risk of what's known as 'incapacitated rape.' …
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Learning

First-semester GPA a Better Predictor of College Success Than ACT Score


10 days ago − University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Women's Studies, Gender
Male Biology Students Consistently Underestimate Female Peers, Study Finds

14 hours ago − University of Washington
p>Female college students are more likely to abandon studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines than their male classmates, and new research from the University of Washington suggests that those male peers may play a key role in undermining their confidence. …
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Political Behavior

Media Stereotypes Fuel Support for Anti-Muslim Action, New Research Shows


9 days ago − Iowa State University
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Conflict
Hope for Peace May Be Encouraged by Enemies in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Yesterday − Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Jewish Israelis may feel more hopeful when they hear messages of hope from Palestinians regardless of whether they are portrayed as peace activists or former militia members who had attacked Israeli military targets, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. …
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Violence Behaivior

Personal History with Street Gangs Sparks U. of I. Graduate Student's Research


21 days ago − University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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